September 20, 2011 Town Board Monthly Meeting:


Meeting called to order at 6:30p.m.   Present at the meeting were Simon Nelson – Chairman, Scott Wilder and Glenn Meier -- Supervisor, Phyllis Wilder–Treasurer, Andrea Lundquist-Clerk, and Kevin Taylor - Patrolman.  Residents and onlookers included Bob Coen from SNOWS.


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 – Bob Coen from the West Sweden snowmobiling club (SNOWS) requested that the town reopen the landfill area for snowmobile trails this winter.   The board discussed the safety issues involved, and agreed that we can reopen the trails for snowmobiles, providing there is a way of avoiding the cap of the land fill. Simon and Kevin will meet with the SNOWS and figure out if there is appropriate room for the trail while not disturbing the cap.


Old Business

  1. Discussion continued regarding the sand/salt building.  Many options were discussed.  More information will need to be obtained on all options.  The topic will be tabled for time being.
  2. No insurance quotes were presented.  Will carry over to next month’s meeting.

C.      Refuse removal discussion was continued.  The town will change to a dumpster through Holdt Disposal providing there is no contract with Allied.  Clerk will make changes if appropriate. 

D.      The board discussed the purchase of a new plow blade.  A new blade would be about $7200 depending on options (curve, articulation).  Scott moved to purchase a blade for no more than $7500 for an 11 foot blade and mount.  Glenn 2nd the motion.  All in favor.  Motion carried.  Kevin will also try to trade in the old plow blade.

E.       An employee grievance procedure was presented to the board.  Glenn made a motion to approve by resolution the Employee Grievance Procedure presented.  Simon seconded the motion to approve the resolution.  All in favor. Motion carried.  Resolution will be posted within 30 days.


Patrolman/Hwy. Building/Hwy. Report

A.       Beavers moved into the culvert by the West Sweden Skol Haus.  The culvert is ¾ full with debris.  Kevin will remove debris and the town will ask Dennis O’Donnell to trap beavers at $25/beaver.

B.      A new air impact wrench was purchased, and a new battery was needed for the grader. 

C.      Kevin will call for salt/sand quotes for this season. Report on findings at next meeting.

D.      Kevin met with Steve from Monarch, and they discussed repairs in a few places.  Recommend were additional a 20 x 345 ft area on 170th ($3400) and complete the corner at 170th and 315th ($1400), patches on 345th (at $3700), and 20 x 50 ft patch on 170th ($350).  Simon moved to approve the recommended road improvements, and Scott seconded.  All in favor, motion carried.  The work on 170th should begin around the week of October 10th.

Correspondence – none to note


New Business

A.      Construction on Polk Street in 2012 is estimated at $25,000 roughly, with blacktop and curb.  The town will possibly apply for LRIP funds to aid in the construction.

B.      Assessor’s bid was reviewed.  The bid from Ed O’Meara is at $4400, minus $1206.86 , totaling $3193.14.  The reduction was for the assessor’s portion of the error in 2009.  Glenn made a motion to approve the bid and Scott seconded.  All in favor, motion carried.  The approved and signed bid will be sent to the assessor.   

All bills paid and approved. 


The next meeting will be Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 at 6:30pm.


Motion by Simon 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 7:58pm.

Closed session adjourned at 8:12.  Simon made motion to approve salary recommendations set in closed session. Scott seconed.  All in favor, motion carried.


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

Meeting adjourned at 8:14 pm.

Andrea Lundquist, clerk