Town of Arena Board Minutes

December 2, 2013


PRESENT:  Dave Lucey, John Wright, Bill Gauger, Cathy Acker, Minnie Gauger, Dave Meudt, Kevin Paar

OTHERS:  Mary Lockman, Dick Peck


The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm.  Roll call was taken. All members present.


 -Gauger motioned to approve the minutes of November 4, 2013 meeting. Wright seconded.  Minutes approved


NOTE:-Martinson – Reeve Rd., County KK wants to buy 5-6 acres of 16A along side his property.  All wooded.  No need to re-zone but needs a land division of property when sold. .  We would like the survey, then approve the land division.  Schutte moves to approve a land division in the name of Reeves Morlock contingent on the proper documentation of a certified survey.  Anding seconded.  Motion carried.  (NOTE:  Called and said this plan didn’t work out and he will not be at the Dec 2, 2013 Town Board Meeting)


-Peck: Building permit.  Classification of entire field is Class IV, below the line is Class VII.  House being built in the west corner which is Class IV.  Gauger approves 002-1100 40 acre parcel for a building permit and driveway permit.  Wright seconds motion.  Wright wants it noted that the county considers it a farm.  No re-zoning needed.  Will pay for permits in the next week. 


-Election Workers:  Gauger motioned to accept all election workers on list.  Wright seconded.  Motion carried. Chief Inspector training will be Wednesday Dec 4th, 2013. Minnie Gauger, Evy Halverson, Julie Jenson will be attending.


-Wisconsin Town Association Membership:  Gauger, Wright, Lucey not in favor of becoming a member.  Gauger motions that we do not join at this time, but leave door open for the future.  Wright seconded.  Motion carried.


-Acker has filled out the appropriate forms for 2013 tax levy and Mill Rates.  The county says it is approved.  Copies of both are in the files. 


-Gauger motioned that if anyone calls us on a stray dog that we feel needs to go to the humane society, but the party that calls needs to be responsible for getting it to the county humane society.  Wright seconded.  Motion carried. 


-Gauger motioned to approve the bills.  Wright seconded.  Motion carried.


-Lucey motioned to go into closed session.  Gauger seconded.  Motion carried. 


-Lucey motioned to increase Kevin Paar’s hourly wage to $18.00/hour and David Meudt’s hourly wage to $19.00/hr.  Wright seconded.  Motion carried.


-Gauger motioned to update computers starting with Minnie’s for taxes.  Her computer will then go to the patrolmen to update theirs. Wright seconded.  Motion carried.


-Some discussion on using some sand only on Demby, Hayward, Helena and River Road.  Discussion was centered around the fact that they are flat and we are doing this to save money and to see if we could do this on more roads in the future.

Out of Closed Session.


Gauger motioned to adjourn, Wright seconded.  Motion passed. 



Next Meeting January 6, 2014.