Town of Arena Board Minutes

July 6, 2020

PRESENT:  John Wright, David Lucey, Minnie Gauger, Bill Gauger, Glee Brechler

OTHERS: Cheryl Austin, Ken Kahl, Ronald Tallman, Dorothy Tallman, Laura Curry, Cheryl Heck, Gary Heck, Dave Younquist, Nadia Alber, Garrett Peck, Mark Peck  

Absent:

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All present:  YES.  Properly posted

Bill motioned to approve the agenda. John Seconded.  Agenda approved.

John motioned to approve the minutes of the June 1, 2020 Town Board. Bill seconded.  Minutes approved.  Motion carried.

John motioned to approve the minutes of the June 11, 2020 Town Board & Village Joint meeting.

Bill seconded.  Minutes approved.  Motion carried.

John motioned to approve the minutes of the June 29, 2020 Town Board. Bill seconded.  Minutes approved.  Motion carried.

Cheryl Austin-Need for Local Ordinance; No Wake Zone, 7618 Wittwer Road. Cheryl clarified the affected area 7610-7628 Wittwer Road and beyond to the end of Mead Island is bringing to attention safety issues caused by increased traffic in this channel of back water off the main channel.  There is a risk to all who recreate there; fast traveling planing motor boaters and jet skis entering this area around blind corners who must correct to avoid swimmers and canoes.  DNR Warden Dave Younquist presented laws and statutes in place that do not apply well to rivers. Younquist suggested an Arena no wake buoy ordinance would make the reduced speed of the boaters enforceable.  Gary Heck emphasized it all comes down to safety.  Younquist to bring forward the GPS coordinates. Lucey will contact the insurance company, looking into a possible ordinance and prepare an agreement with the local cabin members association for the August meeting.

Nadia Albers-Development of potential Agri-tourism/Rustic Campsites (2-3 sites), 5737 Cty Rd H. 

Garret Peck-Land use change/Rezone, building and driveway permit application-5.27 acres, 5667 Hwy T (Section 11, Town 7N, Range 4 ESW ¼ of the SE ¼), current owner Mark Peck Request for rezone the 5.27 acres from A-1 to AR-1, building permit and driveway permit with upgrade to meet township standards. Bill motion to approve.  John second.  Discussion involved a maintenance agreement forthcoming. Motion carried.

Agreement between the Town and Village hiring EMS personnel.  More discussion.  Nothing  changed.

John motion to purchase a new computer for $800.00.  Dave second.  Motion carried.

Clean Sweep-Minnie announced it is 9-19-2020, 8 am-12 noon.

August 11th election/voting machine updates-Voting arrived 7-6-2020

Town Patrolmen -  Open discussion

Bill Gauger motion to approve Audrey Fries Application to serve fermented beverages. John Second.  Motion carried.

Approval of bills – Lucey to deliver to Dorschied Arena Food Pantry check $381.00 John motioned to approve.  Bill seconded. Motion carried. 

Public Comments -

John moves to adjourn.  Bill seconded.  Motion carried.

Motion to approve the minutes by Bill Gauger, John seconded.