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February 18, 2015 meeting minutes


 TOWN OF ARBOR VITAE  - General Meeting - February 18, 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 3 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 February 4th, 2015 meeting as read. Motion carried.


TREASURER’S REPORT:  The January report was reviewed by the board.  65.14% of taxes were collected which is up 1% over last year. The refund checks that we issue were discussed.  been collected so far. Motion by Bauers, second by Held to approve the report as presented. Motion carried.


PUBLIC COMMENTS / CORRESPONDENCE: 1) Landfill had their meeting here last night and under public comments the Hwy. G possible theft was discussed. 2) Our truck was delivered on 2-18-2015. 3)Town and DOT emails. 4)Information on the proposed County assessing. 5)Bob’s Bait Shop will be run by his brother Ted Batwinski. He would like the DOT to move Hwy 51 to the west so the business could continue.  


AMBULANCE APPROPRIATION:  The Ambulance cost has risen this year by $12,315.83 and last year it was $15,382.62 less than what was budgeted. Emergency Services said this years cost is the new normal. Motion by Nerdahl, second by Held to take money out of surplus savings to pay the increase. Unanimously approved.


LIBRARY APPROPRIATION: Olson Memorial Library has requested that the town give the entire $2800.00 we receive from the County. We pay the requested circulation amount and ½ of the $2800.00 and then use the other ½ to offset the Minocqua Library amount. They would like the entire amount and seeing that we are a member of that district Perry agrees. We will look at this again at budget time.


BUILDING REPORT:  1-stick house $300,000.00,  1-boathouse $1500.00.  Januarys total $301,500.00. Years total $301,500.00. 


APPROVE CHECKS & VOUCHERS:  Checks 36952 to 37053 were approved for February in the amount of $1,998,783.91


ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at 7:53PM. The next general meeting is March 4th, 2015.