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September 8, 2008 Board Meeting Minutes

Board Meeting Minutes
September 8, 2008

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, Clerk Jill Randall and Treasurer Greg Michels were also in attendance at this meeting.

Frank led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

Frank asked for the August Treasurer’s report. Treasurer Greg Michels read the report aloud with an ending balance on 8-31-2008 of $ 476,885.79. Bruce seconded by Frank made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s report as presented. Motion carried 3-0.

Citizen Concerns:

No Citizen Concerns

Frank introduced Mike Nolan from Nolan Insurance. Mike briefly spoke regarding the town and fire department insurance coverage.


1. Road Report—Frank reported that Rich has been busy mowing, brush cutting and working on repairing and replacing culverts, etc.

a. FEMA Report—Frank explained that Rich and he had reviewed the FEMA paperwork to prepare the necessary information to submit for reimbursement for the June flooding. He met with a FEMA representative and it looks hopeful that FEMA and the state will pay 87.5% and the Town will pay 12.5% for the flood damage repairs. The Town will defer the repair/replacement of the Townline culvert until next year.

B. Update on Cemetery/Veterans Memorial Committee Meeting 8/25/08—Greg reported that the Veteran Memorial Fund donations continue to come in. They are at approximately 78.4% of their goal with over $43,000.00 having been donated. A Brat Fry will be held on Saturday, September 20th at the Lamartine Municipal Building Meeting Room from 10:00 Am to 3:00 Pm. The excavation and foundation work has been completed. Greg, Dick Baehler, Butch Heider and Ron Rymer worked on this project. Greg noted that Ron Rymer took off with the project and did a great job. Marchant Excavating donated the project excavating and landscaping. Pinno Construction donated the labor for forming and pouring the cement. Ron Rymer also negotiated a better price for the cement from Carew Concrete. The committee is still gathering names for the memorial. Greg further explained that the price of the monument stone would be increasing in price 15% after September 15th. To save $6150.00 he was asking permission to spend $20,000.00 to make the down payment needed to order the stone at the lower price. He also asked for permission to purchase the flagpoles so they could be installed. Mike made a motion that the Veteran’s Memorial Committee be allowed to spend $20,000

to order the stones, and Greg be allowed to sign the contract. Bruce seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0. Mike then made a motion seconded by Frank that the Committee is allowed to purchase and erect the three flagpoles at the memorial site. Motion carried 3-0. The electrical work continues at the park. The town is not interested in having a light in the shelter at this time.

C. Update Animal Siting Zoning Ordinance Amendments Public Hearting—August 27, 2008—Frank reported that the Plan Commission postponed taking any action on recommending adoption of the zoning ordinance amendments. There were several special interest groups at the meeting that were against the town adopting this ordinance. DATCP has some questions that the Town needs to address, etc. Frank is hopeful that with a few minor adjustments the Town can move forward and adopt the zoning ordinance amendments.

D. Smart Growth Kick Off Meeting with the Town Plan Commission—Sept. 10th at 7:00 Pm and October 15, 2008 at 7:00 Pm—Lamartine Municipal Bldg Meeting Room—PUBLIC IS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND both meetings.

E. ELECTION—Partisan Primary—September 9, 2008—Polls opened from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM

F. What Town Officials will be attending the WTA Convention—October 5-8 in Appleton—Jill reported that Frank, Greg, Jill and Harold are already registered for the convention. Mike and Bruce will get their registration forms completed and returned to Jill as soon as possible.

G. EMSAC Update—Frank reported that the next EMSAC meeting will be held September 17, 2008 at 7:00 Pm at Eldorado. He encouraged Mike and Bruce to attend as they may be voting on a price increase.



A. Applying for a Walmart Community Grant—Discussion took place regarding applying for this grant. The Board felt that the paperwork should be filled out and returned and maybe the Town will be awarded the grant.

B. Sue Schmidt requesting the Board to review the Town Land Use Map to verify if the land they own is all in Ag Transitional as they thought was indicated it would be in June of 2003 when the Town amended the Land Use Plan—Frank will speak with County Planner Sam Tobias to see if this land in fact was zoned Ag Transition back in fall of 2003.

C. Approval to issue an Operators License to Stephany Kiser—Mike made a motion that the Board approves the issuing of an operators permit for Stephany Kiser. Bruce seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.

Approving the monthly vouchers and checks—Mike seconded by Bruce moved to approve the monthly vouchers as presented. Motion carried 3-0.

With no further business to discuss Frank seconded by Bruce made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried 3-0. The meeting adjourned at 8:53 Pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Town of Lamartine

Jill Randall

Municipal Clerk


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