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Caucus Meeting – Town of Garfield
Jan 18, 2011

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:

Subdivision Ordinance

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ordinances that need to be rescinded.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

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