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Jun 13, 2023

Garfield Town Board Meeting

June 13, 2023


Present:         Chairman:     Ed Gullickson          

                        Supervisor:    Dave Nelson

                        Supervisor:    George Stroebel

                        Clerk:              Sue Knutson

                        Treasurer:      JoAnn Erickson




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


Public Comments:  None.


Road Construction Update:  Engineering plans will be done this year for the drainage on Lone Pine.  Walleye Court issues needs to involve the DNR.  Sunrise Beach Boat Landing will be started in July.  Spray patching, pothole patching, and blade patching has been started.


Liquor and Operator Licenses Renewal/Approval:  Liquor license applications and operator license have been submitted for approval.  The Mix Up’s premises description is okay except for the “all areas on parcel”, which the Board has struck for approval.  Waterside missed a section.  Liquor licenses are approved pending additional information that is needed.  Operator licenses are approved pending documentation on certain applicants.  Motion made and seconded to approve the liquor licenses and operator licenses with the correction and needed documentation.  Carried-unanimously.


Planning Committee Update:  Planning Committee is in the process of cleaning up several ordinances.  Barry Ecklund has submitted a letter of resignation.  Bill Hoffman has submitted his name for the vacant position.  Motion made and seconded to approve Bill Hoffman as a new Planning Committee member.  Patrick Forsyeth has inquired about a variance from the Board.


Mobile Home Issue on 112th Avenue:  This matter has been handed over to the Town’s attorney.


Dog Issue – Gale Osborne Residence:  Darel Hall has been at property several times.  Osborne has licensed 38 dogs through the Town.  Town has received numerous calls regarding the dogs barking.  Board stated that the numerous complaints regarding the dogs barking fall under the nuisance prohibition of the dog ordinance.  Board will send a letter to Osborne regarding issues.


Finance Approval for New Truck at MidWest One:  Tony Meyer has sent over paperwork over for the new Mack truck with a 4.8% interest rate.  Board approved the Resolution #202305-01 approving the purchase of the new truck.  Motion made and seconded to approve new loan with MidWest One.  Carried-unanimously.


Other Business That May Come Before the Board:


Clerk’s Report:  Submitted and reviewed. 


Approval of Vouchers:  Submitted, signed and approved.  Motion made and seconded to approve submitted vouchers.  Carried-unanimously.


Treasurer’s Report:  Submitted and reviewed.


Approval of Monthly Board Minutes:  Motion made and seconded to approve the June 13, 2023, Board minutes as submitted.  Carried-unanimously.  


Adjourn:  Motion made and seconded to adjourn meeting, 8:25 pm.  Carried-unanimously.


Submitted by:  Sue Knutson, Clerk

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