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Sep 11, 2018


Garfield Town Board Meeting

September 11, 2018


Present:         Chairman:     Ed Gullickson          

                        Supervisor:    Don Mork

                        Supervisor:    George Stroebel

                        Clerk:              Sue Knutson

                        Treasurer:      JoAnn Erickson


Attendees:  Josh Roos, Jason Kjeseth, Sarah Palmer, Steve Palmer, Geri Palmer, and Kim Butler.


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


Public Comments:  Board stated that the attendees have a time limit of three minutes to state their matter.  Jason Kjeseth stated for the record that there is no time limit for public comments.  Kjeseth stated he and Sarah Palmer are building a home on the Sather farm they acquired in November 1, 2011, and that there was an existing building on the property. Kjeseth submitted a copy of an invoice for rental equipment to tear down an old existing building.  Kjeseth stated/reiterated statements that were in his letter that was submitted to the Board previously.  Josh Roos commented on the amount of fees applied to the park from the impact fees.  Roos is asking for his impact fee back and stated why he believes this.  Kjeseth wanted the minutes to reflect the three minute time frame.  Chairman Gullickson stated that Steve Palmer could comment but would not allow him to allocate his time to Jason Kjeseth.


Kim Butler is running for State Assembly District 28, Democratic Party, and introduced herself and why she is running for the candidacy.


Road Maintenance:  Kennedy Mill Road right of way tree clearing is just about done.  Excavation work is being done in Alden for the Station 3 fire station and will be done next week (this is shared work between the Towns).  Ditch mowing will be started soon.  Culverts will be done this year on 143rd, Kennedy Mill, and 120thAvenue.


Impact Fee:  Gullickson stated that the Impact Fee Ordinance was prepared by an attorney.  Letters from Kjeseth and Roos were turned over to the Town attorney for review and instructions.  The Board will await guidance from the Town attorney before further consider-ation of the matter, hopefully in time for the October meeting.  Kjeseth asked about his impact fee time frame.  Gullickson stated that it is on hold until the Board hears back from the attorney.  All matters regarding the Kjeseth and Roos’ letters and the impact fees are turned over to the Town’s attorney for reply and action.


Renewal of Park Loan:  Gullickson talk to Bremer on the loan for the park.  Loan payments were changed to monthly from yearly and that has reduced the payoff


Gayle Zahnow Animal Damage:  Zahnow has to submit a bill to the dog owner.  If dog owner refuses or can’t pay then Zahnow needs to bring that information to the Board.  Clerk to notify Zahnow.


Review of Planning Committee:  Board has not heard back from everybody on the Planning Committee.  Matter postponed till next meeting.


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 11, 2018, Board minutes as submitted.  Carried-unanimously.  


Adjourn:  Motion made by Mork/Stroebel to adjourn meeting, 7:40 pm.  Carried-unanimously.


Submitted by:  Sue Knutson, Clerk


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