Town of West Sweden- Monthly Meeting

July 16, 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.  No residents or onlookers were present.  Don Langle arrived at 6:45pm.

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. Don Langle from the Luck ATV club contacted Glenn about considering opening 130th at a possible ATV route.  The board will consider this request when reviewing the ordinance later in the year.

***Don Langle appeared at 6:45 and stated that the ATV club had posted the route signs, and will continue with maintaining the signs as needed in the future. He thanked the board, and also reiterated the request above. The board had noted that incorrect signage had been placed on 305th, which was not open to ATVs.  The Luck ATV club will timely remove said sign.


Old Business: A. Northland Ambulance Inter-Community Agreement:  The town received an agreement prepared for Northland Ambulance regarding the purchase of a building in Luck and the town’s responsibility of financial support for the building, as well as the other town’s serviced by Northland Ambulance.  Simon made a motion to accept the agreement, and Scott 2nd.  Glenn abstained from voting.  Motion carried. Simon endorsed said agreement which will be forwarded to Northland Ambulance.

B. 305th/Benson Ave: Discussion on construction will be tabled until a bid is received, which could be months.

C. Brush clearing: See “Long Arm Mower” discussion in “New Business”


New Business: A. Sand Salt Shed: Glenn conducted some research on the salt sand shed, which resulted in questions applying to size of the building.  We need to figure out what specs are required by the state to administer a new shed.  Glenn also noted that he spoke to Dave Wondra of Frederic Village, and he was interested in combining into one shed that is on a mutually agreeable location.  Simon will talk to the village and get some location ideas, as well as look into where our current shed is and where the property lines are adjacent to said shed.

B. Long Arm Mower: Glenn received information on a Long Arm Mower that is available at Frontier Ag in Osceola.  It is used a used 2008 with 6 hours on it.  It has a 21 ft. arm, and is model 5010E, with AWD and a “Alamo Versa” head.  The total is $68,000.  The board would like to look at this mower; Kevin and Simon will work on taking a look at it.  Other information: “diamond” head mower (just the mower) would cost about $38,000; Peterson Implement in Durand also had a mower, but is $104,000.  Discussion on the mower will continue at next meeting.

C. An Emergency Operation Manual was created, and will be implemented in the town through a resolution to accept said Manual.  Glenn made a motion to accept thee Emergency Operations Manual, and Scott 2nd.  All in favor, motion carried.  The manual will be kept at the Town hall, with Polk County, and in the clerk’s office.

D. A resolution regarding accepting highway expenditure limits set by the state was proposed.  Scott made a motion to accept the resolution, and Simon 2nd.  All in favor, motion carried.

E. Bridge Aid Approval: As a requirement for county bridge aid, the town must approve the proposed bridge, or culvert, and acknowledges payment of said work.  Glenn made a motion to approve the replacement of the 36” culvert on Clam Falls Drive and acknowledged the expenditure of the town’s portion of the construction. Scott 2nd.  All in favor, motion carried.

Employee Report: All employee report items have been previously addressed above.

Correspondence: none to note


All bills paid and approved.  

The next meeting will be Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 at 6:30pm.

Motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Glenn, seconded by Scott.  Motion carried. Time was 7:38pm.

Andrea Lundquist, clerk