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Town Board Annual Meeting Minutes 2019 (Draft)
Apr 16, 2019

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Garfield Town Board – Annual Meeting

April 16, 2019



Present:         Chairman:     Ed Gullickson          

                        Clerk:              Sue Knutson



Residents/Citizens:  6



Annual Meeting called to orderby Chairman, Ed Gullickson, at 7:00 pm.


Minutes of last annual meeting:  Minutes from last year’s annual meeting were read.  Motion made by Dave Nelson/George Stroebel to approve annual town minutes as submitted.  Carried-unanimously. 


Concerns:  None.


Annual Statement:2018 Annual Statement was explained by Gullickson. Motion made by Dave Nelson/Mark Knutson to approve the 2018 Annual Statement as submitted.  Carried-unanimously.


Allied Emergency Services:  Mark Knutson, Fire Chief, submitted information on the total runs for the past year.  The Department had approximately 340 runs for an increase of 84 runs from the previous year.


The Department’s third station in Alden is in the process of being built.  The shell is up and builders are in the process of prepping the floor.  Steel should be here tomorrow, facia is on.  Sewer is in.  Windows will be going in soon.  Completion date was scheduled for May 15, 2019, but due to the unexpected weather date is pushed back to early June.  Stroebel inquired about staffing.  Gullickson stated that the well is drilled and a screen was installed which can pump up to 500 gpm.


The Department is also having their annual Mother’s Day pancake breakfast, free-will offering, at the Garfield station.  The annual spaghetti dinner at the Dresser station on April 13, 2019, did very well and served over 900 people on a free-will offering.


Gopher Bounty: Motion made by Don Mork/Dave Nelson to keep the pocket gopher bounty at $3.00 per tail, no bounty on stripe gopher tails.  Carried-unanimously.


Adjourn:  Motion made by Dave Nelson/Don Mork to adjourn annual meeting, 7:35 pm.  Carried-unanimously.


Submitted by:  Sue Knutson, Clerk

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