Town of Arena Board Minutes

August 6, 2018


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

OTHERS: Jim Whitaker, David Meudt, Jon Joo, Sherry Weldele, Ingmar Nelson, John & Lori Klippel, Tom Laudin.


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

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Gauger motioned to approve the minutes of the July 2, 2018 Town Board meeting.Lucey seconded.Minutes approved.


Kayla White/ Represented by Jon Joo : re-zone C1-AR1††† 29.94 acres on Helena Rd.west of Dick Peck.They own 60 contiguous acres. Lucey motioned only one building site on the 60 acres the building site was taken from 002-0246.02 and transferred to 002-0244.01. Building site will be on only one parcel closer to the road. Certified survey map, and town forms.Gauger moves to re-zone from C1-AR1 on 29.94 acres the remaining is in C1.†† Gauger seconded.Motion carried.Paid $250.


Sherry Weldele:Barn burnt and talked about possibilities we could do with it when it was rebuilt.143 acres of property.Would like to rebuilt barn and same footprint with an apartment on top for son.Building permit needed.Only one house on that acreage at this time.Two additional building sites on property after this one.Apartment needs to be 1000 square feet.Shared septic, but with new well. 1000 square feet building.†† Building permit, and written driveway agreement.Lucey motions to approve building permit and the rebuilding of the barn on Rivers Edge Farm on Blynn Road.Gauger seconds.Motion carried. Paid $1000.00.

According to Scott Godfrey, Iowa County:The Weldele proposal to rebuild the barn with living quarters will on their farm (Riverís Edge Farm) will be considered the second farm-related residence, which is allowed in the A-1 district without need to divide or rezone.  Mrs. Weldele asked that I confirm this for tonightís Town meeting. All they need is to seek the required permits to build.


Viste:Not present.


Ambulance purchase:Gauger motioned to approve the four year payment $16,481.35 at $3.18%.Lucey seconded it.Motion carried.

Public Comments:†† Permit for an electrical inspection on an irrigation system.Charged for inspection without their knowledge.The Town doesnít require a permit except for new buildings, but apparently according to our building inspector all new electrical installations are required inspection due to state statutes.


ATV signage needed that saysall township roads are open to ATV usage. Lucey motioned that signage (18) All township of Arena roads are open to ATVís. be posted.ATV club will purchase the signs.Gauger seconded.Motion carried.†† Whitaker recommends that signs should be placed at intersections that ATVís are not allowed.


Patrolmen:†† Need to winterize the plow trucks.Board authorizes purchase of Tires for 2007 plow truck. $1600.Would also like to take 2007 plow truck for a checkup with DOT inspection. Okíd by the Board.†† The new Plow truck (Jimís) is losing coolant.Will need to be checked again.


Bills:Gauger moved to approve the bills. Lucey seconded.Motion carried.


Gauger motioned to adjourn, Wright second.Meeting adjourned.

Adjourned 9:00 pm


Next Meeting Tues -Sept 4, 2018 at 7pm.