Town of West Sweden- Monthly Meeting

February 19, 2013

Meeting was called to order at 6:30pm.  Present at the meeting were Simon Nelson, Chairman; Scott Wilder and Glenn Meier, supervisor; Kevin Taylor, patrolman, Phyllis Wilder, treasurer; and Andrea Lundquist, Clerk. Glenn Meier, supervisor was absent.  Residents and onlookers include William Johnson.

The minutes of the last meeting were presented by the clerk. Changes under “employee: item a.” should be “loader” not “dump truck”. The town board thanked the clerk for the report.


The treasurer presented the monthly report.   The town board thanked the treasurer for the report.

Public Input:  A. William Johnson: Bill circulating at Madison for allowing election polls worker to be from anywhere in the county, and not just the town. Bill has no idea whether or not the bill will pass.

B. The Frederic Village Board adopted a winter ATV ordinance, which allows ATVs on snowmobile trails within the town.  An additional ordinance will be made for the warm weather months.

Old Business: None

Employee Report: A. The grader was broke down, and Leonard Knauber changed the hydraulic and ignition oil and found parts of the cage that holds one of the bearings together.  The cage would’ve had to break sometime in the last couple years, as they change the oil every 100K miles.   Kevin requested any recommendations for the transmission.  He hasn’t noticed any problems before.  The board would like to continue until he notices a problem, as this may have been a onetime event. 

B. Truck and Trailer got the tie rod end in.  The work on the springs is done.

C.  Leonard Knauber would like to be paid before the next meeting for the work that was completed today.  The total would be about $1500 for labor.  Simon has already paid for the parts which were about $1700.

D.  Dump Truck:  They don’t have anyone that can individually work on the mower, but a few people may be able to get it done.  Kevin will work on seeing where they could get some welding done when the weather turns better.

E.  Mike Duncan hasn’t turned in any beaver tails, sounds like he may not be turning in any.   


Correspondence: A. Clerk contacted our assessor and we have set our date for the Board off Review for May 21st.  Open book at 3-5:00pm, BOR at 5:00-7pm.


New Business: A. The Northland Ambulance Agreement is on hold until next meeting as they were making additions/corrections to the contract.  The Village of Luck will be borrowing 225k on behalf of Northland Ambulance, with the total cost being 350K, the difference being made of cash and grants.  It will be a 4500 sq ft facility with training room, sleeping quarters and 2 bays, 2 deep.  The building will be located on Hwy 48 out of Luck going East after the curvy section.


All bills paid and approved.  Bills to be paid before next meeting include, but are not limited to:  paying election inspectors, Leonard Knauber, and Stoker Services.

The next meeting will be Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 at 6:30pm. Simon may not be at the next meeting.

Motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Glenn, seconded by Scott.  Motion carried. Time was 7:09pm.

Andrea Lundquist, clerk