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March 10, 2008 Board Meeting Minutes

TOWN OF LAMARTINE DRAFT
Board Meeting Minutes
March 10, 2008


With all notices having been properly posted, Frank Bartzen, Chairman called the March 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 called for any corrections or additions in the February Town Board Meeting minutes. Mike made a motion seconded by Bruce to accept the minutes as presented. Motion carried 3-0.

Frank called for the February Treasurer’s report. Treasurer Greg Michels read the report aloud with an ending balance on 2-29-2008 of $ 635,521.73. Bruce seconded by Mike moved to accept the Treasurer’s report as given. Motion carried 3-0.

Citizen Concerns:

Henry Schneider inquired as to Pete Michels being informed as to building permits not being issued for “maintenance” type repairs and if this information could be placed in the newsletter. Frank said he had spoke with Pete a little about this and yes the town would address this in the next Town Newsletter.

David Jacob asked if the newly drafted Town Subdivision Ordinance was now in affect. Frank stated that it was now adopted and would be enforced.

REZONING DECISION

Greg & Carol Collien request to rezone approximately one (1) acres of land from Agricultural to Residential for one of their children to construct a home. The property is located south adjacent to W5469 Wonser Road in the Town of Lamartine, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin. More particularly described as being:

A one acre parcel from the following legal description of twenty acres: S25 T15N R16E N ½ NW ¼ SW ¼ Exc CSM #2310-12-68 & EXC COM 660.84’ S & 380.18’ E of NW COR SW ¼ TH N87*12’ 15”E 931.50’ S 60.13’ W930.17’ to BEG Town of Lamartine, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.

Plan Commission (PC) Vice Chairman, Dean Birschbach reported that the PC voted 5-0 at a public hearing regarding this rezoning, held earlier this same evening to recommend to the Town Board that this rezoning request be granted.

Discussion took place regarding this rezoning.

Frank made the motion seconded by Mike that the Board accept the Plan Commissions recommendation and approve the Collien rezoning request. He then called for a ballot vote stating that a YES vote would mean the rezoning would be granted and a NO vote would mean the rezoning would be denied. Let the record show that three paper ballots were cast with the following results: Frank—YES, Mike—YES and Bruce—NO. The Town Board voted 2-1 to approve the rezoning request to rezone one (1) acre of land from Agriculture to Residential. The following reasons were stated for approving this rezoning request.

From the Town of Lamartine Zoning Ordinance, Dated June 8, 1998, Pages 27 and 28.

70.6 Standards for Rezoning (These Standards for Rezoning are listed in their entirety. The highlighted items are those given by the Town Board as reasons for approving this request) #1, #2, #3, #4, and #7, #8 & #9.

1. Adequate public facilities to serve the development are present or will be provided.
2. Provision of these facilities will not be unreasonable burden to local government.
3. The land is suitable for development.
4. Development will not cause unreasonable air and water pollution, soil erosion or adverse effects on rare or irreplaceable natural areas.
5. The potential for conflict with remaining agricultural uses in the area.
6. The need of the proposed development location in an agricultural area.
7. The availability of alternative locations
8. The productivity of the agricultural lands involved.
9. The location of the proposed development to minimize the amount of agricultural land converted

The Board also stated that the Plan Commissions recommendation and Sam Tobias’ opinion were factors in their decision to grant this rezoning.

NOTE: For more information regarding this rezoning please see the COLLIEN REZONING Minutes dated, March 10, 2008.

REZONING DECISION

Rejesh Gupta request to rezone approximately thirty-six (36) acres of land from Agricultural to Residential for creation of a residential development. The property is located at the south east corner of the intersection of State Highway 23 and Fisher Road in the Town of Lamartine, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin. More particularly described as being:

Parcel I.D. No. T12-15-16-11-09-001-00 described as the NE ¼ of the SW ¼ of Section 11, Town 15 North, Range 16 East, excepting CSM No. 2912, V. 15, P. 171 and excepting lands lying within the right-of-way of State Highway 23. Town of Lamartine, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.

Plan Commission (PC) Vice Chairman, Dean Birschbach reported that the PC voted 5-0 at a public hearing regarding this rezoning, held earlier this same evening to recommend to the Town Board that this rezoning request be denied.

Discussion took place regarding this rezoning.

Bruce made the motion seconded by Mike that the Board rejects this request to rezone thirty-six (36) acres from Agricultural to Residential. Frank then called for a ballot vote stating that a YES vote would mean the rezoning would be denied and a NO vote would mean the rezoning would be granted. Let the record show that three paper ballots were cast with the following results: Frank—YES, Mike—YES and Bruce—YES. The Town Board voted 3-0 to deny the rezoning request to rezone thirty-six (36) acres of land from Agriculture to Residential. The following reasons were stated for denying this rezoning request.

From the Town of Lamartine Zoning Ordinance, Dated June 8, 1998, Pages 27 and 28.

70.6 Standards for Rezoning (These Standards for Rezoning are listed in their entirety. The highlighted items are those given by the Town Board as reasons for approving this request) #3, #5, #6, #7, and #8.

1. Adequate public facilities to serve the development are present or will be provided.
2. Provision of these facilities will not be unreasonable burden to local government.
3. The land is suitable for development.
4. Development will not cause unreasonable air and water pollution, soil erosion or adverse effects on rare or irreplaceable natural areas.
5. The potential for conflict with remaining agricultural uses in the area.
6. The need of the proposed development location in an agricultural area.
7. The availability of alternative locations
8. The productivity of the agricultural lands involved.
9. The location of the proposed development to minimize the amount of agricultural land converted

The Board also stated that the Plan Commissions recommendation and Sam Tobias’ opinion were factors in their decision to grant this rezoning.

NOTE: For more information regarding this rezoning please see the GUPTA REZONING Minutes dated. March 10, 2008.

Mike seconded by Bruce, made a motion to destroy ballots. Motion carried 3-0.

REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS:

1. Road Report—Frank reported that with the bad winter the roads & culverts need to be watched. He spoke with John Delmore from Scott Construction and he said the cost of road work is up in the air with the fuel costs. Discussion then took place regarding the road supervisor’s request for the board to consider paying his health insurance premiums increase of nearly $100.00 per month. Mike made a motion that the town pays the insurance increase. Bruce seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

B. Update on Cemetery/Veterans Memorial Committee Meeting 2/25/08—Greg reported that the Veteran Memorial fund is about 47% of what is needed to complete this project. The committee has planned two brat fries (May 3, 2008 & September 20, 2008) veteran’s names will be available for review at the brat fry. The next meeting will be held on 3/24/08.

C. Animal Siting Ordinance Meeting with ECWRPC and the Town Plan Commission (PC) held on 2/25/08. The Town PC voted to recommend to the Town Board to proceed with the newly drafted Animal Siting Ordinance. The Board will have the Town Attorney take a look at the ordinance and get his approval before moving forward.

D. Update on the meeting with the UW Extension and the Town Plan Commission regarding the Extensions help in completing the Smart Growth Plan—Frank explained that the UW Extension could help with public participation, surveys etc. while the Town completes the Smart Growth Plan. The Extension is willing to work with any consultant the Town decides to hire to do the Smart Growth Plan. Frank will get some more estimates.

E. Update on the Town Gravel Road/Driveways—Frank spoke with Attorney St. Peter regarding the gravel roads that would be the first ones the Town should begin returning to the property owners. St. Peter will get the information packet regarding these roads back to the Town in the next couple of weeks. There will have to be a public hearing held for each one of these gravel roads.

F. Update on EMSAC Meeting—Frank reported that there is a new ten year agreement that pretty much remains the same. The contract expiration date has changed from July 1 to January 1. All municipalities were added as insured. Everything seems to be going well.

G. Report on the February Presidential Preference Election held 2/19/08—The Clerk reported that 453 town residents voted at this election. Eleven of the voters voted by absentee ballot. Following are the election results: Democrat Presidential Preference Votes—Dennis Kucinich—1 , Hillary Clinton—119, Joe Biden—0, Mike Gravel—0, Chris Dodd—0, Barack Obama—155, John Edward—2, Bill Richardson—0, Uninstructed Delegation—0, Write In—0. Republican Presidential Preference Votes—Duncan Hunter—0, Fred Thompson—0, Tom Tancredo—0, Mitt Romney—3, Ron Paul—2, Mike Huckabee—81, John McCain—87, Rudy Giuliani—1, Uninstructed Delegation—0, Write In—0.

OLD BUSINESS:

A. Update on Ladoga Cemetery Association dissolving and the request for the town to take it over—Greg and Jill met on February 26, 2008 with Scott VandeBerg and others interested in creating a new Ladoga Cemetery Association. The meeting was to answer any questions they had regarding running the association. The group decided that they would begin an association to care for the Ladoga Cemetery. The Town will not need to take the care of the cemetery over. The Town will bill the association for the 2007 lawn cutting fees that were paid by the town in absence of having anyone authorized to sign checks for the Association.

B. Discussion / decision on increasing the amount the Town charges for the Rezoning Administration Fee—Discussion took place regarding Rezoning Administration fees and what other area municipalities are charging. The Town currently charges a $50.00 fee and requires the petitioner to pay each Plan Commission member $15.00 as well as pay for the class II publication fee. Mike made a motion that the Town increases the Rezoning Administration Fee to $300.00 which would include the class II publication fee. The Plan Commission fee would be increased to $25.00 and would continue to be paid to each Plan Commission member by the petitioner.

NEW BUSINESS:

A. County Highway Y improvements—Frank explained that the County is considering upgrades such as curb, gutter and storm sewer on CTH Y. The work would begin where they left off with the curb and gutter by the bridge and continue 300-feet past A to Z Hydraulics, around the corner on CTH Y and end within 200-feet of Orchard Road. This is not a sure thing yet. If the County gets the funding they will proceed.

B. Discussion/Approval for the Town Board to pay off the Fire Truck loan early—Discussion took place regarding the fire truck loan. $11,000 is owed on the truck; if it is paid off early $1000 in interest will be saved. Mike made a motion to pay off the fire truck loan. Bruce seconded the motion.

Motion carried 3-0.

C. Request from Town resident that the Town investigates having a 1 time per year bulky waste pick up—The Board will get a cost estimate from Veolia and this item will be placed on the agenda for the Annual Town Meeting the second Tuesday in April.

Approving of the monthly vouchers and checks. Mike seconded by Bruce moved to approve the monthly vouchers and give permission to the clerk and the treasurer to pay the Fire Departments 1st contract payment, the US Bank Visa payment when the statement comes and pay the Lottery Credit payments due before the next monthly board meeting. 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 and the meeting adjourned at 8:45 Pm.



Respectfully Submitted,

Town of Lamartine



Jill Randall

Municipal Clerk



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