Town of Arena Board Minutes

October 1, 2018


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

OTHERS: Ingmar Nelson, Tom Wermuth, Steve Diehl, Jim Whitaker, David Meudt


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


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Wright motioned to approve the minutes of the September 4, 2018 and  September 7, 2018 Town Board meeting.  Gauger seconded.  Minutes approved.


Wermuth:  River Valley Referendum.  $6.5 million over three year period for operational costs only, not buildings.   This referendum raises taxes $200 total per 100,000. The mill rate is lower so it should not be that much of a jump.   


Bouril:  For Information only:  Discussion 6499 Cty Rd. K with Craig Hardy.  Both parcels will work for Hwy access.    Bouril wants two building sites since the property has been divided. It is under 40 acres and it is non-conforming. There is a building on the site now which is in the right of way of the highway.  That building would have to be taken down.  There is a building site on the 32 acres on the southwest corner of the property. Should be re-zoned from A1 to AR1.   No building site on the 8 acre site. 


Rasmussen:  Storage Cabin wants to turn it into one bedroom loft dwelling.  Approximately 1000 square feet.  Loft 17 x 16.  Building and driveway permit.  Gauger moves to approve the conversion of the shed at 6333 Hwy 14 to new building site with 1200 square feet minimum four season space and driveway permit.  Wright seconds.  Motion carried.  Pd $1500.


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


Wright motions to ratify the Declaration of State of Emergency for the 8/21/2018 flooding event. Gauger seconded.  Motion carried.


2019 Budget was discussed and information entered.  Every three months we are going to discuss budget next year. 



Wright motioned to adjourned.  Gauger seconded.  Motion carried.


Next Meeting November 5, 2018 7PM