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Arbor Vitae WI 54568

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May 1, 2013 Board Meeting Minutes


 TOWN OF ARBOR VITAE  - General Meeting - May 1, 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 April 16th, 2013 meeting as read. Motion carried.

PUBLIC COMMENTS / CORRESPONDENCE:  1)Vilas County Public Hearing on the proposed changes to the zoning and sanitary fee schedule on 5-7-13 @ 9:00am at the court house.  2)Dr. Kate’s sent a thank you for the donation to the Anniversary of the Penny Parade. 3)Citizens/First Merit Bank gave us a rate of 2.40% for the purchase of the pumper truck. 4)3 Plan Commissioners are up and the positions advertised for. It will be on the next agenda. 5)D.O.T. Planning Coordinator is meeting with Bauers Friday the 10th to discuss the property next door. He feels we’ve been talking to the wrong  people.  

AWARD BID – TRID PROJECT: There was 3 bidders, Stibbe Excavating, Musson Bros. and Pitlik & Wick. The low bidder was Pitlik. MSA received and reviewed the bids and it was their recommendation to award the bid to Pitlik. Motion by Bauers, second by Perry to award the TRID project to Pitlik & Wick for the bid amount of $463,097.70. Unanimously approved.

BIG ARBOR VITAE LAKE ASSOC.: Neal Kania & Mary Lou Shepski were present and told the board the condition of Big Arbor Vitae Lake and how hard the 3 year old Lake Assoc has worked to address the water quality. They have hired Onterra LLC to do the lake studies and help with grants. So far they have received 4 grants and have a brochure to explain aquatic plants in the lake and their plan for management of them. They hope to build the Lake Association and so far have funded everything through that Association.

CIGARETTE LICENSE:  The license if for the new owners at Brandy Lake BP. Chad Sickler made the application for the license. Motion by Held, second by Perry to approve the Cigarette License. Unanimously approved.

DISC GOLF TOURNAMENT DONATION: Bill Stolpa requested a donation for the Brandy Lake Shoot Out Disc Golf Tournament. Motion by Held, second by Nerdahl to approve a $500.00 donation from the Room Tax account. Unanimously approved.

ROAD INSPECTION DATE: The board will take their annual road tour on May 10th at 12:00PM. Bauers will come back to the office at 1:00 for the meeting with the D.O.T and then finish the road tour afterwards.

FURNACE DECISION: 3 heating companies came and looked at the furnace in the Community Room and the prices ran from $3025.00 to $4500.00. We still might get more out of the existing furnace so a motion by Hunter was seconded by Perry to just have it repaired at this time and possibly budget for a new one later. Unanimously approved.

PICNIC LICENSE – AVFD: The Arbor Vitae Fire and Rescue Dept. would like to sell beer at the Brandy Lake Shoot Out – Disc Golf Tournament. Motion by Held, second by Perry to grant the Picnic License to the AVFD for the Disc Golf Tournament. Unanimously approved.

ADJOURNMENT:  Motion by Held, second by Hunter to adjourn the meeting at 7:48PM. The next general meeting is May 15th, 2013.

These are the unapproved minutes of the May 1st, 2013 meeting.