City of Garfield Website is Launched

This new website will showcase all that our wonderful community has to offer!

Find news on events, businesses, ordinances, or take your time and peruse historical information that we can’t wait to add. We hope that you will share this resource with your family and friends. And if you have some interesting stories or photos that will help tell the story of this great, small town, please contact City Hall with them so we can consider adding it to the site.

Enjoy!

Lawn Clippings

Just a friendly reminder to all Garfield residents that NO grass clippings/leaves are to be blown onto the streets when mowing lawn. This causes blockage to the drainage of storm water. Thank you!

Garfield Centennial Celebration a Huge Success!

Thanks to the hard work of many volunteers, the celebration of Garfield’s history and vision of the city’s future on August 13th and 14th was a great success!  The Community Club members, History Book Committee, Entertainment Committee, Vendor Committee, Beautification Committee, Sales and Marketing and Finance Committees all deserve a huge pat on the back.  In addition, there were many other groups and individuals that donated their time and energy (and not to mention money!) to ensure that this would be a celebration to remember for a long time.  A special thank you to the Garfield Fire Department for all of the donations for various events, including a tremendous fireworks display and the kids games.

The city hopes that if you were able to attend part or all of the celebration, that you enjoyed it.

 

Planning for Garfield’s 100th Centennial Celebration in 2005

The Garfield Community Club, along with various community members, continue planning for the city’s biggest celebration, it’s 100th year Centennial Celebration, which will take place on Saturday and Sunday, August 13 and 14, 2005.  There are many events being planned and they can’t all be packed into a single day, hence the addition of Sunday.  This year’s celebration is sure to eclipse all others in attendance and quality and quantify of events!

For a list of activities and events the whole family can enjoy, click here Garfield Community Events Times of the events should be posted soon.

The Centennial Committee (made up of the Community Club and others participating) formalized its structure at the November 18, 2004 meeting.  Gaye Mounsdon is President and Treasurer.  Mike Schreiner is Vice Chairperson and Carla Nienaber is Secretary.  There were several committees formed to do much of the event planning, including history, sales/advertising, entertainment, etc. so the entire committee does not get bogged down trying to plan the event.  The committees have authority to make decisions and bring recommendations to the full committee for a final vote.

 

Beautification of Garfield

The City of Garfield purchased six decorative banners that have been hung on light poles throughout the city.  The banners have the American flag on them and say “Garfield est. 1905.”  They will be permanent and are a great addition to the city.

The Garfield Centennial Beautification Committee is planning to install three permanent flower beds in the city this spring.  As part of the design, the city plans to use flowering trees and evergreen trees along with smaller shrubs, perennials and annual flowers.  These beds will be maintained each year by the local 4H clubs.

In addition, the City purchased one large 6′ by 8′ sign that will say “Garfield Welcomes You” and be placed near the intersection of County Road 82 and 40.  The Garfield Community Club will also purchase two smaller 4′ by 6′ signs with the same design and plans are to install them at each end of town along County Road 82.