Town of West Sweden- Monthly Meeting

May 21. 2015


Meeting was called to order by Simon Nelson at 7:00 pm. Members present were Glenn Meier and Scott Wilder, supervisors; Brenda Tesch, treasurer, Kevin Taylor, patrolman and Phyllis Wilder, clerk. Residents present: Lori Lundquist, Mary Schommer, Walter Schommer, Carol Schommer, Bill Schommer, and Ken Ruhn.


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

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


Public input:  Walter Schommer represented the Schommer family that lives around Diamond Lake on 150th Street sharing their concerns of the speed at which people driving through that area.  Walking in that area is a safety concern for them. They would like to see the speed limit changed to 45 mph on 150th from 360th to 345th . Walter had talked with Steve Smith of the Polk County Sheriff’s department and Steve had told him that all the town would need to do to change the speed limit was to fill out a form and the county would enforce the speed limit.  The county would also put up a machine that would flash the rate of speed a vehicle is going.

 Lori Lundquist added that many townships in the area have posted 45 mph speed limits.

The board stated that they would investigate the process and discuss at the next board meeting.


Employee report:   Kevin reported that the culvert on  325th Avenue was replaced with plastic culvert. He has ordered mower blades which totaled $193.00 for six blades for mower.  Work to be done on 360th next week.  Equipment working well.  Kevin has installed round reflective signs by Diamond Lake and the Gandy Dancer.


Old Business:

A. Road Inspection: Work on 160th needs to be done where the road breaks up, this will require digging bad spots out and adding gravel. Crack sealing and chip sealing is needed on   


New Business:


A.  The clerk will publish the request for road improvements bids to be submitted for crack sealing on 310th and 315th Avenues as well as on 130th and 140th streets. Chip sealing bids for 310th Avenue. All bids to be opened at next board meeting.


Correspondence:   Robert Hermanek inquired about installing solar panels at his residence; no permits are required by the town.


All bills approved and paid.


Next meeting will be  June 16, at 6:30 pm.


Motion to adjourn was made by Glenn, 2nd by Scott, carried.


Respectfully submitted,


Phyllis Wilder, Clerk