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August 10, 2016 Regular Meeting - Town of Garfield
Town of Garfield Regular Meeting
Tuesday, August 10, 2016 – 6:30 pm
Garfield Town Hall
Chairman Dickinsen called the regular meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Garfield to order on Tuesday, August 10, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in the town hall on Hillcrest Road. Present were Chairman Steve Dickinsen, First Supervisor Lamoine Hanson, Second Supervisor Glenn Fremstad, Treasurer Clark Walker, and Clerk Ardy Robertson. Meeting notice verified. Also in attendance were road patrolman Don Brasda and Kevin Anderson.
Ardy Robertson read the minutes of the July 14, 2016 regular board meeting. Motion made by Hanson seconded by Fremstad, to approve minutes as presented. Motion carried.
Treasurer’s report of income and expenses for July 2016 was presented by Treasurer Clark Walker. Motion to approve treasurer’s report made by Fremstad, seconded by Hanson. Motion carried.
Reconciliation Report presented by Clerk and Treasurer. Motion to approve reconciliation report made by Hanson, seconded by Fremstad. Motion carried.
Motion by Dickinsen to send Clerk and Treasurer to state convention in October to find better financial software for the town to use, seconded by Hanson, and carried. Clerk will register.
Year to date financial report presented by clerk for payment. Fremstad made a motion, seconded by Hanson, to approve. Motion carried.
Clerk presented monthly bills for payment. Motion by Hanson, seconded by Fremstad and carried to pay the bills.
Roads: a town resident backed into the garage door at the recycling center. Clerk to send note with invoice for $78 damage. Motion to have Kevin Anderson install two yellow bumper posts by each door, made by Hanson, seconded by Fremstad. Motion carried.
The town received one bid for the proposed road construction on Old 27 Road, for $73,152. Steve will submit to the Ho Chunk Nation who will be funding the project. Motion by Hanson, seconded by Fremstad, to award the bid to Scott Construction as soon as we get the paperwork signed. Motion carried.
Scott Construction also was the only bidder on the other roads we had requested bids for chip sealing. Their bids, individually, were: Bluff View Road - $3,795; North Prairie Road - $2,520 for single or $300 more for double seal; Sand Lane - $4,140. There is also a 36 strip on Hillcrest Road. Hanson made a motion to go ahead with the project with Scott Construction. Motion seconded by Fremstad and carried.
Work Hours – motion by Hanson, seconded by Fremstad, to leave total work hours for the next month at 72, split between Brasda and Mulhern. Motion carried.
Building Information Application permit received from Marian Severson for building a 14x30 addition on her home. $25 fee received. Motion by Hanson, seconded by Fremstad, to approve. Motion approved.
Fire Board – The Osseo Rural Fire Dept. is anxious to get a referendum started on the new fire hall. Dickinsen will get more details on this, and if necessary we will need to get this into the November general election.
Next Meeting – will be held Tuesday, September 13, at 6:30 p.m.
Motion to adjourn made by Hanson, seconded by Fremstad, and carried. Meeting adjourned.
Ardy Robertson, Clerk
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