Town of Arena Board Minutes

April 3, 2017


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

OTHERS: Jim Whitaker, David Meudt, 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 March 6, Town Board meeting.Gauger seconded.Minutes approved.


Winters:Building and driveway permit-Roberts Rd.There is a driveway in there. But it is a field road without driveway permit.7.57 acres with building permit. Zoned AR-1.Gauger motions to approve building and driveway permit as long as they follow standards. Wright seconded.Motion carried. Paid $1500.00.


County:Salt Shed. Sharing the county building with the county.Renting space.Prices were talked about.They havenít built the building yet so they are wanting an idea if we are interested.

Frame Road Bridge:built 1930.Sufficiency rating:44.3†† Allowed in the Bridge Program.Pay 40,400 to replace. Culvert Option:$53,750.


Gauger motions to reinstate Wayne Schutte for another 3 year term on the Plan Commission. Wright seconded.Motion carried..


Wright seconded Dog licenses will be raised to spayed and neutered $10, not fixed $15. It will cover our costs. Gauger will second with a way to regulate it.Motion carried.


Animal Units Update in Section H Comprehensive Plan.


Gauger motions to approve the following in the Section H Comprehensive Plan, Wright seconded.Motion carried.To be consistent with the county.


.AR-1 Agricultural Residential District


The intention of this district is to provide agricultural uses in a predominately residential area or on lots†††††††††† that are not considered adequate to meet farm size.


Permitted Principal Uses:

††††† 1.One single-family residence is allowed per lot.

††††† 2.Accessory structures are allowed.

††††† 3.Household occupations are allowed.

††††† 4. General farming, meaning cropping and pasturing, is allowed provided the following animal unit

††††††††† allowances are not exceeded:



Lot Size

# of Animal Units Allowed

Less than 5 acres

By Conditional Use Permit

5 to 9.99 acres

3 Animal Units

10 to 14.99 acres

5 Animal Units

15 to 24.99 acres

8 Animal Units

25 to 39.99 acres

11 Animal Units


Animal Unit


One Animal Unit shall be defined as being the equivalent of one dairy cow, steer, bull or horse over six months of age; two steers, calves or horses under six months of age; two pigs; two sheep; two goats; two llamas; or twenty-five fowl.Other animal, fowl, or fish types shall be considered on an individual basis on specific application.



Public Comment:No comments.


Patrolman:Pre-Order 150 T of Salt.Estimate due on April 10th.David Meudt will do the pre-order.Davidís Peterbuilt is still in the shop.Broken back spring and other problems.No estimate as yet.The broom is working on the tractor.Was under warranty and fixed.

Roads:Baker Rd will use up our budget for breaker and gravel. Discussion on roads to repair this year.Roads to be just gravel and roads to seal coat.


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


Wright motions to adjourn.Gauger seconded.Motion carried.


Adjourned at 9:00 pm.


Next Meeting
May 1, 2017