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January 21, 2015 meeting minutes


 TOWN OF ARBOR VITAE  - General Meeting - January 21, 2015


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, Brian Nerdahl, Richard Held and Steve Perry. Brian Jopek from the Lakeland Times and 10 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 January 7th, 2015 meeting as read. Motion carried.


TREASURER’S REPORT:  The December report was reviewed by the board.  33.8% of taxes have been collected so far. Motion by Held, second by Bauers to approve the report as presented. Motion carried.


PUBLIC COMMENTS / CORRESPONDENCE: 1) A letter from Vilas County Corp Counsel to the towns and Animal Control Officers with regards to the procedures of issuing warnings to dog owners.  2) A board member feels Vilas County needs to get involved with the speed limits for snowmobiles. It is a problem.


ADDRESS DOT LETTER & MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT: 4 D.O.T. representatives were present to discuss with the board their option to do the project contingent on no round-a-bout and contingent on the same access points to businesses. The access point at Hwy 51 and Hwy 70 was not something they would consider leaving open. Getting saddled with taking care of the state right of way didn’t seem fair but Bauers stated that the last agreement signed in 1985 has cost the town nothing in repairs. Curb and gutters, lighting and snow removal were other areas of concern to board members. Wayne Trapp made a suggestion from the floor to stop construction at Arrowhead or Tuckaway, make it 5 lanes to that point and at a later time do the rest of Hwy 51. The D.O.T. felt that could be an option and they would get back to us.  


OPERATOR’S LICENSES:  There was 2 applicants and everything checked out. Motion by Nerdahl, second by Perry to approve the Operator’s Licenses as presented. Unanimously approved.


BOWMAR CONTRACT: We received the contract from Bowmar after the budget was set and the price increased by $580.00. Bauers felt it should be brought to the attention of the board before signing. Motion by Bauers, second by Nerdahl to approve and sign the contract. Motion passed with Held voting no.


BUILDING REPORT:  1-walkway $45,000.00. Decembers total $45,000.00. Years total $7,961,110.00. 


APPROVE CHECKS & VOUCHERS:  Checks 36841 to 36943 were approved for January in the amount of $1,896,424.67  


ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at 7:43PM. The next general meeting is 2-4-15.