Town of Arena Annual Meeting Minutes
April 18, 2018
PRESENT:† Dave Lucey, John Wright,
OTHERS: Mary Lockman, Steve Harrington, Ingmar Nelson, Shawn Thompson
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 pm.† Roll call was taken .Cathy Acker, Minnie Gauger, Bill Gauger were absent.
Financial Report:† The 2017 Annual Report was discussed by Lucey.† The balance on hand on January 1, 2017 was $626,700.33.† During 2017 the Town received $2,135,445.11. The balance on hand on December 31, 2017 was $451,127.85.† The total expenses were $2,311,017.85.† As of December 31,2017 a combined loan of the Peterbuilt Plow Truck and a 2017 Holland Tractor was $309,848.76. Harrington motioned to approve the financial report, Lockman seconded. Motion carried.
Road Work:† Wright reported on the roads. In 2017 the Town Pre-coated Stone on River Road 2360 feet ($8245.00); Fortier Road 4065 ft ($13,560.00); Witwer Road 4670 feet ($13,340.00); Amacher Hollow Road 2869 feet West End ($8164.00); Baker Road 5760 feet Double Seal ($24,258.00); Blue Ridge Road† 220 feet West End Intersection ($1,100.00); Blue Ridge Rd 2365 feet ($7485.00); Knutson Road 4610 feet Double Seal ($13,889.00); Peterson Road 3015 feet ($8645.00); Sawle Road 6300 Feet Double Seal ($16,646.00).
Budgeted $115,000.00† Used $13,000 Wheel Tax for a total f $128,000.00.
Gravel and Breaker for Fitts Rd., Dodge Rd., and Baker Rd.† Budgeted $25,000 but spent $30,316.00.
Fire Board Report: Lucey reported that the Arena Fire Dept responded to 55 fire and accident calls.† Calls included accidents, grass fires, structure and rescue/alarms.† Structure fires are being billed out to home owners at the rate of $1500.00 plus foam supplies.†† Accidents are billed at the rate of $500.00. Thompson answered questions from the Board and public.† Good discussion.
Arena EMS responded to 154 ambulance calls. Mutual aid was provided by other communities to Arena 7 times.† ALS skills of Middleton EMS was used 3 times and Medflight was utilized 3 times.† There are 10 EMTís with advanced skills training.† And an additional 2 members who serve as drivers only.† 7 additional members have cojmpleted training as an EMR and will be taking their National Registry test soon.† The Dept is in serious need of additional members.
Equipment Update:† A new Ambulance will be delivered in September 2018.† The total cost will be $240,000.† The Town will be paying 3/4 that amount.†