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Apr 17, 2018

   Garfield Town Board Meeting

April 17, 2018


Present:         Chairman:     Ed Gullickson          

                        Supervisor:    Don Mork

                        Supervisor:    George Stroebel

                        Clerk:              Sue Knutson

                        Treasurer:      JoAnn Erickson


Meeting called to orderby Chairman, Ed Gullickson, at 7:42 pm.


Public Comments/New Business:  Crea/Swede minor subdivision was discussed.


The Parks, Forestry, Buildings & Solid Waste Department sent a letter stating that they are looking for applicants to be a part of the Trail Planning Subcommittee for the Stower Seven Lakes State Trail and Cattail Trail (Polk County Segment) Plan.  Interested parties can find the application for the Trail Planning Subcommittee and directions for submitting the application at: www.co.polk.wi.us/parks.  Applications are open now through Friday, May 11, 2018. 


Road Maintenance, Future Maintenance Equipment:  Board and Mark Knutson suggested the consideration of purchasing a loader.  The Town has a loan maturing this year and a loan for the loader would replace that loan so the levy does not go up.  Gullickson stated to Knutson to obtain information on loaders.  Stroebel inquired about the condition and age of current equipment.


New By-Laws for Fire Association:  The Dresser Osceola Garfield Fire Association’s name will be changed to Allied Emergency Services District.  The by-laws will be discussed at the Fire Board meeting on Thursday, April 19, at 7:00 pm.  Plans for the new station in Alden is just about complete.


Turek-Shay Building Permit:  Turek-Shay’s attorney requested a copy of their 2014 building permit for a shed.  Board stated to provide that copy to their attorney.  Board mentioned that even though the Board gave Turek-Shay’s a building permit that it did not exempt them from obtaining the proper permits and approval from the County for the same shed.


Park Work to be Completed—Discussion:  Dave Nelson stated the Park needs a sign coming into the Park.  Restrooms need to be repainted.  Mark Knutson suggested replacing the lights to LED lights.  Gullickson stated he would check into getting LED lights through Operation Roundup.  Concrete needs to be poured around the flag poles.


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 April 17, 2018, Board minutes as submitted.  Carried-unanimously.  


Adjourn:  Motion made by Mork/Stroebel to adjourn meeting, 8:25 pm.  Carried-unanimously.


Submitted by:  Sue Knutson, Clerk

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