Regular Town Meeting
Tuesday August 3, 2021
7:00 pm at Colburn Town Hall
Meeting was called to order by Supervisor, Kiel Morello. Board members present included Kiel Morello, Steve Sime, Dana Hartzell and Kathy Yeager.
Kathy presented the minutes from last meeting Steve motion to accept, Kiel seconded – motion carried.
Dana presented the treasurer’s report. The bank balances were:
AbbyBank CD: $64,127.98
Forward Financial Checking: $249,063.95
Public Comment: Dan Liske mentioned that he likes that there is no dip on 140th. Ken Mahlko was wondering the cost of the project on 350th and if there is a timeline for Townline and Otter Lake Roads.
Licenses and permits: No permits or licenses.
ARPA Funds: We are waiting for the final rule to be published and for Kathy to calculate lost revenue figures. The lost revenue amounts allow us to use a percentage of the funds for general infrastructure such a roads. The Towns Association has developed a process for clerks to use to calculate this. Once calculations and final rule are done we can dedicate the funds at a future meeting. Hopefully September if final rule is out.
Broadband Grant Update: Ntera has submitted a grant application for funds to be used in the Town of Colburn. The project is rather small and is expected to provide service to 22 residences on the Western side of the Town but its a start. Brad have submitted a letter of support for this.
The grant structure:
Ntera dedication: 55,000
County dedication: 27,500
Requested grant funds : 82,500
Total Project: 165,000
Road work update and discussion:
Ditching on 170th is done
Dip repair on 140th is done. Needs patching yet this Fall
Mowing is done
Scheduling 170th 3" lift and pulverizing for mid/late September
A few signs need to be put up, otherwise everything else is caught up.
Spots on ceiling were not leaks. Brad scrubbed them and applied some Kilns paint. While the roof is in need of replacement at some point, Brad thinks we should wait and see how budget lines up for this project, what prices do, and have further discussion on the type of roof we want to put on. Brad will put this on the agenda in future for further discussion.
Payroll and bills were reviewed and approved.
Steve made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Kiel seconded – motion carried.
Next meeting September 14, 2021
Kathy Yeager, Clerk
August 3, 2021