Garfield Town Board Meeting
October 12, 2021
Present: Chairman: Ed Gullickson
Supervisor: George Stroebel
Clerk: Sue Knutson
Treasurer: JoAnn Erickson
Absent: Supervisor: Don Mork
Meeting called to orderby Chairman, Ed Gullickson, at 7:00 pm.
Public Comments: None.
Road Construction: Mark Knutson stated that they will be replacing culverts on Wanderoos Road. Spray patching will be started again to get a few more spots done. Maintenance has also done some work at the park for the new cameras.
Set Budget & Levy Hearing Date: Budget/Levy hearing date is November 9, 2021, at 6 pm with the regular Board meeting to immediately follow. Motion made by Gullickson/Stroebel to approve the Budget and Levy hearing to be set for Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at 6 pm. Carried-unanimously.
TRIP Application: Gullickson explained the TRIP application and how the Town can apply and receive some additional monies.
Assignment of Impact Fee Funds: Gullickson explained how the monies can used but would like to see the monies carried over to next year, Stroebel agreed.
Discussion of Noise Ordinance: Discussion on the draft ordinance. Gullickson stated that the Planning Commission needs to figure out the citation fees on Monday night and then take it back to the attorney. Gullickson also stated that the ordinance needs to be enforceable before it can be approved by the Town. Board discussed what decibels levels are considered harmful. Stroebel will get the draft ordinance to the attorney and then the Board can set a hearing date tentatively early 2022. Planning Commission and Board will look at Balsam Lake’s ordinance and other towns.
Other Business That May Come Before the Board: The Town received the money from the State for their portion of the Kennedy Mill culvert project. The check will be taken to the bank and put into a CD.
The Board discussed the Ward boundaries. Motion made by Stroebel/Gullickson to approve the ward boundaries to correspond with the County Supervisor boundaries. Carried-unanimously.
Clerk’s Report: Submitted and reviewed.
Approval of Vouchers: Submitted, signed and approved. Motion made by Stroebel/ Gullickson 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 October 12, 2021, Board minutes as submitted. Carried-unanimously.
Adjourn: Motion made by Stroebel/Mork to adjourn meeting, 8:15 pm. Carried-unanimously.
Submitted by: Sue Knutson, Clerk