Garfield Town Board Meeting
September 14, 2010
Present: Chairman: Ed Gullickson
Supervisor: George Stroebel
Supervisor: Donald Mork
Treasurer: Valerie Anderson
Clerk: Sue Knutson
Meeting called to order by Chairman, Ed Gullickson, at 7:10 pm.
Minutes of last meeting: Motion made by Gullickson/Mork to approve Board minutes as
Public Comments: None.
Road Work Update: 140th & F – the grinder will be here next week. Alden and Lincoln will
help with hauling gravel. Road will not be blacktopped this year.
Mark Knutson inquired about purchasing a backhoe from Alden. Alden is looking for $35,000
for it. Garfield and Alden suggested sharing the backhoe and other equipment.
Curve sign on 180th Street, north of Duck Lake Road, is missing and needs to be replaced.
Prospect Avenue Easement: Kathy M., Town’s Attorney, recommended to a write a letter
stating that the Town has nothing to do with the private road and that it is between the
residents. Gullickson will submit a draft letter.
Andy and Joan Boe: Motion made by Gullickson/Stroebel to refund the over assessement
but that the final details will be made after the new tax assessment comes out. The town will
determine the dollar amount after the assessment comes out. Carried-unanimously.
Park Picnic Details: Picnic grossed $944 minus the cost of goods and supplies of $596.88
for profit of $347.12. There is a carry-over of some supplies and Gullickson purchased the left
over brats and hamburger.
Bathroom Addition to Town Hall to Become Compliant: Discussion. Tentative plans are
for a single restroom, office (possible second restroom), storage, and stair to the basement.
Air conditioning would be added to the new furnace. Scott Ward from Stevens Engineers will
do plans and get an estimate for construction. Addition will be approximately 14x20. Town
could get a loan with an approximate interest rate of 4.25%.
Zoning Ordinance-Set Date for Last Public Workshop Meeting/Public Hearing:
Workshop Meeting will be published on September 30, 2010, at 7:00pm and the public hearing
will be October 12, 2010 at 7:00pm with the regular Town Board Meeting convening
immediately after the October 12 meeting. Meeting times will be published in the Amery Free
Press, Tri-County Advertiser, and The Sun.
Statement of Accounts: Profit & Loss statement was submitted. Motion made by
Gullickson/Stroebel to approve Profit & Loss statement. Carried-unanimously.
Approval of Vouchers: Submitted, signed and approved. Motion made by
Stroebel/Gullickson to approve submitted vouchers. Carried-unanimously.
Treasurer’s report: Submitted. Motion made by Mork/Gullickson to approve treasurer’s
report as submitted. Carried-unanimously.
Adjourn: Motion made by Mork/Stroebel to adjourn meeting, 8:53 pm. Carried-unanimously.
Submitted by: Sue Knutson, Clerk