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Oct 13, 2015

Garfield Town Board Meeting

October 13, 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.


Road Maintenance Update/Maintenance Garage Discussion:  138th Street has been reconstructed and will be black topped late this week or early next week.  Paser report is being worked on.


Gullickson is in the process of doing the Triad process for road improvements.


Maintenance Building site has been started.  Frost footings are going in and concrete will be poured this week.


Set Date for Budget and Levy Meeting:  Budget/Levy meeting to be on November 10 before the monthly Board meeting.   Motion made by Stroebel/Gullickson to set the Budget/Levy meeting for Tuesday, November 10, 2015, at 7:00 pm.  Carried-unanimously.


Approval of Construction Loan:  Construction for up to $400,000 at 4%.  Motion made by Stroebel/Mork to approve the construction loan for not more than $400,000 at 4% interest.  Carried-unanimously.


Residence Issues at 1547 85th Avenue:  Gullickson requested that Darel Hall, Town’s Animal Humane Officer, to get involved in this matter.  Hall took photos for viewing on this residence.  Board has turned this matter over to the Polk County Sheriff’s Department and Polk County Health Department.  Property has been purchased through the Polk County Sheriff’s Sale on October 7, 2015.  Polk County Health Department will oversee cleanup.


Preliminary Review of Animal Husbandry Ordinance – Discussion Only:  Gullickson stated that the Board will be turning this over to Stevens Engineering for preliminary drafts.


Clerk’s Report:  Submitted and reviewed. 


Approval of Vouchers:  Submitted, signed and approved.  Motion made by Stroebe/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 October 13, 2015, Board minutes as submitted.  Carried-unanimously.  


Adjourn:  Motion made by Mork/Stroebel to adjourn meeting, 8:33 pm.  Carried-unanimously.


Submitted by:  Sue Knutson, Clerk

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