Town of West Sweden-Monthly Meeting

Sept 16 , 2008


Meeting called to order at 630 p.m. Present at the meeting were Dennis O’Donnell- Chairman, Scott Wilder and Glenn Meier- Supervisors, Phyllis Wilder – Treasurer and Lori Lundquist-Clerk.  Residents and onlookers included Kevin Taylor, and William Johnson.

The meeting was called to order by Dennis.


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

Motion to approve minutes by Glenn and seconded by  Scott  .Carried.


The treasurer’s monthly report was presented by Phyllis.

Motion to approve the treasurer’s report was made by Scott and seconded by Glenn.



Public Input - Willliam reported that about $38,000 has been cut from the tourism budget for the county, so the tourism council will be

asking for $1.00 per capita,  this is an FYI only.


Old Business – Discussion on the road projects that were presented at the Aug. meeting were discussed in detail again. The plan includes grinding and relaying 2/10th of mile on 150th St. for $31,100, and 6/10 of mile of overlay on 150th St. for $44,390, and the Trip Project bid on 180th St. from 320th Ave to 325th Ave. for $77,850.(The TRIP project bid will be a 21 ft. wide of 2 ˝ inches of compacted hot mix asphalt. Also to include pulverizing existing asphalt, bladeing, watering and compacting prior to placing 2 inches of dense grade WISDOT spec. gravel)  Scott made the motion to pave 150th and 180th Streets for the total bid prices of $153,340.  Dennis seconded the motion. Votes – Dennis –aye, Scott- aye with Glenn abstaining. Motion carried.


Next on agenda was reviewing the loan for the above mentioned projects, loan request info was asked of Bremer and US Bank, but no info was received from US Bank.  The amount of the loan requested is $150,000, the information received from Bremer is at a 5 year payback plan at 3.75% interest. It would be an Advancing term loan, 9 month advance period, termed out over five years. Interest due at maturity of advance period, semi- annual payments  thereafter. Other info about this loan is attached to these minutes.  Dennis made a motion to pass a borrowing resolution for $150,000 from Bremer Bank. Scott seconded the motion.

Votes – Dennis – aye, Scott- aye, Glenn – abstained. Motion carried.


The stainless steel sander was discussed and will be purchased from McKenzie Supply for $5018, a motion to purchase the sander was made by Glenn and seconded by Scott. Motion carried.


 Patrolman/Hwy. Building/Hwy. Report  - Kevin says someone has been painting on our road signs, road right of way, and in some culverts.

The dump truck developed a leak in rear end, Stokes Service has fixed it already.  Kevin and Ron’s cell phones are on the blink, clerk will call AT & T.


Correspondence- none


New Business- Kevin reported that both he and Ron need new cell phones, clerk will look into this and present findings at next meeting.


Glenn and Phyllis are questioning the validity of the Paymaster check bonding insurance, they will both check with other sources to see if this is still a necessary insurance for the town to carry.


All bills paid and approved.


The next meeting will be Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 6:30 p.m.


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


Meeting adjourned at   7:15   p.m.


Lori Lundquist, Clerk