Monday, September 17, 2007


Chairman Collyard called the Special Town Board Meeting to order at 5:07PM.All Board Members were present. Road and Property Foreman Jerry Witt was also present.The purpose of the meeting was to go over budget items for the 2008 year.Webb asked the Clerk to get a price list for different sized ads from the Shopper and County Journal so they can compare for next meeting.Witt presented his preliminary budget for the highway department.There was discussion on the capital outlay for road projects.Jerry will have a carry-over of approximately $80,000.00 to use in the spring on road projects.He said there has been a lot of political pressure to do some roads lately but he needs to take care of the bus routes first, and there are a lot of sand roads with full time residents now and those need to be redone so the people arenít driving through a foot of water in the spring to get to and from their homes.Itwas very important to get Island Drive blacktopped to take pressure off George Lake Road.The road committee will be meeting again to update the 5 year road plan.

There were 6 proposals received for fuel.Polar Gas-$1.47 gallon, Ferrellgas- $1.529 per gallon, Federated Co-ops-$1.519, Como-$1.539, Lakes Gas-$1.549, and Superior Fuel-$1.64.Motion (Meinke/Porter) to accept Polar Gasí proposal for $1.479 per gallon.Roll call vote taken: Meinke-yes, Porter-yes, McGee-yes, Webb-yes, Collyard-yes. Motion carried.


Motion( Webb/Meinke) to go out for bids for janitorial services. Clerk to let the current janitor know ahead of time that we are doing that.Motion carried by roll call vote, all yes.


The next meetings for going over budget items will be on Monday, October 1st at 5:00PM., Wednesday, October 3rd at 5:30PM, and Thursday, October 11th at 5:30PM.There will be closed sessions scheduled each meeting either before or after the regularly scheduled time for the purpose of going over employee performance reviews.


Motion (Porter/Meinke) to adjourn the Special Town Board Meeting. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 7:25PM.


Respectfully Submitted,



Elaine J. Brustad,

Barnes Town Clerk-Treasurer

September 21, 2007