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March 19, 2014 meeting minutes


   March 19, 2014

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 Steve Perry. Brian Nerdahl was absent.  Brian Jopek from the Lakeland Times and 13 others were also present.  

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

MINUTES:  Motion by Perry, second by Bauers to approve the minutes of the March 5th, 2014 meetings as read. Motion carried.

TREASURER’S REPORT:  The  January and February reports was reviewed by the board. Bauers questioned what the office contingency was used for? Motion by Held, second by Hunter to approve the reports as presented. Motion carried.

PUBLIC COMMENTS / CORRESPONDENCE: 1) Barry McLeane, Project Manager for the Vilas County Business Incubator asked for a letter of support for the Trout Lake area to get expanded broadband from CenturyLink.

AVW PRESENTATION:  AVW Grade School will be making monthly presentations at board meetings to keep the town in touch with the school. Mrs. Oxley and two of her 4-yr old Kindergarten students gave this months presentation.


NORTHWOODS ANIMAL CONTRACT: The Northwoods Animal Hospital would not accept the contract with any exclusions. After further discussion the board decided that all animals taken to Northwoods must go through Al. No one can get permission from the town to take a dog only Al can give the OK. Motion by Bauers, second by Hunter to enter into the contract as it is written. Unanimously approved.  

HWY 51 PROJECT:  Chairman Bauers felt it was the time to put in writing just what the town supports and far as the Hwy. 51 project. He and any other board members should compose a letter that states they oppose a round-a-bout and the taking of any more land. He also feels we can’t and we won’t maintain sidewalks. A motion by Held was seconded by Hunter to write a letter and state their opposition to the round-a-bout and the taking of any land. Unanimously approved.

ADVERTISE AVAILABLE LIQUOR LICENSE:  We have 2 unused Class B Combination Liquor licenses not being used because Kraynaks and The Last Resort were torn down. A request to advertise one of them was received by Bauers. We can use the same advertisement that Minocqua used requesting that each applicant submit a written proposal and be present to answer questions. A motion by Held was seconded by Perry to advertise the available liquor license. Unanimously approved.

BUILDING REPORT:  1-deck $300.00.  Month’s total $300.00.  Year’s total $3,300.00.   

APPROVE CHECKS & VOUCHERS:  Checks 35934 to 36006 were approved for March in the amount of $121,258.24.  

ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at 7:42PM. The next general meeting is April 2nd, 2014.

These are the unapproved minutes of the March 19th, 2014 meeting.