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Planning Commission Meeting

Monday November 18, 2019 7:00 PM


Review existing comprehensive plan ordinances










Budget Hearing and Levy Approval: 

November 12, 2019 at 7:00p.m.   Monthly meeting to follow.





Hearing Notice Information 7-9-19.  Click to learn more.







Got Junk Cars in Your Yard?

Don't know what to do with them?  Call Amery Auto Salvage and they will come and pick them up for you.  (715) 268-8322






Town of Garfield Annual Meeting - Tuesday, April 16th, 2019.

(Regular monthly meeting to follow)






Mark your calendars!!

Open Book:  Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 7-9 pm

Board of Review:  Tues, April 23, 2019 from 12:30 to 2:30pm







******Board Meeting re-scheduled to

Monday, February 25, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.******


The Board Meeting Scheduled for February 12, 2019

has been cancelled due to the weather.



Dates for OPEN BOOK and BOARD OF REVIEW have been set:

Open Book:  Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 from 7-9 pm.

Board of Review:  Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 from 12:30 to 2:30 pm.






For a 2019 Garfield Recycling Calendar, please click HERE






 RECEIPTS:  We will NOT automatically mail back you a receipt unless you provide us with a self-addressed, stamped envelope.  If we do not receive a self-addressed, stamped envelope, your cancelled check will be your receipt.

TAX ROLL:  We will NOT be mailing out a tax roll with your statement(s) do to costs.  The tax roll is the report that lists all of the names and property tax amounts for the Town of Garfield.  You can go the Polk County web site www.co.polk.wi.usand retrieve the information you need.

LOTTERY CREDIT:  Lottery Credits are given to Town of Garfield residents by the State.  To qualify to receive a Lottery Credit, one MUST BE a legal resident of Wisconsin and MUST NOT be receiving a Lottery Credit from another Town in Wisconsin or another state.  To receive the Lottery Credit this year, you must fill out, sign, and return the Lottery Credit form to the Treasurer by January 31.  If it is returned after January 31, you will get the Lottery Credit on the 2019 tax statement.  You can obtain a Lottery Credit form from the Treasurer, the County Treasurer or on-line at our website.  This does not cost you anything; you just have to fill out a form.  If you are already receiving a Lottery Credit you do NOT need to fill another one out.

If you have a different mailing address than the property address on the tax statement and are receiving a Lottery Credit, names will be given to County to verify.

Boat Launch Permits & Shelter Rental:  Boat launch permits for 2019 are available for $25.  There is a $5 daily boat launch fee for both the Lake Wapogasset Park and Sunrise Beach.  Shelter reservations are being accepted.  The large riverside shelter is $50 and the smaller lakeside shelter is $40.  Please call the Clerk for more information or visit our web site at www.townofgarfield.com and download the form(s).

DOG LICENSES:  When filling out the Dog License Application regarding the dog(s) rabies vaccinations please send a copy of the Rabies Certification from your veterinarian.  The Rabies Certification has the RABIES information I need.  This is your responsibility to produce information requested by the State of Wisconsin.  The bottom part of the yellow sheet needs to be signed and returned with rabies verification and the cost of the license fee (a $25 late fee applies if paid after April 1).

For any dog that is sold, given away, or has died since you have purchased your last dog license, you will need to fill out an Affidavit of Death or Disposal of Dog Certificate, per Wis. Stats. 174.  If you need one, you can call to request one, download one from our website, or stop in and pick one up at the Town Hall, dates and hours are listed below.

Please be aware that there are penalties pursuant to Wis. Stats. 174 in regards to:  dogs running at large and untagged dogs; damage caused by dog.  Pursuant to Wis. Stats. 174 fines range from $25-$100 first offense, $50-$200 subsequent offenses, and not more than $500 or imprisoned up to 60 days or both.  If you have any concerns, refer to Wis. Stats. 174.

PROPERTY OWNERis responsible to notify renters to have dogs licensed.

The Town of Garfield turns over any unlicensed dog(s) from year to year to Polk County District Attorneys Office.

PAYMENTS:  You will need to write out a separate checkfor each

            - Real estate taxes,

            - Personal property taxes

            - Dog license(s). 

These are three separate account funds and need to be kept separate.

There will be NO CASH REFUNDS when collecting taxes.  If there are any overpayments, that amount will be applied to the second half or a refund will be mailed if the payment was in full.  If paying with cash, please make sure you have the correct amount.  Cash will not be kept at the Town Hall.

Make checks payable to:  Town of Garfield-Treasurer (1st installment only)

Full or 1st Installments:  Mail your payments by January 31 to:     Town of Garfield Treasurer

                                                                                                            c/o JoAnn Erickson

                                                                                                            690 Minneapolis Street

                                                                                                            Amery, WI  54001

                                                                                                            (715) 268-2753 Home

                                                                                                            (715) 268-4857 Hall

Second Installments (July Payment):must be mailed to:               Polk County Treasurer

                                                                                                            c/o Amanda Nissen

                                                                                                            100 Polk County Plaza, Ste. 150

                                                                                                            Balsam Lake, WI  54810

                                                                                                            (715) 485-9255



                        Saturday, December 29                10:00 - 2:00

                        Saturday, January 19                    9:00 - 12:00

                        Saturday, January 26                    9:00 - 3:00   











Our Monthly Board Meeting set for August 14 has been moved to the Fire Hall next to the Town Hall due to the primary election.





April 1st was the deadline for licensing dogs.

Please click here for dog licensing form. 



Mark your calendars!!

Open Book:  April 19, 2018 from 12 - 2 p.m.

Board of Review:  May 31, 2018 from 5 - 7 p.m.




For a 2018 Garfield Recycling Calendar, please click HERE







The August Town of Garfield Board Meeting has been MOVED to Tuesday, August 15th at 7p.m.   It will still be in the Garfield Town Hall. 





OPEN BOOK:  Thursday, June 1st, 2017 from 3 - 5 p.m.

BOARD OF REVIEW:  Thursday, June 1st from 5 - 7 p.m


2017 Election Results:



Total Votes

Ed Gullickson



George Strobel



Don Mork



Sue Knutson



JoAnn Erickson





The 2017 Annual Meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on April 18th, 2017 at the Garfield Town Hall in Wanderoos. 

**This is the correct time -- not the time erroneously published in the newspaper.  Monthy board meeting immediately to follow


2017 Garfield recycling drop off at the Wanderoos Fire Hall will be the 2nd and 4th Friday/Saturday of the month from 9 a.m to 5 p.m.

For a printable calendar of the Garfield Recycling Drop off dates for 2017, Click HERE. 








Open Book/Board of Review Date Set:  June 2nd, 2016

Open Book:  3:00-5:00 p.m.

Board of Reivew:  5:00-7:00


***Must provide supporting evidence***





2016 Recycling Dates at the Wanderoos Town Hall are available HERE.




All meetings are at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall in Wanderoos unless otherwise noted.

Park Committee - 2nd Wednesday of the month (AS NEEDED)
Plan Commission - 2nd Thursday of the month
Town Board Meeting - 2nd Tuesday of the month

Meeting dates and Agendas are posted at:
Town Hall, Lake Wapogasset Park Entrance, Home Base Bar Entrance,Ulrich Farms Office and web site www.townofgarfield.com
Agendas are posted 24 hours prior to meeting.

Town of Garfield 2015 Election Results
Winners indicated as bold type

Chairman Gullickson, Ed
Write-in          0
Supervisor Mork, Donald
Stroebel, George
Clerk Knutson, Sue
  Erickson, JoAnn
Mork, Cindy        58

Outdoor Burning Ordinance - An Outdoor Burning Ordinance was enacted March 19, 2007.

Click here to download the ordinance (requires the free Adobe Reader).