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Dec 09, 2015

Garfield Town Board Meeting

December 8, 2015


Present:         Chairman:     Ed Gullickson          

                        Supervisor:    Don Mork

                        Supervisor:    George Stroebel

                        Clerk:              Sue Knutson

                        Treasurer:      JoAnn Erickson



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


Public Comments:  None.


Approval of Election Officers:  Shirley Ganter, Joyce Gullickson, JoAnn Erickson, Viola Nelson, Marilyn Linn, Edna Johnson, Evelyn Christenson, Shelley Budke, and Norma Ginter.


Motion made by Stroebel/Mork to approve the above election workers.  Carried-unanimously.


Road Maintenance/Maintenance Garage:  Roads have been shouldered.  Mowing is completed. 


Gullickson stated that the Board needs to start looking at a new plow truck and sell the old one.


Mark Knutson has been working weekends to get the ground work prepped for the new building.  Trusses are being built and will be here by the 15th.  RB Construction stated weather is an issue when it comes to putting the steel on.  Architect has had issues that delayed the construction of the new maintenance building. 


Motion made by Gullickson/Stroebel to approve a bonus of $100 for maintenance worker Mark Knutson.  Carried-unanimously.


Construction Bills to Pay:  Invoices were submitted from Western Concrete, Johnson Lumber, Royal Flush Plumbing, and the Town’s expenses so far to be submitted to the Bank for payment.


Interview Randy Prochnow for Town Assessor:  Randy has been an assessor for approximately 15 years and does the assessing for several other Towns in Polk County.  Randy has one employee who helps him out.  The Board has read the proposed contract.


Motion made by Stroebel/Mork to approve the contract for Randy Prochnow.  Carried-unanimously.


1827 93rd Avenue Residence Issues – Discussion/Action:Gullickson stated he has talked to the owners about ordinance violations.  Stroebel will communicate with Bakke Norman.


Tim Anderson Update on Polk County Zoning Ordinance – Discussion Only:   Tim discussed the updates on the Polk County Zoning Ordinance.  Tim also presented a map on the 1000’ from any wetland/shoreland that needs to have County approval and a couple other maps along with a copy the new ordinance.  Gullickson stated that the Board will discuss this matter with the Planning Committee.


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 Monthly Board Minutes:  Motion made by Stroebel/Mork to approve the December 8, 2015, Board minutes as submitted.  Carried-unanimously.  


Adjourn:  Motion made by Mork/Stroebel to adjourn meeting, 8:47 pm.  Carried-unanimously.


Submitted by:  Sue Knutson, Clerk

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