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October 5, 2009 Town Board Meeting

Board Meeting Minutes
October 5, 2009

With all notices having been properly posted, Frank Bartzen, Chairman called the October meeting to order at the Lamartine Municipal Building Meeting Room at 7:30 Pm.

Supervisor Mike Suprenand, Treasurer Greg Michels and Clerk Jill Randall were also present at this meeting. Supervisor Bruce Rhode was absent. There were 9(nine) people signed in on the meeting attendance roll.

Frank led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Frank called for any corrections or additions in the September Board Meeting minutes. Mike made a motion seconded by Frank to approve the September minutes as presented. Motion carried 2-0.

Frank asked Greg to read the September Treasurers report. The ending balance as of 9-30-09 is $381,900.73. Frank moved to accept the Treasurers report as read. Motion was seconded by Mike. Motion carried 2-0.

Citizen Concerns:
Helen Haney inquired if the Town had taken over Treptow Lane and if not she wondered if Larry Conger would be charged by the Town for grading of the gravel section of Treptow Lane as he had requested the Town do at the September Board Meeting. Frank stated that no the Town has not taken the road over. Helen stated that she felt that it was only fair that the Town bill Congers as the Town has made other developers pay for grading etc. on their subdivision roads. Frank stated that he will look into it and if this is the case the Town will charge Conger for these services.

A. Road ReportRich is done with shouldering as he needs to get ready for the winter plowing season. The road projects are complete and Scott Construction bills came in $3000 less than their original proposal.
B. Date of next NewsletterDiscussion took place regarding when the next newsletter would be mailed out. December 1st will be the targeted date for the next newsletter. Articles need to be turned into Patti Rhode by November 10th.
C. Budget WorkshopWill be held on October 22, 2009 for the board to review 2010 income and expenses to prepare the 2010 Town Budget

At this time Supervisor Bruce Rhode arrived for the meeting.

D. Plan Commission Zoning Ordinance Update Meetingto be held October 15, 2009 @ 7:00 Pm at the Lamartine Municipal Building Meeting Room
E. Building Committee ReportGreg reported that the lighting work in the fire department is complete. The Town will be paying the bill for this work at the meeting tonight. The paperwork has been filled out for the Town to receive the energy reimbursement on some of the new lights installed.
F. Town Officials attending Annual WTA Convention in Stevens PointOct. 11-14, 2009Frank, Greg, Harold and Jill will be attending this convention.
G. Update on DOT meeting regarding STH 151Sept. 24, 2009Next Public meeting to be held on October 28, 2009 (Time to be announced) Frank reported that public officials and the fire department met with the DOT at the end of September to discuss STH 151 Corridor 2030. The DOT highlighted possible changes in STH 151 over the next 10, 20 & 30 years. The DOT spoke of possibly closing some access points and creating a major intersection at CTH TC. Another meeting will be held on October 28, 2009 (time of meeting to be announced). Affected landowners will be notified and as always the public is welcome to attend.


A. Lamartine Fire Department Presenting the 2010 Fire Dept. BudgetFire Department President Stan Dietsche and Fire Chief Joe Birschbach presented the departments 2010 budget. The budget increased $9000 from the 2009 budget. The total 2010 budget request is $39,000. This increase is due to a class A Foam System for $12,000 the fire department feels necessary to have installed in engine 625. Mike seconded by Bruce made a motion to approve the Fire Dept.2010 budget.
Motion carried 3-0.
B. Discussion / decision regarding restitution & community service for road sign damage-Frank explained that he has been in contact with the District Attorney (DA) regarding damage done to four of the Towns road signs. The three kids responsible were caught and now the DA would like the Town to decide on restitution and possible community service for one of the kids who has no record. The cost of replacing and installing the new signs is $274.00. Bruce made a motion that the Town request the young man to pay 1/3 restitution and the Town allows him to serve 20 hours community service unless the Town finds something off the wall about the Towns liability in allowing this. Mike seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.
C. Transfer of Budget FundsThe Clerk and Treasurer reported that after looking over the budget there is no need to transfer any funds. This item will be added to the next meeting agenda as funds may need to be transferred at that time.

Approving the monthly vouchers and checksMike moved to approve the monthly checks and vouchers presented at this meeting and to approve paying the US Bank Visa bill and Alliant Energy bills when they arrive. Motion was seconded by Bruce. Motion carried 3-0.

With no further business to discuss, Bruce seconded by Mike made a motion to adjourn. Motion carried 3-0 and the meeting adjourned at 7:15 Pm.

The next Town Board meeting will be held on the usual second Monday of the Month (November 9, 2009 at 7:30 Pm).

Respectfully Submitted,
Town of Lamartine

Jill Randall
Municipal Clerk


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