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January 12, 2016 Regular Meeting - Town of Garfield
Town of Garfield Regular Meeting
Tuesday, January 12, 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, January 12, 2016 at 6:35 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, Alice Glavin, Dianne Richardson, Jackie Rindahl, Pat Mulhern, Joe Risler, Tim Abley and several other town residents.
Ardy Robertson read the minutes of the December 8, 2015 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 December 2015 was presented by Treasurer Clark Walker. Motion to approve treasurer’s report made by Hanson, seconded by Fremstad. Motion carried.
Reconciliation Report presented by Clerk and Treasurer. Motion to approve reconciliation report made by Hanson, seconded by Fremstad. Motion carried.
Year to date financial report, along with monthly bills were presented by clerk for payment. Hanson made a motion, seconded by Fremstad, to approve payment of bills. Motion carried.
Sale of old town hall: Pat Mulhern and Joe/Jeanne Risler explained their proposed plans for the old town hall, Carl Peterson supported the Mulhern/Risler plan so he withdrew his offer, and Tim/Emily Abley explained their improvement plans for the old hall. Motion by Hanson, seconded by Fremstad, to table the decision on which party they will accept the offer of, and they will make their decision at the February meeting. Motion carried.
Roads: During snow plow season, we need additional help to be sure to have people ready when it snows. Motion by Fremstad and seconded by Hanson, to hire Jim McBride to be the third snow plow driver behind Don Brasda and Pat Mulhern. McBride will also take on some of the mechanical duties. Motion carried.
We were notified that a road in our township which has always been called Ridge Road is actually supposed to be called B-Ridge Road. A new sign has been ordered.
Road work hours will be as needed again this month.
Building Permit: Kevin Steinke applied for a building permit application to construct a detached garage on his property on Requa Road. Fee of $25 has been paid. Motion by Hanson, seconded by Fremstad, to approve. Motion carried.
Application for Operator’s License was received by Trails’ End for Natalie Wood. Motion to approve made by Fremstad, seconded by Hanson, contingent on payment of the $10 fee. Motion carried.
Next Meeting – will be held on Tuesday, February 9, 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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