Caucus Meeting – Town of Garfield
January 18, 2011
Present: Chairman: Ed Gullickson
Supervisor: Don Mork
Supervisor: George Stroebel
Treasurer: Valerie Anderson
Clerk: Sue Knutson
Meeting called to order by Chairman, Ed Gullickson, at 6:25 pm.
Minutes of last meeting: Motion made by Don Mork/George Stroebel to approve Board
minutes as submitted. Carried-unanimously.
Public Comments: None.
Final Approval of Zoning Ordinance 3-2010: Motion made by Ed Gullickson/George
Stroebel to approve the Zoning Ordinance 3-2010. Carried-unanimously.
Review of Bathroom Addition - Discussion: Addition is looking good. Ed Gullickson is
looking into bids for taping.
Road Maintenance – Winter Expenses: Mark Knutson said things are going good. Board
stated that the roads look good. Board will give Mark Knutson overtime for snowplowing as
needed and will monitor the overtime.
Trading Tractor and Mowing Equipment: Ed Gullickson handed Board invoices for new
mower from Baraboo Equipment for $31,101.35. The Schulte mower is the same that County
uses. The tractor invoice is from Frontier Ag & Turf for $18,960 after trade in. Financing will
take place when the tractor and mower are delivered in March for a seven year amortization.
Road Work Update: 138th Street – drainage – Scott Ward from Stevens Engineers will look
into improving the road with Mark Knutson in the Spring.
Inadequate or Improperly Installed Mailboxes – Discussion Only: Board discussed the
option of the Town installing the swingarm mailboxes for the residents. Swingarm mailboxes
will be required for all new houses.
Ordinances to be worked on in 2011 by Planning Committee:
Wind Turbine License Ordinance
Abandoned or Unlicensed Vehicle Ordinance
Dog Nuisance Ordinance
Water Table Bench Mark Testing Ordinance
Rescinding Ordinances that are No Longer Viable
Ed Gullickson stated to Orval Johnson that the subdivision and wind turbine ordinances are the
two that need to be done first. The wind turbines have good and bad reviews.
Scott Ward will look into the water testing.
Orval Johnson, Planning Committee, will work on the ordinances and look into the old
ordinances that need to be rescinded.
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.
Adjourn: Motion made by Gullickson/Mork to adjourn meeting, 7:30 pm. Carriedunanimously.
Submitted by: Sue Knutson, Clerk