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Sep 10, 2019

Garfield Town Board Meeting

September 10, 2019


Present:         Chairman:     Ed Gullickson          

                        Supervisor:    Don Mork

                        Supervisor:    George Stroebel

                        Clerk:              Sue Knutson

                        Treasurer:      JoAnn Erickson


Residents/Citizens: 2


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


Public Comments:  None.


Road Maintenance:  Discussion on blacktopping 143rd Street and Kennedy Mill Road.  Bids were received from Monarch only.  Bid was for approximately 2.25 miles for $260,409.51.  Board agreed to go ahead with the blacktopping as part of the two year blacktopping plan.  Motion made by Gullickson/Stroebel to accept the bid from Monarch and to acquire a loan for remaining balance at the end of the year.  Carried-unanimously.


Open House Scheduled for New Station #3 Fire Hall in Alden on September 21:  Open House is scheduled for Saturday, September 21from 1-4.  There will be brats and hotdogs served.  Dedication is scheduled for 2 pm by Gullickson to recognize everybody that was involved in the process of the station.  A water softener needs to be installed.


Reorganize Planning Committee:  The seven board members are:  Darrel Emerson, Mark Kopp, George Stroebel, Keith Sather, Cory Ulrich, Dave Nelson and Barry Ecklund.  Town Board has made Dave Nelson as chairman of the Planning Committee.  Stroebel will send email to parties to schedule a meeting date.  Several ordinances need to be looked at.


Other Business That May come Before the Board:Mark Knutson informed the board about a driveway on Nokomis.  Two property owners have shared a driveway and now wants individual driveways.  Knutson will work with the owners to plan for an additional driveway.


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 10, 2019, Board minutes as submitted.  Carried-unanimously.  


Adjourn:  Motion made by Mork/Stroebel to adjourn meeting, 7:57 pm.  Carried-unanimously.


Submitted by:  Sue Knutson, Clerk

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