Town of West Sweden- Monthly Meeting

May 17, 2016


Meeting was called to order by Simon Nelson at 7:00 pm. Members present Scott Wilder and Glenn Meier, supervisors; Kevin Taylor, patrolman, Phyllis Wilder, clerk,  and Brenda Tesch, treasurer. Public: Nick Clobes from Monarch Paving.


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.


Motion to amend agenda to opening bids before public input for LRIP made by Scott, Simon 2nd, carried

 A.  Open Bids for LRIP project:  The clerk opened the one bid received from Monarch Paving for $57,451.06. for the 160th Street project.  Motion to accept the bid was made by Scott Wilder, seconded by Simon Nelson, vote by roll call, 3 yes, 0 nays, carried.


Public input:   None


Employee report:  Kevin talked with Fahrner about the culverts on 310th Avenue that needs patching, quote was for 9 patches at $100 each.  Board approved additional patches for this road. Removed tires and garbage along roadways and turned into Friberg’s Gone Green, cost for disposal was $132.00.  Beavers are on 180th are causing water on the roadway. Resident questioned if we have a bounty on gofers.  Old dump truck is on 35 with for sale sign on it, no interest so far. The Chevrolet pickup is in need of 4 tires, board advised Kevin to get quotes on tires.


Old Business:

A. Road Inspection:   Done Tuesday, May 3rd at 9 am.  Simon, Kevin, Glenn and Scott traveled all roads in the township. Glenn recommended that roads get prioritized for repairs and review at the June meeting.  Based on the rating of road’s needs , Glenn made the motion to seek bids to borrow $350,00 for road improvement to be review at the June meeting, seconded by Scott, carried.  The clerk will contact banks for bids.


New Business:

Motion to approve paying of invoices presented, check # 16611- 16621 was made by Scott W, seconded by Glenn M, motion carried.



·         No kill dog rescue organization

·         Polk County Bridge aid for 2017 due to county by 8-1-16.

·         Attend clerk & treasurers institute in July Mo.

·         New habitat house going up on Benson Road.


Next meeting will be June 21, 2016 at 6:30 pm.

Motion to adjourn was made by Glenn Meier, 2nd by Scott Wilder, carried. Time: 7:55 pm

Respectfully submitted,  


Phyllis Wilder Clerk