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Arbor Vitae WI 54568

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January 20, 2016 board meeting minutes

<![endif]--> TOWN OF ARBOR VITAE - General Meeting - January 20, 2016


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 9 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 January 6th, 2016 meeting as read. Motion carried.


TREASURER’S REPORT:  The December report was prepared by Peterson / Metz Accounting and reviewed by the board. Motion by Perry, second by Bauers to approve the report as presented. Motion carried.


PUBLIC COMMENTS / CORRESPONDENCE: 1) Navistar called the town office in response to Bauers letter to them asking for compensation towards repairs. We gave them the VIN # from the title and have not heard back.


DRAW FOR BALLOT ORDER: All the candidates were present and drew for order on the April ballot.  Richard Held drew #1, Ryan Johnson drew #2 and Brian Nerdahl drew the 3rd position.


BIKE TRAIL – JIM BOLLMANN: Questions on where the bike trail would start and end and what the overall project would cost were some questions presented by the audience. If private funding is the answer than these are questions that should be answered first. Bollmann told the board if we were going to apply for a stewardship grant the next step would be to pass a resolution pledging matching funds or ½ of the project. Due to budget restrictions where would that money come from? Last year the town paid $5000.00, which hasn’t been used yet, to lay out a plan. Bollmann said he would do that and the bike committee could start their fund raising.


PICNIC LICENSE – CCC: Because the Cross Country Cruisers couldn’t have Cruiserfest due to the weather, they would like to have an open house on Valentine’s Day and have applied for a Picnic License. Motion by Nerdahl, second by Perry to approve the license for the Cruisers for February 13-14, 2016. Unanimously approved. 


APPOINTMENT OF AGENT – THE STORE: The agent for The Store took another job and the corporation has made application to replace her. A full background check was done and everything is in order. Motion by Held, second by Bauers to approve the appointment of  successor agent as applied for by the Schierl Sales Corp. Unanimously approved.


PUBLIC NUISANCE ORDINANCE DISCUSSION: The Public Nuisance Ordinance was discussed again. Some suggestions were to have a complaint form. To strike “e” from the original AV Appearance Code Procedures. To add ‘D’ from the definitions of the WTA model Public Nuisance Ordinance. This will be brought back to the table at the second meeting in February.


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.


REFERENDUM QUESTIONS: The board had talked about having referendum questions on a ballot this year and the deadline for the April ballot is quickly approaching. After much discussion, 1) Should ATV’s be allowed with limited use on Arbor Vitae Town roads? and 2) Do you support the continued membership with the Minocqua Library? Those two questions would be put on the ballot as non-binding advisory questions to let the people have a voice. Motion by Bauers, second by Nerdahl to have that be question #1 on the April ballot. The motion passed with Held voting No. Motion by Bauers, second by Perry to have question #2 on the April ballot. Motion carried with Held voting No.


BUILDING REPORT:  1-stick house $275,000.00. Decembers total $275,000.00. Years total $3,711,242.00. 


APPROVE CHECKS & VOUCHERS:  Checks 37904 to 38099 were approved for January in the amount of $1,968,184.19  


ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at 8:35PM. The next general meeting is 2-3-16.