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May 1, 2007

The Sherman Town Board met in regular session Tuesday, May 1, 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:  Ellen Karpen, Toby Brown, John Eslinger, Dwana Eslinger, K-Bob Afkren, and Linda Afkren.


The Agenda was approved.

Minutes of the April 3, 2007, meeting were approved as read. 

The treasurerís report was read and approved.


Minnehaha Community Water Corp, water, $22.50; Argus Leader Media, April meeting minutes and Board of Equalization minutes, $110.90; Xcel Energy, electricity, $226.57; Virgil Inglett, mowing and clean-up, $45.00; Brian Berg, 1 time mowing, $25.00.


1.       Gerry Karpen was sworn in as Trustee for the City of Sherman for a three-year term commencing June 1, 2007.

2.       Motion by Karpen, second by Sutton, to appoint Berg as President of the Board for another year commencing June 1, 2007.

3.       A special hearing for the purpose of approving or disapproving an application for renewal of the malt beverage license for The Bullet will be held at 8 p.m. on June 5, 2007.

4.       Toby Brown from SECOG reviewed chapters 7-12 of the proposed ordinances.  Board members will meet on later in May to refine chapters 7-12.


5.       City clean-up day will be Saturday, May 5.  The dumpster will be available from 7 a.m. to dusk.  K. Afkren said he would pick up appliances and batteries after the Sherman clean-up day.

6.       Eldon Semmon will grade the roads on a regular basis.

7.       Berg is looking for someone to excavate areas of Strom Park in preparation for installation of the playground equipment. 

8.       Berg and Sutton will install a downspout on the corner of Town Hall.


9.       Discussion regarding The Gathering holding their annual event in Sherman on August 26.  K-Bob and Linda Afkren are in charge of the event.  Vendors would be here during the day, and some participants would camp overnight in RVs.  Motion by Karpen, second by Sutton, to approve the event contingent on having signed waivers releasing Sherman of any liability responsibility.  Afkrens will bring a sample waiver to the next Board meeting.

10.   Thiel suggested that the City purchase an enclosed bulletin board to install outside of Town Hall.  Meeting agendas, event notices, and informational flyers could be posted on the board.  Thiel will prices and material used to construct the enclosed boards.

11.   Karpen suggested that the City purchase a yard building for storage.  Berg noted that Nordstromís had some storage buildings for sale.  Karpen will call Nordstromís for further information.

12.   Karpen and Thiel attended the Minnehaha County Commission meeting on April 24, 2007.  Before the Commission was a request to re-zone the 300 acre site northeast of Sherman from A-1 Agricultural District to Planned Development District.  The Commission voted to delay their decision by three weeks to allow further negotiations between property owners and Buffalo Ridge Energy.

Motion by Karpen to adjourn, second by Sutton.

The next regular meeting will be June 5, 2007, at 7:30 p.m.          

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Town Clerk


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