Letcher Town Board proceedings

January 9th, 2018

Mayor Chada called the meeting to order with Hoffman, Larson, and Meier in attendance.

A motion was made by Hoffman, seconded by Larson, carried to approve the December 18th, 2017 minutes as read.

A motion was made by Larson, seconded by Hoffman, carried to approve the financials as presented.

A motion was made by Hoffman, seconded by Larson, carried to approve wages for 2018 as listed:

Mayor – $70.00 per meeting

Trustee – $65.00 per meeting

Finance Officer – $18.00 per hour/Annual Report – $700.00

Water Supt/Tester  -$200.00 per month

Custodian – $100.00 per month

Part-Time Help – $18.00 per hour

Meter Reader – $100.00 per month

Lost Time – $25.00

Mileage Reimbursement – $.55 a mile

Grounds/Summer Help – $12.00

West Nile – $85.00 per person a time

Town of Letcher official newspaper for 2018 is: Sanborn Weekly Journal

Town of Letcher lawyer for 2018 is:  Tim Bottum with Morgan Theeler LLP.

Old Business:

Discussion was held on meters that need to be fixed.  Discussion was held on past due accounts.

Discussion was held on Davison Rural Water Increase.

New Router for the Community Center has been installed.

Town of Letcher went to a small post office box. New Post Office box is 143.

Went over dates for meetings for 2018:

January 9th and 23rd, February 6th and 20th, March 6th and 19th, April 3rd and 17th, May 8th and 22nd, June 5th and 19th, July 3rd, August 7th and 21st, September 4th and 18th, October 2nd and 23rd, November 6th and 20th, December 4th and 18th.

New Business:

Discussion was held on letter for the water increase. Will be mailing out the letter with the January water bills.

Received letter for water testing.  Sending letter to Jim to be signed and mailed back to the state.

Discussion was held on Homeland Security Application. Jason will be meeting with Town Board and Finance Officer on January 17th at 6:00 p.m.

Discussion was held on Poet Grant to apply for.

Discussion was held on Election information for the newspaper and circulating petitions.

A meeting with Tim Bottum is scheduled for January 15th at 5:00 p.m. to go over nuisances and ordinances.

A motion was made by Hoffman, seconded by Larson, carried to approve the following claims for payment:

GENERAL AND WATER/SEWER:  Ed Hoffman – $112.87 – Reimbursement for Supplies purchased, Hoffman Digging – $650.00 – Snow Removal, NorthWestern Energy – $928.03:  Street Lights – $485.96, Lift Station – $91.04, Water Valve – $10.62, Water Plant – $101.40, Rossy Park – $20.69, Community Center – $203.32, Lagoon $15.00, Plamp Farms – $539.95 – Refund Credit On Account, Santel Communications – $343.32:  Phone W/S – $77.23, Phone Lift station – $44.49, Phone Town Office – $49.01, Phone Community Center – $45.53, Internet Town Office – $66.57, Internet Community Center – $60.49, Brooks Oil – $1,863.01: Road Diesel – $83.81, Mobile Oil – $134.00, Water House Propane – $145.20, Water House Propane – $127.00, Community Center Propane – $508.00, Community Propane – $484.00, Community Center Propane – $381.00, Jim Fridley – $184.70 – Water Supt/Samples, Morgan Theeler – $20.00 – 2018 membership fees, Department of Revenue – $30.00 – water samples, Board of Operator Certificate – $6.00 – Certificate Dues, Jese Dominguez – $69.26 – Meter Reader, Davison Rural Water – $1,846.95 – Water Usage, Angie Meier – $618.51 – Payroll Wages Finance Officer, Renee Farmer – $92.35 – Custodian, Miedema Sanitation – $82.00 – garbage removal, Sanborn Weekly Journal – $108.90 – advertising minutes.

The next board meetings will be held on January 23rd, 2018, and February 6th and 20th.

Angie Meier

Finance Officer

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