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March 16, 2016 board meeting minutes


TOWN OF ARBOR VITAE  - General Meeting - March 16, 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, Richard Held, Brian Nerdahl and Steve Perry.  Brian Jopek from the Lakeland Times and 14 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 March 2nd, 2016 meeting as read. Motion carried. Motion by Nerdahl, second by Bauers to approve the minutes of the February 26th Special Board meeting as read. Motion carried.


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


PUBLIC COMMENTS / CORRESPONDENCE: 1) WTA information on Implementing Zoning in Unzoned Towns. 2) Information on the next Hwy G Landfill meeting and a request from that committee to send a letter to the Vilas County Chairman, Ron DeBruyne in support of the land acquisition to do the expansion. 3) Our new Kenworth was experiencing problems due to a faulty radiator cap. 5) Mike Meyers was present and asked to be put on the next agenda concerning new information on Hwy 51 Controlled Access Points. He gave each board member a packet of information. 6) Jim Altenburg of Northwoods Transit Connection was also present to introduce himself to the board and asked to be put on the next agenda.   


ANNUAL MEETING AGENDA ITEMS:  Although an agenda is not necessary for the Annual Meeting, Bauers made a suggestion to put the need of a new town pickup truck on the agenda. Nerdahl would like Freudigmann to talk about the bike trail.


#1-16 PUBLIC NUISANCE ORDINANCE: Nerdahl talked to Rick Stadleman, retired attorney for the WTA and he felt that our lack of zoning would make it hard to enforce the ordinance. So instead of a reading, a motion was made by Perry and seconded by Held to adopt the old Appearance Code Procedure, minus “e” and the motion failed.   There was much discussion from the board and the audience. It was agreed to send problems to Vilas County Zoning, and Vilas County Public Health and to revisit the Appearance Code Procedure.


OPERATOR’S LICENSES: There was 1 application and everything checked out. Motion by Nerdahl, second by Held to approve the license as presented. Unanimously approved.


WHITE GOODS AND ELECTRONIS CLEANUP: Because the recycling fund was cut by the state and the voucher program that the county offered was drastically cut, it was suggested that we sponsor something for the town. Perry suggested that we get a company that hauls to Hwy G Landfill. All thought it was a good idea possibly at the brush site in the spring.


BUILDING REPORT:  1-garage $20,000.00,   1-addition $325,000.00,  1-communication tower.  February’s total $345,000.00. Years total $415,000.00. 


APPROVE CHECKS & VOUCHERS:  Checks 38208 to 38289 were approved for March in the amount of $51,023.02.


ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at 7:50PM. The next general meeting is April 6th, 2016.