Town of Arena Board Minutes

March 5, 2018


PRESENT:  Dave Lucey, John Wright, Bill Gauger,

OTHERS: Jim Whitaker, David Meudt, Mary Lockman, John Halverson, Cheryl Schmidt


The meeting was called to order at 6:00 pm.  Roll call was taken. All Town Board members present. Cheryl Schmidt took minutes in Acker’s absence.


-       Wright motioned to approve the minutes of the February 5, 2018 Town Board meeting.  Gauger seconded.  Minutes approved.


Harrop/Halverson:  Land Division: Harrop Estate.  5 acre parcel around existing building on KK.  Rest to stay in Ag. Total 125 some acres.   Re-zone/Land Division:  Wright motioned to approve. Gauger second. Motion carried.  Paid $500. 


Meixelsperger/Eberle: 7123 Helena Rd.  Building permit, conditional use/re-zone.

Over 40 considered a farm.  Farmland Preservation.  Building permit was approved at the county.   Do not need re-zone or conditional use.  Paid $1000.  Gauger motioned to approve, Wright second.  Both with duress. Motion carried.


Town of Arena Clean Sweep will be May 12 – Jim, David and Tim will be working.


Fire Board:  The Village wants another member so that there is a quorum.The Town’s position is that the power would be unequal with a 5th member because the town pays 70% of expenses.  Gauger motioned to stay at 4 members on the Fire Board, Wright second.  Unanimous decision.  There was also discussion on fire department maintenance, cleaning, etc.  Another discussion as to why there are two Town Board members on the Fire Board.  Apparently when B. Reimann died it was easier to put Lucey on.


River Road discussion with John Halverson.  There is a metal post on bank that is off 50 feet or so.  White’s have an issue with Jenny – 40 feet from White’s to Jenny. Halverson wants the Town’s  opinion on asking Whites to get a survey as well.  The town is willing to deal with this and will have the final say.  This was not on the agenda so it will be voted on at the next Town Board meeting.  There was also a discussion on Halverson charging a smaller amount.


A new Ordinance for Building permits in the Town was discussed and adopted.  Wright motioned and Gauger seconded. This will be brought up again at the Plan Commission meeting for their input before we post the Ordinance.  2018-001.


Patrolmen:  The grader needs new tires on front at $607/each. Bindl gravel /dirty chips bid for 8.36/ton; Fitts bid $10.25 dirty chips/gravel mixed with salt.


Call from Craig Hardy re-bridge on Frame Rd. It failed badly.  Need to put in 3 large culverts at $69,000  ½ county; 1/2 town.  Put weight restriction on the bridge. Will talk with Linder etc.  and also to Mr. Frank the man working with the Village on possible grants.


Wright motioned to adjourn, Gauger second.  Meeting adjourned.

Next Meeting April 2, 2018 at 7pm.