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September 10, 2007 Town Board Meeting Minutes

Town Board Meeting Minutes
Dated: September 10, 2007

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

Supervisors Mike Suprenand and Bruce Rhode, Treasurer Greg Michels and Clerk Jill Randall were also in attendance at this meeting.

Frank led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Frank then called for any corrections or additions in the August Board Meeting minutes. Mike made a motion seconded by Bruce to accept the minutes as presented. Motion carried 3-0.

Frank asked Greg to give the August Treasurer’s report. The Treasurer’s report was read aloud. The ending balance as of 8-31-07 is $550,640.06. Bruce made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s report as given. Mike seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

Citizen Concerns: Frank asked for any citizen concerns noting that there was a limit of 10 minutes per person and that the Town Board reserves the right to act on the concern or table the matter to a Special or Annual Meeting. Larry Conger reported that there was a toilet sitting on the corner of CTH I and STH 23 for the past three weeks. Frank will address this concern with the property owner.

Frank presented a certified survey map (CSM) for the Tom Coyne, Jr. property. He explained that all the quit claim deeds have been recorded and the CSM was ready for the Town’s signatures. Mike made a motion seconded by Frank that the Town approves of the signing of the Coyne CSM. The Chairman and Clerk signed the CSM.


1. Road Report—Frank reported that Wonser Rd, Townline Rd, Brown Rd and Palmer Rd were ready to be seal coated. He noted a problem with Palmer Rd breaking up a bit. Next week Scott Construction will bring in the milling machine to take care of the stretch of road from the Forest Avenue Road Bridge to Nelson Road. Road work on Hageman Road is done.

B. Property Clean up Updates

1. Schmitz Property—W8251 Hwy 23—Progress continues on this property the board will look at the clean up process again in 30-days.
2. Roehl Property—N5602 Fairview Road—Progress continues on this property the board will look at the clean up process again in 30-days.

C. Update on Cemetery/Veterans Memorial Committee Meeting 8/16/07—Greg reported that there has been approximately $18,000 collected for memorial donations. More donations are needed to reach the $40,000 goal to complete the memorial. The Brat Fry is scheduled for Saturday Sept. 15th. Work by the FdL High School History Club on the Anderson Cemetery continues with the stones being washed, brush chipped, and a flagpole erected.

D. Update on EMSAC Meeting—Frank reported that the committee met the billing service, advertising has begun for the EMS/Fire Chief position and the number of ambulance calls are up from last year. The next EMSAC meeting will be held September 27th at 6:30 Pm at North Fond du Lac.

E. Update on applying again for a Smart Growth Grant—Frank reported that the T/V of Oakfield are no longer interested in applying for a smart growth grant with the Town of Lamartine. The Board will work on getting price quotes from agencies that are working with municipalities to complete smart growth plans. The Board instructed the Clerk to inform Eric with ECWRPC that the Town is not interested in applying for another grant and would like a quote from ECWRPC on how much they would charge the Town to write a smart growth plan.

F. What town officials will be attending the upcoming WTA Convention—October 21 thru 24—Please fill out your convention registrations and give them to the Clerk if you are planning on attending the convention this year.


A. Fire Departments decision as to placing a donated grill at the Firemen’s Park—No Report

B. Response from Ladoga Cemetery Former Secretary Bev Snyder regarding the Town’s request to see the cemetery records—the records for the Ladoga Cemetery have been turned over to the Town. The former secretary of the cemetery does not want any of the records back. The town will review the records and contact the financial institution used by the cemetery.


A. Discussion / decision on lowering the speed limit on Fairview Road per a citizen request at the August Town Board Meeting—Frank will check with County regarding if and how the speed limit could be lowered on this road.

B. Discussion / decision regarding a citizen concern at the August Town Board Meeting as to the placement of the paper boxes on the opposite side of the road from the mailboxes—Frank reported that he called the Reporter regarding the paper boxes being moved and got no where with them. He will contact the attorney and other townships regarding this issue.

C. Discussion / decision regarding the procedure for adopting the newly drafted Town of Lamartine Subdivision Ordinance & Setting a time frame for the Town Plan Commission to review the ordinance and make a recommendation to the Board—Copies of the newly drafted Subdivision Ordinance will be mailed to the Town Plan Commission members for their review. The Board would like to have this ordinance adopted at the November Town Board meeting.

D. Approval for the Clerk to issue Operator Licenses to Samantha Dittner and Theresa Conger—Mike made a motion to approve operator licenses be issued to Samantha Dittner and Theresa Conger. Bruce seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

E. Discussion / decision regarding a request from Nettie Peachy Manzo for approval to build on a .41 acre parcel of land—this property is not in the township. The Clerk will notify Ms Manzo that she needs to take this inquiry to the township the property is in.

Approving the monthly vouchers and checks—Bruce seconded by Mike made a motion to approve the vouchers as presented and give permission to the Clerk and Treasurer to pay the US Bank Visa bill when it arrives. Motion carried 3-0.

With no further business to discuss, Bruce moved to adjourn the meeting. Mike seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0. The meeting adjourned at 8:55 Pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Town of Lamartine

Jill Randall

Municipal Clerk


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