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October 3, 2006

The Sherman Town Board met in regular session Tuesday, October 3, 2006, 7:30 p.m. at the Sherman Town Hall with President Robin Berg presiding.  

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

      Member absent:  Gerry Karpen

      Others present:  Dwana Eslinger, Margaret Pritchard and Toby Brown.

Minutes of the September 5, 2006, meeting were read and approved.

The treasurer’s report was read and approved.


Minnehaha Community Water Corp, water, $22.50; Prairie Publications, September meeting minutes, $37.26; Xcel Energy, electricity, $204.78; Bill Benson, tire removal, $90.00 and $50.00; Brian Berg, 2 times mowing city lot, $50.00; Virgil Inglett, 2 times mowing Strom Park, $60.00; Neil Winterton, 3 times mowing North Park, $60.00; Garretson FFA, park equipment removal, $500.00; Jesse James, 12.5 gallons of gas, $38.07. 


1.       Park.  The Garretson FFA is repairing the playground equipment.  Jo will be looking into how to move the equipment to Strom Park.

2.       Lumber yard.  The post office has the address for the old lumber yard as 341 Zeliff, however, this does not line up with other addresses.  Thiel will call Minnehaha County for additional information. 

3.       Tires.  Bill Benson moved the tires to Manley Tire.  The quantity of tires exceeded the estimate, and an additional $50.00 was required to pay for disposal.

4.       Propane contract.  Palisade Propane is requesting a pre-pay amount of $1.479 per gallon.  If paid after each fill, the contract amount would be $1.529 per gallon.  Due to falling fuel prices, the Board decided to postpone approval.  Berg will call Palisade Propane regarding the contract.  Thiel reported that with installation of the new garage door, propane usage last season was nearly half of the amount for the previous season. 

5.       Ordinances.  Toby Brown from the Southeastern Council of Governments (SECOG) reviewed the procedure for the City adopting additional ordinances.  He provided Board members with a copy of the City of Hurley Municipal Ordinances as an example.  The Board will review these ordinances and determine which ones the City would like to consider adding.  Brown agreed to attend a future meeting when the Board is ready to proceed.  Eslinger suggested that the City mail a copy of Sherman’s current ordinances to all residents.  Berg noted that the ordinances are available for review at the Town Hall.  


Ordinance No. 2006-1: 2007 Revenue and Expenditure Budget – second reading.  The ordinance was approved.


1.       Snow removal.  Neil Winterton, Bill Benson and Luke Bonte will be responsible for snow removal this winter.

2.       Mail.  Motion by Berg, second by Sutton, to assign mail pickup to Thiel.

3.       Workers Comp Fund.  Thiel will call to get the deadline for returning the renewal worksheet and to find out how previous year’s estimates were determined. 

4.       Minutes.  Berg requested that Thiel try to get the minutes published the week following the meeting.

5.       Dog ordinance.  Eslinger reported a yellow dog that was knocking over their garbage can.  The Board instructed her to call the sheriff to report the problem.

Motion by Sutton to adjourn, second by Berg.

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

                                    Ann Thiel

Town Clerk

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