Town of West Sweden- Monthly Meeting

June 19, 2012

Meeting was called to order at 6:30pm.  Present at the meeting Scott Wilder and Glenn Meier, supervisors; Phyllis Wilder, Treasurer and Kevin Taylor, patrolman, and Andrea Lundquist, Clerk.  Simon Nelson, Chairman, was absent.

The minutes of the last meeting were presented by the clerk. No adjustments were recommended. 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. Nancy Chenal requested that the standing water that has recently accumulated due to excessive rain, behind the town hall be sprayed to control the breeding of mosquitoes in the area.  The board agreed to look into putting something into the water to kill the mosquito larva.  ***Update: Since the meeting it has been discovered that some of the standing water is on private property to the North.  The owners of that property also have a well, and the town is concerned about the chemicals leaching into the ground water.  Chemicals will not be added to the standing water at this time.***

B. Nancy Blum requested that a driveway be added South approximately 450ft of her current driveway to allow access to land over a swampy area.  The town board agreed to the driveway subject to review by the county.

C. Nancy Chenal also requested that a sign be purchased for the purpose of voters finding the town hall on election days.  Nancy is an election official, and some elector mentioned that it was difficult to find the town hall.  Andrea will look into sign options and have something available before the next election. 


Old Business: A. Review of bids:  TRIP PROJECT: 315th Avenue from HWY 48 to 170th Street; Bid #1 Taylor paving $84,495 Bid #2; Monarch Paving $64,461 warm mix, $67,851 hot mix.  Decision will be tabled until next meeting to review the budget as this brings the town over the budgeted construction amount.

Review of Bids: Other projects; #1) 345th Avenue – Chip Seal/peastone $23,905 Scott Construction; #2) 140th/145th (by Don Johnson’s) – cold mix wedging/heavy seal/chip seal $49,329 Scott Construction.  Decision is also tabled until next meeting, as it also would go above the budgeted amount for this year.  

B. Ordinance to extend officials’ terms tabled until July, as ordinance needs Chairman’s signature.

Employee Report: A. Kevin was wondering if we would be able to create a trench along the side of the town hall to create a path for water during rain storms.  The board agreed to a path being created.  Kevin will call diggers before doing any work on the area.


B. Pat Alden contacted Kevin regarding Pam Freese’s driveway (water running over). She was looking into having a culvert in and was wondering if the town would cover the replacement. Scott moved to deny the request, Glenn 2nd.  All in favor, motion carried.   


C.  The town is in the process of applying for aid to help cover the cost of the storms on Memorial weekend. 


D.  The board discussed the state of Wisconsin Avenue North.  The road believes the road needs immediate attention and requested that the right of way area on Wisconsin Ave N be cleared.  Kevin will work on the clearing.



New Business: A. Liquor License: Blue Sky LLC DBA Skol Haus, applied for a Class B beer and liquor license and 4 operator’s licenses.  Scott made a motion to approve all licenses, Glenn 2nd.  All in favor.  Motion carried.

All bills paid and approved.

The next meeting will be Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 at 6:30 pm. 

Motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Glenn, seconded by Scott.  Motion carried. Time was 7:42pm.

Andrea Lundquist, clerk