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April 5, 2017 general meeting minutes


 TOWN OF ARBOR VITAE  - General Meeting - April 5, 2017

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.  Jessica Leighety from the Lakeland Times and 9 others were also present.


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


MINUTES: Motion by Nerdahl, second by Bauers to approve the minutes of the March 15th, 2017 meeting as read. Motion carried.


PUBLIC COMMENTS / CORRESPONDENCE:  1) Information from WPS on the Hwy 51 project.and there replacement of the natural gas main. 2)Town Officials Workshop on May 11th in Minocqua.  3) Nerdahl and Johnson are attending B.O.R. training at the Waters on May 5th.  4)Thank you to Steve Perry for his 18 years of service on the Town Board.


LIQUOR LICENSE & OPERATOR LICENSE APPROVAL – OUTBACK 51:Marlena and Ron Schisel are in the process of purchasing WiseGuys. It will be called Outback 51 and they made application on March 8th, 2017 for the licenses. Everything checked out and they hope to open in late May. Motion by Bauers, second by Johnson to approve the licenses for Schizmars LLC provided the sale of the building goes through. Unanimously approved.


REZONE & UPDATE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FOR STECKER PROPERTY HWY 51: Kay Hatch represented her family for the property they now own on Thunderbird Ln. Her Mother has had the property since the 70’s and it was rezoned in 2000 from Recreational to R-1. The family got a room tax permit in 2005 and has had both long and short term rentals. The health dept. notified them that they were not in the correct zoning district to rent short term and they would have to change their zoning if they wanted to continue. They are working with Vilas County Zoning and have notified all the neighbors about the zoning change. Motion by Bauers, second by Perry to send the town the signed documents they have received from neighbors showing that they are in favor of the rezone and then the board will pass a recommendation on to Vilas County. Unanimously approved.


BUILDING ISSUES – RICK CLEM: Clem met with Bauers early in the day to get some clarity on recent building fines and issues and didn’t attend the meeting.


APPOINT CLERK AND TREASURER: Reuland has been the Clerk for 18 years and Freudigmann has been Treasurer for 6 years. Motion by Nerdahl, second by Johnson to appoint Reuland and Freudigmann to a new 3 year term. Unanimously approved.


SUGGESTED AGENDA FOR THE ANNUAL MEETING: An agenda is not required by statute but if the board anticipates bringing up particular subjects an agenda can be made. The purchase of a new town truck and the ambulance project are listed.


PICK DATE FOR ROAD INSPECTIONS: The board decided to take their annual road tour on Friday April 14th, at 12:00 to determine the condition of the roads and what could be done in 2017.


ADJOURNMENT:  Motion by Perry, second by Johnson to adjourn the meeting at 7:30PM. The next general meeting is April 19th, 2017 at 7:00PM.