Town of West Sweden- Monthly Meeting

September 18, 2012

Meeting was called to order at 7:00pm. Present at the meeting were Simon Nelson, Chairman; Scott Wilder, supervisor; Kevin Taylor, patrolman, Phyllis Wilder, treasurer; and Andrea Lundquist, Clerk. Residents and onlookers were present.

***The board moved the ATV on roads item on the agenda to the front of the meeting.The decision of the board after hearing the public opinion immediately preceding the meeting, was that both Scott Wilder and Simon Nelson moved to continue with preparations for an ATV routes ordinance.We will continue the preparations at the October board meeting.

No additions or corrections were made from the printed agenda.


The minutes of the last meeting were presented by the clerk. The town board thanked the clerk for the report.


The treasurer presented the monthly report. The town board thanked the treasurer for the report.

Public Input:A. Chris Anderson contacted the town clerk via email regarding an issue with the culvert at the end of his driveway during the rainy season.Simon and Kevin will set up a meeting with Chris next week (the 24th-28th) and resolve the issue.


B. Ken Ruhn expressed his disappointment in the decision of the board with moving forward in creating an ordinance.He suggested that the board have the ordinance carefully reviewed by a lawyer before submitting it for approval.


Old Business: A. ***See Above re: ATV use on Roads

B. Resolution regarding loan financing: Loan financing from Bremer Bank was proposed with refinancing the existing loan of $63,630 plus $125,000 of new money for distribution for road improvements within the town, at a rate of 2.45% over an amortization of 5 year with semi-annual payments in February and August.Resolution for the aforementioned loan was moved for approval by Simon, Scott 2nd.All in favor, resolution approved.

C. Tree trimming/cutting:Simon attempted to contact Luedkte, but hasnít heard back yet.†† Hopefully will hear from the within the week.

Employee Report: A.Kevin was contacted regarding multiple paint cans in a ditch on 175th Street in West Sweden.Kevin and Ronnie cleaned up the cans.The DNR has since taken the cans and will be conducting an investigation on who dumped them.DNR will cover all clean up expenses.


B. Kevin stated that the gauges on the dash of the dump truck are not working properly.He will take it to Cameron to get it fixed.


C.While changing the tractor transmission and hydraulic filters, Kevin found loose parts inside.Five years ago, prior to our purchase, the transmission was redone, speculation that parts were left inside at that time, and wasnít completely cleaned out.A new filter was put in, and no new parts have been found.Simon and Scott are fine with running it as is, with no other repairs necessary.



New Business: A. Kevin stated his request for compensation that will be discussed at a closed session meeting next month.The board will further discuss at that time.††

All bills paid and approved.

The next meeting will be Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 at 6:30 pm.

Motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Simon, seconded by Scott.Motion carried. Time was 7:56pm.

Andrea Lundquist, clerk