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May 9, 2017 Regular Meeting - Town of Garfield
Town of Garfield Regular Meeting
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.
Garfield Town Hall
Chairman Dickinsen called the regular meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Garfield to order on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 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, and Dianne Richardson.
Robertson read the minutes of the April 18, 2017 regular board meeting. Motion made by Fremstad seconded by Hanson, to approve minutes as presented. Motion carried.
Treasurer’s report of income and expenses for April 2017 was presented by Treasurer 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.
Clerk presented monthly bills for payment. Motion by Hanson, seconded by Fremstad and carried to pay the bills. Motion carried.
Town officials’ workshops coming up in May, Eau Claire has one on Thursday, May 18. Open Book and Board of Review will be held June 21, from 4 to 6 p.m., 6 to 8 p.m. respectively.
Road Bids – Dickinsen opened bids on the road work requested last month. Struck and Irwin Paving bid $24,000 per mile for slurry seal of roads. Scott Construction bid $44,848 for single seal and double seal gravel lift for Bluff View; Kay Road approaches – single seal - $1,500 or double seal $2,600; Little Sweden Road approaches – single seal $2,850 or double seal $5,200. Price is based on doing same time as Cleveland is doing a project. Scott is also willing to let us pay half in 2017 and the other half in early 2018.
Bids for redoing the roof on the grader shed is $6,125 done by Kevin Anderson. Clerk to have Anderson send photos of roof and check with insurance. Fremstad to check on getting a new shed built by the Amish.
Scott Construction bid $1,500 for single seal and $2,600 for double chip seal. Motion by Hanson to go with Scott Construction doing a double seal on Kay Road, seconded by Fremstad, and carried.
Discussion on running the packer behind the groomer. We have a gentleman brushing the road ditches. We may have this gentleman do the first mowing.
Delmore Consulting rep – Mike – was present to give a report on his road and culvert inventory. He gave recommendations for which culverts need replacing.
Work Hours: Motion by Hanson, seconded by Fremstad, to leave total work hours for the next month at 72, split between Brasda, Mulhern, and Anderson. Motion carried.
Dickinsen reported that the fire board will sign off on paperwork for construction to begin on the new fire station.
Building permit application received from Ben Schwenneker for building a shed. $25 fee received. Motion by Fremstad, seconded by Dickinsen, to approve. Motion carried.
Motion to adjourn made by Fremstad, seconded by Hanson, and carried. Meeting adjourned. Next meeting will be held Tuesday, June 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the hall.
Ardy Robertson, Clerk
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