Town of Washburn

June 8, 2021

Regular Board Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m. Present: Kerry Tetzner, Sandy Raspotnik, Jim Park, Scottie Sandstrom, Mike Harvey, Lynn Adams, Tom Cogger, Connie Cogger, Wendy Stein, John Wheeler, Lorraine Norrgard and Phillip Norrgard

Meeting minutes from the May 11, May 19 and June 1, 2021 meetings were read and written copies given to the Board Members. Motion by Jim Park and a second by Scottie Sandstrom to accept as presented. Motion carried. All Ayes.

Lynn Adams gave Treasurer Report. All books are balanced. The Clerks and Treasurer’s computers are mirrored. Motion by Scottie Sandstrom and a second by Jim Park to accept report. Motion carried. All Ayes.

Mike Harvey gave the crew report. There are some dips in the black top from Xcel trucks on Ondossagon Road. The sleeve on North Maple Hill is in. The rip rap on Wannebo Road is completed. A motion by Jim Park and a second by Scottie Sandstrom to accept report. Motion carried. All Ayes.

Sandy gave a report on Waste management, possibly going to Eagle Waste. They are also talking about new equipment. Keith Fleig will be putting in an estimate on painting the Town Hall. A motion by Scottie Sandstrom and a second by Jim Parks to accept report. Motion carried. All Ayes.

Jim is working on upgrading the internet at the Town Hall which will cost around $160.00. There was talk about keeping the web site separate from the maintenance of the Town computers.

There was no Plan Commission Meeting.

Bids were opened on Gravel.   C & W;                                      Spread: $7,875.40   Stockpiled: $10,140.00           

                                            Joe Tetzner                                Spread: $8,155.00   Stockpiled: $10,150.00           

                                             Mika Construction                      Spread: $8,155.00   Stockpiled: $10,150.00

A motion by Jim Park and a second by Scottie Sandstrom to have C & W stockpile 600 tons gravel at $10,140.00. Motion carried. All Ayes.

A motion by Scottie Sandstrom and a second by Jim Park to have C & W spread 466 tons of gravel on Brevak Road. Motion carried. All Ayes.

Bids were opened for North Maple Hill patching and overlay.         Northwoods: $23,600.98

                                                                                               Lupino:           $14,640.00

A motion by Sandy Raspotnik and a second by Jim Park to accept Lupino’s bid of $14,640.00. Motion carried. All Ayes.

At a special Board Meeting for South Maple Hill Road, there were six options brought up on what to do:

  1. Do nothing
  2. Close middle of road and do two turn arounds.
  3. Ditch and add culverts
  4. Turn it into a private road
  5. Go with a private engineering firm and follow their plan
  6. Have it a one- way road.

After discussing the above six options, it was narrowed down to three. #3, #4 and #6.

A motion by Jim Park and a second by Scottie Sandstrom to have #3, #4 and #6 as viable options for South Maple Hill Road. Motion carried. All Ayes.

A motion by Scottie Sandstrom and a second by Jim Park to hire Emmer Shields, a road Design Engineer, as a part time employee to oversee the South Maple Hill Project for up to 100 hours at $50.00 an hour. Motion carried. All Ayes.

Sandy and Kerry will look for records for setbacks for Town Roads. A location fee is free up to $50.00.

A motion by Scottie Sandstrom and a second by Jim Park to get a loan from Bremer Bank for not more than 3% for $195,965.00 for the plow truck with the first payment being in June of 2022. Motion carried. All Ayes.

A motion and a second to pay all current bills.

A motion and a second to adjourn.

Kerry Tetzner, Clerk