Town of West Sweden-Monthly Meeting

August 17, 2010


Meeting called to order at 6:30 p.m.   Present at the meeting were Dennis O’Donnell- Chairman, Scott Wilder and Glenn Meier- Supervisors, Phyllis Wilder–Treasurer, Andrea Lundquist-Clerk, and Kevin Taylor - Patrolman.  Residents and onlooker included Douglas Crane from North Country Surveying, Walter Schommer, Mary Schommer, Bill Schommer, Carol Schommer, and Lori Lundquist.


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 treasurer.

Report was received by town board.


Public Input - none


Old Business –   A. An agreement has been reached on the fencing dispute.  The town will not need to view the fence area indefinitely.


B.     A motion to purchase New Holland brush mower for $31,900.00 with the trade of the town’s mower for $3,000.00, for a final payment of $28,900.00 was made by Scott and seconded by Glenn.  All in favor.  Motion carried.


C.  There were no proposals for the old town truck.  Another add will be placed in the paper for the next meeting.


Patrolman/Hwy. Building/Hwy. Report – A. The dump truck is leaking fuel, and the tank may need to be replaced. 


B.     Our part-time patrolman, Ronald Fredericks, was seen not wearing his reflective safety vest while working on August 4th at 9:30am.  He was given a verbal warning that he should always be wearing his vest. 


C.  Initial damage due to storms was on 120th and 320th, where a culvert needed to be replaced.  The town board will conduct a road inspection on August 24th, at 5:00 pm, beginning at Bremer Bank in Frederic to assess further damage.  Monies for damages may be available to cover expenses.


D.Bid submitted for patching 170th and 345th by Monarch for $2,272.51.  Glenn made motion to accept bid from Monarch.  Scott seconded.  All in favor.  Motion carried.


Correspondence – Meeting minutes from the Polk County Towns Association stated that all road signs must be reflective by 2012.


New Business – A.  Walter Schommer presented his proposal for reducing the speed limit on 150th Street between 350th Avenue and 360th Avenue.  When conducting his own traffic count, Mr. Schommer counted 30 cars per hour.  Dennis pointed out that other travel the road and we need to consider other travelers as well when deciding on reducing the speed in this area.  A special meeting will be held to discuss both points and come to a decision on Thursday, August 23rd, at 6:00pm.   


All bills paid and approved.


The next meeting will be Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 at 6:30pm.


Motion by Dennis to adjourn to closed session for discussion of Patrolmen’s wages and job description as authorized by WI Statues 19.85(1)(c).  Seconded by Glenn.  Vote by roll call was unanimous to convene in closed session and motion carried 3-0. Time 7:30pm.


The regular meeting convened at 8:15pm.


Motion to adjourn the meeting made by Glenn and seconded by Scott. Motion Carried.


Meeting adjourned at 8:21pm.


Andrea Lundquist, clerk