August 16, 2011 Town Board Monthly Meeting:


Meeting called to order at 6:30p.m.   Present at the meeting were Simon Nelson – Chairman, Scott Wilder -- Supervisor, Phyllis Wilder–Treasurer, Andrea Lundquist-Clerk, and Kevin Taylor - Patrolman.  Residents and onlookers were Roxanne White and Steve from Monarch Paving.


The meeting was called to order by Simon.


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’s monthly report was presented by treasurer.

The town board thanked the treasurer for the report.


Public Input  Roxanne White brought a new Polk County Map to replace the old map on the town hall wall. 


Old Business

  1. No insurance quotes were presented.  Will carry over to next meeting.

B.     Sand/salt building discussion held off until next meeting.


Patrolman/Hwy. Building/Hwy. Report

A.     New Tire needed on loader.  Sent to Pomp’s for repair.

B.     Waiting on grader tires.  Board requested selling old tires to capping company.

C.     Cleaned out culvert by Roxanne White’s house on Polk Street. She requested to have ditched created as the road has washed away and no longer has a ditch.  Suggestion was made to black top the road.  Kevin will look at a possible blacktopping road for next year.

D.     Kevin Spoke with Doc Linder regarding the logs on the Town Hall’s property.  Linder said that the logger put them there, and when Linder spoke with the logger, they were not currently buying logs.  Date unknown for removal.

(Moved to “New Business, Bids”)

Correspondence – A. The town will look into other options for refuse removal from the property.  The current rate is far above competitors.  The clerk will look into other services and present them at next meeting.


New Business – A.  Moved ahead to bids after highway report, Simon opened bids for project on 170th Street.  Two were presented, from Monarch ($17,731) and Taylor Paving ($20,750).  Simon moved to accept the bid for Monarch for $17,731.00, Scott seconded, provided that there is no less than 2 inches blacktop and the road is done right.  All in favor,  motion carried.

      B, The state is requiring adoption of and employee grievance policy by October.  The clerk will compilate information for this policy as offered by the Town’s Association and present for approval at the next meeting.

C.     The board discussed getting a new plow blade.  The current plow is 20 years old, rebuilt 5 years ago.  Kevin will talk with McKenzie’s about prices. 


All bills paid and approved. 


The next meeting will be Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 at 6:30pm. 


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


Meeting adjourned at 7:32 pm.

Andrea Lundquist, clerk