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Garfield Town Board Meeting
Mar 16, 2009

Garfield Town Board Meeting

March 16, 2009

Present: Chairman: Ed Gullickson

Supervisor: Marilyn Buckingham

Supervisor: Donald Mork

Treasurer: Sue Knutson

Meeting called to order by Chairman, Ed Gullickson, at 7:04 pm.

Minutes of last meeting: Motion made by Buckingham/Mork to approve Board minutes as

submitted. Carried-unanimously.

Public Comments: Vivian Hillebrandt questioned why last months meeting change wasn’t

legally advertised. Board stated that meeting date was changed, that it was properly

advertised in the local paper, and that the Board does follow procedures.

Roadwork: Don Mork and Mark Knutson received several specifications and quotes.

Knutson presented specifications and quotes on the different trucks and explained the


Tandum truck: Mack $108,500 approx

International $103,300 approx

Body: Red Horse $62,900 approx

Universal $69,000 approx

Monroe $70,300 approx

Insurance: approximately $900 per year

Rental truck fuel: $780 (1/2 the town plowing from Dec to mid-Mar)

George Stroebel represented Red Horse and clarified their bid and materials and recommened

themselves. Knutson and Mork’s recommendation was the Mack and Universal.

Buckingham made a motion to purchase the body locally. No second, motion did not pass.

Gullickson stated that he would go with the recommendation of Knutson and Mork.

Motion made by Mork/Gullickson to purchase the Mack and Universal. (2-1 – carried).

Universal bid of $69,083 to include a penalty clause of $300 per day over 60 days after receipt

of truck. Warranty to start when truck is completed (chasis and body). Total maximum price of

$108,578 for the Mack truck.

To lease the truck: 6.75% $29,300/yr

Bremer Bank loan: 4.75% $24,400/yr

Motion made by Buckingham/Mork to go through Bremer Bank at 4.75% to purchase the truck.


Co-op Agreement to Work With Other Towns: The Towns of Alden, Lincoln, Osceola,

Farmington, St. Croix Falls, Balsam Lake are in agreement and are willing to share work in

regards to hauling gravel/sand, chip sealing, shouldering, wood chipping, patching, culvert


Annual Meeting: The annual meeting is scheduled for Saturday, April 18 at 10:00 am.

Planning Committee Update: Buckingham questioned as to whether something was left out

of the Implementation part of the Comprehensive Plan. Discussion. Buckingham also

suggested that the Board put a reference on the web site with regard to the application for the

Plan Committee positions. Gullickson stated that he will have the website updated.

2008 Statement of Accounts: Motion made by Mork/Buckingham to approve the Statement

of Net Assets and Schedule of Revenues and Expenditures form Carlson Highland. Carriedunanimously.

Approval of Vouchers: Submitted, signed and approved. Motion made by Mork/Buckingham

to approve submitted vouchers. Carried-unanimously.

Treasurer’s report: Submitted.

Adjourn: Motion made by Gullickson/Mork to adjourn meeting, 9:15 PM. Carriedunanimously.

Submitted by: Sue Knutson, Acting Clerk

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