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Sep 08, 2015

Garfield Town Board Meeting

September 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:  Nadine Dzubay was wondering if the Town changed Nokomis Drive from a dead-end to a drive through road connecting to Big Lake Drive.  The land that is between the two roads is private land.  Gullickson stated that Nokomis Drive is a dead-end road and the Town has no control over the property owners.  Gullickson stated that she needs to talk to an attorney or the property owners. 


Road Maintenance Updates:   138th Street needs to be compacted and 120th Avenue has been pulverized and needs gravel put down.  Then both roads are ready for blacktopping.  Mork stated that the stop sign on 180th and 75th needs to be replaced.


Review Plans for Maintenance Building:  Board reviewed plans.  Gullickson relayed what the architect suggested.  Discussion.


The following bids for the Maintenance Building –RB Construction for $82,500 and Western Concrete for $103,848, and Johnson Lumber for $147,629.25.  Motion made by Gullickson/Mork to approve the above three bids.  Carried-unanimously.


Approval of Construction Loan for Maintenance Building:  Tony at Bremer needs a copy of the Annual Statement, Profit and Loss, and Town Budget as soon as possible.  Clerk will take care of this matter this week.


Review of Redleg Grant Application:  Gullickson stated the process of the grant.


Preliminary Review of Animal Husbandry Ordinance – Discussion Only:  Discussion on constructing an ordinance.


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 September 8, 2015, Board minutes as submitted.  Carried-unanimously.  


Adjourn:  Motion made by mork/Stroebel to adjourn meeting, 8:06 pm.  Carried-unanimously.


Submitted by:  Sue Knutson, Clerk

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