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December 4, 2013 Meeting Minutes



TOWN OF ARBOR VITAE  - General Meeting - December 4, 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, Brian Nerdahl, Jeff Hunter and Steve Perry.   

Brian Jopek from the Lakeland Times and 4 others were also present.


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


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


PUBLIC COMMENTS / CORRESPONDENCE:  1) Our first meeting in January falls on 1-1-14 the Holiday, and so there will be no meeting.  2) Tuesday 12-10-13 we will be picking up our new fire truck.  3) At the last Brandy Park meeting the Commission voted 4-3 to retain the lifeguards.


BUILDING INSPECTOR FEES & POSITION: Richard Clem of RC Inspection Agency LLC was present and the board reviewed his price sheet and compared it to Lee Butler’s. Rick explained that he does one more inspection than Lee had done and discussed with the board the reason for his pricing as he presented. The board and Clem adjusted the Building Permit Fee Schedule originally dated March 2009. Motion by Bauers, second by Perry to approve the new fee schedule. Unanimously approved.


APPROVE ELECTION INSPECTORS 2014-2015:  The two major parties have submitted a list of election inspectors to the town and there is also a list of undeclared inspectors that have requested to work the polls. Motion by Nerdahl, second by Hunter to approve the list of Poll Workers as presented. Unanimously approved.


APPOINT ROOM TAX COMMISSIONER: Sheryl Tharman has again agreed to serve as our Commissioner to the Room Tax Commission. Bauers praised her for her good job and made a motion to reappoint her as Commissioner, it was seconded by Perry and unanimously approved.  


AVW REFERENDUM: Rich Vought, District Administrator, Pat Cirese and Steve Coon, AVW School Board members were present to explain the February Referendum to the Board. First they chose February instead of April because their hiring is done in March and April and there are renovations that have to be done over the summer and they need to bid the jobs out. There are 513 enrolled at the school and fund balances are so low that they sometimes need to borrow to meet payroll. The 3-yr referendum would replenish the fund balance and allow them to replace some areas that had been cut. 2014-2015 is the last year for the building payment but funds can’t be used in other areas because the building was a referendum on its own. The board was pleased with the information. Bauers mentioned that the fire alarm goes no where and they should really be hooked into an alarm co. Vought was not aware of that and promised to get something set up right away.


ADJOURNMENT:  Motion by Perry, second by Nerdahl to adjourn the meeting at 8:07PM. The next general meeting is December 18th, 2013.