Town of West Sweden-Monthly Meeting

July 22, 2009  


Meeting called to order at 6:30 p.m.   Present at the meeting were Dennis O’Donnell- Chairman, Scott Wilder and Glenn Meier-Supervisors, Kevin Taylor- Patrolman, Phyllis Wilder–Treasurer and Andrea Lundquist-Clerk.  Residents and onlookers included Tim Anderson- County Planning, Rich Potvin and Pam Freese – town planning commission members, Jackie and Keith Highstrom, and Jim Pearson, Representing Monarch and Fahrner.


The meeting was called to order by Dennis.


The minutes of the last meeting were read by the clerk. 

Minutes were received by town board.


The treasurer’s monthly report was presented by Phyllis.

Treasurer’s report was received by town board.


Public Input-  a. Keith and Jackie Highstrom requested that the board hold a special meeting to review their liquor license after they close on the purchase of the Skol Haus.  Bremer Bank has also applied for the building FKA Countryside Inn and they will also be reviewed at the special meeting.


b. Members of the board have received calls by Walter and Mary Schomer regarding the speed of cars by Diamond Lake.  It was decided that we will keep the suggested speed signs at this location, since any speed limit change would need to be enforceable, and West Sweden has no commissioner or officer to enforce this change.  The change would be a moot point.


Old Business – a. Tim Anderson presented the comprehensive plan for the Town.  The board stated no changes need to be made and the plan commission will proceed with the adoption of plan, and public review before next town board meeting.


b. Regarding possible noise ordinance.  It was discussed that board members have received calls recently regarding barking dogs.  The board decided to refer those complaints to the county regarding noise violations, and to not proceed any further with the noise ordinance at this time.


c. Regarding gentleman’s club ordinance.  After correspondence with the WI Towns Association, this discussion was tabled as this type of ordinance can be difficult to enforce and can construed as a violation of the constitutional right to free speech.


Patrolman/Hwy. Building/Hwy. Report  a. Kevin received estimates on tires for the dump truck.  A motion to accept the estimate from Firestone for $275 + $22 mounting per tire was made by Glenn and seconded by Scott.  Motion carried.


b.  Kevin also stated the back end of the dump truck needs some repairs.  He was given one estimate to sandblast and paint the back of the truck, and to repair the top and bottom hinges.  The board will look at the dump truck and make a decision at a future meeting. 


c.Bids were reviewed for the paving of 160th.  A motion to accept the bid from Monarch for $8,895 was made by Glenn and seconded by Scott.  Motion carried.


d. Glenn also mentioned the state of “Beer Can Alley” and extending the project on 160th to include this section.  Dennis will talk to Monarch about this addition to the project.


e. Bid reviewed for filling and sealing cracks on 360th Ave between County Rd W and 150th St.  A motion was made by Glenn to accept the bid made by Fahrner and seconded by Scott.  Motion carried.




New Business- 


All bills paid and approved.


The next meeting will be Wedensday, August 19th, 2009 at 6:30pm.


Motion to adjourn the meeting made by Scott and seconded by Dennis.




Meeting adjourned at 7:15pm.


Andrea Lundquist, clerk