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December 5, 2006

The Sherman Town Board met in regular session Tuesday, December 5, 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:Neil Winterton, Bill Benson, John Eslinger, Dwana Eslinger, and many area residents interested in learning more about the proposed ethanol plant.

Minutes of the November 7, 2006, meeting were read and approved.

The treasurerís report was read and approved.


Minnehaha Community Water Corp, water, $22.50; Prairie Publications, November meeting minutes and Public Hearing notice, $62.83; Xcel Energy, electricity, $228.27; Lowe Sand & Gravel, gravel, $804.63; Rodney Lowe Construction, blade, water & roll street, $900.00; South Dakota Municipal League, membership dues, $49.54; Bill Benson, fuel conditioner and lights, $45.00; Neil Winterton, snow plow parts, $329.69.Payroll:Robin Berg, president, 6 regular meetings plus $10.00 compensation for president, $100.00; Sandee Sutton, trustee, 6 regular meetings, $90.00; Gerry Karpen, trustee, 5 regular meetings, $75.00; Ann Thiel, town clerk, 6 months salary, $225.00; Cheryl Swenson, treasurer, six months salary, $150.00.


1.       Lumber yard.The residents of 45 Zeliff Avenue, the post office, the phone company and Minnehaha County have been advised of the correct address.

2.       Ambulance District.Motion by Karpen, second by Sutton to pass Resolution 2006-1:Resolution of Intent to be Included in an Ambulance District to be Created in Minnehaha County.Passed unanimously.

3.       Property clean-up.Thiel stated that Dean Hammer, City Attorney, said the City can send a bill to anyone for cleaning up their property, but there is no obligation to pay it unless the City has a nuisance ordinance.

4.       Street resurfacing.The total cost of resurfacing 1st Street on the southeast end of Sherman was $1704.63.


1.       45 Packard Ave.Thiel will call Minnehaha County to advise them that the property they have listed as 43 Packard Avenue should be 45 Packard Avenue.

2.       Tree.Jonas Tree Service of Brandon will remove the fallen tree on Packard Avenue for $400.00.

3.       Truck maintenance.New batteries were purchased for the Cityís trucks.

4.       Christmas Party.The Annual Christmas Party will be held at the Sherman Fire Hall on Saturday, December 23, beginning at 1 p.m.

5.       CD.A 1-year CD and a 90-day CD will be purchased for $10,000 each.


Motion by Karpen, second by Berg, to approve the 2007 Alcoholic Beverage License for The Bullet.Passed unanimously.


Kathy Showalter of PlanScape Partners, Matt Sederstrom of Fagen, Inc., and Buffalo Ridge Energy board chairman Greg Van Zant gave a presentation on the proposed ethanol plant to be built northeast of Sherman.


Work on revising the City Ordinances will take place at a separate meeting in December.

Motion by Sutton to adjourn, second by Karpen.

The next regular meeting will be January 2, 2007, at 7:30 p.m.†††††

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

Town Clerk

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