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June 1, 2016 meeting minutes


 TOWN OF ARBOR VITAE  - General Meeting - June 1, 2016

CALL TO ORDER: Chairman Bauers called the meeting to order at 7:00PM. It had been properly posted and the media notified.

ROLL CALL: Present Frank Bauers, Jeff Hunter, Brian Nerdahl, Ryan Johnson and Steve Perry.  Brian Jopek from the Lakeland Times and 11 other people were also present.


AGENDA:  Motion by Nerdahl, second by Hunter to approve the agenda after moving item #7 to #2. Motion carried.


MINUTES: Motion by Perry, second by Johnson to approve the minutes of the May 18th, 2016 meeting as read. Motion carried.


PUBLIC COMMENTS / CORRESPONDENCE:  1) Issues discussed at the May 19th Lakeland Airport meeting. Hunter added that Matt Massina WDOA representative will be at the June 16th meeting at the airport and asked the board members to please attend.  2) Bauers attended a meeting with the Vilas County Forestry Dept and the Vilas County Highway Dept. and they approved the ATV trail over county land.


DR. KATE’S DONATION: The Museum has applied for a Historical Marker and they would appreciate it if Arbor Vitae would be willing to contribute 1/3 of the expense. Motion by Nerdahl, second by Hunter to donate $1803.00 to support the museum. Unanimously approved.


OPEN BIDS FOR ROAD WORK: Pitlik was the only bidder. South Farming Rd came in at $147,978.00, Arrowhead Dr was $14,808.00, Sumach Lake Rd culvert area is $45,838.00 and the Lakeland Dr. cul-du-sac was $9,264.50 for a total of $217,888.50. Motion by Perry, second by Nerdahl to accept Pitliks bid. Unanimously approved.   


OPEN BIDS FOR TOWN PICK-UP:  A bid from Marston’s and a bid from Parson’s were received for a 1-ton 2016 dump truck. The board reviewed both bids and a motion by Bauers was seconded by Perry to accept the bid price most beneficial to the town. Unanimously approved.  


OPERATORS LICENSES 2016-2017: There was 52 applicants for new or renewed licenses and everything checked out except for one. A list of offenses was presented for 1 applicant. Motion by Nerdahl, second by Johnson to approve the Operator’s Licenses for 51 and deny the 1 application. Unanimously approved.


APPROVE 2016-2017 LIQUOR LICENSES: There were 2-Class A, 3-Class B Beer, 1-Class C Wine, and 16-Class B Combination Liquor License Applications. Everything was in order for all of them. Motion by Bauers, second by Hunter to approve the license as submitted contingent on publication. Unanimously approved.


APPROVE 2015-2016 CIGARETTE LICENSES: There were 4 applicants for Cigarette Licenses. Motion by Nerdahl, second by Perry to approve the licenses as submitted. Unanimously approved.  


RECYCLING WEEKEND: June 10, 11, &12 will be the white goods and electronics recycling at the brush site.


LIBRARY AGREEMENT: The Board attended a meeting with the Minocqua Library Board of Trustees. Information on circulations and price per circulation were discussed. The cost of service to AV residents is $74,661.55. That figure is what drove the 6-year agreement with the town.  We are now a libraried town and we weren’t when we signed the original agreement. The board requested the number of circulations for all other Vilas County Towns and questioned why no other town was charged. The board agreed to send a letter to Vilas County Clerk, Administrator and 4 County Representatives requesting they put library expenditures on the County apportionment worksheet so we can take it off our levy. We’d like to have a decision from them before making the decision on how much to give to Minocqua’s Library.


2ND READING OF ORDINANCE #2-2016 ATV-UTV USE OF TOWN ROADS: Bauers read the ordinance. They would like to change Plan Commission to Town Board under Purpose for Authorization(2). They would like UTV added to the title. Under Conditions of Use (3) add or as posted. Motion by Bauers, second by Perry to approve the Ordinance as amended. Unanimously approved. We will put it on the website when the trail opens and that won’t be until after all the signs are up.


ADJOURNMENT:  Motion by Perry, second by Bauers to adjourn the meeting at 8:15PM. The next general meeting is June 15th, 2016 at 7:00PM. These are the unapproved minutes of the June 1st, 2016 meeting.

Mary Reuland, Clerk