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November 6, 2014 Mt Pleasant Drive Discontinuance -Public Meeting & Board Action Minutes
PUBLIC HEARING AND SPECIAL TOWN BOARD MEETING
ON THE PROPOSED DISCONTINUANCE OF MT PLEASANT DRIVE
November 6, 2014
LAMARTINE MUNICIPAL BUILDING MEETING ROOM
Town Chairman Frank Bartzen called the meeting to order. Also present at this meeting were Supervisors Mike Suprenand and Bruce Rhode, Treasurer Greg Michels and Clerk Jill Randall. No one else attended this meeting.
Frank stated that the purpose of this meeting was to consider the discontinuance of a Town highway; Mt Pleasant Drive. The statue requires the town to conduct a public hearing. After the public hearing, the Town Board will then take action.
The legal documents have been prepared by the Town attorney, Matt Parmentier. The Town Board began this process by adopting a Resolution on August 11, 2014. Since, with the assistance of Attorney Parmentier notices were sent to the parties involved. The Department of Transportation and the County Highway Commission were also notified of the proposed road discontinuance of Mt Pleasant Drive. The Town filed a Notice of Intent to vacate with the Register of Deeds. This process continues now with the public hearing and the board taking final action. Wisconsin Statues 82.10 through 82.20 is the sections dealing with Town Highways. The word “highway” includes a road or drive. The Town is given almost unlimited discretion in making its decision. The standard is whether the Town Board believes that the public good will be promoted.
The Town has not received any other written responses or phone calls from anyone in favor or against the discontinuance of this road.
Frank then announced that the pubic hearing would begin on the proposed discontinuance of Mt Pleasant Drive. He asked if anyone wished to address the Board on the proposed discontinuance of this road. Hearing none;
Frank asked the Town Board to now consider Mt Pleasant Drive. Attorney Parmentier has prepared a proposed “Resolution to Discontinue Public Way” and a proposed “Order To Discontinue Public Way”. What action would the Board like to take? Mike seconded by Bruce moved to discontinue Mt Pleasant Drive. Let the record show that three votes were cast with the following results: Frank Bartzen—YES, Mike Suprenand—YES and Bruce Rhode—YES. The Town Board voted 3-0 to discontinue Mt Pleasant Drive.
With no further business to discuss, Mike made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Frank seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0 and the meeting adjourned at
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