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August 15, 2012 board meeting minutes


 TOWN OF ARBOR VITAE  - General Meeting - August 15, 2012

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, Richard Held, and Steve Perry.  Brian Nerdahl was absent. Brian Jopek  from the Lakeland Times and 3 others were also present.

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

MINUTES:  Motion by Bauers, second by Perry to approve the minutes of the August 1st, meeting after correcting the typo. Motion carried.

TREASURER’S REPORT:  Freudigmann reviewed the May’s Treasurer’s report with the board.  Motion by Perry, second by Bauers to approve the report as presented. Motion carried.

PUBLIC COMMENTS / CORRESPONDENCE: 1)Letter regarding Strategic Energy Assessment for 2012 through 2018.   

AWARD CRACKSEALING BID:  After Pitlik remeasured the correct portion of one of the roads it still left the 2 bidders at approximately $5000.00 difference. A motion by Nerdahl was seconded by Hunter to accept Fahrners bid and award the cracksealing to them. Unanimously approved.  

RECOMMENDATION TO VILAS COUNTY:  Rock Falls Riding Stable & Mini Golf owner Brenda McMillion petitioned Vilas County for a conditional use permit to allow Go-Karts. Bauers reported receiving 66 signatures on a petition against the Go-Karts. It is adjacent to an R-1 Subdivision and their biggest concern is the noise. The owner feels it’s on a business corridor and more than 1000ft away from Breezy Pines and further away from Red Pine Circle. They would like to add 6 more lights, 10 new go-karts and stay open until 10:00PM. The go-karts have a Honda 4-stroke motor and are very quiet according to noise level study submitted. The board felt it wasn’t a good fit so close to an R-1 subdivision. Motion by Bauers, second by Nerdahl to oppose the addition of Go-Karts. Motion passed 3-2 with Held and Perry voting in favor.

JOHNSON CREEK ROAD UPDATE: Jim Bollmann, Project Engineer for MSA reported that he would have to do a dam analysis for the cost of $1000.00 on the Johnson Road Creek culvert.  Motion by Bauers, second by Perry to approve the additional expense to get the project moving. Unanimously approved.

PREP WORK PRIOR TO CHIP SEALING: Welch, road crew foreman noticed that in the bid for chip sealing there was no prep work mentioned and when he asked Scott Construction they said that they didn’t do any. Fahrner & Pitlik will both give us a price for the prep work that needs to be done prior to chip sealing.

OPERATOR’S LICENSE: 9 people applied for Operator’s Licenses. One applicant has 2 underage drinking charges, 3-12-10 and 2-9-12. Everyone else checked out.  Motion by Held, second by Perry to approve all but the one license #63. Unanimously approved.

BUILDING REPORT: 2-stick houses $256,000.00, 4-manufactured/modular houses $308,000.00, 1- storage $800.00, 4-garages $63,700.00, 4-additions $55,850.00, 1-business $30,000.00. May’s total $714,350.00. Year’s total $1,173,558.00.

APPROVE CHECKS & VOUCHERS:  Checks 34001 to 34070 were approved for June in the amount of $76,792.26.

ADJOURNMENT:  The meeting adjourned at 7:50PM. The next general meeting is July 18, 2012 because of the July 4Th Holiday.

These are the unapproved minutes of the August 15, 2012 meeting.




Mary Reuland, Clerk