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June 9, 2008 Board Meeting Minutes
TOWN OF LAMARTINE DRAFT
Board Meeting Minutes
June 9, 2008
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 and Treasurer Greg Michels were also in attendance at this meeting. Clerk, Jill Randall was absent.
Frank led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Frank called for any corrections or additions in the May Town Board Meeting minutes. Mike made a motion seconded by Bruce to accept the minutes as presented. Motion carried 3-0.
Frank called for any corrections or additions in the May 22, 2008 Special Town Meeting minutes. Frank moved to approve the minutes as presented. Bruce seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.
Frank then called for a motion to approve the May 28, 2008 Public Hearing and Special Town Board Meeting minutes. Mike seconded by Bruce moved to approve the minutes as presented. Motion carried 3-0.
Frank called for the May Treasurer’s report. Treasurer Greg Michels read the report aloud with an ending balance on 5-31-2008 of $ 545,137.29. Mike seconded by Frank made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s report as given. Motion carried 3-0.
Pete Braun stated that he liked all the information being on the Town Website.
Mike asked that the Town consider withdrawal of membership from East Central WI Regional Plan Commission. The Board will discuss the Town’s membership at a special meeting to be held at approximately 6:30 Pm immediately following the Road Bid Opening meeting being held June 16, 2008 at 6:00 Pm.
REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS:
1. Road Report—Frank reported that one more culvert was discovered washed out from rain on Hillcrest Road near CTH T. A problem is being looked into at the Sales residence driveway; a culvert may need to be installed and the ditch dugout in the future.
B. Report on purchasing a new Town truck and Special Town Meeting May 22, 2008 at 6:30 Pm to seek approval from the electors to spend over the approved highway budget in order for the Town to purchase a new patrol truck—Frank reported that the Town Electors voted to grant permission to exceed the highway budget to purchase a new plow truck to replace the 1995 Ford Truck. The estimated cost of the new truck is $130,790.00. The Town will take out a loan for $90,000.00 and the remainder of the funds will come from the Town money market. The truck estimated delivery date is December 1, 2008.
C. Update on Cemetery/Veterans Memorial Committee Meeting 5/19/08—Greg reported that the Veterans Memorial fund is at 57.5% ($31,637.54) of its goal. The committee is beginning to make plans for the September brat fry. He also reported that there was a cremation burial at the Anderson Cemetery.
D. Report on the Animal Siting Ordinance Meeting with Plan Commission & Eric from ECWRPC to review the Attorneys changes to the Finding of Fact Doc.—June 4, 2008 @ 7:00 Pm—Frank reported that at the June 4, 2008 meeting the Plan Commission voted 4-0 to accept the Animal Siting Ordinance and maps as is and recommend that the Town Board have the Town Attorney review it. The Town Board agreed to follow the PC recommendation and forward the Ordinance and maps to the Town Attorney.
E. Report on Town Gravel Road Discontinuance Pubic Hearings & Special Town Board Mtg—May 28, 2008 at 6:30 Pm where the Town Board took action on the proposed discontinuances of the following roads:
Giebel Drive, Hagemann Road, Marggi Road, Orvis Drive and Pucker Road. Frank reported that at the May 28,
2008 Road Discontinuance meeting the Town Board voted 3-0 on each of the five (5) roads listed above to
discontinue these town roads and return them to the property owner. The attorney is completing this process.
F. Report on Smart Growth Meeting with the Town Plan Commission—May 21, 2008 at 6:30 Pm—The PC looked over consultant proposals to offer a recommendation to the Town Board—This agenda item was held until a representative from Martenson & Eisele arrives.
G. Article Deadline Date for next Town Newsletter is June 15, 2008—Frank announced that articles for the next town newsletter were due on June 15, 2008.
H. Road Bid Opening—June 16, 2008 @ the Lamartine Municipal Building Mtg Room—6:30 Pm. The public is welcome to attend.
F. Report on Smart Growth Meeting with the Town Plan Commission—May 21, 2008 at 6:30 Pm—The PC looked over consultant proposals to offer a recommendation to the Town Board—Warren Utecht from Martenson & Eisele, Inc. was now in attendance at the meeting so the Board announced that they would now address this item. Mr. Utecht explained that it would take about a year to complete a smart growth plan for the town. He encouraged the Town Board members attend the meetings with the Plan Commission and that there would be approximately six meetings to get the plan done. Martenson & Eisele do not want to conduct a survey, but, will send post cards to the town residents asking for public participation. They will look at the town Land Use Plan. The Board would like to choose a date that the Plan Commission will hold their first kick off meeting to begin the Plan process. Greg reported that the Plan Commission at the May 21, 2008 voted 4-0 to recommend to the Town Board to hire Martenson & Eisele to complete the Town’s Smart Growth Plan on their own for $23,500. Mike made a motion that the Town hires Martenson & Eisele. Bruce seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.
A. Appointment of new two year terms for the Board of Appeals (BOA) members beginning second Monday in June 2008—Discussion took place regarding staggering the terms of the BOA members. Roger Searl and J.P. Braun will hold three (3) year terms (June 2008 to June 2011). Greg Michels and Mike Pittler will hold two (2) year terms (June 2008 to June 2010). Bud Guenther will hold a one (1) year term (June 2008 to June 2009). Frank moved to approve the BOA members and the new terms as listed above. Frank Bartzen noted that Greg Michels to would again be appointed to serve as the Board of Appeals Chairman. The Alternate (BOA) Members will stay at a two year term (June 2008 to June 2010) and if an alternate is appointed to take over a regular members position they will assume the term of the member they are replacing. Mike seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.
A. Seeking new contracts / proposals for Assessor position—Mike made a motion that the Town advertise for proposals to hire an assessor for a multi-year contract for two to three years. Bruce seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0. The ad will be put in the WI Towns Association monthly newsletter.
B. Discussion / decision regarding blacktopping of Thomaswood Trail—The Town Board will allow the developer to put the first coat of black top on Thomaswood Trail.
C. Approval of the 2008-2009 Liquor Licenses and Operators Licenses
1. New Operator’s Licenses for Melissa Sina—The Background check showed no offenses against Melissa Sina. Bruce moved to approve Melissa Sina for an operator’s license. Frank seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.
2. Renewal of Liquor Licenses—Mike stepped down from voting on this issue. Frank moved seconded by Bruce to approve the Liquor License Applications for the 2008-2009 licensing year for Lori’s Bar & Grill, Rascals Bar, Wescot Sportsman’s Club and Lakeshore Bowhunter’s Club. Motion carried 2-0.
3. Renewal of Operator’s Licenses—Mike stepped down from voting on this issue. Frank made a motion to approve the 2008-2009 Operator’s License Renewal Applications. Bruce seconded the motion. Motion carried 2-0.
Approving the monthly vouchers and checks—Mike seconded by Bruce moved to approve the monthly vouchers as presented. Motion carried 3-0.
Frank made a motion seconded by Mike to give permission to the Treasurer and Clerk to pay the Visa bill when it arrives in the mail. Motion carried 3-0.
With no further business to discuss Mike seconded by Bruce made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried 3-0. The meeting adjourned at 9:15 Pm.
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