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Garfield Town Board Meeting
Jun 12, 2012

Garfield Town Board Meeting                                           

June 12, 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 7:03 pm.

Public Comments:  None.

Road Construction:  65thAvenue and 170thStreet, waiting for TRIP grant to proceed.  Rough construction is complete, waiting for notification on TRIP Grant, $16,800.  138thStreet north of County Road F is waiting for the blacktop grinder and following that it will be graveled and blacktopped.

Our machinery and its operator has been working in the Town of Alden on a per hour charge basis.

Park Project:  Steps leading to spillway shelter will be postponed till fall.

Town Hall Open House and 125thAnniversary:   Open House set for August 18from1-5pm.  Sign for Town Hall discussed.

Liquor Licenses approval:  Motion made by Stroebel/Mork to approve the liquor licenses for Home Base Bar, Waterside Bar & Grill, UW Wanderoos, and Wanderoos Lions Club.  Carried-unanimously.

Planning Committee Member Approval for 2 Positions/3 yrs each:  Waiting to hear back from Corey Ulrich with a decision.

Bar Tender License Approval:  Stroebel reviewed criminal history/background check on several requests.

Motion made by Stroebel/Mork to approve all operator licenses that were submitted except the one for Jennifer Jones due to the background check.  Carried-unanimously.

Stop Sign Request – Lone Pine Lane:  A request has been made to have a stop sign installed at the “Y” on Lone Pine Lane and Lone Pine Court.  Scott Ward from Stevens Engineers will go to the site and write a report on his findings.  Gullickson will write a letter in July informing land owners on Lone Pine Lane/Court and 130thStreet regarding a public meeting regarding the reconstruction of said roads.  Meeting will be posted.

Website - Update:  Val Anderson was contacted by the website company and did an over the phone tutorial with them.  It will be updated soon.

Review of Big Lake Property Assessments: Two residents from Big Lake came to the Open Book and Board of Review.  Mary Hazzard requested a reduction in her assessment on her home and her back lot, at the Board of Review her request was denied for a reduction. 

Motion made by Gullickson/Mork to send a letter to Bowmar Assessors to have the homes on Big Lake reassessed in comparison to other homes on lakes of equal size and rating, for the year 2013.  Carried-unanimously.

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 Minutes:  Motion made by Stroebel/Mork to approve the June Board minutes as submitted.  Carried-unanimously.  

Adjourn:  Motion made by Mork/Stroebel to adjourn meeting, 8:26 pm.  Carried-unanimously.

Submitted by:  Sue Knutson, Clerk

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