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March 8, 2016 Regular Meeting - Town of Garfield

Town of Garfield Regular Meeting
Tuesday, March 8, 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, March 8, 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, Alice Glavin, Dave Call, and Dianne Richardson.

Ardy Robertson read the minutes of the February 9, 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 February 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 Fremstad, seconded by Hanson. 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.

Correspondence: Received request for the town to become a member of the Urban Towns Committee of the Wisconsin Towns Association. Membership fee annually is $167.50, based on our population of 670 people times .25 per capita. Motion by Fremstad to become a member and pay the fee. Hanson seconded and the motion carried.

Dickinsen reported that he contacted Tim and Emily Abley regarding their purchase of the old town hall.

Building information application, along with payment of $25.00, received from Jason Fremstad for a pole shed to be constructed at W14621 Old Highway 10, Fairchild. Motion by Fremstad, seconded by Hanson to approve. Motion carried.

Roads: Agreement received from the Ho Chunk Nation regarding Old 27 Road. They have agreed to pay up to $80,000 for rebuilding and chip-sealing the road. Motion to approve agreement made by Fremstad, seconded by Hanson, and carried. Clerk to return Agreement to Ho Chunk Nation.

Discussion of purchasing a packer from Town of Albion for $700. Dickinsen will contact Leonard Olson in regard to the packer.

Don Brasda put the road ban signs up, and they will be on for approximately 6 weeks.

Employee hours – board went over hours during February, so work will be limited to minimum during the coming months.

Hanson suggested filling fuel tanks prior to the price going up.

Fire Board meeting will be held Wednesday, March 9th, at 7 p.m. and the Garfield board will attend. The agenda is to discuss financing the proposed new fire hall for the Osseo Rural Fire Department.

Recycling Center – Don Brasda reported the center is still very busy.

Board of Review training will be Saturday, March 19, in Eau Claire at the Florian Gardens. Clerk to send in registrations for those board members attending.

Next Meeting – will be held on Tuesday, April 12, 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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Town of Garfield, Jackson County, Wisconsin
County Road B & Hillcrest Road, Osseo, WI 54758
Phone 715-533-0661
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