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October 17, 2012 Board Meeting Minutes


 TOWN OF ARBOR VITAE  General Meeting   October 17, 2012

CALL TO ORDER: Chairman Bauers called the general meeting to order at 6:00PM. It had been properly posted and the media notified.


ROLL CALL: Present Frank Bauers, Jeff Hunter, Richard Held, Brian Nerdahl and Steve Perry.  Brian Jopek form the Lakeland Times was also present.  


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


MINUTES:  Motion by Bauers, second by Held to dispense with the reading and approve the minutes of the October 3rd, meeting. Motion carried.


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


PUBLIC COMMENTS / CORRESPONDENCE: 1)Everything is done after the septic backup except the vent cleaning. 2)Johnson Creek Rd. has been completed. Brian Jopek, Lakeland Times has received emails from a retired civil engineer about the job which were forwarded to the town.  3)Bauers received mail from Carol Gilson asking for transportation aid for the handicapped.  4)One of the road crew workers will have knee surgery on nov. 2nd and will be out for the rest of the month. 5)October 26th at 1:00PM there will be a budget workshop.


CONTRACT TO ADD LAKE TOMAHAWK TO THE CHAMBER: Attorney Greg Harrold wrote the contract to add Lake Tomahawk to the Arbor Vitae, Minocqua, Woodruff Chamber of Commerce. Motion by Held, second by Nerdahl to accept Lake Tomahawk to the Chamber. Unanimously approved.


ORDINANCE #01-2012 FIRE ALARM ORDINANCE: Bauers read the Fire Alarm Ordinance #01-2012. Motion by Held, second by Perry to approve the Fire Alarm Ordinance and any legal fees to enforce it. Unanimously approved.


PERMISSION TO MOVE A SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING: Lee Butler inspected a 1976 TriState home that Mark Dumask owns and has requested to move onto Englewood Dr. in Arbor Vitae. Butler felt the home was in very good condition and will improve that property and add to our tax base. Held felt that we have always respected Butler’s opinion and made the motion to approve the move of the house to Lot 9, Englewood Dr., it was seconded by Perry and unanimously approved.


VILAS COUNTY DOG LICENSE: Bauers attended a meeting in Eagle River on dog licensing and the amount the towns keep for processing. We’ve received nothing from 2006-2010 to help the Humane Society and the County is $1000.00 over budget this year so we probably won’t see anything this year either. They would like to raise the price of licensing to $5.00 and $10.00 and would like everyone in the County to charge the same. Motion by Nerdahl, second by Held to support the increase to $5.00 and $10.00 for dog licenses. Unanimously approved.


APPLICATION TO LAY OUT A ROAD: Stu and Kathy Foltz have property that is landlocked and would like to lay out a road to service that property. The property is in Arbor Vitae and the road is all in Woodruff. We will go to the meeting with Woodruff but the board feels it’s really Woodruff’s call because it’s all in Woodruff but services the land in Arbor Vitae. Our attorney will represent both Communities at the Public Hearing.


OPERATOR’S LICENSE:  There were 4 applications. Everything checked out so a motion was made by Held and seconded by Bauers to approve the Operator’s licenses. Unanimously approved.


BUILDING REPORT: 1-stick house $170,000.00, 1-garage $10,000.00, 5- storage units $48,000.00,  2-additions $37,500.00,   2-shoreland alteration $5,700.00 September’s total $274,800.00. Year’s total $3,054,345.00.


APPROVE CHECKS & VOUCHERS:  Checks 34323 to 34398 were approved for October in the amount of $85,033.64.


BUDGET WORKSHOP: The board worked on the 2013 budget.


ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at meeting at 8:26PM. The next general meeting is November 7, 2012.

These are the unapproved minutes of the October 17th, 2012 meeting.