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October 2, 2017 October Town Board Meeting MInutes
TOWN OF LAMARTINE DRAFT
Board Meeting Minutes
October 2, 2017
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 7:00 pm. Frank noted that this meeting was pushed up one week to the 1st Monday of the month instead of the 2nd Monday of the month. Also present at this meeting were Supervisors Randy Kuik & Roger Grade; Treasurer, Greg Michels and Clerk; Jill Randall. 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 (9/12/17) —Randy moved seconded by Roger to approve the September minutes as published. Motion carried 3-0.
Special Town Board Meeting Minutes (closed session) 9/12/17 Immediately following Tw Bd Mtg—Randy moved seconded by Frank to approve the September Special Town Board Meeting minutes 9/12/17 Immediately following the Sept. board meeting as published. Motion carried 3-0.
Special Town Board Meeting Minutes (closed session) 9/19/17 5:30 PM—Roger moved seconded by Randy to approve the September Special Town board meeting minutes 9/19/17 as published. Motion carried 3-0.
Treasurer’s Report—Greg read the September Treasurer’s report aloud with an ending balance of
$574,523.47. Roger moved seconded by Randy to accept the treasurer’s report as presented. Motion carried 3-0.
Public Comment: NONE
REPORTS & COMMUNICATIONS
a. Road Report—Frank reported that Smith Road tiling work is done and is working well.
i. Culvert / Driveway Permit Report--NONE
ii. Heinrich Road Gate—Rollie Pinno (RA Pinno Construction) volunteered to help the town with installing the gate poles; digging the holes, suppling the poles and concrete. THANK YOU!! Frank has ordered locks and keys that will be distributed to those who may need to open the gate.
b. Monthly Building Permit Report—Frank read the permits aloud.
c. Update on Special Town Board meeting held on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017—The board held this meeting to discuss hiring a new road supervisor position and part time plow driver positions. The board drafted the employment ads for the road supervisor position and part time plow driver positions, reviewed several documents associated with these positions; Road Supervisor Position Description, Responsibilities and Duties of Road Supervisor and Employee Guidelines documents. The board convened in closed session to discuss starting wages and benefits for a new road supervisor positon and what the board would like to offer to the current road supervisor moving into a part time positon with the town highway department.
d. Building Committee update on concrete step work—Greg reported that the concrete work is done at the entrance(s) of the Lamartine Municipal Building. The railings are at Futureworks being sandblasted and painted and will be reinstalled as soon as they are done. There is no more salt to be used on the concrete as it eats it away. Randy will check into a product he is aware of that melts snow and ice without eating away at concrete.
e. Reminder Wisconsin Town Association Convention for Town Elected officials will be held in Stevens Point Sun. Oct. 8 thru Tues. Oct. 10, 2017.
f. Reminder November Town Board meeting will be held as always on the 2nd Monday (Nov. 13, 2017)
g. Reminder Date for Budget Workshop meeting is October 16, 2017 at 5:00 PM- Lunch will be served—This workshop is for Elected Officials The proposed budget will be voted on by the town residents at the November 13th Town Board, Budget Hearing & Special Town Meeting. NO official decisions will be made by the board at this workshop.
a. Board Action /discussion – Road Supervisor Position, Part-time Plow Drivers and Part time Hwy Dept personnel wages and benefits. Roger seconded by Randy moved that this item be tabled to the November Board meeting. Motion carried 3-0.
a. Board Action / Discussion—Ordinance to Lower Speed Limit on Town Highways R-10022017. Considered for a portion of south end of Hillcrest Road (toward County Road Y by “village” of Lamartine). After much discussion defining where the 45 mph speed limit signs would be placed going south on Hillcrest Road toward County Road Y; Roger moved that the 45 mph speed limit (white sign) is placed to start the 45 mph speed limit south of Dean Birschbach’s driveway, N5490 Hillcrest Road. Randy seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0. Randy moved that the Board adopt the “Ordinance to Lower the Speed Limit on a Town Highway” with the corrected distance and sign location and the board would sign the ordinance when the new correct version is drafted. Motion seconded by Roger. Motion carried 3-0. Please see attached copy of the corrected ordinance filed with these minutes.
Approval of Monthly Vouchers & Checks—Randy moved seconded by Roger to approve the vouchers as presented and give permission to the clerk and treasurer to pay the US Bank Visa bill, Atty. St. Peter’s invoice, Country Touch Lawn Mowing invoice and Capelle Bros. invoice. Motion carried 3-0.
Adjournment—Roger moved seconded by Randy to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried 3-0 and the meeting adjourned at 8:25 PM.
Town of Lamartine
Filed with these minutes: Meeting Attendance Sign in Sheet
Copy of Ordinance to Lower the Speed Limit on Town Highway
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