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January 2, 2007

The Sherman Town Board met in regular session Tuesday, January 2, 2007, 7:30 p.m. at the Sherman Town Hall with President Robin Berg presiding.

††††† Members present:Robin Berg, Sandee Sutton, Gerry Karpen, Cheryl Swenson and Ann Thiel.

††††† Others present:Neil Winterton, Dwana Eslinger.

Minutes of the December 5, 2006, 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, November meeting minutes and Resolution, $64.09; Xcel Energy, electricity, $229.53; Jonas Tree Service, tree removal, $400.00; SECOG, membership dues, $167.00; Palisades Propane, propane, $281.32; Robin Berg, Christmas party supplies, $43.78; Ann Thiel, certified letter, $4.64.

OLD BUSINESS

1.       45 Packard Ave.Thiel sent a certified letter to the new property owners advising them that the septic system needs to be replaced.The certified receipt was returned.

2.       Centennial Sign.The Board approved placement of a Sherman Centennial Sign on the east side of the southernmost building on Bill Bensonís Summer Avenue property.The cost will be approximately $180.00.

3.       Tree removal.Winterton requested clarification of the cityís policy on tree removal.The Board explained that if a tree falls on a city street, the city is responsible for removing it.

NEW BUSINESS

1.       Ethanol Plant Tour.A tour of the ethanol plant in Granite Falls, MN, will be hosted by Fagen, Inc., on January 15, 2007.A van or bus will leave Sherman at 8 a.m. and return by 4 p.m.The trip is free of charge and includes lunch.Anyone interested in attending should call Ann Thiel at 594-6268 no later than 7 p.m. on January 9.

2.       Water regulator.Karpen had Minnehaha Community Water Corporation replace the water regulator for the Town Hall.

3.       Web site.Thiel is developing a web site for the City of Sherman.To view the site, go to www.forevermoo.com/sherman.htm

4.       2007 Salaries.A motion was made by Karpen, seconded by Sutton, to approve salaries for 2007 as follows:

††††††††††††††††††††††† President:†††††††† $15.00 per meeting plus $20.00 per year

††††††††††††††††††††††† Trustees:†††††††††† $15.00 per meeting

††††††††††††††††††††††† Town Clerk:†††††† $480.00 per year

††††††††††††††††††††††† Treasurer:††††††††† $300.00 per year

††††††††††††††††† General labor:†† $9.00 per hour

††††† 5.†† Board vacancy.Karpenís term expires in May.Notice of Vacancy will be published.Nominating petitions may be obtained from the Town Clerk (594-6268).Petition circulation may begin no earlier than January 26.

ORDINANCES

An Executive Meeting for the purpose of revising the City Ordinances will be held on January 9, 2007.

Motion by Karpen to adjourn, second by Sutton.

The next regular meeting will be February 6, 2007, at 7:30 p.m.†††

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Ann Thiel

Town Clerk

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