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May 13, 2015 Meeting Minutes
TOWN OF CLAM FALLS
MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
Town Hall – 7 p.m.
May 13, 2015
Being properly noticed, the monthly meeting of the Clam Falls town board was called to order by Chairman Greg Anderson. All board members were present, along with the treasurer, clerk, deputy clerk and several members of the community.
The minutes of the April monthly town board meeting were read. Robert Carlson motioned to approve; second Brad Olson; carried. The minutes of the May 1st special meeting were not yet prepared and will be presented at the June monthly board meeting.
The treasurer report was given and there was $76,973.42 in the savings account, $118,773.90 in the property tax account, and $57,840.43 in the checking account, for total available funds of $253,587.75. Checks were written through #10420. Brad Olson motioned to approve the treasurer’s report; second Robert Carlson; carried.
Bids were opened by Chairman Greg Anderson. A representative from Fahrner and Scott Construction Inc. were both present. The bids were reviewed and of the 4 separate bids, Bid 1, Bid 3 and Bid 4 were all relatively close and competitive. Bid 2 however had a large spread between the two bidders and this led to a lengthy conversation in review of the situation. After lengthy discussion and review, Scott Construction Inc. withdrew his bid as he felt that there may have been an error or confusion with the bid. Greg Anderson motioned to sign and accept Fahrner’s bid for all 4 projects; second Brad Olson; carried. It was also noted that the Inter-County Advertiser had made an error in listing 80th Street as 89th Street.
Godfrey Lake Dam Emergency Action Plan; no action.
There was brief discussion regarding the McKenzie Trail DNR citation. The board did not attend the status hearing on 5/1/15 as per the phone call from the DA Thursday evening, After brief discussion, the board decided to send a letter to Judge Jeffrey Anderson and the District Attorney asking for clarification of the “no contest” plea.
Betty Knutson officially retired as the clerk and was presented a plaque in appreciation for her time and effort over all of the years. Greg Anderson motioned to appoint Deputy Clerk Jane Schmidt to fill the Clerk position effective immediately.
A letter from Sheila Hardsdorf was shared and it stated that the property assessment will remain at the town level at this time and the Clam Falls Town Board was thanked for adopting the resolution and showing our support.
Bills were paid and checks signed.
Brad Olson motioned to adjourn the meeting; second Robert Carlson; carried.
Submitted by Jane Schmidt, Clerk
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