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
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