Town of West Sweden- Monthly Meeting October 15, 2013


Meeting was called to order at 6:30pm.  Present at the meeting were Simon Nelson, Chairman; Scott Wilder and Glenn Meier, supervisor; Phyllis Wilder, treasurer; Kevin Taylor, patrolman; and Andrea Lundquist, Clerk.   

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

The clerk submitted her letter of resignation.  The board accepted said letter.  Suggested clerk noted as replacement.


The treasurer presented the monthly report.   The town board thanked the treasurer for the report.  Scott made a motion to move the money market account funds to the Bremer loan, reducing the principal. Simon 2nd.  All in favor, motion carried.

(Moved up from “New Business”)

  1. Nelson Subdivision:  Wayne Swenson with Polk County Land Surveying.  Scott Nelson is selling everything east of the river to someone using it for maple syrup production.  But separating this, Scott ends up with less than 19 acres and qualifies for review as a subdivision.  This subdivision satisfies the county’s requirements for a subdivision, and is in need of town approval.  Glenn made a motion to approve the subdivision, Scott 2nd.  All favor, motion carried. 

Public Input:

Old Business: A. Salt/Sand shed: Simon talked to John Boyer regarding the lot line next to our existing salt/sand shed.  Mr. Boyer is aware that he is encroaching on town land, which is currently not a problem.  Kevin noted that the current building in falling apart, and we need to think about options for the future.  Dave Wondra at the Village spoke with Glenn about the shed.  Glenn submitted a proposal of the possible joint shed with the village.  Mr. Wondra will bring the proposed shed to the Village board.  Further discussion is in progress. 

Employee/Hwy Report: A. Dump truck had a crack in the frame and David Meier welded it last week.  New tires are on the truck now.

  1. Beavers are occupying the culvert on 180th, and it is beginning to flood the road.  Beaver control will need to be enforced again.
  2. The county officer came up and ticketed 5 people on Clam Falls Drive the other day.  The officer suggested officially reducing the speed limit to 45mph on the road. The board would like to put up yellow 45 signs. 

New Business: A. Sand/Salt:  Kevin will call around and get the best price, and go ahead and order it.

B. Financing options for the tractor included Bremer with 2.95% and USBank for 2.75% both for up to $66,000 for 60 months.  Simon made a motion to accept the USBank proposal, Scott 2nd.  Glenn abstained.  All in favor, motion carried.  Resolution to borrow for the said proposal was approved and signed by Simon and Andrea.

C. The initial budget was submitted to the board.  The board reviewed the budget and will be submitted for final approval at the budget meeting in November.

Correspondence: none to note

All bills paid and approved. 

The next meeting will be Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 immediately following the budget meeting and meeting of electors scheduled to begin at 6:30pm.

Motion by Simon to adjourn to closed session for discussion of employee compensation 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 8:01pm.

Closed session adjourned at 8:03.  Glenn made motion to approve salary recommendations set in closed session. Scott 2nd.  All in favor, motion carried.

Motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Scott, seconded by Glenn.  Motion carried. Time was 7:28pm.

Andrea Lundquist, clerk