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Annual Meeting - April 20, 2017


The newly elected board were sworn in by the clerk and those in attendance. Those elected are Jim Melin, Chairman, Roger Hinrichs and Jeff Lade, Supervisors. These were elected to 2 year terms. Newly elected Chairman Jim Melin called the Annual Meeting of April 20, 2017 to order. There were 12 in attendance. Minutes of the 2016 Annual Meeting and all Special Meetings conducted prior to the 2017 Annual Meeting were read, motion to approve all meeting minutes read by Dean Moody/Patsy Tucker/Carried. The 2016 Financial Statement was reviewed. Motion to approve the 2016 Financial Statement by Ramona Moody/Roger Hinrichs/Carried. We will not earmark any monies for the Machinery Fund this year as this fund is adequately funded at this time. Capital Improvements were discussed. There was a motion by Roger Hinrichs to spend $15,000 on an addition to the town shop, second by Patsy Tucker/Carried. There was a motion to spend $10,000 to finish updates to the town hall to include a bookcase for the south wall, new table tops and new chairs, second by Evelyn Carlson/Carried. The current amount being charged for Land/Shed rent was discussed. There was a motion made by Jim Melin to increase the land rent to $50 per acre and the shed rent to $1000 per year, second by Jeff Lade/Carried. There are no Capital Improvements for the Highway Department. There was a motion to give the same amounts to the same organizations for Donations as we did in 2016. The distribution to the Northland Ambulance will be made at a later date to be determined. There were no recommended changes to the Recycling. There will be a Special Meeting on May 11, 2017 to adjourn the Board of Review to a later date. Proposed date for the 2018 Annual meeting is April 19, 2018. There was a motion made by Patsy Tucker to adjourn the Annual Meeting of the Town of Trade Lake, 2017.  Second by Ramon Moody.  The motion carried and the meeting was adjourned. Deborah L. Christian, Clerk 

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