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March 18, 2015 Board Meeting Minutes


 TOWN OF ARBOR VITAE  - General Meeting - March 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 and Steve Perry. Brian Nerdahl and Richard Held were absent.  Brian Jopek from the Lakeland Times and 2 others were also present.  


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


MINUTES:  Motion by Hunter, second by Perry to approve the minutes of the February 18th, 2015 meeting as read. Motion carried.


TREASURER’S REPORT:  The February report was reviewed by the board. Motion by Perry, second by Bauers to approve the report as presented. Motion carried.


PUBLIC COMMENTS / CORRESPONDENCE: 1) AVW Board of Education sent a letter of support for the outdoor recreation building. 2) A thank you from the Lakeland Retirement Foundation. 3)A reminder of the Recreational Grant Application for parks and trails. 4)WTA email supporting town assessment. 5)Perry and Bauers went to the WTA meeting and reported that the Federal Hwy program lets towns have the final say on round-a-bouts and the requirement of sidewalks could be eliminated. They also discussed the new proposed County assessing and feels it would be a very bad idea.   


SWEAR IN THE NEW FIRE CHIEF:  After 34 years Bauers didn’t want to run for the position of Fire Chief and felt that with his tremendous dedication, Mike Van Meter would be the best person for the job. A motion by Bauers was seconded by Perry to approve the appointment of Mike Van Meter to the position of Arbor Vitae Fire Chief. Unanimously approved. Bauers then had the honor of swearing in Van Meter.


APPOINT CLERK AND TREASURER: After just a little ribbing and only a few threats, a motion by Hunter was seconded by Perry to reappoint Freudigmann to another 2-year term as Treasurer and a motion by Bauers was seconded by Perry to reappoint Reuland to another 2-year term as Clerk were both unanimously approved.


OPERATOR’S LICENSES: There was 2 applications and everything checked out. Motion by Bauers, second by Hunter to approve the licenses as presented. Unanimously approved.


MINUTE BOOKS: We need to purchase another official minute book and it was brought to our attention that they no longer need to be kept that way so with the approval of the board we will save them plastic coated in a binder. Motion by Bauers, second by Perry to retain the minutes as suggested. Unanimously approved.


BUILDING REPORT:  1-storage $14,000.00,   February’s total $14,000.00. Years total $315,500.00. 


APPROVE CHECKS & VOUCHERS:  Checks 37059 to 37116 were approved for March in the amount of $38,263.79.


ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at 7:19PM. The next general meeting is April 1st, 2015.