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October 18, 2021 October 2021 Meeting Minutes
TOWN OF LAMARTINE DRAFT
Board Meeting Minutes
October 18, 2021
With all notices having been properly posted, Frank Bartzen, Chairman called the October meeting to order at the Lamartine Municipal Building Meeting Room (LMBMR) at 7:17 pm. Also present at this meeting was Supervisor; Randy Kuik, Treasurer Greg Michels and Clerk; Jessica Randall. Supervisor Travis Kloetzke was out sick. Please see meeting sign in sheet for other attendees.
Pledge of allegiance was recited.
Approval of Minutes from Previous Meeting(s)
September Board Meeting Minutes (9/13/2021) –No Corrections were noted. Randy moved to accept the September Minutes. Seconded by Frank. Motion carried 2-0.
Treasurer’s Report – Greg read the September Treasurer’s report aloud. The ending balance as of 9/30/2021 was $609,946.11. Frank moved to accept the Treasurer’s report as presented. Motion seconded by Randy. Motion carried 2-0.
Roger Grade wanted to thank the board for trimming the trees on Johnson Rd.
Board Action - Rezoning (Plan Commission Public Hearings held 10/18/2021)—Randy moved to accept the Rezoning for Nathan Potratz along with modifying the Comp Plan and Land Use Plan seconded by Frank. Motion carried 2-0
Board Action – Certified Survey Map
Randy made a motion to accept the CSM for Nathan Potratz seconded by Frank. Motion carried 2-0.
REPORTS & COMMUNICATIONS
a. Road Report—Justin reported that he had been trimming trees, mowing ditches, and putting some signs up along the township.
i. Culvert Permit Report - Frank read the culvert permits issued this past month.
b. Monthly Building Permit Report- Frank read the monthly building reports.
c. Budget Workshop Meeting-Reminder that there is a Budget Workshop Meeting (Town Elected Officials) on Thursday October 21st at 5:30pm to prepare the 2022 budget to be presented at the Budget Hearing and Special Town Meeting on Nov.8, 2021.
a. Discussion/ Decision- Town Joining Court System. Frank spoke with the township that we would join and sent them all the information they needed to make a decision. They noted that the earliest the Town of Lamartine could join would be April 2023. The township would need to update any ordinances and make sure they have those ordinances by the 2023 joining date.
a. Board Action/Discussion- Replacing Town Sign by Fire House. Randy moved to replace the inside portion of the Town Sign to be installed by Signarama for $4561.40 seconded by Frank. Motion carried 2-0.
b. Board Discussion/Decision-Fire Dept Presenting 2022 Fire Department Budget. Jim Kleinschmidt presented the 2022 Fire Department Budget. There was a slight increase from last year to cover truck repairs and maintenance.
c. Board Discussion -Update on Cemetery Work. Greg said they are working on Anderson Cemetery and are on phase 4 of the process with 90% of the work completed. There are no loose pieces on the ground and everything is presentable.
d. Board Action—Set date for Elector Meeting-give back Foss Rd, Special Elector Meeting set for November 8th at 7:30PM
e. Board Discussion/Decision-Start process for updating Comp Plan- Frank recommends working with Cedar Corporation for this process to begin in 2022.
f. Board Discussion/Action on issues with ditching and culvert violations. Justin presented his recommendation for the ditching and culvert violations. After a lengthy conversation it was decided to send the land owner a letter requesting the issues that are noted to be addressed and corrected.
g. Board Action-Appoint Member to Planning Committee. Frank will reach out to a few people to see who would be interested in filling the vacant position.
h. Board Discussion/Decision for employee retirement (WRS) for Jessica Randall. Frank seconded by Randy moved to approve Jessica Randall to enter WRS. Motion carried 2-0.
i. Board Action-review and sign Reapportionment Map. The board reviewed the map and Randy seconded by Frank moved to pass the Reapportionment Map as presented. Motion carried 2-0.
j. Board Action-Update on Solar Ordinance. The Town Attorney, Matt recommends adding a few details to the Solar Ordinance. A meeting was scheduled with the Planning Committee for December 6th at 6:30pm to review the ordinance and discuss.
Approval of Monthly Vouchers & Checks— Frank moved seconded by Randy to approve the vouchers for payment Motion carried 2-0.
The Board convened in closed session to discuss road supervisors’ promotion/compensation under 19.85(1)(c ). The board will convene into closed session pursuant to Wis. Stat. 19.85(1)(c ) for the purpose of considering employment, promotions, compensation, or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the government body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility. Randy seconded by Frank convene into closed session. Motion carried 2-0.
Frank seconded by Randy moved to go back into the regular monthly board meeting. Motion carried 2-0.
Adjournment –Frank seconded by Randy moved to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried 2-0, meeting adjourned at 9:37 PM.
Town of Lamartine
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June 14, 2021 June Town Board Meeting Minutes
May 10, 2021 May 2021 Town Board Meeting Minutes
April 20, 2021 Annual Town Meeting 2021
April 12, 2021 April 2021 Town Board Meeting Minutes
March 24, 2021 Special Town Meeting-Ditch Mower