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June 10, 2013 June Town Board Meeting Minutes
TOWN OF LAMARTINE
Board Meeting Minutes
Minutes Dated: June 10, 2013
With all notices having been properly posted, Frank Bartzen, Chairman called the June meeting to order at the Lamartine Municipal Building Meeting Room at the new starting time of 7:00 Pm.
Supervisors Mike Suprenand and Bruce Rhode, Clerk, Jill Randall and Treasurer, Greg Michels were also in attendance.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Frank called for any corrections or additions in the May Board Meeting minutes. Mike seconded by Bruce moved to approve the May Board meeting minutes. Motion carried 3-0.
Frank asked Greg to read the Treasurer’s report. The ending balance as of 5-31-13 is $471,875.70. Bruce seconded by Mike moved to approve the May Treasurer’s report as presented. Motion carried 3-0.
REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS:
A. Road Report—Frank reported that the culvert work is complete on Palmer & Nelson Roads. Road damage reported to law enforcement. $750.00 in damages. Party damaging the road will pay for the damage. FdL County will grade some of the town gravel roads. They will be doing Hageman, Heimerck and Crescent. Rich has done some of the gravel roads with the blade on the tractor and they turned out ok.
a. Grader Update—The County is willing to do the grader repairs, which will save the town some money and updates on the repairs will be easier to get.
B. Report on Annual Town Meeting concern of garbage/recyclables in town ditches due to hauler not closing trucks up after picking up the refuse—The clerk spoke with a representative from Advanced Disposal regarding trash in the ditches. Advanced will speak to their drivers but, would like all the people in the township to remember to use garbage bags for all their garbage and recyclables.
C. Reminder: Newsletter articles are due to Patti or Jill by July 1st.
A. Discussion re: Search for new Public Depository for township—Greg reported that he has spoke with American Bank, Hometown Bank and US Bank which is the towns’ current financial institution, to see what they had to offer the town for interest. After much discussion, Mike moved seconded by Bruce that the Town switches banks and goes to Hometown Bank. Motion carried 3-0.
B. Appointment of Board of Appeals Members (Two-year term June 2013 to June 2015); Terms end June 2013 for J. Peter Braun, Roger Searl, Harold Guenther. Frank reported that all three BOA members were willing to be reappointed for another two year term. Bruce moved seconded by Mike to reappoint Braun, Searl and Guenther as regular members to the Board of Appeals for the June 2013 to June 2015 term. Motion carried 3-0.
A. Addressing May Board Meeting Citizen Concern regarding school bus going down / turning around at the end of Clark Road—Frank spoke with the bus company regarding this issue. The bus company has no rule that they can’t back the bus up etc. The bus company also noted that they have no kids to pick up on this road. Frank will speak with the gentleman that raised this concern.
B. Board Action – Plan Commission recommendation from June 3, 2013 Public Hearing to rezone 53 non conforming parcels of land—The clerk reported that at the June 3, 2013 Public Hearing the Plan Commission voted 5-0 to recommend that the Town Board moves forward with the rezoning of these non conforming parcels of land as stated on the “Listing of Parcels Proposed for Rezoning”. (Attachment “A” to these minutes) Mike moved seconded by Frank to rezone these properties (53) parcels according to the Plan Commission recommendation. Motion carried 3-0.
C. Board Action – Approval of a Temporary Operator license for Stan Dietsche (Steak Fry). Mike moved seconded by Bruce to approve a temporary operator license for Stan Dietsche. Motion carried 3-0.
D. Board Action—Approval of the 2013-2014 Liquor Licenses and Operators Licenses
1. New Operator’s Licenses—Mike seconded by Bruce moved to approve new operators licenses to Jason Ebling, Kyle Kunsman and Megan Sesing-Gomall. Motion carried 3-0.
2. Renewal of Liquor Licenses—Mike abstained from voting on Liquor License issuing.
a. Lori’s Bar & Grill—Taxes are delinquent on this property. The Town has an ordinance that requires all taxes be paid in full before any licenses, permits etc. are issued. Frank moved that the Town issues Lori’s Bar & Grill a liquor license for 90-days (July 1 – Sept. 30) and see where she is on paying off her taxes at that time. At the end of 90-days the Board will look at the licensing issue again. Also the Board will require a report from Lori’s Bar at the August and September Board meetings as to what has been paid off on the outstanding taxes. Bruce seconded the motion. Motion carried 2-0.
b. Bruce moved to approve issuing liquor licenses to Tap Whatever, Lakeshore Bowhunters and Wescot Sportsman’s Club contingent on receiving copies of current seller’s permits. Also approve a cigarette license for Tap Whatever. Frank seconded the motion. Motion carried 2-0.
3. Renewal of Operator’s Licenses—Frank seconded by Bruce moved to renew the operator’s licenses for the 2013-2014 licensing year. Motion carried 2-0
Approving the monthly vouchers and checks—Bruce seconded by Frank moved to approve the vouchers as presented. Motion carried 3-0.
Adjournment—Mike moved seconded by Bruce to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried 3-0 and the meeting adjourned at 8:20 Pm.
Town of Lamartine
Included with these minutes: Attendance Sign in Sheet
Listing of Parcels (53) Proposed for Rezoning – Final Version – Attachment “A”
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