Town of Arena Board Minutes

January 8, 2018


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

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



The meeting was called to order at 6:00 pm.  Roll call was taken. All Town Board members present.


-       Gauger motioned to approve the minutes of the December 4, 2017 Town Board meeting.  Excluding the info on the ambulance purchase. Wright seconded.  Minutes approved.


 Giffey:   Mt. Horeb School District Resolution opposing the construction and operation of the proposed Cardinal-Hickory Creek Transmission Line. There will be a forum scheduled for Friday March 2nd in Dodgeville.  First panel will be at 1pm.  Giffey asking the Town Board for an endorsement of this forum.  Lucey motioned that the Town of Arena is in favor of the Friday March 2nd forum in Dodgeville. Wright seconded.  Motion carried.


Town and Country Bid for residential pickup.  Lucey and Wright is not in favor of  residential pickup. Lucey motions to not do residential pickup at this time, Wright seconded.  Motion carried.


Patrolmen:  Talked about taking trees down in areas of the township.  Need replacement lights for outside lights on shop and salt shed. Patrolmen will get updated lights.


Pustina:  Wants to add another member to the Fire Board Lucey doesn’t want to change the voting power at this time. 

In the Agreement between the Village and the Town the Fire Board shall pay a monthly fee for water from the Village.  The Fire Board has never paid for usage of water.  The Town Board agrees that we should pay for water usage. 


Ambulance Costs:  New ambulance for the Town and Village of Arena.  $243,058.00


Board of Audit

Lucey motioned to approve this report.

Total inflows for 2017 - $2,135,445.11

Total outflows for 2017 - $2,311,017.59

Balance as of Dec. 31, 2017 - $451,127.85

Wright seconded. Gauger abstained from voting. Motion carried.


Public Comments:  Sugarland is requesting a representative to be at a meeting with the State on the new sprinkler system they want to be approved. 


John Halverson and David Lucey to meet on River Road, January 26th.  Meet with Plan Commission on Monday

January 29th .


Two horses on Coon Rock must be taken care of by the end of January, 2018.


Wright motioned to approve bills; Gauger seconded.  Motion carried.


Wright motioned to adjourn.  Wright seconded.  Motion carried. 


Meeting adjourned  8:10 pm

Next Meeting February 5, 2018.  At 6pm