Town of Arena Board Minutes

January 9, 2017


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

OTHERS: Jim Whitaker, David Meudt, Craig Hardy, Andrea Joo, Mary Lockman, Ingmar Nelson.


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 December 5, 2016 Town Board meeting.  Gauger seconded.  Minutes approved.


Hardy – Hwy 14 wayside re-zone

Salt Shed Hwy 14:  Pole Shed for Salt storage. 50x40000 ton salt shed. Need re-zone from A1 to B3 of 5.09 acres, driveway permit, conditional use.  Gauger made the motion that Conditional Use for Salt Storage only. A possible 20x50ft extension. No outside storage.  No home can be built on that land.  Going to use wayside bathrooms, and no running water.  Will be inspected by the State once a year, and the town will receive a copy of the report.  Outside lighting should be non-invasive.  A loader tractor might be on site as well as the salt.  Wright seconded.  Motion carried.  Will be sending check.


Warren – re-zone, building permits.  62 acres.  A couple of years ago house flooded.  PC approved building on that site.  The old house was torn down.  Need to build new place next to the other place.  Part of the property is zoned AR-1 needs to be rezoned to A-1. Gauger moves to rezone to A-1 and for a building permit.  Wright seconded.  Motion passed.  Paid $1250. 


Austin:  8650 Blynn Rd.  Re-zone from A-1 to AR-1.  12 chickens, alpaca and 4 goats.  3 animal units.  Gauger motions to approve 12 chickens, 4 goats, 1 alpaca and a re-zone from A-1 and AR-1 Conditional use. Lucey seconded.  Motion approved.  Paid $500.


Town of Arena Ordinance 2017-001  Building Inspector Adoption of Wisconsin ‘Uniform Dwelling Code.  Copy on website and posted.


Patrolman:  Talked about a new tractor and the loan to be added to our existing loan. The Board will have a special meeting this week to decide.   


Public Comments:  Gaugers met with Humane Society lawyer and County in reference to collection of dog licenses.


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



Board of Audit

Wright motioned to approve this report.

Total inflows for 2016 - $2,294,114.03

Total outflows for 2016 - $2,312,171.07

Balance as of Dec. 31, 2016 - $626,759.43

Gauger seconded.  Motion carried.



Wright motions to adjourn.  Gauger seconded.  Motion carried.


Adjourned at 9:00 pm.


Next Meeting
February 6, 2017