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March 13, 2006 Board of Supervisors Monthly Meeting
LAMARTINE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
March 13, 2006
LAMARTINE MUNICIPAL BUILDING MEETING ROOM
With all notices having been properly posted, Ed Montsma, Chairman called the March meeting to order at the Lamartine Municipal Building Meeting Room at 7:30 Pm.
Supervisors Mike Suprenand and Frank Bartzen were also in attendance at this meeting.
Ed led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Ed asked for any corrections or additions in the February Board Meeting minutes. Frank seconded by Mike made a motion to approve the February Minutes as presented. Motion carried 3-0.
Ed asked for the February Treasurer’s report. Treasurer Greg Michels read the report aloud noting that the fire truck was sold for $5000. He reported an ending balance of $525,039.52. Mike seconded by Frank made the motion to approve the treasurer’s report as presented. Motion carried 3-0.
Mike Suprenand explained that at the April 4th election the town electors would be asked to vote on an advisory referendum question regarding the town going from a three-person board to a five person board. He further explained that in a town with a population over 2500 the town electors could vote on this at the annual town meeting, but with the town population being under 2500 the Town Board has to make that decision. Mike asked that everyone spread the word to vote on April 4th and give his or her opinion on this advisory referendum.
Mike also stated that with Rollie and Janet Pinno in attendance at this meeting he wanted to take this opportunity to thank them publicly for their donation of a new shelter at the town’s new park.
Hensel/Schultz Rezoning request to rezone 2.5 acres of land from Agricultural to Residential— This property is located on Priepke Road between W8379 and W8399 in the Town of Lamartine. More particularly described as: Part of the NE ¼ of the NW ¼ and part of the SE ¼ of the NW ¼ of Section 10, T. 15N., R. 16E., Town of Lamartine Fond du Lac County—Plan Commission Chairman Jim Reitzner reported that the Plan Commission voted to table this rezoning recommendation until next month to give the petitioners some time to gather further information regarding this property. (Please see the Public Hearing Minutes of the Hensel/Schultz rezoning request dated March 13, 2006). Frank made a motion that the Hensel/Schultz rezoning be tabled for 30-days or until the time they have this information. Mike seconded the motion. Discussion took place regarding this rezoning. Ed called for a vote explaining that a YES vote would mean the rezoning would be tabled and a NO vote would mean that the rezoning would not be tabled. Let the record show that three paper ballot votes were cast with the following results: Ed—YES, Mike—YES, and Frank—YES. Motion carried 3-0. This rezoning decision will be tabled until the April Town Board Meeting. (April 10, 2006)
Pinno Rezoning request to rezone approx. 7 acres from Agricultural to Residential—This property is located on the Northeast corner of Fairview Road and Orchard Road in the Town of Lamartine. More particularly described as: Section 28 T15N R16E W ½ SE ¼ SW ¼ (V931-451) Town of Lamartine, Fond du Lac
County—Plan Commission Chairman Jim Reitzner reported that the Plan Commission voted 4-1 to recommend that the Town Board deny this rezoning request. (Please see the Public Hearing Minutes of the Pinno rezoning request dated March 13, 2006). Attorney Madden spoke regarding the rezoning. He respectfully requested that the Town Board override the Plan Commissions recommendation. Discussion took place regarding this rezoning request. Mike made a motion to deny this rezoning request. Ed seconded the motion. Ed called for a vote explaining that a YES vote would mean the rezoning would be denied and a NO vote would mean the rezoning would be approved. Let the record show that three paper ballot votes were cast with the following results: Ed—YES, Mike—YES, and Frank—YES. Motion carried 3-0 to deny this rezoning request to rezone approx. 7 acres from Agricultural to Residential.
The following reasons were stated for denying this rezoning. 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 voting to deny this rezoning) #4, #5, #6, #7, and #8. Remarks in Bold italics are Board member comments.
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. This rezoning would have affects on wild life and recreational use of the adjacent land.
5. The potential for conflict with remaining agricultural uses in the area. Currently a large dairy spreads manure across the road in their nutrient management program.
6. The need of the proposed development location in an agricultural area.
7. The availability of alternative locations. There are adequate alternate sites in the township for sale for building sites: Hickory Heights, Fairview Estates, Woodland Estates, along with the Lauer property and other residential areas.
8. The productivity of the agricultural lands involved. This land is highly productive soil with an MOB rating of 86.
9. The location of the proposed development to minimize the amount of agricultural land converted.
This rezoning does not fit with the towns current future land use plan and the Plan Commission recommended that this rezoning be denied.
Motion to destroy ballots was made by Mike and seconded by Frank. Motion carried 3-0.
REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS:
1. Road Report
1. 2006 Routine Bridge Inspection—Bridge inspection will take place this year for approx. $180.00 per bridge.
2. Review of Road Supervisor’s 2005 Timesheet detailing hours spent on specific tasks—Ed met with Rich to review the detail hours spent on each specific task of his job. Discussion took place regarding the mower tractor, and long-range equipment plan.
B. Property Clean up Updates
1. Treptow Property—N6345 Hillcrest Road—This property continues to be non-compliant with the Town/County Junk Vehicle Ordinance—Mike made a motion seconded by Frank to send a letter to County Code Enforcement to look into to this violation.
C. Set meeting date for the Town Road/Driveway Committee to meet—A meeting date was set for April 18, 2006 at 7:30 Pm at the Lamartine Municipal Building Mtg Room.
D. Report on WTA patriotic plaques—Frank reported that these plaques are only available thru the individual in the Minnesota Towns’ Association, so we will have to find out price and availability from him.
E. Update on Special Town Board Informational Meeting regarding East Lamartine Drive held 2/27/06—The Board met with the residents from this area regarding the options available to fix East Lamartine Drive. More will be discussed on this subject during new business.
F. Update on the Ordinance Committee Mtg held 2-23-2006. The Ordinance Committee has met twice. Decisions are being made regarding what town ordinances will be kept, what new ordinances are needed for the town etc. The next Ordinance Committee Mtg will be held on March 27, 2006 @ 6:30 Pm.
G. Update on upcoming Community Clean Up Day—April 29, 2006—Mike reported that the cleanup day is set for April 29th. There is no rain date. The plan is the same as last year. Anyone interested in participating in the clean up can call Mike Suprenand at 923-5987.
H. Update Plan Commission Meeting @ N Fond du Lac held 3-7-06—Ed reported that he along with Plan Commission members, Chris Newton and Tom Kramer attended the meeting in N Fond du Lac. The
meeting was very informative. Discussion took place regarding smart growth and the towns need to consider joining with the Village and Town of Oakfield to work together on smart growth. Ed further informed the board on the benefits of the town possibly joining the East Central Planning Commission. More will be discussed on this issue in the future. Ed will schedule a representative from the East Central Planning Commission to give a 15-minute presentation at the Annual Town Meeting on April 11th.
I. WI Livestock Siting Rule Workshop—Inform the clerk if you would like to attend.
A. Discussion/decision regarding a policy for dealing with bad checks—Frank made a motion that the Town charges a fee of $35.00 for bad checks issued to the Town. Mike seconded this motion. Motion carried 3-0.
B. Approval to issue an operators license for Erin Bergen and Cinnamon De Boer—The clerk reported that a background check done on Bergen and De Boer resulted in no criminal background. Mike made the motion seconded by Frank that the Board approves both people to be issued an operators license.
C. Discussion/decision on East Lamartine Drive roadwork—Discussion took place regarding East Lamartine Drive roadwork and the possibility of doing nothing with the project until the 2007 season. The Board would like to look into milling off the layers of asphalt and then rubbilizing the old concrete and then adding gravel and asphalting the road. There is not enough budgeted in the 2006 budget to redo this road how it really should be done, so the Board proposed putting this off one year and spending the money allotted for this project on doing Forest Avenue Road one mile west of Townline Road instead.
D. The chairman and clerk signed the Certified Survey Map (CSM) for the Bradwin Property on January 23, 2006. Frank seconded by Mike made a motion to accept the Bradwin property CSM that was signed 1-23-06. Motion carried 3-0.
E. Discussion/decision regarding the well at the Seven Mile Creek Park—The Board discussed abandoning the well at the park. A motion was made by Mike and seconded by Frank to close the well at the park. Motion carried 3-0.
F. Discussion regarding the three town posting boards—The Clerk explained that the three posting boards are getting old and in need of repairing or replacing. Greg will talk to Ron Rymer about making a new board. Randy Kuike though maybe he or another town resident would be interested in making one also. The board at the townhall will be repainted and new cork will be installed.
Approving the monthly vouchers and checks—Frank made a motion to approve the vouchers. Mike seconded this motion. Motion carried 3-0.
With no further business to discuss, Frank seconded by Mike made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried 3-0.
Jill Randall, Clerk
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