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Jan 10, 2017

Town of Garfield – Caucus Meeting & Board Meeting                                                

January 10, 2017

 

Present:         Chairman:     Ed Gullickson

                        Clerk:              Sue Knutson

 

Residents:     8

 

 

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

 

Meeting was turned over to Dave Nelson to proceed with the caucus.

 

Nominations are as follows:

 

Chairman:                 Ed Gullickson nominated by Don Mork/George Stroebel.

 

Motion made by Don Mork/Moe Norby to close the nominations for chairman.  Carried-unanimously.

 

Clerk:                          Sue Knutson nominated by Moe Norby/Dave Nelson.

           

Motion made by Don Mork/Moe Norby to close the nominations for clerk.  Carried-unanimously.

 

Treasurer:                  JoAnn Erickson nominated by Joyce Gullickson/Vi Nelson.

                                               

Motion made by Moe Norby/George Stroebel to close the nominations for treasurer.  Carried-unanimously.

 

Supervisors:              George Stroebel nominated by Dave Nelson/Don Mork.

                                    Donald Mork nominated by Ed Gullickson/Dave Nelson.

                                               

Motion made by Moe Norby/Dave Nelson to close the nominations for supervisors.  Carried-unanimously.

 

Motion to adjourn meeting for Caucus was made by Dave Nelson/Joyce Gullickson at 7:10 pm.

 

 

Town Board Meeting

 

Present:         Chairman:     Ed Gullickson          

                        Supervisor:    Don Mork

                        Supervisor:    George Stroebel

                        Clerk:              Sue Knutson

                        Treasurer:      JoAnn Erickson

 

 

Meeting called to orderby Chairman, Ed Gullickson, at 7:11 pm.

 

Public Comments:  None.

 

Road Maintenance/Road Rebuilding in Coming Years:  Gullickson stated that the State is increasing the transportation aid to the Towns.  Gullickson also stated he would like to redo two and half miles every other year instead of a mile every year.  Norby stated that you could bond for new construction on Number 3 roads and maintain the debt service.  Gullickson stated that the Tri Grants are going to increase.  Mark Knutson stated that the Town needs to keep up on the chip sealing and spray patching.  Gullickson stated the Board will work on a plan for fixing roads.

 

Employee Annual Review:  Board discussed the employees in a closed session.  Board came back and thanked the employees for all the work they do and explained that they decided on increasing their pay rate.  Motion made by Stroebel/Gullickson to increase Mark Knutson from $23.60 to $24.23 and Dave Campbell from $18.00 to $18.50 per hour.  Carried-unanimously.

 

Park:  The main dock needs new boards.  Dave Nelson stated that a bridge or dock needs to go across the swamp area.  Gullickson stated that Stevens Engineering will be working on plans for Sunrise Beach landing.

 

Animal Control Officer Contract:  Alden has cancelled their contract with their animal control officer.  Gullickson stated that there are a couple other towns that are not happy the current animal control officer.  The Towns Association is interested in having a county wide animal control officer.  Gullickson stated that not all the towns have ordinances to uphold the laws.

 

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 January 10, 2017, Caucus and Board minutes as submitted.  Carried-unanimously.  

 

Adjourn:  Motion made by Stroebel/Gullickson to adjourn meeting, 8:02 pm.  Carried-unanimously.

 

Submitted by:  Sue Knutson, Clerk



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