Town of West Sweden- Monthly Meeting

May 21, 2013

Meeting was called to order at 7:00pm.  Present at the meeting were Simon Nelson, Chairman; Scott Wilder and Glenn Meier, supervisor; Phyllis Wilder, treasurer; Kevin Taylor, patrolman; and Andrea Lundquist, Clerk.  No residents and onlookers were present.

The minutes of the last meeting were presented by the clerk. 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. The town board received a letter from Thomas Schommer requesting assistance of payment via special assessment for a fence that had a tree fall on from a neighboring property’s tree.  The tree and fence are not in the road right-of-way.  The town board is not assuming liability for the tree damage and denies the request to place a special assessment on the other property owner for the damages.


Old Business: A. Northland Ambulance Inter-Community Agreement: The agreement is on hold.  The bids for the new building have come in over budget due to prevailing wage requirements.  The Ambulance is now looking at a different existing location that could be renovated for their use.  The Agreement is on hold until offer is accepted.


Employee Report: A. Worked on the dump truck welding the last couple days, and it is all patched up again.

B. 175th and 350th.  Bob Morehouse, from Burnett County said $12.75/yard for purchasing the gravel, hauling, rolling, and the flagmen.  Project would be about 3000 yards.  Total would come to about $38,250.00, and it would be putting down 4 inches of gravel.  Glenn would like to have Bob come out and look at it to spec the work.  Simon will look into having someone look at it to see what to put in the paper for the bid. 


Correspondence: none to note


New Business: A. Road Inspection report: Generally roads look good, but shouldering (including, but not limited to 150th Street) will need to be assessed.  Bids for shouldering will be looked along with the gravel for 175th/350th project.

B. Benson Ave and 305th—haven’t heard back regarding bids.   

C. Brush clearing bids have not been submitted.  Simon will work on that again this month.


All bills paid and approved. 

The next meeting will be Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 at 6:30pm.

Motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Scott, seconded by Glenn.  Motion carried. Time was 7:43pm.

Andrea Lundquist, clerk