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Garfield Town Board Meeting
Nov 08, 2011

Garfield Town Board Meeting and Budget Hearing                                         

November 8, 2011

Present:         Chairman:     Ed Gullickson

                        Supervisor:    George Stroebel

                        Supervisor:    Donald Mork

                        Treasurer:      Valerie Anderson

                        Clerk:              Sue Knutson

Residents/Attendees:          7

Special Meeting—Approval of 2012 Budgetcalled to order by Chairman, Ed Gullickson, at 7:00 pm.

Gullickson explained the 2012 Budget of $600,297 and compared it to 2011 Budget of $606,578.  Levy limit is at $406,022.

No questions were asked.

Motion made by Dave Nelson/Vi Nelson to approve the 2012 Budget.  Carried-unanimously.

Motion made by Dave Nelson/Mark Knutson to approve the Levy Limit of $406,022.  Carried-unanimously.

Budget meeting adjourned.

Board Meeting called to orderby Chairman, Ed Gullickson, at 7:22 pm.

Public Comments:

Motion made by Gullickson/Mork to amend agenda to include Subdivision Lot 4 Section 6 owned by Brandon Olson.

Brandon Olson Subdivision:  Carl Hetfeld from Ayres Associates presented information on subdivision. 

Motion made by Gullickson/Stroebel to approve the subdivision of Brandon Olson’s Certified Survey Map Government Lot 4 Section 6.  Carried-unanimously.

Website:  Town’s webmaster passed away.  Gullickson talked about different options.

Motion made by Gullickson/Mork to approve the Town Web Design for $1600 annually.  Carried-unanimously.

Speed Limit Signs on Sunrise Beach Drive:  Nolan from Stevens Engineers explained what he found out on speed signs.  Distance of the road would be needed along with the number of accesses (driveways).  Stroebel stated he would be interested in putting in caution signs.  Mark Knutson stated he can put up caution signs. 

Road Construction:  138this done, seeded and widened.  180thand 140thare blacktopped and finished.  170thStreet needs to have the trees cleared in the ditches.  Gullickson stated he would like to see the stumps be removed by the Town.  100this cleaned up and ready to be seeded.  Gullickson completed the TRIP grant application. 

Fee Schedule:  Nolan Wall from Stevens Engineers explained the fee schedule amendments.  Dog fees were added.  Planning Commission agreed to all the fee changes noted.  Resolution will be made at the next meeting. 

Citation Ordinance Amendments:  Planning Committee submitted amendments to the Citation Ordinance. 

Motion made by Stroebel/Mork to set a hearing date of December 13 at 7:00 pm for the Citation Ordinance Amendments.  Carried-unanimously. 

Frac Sand Mining Conference:  The Town Board will have 4 people going to conference on December 1 in Eau Claire.

Conceal and Carry Law:  Gullickson stated that most of the Towns do not post.  Lawyer stated to not do anything and to proceed as usual.

2012 Budget and Levy Approval:Motion made by Gullickson/Mork to approve the Budget/Levy amount of $406,022.  Carried-unanimously.

Equipment and Truck Storage Agreement:   Nothing to report.

Clerk’s Report:  Submitted and reviewed. 

Approval of Vouchers:  Submitted, signed and approved.  Motion made by Stroebel/ Gullickson to approve submitted vouchers.  Carried-unanimously.

Treasurer’s Report:  Submitted and reviewed.

Approval of Board/Budget Minutes:  Motion made by Mork/Gullickson to approve Board and Budget minutes as submitted.  Carried-unanimously.  

Adjourn:  Motion made by Stroebel/Mork to adjourn meeting, 8:50 pm.  Carried-unanimously.

Submitted by:  Sue Knutson, Clerk

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