Watab Town Board Special Meeting Minutes


May 23, 2006


The special meeting of the Watab Town Board to discuss the new town hall building project and signing of the Lake Andrew Final Plat was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chair Craig Gondeck at the Watab Town Hall. Board members present were Supervisors Craig Gondeck, Lloyd Erdmann, Brad McIntosh, Treasurer Eileen Saldana, and Clerk Pat Spence. Audience members present were Scott Jarnot, Don Jarnot, Carol Schmitt, Rosie Johnson, Rick and Nancy Schaefer, Ron Hommerding, Del & Donna Rothstein, Lloyd Hammerel, and Kaye Bechtold. Following the pledge to the flag, the Chair made an addition to the agenda of signing the final plat of The New Cove. There were no objections.


  1. Signing of the Lake Andrew Plat: Craig Gondeck moved, Brad seconded approval for the Chair to sign the final plat. The motion passed unanimously. Supervisor Gondeck signed the hard copies of the plat.
  2. Signing of The New Cove Plat: Brad moved, Craig seconded approval for the Chair to sign the final plat. The motion passed unanimously. Supervisor Gondeck signed the hard copies of the plat.
  3. Township Hall Committee showed the supervisors three different plans. Brad McIntosh moved that a survey be done as soon as possible to see how much land we own to the railroad tracks and that the new town hall building be constructed on the high ground southeast of the current hall. The motion was seconded by Craig. He stipulated that Ron Hommerding should hire Linda Braun to do the survey. The motion passed unanimously. The new town hall will have approximately 3,256 square feet. The board recommends ten voting booths, one large office on one side, a small office on the other side, Ron Hommerding will email the revised plan to the Clerk and she will distribute it to the supervisors and treasurer. The final plans will be approved at the June town board meeting. Ron offered to do construction management for 3% of the total cost of the project. There will be an extra cost for printing of the construction documents. He will give us a budget and projects it to cost about $1,000 to $1,200.  The township will be the general contractor. Ron will put everything out for bids and collect them; bring spreadsheet of them to the town board; he’ll email a copy of the draw request.
    Construction management would be a separate item.


Ed Kacures, Building Committee Member, arrived at 8:40pm. Discussion continued on the new town hall: Heating will be in floor, hot water.


Lloyd Erdmann moved that documents for Ron Hommerding be signed approving his architectural design and structural design for a total of $2.00. Craig Gondeck seconded the motion.  Craig signed the contract with two copies adding that it must pass review of the township attorney. (This saved the township approximately $15,000). Ron will provide an official AIA contract. Lloyd moved to ask Ron to put together a contract for construction management to bring to the June meeting, Brad seconded, and the motion passed with Craig voting against it because he wanted the construction manager position bid out.  Hopefully we can approve the design at the June meeting. Ron would like to put this to bid by July 1, 2006. The building could be ready in November. Subcontractors are all insured and are responsible for all their work.


Lloyd asked if he can bid on any part of the contract since he is an elected official. Craig will check with the attorney.


Craig filed the contract. He said we should have special meetings to talk about the building project. The Building Committee will continue its work.


Pat was asked to check on the building inspection fees set by the State of Minnesota.


The meeting was adjourned on a motion by Craig, a second by Lloyd, and passed. The meeting adjourned at 9:50 p.m.


                                    Respectfully submitted by Clerk Pat Spence