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July 8, 2019 July Town Board Meeting MInutes
TOWN OF LAMARTINE DRAFT
Board Meeting Minutes
July 8, 2019
With all notices having been properly posted, Frank Bartzen, Chairman called the July meeting to order at the Lamartine Municipal Building Meeting Room (LMBMR) at 7:00 pm. Also present at this meeting were Supervisors; Randy Kuik and Travis Kloetzke, Treasurer Greg Michels and Clerk; Jill Randall. Please see meeting sign in sheet for other attendees.
Pledge of allegiance was recited.
Approval of Minutes from Previous Meeting(s)
June Board Meeting Minutes (6/10/2019) – Randy seconded by Travis moved to approve the June Town Board meeting minutes as presented. Motion carried 3-0.
Treasurer’s Report – Greg read the June Treasurer’s report aloud. The ending balance as of 6/30/2019 was $ 587,381.71. Frank move to accept the Treasurer’s report as presented. Motion seconded by Randy. Motion carried 3-0.
REPORTS & COMMUNICATIONS
a. Road Report— Frank reported that the ditch mower is down and is in the shop for welding. If the weld doesn’t work, a new part will be needed for approximately $1400.00. Justin has been mowing grass, spraying Wild Parsnip and other weeds. He will be putting more gravel in the open culvert spots if the Scott Construction crew is not going to be in the township soon to do blacktopping. Frank informed the board that he got a phone call from Rich Buteyn asking if the board wanted to hire him to do the mowing part time for the town this summer. Discussion took place with the board feeling that Frank should notify Rich that the town did not currently need regular part time help. If and when Justin felt that he needed help he would offer the work to the part time plow drivers first.
i. Culvert Permit Report - None
b. Monthly Building Permit Report- Frank read the building permits issued for May and June aloud.
c. Update on State Trust Fund Loan paperwork -The paperwork was submitted and approved for the town to borrow $100,000.00 to purchase a new plow truck. The town will submit the “Request for Loan Disbursement” when funds are needed to purchase the truck.
d. Update on Steak Fry – Greg reported that the fire department made about the same amount as last year on the steak fry, about $8200.00. It was a successful event!
a. Update on DOT Funding for Road and Culvert flood damage – The county graded both Jones and Foss Roads they are nice roads now. The funding paperwork will be completed and submitted for reimbursement.
b. Nelson Road Culvert concern – Discussion took place regarding this culvert. The board agreed that a survey of the culvert area / ditch should be done to see if there is something that should be corrected.
a. Discussion – Town Attorney Advises Ordinance “Ability to Regulate Short Term Rental Properties (Airbnb & VRBO) Travis moved that the town works with our attorney Matt Parmentier and other interested townships to develop an ordinance to address these issues. Randy seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.
c. Board Action—Picnic License Application (Kloetzke Family Fund Raiser) Randy seconded by Frank moved to approve granting a picnic license to “Friends of Evelyn” for a benefit to be held August 10th when the completed application is filed in the Clerk’s office and required fees paid. Let the record show that Travis abstained from voting on this matter. Motion carried 2-0.
d. Board Action –Temporary Weight Restrictions on Forest Avenue & other town roads due to Hwy 23 reconstruction. Travis moved seconded by Randy to approve Frank and Justin posting weight limits on Forest Avenue from County C to Townline Road and Fisher Road from Forest Avenue to State Road 23 and any other road that may have heavy traffic due to the closing of Hwy 23.
e. Board Action – New Operator License Application for Harold Haney -The Clerk reported that nothing was found on the background check for this applicant. Randy moved seconded by Travis to grant an operator’s license to Harold Haney. Motion carried 3-0.
Approving the monthly vouchers and checks – Randy moved that the checks and vouchers be approved as presented and also grant permission to the clerk and treasurer to pay US Bank Visa bill and Nolan Insurance annual premium (after Frank and Joe meet to discuss the insurance with Mike Nolan). Travis seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.
Adjournment – Randy seconded by Frank moved to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried 3-0 and the meeting adjourned at
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