Town of Arena Board Minutes

December 4, 2017


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

OTHERS:  David Meudt, Jim Whitaker, Mary Lockman, Steve Yahke, Ingmar Nelson


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


-       Gauger motioned to approve the minutes of the November 6, 2017 Town Board meeting .Wright  seconded.  Minutes approved.


Patterson: 40 acres on 8149 Sweeney Rd. Want to re-zone to C-1 Conservancy. No building site.  Currently zoned AG-1.  There is access by driveway and an easement.  Gauger motions to approve re-zone from Ag to C-1 and a land division. Pending survey map. Wright seconded.  Motion carried.   Paid $500


Patrolmen:  Will look into 80 hours for the lease of the mower next season.  Talking about removing pine trees on Helena Road where the road never melts due to the shade.


Wright moves to Change the time of Board Meeting from 7 to 6pm.  Gauger seconded. Motion carried. Meeting time changed. 


Ambulance discussion.  $185,473 with light chassis. $210, 000 for four wheel drive.  At the first of the year the cost of the vehicle could go up $5000.  If we order it in December, will not have to pick it up until September.  No money until we pick up the truck.  EMS wants the power lift.  One person can lift into the  ambulance.   EMT only has 2 people total most of the time.  Fire Board Meeting Dec 9, Saturday at 1PM. 


Gauger motioned to approve Election Co-Chief Inspectors Julie Jensen and Evy Halverson for the 2018 Election Season.  Wright seconded  Motion carried. 


Town and Country Refuse Collection (Tabled waiting for info from Town and Country).Wright motioned to table, Gauger seconded.  Motion carried.


Wright motioned to approve the 2018 Budget proposal.  Gauger seconded. Motion carried. 2018 Budget approved.


Public Comments:  Lockman commented on Budget 2018 and on the payroll raise for the patrolmen, and the loss of monies for road improvements. 


Bills:  Wright motioned to approve the bills.  Gauger seconded.  Motion carried.


Gauger motioned to adjourn.  Wright seconded.  Motion carried. 


Meeting adjourned 9 pm

Next Meeting January 8, 2018.  At 6pm