Letcher Town Board proceedings

September 4th, 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 August 21st, 2018, minutes as read.

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

Old Business: 

Discussion was held on a Northwestern meeting. Hoffman will be attending the meeting. 

Discussion was held on contracting propane.  

A motion was made by Hoffman, seconded by Larson, carried, to approve to contract 3,500 gallons of propane with Brooks Oil. 

T. Hoffman met with the board and discussed that she met with Dave Lambert and they want to have the town discuss what their goals are for the next five years.  The Town Board will discuss this at a later date and then have T. Hoffman meet with the board once they have went over the goals.

New Business: 

The board discussed the water sample report.

Discussion was held on past due accounts. 

Mark attended the NorthWestern meeting. They discussed bringing natural gas to communities from Mitchell to Chamberlain. More information to come at a later date. 

CorInsurance renewals were due and need to be signed.

A motion was made by Hoffman, seconded by Larson, carried, to approve 2019 renewals of Town of Letcher Insurance. 

The Board talked about hiring a meter reader and a maintenance/snow removal/mowing position.  The positions will be advertised in the Sanborn Weekly Journal.

A discussion was held on the Town of Letcher General, Water, and Sewer Budget for 2019.

A motion was made by Larson, seconded by Hoffman, carried, to approve the budget for 2019. 

The Board discussed the safety benefits paperwork received. They plan on working on the improvements.

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

GENERAL AND WATER/SEWER:  Jim Fridley – $184.70 – payroll water samples, Department of the Treasury – $315.75 – payroll taxes, Miedema Sanitation – $18.00 – garbage removal, NorthWestern Energy – $1,050.40 – electric:  Water Valve – $10.76, Lift station – $96.33, Community Center – $341.38, Street Lights – $444.50, Lagoon – $15.00 Ballpark – $86.21, Plant – $27.60, Rossy Park – $28.62, Brooks Oil – $4,480.00 – Contract propane, Benders – $798.00 – sewer jet Rossy Park restrooms, Hoffman Digging – $397.62 – sewer repairs, Davison Rural Water – $2,393.20 – water used, Doug’s Custom Paint and Body – $30.22 – mower supplies, Angie Meier – $1,110.28 – payroll finance officer, Santel Communications – $332.83 – utilities: Water Phone – $76.75, Lift station phone – $44.29, Community Center Phone – $45.33, Community Center Internet – $50.08, Office phone – $49.80, office Internet – $66.58, Angie Larson – $303.15 – custodian.

The next board meeting will be held on September 18th, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.

Angie Meier 

Finance Officer

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