Town of Arena Board Minutes

November 7, 2016


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

OTHERS: David Meudt, Mary Lockman, Jim Whitaker, David Giffey


The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm.  Roll call was taken. All Town Board members present except Minnie Gauger. Verification of the proper public notice placement.


-       Wright motioned to approve the minutes of the October 3, 2016 Town Board meeting.  Gauger seconded.  Minutes approved.


Kluesner:  Wants to purchase 15 acres and re-zone from 10 to AR-1 and the other 5 acres conservancy.  Wright motions to approve  Lot 1- 5 acres to Conservancy and 10 acres for AR Lot 2. One land division. Two re-zone Gauger seconded. $750 paid.


Giffey: Lucey motioned for a joint information meeting with ATC entities.  Vermont, Wyoming and Arena Township.

We move that the Town of Arena Board join with the towns of Wyoming, Iowa County, and Vermont, Dane County, to invite representatives of the American Transmission Company (ATC), International Transmission Company (ITC), and Dairyland Power Cooperative (DPC) to attend a public joint township meeting to answer questions, on record, regarding proposed high-voltage transmission lines and the Cardinal-Hickory Creek proposal.  Questions will include those approved by town officials and will be sent to the parties in advance of the joint township meeting. Wright seconded.  Motion carried.


Mark Winch will be on doctor’s leave the weekends of November 19th and 26th (Dave), Dec 3rd (John); Dec 10th (Gauger).  Board will take his 9-1 shift on Saturdays for garbage collection.


Patrolmen:  Salt will be here Wednesday November 9th. 

Wright motions to give $100 to Duane Cowley for his mixer and time when the culvert was laid.  Gauger seconded.  Motion carried. 


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


Wright motions to approve the 2017 budget with the Levy Limit of $235,144.00 as presented.  Gauger seconded. No discussion. Motion carried.


Initial discussion on the permit fees and an ordinance for the permit fees for driveway, building, sheds,etc.  Will continue conversation with the Plan Commission.


Gauger motions that we do not sign the Iowa County Humane Society contract. Lucey will be the contact for the Township.  Wright seconded.  Motion carried.    


Wright motions to adjourn.  Gauger seconded.  Motion carried.


Meeting adjourned.  9pm.