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Mar 10, 2020


Garfield Town Board Meeting

March 10, 2020


Present:         Chairman:     Ed Gullickson          

                        Supervisor:    Don Mork

                        Supervisor:    George Stroebel

                        Clerk:              Sue Knutson

                        Treasurer:      JoAnn Erickson




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


Public Comments:  None.


Duane Friese - Discussion:  Friese owns approximately 1.5 acres of land next to Miki Jo’s and wants to put in storage units.  Board stated that he needs State approved plans and land needs to be zoned commercial.


Planning Committee Update:  Dave Nelson stated that there is a Planning Commission seminar coming up in April in Baldwin.  Board stated that they would allow 2-3 members to attend.  Nelson will get information to clerk for registration.


Miki Jo’s Mix-Up Liquor License Update:  New owners, Elizabeth Sieben and Chad Boyd, have submitted application for liquor license for the new business.  They have paid all back taxes and property is in their name.  Background checks on owners and operator licenses came back clear.  Board asked questions to new owners in regard to concerns from neighbors.  Neighbors are concerned about noise if they have bands outside.  Owners may have occasional music during the day on Sundays.


Motion made by Stroebel/Mork to approve the liquor license and operator licenses that were submitted for Miki Jo’s Mix-Up.  Carried-unanimously.


Road Updates:  Sunrise Beach has some drainage issues.  Mark Knutson talked to the DNR and they stated that less than an acre will be disturbed and that no permits would be required.  150th Street between 60th Avenue and 70th Avenue will be attended to this year.


April Town Board Meeting:  Board meeting will not interfere with the election.  Monthly Board meeting will be held at the regular time and place, not at the fire hall.


Other Business That May Come Before the Board:  UW Wanderoos submitted two new operator licenses for approval.  Background checks were completed.  Stroebel reviewed applicants background checks and server training course certificates.


Motion made by Stroebel/Mork to approve the two operator licenses that were submitted for UW Wanderoos.  Carried-unanimously.


Clerk’s Report:  Submitted and reviewed. 


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


Treasurer’s Report:  Submitted and reviewed.


Approval of Monthly Board Minutes:  Motion made by Stroebel/Mork to approve the March 10, 2020, Board minutes as submitted.  Carried-unanimously.  


Adjourn:  Motion made by Mork/Stroebel to adjourn meeting, 7:50 pm.  Carried-unanimously.


Submitted by:  Sue Knutson, Clerk


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