Town of Arena Board Minutes

February 1, 2016


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

OTHERS: Jim Whitaker, David Meudt, Dave Forseth, Mary Lockman, Mark Peck, Mary Peck, Ingmar Nelson.


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


-       Gauger motioned to approve the minutes of the January 4, 2016 Town Board meeting. Wright seconded. Minutes approved.

-       Forseth-Conditional Use. Ag Use Airstrip, one fly-in. County will not do a sunset clause.

Peck wants Forseth to identify plane for agricultural use and no other planes. No touch and goes. Wants to stay within the ordinance for the peace and quiet of his property. John Wright motioned that the airstrip be used for personal ag use by Dave Forseth only. It did not get a second from Dave Lucey or Bill Gauger. Lucey motions to approve a conditional use for the air strip for agricultural use only. Gauger seconded. Motion carried. Paid $250.

-       Nadia Alber Cty H. Lucey contacted county. This was an A1 parcel of record with continuous animals present. We base this contingent on a letter we are going to receive from Ms Alber.

Township land on Sawle Road - three parcels of land (1.49 acres) that were transferred to the Town of Arena were never processed with the county. Lucey motions that we pay the taxes in the amount of $44.42 with the assumption that the two acres are now under the Town of Arena. Town of Arena will pay the taxes. Wright seconds. Motion carried.


Wright motions for Minnie to pay the tax overpayments to date. Lucey seconded. Motion carried. Gauger abstained.


Gauger motions to pay bills as stated. Wright seconded. Motion carried.


Lucey motioned that the following be Election Officials for the 2016 election period. Evy Halverson (co-Chief Inspector); Julie Jensen (co-Chief Inspector); Elaine Drachenberg, Margaret Dorscheid. Wright seconded.

Motion carried.


Gauger motioned to adjourn. Wright seconded. Motion carried.


Next meeting March 7, 2016.