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Garfield Town Board Meeting
Apr 10, 2012

Garfield Town Board Meeting                                           

April 10, 2012


Present:         Chairman:     Ed Gullickson

                        Supervisor:    George Stroebel

                        Supervisor:    Donald Mork

                        Treasurer:      Valerie Anderson

                        Clerk:              Sue Knutson


Meeting called to orderby Chairman, Ed Gullickson, at 7:00 pm.

Public Comments:  Bob Turek-Shay inquired about Prospect Road and Bob Traynor’s building permit as to the setbacks and right-of-way. Board stated that Traynor’s permit was approved.  Discussion was made on the definition of Prospect Road.

Annual Meeting Set for April 12 at 7:00 PM:  The Board was reminded of the Annual Meeting this Thursday night.

Approve Annual Statement:  Annual Statement will be approved at the Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 12, 2012, at 7:00 PM.

Discuss Animal Damage Claims and Dog License Fees – Discussion Only:  The surrounding Towns will need to get together to discuss a method that would work.  County would not be involved in the claim process or fees.  Right now the Towns only get $0.25 per tag issued.

Road Construction Equipment Financing and Bill of Sale:  The Board has a Bill of Sale.  Gullickson commented on the financing options. 

Motion made by Mork/Stroebel Resolution 2-2012 the motion will amend the payment schedule to borrow $63,000 with the first payment of $30,000 by the 15thof January 2013 and the second payment of $16,500 by the 15thof January 2014, and the balance $16,500 and interest by the 15thof January 2015.  Carried-unanimously.

Road Construction Review:  Board committed to blacktopping 65thAvenue and 170thStreet back in February 2012 with Monarch Paving.  Early commitment resulted in considerable cost saving for the Town.  Gullickson locked in a price for oil with Farhner for chip-sealing and fog-sealing.  Mark Knutson will get an estimate on chip-sealing 70thAvenue east of Highway 65.  Dave Melby has been cutting trees on 65thAvenue and 170thStreet. 

Park Project – Steps Leading to Spillway Shelter:  Scott Ward stated that the Board could look at a couple of layouts.  Scott Ward will meet with Dave Nelson on a plan for the steps.

Town Hall Open House and 125thAnniversary – Date:  Board decided on Saturday, August 18, 2012, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Motion made by Mork/Stroebel to approve the Open House/Anniversary for Saturday, August 18, 2012, from 1-5 PM.  Carried-unanimously.

Approval of Building Application Process:Clerk stated the process of obtaining a building permit.  Clerk would like to see a check off sheet.  A formal process will be submitted and approved at the next Board Meeting in May.

Planning Committee Member Approval – 2 Positions/3yr Terms Each:  Postponing until next Board meeting.

Bartender License Fee:  The current price of a bartender’s license is $10.  The cost to have background checks have gone up.  Clerk will check on the fee for doing the background checks and report at the next meeting.

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.

Approval of Board Minutes:  Motion made by Mork/Stroebel to approve the April 10, 2012, Board minutes as submitted.  Carried-unanimously.  

Adjourn:  Motion made by Mork/Stroebel to adjourn meeting, 8:25 pm.  Carried-unanimously.

Submitted by:  Sue Knutson, Clerk

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