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Monthly Town Board Meeting
Mar 20, 2002

Chairman Myron Anderson called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Supervisors- Chad Barry and Stephen B. Brilla, clerk/treasurer-Tom Erickson, Val Knabe, Ken Asplund, Bill Meyers and Eugene Murray were in attendance. This meeting and the minutes from January were posted according to statutes.
Barry moved to approve the minutes as written. Brilla seconded and the motion carried by voice vote.
Citizen Participation: Knabe told board about driveway plowing. Asplund spoke on the good snowplowing.
Project 1 and 2 for paving .4 miles Eagle Lake Rd and 645 feet of Camp One rd. One bid for each project received from Paving. Erickson informed the board of budget surplus due to larger carry-over from 2001 budget and intentions of not spending money on Basswood Lake culvert this fiscal year. Money available for paving due to these changes from original budget is about $75,000. It was discussed that this amount could complete paving Eagle Lake road at a better price per mile for one project. The Camp One project request for 50% cost sharing with the LRIP program was turned down. This could be reapplied for in two years. The recently purchased roller and Ca Cl application could make the paving of the hill on Camp One unnecessary.
Anderson moved to reject the bids for project 1 & 2 and rebid paving 1.26 miles of Eagle Lake Rd. Brilla seconded the motion that carried by voice vote.
Project #3 for chip seal coat the remaining 1.7 miles of Scenic Drive – one bid from Scott Construction.
Farhner, who had sealcoated for the town the last to years, did not submit a bid.
Anderson moved to accept Scott Construction’s bid for seal coating 1.7 miles of Scenic Drive at $14768.75 with completion by July 15, 2002. Brilla seconded and the motion carried by voice vote.
Six bids received for 1000 cubic yards of gravel, Project #4. Sipsas Excavating @ $7.19/cy, Trusty Trucking @ 7.42, Ashland Construction @ 7.89, South Shore Sand & Gravel @ 8.50, Olson Brothers @ 8.90 and Reuben Johnson and Sons @ 10.50.
Anderson moved to accept the low bid from Sipsas Excavating @ $7.19/cy and that if their gravel did not meet the town's specs the next lowest bidder would be contracted with. Barry seconded and the motion carried by voice vote.
Two bids received for Project #5 for 8000 gallons of Ca Cl. South Shore Sand & Gravel at $1.00/gallonand Wausau Chemical Corp at $0.671/gallon plus fuel surcharge that depending on fuel prices could be up to $135.00 extra.
Anderson moved to accept the Wausau Chemical Corp bid with delivery by June 21, 2002. Brilla seconded and the motion carried by voice vote.
Dale Siebert, road foreman for the Town of Drummond reported on grants for engineering on Forest Road 35. He would like to get both towns signed on and the engineering finished to hopefully move the project higher on the list. It is now 8 on the forest service list for this $1.6 million project. Potentially all of the project costs could be paid for through grants. Completion could be anywhere from 3 to 8 years.
Barry moved to authorize Chairman Anderson to be a signatory to the grant request for design funds with the Town of Drummond. Brilla seconded the motion, which carried by voice vote.
Anderson reported that the ABDI County Land Conservation Department will reimburse the town for the engineering cost by Summit Engineering. The project will not occur this year but The ABDI and DNR will design it this year for the town using their resources.
The 3-Year Audit Contract proposal from Lutz & Bohl Accounting was reviewed with 2002 cost at $1900, $1950 in 2003 and $2000 in 2004.
Barry moved to accept the 3-Year Audit Contract with Lutz & Bohl. Brilla seconded and the motion carried by voice vote.
Anderson moved to recommend disapproval to the county of the special use building permit request by Robert Johnson on the ground that it is a floodzone. Brilla seconded and the motion carried by voice vote.
Barry moved to authorize purchase of either a $300 or $800 used V-plow from McKenzie depending on which one fit the towns needs best. Brilla seconded the motion. McKenzie will truck both here for inspection. The motion carried by voice vote.
Erickson presented the minutes from the March 2002 Plan Commission meeting to the board. The next Plan Commission meeting is April 9, 2002.
The clerk/treasurer reported account balances as of February 28, 2002 as $2489.59 in checking and $89,849.22 in savings and $100.00 in the tax account. Election Day is April 2nd with polls open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
No action taken on Brown County resolution to the governor.
Time cards, expense reports and bills were reviewed. Check numbers 7927-7968 were approved. Annual meeting date is April 17, 2002.
Brilla moved to adjourn at 9:37 p.m. with a second by Barry and carried by voice vote.
Tom Erickson, Clerk/Treasurer


TOWN BOARD MINUTES
TOWN OF DELTA
MARCH 20, 2002

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