Town of Arena Board Minutes

June 1, 2015

 

PRESENT:Dave Lucey, John Wright, Bill Gauger, Cathy Acker, Minnie Gauger, OTHERS:David Meudt, Jim Whitaker, Mary Lockman, Ingmar Nelson, Rand Schott, Jack Demby.

Boyd Spurley, Paul Pustina, Randy Wild, Don Bennett.

 

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

-       Wright motioned to approve the minutes of the May 4, 2015 Town Board meeting.Gauger seconded.Minutes approved

-       Gauger motioned to approve the minutes of the May 18, 2015 Special Town Board meeting.Wright seconded.Minutes approved

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Paul Pustina:Shooting Range Info.10 acres owned jointly landfill.Shooting range was brought up for something to do with it.Showed us maps of where it would be, noise reduction.Looking for money from DNR, NRA .Requirements for noise reduction, ricochets, berms needed.Club rules times to shoot, types of guns.Gauger questions maintenance, insurance, etc.Pustina said it is mowed once a month now. No increase in their insurance.Boyd Spurley questions the effect on his property value.Is it justifiable to have a range in the small town.He brought along a petition with 100 plus signatures against a gun range (we have a copy).Concerned about a gun range and the noise.Gauger motioned that we can legally sell the landfill to the village for $1. Wright seconded.Motion carried.Pustina will bring this up at the village meeting Tuesday night.

 

Hartungs would like to re-zone to A-1 and will tear down the old fertilizer building.They are only conducting farm business at this point.Re-zone 2.41 acres from B-4 to A-1.Wright moves to approve 2.41A re-zone from B-4 to A-1. Gauger seconded. Motion approved.Paid $250.

 

Address Ordinance:Wright was notified that someone physically pulled out the fire number of a neighbor.They would like it replaced.Schott says that it is Moores easement and he doesnít want anything in it.Giffey said the town installed the sign and he concerned about the EMS not finding his driveway in an emergency.The Board is looking over the Iowa County ordinance for fire signs.Schott would like the township to replace the sign and send a letter to David Moore asking him to leave it there in order to protect his neighbor.Ordinance 2.2 (c,d,h).If the sign is not replaced where it was, Giffey would like a site visit to make sure it is visible.The Board will check into this and make a decision ASAP.††

 

Public Comment:

 

Gauger asked if the township would volunteer to haul some limestone from Spring Green to the village park baseball diamond needs it.Two trucks, two loads each estimate.Wright motions that our patrolmen haul aggregate from the diamonds in Spring Green to the Arena village park diamond.Gauger seconded.Motion carried.

 

Lockman questioned that we were told that the landfill cannot be used for anything.They cannot disturb the monitor wells only.The proposed shooting range is away from that area.

 

Nelson empathizes with the people who live close to the shooting range.

- Liquor Licenses:

††††††††††† Gauger motioned to approve the renewal of Heck's Market liquor license operatorsfor Gary Heck and cigarette license.Wright seconded, motion passed.

††††††††††† Gauger motioned to approve the renewal of Pappa's Trading Post liquor license and operators license for Randal Smith. Wright seconded, motion passed.

††††††††††† Gauger motioned to approve the renewal of Spring Valley Inn's liquor license and operators licenses for Brenner Rasmussen, Cole Rasmussen. Wright seconded, motion passed.

††††††††††† Gauger motioned to approve the renewal of Bob's BBQ Emporium's liquor license.Wright seconded, motion passed.

††††††††††† Gauger motioned to approve the renewal of Lake Louie Brewing LLC's liquor license. Wright seconded, motion passed.

††††††††† Gauger motioned to approve the renewal ofHerb's Spices and More liquor licenses andoperators licenses for Kate McQuade and Bob McQuade.†† Wright seconded, motion passed.

†††††††† Gauger motioned to approve the renewal of Traders liquor and cigarette license andoperators licenses for Joseph Jensen, Abby Schultze, Terry Askevold, Jurae Vossekuil, Krystal Askevold, Edwin Olson.Wright seconded, motion passed. Fireworks license.

 

-Wright motioned to accept bills. Gauger seconded.Motion carried.

 

Patrolmen started mowing.Doing portions of Linley and Sawle this week with Scott Construction.†† When Bindlís are ready we will start Erdmann.

 

Wright motioned to go into a closed section.Gauger seconded.Motion carried.

Wright motioned to come out of closed section.Gauger seconded.Motion carried.

 

Wright motioned to adjourn.Gauger seconded.Meeting adjourned.

 

 

Next Meeting July 6, 2015