Town of West Sweden- Monthly Meeting

October 21, 2014             


Meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm. Members present were Simon Nelson, Chairman; Glenn Meier and  Scott Wilder, supervisors; Brenda Tesch, treasurer and Phyllis Wilder, clerk.  Guest: Michael Gose.


The minutes to the September meeting were presented by the clerk.  The board thanked the clerk for the report.

The financial statement for September was presented by the treasurer. The board thanked her for the report.


Public input:  Michael Gose lives on dead end. Would we consider plowing the driveway?  Will check with Kevin.


Employee report:  None. Scot t removed the low shoulder signs off Benson Road after shouldering was done. He also meet with Heather Meuhl from workers comp showing her what is required to perform the patrolman’s job. Benson Road project is complete.


Old Business: 

A.      Culvert Policy:  Tabled to next meeting. Define replacement.


New Business: 

A. Salt/Sand Bids: Sand bids:  Hopkins -$6.70 a ton; Trade River Outfitters- $ 5.50 per ton.  Sand Bid awarded to Trade River Outfitters.  Salt Bids: Burnet County $2370 delivered; Polk County $3200 plus trucking and loading. Salt bid goes to Burnett County.


B. Initial Budget:  Reviewed budget.

C. Resolution to exceed levy limit, motion to exceed limit was made by Glenn, Scott 2nd, carried.

              D. Assessor contract: Motion to accept contract was made by Scott, 2nd by Glenn.

Correspondence:  Brown County wind turbines.


All bills paid and approved.


Closed session: Simon Nelson move into close session 8:00. Action as result of closed session, Glenn Meier made the motion to give Kevin 3 weeks’ vacation, not to carryover 40 hours per year, Scott Wilder 2nd. Motion carried.


The next meeting will be November 18, 2014 following Budget Hearing and Special Town Electors Meeting which begins at 6 pm.


Motion to adjourn was made by Scott 2nd by Glenn.   Motion carried.  Time was   8:07 pm.


Respectfully submitted,


Phyllis Wilder, Clerk