Town of West Sweden- Monthly Meeting

May 16 , 2017


Meeting was called to order by Simon Nelson at 6:30 pm. Members present Scott Wilder, supervisor; Phyllis Wilder, clerk; Brenda Tesch, treasurer, and Kevin Taylor, patrolman.  Glenn Meier, supervisor was absent. Board Reviewed agenda noticed salt sand shed wasn’t on agenda. Motion Simon seconded Scott to add to agenda.


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:  None


Employee report: Kevin reported that he and Trade River Outfitters installed a culvert on 345th Ave and dug out ditch on 325th for better drainage.  All equipment working well.


Unfinished Business:

A.     Road Inspection Report:  Scott reported on the inspection done at 5-1. Recommends chip sealing after the first couple of years to protect blacktop.

B.      Salt Sand Shed: Simon talked with Doug Crane about surveying the property around the salt sand shed. He quoted a price of $2500 to establish property lines. Simon made the motion to have Crane do the survey to find the 4 corners of our property, seconded by Scott. carried


New Business:

A.      Road Improvements for 2017: Have contract to do .75 miles of 170th Street that needs to be done by July.  Board will present a list of repairs needed to prioritize at the next meeting.

B.      New property owners of the Fox property asked about putting in a driveway, patrolman and supervisor checked out location and ok’d driveway. Referred owner to Polk County for camper zoning ordinances.



Correspondence:   Survey from John Deere on the performance of the tractor, 2017 Pavement ratings are due to the state by December 15, 2017.


Motion made by Scott W, seconded by Simon N to approve the payment of bills check# 16803 thru 16811 and payroll and ACH payments totaling 6451.97.


 Next meeting will be June 20, 2017 at 7 pm following Board of Review.


Motion to adjourn was made by Scott Wilder, 2nd by Simon Nelson, carried. Time: 7: 28 pm


Respectfully submitted,  


Phyllis Wilder Clerk