Town of Washburn

August 10, 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, Emmer Shields, Tracy Mattson, Ruth Hartzell, John Hartzell, Joe Amrein, Melissa Amrien, Tom Cogger, Connie Cogger, Phillip Norrgard, Lynn Krueger, Dennis Weibel, Randy Snippen, Brenda Rechel, Gina Park, Pam Ledin, John Wheeler, Cindy Glase, Jay Glase, Wendy Stein, Lorraine Norrgard and Kim Bro.

Meeting minutes from the July 13, 2021 meeting 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. Gravel is spread on Engoe Road. The black top patch on North Maple Hill is completed. The mowing of the ditches and shouldering of Engoe Road is done. Motion by Scottie Sandstrom and a second by Jim Park to accept report. Motion carried. All Ayes.

Sandy talked about the loan for the Plow Truck from Bremer Bank is ready, 2.3% for seven years. The town needs to purchase a voting machine and tabulator. The City of Washburn is looking at hiring two full time EMT’s and part of the cost will be ours. A motion by Scottie Sandstrom and a second by Jim Park to accept report. Motion carried. All Ayes.

A motion by Scottie Sandstrom and a second by Jim Park to approve a driveway permit for Ryan Adams at 30850 Paulson Road. Motion carried. All Ayes.

A motion by Jim Park and a second by Scottie Sandstrom for a revision to the previous motion last month, (shorter driveway and better turn around) of Dean and Martha Franke driveway permit. Motion carried. All Ayes.

Emmer Shields talked on the South Maple Hill project. The west end part of the road should have no problems. The middle section should be moved ten feet to the North and the East end of the Road should be moved ten feet to the East at an angle, back to the origan part of the road at the end.

A motion by Scottie Sandstrom and a second by Jim Park to open the meeting to the audience. Motion carried. All Ayes

There was a questions and answer period on South Maple Hill with Emmer Shields.

A motion by Jim Park and a second by Scottie Sandstrom to close the Meeting to the audience. Motion carried. All Ayes.

The Board discussed with Emmer Shields on ideas for the road. It was decided to have Emmer meet with some of the residents and explain how this will be done.

A motion by Scottie Sandstrom and a second by Sandy Raspotnik to have six to eight borings done on the Wannebo Road for the LRIP grant for a cost of $4,500 to $6,000. Motion carried. All Ayes. Mike and Scottie will define roads in the Town that will be part of a two-year plan going forward, and Scottie will review that plan at the September meeting. At the September meeting, the roads that will be part of the fall TRI local funding presentation will be finalized and presented.

A motion by Scottie Sanstrom and a second by Jim Park to have Keith Fleig paint the inside of the Town Hall for $4,900. Motion carried. All Ayes.

A motion by Scottie Sanstrom and second by Jim Park to approve the contract with Superior Lighthouse. Motion carried. All Ayes.

A motion and a second to pay all current bills.

A motion and a second to adjourn.

Kerry Tetzner, Clerk