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February 20, 2013 Board Meeting Minutes


TOWN OF ARBOR VITAE  - General Meeting - February 20, 2013

CALL TO ORDER: Chairman Bauers called the general meeting to order at 7:00PM. It had been properly posted and the media notified.

ROLL CALL: Present Frank Bauers, Jeff Hunter, Richard Held and Brian Nerdahl. Steve Perry was absent.  Brian Jopek from the Lakeland Times and 4 others were also present.  

AGENDA: Motion by Held, second by Nerdahl to approve the agenda.  Motion carried. 

MINUTES:  Motion by Hunter, second by Held to approve the minutes of the February 6th, 2013 meetings as read. Motion carried.

TREASURER’S REPORT:  The January report was reviewed by the board. 62.8% of the taxes were collected this tax season. Freudigmann got good feedback on her hours of collection. Motion by Bauers, second by Held to approve the report as presented. Motion carried.

PUBLIC COMMENTS / CORRESPONDENCE: 1) Flyer for the Woodruff meeting with the DOT. 2) Wayne Trapp sent a letter requesting that the board make Old Hwy 51N a year round road when the reconstruction is done.  3) Freudigmann’s Father built us a Little Free Library. It’s a replica of our building and it’s a free book exchange. 

RECOMMENDATION ON A 110’ COMMUNICATIONS TOWER:  Jim Galloway and Dale Soltow told the board that they were unsuccessful in negotiating the use of the Buckhorn Rd tower for emergency services. An application for a conditional use permit to allow the county to build a 110 ft wireless radio communications tower behind the county building on Hwy 70E has been made and the board’s recommendation is needed. Our firemen and first responders have trouble getting calls and the tower, which will use a simlecast system, will help. Motion by Bauers, second by Held to recommend the approval of the C.U.P. for the 110’ communication tower. Unanimously approved.

SUPPORT FOR SUMMER THUNDER: This is the 4th year for the Summer Thunder event and Chamber executives Kim Baltus and Beth Wetzler came to ask the support of the board for this and other events.  The Chamber along with the Tavern League and Northern Lights Harley Davidson have Fathers Day weekend set for the event. The partnership of the Chamber and event coordinators was so important for success. This summer the Brandy Lake Shoot-Out disc golf tournament has asked the Chamber to sponsor the event and the Chamber in partnership will handle the marketing and advertising. Bauers suggested that next year one of the nights the Chamber could use Fireman’s Park for the band. He also asked for help from the Chamber for the purchase of the town’s welcome sign on Hwy 51. He will attend the March 28 meeting with the Chamber concerning the sign.

OPERATOR’S LICENSES: There were 3 applications for licenses and all checked out. Motion by Bauers, second by Held to approve the operator’s licenses as presented. Unanimously approved.

TRID PROJECT – OLD HWY 51N: Bauers talked to Pitlik and he recommended to have the project bid both ways, us keeping the top 6” and us using it and adding additional. 

BUILDING REPORT:  No permits have been issued this year. Lee Butler submitted his 2012 annual report.

APPROVE CHECKS & VOUCHERS:  Checks 34776 to 34866 were approved for February in the amount of $1,823,502.71. 


ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at meeting at 7:45PM. The next general meeting is March 6th, 2013.

These are the unapproved minutes of the February 20th, 2013 meeting.


Mary Reuland, Clerk