March 15, 2011 Town Board Monthly Meeting:


Meeting called to order at 6:30 p.m.   Present at the meeting were Scott Wilder and Glenn Meier- Supervisor, Phyllis Wilder–Treasurer, Andrea Lundquist-Clerk, and Kevin Taylor - Patrolman.  Residents and onlookers included Walter and Carol Schommer, and Mark Krause from Wagner Surveying.  Not present was Dennis O’Donnell – chairman.


The meeting was called to order by Scott.


The minutes of the last meeting were presented by the clerk.

The town board thanked the clerk for the report.


The treasurer’s monthly report was presented by treasurer.

The town board thanked the treasurer for the report.


Public Input – Broadway is Comes back to West Sweden March 19, 2011.  Aspen Leaf will be reopening this month or next month.  A benefit for Sharon Jensen will be held April 17th.


Old Business

  1. The board reviewed the furnace proposals from last month. Glenn moved to accept the proposal from Earth Energy for 93% for $2240.  Scott seconded, all in favor, motion carried.  (Proposals for the furnace were reviewed.  Two proposals were received, one from Earth Energy Systems for 83% Efficiency for $1990 or 93% efficiency for $2240, one from Heat & Cool for 95% efficiency for $2650 including tax, which we figure would be slightly less than $150.)
  2. The board began discussion on possible locations for using the remaining LRIP funds.  The board will make a decision after commencing the road inspections later this spring. 
  3. The town contacted Ed O’Meara, assessor, regarding Errors and Omissions insurance for the Young property issue (see Minutes 03-2010).  Mr. O’Meara doesn’t carry E&O insurance as it is quite expensive.  He did offer another substitution; he would be willing to pay for half of the discrepancy over three years if we sign a three year contract with him continuing at the same annual rate as he currently charges.  The board decided to postpone any decision until next meeting to see what the Town’s Association says about assessors without E&O insurance.


Patrolman/Hwy. Building/Hwy. Report   A. There are some culverts that may have frozen up.  The board discussed possibly “steaming” them or using a hot water machine.  If hiring someone outside of employees to do work, we will require proof of insurance before work can be done.


B. MSHA training on March 29th will be attended by both Town patrolmen. 


Dennis O’Donnell, Chairman, joins meeting at 7:18pm. 

Correspondence – None to note


New Business – The final town checklist for the Schommer property, presented by Mark Krause from Wagner Surveying, was brought to the board for approval.  Glenn made a motion for final approval of the subdivision and checklist of the property, provided that no new driveways are added without town board approval.  Scott seconded the motion.  All in favor, motion carried.  Final signatures will be completed at a later date.   


All bills paid and approved.

The next meeting will be Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 following the annual meeting.

Motion to adjourn the meeting made by Dennis and seconded by Glenn. Motion Carried.

Meeting adjourned at 7:25 pm.

Andrea Lundquist, clerk