August 6, 2013

The Sherman Town Board met in regular session Tuesday August 6, 2013, 7:30 p.m. at the Sherman Town Hall with Lee Ellis presiding.

Members present: Lee Ellis, Gerry Karpen, Bill Benson and Cheryl Swenson

Members Absent; Robin Berg

Others present: Ellen Karpen, Keith Gundersen, Josh Lovell and Gary Lembcke

AGENDA: Karpen approved with addition. Sherman Dump area, second by; Ellis

ROUTINE BUSINESS: Minutes of the June 4, 2013, meeting were approved as read, Motion by; Karpen, second by; Benson.

The treasurerís report was approved as read. Motion by; Karpen, second by; Benson.

CLAIMS APPROVED TO BE PAID: Xcel Energy, street light $251.33; park light $17.83; town hall light $35.49; Minnehaha Community Water, July water $25.00; Anderson Publications, 2 special meetings $8.05, $8.94 and July min. $19.37; Joel Swenson 5x mowing $125.00; Lucas Swenson 3x mowing, $90.00; Robin Berg 2x mowing $60.00; Bill Benson 3x mowing $120.00; Johnís Repair, fix grader $218.57; Palisades Oil, 40 gals of diesel $146.00; SDPAA insurance $2,268.56; Vandersnick Excavating $408.16;


Taking bids for a LaFrance pumper fire truck; the fire truck is a 1970 LaFrance pumper with a 400 gallon water tank. It runs and the tires are up. Please call one of the Sherman Town Board Members to see the LaFrance. Please bring bids to the next meeting.

  1. One bid at $2000.00 from Dan Ransom, Karpen motion to accept bid,
    Second by; Benson.

  1. 125th Celebration; menu discussed, publication discussed, cap budget, food $1200.00, Motion Karpen, Second by: Ellis.

  2. Snow Plow, tabled until Sept.

  3. Alley, order Benson is working on that.

  4. Budget Ordinance Draft 2012 needs to be corrected.

  5. Door on Town Hall, tabled until Sept.


  1. Enforce Zoning Permit; Karpen will contact City Attorney.

Motion by; Karpen to adjourn, second by Benson; 

The next regular meeting will be Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. 

Robin Berg Town Clerk