Town of West Sweden- Monthly Meeting

November 18, 2014


Meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm. Members present were Simon Nelson, Chairman; Glenn Meier and  Scott Wilder, supervisors; Kevin Taylor, patrolman; Brenda Tesch, treasurer and Phyllis Wilder, clerk.  Guests: Ken Ruhn, resident; Wm Johnson IV, County Board Chair and Steve Warndahl, County Highway Commissioner.


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

The financial statement for October was presented by the treasurer. The board thanked her for the report. It was noted that we received the check from the county for the Clam Falls Culvert project.


Public input:  Ken Ruhn-roads are rough in West Sweden from first snow storm.  Note that temperatures have been below freezing causing salt/sand to be less effective.


Polk County Hwy Commissioner: Steve Warndahl- County is looking at building a Salt/Sand shed on Hwy 35.  Approximate size would be a 70x70 covered building, with 4 compartments shared by town, village, county & state. Will get estimate of cost and look for land.   Would keep a loader on site, billing each municipality for usage accordingly.  2016 is target date of project.  WE are definitely interested.


Employee report:  Mix 100 more yards of salt/sand. Burnett County is low on salt at this time; Kevin is picking up salt from Polk County. Used that much in first 18” snow storm.  Simon and Kevin checked into a resident complaint on trees being cutting on road right away, occurred a year ago. Everything is working well.  Scott & Simon have run the truck.   No parking sign damaged  by school. 


Old Business:

A. Budget Approval:  The final budget was presented to the town board.  Glenn made a motion

to adopt the 2015 budget and Scott seconded.  All in favor, motion carried. 

B. The levy amount of $155,000.00 approved at the meeting of electors was presented to the town board.  Scott made a motion to approve the levy amount of $155,000.00 and Glenn seconded the motion. All in favor, motion carried.

New Business: None


Correspondence:   Received a letter from the DOR regarding non-compliance of assessment.  Phyllis had contacted Ed O’Meara, assessor about this. Polk County Hwy Department has purchase agreement for 2015 for materials purchased from them.


All bills approved and paid.

Next meeting will be December 16, 2014 at 6:30 pm.

Motion to adjourn was made by Glenn Meier, 2nd by Scott Wilder, carried.


Respectfully submitted,


Phyllis Wilder, Clerk