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May 8, 2006 Supervisors Monthly Meeting

May 8, 2006
7:30 PM

With all notices having been properly posted, Ed Montsma, Chairman called the May 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 April Board Meeting minutes. Mike noted a correction in the April minutes under Frieler Rezoning Decision the vote approving the rezoning was incorrectly stated. The correct vote was as follows: Ed—YES, Mike—NO . Frank seconded by Mike made a motion to approve the April Board Meeting Minutes as corrected. Motion carried 3-0.

Ed called for the April Treasurer’s report. Treasurer Greg Michels read the report aloud. He reported an ending balance of $466,444.76 as of 4-30-06. Mike seconded by Frank made the motion to accept the treasurer’s report as presented. Motion carried 3-0.


Helen Haney asked if anyone from the Town had a chance to look at the water drainage ditch by their field. Ed stated that he had Road Supervisor Rich Buteyn look at it and he reported that it looked fine on Forest Ave Road. Helen said that the area she is referring to is on Nelson Road. Ed will talk to Rich about checking this out. Roger Grade inquired as to what could be done about the garbage/recyclables flying out of the trucks and being left to line the ditches on Hwy 23. The Clerk will call Onyx Services and see if they will do a letter to the Town residents as they had offered to do at one time and explain to the residents that if the garbage or the recyclables are not in bags they will not be picked up. The Town will also address this issue again in the newsletter.


Zietlow Rezoning request to rezone 1.45 acres of land from Agricultural to Residential— This property is located near N6994 Giebel Road in the Town of Lamartine. More particularly described as: SW ¼ of the SW ¼ of Section 5, T. 15 N., R. 16 E., Town of Lamartine Fond du Lac County—Plan Commission Chairman Jim Reitzner reported that the Plan Commission voted unanimously to recommend to the town board that this rezoning be granted. (Please see the Public Hearing Minutes of the Zietlow rezoning request dated May 8, 2006). Discussion took place regarding this rezoning. Frank made a motion that the Board approves the Zietlow rezoning request. Mike seconded the motion. Ed explained that a YES vote would mean that the rezoning would be granted and a NO vote would mean the rezoning would be denied. Let the record show that three paper ballot votes were cast with the following results: Ed—YES, Mike—YES, and Frank—YES. Motion carried unanimously.

The town board voted to grant this rezoning request to rezone 1.45 acres of land from Agriculture to Residential.

Frank made a motion to destroy the ballots. Mike seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

The following reasons were stated for granting 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 recommending the granting of this request) #1, #2, #3, #4, #8, and #9. 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.
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. Soils are poor with a rating of 62.
9. The location of the proposed development to minimize the amount of agricultural land converted.


1. Road Report—Ed explained that the Town had received the Salt Cooperative Agreement with Fond du Lac County, for the purchase of salt for this next winter. Mike made a motion that the Town enter into a cooperative agreement to purchase salt from the county for this next season. Frank seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0. Ed announced that Scott Construction and Northeast Asphalt would be getting the roadwork specifications to the Town soon so the clerk could get the road bid request published in the Reporter. Discussion took place on what road work the Town will do this summer.

B. Property Clean up Updates

1. Treptow Property—N6345 Hillcrest Road—This property remains in the hands of FdL County Code Enforcement and the Town has not heard anything from the County regarding this clean up.

C. Open Book of the Assessment Roll will be held by the Assessor on Friday, May 19, 2006 from 1:00 Pm to 8:00 Pm @ the Lamartine Municipal Building Meeting Room.

D. Board of Review—Board of Review has been scheduled for Wednesday, June 7, 2006 at the Lamartine Municipal Building Meeting Room from 6:00 Pm to 8:00 Pm (Please Note: To appear at the Board of Review you MUST complete an “OBJECTION TO ASSESSMENT FORM” and file it with the Clerk. Forms are available at the Open Book for Assessment or by calling the Clerk at 906-3683 or 960-7835.

E. Update on the Town Road/Driveway Committee Mtg Held April 19, 2006—The Committee Members decided to hire Guaranty Title company for approximately $400.00 to do a title search on the Town Road/Driveways to see who actually owns the property etc. The Town Road/Driveway Committee will meet again after the title company has researched this information.

F. Update on Community Clean up Day—April 29, 2006—Mike reported that the day was a huge success with approximately 100 people participating. Mike thanked all who participated in the clean up and mentioned a special thank you to the following individuals or businesses that made donations.

Kanus Cheese—Brats, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and cheese trays

Lyle Birschbach—Water, Soda, Buns and Condiments

Greg Michels—Bags and Cooked food for the meal

Pete and Delores Braun—Bags and Phone Calls

Frank Bartzen—Grills and Charcoal

Alto Coop—Milk

Waste Management—safety vests

Onyx Services—Dumpster

Mike also announced that the flags were put up in the village. He offered a thank you to the following people and/ or organizations for their donation to the project.

Pinno Construction-Rollie Pinno for the use of the sky lift to put the flags up

Roger Schlefke for putting the flags up

Ken Birschbach for making brackets to hold the flags

Al and Peggy Cleland for a cash donation

Shirley Krueger (NMB) for the donation of 25 flags

Mike also thanked Bruce and Patti Rhode for donating a picnic table for the new shelter at the Seven Mile Creek Park.

G. Update on the Park Committee Meeting held April 24, 2006—Harold Birschbach reported that the Park Committee did some leveling, picked up stones, seeded and the grass is now growing. They discusssed buying some garbage cans for use at the park.

H. Update on the Building Committee Meeting held May 4, 2006—Greg reported that the committee met to do a walk through of the building and grounds and discuss several other issues. During the walk through the committee noted that the outside entrance railings need painting and the light on the firehouse door stays on all the time. The committee will look at purchasing a new telescope type flagpole to replace the current one that was damaged and is now weak. Discussion took place regarding the south wall in the hall and what could be done to repair and keep the paint from peeling and getting scraped off by tables, chairs and garbage cans. The committee decided that the loose paint will be scraped off and then the wall will be primed and painted. Wainscoting will be installed on the lower half of the wall and a chair rail will be installed at the top of the wainscoting. Taping decorations and such will no longer be permitted on the dry walled walls. A tack strip may be installed as a place to attach decorations without marking the wall. The wall work will not be done until October or November.

Construction of the new building sign will be started in the next six weeks or so.

The epoxy coating for the firehouse floor has been taken out of the budget due to the cost. If anyone has any ideas on how the floor in the firehouse can be more easily cleaned please let Greg know.

Mike made a motion that the town board accept the building committees recommendations and give them the go ahead to complete these projects and repairs. Frank seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

I. June Newsletter—Anyone submitting an article for the newsletter should have them ready around the time of the June Board Meeting. Some article topics suggested for the newsletter were, Park Committee update, Fire Sign Update, Community Clean up Day Update, Garbage & Recycling issues, Ladies Auxiliary, Fire Department and Voter Registration.

J. Report on fire truck inspection—Frank explained that he visited the company that the fire department may have repair the frame on the pumper truck. The estimate for work to be done is $10,000 to $12,000 with an additional $6000 if the tank needs replacing.

K. Update on abandoning the well at the Seven Mile Creek Park—Frank reported that the County Committee has not met to approve the cost share with Lamartine for the abandoning of the well. They should be meeting in the next two weeks.

L. Report on summons and complaint of certiorari review received by the Town—Ed reported that the Town has received a summons and complaint of certiorari review. The Town Attorney has reviewed this and will answer the complaint for the Town.


1. Adoption of a resolution authorizing the town to utilize the six month ordinance implementation extension granted by Administrative Rule ATCP 51 relating to the siting of new livestock facilities. Frank made a motion that the Board adopts the resolution Authorizing the Town of Lamartine the ability to utilize the six month ordinance implementation extension granted by administrative rule ATCP 51 as presented. Mike seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0. Mike made a motion that the Town Plan Commission look at and give a recommendation to the Town Board regarding how the Town should move forward regarding planning land area for regional zoning agricultural districts, etc. Frank seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.


A. Town matching Fire Dept. grant funds—Mike made a motion that the town pays the 5% matching funds if the fire department is awarded the grant they applied for. Frank seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

B. Approval to issue an operators license for Joe Michels—The clerk reported that a background check done on Michels resulted in no criminal background. Frank made the motion seconded by Mike that the Board approves Joe Michels to be issued an operators license. Motion carried 3-0.

C. Computer for the unused work station in the town office—The clerk explained that the current town computer is several years old and maybe this computer should be replaced/updated and the current computer should be moved to the new work station that will not have as much use as the clerks computer. The clerk will get quotes for this new computer.

D. Frank seconded by Mike made a motion to accept the Schneider property CSM. Motion carried 3-0.

The chairman and clerk signed the Certified Survey Map (CSM) for the Schneider Property.

E. 2006 Town Dog Count—Mike made a motion that the Town conducts a dog count again this year. Frank seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

F. Discussion took place regarding the Lamartine Cemetery Associations inquiry as to a streetlight being placed at the end of the cul de sac on Lincoln Ave. The Town will not be requesting a streetlight at the end of this cul de sac.

G. Board of Appeals Members two year terms will be up in June of 2006. The clerk will call the Board members and inquire as to their willingness to stay on the Board for another two-year term (June 2006-June 2008). This item will be placed on the June Board Meeting Agenda.

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.

Respectfully submitted,

Jill Randall, Clerk



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