Town of Arena

August 8, 2011


PRESENT: Bill Gauger, Dave Lucey, Terry Denruiter, KayDee Maxwell, Dick Lockman, Mary Lockman, Minnie Gauger, Tracy Halverson, David Meudt


The meeting was called to order by David Lucey at 7:00pm. Roll call was taken.


Denruiter motioned to approve the minutes from July 11, 2011. Gauger seconded, motion passed.


Dan & Sarah Jackson do not need to clip their wild parsnip now according to the county.


Bob Murphy - DNR said Coon Rock is all set to go. Roelke Road, everything is ready to go as well.


Town Patrolmen - culverts, the plastic ones from Farm and Fleet are not going to be heavy enough. The culverts at Menards are $380 and are double walled. Gauger motioned to purchase 3 - 24" metal culverts for Coon Rock Road (16 gauge, $19.48/ft.). Also, purchase the culverts for Roelke Road. $3287 total for culverts. Denruiter seconded, motion passed.


Town Patrolmen contract - take away New Years and add labor day as a day off is what Dave Lucey would like to do? Meudt asked what the problem is with having eight days off instead of seven? Take of Good Friday off and of Christmas Eve and add Labor Day.


Salt for the year from the County - does the total include the 4%? $11,900 for 200 tons. Do we change it to 175 tons?


Road signs keep missing still and are being knocked over.


Plan Commission attendance by only one Town Board member each week instead of all three? Rod Anding brought this up. The board thinks it is difficult to convey the information between the two parties if the board is not present. Lucey has the idea of making a 5 person town board and no planning and zoning committee. Denruiter, doesn't it have to go through two boards? The board doesn't think that they should be required to attend the Planning Commission meetings and not get paid.


Operators License for Spring Valley Inn - Gauger motioned to approve the licenses for Michelle Hutchinson & Denise Layton. Denruiter seconded, motion passed.


Denruiter motioned to approve the bills presented. Gauger seconded, motion passed.


Gauger Salvage - Denruiter motioned to approve the addition of "new and used auto parts" on the conditional use permit and double the number of cars from 650 to 1300. Bill Gauger abstained from voting on the motion. Lucey seconded, motion passed. They owe the $250 fee.


Peterson Estate & David Moore - fencing, the issues are all worked out and the fence is going to get done. Denruiter talked with Mike Olson and Mike said, "Moore gave him no indication of getting the fence done." Mike Olson wants the board to move on this and the fence done in 60 days. Moore has not sent Olson any information. They spoke on July 24th. Gauger motioned to send a registered letter to Moore that he has 60 days to get the fence done. Denruiter seconded, motion passed.

Returned check for $25 for a fireworks permit. We will send them a registered letter.


Gauger says lower the number of people from 6 to 4 or leave it as it is for the Planning Commission. They see the expense as minimal. Denruiter would like to discuss it next month. He sees this as a minimal expense and cutting this is not worth the savings. It is valuable to have the board members present to listen to the discussion.


Gauger motioned to adjourn. Denruiter seconded, motion passed.