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Sep 12, 2023

Garfield Town Board Meeting

September 12, 2023


Present:  Supervisor:  Dave Nelson

                 Supervisor:  George Stroebel

           Clerk:  Sue Knutson

           Treasurer:  JoAnn Erickson

Absent:   Chairman:  Ed Gullickson




Meeting called to order bSupervisorGeorge Stroebel, at 7:00 pm.


Public Comments:  Doug Drake, Wapogasset/Bear Trap Lake Improvement Association, discussed information regarding the wash stations to remove zebra mussels for the boat launches.  Drake would like this item put on the agenda for next month.


Road Construction Projects – Sunrise Beach:  Mark Knutson gave the Board an update on the Sunrise Beach ramp project.  Question was brought up about installing a pit toilet instead of a port-a-potty at Sunrise Beach landing.  112th Avenue needs to be looked into and Sunrise Beach Drive needs some attention.  The new dump truck is in the process of getting the box and snowplows on.


Planning Committee Update:  Dave Nelson gave the Board an update on rooming houses in the Town and other issues on a couple of properties that will be brought up to the Planning Committee at their next meeting.


Automated Payment System for Boat Launch at Park & Sunrise Beach Ramp: Information was presented to the Board about automated payment system for the boat ramps.  Motion made and seconded to approve the purchase of the automated payment systems for the boat ramps.  Carried-unanimously.


Dog Ordinance Issues at Osborne’s - Discussion:  Continuing complaints.  Ordinance discussed.  Planning Committee will discuss at next meeting.


Update on Citation Ordinance to Include Citation Amount for Disturbing Dog Issues - Action:   Board discussed the citation cost of disturbing dog issues.  Darel Hall, Animal Humane Officer, has submitted invoices for dog calls.  One invoice stated that a resident did not license their dog(s).  Board questioned about a fine for non-licensed dog(s).  Planning Committee will discuss this matter.


Other Business That May Come Before the Board:  None.


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 September 12, 2023, Board minutes as submitted.  Carried-unanimously.   


Adjourn:  Motion made and seconded to adjourn meeting, 8:14 pm. Carried-unanimously.


Submitted by:  Sue Knutson, Clerk

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