Garfield Town Board Meeting
September 13, 2011
Present: Chairman: Ed Gullickson
Supervisor: George Stroebel
Supervisor: Donald Mork
Treasurer: Valerie Anderson
Absent: Clerk: Sue Knutson
Meeting called to order by Chairman, Ed Gullickson, at 7:05 pm.
Public Comments: Dave Nelson thanks the town and George for the 100th anniversary party
of the park. Ed G thanks the Lake Association for the care of the lake. 100th Anniversary of
park was a success.
State Mandated Grievance Procedure: Grievance procedure was reviewed, motion was
made to approve the discipline and grievance procedure made by George and seconded by
St. Croix Valley EMS Service Agreement: Agreement was reviewed; some revised wording
was suggested and will be sent back to St Croix Valley EMS for final agreement. Motion made
by George seconded by Ed. Motion carried
Discussion of Municipal Wards: Town has been divided into two wards, the dividing line is
Hwy 65; with Ward 1 east of Hwy 65 and Ward 2 west of Hwy 65. Ed made a motion to accept
these wards, motion was seconded by Don. Carried-unanimously.
Road Construction: Update on roads. 180th St and 140th St will be black-topped the week of
Oct 17. And we will be starting ditch work on 138th this fall and will we repairing the road
shoulder on 143trd St.
Zoning Appeals Board—Approval of Members: Ed made a motion to appoint Dave
Nelson, Renee Pelletier, Ron Fishbach to the Zoning Appeals Board, George seconded,
Animal Control Officer Contract: Dan Hooverman is present; Ed introduced Dan to the
board. The board went over the agreement with Dan. Contract had been previously
Approval of Wind Licensing Ordinance and Set Public Hearing Date: The planning
commission has approved the Wind Energy Systems Licensing Ordinance. Ed made a
motion to have a public hearing on this ordinance on October 11, 2011 at 7:00 pm with regular
town meeting following, seconded by Don. Carried-unanimously.
Minor Subdivision of Brandon Olson: Motion was made to approve the minor subdivision
for Brandon Olson by George seconded by Don. Carried-unanimously.
Amery Economic Development Corp Request to Join: Discussion on cost, our benefits, we
want to support our community. George made a motion to join the Amery Economic
Development Corporation with a membership fee of $250.00, seconded by Ed. Motion passed
Dog Problems on Nokomis Road: Three dogs were out on the 24th of April one of them bit a
young lady while she was walking –she required 29 stitches. The resident who owns the dog
is concerned. Problems continue. Discussion. Dog problem will be monitored on a weekly
Clerk’s Report: Submitted and reviewed.
Approval of Vouchers: Submitted, signed and approved. Motion made by Don seconded by
George to approve submitted vouchers. Carried-unanimously.
Treasurer’s Report: Submitted and reviewed.
Approval of Board Minutes: Motion made by George seconded by Don to approve Board
minutes as submitted. Carried-unanimously.
Adjourn: Motion made by Ed and seconded by George to adjourn meeting, 8:40 pm.
Submitted by: Valerie Anderson, Treasurer