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July 9, 2007 Town Board Meeting Minutes
TOWN OF LAMARTINE
Town Board Meeting Minutes
Dated: July 9, 2007
With all notices having been properly posted, Frank Bartzen, Chairman called the July meeting to order at the Lamartine Municipal Building Meeting Room at 7:30 Pm.
Supervisors Mike Suprenand and Bruce Rhode, Treasurer Greg Michels and Clerk Jill Randall were also in attendance at this meeting.
Frank led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Frank then called for any corrections or additions in the June Board Meeting minutes. Mike made a motion seconded by Bruce to approve the June minutes as presented.
Motion carried 3-0.
Frank asked Greg to give the June Treasurer’s report. The Treasurer’s report was read aloud. The ending balance as of 6-30-07 is $476,232.09. Bruce made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s report as presented. Mike seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.
CITIZEN CONCERNS: Mike reported that he had been contacted by a town resident interested in donating a grill to the Seven Mile Creek Park. They will also put up the grill and cement it in. The clerk will contact the Park Committee and inquire if the Committee would like to call a meeting or attend the August Town Board meeting and discuss at that time the placement of the grill at the park.
ROAD BID OPENING
Frank stated that the Town received one sealed bid from Scott Construction.
The bid was opened. The Town had requested bids for seven (7) possible roadwork projects they would like to have done this summer.
**Please see attached bid specifications for more detail/information. (Attachment “A”).
Discussion took place regarding other road projects such as ditching, patching etc. that the town may also need to complete this summer. Mike made a motion to approve the total bid of $90,266.00 from Scott Construction for Cold Mix Wedging and Hot Oil Seal Coating with all materials and work as per the Town of Lamartine Specifications. Bruce seconded this motion. Motion carried 3-0. John Delmore from Scott Construction reported that the road work would begin the end of July.
7. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS:
1. Road Report—Frank reported that Rich was working on replacing culverts. Discussion took place regarding a culvert on Nelson Road that would most likely need to be replaced next year. Pete Braun will look into submitting a request to the state for grant funds to help pay for the upgrade / repair of East Lamartine Drive. Pete will report on his findings at the August Town Board meeting.
B. Property Clean up Updates
1. Schmitz Property—W8251 Hwy 23—Work continues on the clean up of the property. The Board will monitor the clean up.
2. Roehl Property—N5602 Fairview Road—Clean up continues at this property. The Board will continue to monitor this clean up.
C. Update on Cemetery/Veterans Memorial Committee Meeting 6/12/07—Greg reported that he was unable to attend this meeting but he understood that the committee was continuing to gather prices for lighting etc. A BRAT FRY IS SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 15TH AT THE LAMARTINE MUNICIPAL BUILDING MEETING ROOM 10:30 Am to 3:00 Pm. All proceed will go to the Veteran’s Memorial Fund. The Brat Fry will be held rain or shine!
D. Update on Town Ordinance Committee Progress on suggested changes to the ordinance—Frank reported that he had spoke with Attorney John St. Peter about the changes the Ordinance Committee had requested him to make. The Ordinance Committee will meet with Attorney St. Peter on Thursday, July 19, 2007 at 6:30 Pm to discuss these changes. The meeting will be held at the Lamartine Municipal Building.
E. Update on EMSAC—No report.
F. Meeting date for final review of the Animal Siting Ordinance before sending it to DATCP for review. The Town Plan Commission and Eric Fowle with the ECRWPC will meet on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 at 7:00 Pm at the Lamartine Municipal Building Meeting Room. Public is Welcome to Attend.
G. Update on the relocation of the Posting Board at Knaus Cheese—The posting board has been moved from its previous location. The posting board is now hung directly on to the east side of the Knaus Cheese building facing CTH C. There is now plenty of room to drive up and read the board.
8. OLD BUSINESS:
9. NEW BUSINESS:
A. Discussion / decision regarding the Town Insurance Policy with Rural Mutual and quotes from other agencies—The Town has received the insurance quote from Rural Mutual and is in the process of getting a quote from Nolan Insurance. The Board will call a special Town Board Meeting to decide which insurance carrier to go with when all quotes are received.
B. Discussion / decision regarding the Town Gravel Roads/driveways and if the Town should consider using a different attorney on this issue—Discussion took place regarding the research etc. that the Town has had done to consider turning some of the Town gravel roads/driveways back to the property owners. Frank will speak with Attorney John St. Peter to see if he would be willing to take this matter over for the town and schedule a date to meet to go over the information the town has already gathered. Mike made a motion to switch this project from Attorney Sharpe to Attorney St Peter. Frank seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0. A letter will be drafted to Attorney Sharpe notifying him to discontinue work on this project and return the files to the Town.
10. Approving the monthly vouchers and checks—Mike made a motion to approve the monthly vouchers and give permission to the clerk to pay the US Bank Visa bill and the invoice from Jacob Surveying. Bruce seconded the motion. Motion carried. 3-0.
11. Adjournment—With no further business, Frank made a motion seconded by Mike to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried. 3-0.
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