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October 4, 2017 meeting minutes


 TOWN OF ARBOR VITAE General Meeting  October 4, 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 Ashley Roach. Heather Holmes from the Lakeland Times and 11 others were also present.


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


MINUTES: Motion by Hunter, second by Roach to approve the minutes of the September 20th, 2017 meeting as read. Motion carried.


PUBLIC COMMENTS / CORRESPONDENCE:  1)Bauers and VanMeter attended a meeting with Oneida County Ambulance and they made us an offer. They would put an old ambulance in our fire barn and our EMT’s would be 3rd out. They will pay for insurance and upkeep on the ambulance and for every run we made $300.00 would come off our appropriation. The EMT’s would be paid by Ascension Hospital, $25.00 per run. They also said our appropriation would remain the same as last year.


ATV REQUEST FOR CORRIDOR #5: Corky Shepard from the ATV Club requested that the town open some additional town roads as routes to access more business in Arbor Vitae. Motion by Johnson, second by Roach to open Old Hwy. 51N, Airport Rd for 200’, sections of Walck, Kollman, No. Farming, Schuman, Wendy and Terry Dr. and trail #5 of the snowmobile trail. Unanimously approved.   


ATV FENCE OWNERSHIP: The fence that lines our parking lot for the ATV trail is owed by the ATV Club and they would like to give ownership to the town. Motion by Nerdahl, second by Bauers to take ownership of the fence in our parking lot from the ATV Club. Unanimously approved.


CROSS COUNTRY CRUISERS BUDGET REQUEST LETTER: The CCC asked for $3000.00 in budget support again this year. If possible any additional help that we could give towards their new building in Minocqua would be appreciated. Motion by Johnson, second by Roach to approve the $3000.00 for 2018. Unanimously approved.


DR. KATE MUSEUM – MIKE DOUD: Dr. Kate Museum has formally invited the Town of Arbor Vitae to join the Dr. Kate Museum. They have asked for a $2000.00 of financial support. Bauers asked if this is something that they will then be asking for on a yearly basis and the answer is yes. Motion by Nerdahl, second by Hunter to approve the $2000.00 contribution. Unanimously approved.


PICNIC LICENSE EAGLE RIVER VFW: Eagle River VFW has applied for a picnic license for the October 14th, 2017 Octoberfest at Harley Davidson. Motion by Bauers, second by Johnson to approve the picnic license for the Eagle River VFW. Unanimously approved.


APPROVAL FOR TRUCK FINANCING: Peoples State Bank was one of the designated banks at our annual meeting and a new plow truck was approved at the 2017 annual meeting not to spend more than $170,000.00 after trading in the old truck. A motion by Bauers was seconded by Johnson to approve the financing of $164,000.00 from Peoples State Bank for a rate of 2.75% for the term of 5 years. Unanimously approved.


DISCUSSION ON A SEX OFFENDER PLACEMENT ORDINANCE: The board would like to see an ordinance put in place to protect the school, bike trail and park. Reuland talked to WTA attorney and he warned to make the ordinance very specific to our town and not to ban the entire town to prevent us from being sued. He also said regardless of the ordinance the state still has the power to place a sex offender on probation in our town. The board requested the input of our attorney and other towns with an ordinance.


BUDGET WORKSHOP: The board worked on the 2018 budget.


ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at 9:00PM. The next general meeting is October 18th, 2017 at 7:00PM.