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February 7, 2006

The Sherman Town Board met in regular session Tuesday, February 7, 2006, 7:30 p.m. at the Sherman Town Hall with President Robin Berg presiding.

††††† Members present:Robin Berg, Bill Benson, Cheryl Swenson and Ann Thiel.

††††† Others present:Neil Winterton, Joe Leggett, Pat Knopf and Nathan Bergh.

††††† Minutes of the January 3, 2005, meeting were read and approved.

††††† The treasurerís report was read and approved.

CLAIMS APPROVED TO BE PAID

Minnehaha Community Water Corp, water, $22.50; Prairie Publications, January meeting minutes, $19.88, Palisades Propane, propane, $589.09; Sanders Printing, copies, $15.80; Jesse James, gas, $12.75; Schleuter Construction, wall repair, $2,962.98; Tri-State Garage Door, new garage door in Fire Hall, $2,064.00; Robin Berg, printer ink and copy paper, $43.72; Eldon Swenson, 3 times grading, $168.30.The Fire Department reimbursed the City $2,500.00 for the building repairs.

OLD BUSINESS

1.       Wall repair.The new wall has been completed, and needs to be painted.

2.       Zoning Board.Berg asked a couple of people to be on the Zoning Board and is waiting for them to get back to her.

3.       Minnehaha County Ambulance District.Swenson reported that the Garretson Board met with the Minnehaha County Ambulance District, and the effort to get every city to join has been tabled.They are trying to get someone to work days.

4.       2006 Mowing.Bids are requested for mowing the Fire Hall lot.Virgil Inglett will mow Strom Park, and Neil Winterton will mow North Park.

NEW BUSINESS

1.       Safety Benefits.Safety Benefits is requesting target dates for completion of placing pea gravel under the swing set, and repair or removal of the slide.Benson will arrange for both jobs to be completed.Berg will set dates and reply to Safety Benefits.

2.       Variance.Pat Knopf, realtor, and Joe Leggett, owner of the property at 365 Zeliff Ave explained that the title company will not insure the title for Nathan Bergh, buyer, until the City officially grants a variance for the garage which is placed on City property.A motion was made by Berg, seconded by Benson, to grant the variance, pending final approval by Dean Hammer, City Attorney.Thiel will send a fax to Hammer outlining what is required.

††††† Motion by Berg to adjourn, seconded by Benson.

††††† The next regular meeting will be March 7, 2006, at 7:30 p.m.

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Town Clerk

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