Town of West Sweden- Monthly Meeting
February 21, 2012
Meeting was called to order at 6:32 p.m. by Chairman Simon Nelson. †Present at the meeting: Simon Nelson, Chairman; Scott Wilder and Glenn Meier, supervisors; Phyllis Wilder, Treasurer and Kevin Taylor, patrolman. Absent, Andrea Lundquist, Clerk.† Audience present was Wm Johnson IV, Tim Norsted, Steven and Tamara Larson.
The minutes of the last meeting were presented by the treasurer in the clerkís absence. No adjustments were recommended. The town board thanked the clerk for the report.
The treasurer presented the monthly report. The town board thanked the treasurer for the report.
A.† †Tamara Larson discussed her plans to open a wild animal rescue habitat at the Hinschberger property located at 1502 300th Ave & Hwy 35 south of Frederic.† Dr. Suzanne Johnson will be having a non- profit vet clinic there as well. The request is to have the zoning changed from agricultural to commercial. †David Wondra, Frederic Village Administrator, has asked the Larsonís to submit a letter to the village asking to be considered being annexed to the village.† Property is approximately .6 acres. The board expressed that the zoning changes will have to follow the county guidelines as we follow them.
B.† Tim Norsted is considering purchasing 10 acres of land on 330th Avenue.† He has no plans to put a building on the property and asked about culvert sizes for driveways.† It was recommended that at least a 15 foot culvert be installed.
C.† Wm Johnson IV presented a new district map of Polk County to the board; the Town of West Sweden is now all in one district.† Carole and Todd Wondra have donated the 8 acres of land to Habitat for Humanity which is located at Park Ave and Benson Road.
Old Business: The County is still talking of putting a salt/sand shed in the industrial park in Frederic. †Estimated cost is $120,000 with the county paying 60%.† No information has been provided in writing at this time.
Correspondence: none to note
A. Kevin reported that the salt sand shed was inspected today.†
B. The town pickup was damaged while cutting trees on 330th Avenue on February 7th.† The rear window was broken and the cab was dented. Damage estimates are $4000, repairs will be done by Edís Auto Body.† †The board stated that from now on any accident/incident have a written report made on it by Kevin to keep on file and that all supervisors are notified of the incident.
C. A1 Machine made some spacers for the mower. Ditch mowing/clean-up has been done on 160th, 180th, and by the Skol Haus.
D. Kevin will attend the MSHA training on March 5th.
New Business: †Discussion on keeping up on cleared roadsides included possible long arm mower attachment for current mower and/or hiring more roadside clearing to be done. To be discussed again at next monthís meeting.
Current brush attachment to clear intersections this spring from sand would require a new hitch for the plow truck.† Possibility on renting from the county, will need to check on rates.
All bills paid and approved.
The next meeting will be Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 6:30pm.
Motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Glenn, seconded by Scott.† Motion carried. Time was 7:45pm.