Town of West Sweden- Monthly Meeting

October 20, 2015


Meeting was called to order by Simon Nelson at 6:30 pm. Members present were Glenn Meier and Scott Wilder, supervisors; Kevin Taylor, patrolman, and Phyllis Wilder, clerk.  Resident, Ken Ruhn; Tim Anderson, Polk County Planning, Wm Johnson.


Tim Anderson, Polk County Zoning office:  County accepted the Zoning on September 15, 2015. We have one year to accept the county zoning, and make district changes to the map and must pass resolution to accept.  Tim explained the 11 zoning districts that set up.


The minutes to the September meeting were presented by the clerk.  The board thanked the clerk for the report.  Correction speed limit report should be mph, not mpg as printed.

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


Public input:  Ken Ruhn questioned signs around Diamond Lake, need was there due to missing signs and flags as additional cautions.


Employee report:  Kevin reported the signs installed around Diamond Lake.  Someone took down the stop sign and put a barrack across the road on 135th Street which is a dead end road.  Need to contact the towns association to abandon road.   The tree in Dodd’s yard that will get cut down, Northwestern will reimburse us for the expense. Graveled the road on 308th Avenue, will be trimming trees on this road also.

John Taylor will take a look at 345th to do patch and will prove a quote. Need bounty on beavers, by Wayne Lundeen and Donald West place. Glenn made the motion to pay $25 per beaver brought to us, Scott 2nd.  Joe Wundrow, Mike Duncan and Joe Schommer will be notified.


Old Business:

A. Salt Sand Update: Polk County doesn’t have price set yet, Trade River Outfitter’s quoted same price as last year, need about 450 ton of salt sand for year.


B. Budget adjustment:  Motion to increase levy by 4% was made by Glenn Meier, 2nd by Scott Wilder, motion carried.


New Business:

A.  LRIP Project:  Discussion of possible projects:  (A) to grind and chip seal 305th Avenue, which won’t qualify for LRIP.  (B) Monarch quoted $92,000 for work on 160th Street grinding adding gravel and blacktop  (C) Patch on Grass Lake Road two tenths of a mile. (D) Wedge and overlay from Amundson’s on Clam Falls Drive to Clam Falls Line approximately four tenths of a mile. Board agreed to submit paperwork for 160th Street.


B. Budget Review: Glenn motioned to Increase 4 per cent levy, Simon seconded. Motion carried.  


Next meeting, November 18th, 6:0 pm Budget Hearing, Special Hearing, and then regular meeting.



Correspondence:   Wisconsin Towns Association urging Towns to adopt an Ordinance regarding weight limits on roads.


All bills approved and paid.


Next meeting will be November 17, 2015 at 6:00 pm. Budget hearing and Special Town Meeting of Electors prior to regular board meeting.


Motion to adjourn was made by Scott Wilder, 2nd by Glenn Meier, carried.   At 7:55 pm


Respectfully submitted,


Phyllis Wilder, Clerk