Town of West Sweden- Monthly Meeting

February 21, 2017


Meeting was called to order by Simon Nelson at 6:30 pm. Members present Scott Wilder and Glenn Meier, supervisors; Kevin Taylor, patrolman, and Phyllis Wilder, clerk, Brenda Tesch, treasurer. Guest: Brad Olson, County Supervisor.Maria Taylor and Lori Lundquist, election workers.


The minutes to the January meeting were presented by the clerk.The board thanked the clerk for the report.

The financial statement for January was presented by the treasurer. The board thanked her for the report.


Public input: Brad Olson, County Supervisor reported:

         $50 flat fee for broadband has been approved;

         Opened the Gandy Dancer Trail to 4 wheels during snow season; opening more roads for ATVís usage this summer

         The Clam Falls Dam, Renewable Energies is reviewing contract on it, no one has expressed interest to take over dam


Employee report:Kevin reported inspector is supposed to be coming look at the Salt Sand Shed this week. All equipment is running well. Working on the beaver issue on 180th Street, if Kevin doesnít remove beavers, may have a guy from Solon Springs come to exterminate them, cost is approximately $350. Simon N made the motion, Glenn M 2nd to go forward with beaver removal.Motion carried.Glenn M mentioned that Alpha Tire can come out for tire repairs.


Unfinished Business:

A. Correction on Audit: Deposit numbers were added to the December report, the final audit was corrected as well. Approved by the board.


New Business:

A.Salt Sand Shed: Brad reported that there is no activity on salt sand shed in the northern region at this time from the county. Discussion on replacing current shed on same property. Glenn M made the motion to hire a surveyor with bid before work is done on our property on Benson Road, 2nd by Scott W, motioned carried.


Glenn will get information on salt/sand sheds, designs, different models to bring to the next meeting.

Scott also brought up the need to have names to give people that need driveways sanded.


B. Discussion on 330th Avenue:Simon has talked with residents about closing a third of a mile the east end of 330th†† Avenue. Options for repair, Ron Peterson, Monarch Paving said that we could lay down fiber matting on the road, sand lift and gravel road.†† Possible drill road to test what is underneath it. Look at options for road as flooding is an issue due to the low laying area. The board advised Kevin to put up road closed signs.


C. Review Budget:Clerk reported the first payment on road work construction loan and dump truck loan was made this month.


Correspondence: ††Weight restriction went into effect Feb 20, 2017 at noon on Polk County roads.

Glenn reported Northland Ambulance will be purchasing a new unit for approximately $ 160,000 to $180,000. Currently get 800 calls per year. Ambulance life is 10 to 15 years.


Supervisors reviewed bills and approved payment of checks # 16748-16771 and the ACH payments totaling $417,797.49.Tax settlements to the County, State, School District and WITC totaled $335,507.39 and loan payments of $48,483.45.


Next meeting will be March 21, 2017 at 6:30 pm. Simon Nelson will be not be present.


Motion to adjourn was made by Scott Wilder, 2nd by Glenn Meier, carried. Time: 7:30 pm


Respectfully submitted,††


Phyllis Wilder Clerk