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August 17, 2016 board meeting minutes


TOWN OF ARBOR VITAE   - General Meeting - August 17, 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, Steve Perry, Ryan Johnson and Brian Nerdahl. Brian Jopek from the Lakeland Times and 6 others were also present.


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


MINUTES:  Motion by Johnson, second by Bauers to approve the minutes of the August 3rd, 2016 meeting. Motion carried.


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


PUBLIC COMMENTS / CORRESPONDENCE: 1) 2016 Fall WTA Town Workshops agenda.


VILAS COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES DISCUSS COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM: Jay Verhulst arranged for a meeting with Bauers and himself, the other 3 Vilas County Supervisors,

County Clerk Dave Alleman and Jason Hilger Finance Administrator to discuss the library funding options on August 23rd, at 12:00. They are all coming from a meeting in LDF and will come here right after.


D.O.T. UPDATE – HWY 51 PROJECT: Jed Peters and Fred McCue were present to give us an update on the Hwy 51 project. The deadline is August 2017 to submit offers and then it will be let for bid. The spring of 2018 the work will be done in Woodruff, and the AV work will be done by late summer 2019. We informed them that the billboards couldn’t be replaced per our sign ordinance. Next fall the DNR will watch the storm sewer water to protect our lakes. A request for a crosswalk came from a resident.  


DNR LETTER ABOUT TROUT LAKE LN EASEMENT:   Trout Lake Lane is a highway easement that was recorded but never was accepted by the town. We never received any highway aids on that either. The DNR requested a letter stating that. Motion by Nerdahl, second by Hunter to write that letter to the DNR. Unanimously approved.


MEDICAL INSURANCE: All the rates are in and Security Ins 3500. Copay plan was very similar to our current carrier, WPS 5000. Copay plan. We have been very happy with WPS and asked to stay with them for another year. Motion by Bauers, second by Johnson to approve the WPS PPO/$5000.copay plan. Unanimously approved.


BUILDING REPORT:  1-garage $176,800.00. July’s total $176,800.00. Years total $1,209,180.00. 


APPROVE CHECKS & VOUCHERS:  Checks 38648 to 38731 were approved for August in the amount of $234,499.99.


ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at 7:53PM. The next general meeting is September 7th, 2016.