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April 3, 2013 Board Meeting Minutes



General Meeting

 April 3, 2013

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


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


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


MINUTES: Motion by Nerdahl, second by Hunter to approve the minutes of the March 20th, 2013 meeting as read. Motion carried.


PUBLIC COMMENTS / CORRESPONDENCE:  1)Nerdahl suggested to have our regular general meeting prior to the Annual Meeting instead of the next night.  2)Bauers reported that the Fire Dept.’s mini-pumper is having problems, so is their generator. Their hot water tank went out and there is a roof leak. So repair bills are in their future. Today he got the news that the town hall needs a new furnace. Board members suggested getting prices for the furnace.


60TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MILLION PENNY PARADE: Lana Smith, Dr. Kate Volunteer came to encourage involvement by the town. She hopes that someone will do a float for the parade on the history of Arbor Vitae. She has also asked for a donation. Town of Woodruff has donated $1500.00. This is a great use of our room tax funds. Motion by Held, second by Perry to donate $500.00 to the 60th Anniversary of the Million Penny Parade. Unanimously approved.


LOT APPRAISAL FROM D.O.T.: Bauers welcomed Patricia Massino but was upfront about how he felt about the appraisal. The lot will not allow any road access points. It can not be used as commercial, industrial, or residential and can not be sold. The price is $19,700.00. Bauers has stated many times that when the state built the existing Hwy 70 the town was not compensated for putting their road on our land. The lot would have no appeal to anyone but the town and yet it has been compared to 3 other commercial properties. Bauers feels the only way to get this straighten out is through our town attorney. Massino said a counteroffer would be allowed so Bauers told her we would except the corner lot in exchange for the State building their road on our land. Massino laughed stating that it was an existing right-of-way and not compensible. Bauers will put to take action on Rudolph Rd. on our next agenda.


OPERATOR’S LICENSES: There was one application. Motion by Bauers, second by Perry to approve the Operator’s License. Unanimously approved.


APPOINT CLERK & TREASURER: Reuland’s term as Clerk and Freudigmann’s term as Treasurer is up and they have asked for reappointment. Motion by Bauers, second by Held to reappoint Reuland to a 2-year term as Clerk. Unanimously approved. Motion by Perry, second by Held to reappoint Freudigmann to a 2-year term as Treasurer. Unanimously approved.


TRID PROJECT – OLD HWY 51N: MSA did the bid advertisement for April 2nd and the 9th. Bids will be opened on Friday 4-26-13 @ 1:00PM and awarded on May 1, 2013 at the General Board meeting.  We received the Certificate of Permit Coverage from the DNR for storm water run-off. Bollmann prepared a Temporary Limited Easement for the school and town to sign that will terminate upon completion of the project. Both parties have signed.  


ADJOURNMENT:  Motion by Bauers, second by Held to adjourn the meeting at 8:00PM. The next general meeting is April 16th, 2013 at 6:30PM prior to the Annual Meeting.

These are the unapproved minutes of the April 3rd, 2013 meeting.


Mary Reuland, Clerk