Special Meeting of Watab Town Board

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


            A special meeting of the Watab Town Board was called to order at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at the Watab Town Hall by Chair Ed Kacures Jr. The purpose of the meeting was to review the road mowing contract due to a typographical error in the notice, which allowed bids to be placed until 7pm on June 2, and to have a pre-construction meeting with Astech Corporation on the summer road projects. Board members present were Supervisors Kacures, Craig Gondeck, and Lloyd Erdmann, and Clerk Pat Spence. Audience members present were Chuck Ertl and Kevin Reiter.

            Following the Pledge to the Flag, Chair Kacures announced the purpose of the meeting.

The first item of discussion was to review a bid received from Chuck Ertl on June 2. The board reviewed his quote, which was for $57.00 per hour. His equipment includes a 7740 Ford tractor, J6740 N.H. Disc Mover 7” 6” and Bobcat 773—Brushwolf 5’. His quoted price per hour is less than the other two bids which were received on June 1. Mr. Ertl also mows for other area townships. Motion was made by Supervisor Erdmann to have a contract issued with Chuck Ertl, 11698 Co. Rd 5, St. Joseph, MN 56374 and eliminate the cap on hours to do a good job; motion was seconded by Supervisor Gondeck; and passed. Supervisor Erdmann will accompany him to show him the roads. The contractor will be able to begin after the 4th of July.

            The second item of business was the pre-construction meeting with Astech Corporation. Doug Welk represented the company. The board asked several questions. The company’s parking lot crew will do the work here beginning in about two weeks. Supervisor Gondeck will give notices to the residents four days before the work is done. The contractor will provide loose gravel signs. Supervisor Gondeck was asked to oversee the crack filling rather than hiring the engineer. The contractor will work between 8am until dusk.

            The meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.


                                                            Respectfully submitted by Pat Spence, Clerk