Town of Washburn

April 13, 2021

Regular Board Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom. Present: Kerry Tetzner, Sandy Raspotnik, Brenda Rechel, Mike Harvey, Wendy Stein, John Adams, Scottie Sandstrom, Jay Glase, Lynn Adams, Charmaine Swan, Eric Brye and Jim Park.

Meeting notices were properly posted in the three public places and published in the Daily Press.

Public comment took place.

Meeting minutes from the March 9, 2021 meetings were read and written copies given to the Board Members. Motion by John Adams and a second by Wendy Stein to accept as presented. Motion carried. All Ayes.

Brenda gave Treasurer Report. All books are balanced. The Clerks and Treasurer’s computers are mirrored. Motion by John Adams and a second by Wendy Stein to accept report. Motion carried. All Ayes.

Mike Harvey gave the crew report. The culvert is in on Ondossagon Road. Needs a culvert on North Maple Hill and Nevers Road. The Handi-Hitch is on the grader. Need gravel on Priest Road, Brevak Road and South Maple Hill by landfill. A motion by John Adams and a second by Wendy Stein to accept report. Motion carried. All Ayes.

Road inspection will be on May 6, 2021 at 8:30 am.

A motion by John Adams and a second by Wendy Stein to approve a driveway permit for Tracy L Defoe at 74305 Ondossagon Road NE ¼ SE ¼ Section 10 Township 48N Range 5. Motion carried. All Ayes.

Sandy gave Chairperson report. The City of Washburn sold the old ambulance and brush truck. The Town of Washburn will receive a check for $836.00 for our share. The Town will be receiving a $53,000.00 check through the Rescue Plan. One half now and the other half in 2022. A motion by Wendy Stein and a second by John Adams to accept report. Motion Carried. All Ayes.

Bids were opened from Northwoods paving for one mile on Engoe Road, from Topside to Viater Road. This will be a joint project with the Town of Barksdale at a 50/50 cost for each Township.

3” Asphalt with wedging:                                                              $149,339.96

2 ½ inch Asphalt with pulverizing and gravel                                  $142,390.83                       

3” Asphalt with pulverizing and gravel                                            $165,462.59

Bids were opened from Angelo Luppino:

3” Asphalt with pulverizing and gravel                                           $209,892.00       

3” Asphalt with hot mix wedging                                                   $271,842.00

A motion by Wendy Stein and a second by John Adams to accept the bid from Northwoods paving for $165,462.59. The Town of Washburn and the Barksdale will be billed for one half of the total cost which is $82,731.30. Motion carried. All Ayes.

The Annual Meeting will be held on May 18th at 6:00 pm at the Washburn Town Hall. There will be a special meeting on April 20, 2021 to be recessed and held at the later date.

Xcel transmission line easement has been tabled until the May meeting.

A motion by John Adams and a second by Wendy Stein to purchase a plow truck from Western Star for $96,491.00 and from Monroe Trucking, a stainless steel box and parts for $87,479.00. Motion carried. All Ayes.

A motion by Sandy Raspotnik and a second by Wendy Stein to approve check number 14226 to 14265. Motion carried. All Ayes.

A motion and a second to adjourn.

Kerry Tetzner, Clerk