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Arbor Vitae WI 54568

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February 4, 2015 meeting minutes

TOWN OF ARBOR VITAE  - General Meeting - February 4, 2015

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, Jeff Hunter, Brian Nerdahl, Richard Held and Steve Perry.  Brian Jopek from the Lakeland Times and 5 others were also present.


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


MINUTES: Motion by Bauers, second by Hunter to approve the minutes of the January 21st, 2015 meeting as read. Motion carried.


PUBLIC COMMENTS / CORRESPONDENCE:  1)Letter from Lakeland Sanitary with regards to an error on 2013 & 2014 tax levy. 2)Oneida Ambulance costs have gone up $12,315.00 over last year and we were told this is the new normal. Nerdahl requested this be put on the next agenda. 3)DOT emails.  


OUTDOOR CENTER UPDATE: Jeff & Jillayne Waite reported that they had pledges for about 1/3 of the project. They don’t want to start the project without all of the $150,000.00 pledged. They are happy to accept any size donation and asked the town officials to be ambassadors for the project.


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


HWY. 51  PROJECT: The DOT had a meeting on 2-3-15 to discuss the option of doing the Hwy 51 project just up to Tuckaway Rd. for the first phase and felt it was a viable option. Bauers did a roll call vote and Bauers, Nerdahl and Perry are in favor of it, Held voted no and Hunter feels that they haven’t answered his questions concerning street lights and snow removal. Bauers will email the questions to the DOT for clarification. Preuss’s Pub would like to have a meeting with the DOT  and asked Bauers if they could meet at the town hall and would Bauers sit in on the meeting.


WTA DISTRICT MTG: March 13, is the WTA District meeting in Rhinelander. Bauers and Perry will represent Arbor Vitae. Any other board members should contact the town office if they are interested.  


ORIGINAL SILENT SPORT – ROCKY CAFFARELLA: Horseback riding is the original silent sport and people have trouble finding a place to leave their horse trailers to ride in the state forest.  The lot on Hwy 70 E is owned by the County and is considered a polluted lot because of the salt contamination and if people were to leave their horse trailers there could they use our 80 acres and the snowmobile trail to access the state forest. Motion by Held, second by Perry to give permission to use our 80acres to access the state forest for horseback riding. Unanimously approved.


HGY. G LANDFILL UPDATE – ROCKY CAFFARELLA: Caffarella is Ward 2 County Supervisor and provided the board with information and a police report from the Hwy. G Landfill and the problem with theft that was being investigated. The report was left so each board member would have a chance to read it. Hwy G Landfill meetings will be on Tues. February 17th here at the AV town hall.


CODIFICATION CONTRACTS: Code Publishing and General Code both gave us a project price. General Code’s price was slightly higher but has quite an extensive list of WI towns and cities that they have worked for where Code Publishing had none. Motion by Held, second by Nerdahl to accept the contract from General Code. Unanimously approved.


ADJOURNMENT:  Motion by Held, second by Perry to adjourn the meeting at 7:55PM. The next general meeting is February 18th, 2015 at 7:00PM.