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November 7, 2006

The Sherman Town Board met in regular session Tuesday, November 7, 2006, 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:Ellen Karpen, Terry Tronson.

Minutes of the October 3, 2006, meeting were read and approved with the following correction:

††††† Joe Vandersnick is looking into digging up areas of Strom Park and laying sand.The statement that Jo will be looking into how to move the equipment to Strom Park was incorrect.

The treasurerís report was read and approved.


Minnehaha Community Water Corp, water, $22.50; Prairie Publications, October meeting minutes, $39.54, Appropriation Ordinance, $70.22; Xcel Energy, electricity, $219.13; Garretson Hardware, spray paint, $25.78; Palisade Propane, propane, $296.99; SDML Workers Comp Fund, workers compensation insurance, $661.00; South Dakota Municipal League, election workshop, $15.00; Bill Benson, mowing and clean-up, $45.00; Brian Berg, 1 time mowing city lot, $25.00; Virgil Inglett, mowing and leaf pick-up at Strom Park, $80.00; Jesse James, 12.3 gallons of gas, $27.52.


1.       Lumber yard.The Board assigned 45 Zeliff Avenue as the correct address for the old lumber yard building.Thiel will send letters to the residents, post office, phone company and Minnehaha County to advise them of the address.

2.       Workers Comp Insurance.The renewal worksheet was returned, and the bill has been paid for 2007 coverage.

3.       Ambulance District.Terry Tronson from the Minnehaha County Ambulance Association was present to discuss the formation of a Minnehaha County Ambulance District for tax purposes.The Minnehaha County Commission is requesting that this be done, and the Commission may form an Ambulance Task Force to research the issue.The Ambulance Association is funded by the County through 2007.Tronson requested a letter of intent from the City of Sherman to be included the Ambulance District.He stated that other municipalities in the area, including Garretson, have already passed resolutions to be included.There would first be a vote to decide whether the Ambulance District will be formed.Then board members, who must live in the District, would be elected.The County Commission would decide whether or not non-municipal rural areas will be part of the District.Property owners would see a tax increase of about $40.00 on a home valued at $100,000.The Sherman Town Board will consider reducing the mill levy by an equivalent amount.The Board agreed to pass a resolution to be included in the Ambulance District.

4.       Maintenance.Karpen repaired the leaky sink, fixed the garage door, and cleaned up the Whistle Stop corner.

5.       Culverts.Berg will call Vandersnick about cleaning the culverts on Zeliff Avenue.


1.       Election Workshop.Thiel will attend the Municipal Election Workshop presented by the South Dakota Municipal League in Sioux Falls on December 1.

2.       45 Packard Ave.Thiel will send a certified letter to the new owners of the house at 45 Packard Avenue to advise them that the septic system needs to be replaced.The EPA was notified about six years ago that it wasnít working.

3.       1st Street Road Resurfacing.Thiel will call Leo Lowe to get the bill for this work.

4.       CD.The 90-day CD will be cashed in.

5.       Workers Comp.Insurance Benefits, Inc., sent a notice that according to South Dakota statutes, fire department volunteers must be listed in the official Record or Minutes.Tabled to the next meeting.††

6.       Minnehaha County Economic Development Association.The Association sent a letter requesting the name of the individual who will replace Neil Winterton when his term expires in January 2007.Berg will appoint someone to fill this position.

7.       Property Clean-up.Thiel will call Dean Hammer to find out the procedure for billing property owners for the cost of cleaning up vacant property.

8.       Special Hearing.A special hearing will be held at 8 p.m. December 5 at the Sherman Town Hall for the purpose of approving or disapproving an application for renewal of a liquor license for The Bullet.

Motion by Sutton to adjourn, second by Karpen.

The next regular meeting will be December 5, 2006, at 7:30 p.m.

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

Town Clerk

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