Town of Garfield Plan Commission Meeting
September 8, 2011
Meeting called to order at 7:02pm
In attendance: Orval Johnson, Chairman; Marilyn Buckingham, Member; Barry Eklund, Member; Darrell
Emerson , Member; Mark Kopp , Member; George Stroebel, Member; Natalie Trudeau, Member
Also in attendance: Ed Gullickson, Town Chair; Angela Popenhagen, PE from Stevens Engineering; Carl Hetfeld,
Surveyor (for Brandon Olson)
Public Hearing to Amend Zoning Ordinance: No public present/no comments. Motion to approve the
amendment to the Zoning Ordinance concerning accessory buildings and forward to the Town Board
(Eklund/Buckingham) Carried unanimously
Review Application for Minor Subdivision for Brandon Olson: He plans to divide 3.04 acres from the farm land
for a future building lot. In section 6 on North Bear Lake Drive. Motion to approve application for minor
subdivision for Brandon Olson as presented (Eklund/Emerson) Carried unanimously
Review Wind Energy Licensing System Application Fees: Discussion. More information is requested from Angela
or Nolan for review in order to determine an appropriate Application Fee.
Note from Town Chairman: Potential water testing benchmark study to be conducted in the Town. The purpose
is to get updated test results on the quality of water in the Town. This would be strictly voluntary and could
potentially be covered by grant money. Gullickson also thanked the Plan Commission for their hard work on the
Wind Licensing Ordinance. The time has come to take a break from ordinance work for a while.
Comprehensive Plan Implementation: Review of updates to the Town Brochure. Orval will discuss Town’s Park
Plan with Parks Committee Chair. Orval will check with the County about available information regarding land
conservation options for educational brochure. Table the update of demographic information with 2010 Census
data for the time being. Discussed scheduling an annual meeting with Parks Committee and Plan Commission.
Minutes read and approved (Buckingham/Emerson)
Meeting adjourned 8:28pm
Next Plan Commission Meeting October 13th.
Natalie Trudeau, Secretary