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Arbor Vitae WI 54568

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Town Board Minutes November 16, 2011



NOVEMBER 16, 2011

ANNUAL BUDGET HEARING: Chairman Bauers called the Annual Budget Hearing to order at 7:00PM and read the proposed budget line by line to the electors. Motion by June Schmaal, second by Dan Reuland to adjourn.

SPECIAL TOWN MEETING OF ELECTORS:  Chairman Bauers called the Special Town Meeting to order. Motion by Dan Reuland, second by Joe Perry to approve the 2012 highway expenditures as presented. Motion carried. Motion by Joe Perry, second by Dan Reuland to adopt the 2011 town tax levy to be paid in 2012. Motion carried. Motion by Joe Perry, second by June Schmaal to approve the possible purchase of property next to the town hall. Motion carried. Special Town Meeting was adjourned.

SPECIAL TOWN BOARD MEETING: Chairman Bauers called the Special Town Board meeting to order. Motion by Held, second by Bauers to adopt the 2012 budget as presented. Motion carried. The meeting was adjourned.

 CALL TO ORDER:  Chairman Bauers called the meeting to order at 7:15PM immediately following the budget meetings. It had been properly posted and the media notified.

ROLL CALL:  Present Frank Bauers, Richard Held, Jeff Hunter, Steve Perry and Brian Nerdahl. Marcus Nesemann from the Lakeland Time and 6 others were present.

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

MINUTES:  Motion by Nerdahl, second by Held to approve the minutes of November 2nd, 2011 meeting as read. Motion carried.

TREASURER’S REPORT:  Freudigmann went over the report with the board. After review a motion by Hunter was seconded by Perry to approve the October 2011 treasurer’s report as presented. Motion carried.

PUBLIC COMMENTS / CORRESPONDENCE:  1)Steve Kimball from Steigerwaldt Land Service will be going out to the old proposed landfill site to do an appraisal for the DNR and asked if any board members would like to go along. He will meet interested persons at 9:00AM on 11/18/11 at the site. Joe Perry found records showing that we actually have a road that leads to it. The state said they could not find that we have an access point. 2)Steve Perry went to the informational meetings that the DOT held about the changes proposed to Hwy 51. Although they won’t affect Arbor Vitae until 2016 directly, we need to get involved now if there’s something we don’t like.

CEMETERY CHANGES: Richard Held felt that per the Cemetery Ordinance that he should have changes made at the cemetery approved by the board. The sign has been refaced. There is power to the well and to light the flag. The Cemetery Commission has carried out the Memorial Garden. People can buy trees, shrubs, and commemorative bricks in memory of loved ones. Bauers commended Held for his fantastic job at the cemetery. Motion by Perry, second by Bauers to approve changes at the Cemetery. Unanimously approved.  

OPERATOR’S LICENSES: There were 2 applicants and everything checked out. Motion by Nerdahl, second by Perry to approve the licenses as presented. Unanimously approved.

OBTAINING A NON-METALLIC MINING PERMIT FOR THE TOWN: Perry talked to Brian Pitlik and they are about 2-years away from depleting their gravel pit in Arbor Vitae, this would result in trucking gravel from out of the area and roads would be at a much higher cost. He also talked to Steve Peterson from the DNR and he said the permit was fairly easy to obtain.  The State would also like to investigate the possibility of applying for their own and we could share the application fee and just pay the royalty fee of $.50 per yard. Peterson suggested a meeting between Bauers, Pitlik and himself to start the process. Motion by Held, second by Perry to start the process of obtaining a non-metallic mine permit. Unanimously approved. 

BUILDING REPORT: 3-garages $50,500.00,   3-additions $112,000.00,  1-fence $3,600.00,  2-demolitions $4,250.00. October’s total $170,350.00 and the years total $2,593,290.00.

APPROVE VOUCHERS & CHECKS: Checks 33318 to 33377 were approved for November in the amount of $60,129.71.

ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at 7:45PM. The next general meeting is December 7, 2011.

These are the unapproved minutes of the November 16th, 2011 budget and general meetings.

Mary Reuland, Clerk