Town of West Sweden- Monthly Meeting

June 18, 2013

Meeting was called to order at 6:30pm.Present at the meeting were Simon Nelson, Chairman; Scott Wilder and Glenn Meier, supervisor; Phyllis Wilder, treasurer; Kevin Taylor, patrolman; and Andrea Lundquist, Clerk.Residents and onlookers included Tanya Borg, and Darrel Nyren.

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. Tanya Borg from SCAT presented the need for increased dog licensing in towns.She brought a proposed ordinance for review and consideration allowing SCAT to increase dog licensure and then receive the increased licensure fees and use it to spay/neuter feral cats in the community.SCAT is also requesting approval by the county toward this ordinance.The town board would like to see what the county decides before consideration of the SCAT ordinance.


Old Business: A. Northland Ambulance Inter-Community Agreement: The agreement is on hold.The Ambulance is now waiting for the purchase of a different existing location that could be renovated for their use.The Agreement is on hold until sale is complete.

B. 305th/Benson Ave: Monarch is working on a bid for grinding, but initially it is looking to be quite pricey.When bid comes in, we will need to look at possible financing options.

C. Brush clearing: Simon talked to Paul Leudtke and he suggested that we have the small brush cleared back by someone else, and then just leave the big trees for Leudtke.It would be more cost effective that way.The town will look into other options for clearing the small stuff.

Employee Report: A. Clam Falls Drive Culvert: Need DNR approval and eligible for bridge aid.Work would be done next year and would be approximately $2500 for the culvert and $1500 for the work.

B. Willie Holmberg wants the end of his driveway fixed.Last year the paving representative said it could wait.

C. County requested the use of 175th as a detour while they work on County Rd W.The board agreed to this use.

D. Wild parsnips are taking over in ditched.Kevin suggested that we spray.The board would like to make sure we can and that we do not need any certain licensure to do so.If it is legal to spray, go ahead with it.


Correspondence: none to note


New Business: A. Liquor Licenses: Application for liquor licenses were received from Jaquelyn Highstrom for Skol Haus, and Theresa Kletschka for Countyside Supper Club, along with operatorís licenses for each as well.Glenn made a motion to approve the all licenses, and Scott 2nd. All in favor.Motion carried.

B. Gravel bids for 175th: Hopkins bid was $7.08/ton totaling $35,400; and Trade River Outfitters bid was $8.00/ton totaling $40,000.Daryl Nyren from Trade River Outfitters was present and stated that it would take quite a bit of man hours for him to deliver all the gravel, as he only has one truck.Simon moved to accept Hopkins bid, Scott 2nd.All in favor.Motion carried.


All bills paid and approved.We will need to see how much we can afford for the project on 305th/Benson Rd in the upcoming months.

The next meeting will be Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 at 6:30pm.

Motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Scott, seconded by Glenn.Motion carried. Time was 7:36pm.

Andrea Lundquist, clerk