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June 8, 2009 Town Board Meeting Minutes
TOWN OF LAMARTINE DRAFT
Board Meeting Minutes
June 8, 2009
With all notices having been properly posted, Frank Bartzen, Chairman called the June 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 present at this meeting. There were 8 people signed in on the meeting attendance roll.
Frank led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Frank then called for any corrections or additions in the May Board Meeting minutes. Bruce made a motion seconded by Mike to approve the May minutes as presented. Motion carried 3-0.
Frank asked Greg to give the May Treasurer’s report. The ending balance as of 5-31-09 is $475,306.27. Mike moved to approve the Treasurer’s report as presented. Motion was seconded by Bruce. Motion carried 3-0.
REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS:
A. Road Report—Frank reported that Rich has started the roadside mowing, graveling and grading. Rich and Frank have reviewed the road project list for this summer’s road projects. Road bids will be opened at a special town board meeting on Tuesday, June 16 at 6:30 Pm at the Lamartine Municipal Building Meeting Room (LMBMR)
B. Update on Cemetery/Veterans Memorial Committee Dedication held 5/25/2009—Greg reported that the dedication of the veteran’s memorial went beautiful. The weather, the amount of people that attended and the parade were all great. They ran out of hamburgers at the lunch, but planning food for this kind of lunch is really difficult. There were two tables of donated desserts, which were all eaten. Cash donations towards the lunch paid for the food with $400 to $500 extra. Greg stated that he and committee have received a lot of positive feedback regarding the dedication. He thanked all for everything. The committee will have a wrap up meeting on June 22nd. Greg asked the board if they wanted the committee to continue to be in charge of the memorial maintenance. Bruce offered a big thank you Greg and the Veterans Memorial Committee and the Town Residents and the ladies that spread dirt and planted flowers, for all they have done as this memorial will be here for the life of the Town, for our children and he felt it had changed the Town in a positive way.
C. Update on Fond du Lac CTY Y Reconstruction—the project is moving forward the project bids were opened and a general contractor has been chosen. There is some question as to an Indian burial ground in the road right of way. The county is looking into it.
D. Update on the Comprehensive (Smart Growth) Plan Progress—Public Hearing will be held July 21, 2009 @ 7:00 PM at the Lamartine Municipal Building Meeting Room
E. Report on Board of Review— Held 6:00 to 8:00 Pm 5/19/09—Frank reported that no one came to the Board of Review to object to their property assessment.
F. Newsletter Articles due by June 15, 2009—Frank reminded everyone to have their newsletter articles in by the due date.
G. Update on Animal Siting Ordinance Progress—The Town received a draft of the Animal Siting Ordinance from Eric Fowle. Everything is at a stand still until the comprehensive plan is completed.
A. Update on placement of a culvert on Towne Road by St. Stephens Church—Frank reported that the town looked at the culvert on Towne Road. The Town at this time is not going to rip out the box culvert. The town will look in the catch basin and see what is going on with that. One of the neighbors that Frank spoke with is not happy with the idea of placing a sump in front of his house. Mike Ott and Josh Hiemstra spoke on behalf of St Stephens Church. They would like the town to assure them that some engineering or something will be done to take care of the churches water problems. They realize it will not be done this year. Frank stated that the cost of engineering this project would be $2500 to $3000 for the catch basin if it needs work. Frank agreed that the town will look at the project this summer and into the fall and check out all the alternatives and budget something at the fall budget workshop. Frank will let Mike and Josh know when the Rich sets up the catch basin inspection.
B. Update on culvert problems on Michels Drive & Hillcrest Road—Frank reported that both of these culvert projects have been completed by the property owners.
C. Re-appointment of Board of Appeals member Bud Guenther—term ends the second Monday in June 2009—Mike moved to reappoint Harold “Bud” Guenther for another two year term to the Board of Appeals. Bruce seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.
A. Discussion / decision regarding placement of clothing collection boxes in the township—Frank referred to an email correspondence received by the town from Craig Teela of U’SAGain. The email dated May 29, 2009 stated that U’SAGain is a clothing recycler that has been working with many local governments to reduce the amount of textiles ending up in the landfills. This organization places collection boxes at locations chosen by the municipality. They maintain the boxes and keep the area clean. They will pay the town $20 to $40 per ton of clothing paid quarterly. Discussion took place. The board felt that the township was not large enough to really support this type of collection. They thought that everyone should continue to support the local Goodwill, St Vincent and the Salvation Army. This topic died due to further discussion.
B. Approval of the 2009-2010 Liquor Licenses and Operators Licenses
1. The Clerk listed all the applicants for renewal operator’s licenses and the applicants for new operator’s licenses as follows—New Applicants: Janice Streeter, Gary Zivkovich, Michael Lemke, Stephen Lemke, Stacey Warner, Thomas Heise, Marcia Evenson and Rob Vande Zande. The Clerk reported that all the new applicants had a background check completed and none had any listings for alcohol related offenses. The Clerk further stated that all had beverage course completion certificates with the exception of Rob Vande Zande. Renewal Applicants: Eugene Newton, Dale Pierce, Robert Jacobs, David Sabel, Donald Buerger, Christopher Streeter, Jim & Karen Kopf, Stephanie Fischer, Susan Goding, Jamie Osbourne, Paul Deaver, Sue Kleinschmidt, Cinnamon Burk, Theresa Conger, Randy Wirkus, Stephany Kiser, Jennifer Supple, Tara Robinson and Penny Schneider. Mike seconded by Bruce moved to approve licensing of the applicants for operator’s licenses, with Rob VandeZande’s, licenses being contingent on producing his beverage course certificate of completion. Motion carried 3-0.
2. Renewal of Liquor Licenses—Mike abstained from voting on this agenda item. Bruce moved that liquor licenses be renewed for Lori’s Bar & Grill, Rascals Bar, Wescot Sportsmans Club and Lakeshore Bowhunters Club with Wescot’s Sportsmans Club’s licensing being contingent on showing a current copy of their seller’s permit. Motion carried 2-0.
C. Discussion / decision regarding US Fish & Wildlife payment being distributed to County, Schools and State—The Clerk and Treasurer explained that the town receives a payment in lieu of taxes each year from the Fish & Wildlife Services. This money has always been retained by the town. The last year or two the county has been inquiring why the town does not distribute the funds received to the county as is done with DNR land payments in lieu of taxes. The Town of Oakfield distributes their Fish & Wildlife payment to the county and the schools. The Town of Waupun like the Town of Lamartine does not distribute their Fish & Wildlife payment. Many emails, phone conversations and internet research have taken place in an effort to discern how the Fish & Wildlife Service (Refuge Refund Sharing) by law must be handled. Mike moved that the town contact the Fish & Wildlife Service and request a letter stating what the town by law has to do with the annual payment received, as well as checking with the WI Towns Association attorney for their opinion regarding these payments. Bruce seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.
Approving the monthly vouchers and checks—Mike seconded by Bruce made a motion to approve the checks and vouchers as presented and to give permission to the clerk and treasurer to pay Shirley Wahl the remainder of $75.00 of her security deposit check. Motion carried 3-0.
With no further business to discuss, Mike seconded by Frank made a motion to adjourn. Motion carried 3-0 and the meeting adjourned at 8:34 Pm.
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