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Shetek Area Water and Sewer - April 16, 2007, Minutes

Regular Meeting of the Shetek Area Water and Sewer Commission April 16, 2007 

Chairman Dean Salmon called the meeting to order at 4:05 p.m. 

Members in Attendance:  Dean Salmon, Tom Gervais, Jon Hoyme, Ted Haugen, Dave Marks, and Jon Harback. 

Members Absent:  Nancy Snedeker, Lars Johansson, and Tim Alcorn   

Support and Advisory Staff: Bob Moline, Kevin Vickerman, and Chris Hansen.  

Also in Attendance: Del Vulcan from Bolten & Menk.

Additions or Corrections Additions to Agenda: 1. Sewer Workshop, 2. Autumn Blaze Lot, 3. Perdiems, 4. Phase II.       Remove Del and Chuck from the agenda 

    Ø      Motion (07-04-16a) Moved by Jon Hoyme, seconded by Ted Haugen to approve the agenda as amended.  Motion carried unanimously.  Approval of the Minutes

    Ã˜      Motion (07-04-16b) Moved by Jon Hoyme, seconded by Ted Haugen to approve the minutes of the April 2, 2007 meeting.  Motion carried unanimously. 

    Ø      Motion (07-04-16c) Moved by Jon Hoyme, seconded by Ted Haugen to approve the minutes of the April 9, 2007 meeting with changing Gens to Jens.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Treasurer’s Report There was an invoice from the Murray County Highway Dept. for surveying that was done along Hudson Road for $2,572.19.  A motion was made by Jon Hoyme but died for lack of second.  This invoice will be questioned. Look at perdiems and be ready to approve at next meeting. 

    Ø      Motion (07-04-16d) Moved by Ted Haugen, seconded by Tom Gervais to pay the Wheel-Herald for the invoice amounting to $38.00.  Motion carried unanimously.

     Ã˜      Motion (07-04-16e) Moved by Tom Gervais, seconded by Ted Haugen to pay Murray County for postage amounting to $418.95.  Motion carried unanimously.

     Ã˜      Motion (07-04-16f) Moved by Jon Hoyme, seconded by Tom Gervais to pay Bolton & Menk for the invoice amounting to $14,022.50.  Motion carried unanimously.  There was discussion on the billing of the utilities and what will the County directly pay and what will the District pay.  There will be a meeting in May to discuss the billing program for the sewer.

Autumn Blaze Lot The District could purchase the corner lot with the main lift pump in front for $25,000.00 if the east 50 feet were transferred to the lots to the east of the property, if an easement agreement would be signed for crossing the lot owned by Jeff Barstad on Dylan’s Lookout for $5,000.00, the zoning would not be changed on the lot to allow for maintenance buildings, and the generator be turned 90 degrees. The generator will not be moved, and the 50 feet could be split off if given to the adjoining lot to the east.  The Commission also wanted the stipulation put on the agreement that the landowner to the east could not come back on the District and that the lot will not be allowed to be rezoned, must maintain residential zoning, the seller agrees to pay all legal fees, District will pay a one-time maximum allowance of $500 to visually screen the lift station, and the allowance of the $5,000.00 easement for the crossing of Dylan’s Lookout to Kuehl’s Subdivision.      Ø      Motion (07-04-16g) Moved by Jon Hoyme, seconded by Ted Haugen to approve the purchase option for the Barstad property on Autumn Blaze Estates, Lot 1, Block 2, minus the eastern fifty (50) feet with approved stipulations.  Motion carried unanimously.  Sewer workshop, will ask Chuck if this is appropriate to go to. Discussion on main lift station on the north end of Pleasant View Road, It is supposedly placed too high out of the ditch. There was a rumor that a grinder station was put in for Phase II already, I guess not. 

Next Meeting Date The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 26, 2007 at 4:00 p.m.

     Ã˜      Motion (07-04-16h) Moved by Jon Hoyme, seconded by Tom Gervais to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried unanimously.  Meeting adjourned