Town of Arena Board Minutes

May 2, 2016


PRESENT:Dave Lucey, John Wright, Bill Gauger, Cathy Acker, Minnie Gauger, Jim Whitaker, David Meudt

OTHERS: Mary Lockman, Evy and Vern Halverson, Chris Kelley, Mary Knight, Traci Halverson, Linda Lisse, Sandra Ellarson, Scott Ellarson, Mark Rauls, Dick Roelke, Dennis Carley,


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


ATC Ė Dairyland Power Lines.Chris Kelley(Roelke Road).Talked about the Resolution we had made on the powerlines. Has an updated version of resolution that they would like the town to use.Is there a validity for the need of the power lines.The state is already selling electricity.They also have a personal petition they passed around for signatures.Wants people to attend the informational workshop in Barneveld on May 18 and 19.We need to oppose the route so we could be a united front on this.If we do not oppose it we will certainly have it going through our township.Suggested the town talk with other townships in the area.Lucey sees no reason why we canít update our resolution and we will do that by special meeting on Thursday May 5th.


Wright motioned to approve the April 4, 2016 minutes.Gauger seconded.Motion carried.


Drachenberg:building permit for new home.Septic is new.There is a trailer there now, but will build a house.100 acre parcel.Gauger motioned to approve the permit.Wright seconded.Motion approved.Paid $1000.


Mega Concrete Driveway permit:Off Baxter Rd.Flat area.No need to inspect it.Commercial property.Gauger motioned to approve driveway permit.Wright seconded.Motion approved.Paid $500.


Public Comment:Lucey says that the board needs to meet at the Village for a meeting with Tim Harrington and others related to the school issues.Will be meeting at the Village on May 3, 2016.


Patrolmen:Scott has given us an updated bid on the road projects.Discussion as to why. Discussed which roads to do first.


Planning Commission:Ingmar Nelson term on the Commission has expired.†† Gauger motions that if he attends the meetings the Board will extend his term. Lucey will call him. Wright seconded.Motion carried.


Gauger motioned to approve the bills as presented. Wright seconded.Motion carried.


Wright motioned to adjourn.Gauger seconded.Motion carried. Adjourned at 9PM.


Next meeting June 6, 2016.