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November 16, 2016 board meeting minutes

<![endif]--> TOWN OF ARBOR VITAE - November 16, 2016

ANNUAL BUDGET HEARING: Chairman Bauers called the Annual Budget Hearing to order at 7:00PM and went over the proposed budget with the electors.


SPECIAL TOWN MEETING OF ELECTORS: Chairman Bauers called the Special Town Meeting of Electors to order. Motion by Mike VanMeter, second by Judy Bauers to approve the elected officials wages. Motion carried. Motion by Judy Bauers, second by Mike VanMeter to adopt the 2016 town tax levy to be paid in 2017. Motion carried.


SPECIAL TOWN BOARD MEETING: Chairman Bauers called the Special Town Board to order. Motion by Perry, second by Hunter to adopt the 2017 budget and the levy amount as presented. Unanimously approved. Motion by Bauers, second by Johnson to adjourn the meeting at 7:11PM. Motion carried.


CALL TO ORDER: Chairman Bauers called the general meeting to order at 7:12PM. It had been properly posted and the media notified.


ROLL CALL: Present Frank Bauers, Jeff Hunter, Steve Perry, Brian Nerdahl and Ryan Johnson.   Brian Jopek from the Lakeland Times and 5 others were also present.


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


MINUTES:  Motion by Nerdahl, second by Hunter to approve the minutes of the October 19th, 2016 meeting as read. Motion carried. There was no meeting on November 2nd, due to lack of an agenda.


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


PUBLIC COMMENTS / CORRESPONDENCE: 1) Letter from Barb Freudigmann, Treasurer.  2) We need another Library Trustee for the Olson Memorial Library and will put it in our column in the paper. 3) We will have an increase in our ambulance appropriation by $30,000.00 for 2018 due to the County adding another paid ambulance service. 4)Deutschers had already talked to the DOT and came to us because they had been denied.  


HWY 51 BILLBOARDS: In 2011 the DOT under section 84.30 has the authority to supersede our sign ordinance on state highways. Even the WTA didn’t have knowledge about this. Our sign ordinance prohibits nonconforming sign from being relocated or reconstructed. According to pictures from the DOT some reconstruction had already been done on the billboards on Hwy 51. DOT said with section 84.30 they can move the signs and we would have to purchase them from the owners if we didn’t allow it. Perry will take this to our attorney because of the conflict this has with the reconstruction.  


EAGLE WASTE TRUCKS DURING ROAD LIMITS: Eagle Waste requested permission to run our town roads during weight limits with trucks weighing 18,000 lbs empty and 22,000 lbs full. Advanced Disposal doesn’t pick up during weight limits and Lakeland Disposal uses trucks under our weight restrictions even when full. Motion by Bauers, second by Johnson to deny Eagle Waste trucks picking up during weight restrictions. Unanimously approved.   


BUILDING REPORT:  1-stick house $241,000.00,   2-manufactured homes $75,000.00, 3-storage $291,776.00, 2-garages $37,500.00, 1-deck $14,000.00, 1-foundation $68,000.00.  October’s total $727,276.00. Years total $2,940,556.00.


APPROVE CHECKS & VOUCHERS:  Checks 38908 to 38996 were approved for November in the amount of $164,497.59.


ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at 7:40PM. The next general meeting is December 7TH, 2016.