Town of Arena Board Minutes

May 1, 2017


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

OTHERS:  David Meudt, Judy Hansen (Grant Co), Jack Demby, Cardin, James Wenzler, Shawn Thompson, Phil Roberts, Terry Askevold.


The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm.  Roll call was taken. Bill Gauger not  present.


-       Wright motioned to approve the minutes of the April 3, April 11, April 24 Town Board meeting .Lucey seconded.  Minutes approved.


Askevold – Open up township roads to ATV and side by side on designated county and town  roads that are marked and signed.  Grant County has been doing this for 5 years.  Talked to Highway Commissioner and they have no problem with this.  This is just a discussion, if we are interested will meet with a map.  Clubs pay for the signs and the county puts them up.  Ordinances in counties.  Iowa County has an ordinance.  Lucey would like Askevold to give us an idea of a loop as a beginning.


Cardin- Birch Lake Update – Flood control dam removal.   Birch Lake Association completed plan in October 2016.  Wants to restore the boat launch and sand beach and remove 24K yards sediment. The plan was approved by DNR.  Still needs approval by the county. Money collected to date $67,000 of the $170,000.  They would like to have a goal of 100,000 by July 1st, 2017.  Plan on presenting to the county board for plan approval in July 2017.


Frank – Operators license for Bob’s BBQ.  Wright moved to accept the application, Lucey seconded.  Motion carried.  License paid  $25.


Frame Road Bridge – Wright moves to do nothing on grant for Frame Road Bridge, Lucey seconded.  Motion carried. 


Patrolmen:  Talked about roads they will be trying to do.  Wants to do River, Fortier, Wittwer, hill on Amacher, hill on Blue Ridge, Knutson, Sawle.    Plow truck is 10 years old.  Will need to be replaced soon.  Talked about repairing the old one.  Wright motions contingent on talking to Jim on roads of $115,365 for sealing and gravel on River, Fortier, Wittwer, Sawle, Knutson, Peterson, Amacher, Blue Ridge, Baker an additional $25,000 in base, before the seal coat. Lucey seconds.  No discussion.  Motion carried. 


Bills:  Wright motions to approve the bills, Lucey seconded.  No discussion.  Motion carried.


Wright motioned to adjourn.  Lucey seconded.  Motion carried.


Meeting  adjourned at 9:30 pm.


Next meeting:  June 5, 2017