Town of West Sweden

September 23, 2010

September Town Board Monthly Meeting:


Meeting called to order at 6:44 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 Jim Krause from Wagner Surveying, Walter Schommer, Mary Schommer, Bill Schommer, Carol Schommer, and Lori Lundquist, Roxanne White, and William Johnson.


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. Four proposals were submitted for the old town truck, 1990 Dodge.  Proposals from Robert McDonald for $100, Joe Schommer $300, Joel Loehr $250, and Jeff Succo $200, were submitted for review.  A motion was made by Scott to accept the bid by Joe Schommer for $300.  Motion was seconded by Dennis.  All in favor.  Motion carried.


            B. The ordinance discussion regarding 150th Street has been tabled until the October meeting.  See Special Meeting Minutes from 9/21/2010.


Patrolman/Hwy. Building/Hwy. Report – A. The dump truck’s fuel leak was temporarily repaired.  The fuel tank repair will wait until later.   


B. Kevin looked into renting reflective shirts.  Glenn made a motion to allocate Huebsch to provide reflective shirts and work pants for town patrolmen.  Scott Seconded.  Motion carried.  Purchase of reflective winter jackets at a cost of $85/jacket.  The purchase of winter jackets was tabled until the October meeting.


C.  Kevin also asked if the new town truck will be getting a topper.  All agreed we will be getting one. Board members will view a truck topper at Obey Automotive before the next meeting.


Correspondence – A. Northland Ambulance requested a contract be signed by all towns/villages that it serves.  The contract was reviewed and signed by Dennis. 


B.  The election officials requested an additional Edge voting machine to be purchased.  Correspondence regarding the cost of purchase was supplied to the board members.  An additional voting machine would cost $4,475.  The issue was tabled until the review of the preliminary budget at the October meeting.


C. Polk County will be holding an informational meeting regarding storm damage from Aug 11-14th and how to apply for funding to reimburse the town for damages.


New Business – A.  Jim Krause, Wagner Surveying, presented the preliminary map of a subdivision of land for the Schommer family into 10 parcels.  Glenn asked about the future possible placement of driveways on each parcel and if each parcel is planning on having one.  Mr. Krause stated that the driveway issue will come into play later, but that there will most likely be shared driveways for a few of the parcels due to the march lands by the road for some of the parcels.  The checklist was then presented to the board.  The board approved the checklist for the Schommer property subdivision.  Mr. Krause would like to be on the agenda again for the November or December meeting with the final map.      


All bills paid and approved.


The next meeting will be Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 6:30pm.


Motion by Dennis to adjourn to closed session for discussion of Patrolmen’s 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 7:48pm.


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


Meeting adjourned at 7:49pm.


Andrea Lundquist, clerk