Garfield Town Board Meeting & Budget/Levy Meeting
November 9, 2021
Present: Chairman: Ed Gullickson
Supervisor: Don Mork
Supervisor: George Stroebel
Clerk: Sue Knutson
Treasurer: JoAnn Erickson
Budget Meeting called to orderby Chairman, Ed Gullickson, at 6:00 pm.
Gullickson explained the draft budget for 2022.
Motion made by Dave Nelson/Don Mork to approve the 2022 Budget. Carried-unanimously.
Adjourn: Motion made by Dave Nelson/Don Mork to adjourn Budget meeting at 6:27 pm. Carried-unanimously.
Levy Meeting called to order by Chairman, Ed Gullickson, at 6:27 pm.
Gullickson explained and reviewed the new levy amount of $563,929 with the budget of $798,106.
Motion made by Dave Nelson/Don Mork to approve the levy amount of $563,929. Carried-unanimously.
Adjourn: Motion made by Dave Nelson/Don Mork to adjourn Levy meeting at 6:28 pm. Carried-unanimously.
Regular Board Meeting called to orderby Chairman, Ed Gullickson, at 6:30 pm.
Public Comments: None.
Board Approval of 2022 Budget/Levy: Motion made by Gullickson/Stroebel to approve the Levy at $563,929. Carried-unanimously.
Road Construction Update: Mowing operations continue. Blacktop patching continues.
Amery Ambulance Merger Information: Gullickson explained that the Ambulance Boards agreed to merge.
Review of Election Officials: Set for approval at the December meeting.
Review of Bartender/Operator Licenses: The Mix Up submitted several applications for Operator Licenses for approval. Background checks were done on the submittals. Stroebel reviewed the applications and the background checks. Desirae Slayton to present information on her application and explanation. Stroebel explained the Board’s/State’s requirements. Slayton stated that she would submit documentation that the Board is requiring and Board will review information/documentation. If documentation meets the Board’s approval then the Board will issue license. Board approved the applicants that did not have an alcohol/felony record.
Review of Noise Ordinance: Dave Nelson, Planning Committee Chair, explained the proposed Noise Ordinance to the Board. Proposed ordinance will be turned over to Town attorney for finalization for public hearing and Board approval in January and County approval in February and implementation in March of 2022.
Planning Committee Update: Dave Nelson gave an update on Goldfarb property.
Discussion of Garfield Recreation Land: Tabled to a later date.
Complaint on Dog Kennel Noise: Gullickson stated that he has received several calls on the dog noise.
Other Business That May Come Before the Board: None.
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/Gullickson to approve the November 9, 2021, Budget/Levy and Board minutes as submitted. Carried-unanimously.
Adjourn: Motion made by Mork/Stroebel to adjourn meeting, 7:50 pm. Carried-unanimously.
Submitted by: Sue Knutson, Clerk