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June 11, 2012 June Town Board Meeting Minutes

Town Board Meeting
Minutes Dated: June 11, 2012

With all notices having been properly posted, Frank Bartzen, Chairman called the June meeting to order at the Lamartine Municipal Building Meeting Room (LMBMR) at 7:30 Pm. Supervisors Mike Suprenand and Bruce Rhode, Treasurer Greg Michels and Clerk Jill Randall also attended this meeting.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Frank called for any corrections or additions in the May Board Meeting minutes.
¬Mike seconded by Bruce made a motion to approve the May Board meeting minutes as presented.
Motion carried 3-0.

Frank then called for any corrections or additions in the 1st Meeting of the Board of Review (Meeting to Adjourn to a Later Date). Mike moved seconded by Frank to approve the 1st Meeting of the Board of Review minutes. Motion carried 3-0. Please see Reports and Communications “E” for more information.

Greg read the May Treasurer’s report. The ending balance as of 5/31/2012 is $470,026.97. Bruce seconded by Mike moved to approve the Treasurer’s report as presented. Motion carried 3-0.

Citizen Concerns:
Members of the public commented on the following topics:
• Curtis Gray, W7643 West Lane addressed trouble with a culvert on West Lane & STH 23—This item will be put on the July Town Board Meeting agenda

A. Road Report—Frank reported recent changes in the Sign Reflectivity laws and effective dates, Rich has nearly completed the entire second pass on the road side mowing. The first two inches of blacktop will be layed on Treptow Lane this fall. Fenner Road cul de sac excavation - project cost estimates. Board would like to publish a request for bids on this project. Asking for separate numbers on each element of the project.
B. Newsletter for June / July 2012—Greg and Jill explained that they would like the Board to reconsider having a full newsletter for July as there is information that needs to be gotten to the town residents. The Board agreed. Newsletter articles will be due on June 22nd to the Clerk or to the Newsletter Editor Patti Rhode.

With the time being 8:00 PM, Frank announced that the Board would now open road bids – Road Bid Opening—The Clerk announced that the town received two bids for the 1.49 miles of Forest Avenue Road to pulverizing existing asphalt pavement, grade & compact existing base and lay 2-1/2 inch asphalt pavement. Both Bids were opened and found to be complete. Bid results are as follows: NE Asphalt $151,860.03 (Hot Mix) and Scott Construction $159,695.00 (Cold Mix). Both bids contained roughly the same tonnage of material. This is a TRIP Project and either hot or cold mix is allowed. Bruce moved seconded by Mike to award this project to NE Asphalt for $151,860.03 for work described above to be completed on Forest Avenue Road. Motion carried 3-0.

C. Update on meeting held May 22, 2012 regarding Well Water Sampling results for Town Residents & an overall view of the Towns’ well water: Frank reported that some of the Towns’ water was found to be high in Nitrates and Arsenic. A few wells came back with high bacteria. Anyone interested in sampling their well should contact Fond du Lac County UW Extension at 920-929-3173 for further information.
D. Results of June 5, 2012 Election—The Clerk read the June 5, 2012 Recall Election results. 918 town residents voted at this election. At close of polls on June 5th there were six outstanding absentee ballots. The Municipal Board of Canvass met on Monday, June 11, 2012 at 8:45 Am at the LMBMR to process two outstanding absentee ballots received by the deadline of 4:00 Pm on the Friday after the election (6/8/12). The final election results are as follows:

Governor Walker 629 Lt Governor Kleefisch 621
Barrett 285 Mitchell 276
Hari Trivedi 3 Write In 0
Write In 0

Please note the official election results are filed with these minutes as Attachment A.

E. Board of Review – The first meeting of the Board of Review was held Monday, May 21, 2012 at 6:00 Pm for the purpose of calling the Board of Review into session during the thirty day period beginning on the 2nd Monday of May, pursuant to Sec.70.47(1) of Wis. Statutes. Due to the fact the assessment roll was not complete at this time, the Board of Review adjourned until the 5th day of September, 2012 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Lamartine Municipal Building Meeting Room. Board needs to decide if Sept. 5, 2012 works to hold the BOR. If not, a new date must be scheduled. –Frank reported that the first meeting of the Board of Review was called to order and adjourned to September 5th from 6:00 to 8:00 Pm. Due to conflicting schedules on this date the Board of Review will meet at 6:00 Pm on September 5, 2012 to adjourn to September 13, 2012 to hold the Board of Review from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Lamartine Municipal Building Meeting Room. Please watch for further postings and publications as to the final date and time for Open Book of the Assessment Roll and the Board of Review.

A. Discussion / decision Approval and Signing of a Certified Survey Map (CSM) for the Kintzler/Hintz Property—The CSM for the Kintzler/Hintz property was presented. All previous concerns of the Town Board that the driveway easement be recorded prior to the town approving this CSM have been resolved. Mike seconded by Bruce moved to approve the Kintzler CSM. Motion carried 3-0.
B. Action by the Board to Reappoint Board of Appeals members with terms to expire in June – Greg Michels, Randy Kuik, Sandy Karst & Paul Dercks. Mike moved seconded by Bruce to reappoint Michels, Kuik, Karst & Dercks to the Board of Appeals for a two-year term beginning this seconded Monday in June 2012 to the seconded Monday in June 2014. Motion carried 3-0.
C. Action by the Board to Reappoint the Veterans Memorial / Cemetery Committee for a two-year term—Bruce made a motion seconded by Frank to approve the reappointment of Ed Monstma, Irma Palmer, Lisa Haser, Al Morin, Butch Heider, Greg Michels and Mike Suprenand to the Veterans Memorial / Cemetery Committee. Mike abstained from voting as he is a member of this committee. Motion carried 2-0.
A. Discussion / decision Re: Adoption of a Wind Energy System Ordinance—Mike moved seconded by Bruce to approve the Wind Energy System Ordinance. Motion carried 3-0.
B. Discussion / decision Adopting a Resolution to conduct an Annual Dog Count – Frank read the “Resolution to Conduct an Annual Dog Count #D-61112 aloud. This resolution allows the Town Constable to conduct an annual dog count after the first of April to assure that all Town residents comply with the law that all dogs over the age of five months are licensed by the town by April 1st each year. See Attachment “B” for a copy of this resolution.
C. Discussion / decision Re: Land swap between the Lamartine Cemetery and the Town of Lamartine—This item was tabled until the Town receives the legal description of this strip of land to be deeded from the Town to the Lamartine to the Lamartine Cemetery to provide land so a buffer exists between Lincoln Avenue Road and three unmarked graves at the cemetery.
D. Board Action—Approval of the 2012-2013 Liquor Licenses and Operators Licenses
1. New Operator’s License
a. Madonna Jo Brenner—The Clerk reported that nothing was found on a background check for Madonna Jo Brenner. Mike seconded by Bruce moved to approve an operator’s license for Brenner. Motion carried 3-0.
2. Renewal of Liquor Licenses
a. Lori’s Bar & Grill
b. Rascals Bar
c. Wescot Sportsman’s Club
d. Lakeshore Bowhunters Club
Bruce seconded by Frank moved to approve liquor licenses being issued to: Lori’s Bar & Grill, Rascals Bar, Wescot Sportsman’s Club and Lakeshore Bowhunter’s Club provided all the proper paperwork is filed with the Clerk’s office. Motion carried 2-0. Please note that Mike abstained from voting on this issue.
3. Renewal of Operator’s Licenses-- Renewal of Operator’s Licenses—Frank moved seconded by Bruce to approve the operator license renewal applications for Lori’s Bar & Grill— Jim Kopf, Karen Kopf, Stephanie Fischer, Susan Goding, Jessica Suprenand, Sarah Godshall, Angela Jacob and Paul Deaver; Rascals Bar-- Kari Schlefke, Jacqueline Rymer, Robin Schneiter, Kaelyn Wonser and Samantha Albrecht; Wescot Sportsman’s Club—Gary Zivkovich, Michael Lemke, Stacey Warner, Marcia Evenson, Dale Pierce, Eugene Newton, Robert Raab, Debra Raab and Sue Kleinschmidt; and Bowhunters-- Donald Buerger, David Sabel, and Robert Jacobs. Motion carried 2-0. Please note that Mike abstained from voting on this matter.

Approving the monthly vouchers and checks—Mike seconded by Frank moved to approve payment of the vouchers presented. Motion carried 3-0.

Adjournment—With no further business to discuss, Bruce seconded by Mike made a motion to adjourn. Motion carried 3-0 and the meeting adjourned at 8:50 Pm.

Respectfully Submitted,
Town of Lamartine

Jill Randall
Municipal Clerk

Included with these minutes: Attendance Sign in Sheet
Attachment “A” – June 5, 2012 Official Election Results
Attachment “B”— Resolution Authorizing an Annual Dog Count #D-61112


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