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May 18, 2016 meeting minutes


 TOWN OF ARBOR VITAE  - General Meeting - May 18, 2016

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 Perry was seconded by Nerdahl to adjourn the Board of Review until 8/19/16. Unanimously approved. Motion by Nerdahl, second by Bauers to adjourn at 7:01PM. Unanimously approved.

CALL TO ORDER: Chairman Bauers called the meeting to order at 7:02PM. It had been properly posted and the media notified.

ROLL CALL: Present Frank Bauers, Ryan Johnson, Jeff Hunter, Brian Nerdahl and Steve Perry.  Brian Jopek from the Lakeland Times and 50 others were also present.

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

MINUTES: Motion by Johnson, second by Perry to approve the minutes of the May 4th, 2016 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) Town Board with meet with the Minocqua Library Board of Trustee on Monday May 23rd, at 7:00PM. 2) Reuland, Freudigmann and Arnswald attended a WMCA Conference held locally on May12th and 13th. 

APPROVE CLASS B COMBINATION LICENSE: The Northern Way has closed and was purchased by Hillstad Pharmaceutical leaving an available liquor license. It was advertised and the only application was from Trout Lake Golf which currently holds a B-Beer and C-Wine. Motion by Bauers, second by Johnson to approve the Class B-Combination license for Trout Lake Golf. Unanimously approved.

DEVILS ELBOW- SHERYL THARMAN: The Devils Elbow 5K run will be on June 11, 2016. This is the 6th year and they would like another non-profit to get involved. AVW will take over after this year. The scholarships are very important and they would like to see this continued. The town pledged their support for the first 5 years and although a donation wasn’t expected a motion by Hunter was seconded by Nerdahl to make a $1000.00 donation, and it was unanimously approved.

AIRPORT IMPROVEMENTS : Hunter reported that the lighting system is terrible because its not grounded properly, runway reconstruction, relocate the terminal building, purchase a generator, sealcoat, construct perimeter fence and clear the runaway approaches are the requests for the 6-year improvement plan for the airport. No land acquisitions and no runway additions so Hunter is OK with the list.  

DR KATE’S HISTORICAL MARKER: Mike Doud, President of the Dr. Kate’s Museum was present and Gary Simmons gave an overview of Dr. Kate’s and the application for a State Historical Marker and the July 30th dedication. He would love a donation from the town, both monetary and with attendance to show support. Arbor Vitae and Woodruff residents were instrumental in the promotion of the hospital and he would like us to be present at the celebration.

ATV TRAIL & ORDINANCE UPDATE: The ATV Club presented a route that is limited use and allows a connection with St. Germain. The majority of the people present were here to discuss the ATV issue. Several pros and cons were heard. Board members each gave their opinion. A motion by Bauers was seconded by Perry to approve the route the Lakeland ATV Club presented for limited use on town roads. One board member voted no and 4 voted yes but reluctantly for 3 of the members. A simple ordinance was reviewed and a motion by Nerdahl was seconded by Perry to amend it and approve the All-Terrain Vehicle Use on Town Roads Ordinance. Unanimously approved.

BUILDING REPORT:  2 – hangers $60,000.00, 1 – fence $100.00, 1- addition $15,000.00, 1 – entry $1600.00. April total $76,700.00. Years total $565,460.00.

APPROVE CHECKS & VOUCHERS: Checks 38387 to 38470 were approved for May in the amount of $92,597.16.

ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at 8:33PM. The next general meeting is June 1st, 2016.