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Jan 08, 2013

Garfield Town Board Meeting                                           

January 8, 2013

Present:         Chairman:     Ed Gullickson

                        Supervisor:    George Stroebel

                        Supervisor:    Donald Mork

                        Treasurer:      Valerie Anderson

                        Clerk:              Sue Knutson

Meeting called to orderby Chairman, Ed Gullickson, at 6:08 pm.

Public Comments:  Shannon Fulton inquired about the variance for their garage.  The Board suggested that they get together with Cliff Manwiller, Building Inspector, to decide what variance they need.

Approval of Amended/Repealed Ordinances:

  1. Repeal of 2 undated Building Permit Ordinances:  Ordinances are undated regarding lot size on lake and back lots.  These are mentioned in Building Permit Ordinance 4-2004.

Motion made by Stroebel/Mork to approve the repeal of undated Building Permit Ordinances as proposed by the Planning Commission.  Carried-unanimously.

  1. Repeal of Administrative Building Permit Ordinance, adopted 1997:  Town now has a building inspector. 

Motion made by Stroebel/Mork to repeal 1997 Administrative Building Permit Ordinance as proposed by Planning Commission.  Carried-unanimously.

  1. Repeal Ordinance Prohibiting and Storage of Deleterious Materials, adopted 1976:  This ordinance requires a permit but no fees. 

Motion made by Stroebel/Mork to repeal 1976 Ordinance Prohibiting and Storage of Deleterious Materials as proposed by the Planning Commission.  Carried-unanimously.

  1. Repeal undated Ordinance Regulating Landfills:  Current Ordinance does not allow landfills. 

Motion made by Stroebel/Mork to repeal the undated Ordinance Regulating Landfills as proposed by the Planning Commission.  Carried-unanimously.

  1. Amend Ordinance 3-2010, Article 4, Section F regarding non-conforming uses:  Regarding non-conforming usage of shoreland.  Clause #2 was added that no non-conforming use shall be expanded, enlarged or altered in any way which increases its non-conformity.  Language was removed in Clause #3 and #5.

Motion made by Stroebel/Mork to approve the amendment to Ordinance 3-2010, Article 4, Section F as submitted by the Planning Commission.  Carried-unanimously.

  1. Amend Ordinance 3-2010, Article 5, Section B regarding road damage deposits:  Clause added regarding road damage deposit collected in compliance with Ordinance 5-2004.

Motion made Stroebel/Mork to approve Planning Commission’s recommendations to Ordinance 3-2010, Article 5, Section B.  Carried-unanimously.

  1. Amend Ordinance 1-2010, Section F regarding road damage deposits:  Clause added regarding road damage deposit collected in compliance with Ordinance 5-2004.

Motion made by Stroebel/Mork to approve amendment of Ordinance 1-2010 Section F as proposed by the Planning Commission.  Carried-unanimously.

  1. Amend Ordinance 5-2004, regarding road damage deposits for multiple permits at the same address:  Added a clause that only one deposit is required if multiple permits are applied for at the same address by the same applicant.

Motion made by Stroebel/Mork to approve the amendments to Ordinance 5-2004 as proposed by the Planning Commission.  Carried-unanimously.

  1. Amend Ordinance 2-2011 regarding Humane Officer:  Clause added stating that the Humane Officer is appointed and empowered by the Town Board and what the Humane Officer can do per State requirements.
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Motion made by Stroeble/Mork to approve amendments to Ordinance 2-2011 as submitted by the Planning Commission.  Carried-unanimously.

  1.  Amend Ordinance 2-2008 regarding the Humane Officer and Schedule of Deposits:  Fee schedule was removed and will be made as a resolution.  Humane Officer was added under the authorized officers.

Motion made by Stroebel/Mork to approve amendments to Ordinance 2-2008 as proposed by the Planning Commission.  Carried-unanimously.

  1. Amend Ordinance 3-2010 regarding the Board of Appeals:  Board of Appeals has three members but now it needs five members to be compliant.  Term is lengthened from three years to five years. Ordinance language  and redundancy was cleaned up.

Motion made by Stroebel/Mork to approve amendments to Ordinance 3-2010 as submitted by the Planning Commission.  Carried-unanimously.

Resolution 1-2013 Establishing a Schedule of Deposits:  Referenced in the Zoning Ordinance.  Existing fees and new fees regarding the Humane Officer are included in Resolution.

Motion made by Gullickson/Mork to approve Resolution 1-2013 Establishing a Schedule of Deposits as recommended by the Planning Commission.  Carried-unanimously.

Resolution 2-2013 Adopting Zoning Ordinance Amendments:  Any amendment changes need to be submitted to the County Board of Supervisors.

Motion made by Stroebel/Mork to approve Resolution 2-2013 Adopting Zoning Ordinance Amendments as recommended by the Planning Commission.  Carried-unanimously.

Approval of 2 Members to the Board of Appeals:  Chairman was given several names to call and see if they would like to be on the Board of Appeals.  Matter is moved/tabled till February meeting.

Road Maintenance - Discussion:  Lone Pine Lane’s right-of-way tree clearing is almost completed; approximately 500 trees have been removed so far.  Final cleaning and sloping will be done in the spring/summer.

Update on Increased Cost of Insurance for Storage Building:  Gullickson stated he did not have information from insurance company and will bring to next meeting.

Clerk’s Report:  Submitted and reviewed. 

Approval of Vouchers:  Submitted, signed and approved.  Motion made by Mork/Stroebel to approve submitted vouchers.  Carried-unanimously.

Treasurer’s Report:  Submitted and reviewed.

Approval of Board Minutes:  Motion made by Stroebel/Mork to approve the January 8, 2013, Board minutes and the January 8, 2013, Caucus minutes as submitted.  Carried-unanimously.  

Adjourn:  Motion made by Gullickson/Mork to adjourn meeting, 7:59 pm.  Carried-unanimously.

Submitted by:  Sue Knutson, Clerk



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