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May 20, 2015 board meeting minutes


 TOWN OF ARBOR VITAE  General Meeting May 20, 2015

CALL BOARD OF REVIEW TO ORDER: Chairman Bauers called the Board of Review to order at 7:00PM. Jim Placek, Assessor from Bowmar was present. Due to the assessment roll not being complete a motion by Held was seconded by Perry to adjourn the Board of Review until 8/7/15. Unanimously approved.


CALL TO ORDER: Chairman Bauers called the meeting to order at 7:05PM. It had been properly posted and the media notified.


ROLL CALL: Present Frank Bauers, Richard Held, Jeff Hunter, Brian Nerdahl 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 May 6th, 2015 meeting. Motion carried.


TREASURER’S REPORT: The board reviewed the April report.  Motion by Hunter, second by Perry to approve the treasurer’s report as presented. Motion carried.


PUBLIC COMMENTS / CORRESPONDENCE:  1) Lakeland Airport Newsletter.  2) Joint Meeting with Lakeland Airport Owners.  3) Olson Memorial Library Board approved the conceptual plan for the new library. It will be built with no tax dollars but because of generous donations. 4) Hwy G Landfill is in need of a Chairman and a Vice Chairman. The owners of the Landfill are the ones that have to make the appointments. Bauers is considering a position. 5) Bauers met with Jed Peters and Fred McCue, DOT, about the service agreement for Hwy 51. This is the last year that the CSS of $42,000.00 for lights and sidewalks will be in the budget with a 0 cost to the town. Lakeland Sanitary is a separate entity and this was a relief to Held. 6) Ron DeBruyne, Vilas County Chairman, appreciates the road crew and town boards commitment to the citizens of Arbor Vitae.


ATV CLUB UPDATE: Corky Sheppard, ATV Club representative showed the board a map of the routes that are open for ATV & UTV use. LDF has opened gas tax roads and soon the County will open County road so that a corridor between Oneida, Vilas and Price Counties will be open. ATV will be able to use the old RR bed from Arbor Vitae to Lac Du Flambeau. There is no place ATV’s will travel town roads in Arbor Vitae. Woodruff is allowing them to travel their portion of Townline Rd. Bauers reminded the group that a referendum vote was taken and it failed in Arbor Vitae. He said another referendum question could be added to a ballot before any decisions were made.


OPEN BIDS FOR BLACKTOP & CHIP SEALING: Pitlik & Wick was the only bidder for the repaving of Old Hwy 51S from Madson Rd to Townline Rd for a price of $157,658.00. Motion by Bauers, second by Held to accept the bid from Pitlik. Unanimously approved. Fahrner and Pitlik both bid on the chip sealing of Red Pine Cr. Fahrner bid $32,722.00 and Pitlik’s price was $43,313.35. Road Crew Foreman Mike Welch and Hunter spoke of the good performance we’ve received from Pitlik.  For the past 3 years we’ve been unhappy with the workmanship that Fahrner has provided. Motion by Held, second by Hunter to accept the bid from Pitlik for the work on Red Pine Cr. Unanimously approved.


OPERATOR’S LICENSE: 30 people applied for new or renewed Operator’s Licenses. Back ground checks were done and all checked out. Motion by Nerdahl, second by Perry to approve license #18-#47 as presented. Unanimously approved. None to report.


CHOOSE PLAN COMMISSION MEMBERS: Dr. RaDuege would like to serve another term and sent a letter stating that. Steve Perry is our Board member serving on the Plan Commission and said he would stay for another term. Motion by Bauers, second by Nerdahl to reappoint Dr. RaDuege and Perry to another term. Unanimously approved.


IMPROVEMENTS TO NEW PARKING LOT: The inmates from McNaughton will be here the 2nd week in June and will clear the area for the new parking lot. They will be bringing a chipper and we can give the chips away at the brush site.


BUILDING REPORT:  5 – garages $181,820.00, 2 – storage units $40,000.00, 1- addition $18,000.00, 1 – roof $9000.00, 1 – retaining wall/ steps $7000.00, 1 – site prep $75,000.00.  April total $330,820.00. Years total $658,320.00.


APPROVE CHECKS & VOUCHERS: Checks 37200 to 37283 were approved for May in the amount of $56,368.82.


ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at 8:03PM. The next general meeting is June 3rd, 2015.