Jan 252023
 

Monroe Town Board

Meeting Agenda

Location: Monroe Community Hall

Date: January 26, 2023

Time: 7:30 P.M.

Roll Call

Municipal Calendar

Adopt Agenda

Meeting Minutes

Financial Reports

Public Comment

Old Business

Surplus Equipment tabled until February

New Business

Building permits-

Harley Ferguson (secog)-

Bills Presented for Payment

Northern Tool & Equipment (garage furnace) $525.03, Oreilly auto parts (paint) $43.62, Norther tool & equipment (shop supplies) $17.21, Menards (parts) $29.84, Menards (shop supplies) $73.49, Brad McCoy (Tire Chains/wall hanger) $616.84, Xcel Energy, (Streetlights) $1003.97, Addy Disposal (trash pickup) $851.50, Xcel Energy (hall/park) $86.97, SD 811(callouts) $97.44, Marion Machine (repairs) $108.54, SECOG (dues) $407.00, Schmidt Country (parts) $178.84, Marion Oil (hoses) $725.91, Troy Melloon (pr) $92.35, Brad McCoy (pr) $92.35, Mark Begeman (pr) $92.35, Ron Grennell (pr) $323.22, Nate Buskohl (pr) $473.29 , Ron Grennell (rent) $100.00, Robin Dykstra (pr) $230.87.

Ordinances

Executive Session

Salaries

Next Meeting

Adjourn

 January 25, 2023  Posted by at 6:39 pm Agenda, City Council No Responses »
Dec 142022
 

Monroe Town Board

Meeting Agenda

Location: Monroe Community Hall

Date: December 15, 2022

Time: 7:30 P.M.

Roll Call

Municipal Calendar

Adopt Agenda

Meeting Minutes

Financial Reports

Public Comment

Old Business

Surplus Equipment

New Business

Building permits-

Snowplow springs-

Alcohol license-

Harley Ferguson (secog)-

Door locks-

Snow plowing-

Bills Presented for Payment

NorthWestern Energy (hall heat) $29.83, TC Collision (tractor tire) $819.79, Addy Disposal (trash pickup) $851.50, Xcel Energy (hall /Park) $1.74, Schmidt Country (parts) $124,42, Marion Oil (parts) $171.57, New Century Press (ads) $39.76, IRS (payroll tax) $32.98, Troy Melloon (pr) $387.87, Brad McCoy (pr) $92.35, Nate Buskohl (pr) $277.05, Tim Dewitt (pr) $86.58, Ron Grennell (pr) $323.22, Ron Grennell (rent) $100.00, Robin Dykstra (pr) $230.87.

Ordinances

Executive Session

Next Meeting

Adjourn

 December 14, 2022  Posted by at 6:53 pm Agenda No Responses »
Dec 122022
 

Many or all of the Monroe residents may have noticed that after our first winter storm of the season; we were not instantly out on the streets plowing snow. I take full responsibility for this lack of response; mostly because I was too lazy to go outside and see that it was worse than what my window view showed. But after a few phone calls and Jim Sweeney’s yearly dissatisfaction rants on facebook; we got out and cleared away the snow.

I would like to inform everyone that our new maintenance person Nate Buskohl has been busy performing necessary repairs on our equipment for quite some time now. Last year he made an upgrade to our plow skid plates that would break regularly due to our road conditions. He has changed the design of the plow by replacing the skid plates with wheels. Also when he got on board last year he noticed that the bucket blade was worn too far; to the point where it needed replacement ASAP; he did this procedure. Then this summer he tackled our tractor bucket cylinders that have been leaking for quite some time. This was a round and round process in itself because he had to get quotes for repair approval; then during the rebuild the person decided that the cylinders were too far worn and needed replacement which required more purchase approval. He just finished this repair this past October. And then there was the flat tire on the tractor. It was found during the cylinder overhaul at a time when the tractor was not operational for a few months. We entered the garage one day and it was flat. And there was a hole found on the top side of the tire. Nate and Troy worked together using a few tools loaned from Don Bauer’s shop. At the point in time when the tractor finally became operational we were then able to get ready for snow removal. This process requires the use of the tractor to load the sander into the dump truck. This was done just a few weeks ago. The snow blower was attached to the tractor and the plow blade was installed on the dump truck. And it was then that we noticed that the plow blade had another problem. There are 3 scraper blades on the bottom of the plow that are spring tensioned and will retract if they come in contact with something sturdy; such as maybe a steel man hole lid. And the middle one was loosely flapping. Yes – broken springs were found just a few weeks ago. It turns out that there are no replacement parts available to fix this problem. But Nate and Troy have brain stormed another plow design upgrade and that is what Nate will be working on tonight; just a dozen hours before a 12 inch snow hits our town.

I just want to express that I am very thankful for all Nate has done and all that he will do in the future. Not only is he repairing our equipment cheaper and faster than any nearby shop could do. He is also maintaining our equipment to avoid costly repairs in the future too. He is a much needed asset to our community. If you want to say thanks to Nate just turn your outside light on and off a few times when he drives the plow past your house.

 December 12, 2022  Posted by at 4:02 pm Uncategorized No Responses »
Nov 162022
 

Monroe Town Board

Meeting Agenda

Location: Monroe Community Hall

Date: November 17, 2022

Time: 7:30 P.M.

Roll Call

Municipal Calendar

Adopt Agenda

Meeting Minutes

Financial Reports

Public Comment

Old Business

Surplus Equipment

Hay Ordinance

Sewer CD

Budget Adjustments

New Business

Building permits-

Tractor Repairs

Truck Route

Insurance Meeting

Bills Presented for Payment

NorthWestern Energy (hall heat) $12.96, SD DOR (sales tax) $56.87, Addy Disposal (trash pickup) $851.50, Xcel Energy (streetlights) $493.58, Triple D Repair (tractor repair) $969.05, Xcel Energy (hall /Park) $45.47, Schmidt Country (saw chain) $23.99, New Century Press (ads) $37.63, SD Municipal League (dues) $190.02, Tory Melloon (pr) $92.35, Brad McCoy (pr) $92.35, Mark Begeman (pr) $92.35, Nate Buskohl (pr) $126.98, Tim Dewitt (pr) $73.88, Ron Grennell (pr) $323.22, Ron Grennell (rent) $100.00, Robin Dykstra (pr) $230.87.

Ordinances

Executive Session

Next Meeting

Adjourn

 November 16, 2022  Posted by at 3:54 pm Agenda, City Council No Responses »
Oct 262022
 

Monroe Town Board

Meeting Agenda

Location: Monroe Community Hall

Date: October 27, 2022

Time: 7:30 P.M.

Roll Call

Municipal Calendar

Adopt Agenda

Meeting Minutes

Financial Reports

Public Comment

Ordinances

Old Business

Surplus Equipment

Hay Ordinance

New Business

Building permits-

FEMA Commitment Letter

Sewer CD

Assessment Report

Yearly Building Permits

Tractor Repairs

Budget

Bills Presented for Payment

NorthWestern Energy (hall heat) $12.44, SD DOR (sales tax) $62.54, SD DOL (State unemployment) $8.69, Monroe Fire Dept (annual pmt) $5000.00, SDPAA (liability ins) $1392.41, New Century Press (adds) $98.44, Woods, Fuller. Schultz (legal fees) $4257.33, Xcel Energy (streetlights) $485.34, Xcel Energy (hall/park) $90.56, Marion Oil (parts) $247.91, SD 811 (call outs) $50.40, Brad McCoy (wall hanger) $56.85, Ron Grennell (rent) $100.00, Addy Disposal (trash pickup) $851.50, Troy Melloon (pr) $92.35, Brad McCoy (pr) $169.73, Mark Begeman (pr) $92.35, Ron Grennell (pr) $323.22, Robin Dykstra (pr) $230.87, Keith Vanderveen (signs) $62.26, Snow Wheel Systems (snow plow wheels) $3200.00.

Executive Session

Next Meeting

Adjourn

 October 26, 2022  Posted by at 4:07 pm Agenda, City Council Comments Off on Agenda
Sep 212022
 

Meeting Agenda

Location: Monroe Community Hall

Date: September 22, 2022

Time: 7:30 P.M.

Roll Call

Municipal Calendar

Adopt Agenda

Meeting Minutes

Financial Reports

Public Comment

Old Business

Surplus Equipment

Hay Ordinance

Weed Spraying

New Business

Building permits-

Budget Execution policy

2023 Budget Amendment Second reading

Bills Presented for Payment

NorthWestern Energy (hall heat) $15.21, SD DOR (sales tax) $53.61, Xcel Energy (streetlights) $490.57, Xcel Energy (hall/park) $50.85, New Century Press (adds) $40.32, Addy Disposal (trash pickup) $851.50, Troy Melloon (pr) $92.35, Brad McCoy (pr) $92.35, Mark Begeman (pr) $92.35, Ron Grennell (pr) $323.22, Robin Dykstra (pr) $230.87, Nate Buskohl (pr) $161.61, Tim Dewitt (pr) $34.63, Ron Grennell (rent) $100, Keith Vanderveen (mowing/cleanup) $84.87.

Executive Session

Next Meeting

Adjourn

 September 21, 2022  Posted by at 5:04 pm Agenda, City Council Comments Off on Agenda
Aug 242022
 

Monroe Town Board

Meeting Agenda

Location: Monroe Community Hall

Date: August 25, 2022

Time: 7:30 P.M.

Roll Call

Municipal Calendar

Adopt Agenda

Meeting Minutes

Financial Reports

Public Comment

Old Business

Monroe Fire Department Pancake feed

New Business

Building permits-

2023 Budget Amendment First reading

Bills Presented for Payment

NorthWestern Energy (hall heat) $27,77, SD DOR (sales tax) $61.89, Addy Disposal (trash pickup) $851.50, Troy Melloon (pr) $92.35, Brad McCoy (pr) $336.53, Mark Begeman (pr) $92.35, Ron Grennell (pr) $323.22, Robin Dykstra (pr) $230.87, Nate Buskohl (pr) $69.26, Tim Dewitt (pr) $65.80, Xcel Energy(street lights) $483.14, Xcel Energy (hall/park) $79.47, Marion Oil (parts) $61.80, City of Marion (dump fees) $600.00, New Century Press (adds) $39.20,Ron Grennell (rent) $100, Dana Kilmer (mowing) $25.00, Keith Vanderveen (mowing/cleanup) $147.40.

Executive Session

Next Meeting

Adjourn

 August 24, 2022  Posted by at 3:15 pm Agenda, City Council Comments Off on Agenda
Jul 212022
 

Monroe Town Board

Meeting Agenda

Location: Monroe Community Hall

Date: July 21, 2022

Time: 7:30 P.M.

Roll Call

Municipal Calendar

Adopt Agenda

Meeting Minutes

Financial Reports

Public Comment

Ordinances

Old Business

Surplus Equipment-

Special Assessment-

New Business

Building permits-

Dave Mammenga -property to the south of him

Fire Department – pancake feed

Fireworks-

Bills Presented for Payment

Dana Kilmer (mowing) $99.50, Christy Person (grant) $2500.00, A-1 Pumping (equipment rental) $319.50, Xcel Energy (hall/park) $51.14, New Century Press (ads) $264.79, Dave Mammenga (lagoon spraying) $168.00, SD 811 (callouts) $51.45, Addy Disposal (trash pickup) $851.50, Troy Melloon (pr) $92.35, Brad McCoy (pr) $92.35, Mark Begeman (pr) $92.35, Ron Grennell (pr) $323.22, Robin Dykstra (pr) $230.87, Nate Buskohl (pr) $103.89, Tim Dewitt (pr) $78.13, Ron Grennell (rent) $100, Xcel Energy (streetlights) $481.66, , SD DOR (sales tax) $54.27, IRS (payroll tax) $567.74, SD Dept of Labor (State Unemployment) $9.96, Northwestern Energy (hall heat) $61.41.

Executive Session

Next Meeting

Adjourn

 July 21, 2022  Posted by at 11:44 am Agenda, City Council Comments Off on AGENDA
Jun 222022
 

Monroe Town Board

Meeting Agenda

Location: Monroe Community Hall

Date: June 23, 2022

Time: 7:30 P.M.

Roll Call

Municipal Calendar

Adopt Agenda

Meeting Minutes

Financial Reports

Public Comment

Ordinances

Old Business

Surplus Equipment-

SLRF Funds

New Business

Building permits-

Policies-

Park Equipment

Bills Presented for Payment

New Century Press (ads) $34.75, Schmidt Country (hydraulic fluid) $82.65, Marion Oil (hoses) $134.20), Xcel Energy (hall/park) $40.55, Addy Disposal (trash pickup) $851.50, Troy Melloon (pr) $92.35, Brad McCoy (pr) $92.35, Mark Begeman (pr) $92.35, Ron Grennell (pr) $323.22, Robin Dykstra (pr) $230.87, Nate Buskohl (pr) $150.06, Tim Dewitt (pr) $, Ron Grennell (rent) $100, Xcel Energy (streetlights) $480.03, Ivan’s Drains (sewer cleaning) $135.00, USPS (box rent) $54.00, SD DOR (sales tax) $51.64.

Executive Session

Next Meeting

Adjourn

 June 22, 2022  Posted by at 5:23 pm Agenda Comments Off on Agenda
Jun 092022
 

We had a Spring storm that not only took power out for some of the town but also toppled over our previous park Playset. That playset has been replaced with a smaller one that is more Sturdy and safer. It was donated by Kerwin and Becky Buseman. Without their donated playset we would have nothing in that area. So if u see Kerwin and/or Becky around town – give them a big thanks.

 June 9, 2022  Posted by at 10:45 am Uncategorized Comments Off on Park Playset