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March 4, 2008

The Sherman Town Board met in regular session Tuesday, March 4, 2008, 7:30 p.m. at the Sherman Town Hall with President Robin Berg presiding. 

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

Others present:  Neil Winterton, Brian Berg and Bill Koch.


The Agenda was approved.

Minutes of the February 5, 2008, meeting were approved with the following correction:

      $12.58 was paid to Garretson Hardware for ice melt, not a clock.

The treasurerís report was read and approved.


Minnehaha Community Water Corp., water, $25.00; Argus Leader Media, February meeting minutes and Notice of Vacancy, $61.53; Xcel Energy, electricity, $234.82; Garretson Hardware, clock, $11.99; Brian Berg, 2.5 hours snow removal, $22.50; Bill Benson, 5 hours plowing, $45.00; Neil Winterton, 5.5 hours plowing, $49.50; School Outfitters, enclosed bulletin board, $225.05; Palisades Propane, propane, $617.08. 


1.       Maintenance superintendent tabled to next meeting.

2.       Federal tax withholding tabled to next meeting.

3.       The Board of Adjustment will meet on March 18.  Property owners who wish to appeal their 2008 assessment will need to obtain a form from the town clerk, and return it by March 13.  A member of the Garretson School Board will be present at the meeting.


4.       Thiel presented the 2007 Annual Report.

5.       Bill Benson has informed the Board that he will discontinue mowing the lot north of the Town Hall.  A letter will be sent to the property owner regarding mowing.  Thiel will contact Toby Brown for a sample letter.

6.       Bids for mowing the parks and the town hall property should be submitted by the next regular meeting.

7.       Thiel stated a file cabinet is needed for Town records.  Winterton said he would clean out the Fire Departmentís cabinet and donate it.  It was suggested that the Town have an offsite storage location for important records.  Thiel will look into this.

8.       Winterton asked about the town vacating the section of Third Street north of his property.  The Board advised that he could submit a petition for review.


Motion by Karpen to adjourn, second by Sutton.

The next regular meeting will be April 8, 2008, at 7:30 p.m.    


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Town Clerk


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