June 4, 2013

The Sherman Town Board met in regular session Tuesday June 4, 2013, 7:30 p.m. at the Sherman Town Hall with Lee Ellis presiding.

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

Others present: Ellen Karpen, Kara Duncan, Bill Koch, LeRon Smit, Keith Gunderson, Kenneth and Linda Askren.


ROUTINE BUSINESS: Minutes of the May 7, 2013, meeting were approved as read, Motion by; Karpen, second by; Benson.

The treasurer’s report was approved as read. Motion by; Karpen, second by; Benson.


CLAIMS APPROVED TO BE PAID: Xcel Energy, street light $261.60; park light $9.70; town hall light $33.38; Minnehaha Community Water, May water $25.00; Anderson Publications, May. Min. $6.39; Lee Ellis 6 meetings $180.00; Bill Benson $175.00; Kara Duncan $150.00; Cheryl Swenson $250.00; Robin Berg $205.00; Keith Gunderson $100.00; Neil Winteron 1x mowing $25.00; Lucas Swenson 4x mowing, 1x cleaning $150.00; Robin Berg 4x mowing $120.00; Cathy Benson 3x mowing $120.00



  1. 125th Celebration, August 25, 2013 pot luck picnic, looking at getting jumping blow up toy for kids, all are welcome.

  2. Bullet Malt Beverage License, Ellis made a Motion, to approve Malt Beverage License, second by; Karpen.

  3. Railroad Ave. and Packard Ave. ordering rock to go over drain tile, also Ellis made a Motion to buy more railroad ties to go all the way down Packard Ave. second by; Karpen.

  4. Department of Transportation Street Signs, Agreement with the State of South Dakota, project Roadway. Was received and approved.

  5. Paint the Town Hall; we are still waiting for the Bid to be presented in written form.

  6. Cleaning of Town Hall, We are planning to clean; Berg will call with a date. Ellis will get other side and back shed date set up.

  7. Mowing of North Park, Karpen will call Swenson’s.


  1. Contingency plan, getting a plan going with Phone numbers and how to get help in case of emergencies. Ellis made a Motion, for Bill Koch to get the generators in for repair, second by Karpen.

  2. Fire Department check book was handed in. Funds will be put into the savings.

  3. Snow Plow fuel tank needs to be repaired.


Motion by; Karpen to adjourn, second by Benson; The next regular meeting will be Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.

Robin Berg Town Clerk