December 8, 2015

Chairman Drake called the December 8, 2015 monthly meeting to order at 6:02 p.m. 

Present were Chairman Vern Drake, Supervisor Marty Pearson, Clerk Stephanie Askin, Treasurer Larry Holter, Ron Gallagher, Donny Slipher.

Clerk’s Report: Stephanie presented the board with a list of election judges for 2016-17. Marty motioned to accept the minutes. Vern seconded. Motion passed.

Treasurer’s Reportwas read by Larry Holter.

Expenses were reviewed. Marty made the motion to approve the bills as submitted.  Vern seconded.  Motion passed 

Citizen’s Input: None.

Chairman’s Report: Vern is looking into alternative voting methods for the 121 registered voters of Blaine. An audit was done of the Dairyland Fire Department. The fire department was not in compliance but is making necessary changes to come into compliance and will be audited again next year. Vern is trying to help Blomberg’s with the flood plain issue.


  1. Road Equipment Update: International Truck is in for warranty work. All other equipment is in good running order.
  2.  Road Condition Report:  Roads are in good shape. Ron is done ditch brushing for the Town of Arna and will submit hours for billing.
  3. Northland Community Center: Earth Energy will come out to check furnace. Flag pole needs to be replaced and lit properly. Vern is looking into new flag poles. Back door is working and coded lock is installed.


  1. Audit of the Dairyland Fire department as above in chairman’s report.
  2. Stephanie will issue Robertson’s liquor  license for a half year
  3. Shared duties for board members to be reviewed and discussed further.
  4. Discussion to turn over building permits to county, waiting to hear from Jason Towne on procedure.
  5. Agreement with Shane Gallagher for Northland Community Center repairs to continue. Shane will be paid quarterly in the amount of $250 to do minor repairs at the Northland Community Center.
  6. The Town of Arna and New Dosey would like to have an ongoing contract to do ditch brushing every year. Vern will work on such a contract.  


  1. Paving ad for McGraw Road
  2. Building Permits
  3. Shared duties for Board Members

Marty motioned to adjourn at 06:52. Vern seconded. Motion passed.  Meeting adjourned.                                                      

 Respectfully submitted,  

 Stephanie Askin, Clerk 

Signed and dated this ___11__ day of December 2015.


By: ________________________________________

          Vern Drake, Chairman