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 by Chair Craig Gondeck at the WatabTown 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.
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.
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.
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
Construction management would be a separate item.
Ed Kacures, Building
Committee Member, arrived at . Discussion continued on the new town hall: Heating will be in floor,
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
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