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July 10, 2013 Board Meeting Minutes



General Meeting

July 10, 2013

CALL TO ORDER: Chairman Bauers called the meeting to order at 7:00PM. It had been properly posted and the media notified.


ROLL CALL: Present Frank Bauers, Richard Held, Brian Nerdahl and Steve Perry. Jeff Hunter was absent. Mike Welch, Road Foreman and Brian Jopek, Lakeland Times was also present.


AGENDA:  Motion by Perry, second by Held to approve the agenda. Motion carried.


MINUTES: Motion by Nerdahl, second by Bauers to approve the minutes of the June 19th, 2013 meeting as read. Motion carried.


PUBLIC COMMENTS / CORRESPONDENCE:  1)Open Book will be 7-24-13 from 10:00-12:00 and Board of Review will be 8-9-13 from 1:00PM-3:00PM.  2)Letter of thanks for voting against the ATV trails that was done by the County. 3)Thank you from Peace Lutheran for use of town hall. 4)The repairs at the Fire Dept. are scheduled to be done next week for about $1700.00. 5)A letter was requested from the town to the DNR to relocate Ross Lake Rd trail from the bottom of the hill to the top.


OPEN BIDS FOR ROAD WORK: Pitlik & Wick was the only bidder. They bid $231,004.00 for Snyder Rd. and $59,856.00 for Santo Rd. The bids will be awarded at a later meeting.


ROAD REPAIRS: Repairs on both North and South Farming Rd have been completed. Scott Construction will do the chip sealing at the end of the month. We received a bid of $6000.00 for a repair on Pope Rd. Motion by Bauers, second by Held to apply ride control on Pope Rd. Unanimously approved. The D.O.T. wants us to make a $3400.00 repair to a culvert on Hwy. 51. Bauers suggested we postpone the repair until he has time to talk to them again. It was improperly installed when it was first done.  


SIGN PRICES:  Lakeland Sign and Graphics sent an estimate for the new sign. The Board chose an Optec 22mm LED amber monochrome message center that is double sided and has 4 lines of character in a 61.5” x 111”internally lit cabinet. It will be on a 6 x 10 steel post/concrete with anchors. Our cost will be $23,821.16 and the Chambers will be $5000.00. Motion by Held, second by Bauers to approve items #2, #3 and #5 listed above for the creation of the new sign.  Unanimously approved.


OPERATORS LICENSES: There are 5 applications for operator’s license. Background checks have been done and all meet the towns criteria. Motion by Bauers, second by Perry to approve the licenses as presented. Unanimously approved.


TRID PROJECT – OLD HWY 51N: Pitlik is due to start on 7-17-13. One lane will be open at all times. It will be closed to thru traffic but open to local traffic.


OUTDOOR RECREATION PLAN 2014-2019: At the meeting the board filled out the questionnaire and it will be returned to the County and North Central Regional Plan Commission.


MEDICAL INSURANCE PRICES: Anthem is increasing our premium by 11.8% for next year. They said 3% is due to health care reform. This is early because our plan renews in September so we will look at how a HRA could save the town a great deal of money. We will put this on the next agenda.


ADJOURNMENT:  Motion by Held, second by Bauers to adjourn the meeting at 8:00PM. The next general meeting is July 24th, 2013.