August 8, 2022 Agenda

Board Meeting            August 8, 2022            7pm     Emmet Town Hall

Posted:   August 3, 2022           

Agenda

  1. Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Minutes
  3. Treasurers Report
  4. Pay Monthly Bills
  5. Correspondence.
    1. DCLR & PD Chris Coughlin-Minor Land Division Letter of Intent Form for a new residence.
    1.  
  6. Reports
    1. Watertown & Waterloo Fire Dept. monthly reports.
    1. WRFD Update on Tanker Purchase
    1.  
  7. Old Business
    1.  
  8. New Business
    1.  
    1.  
  9. Miscellaneous
    1. WTA October Convention
    1.  
  10. Public Comment

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  1. Next month’s meeting date September 12, 2022, 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

July 11, 2022 Minutes

Board Meeting                                   July 11, 2022                           7pm

Minutes

Attendance: Chairman Neale Jones, Supervisor Peter McFarland, Supervisor Ron Johnson, Clerk-Treasurer Susan Johnson, Assessor P. Joseph Plasil.

 1. The Board meeting was called to order at 7:00pm by Chairman Neale Jones, the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

2. The Minutes were reviewed by the Town Board, on a motion by Supervisor McFarland to accept the minutes as read, seconded by Supervisor Johnson. Motion Carried.

3. The Treasurers Report was read by the Clerk-Treasurer Johnson, on a motion by Supervisor McFarland to accept the report as read and seconded by Supervisor Johnson. Motion Carried.

4. The monthly bills were read by Clerk-Treasurer Johnson; Supervisor Johnson made a motion to pay monthly bills and Supervisor McFarland seconded. Motion Carried.

5. Correspondence.

a. DCLR & PD sent notice of an approved shed for Howard Rennack Jr. Noted by the board.

b. DCLR & PD sent notice of an approved detached garage for Holly Smith. Noted by the board.

c. The Dodge County Board of Supervisors will hold an informal discussion of what FIRE and EMS Service may look like in Dodge County and the surrounding area in the future. Discussion includes gathering input from a diverse group including current providers, local elected officials (County, Town, Village, City) hospitals, law enforcement, and interested citizens. To be held on August 10, 2022 at 6pm, DC Administration Building Auditorium, 127 E. Oak Street, Juneau.

6. Reports.

a. Watertown Rural Fire Reports, The Watertown Rural Fire Department for May 2022 was 1-Fire call, 1-EMS calls, no MVA & no HAZCON and for June 0-Fire calls, 4-EMS calls, no MVA & no HAZCON. The Waterloo Fire Department report was not available at meeting time.

b. TAC (Town Advocacy Council) will host a Listening Session Hosted by the Dodge County Unit. The meeting will be held on July 20, 2022 @ 7pm DC Administration Building, 127 E. Oak St. Juneau. Topics include Transportation, Land Use, PILT, Volunteer Fire/EMS, Broadband.

7. Old Business-None to report.

8. New Business-None to report.

9. Miscellaneous-None to report.

10. Public Comment-None to report.

11. Next month’s meeting date; August 8, 2022 at 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

Supervisor Johnson called for the meeting to be adjourned at 7:46pm and seconded by Chairman Jones. Motion Carried Meeting Adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted by Clerk-Treasurer Susan Johnson

June 13, 2022 Minutes

Board Meeting                                   June 13, 2022                          7pm

Minutes

Attendance: Chairman Neale Jones, Supervisor Peter McFarland, Supervisor Ron Johnson, Clerk-Treasurer Susan Johnson, DC Supervisor Steve Kauffeld.

2. The Minutes were reviewed by the Town Board, on a motion by Supervisor Johnson to accept the minutes as read, seconded by Supervisor McFarland. Motion Carried.

4. The monthly bills were read by Clerk-Treasurer Johnson; Supervisor Johnson made a motion to pay monthly bills and Supervisor McFarland seconded. Motion Carried.

a. DCLR & PD sent an approved Land Use Permit for Westly White for a 30’ by 40’ detached garage located at N358 Barry Rd. Noted by the board.

6. Reports.

a. Watertown Rural Fire Reports: The Watertown Rural Fire Department for April 2022 was 0-Fire call, 1-EMS calls, 0-MVA & 0-HAZCON. The Waterloo Fire Department report was not available at meeting time.

b. Open Book was held on May 9, 2022 and Board of Review was held on May 23, 2022 both were held from 5-7pm at the Emmet Town Hall. Both meetings stayed in session as required, no residents from the township came forward for discussion.

c. The Road work for 2022 is completed. Roads that were completed were Provimi Road (CTH K to Walton Rd), Middle Road (CTH Q to Barry Road) and Barry Road (Middle Road to Long Road). Dodge County continues to work on CTH Q.

d. Clerk Johnson took and online Alcohol Beverage Regulation and Licensing class thru the UW-Extension. Noted by the board.

7. Old Business-none to report.

8. New Business.

a.  The 2022 Liquor Licenses renewals are Casey’s Saloon and Watertown Chapter Izaak Walton League have been published in the newspaper and paid for.  Supervisor Johnson made a motion to accept the applications for Casey’s Saloon and Watertown Chapter Izaak Walton League Liquor Licenses for July 1, 2022 thru June 30, 2023 and Supervisor McFarland seconded. Motion Carried all were in favor.

9. Miscellaneous.

a. Dodge County Supervisor Steve Kauffeld attended the monthly board meeting. He discussed his roll as Supervisor and how Jeff Berres has been guiding him along in his first two meetings. Since redistricting has happened, he now covers the Townships of Shields, Portland, South Lowell and Elba.

10. Public Comment-none to report.

11. Next month’s meeting date; July 11, 2022 at 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

Chairman Jones called for the meeting to be adjourned at 8:03pm and Supervisor Johnson seconded. Motion Carried Meeting Adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted by Clerk-Treasurer Susan Johnson

Agenda July 11, 2022

Board Meeting            July 11, 2022   7pm     Emmet Town Hall

Posted:   July 6, 2022    

Agenda

  1. Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Minutes
  3. Treasurers Report
  4. Pay Monthly Bills
  5. Correspondence.
    1. DCLR &PD sent notice of an Approved Shed, Howard Rennack Jr.
    1. DCLR & PD sent notice of an Approved Detached Garage, Holly Smith
  6. Reports
    1. Watertown & Waterloo Fire Dept. monthly reports.
    1.  
  7. Old Business
    1.  
  8. New Business
    1.  
    1.  
  9. Miscellaneous
    1.  
  10. Public Comment

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  1. Next month’s meeting date August 8, 2022, 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

Voting Absentee August 9, 2022 Partisan Primary

Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may submit a request to vote an absentee ballot to their municipal clerk. A qualified elector is any U.S. citizen, who will be 18 years of age or older on Election Day, who has resided in the ward or municipality where he or she wishes to vote for at least 28 consecutive days before the election. The elector must also be registered in order to receive an absentee ballot. Proof of identification must be provided before an absentee ballot may be issued. Contact your municipal clerk and request that an application for an absentee ballot be sent to you for the election. You may also submit a written request in the form of a letter or you may apply for an absentee ballot online at MyVote.wi.gov. Your written request must list your voting address within the municipality where you wish to vote, the address where the absentee ballot should be sent, if different, and your signature. PROOF OF IDENTIFICATION MUST ALSO BE PROVIDED. You may make written application to your municipal clerk for an absentee ballot in person, by mail, by fax, by email or at MyVote.wi.gov. Making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail: The deadline for making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail is: 5 pm on the fifth day before the election, August 4, 2022. Note: Special absentee voting application provisions apply to electors who are indefinitely confined to home or a care facility, in the military, hospitalized, or serving as a sequestered juror. If this applies to you, contact the municipal clerk regarding deadlines for requesting and submitting an absentee ballot. Voting an absentee ballot in person: You may also request a ballot from your town clerk. Town of Shields Clerk Susan Johnson N1662 Wood Rd. (mailing address) Watertown, WI 53098, 920-261-7154 By appt only (M-F). The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is: July 26, 2022 **The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is Friday, August 5, 2022, at 5pm, unless otherwise indicated. No in-person absentee voting may occur on the day before the election. The Municipal Clerk will deliver voted ballots returned on or before Election Day to the proper polling place or counting location before the polls close on Tuesday, August 9, 2022. Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted. Dated at Watertown, Wisconsin, this 6 th day of July 2022

June 13, 2022 Agenda

Board Meeting            June 13, 2022  7pm     Emmet Town Hall

Posted:   June 8, 2022   

Agenda

  1. Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Minutes
  3. Treasurers Report
  4. Pay Monthly Bills
  5. Correspondence.
    1. DCLR & PD Land Use Permit, Westley White Detached Garage
    1.  
  6. Reports
    1. Watertown & Waterloo Fire Dept. monthly reports
    1. Board of Review report
    1. Road Work Update
    1. Alcohol Beverage Regulation and Licensing Class
    1.  
  7. Old Business
    1.  
  8. New Business
    1. Liquor Licenses Renewal
    1.  
  9. Miscellaneous
    1.  
  10. Public Comment

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  1. Next month’s meeting date July 11, 2022, 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

May 9, 2022 Minutes

Board Meeting                                   May 9, 2022                            7pm

Minutes

Attendance: Chairman Neale Jones, Supervisor Peter McFarland, Supervisor Ron Johnson, Clerk-Treasurer Susan Johnson, Assessor P. Joseph Plasil.

 1. The Board meeting was called to order at 7:03pm by Chairman Neale Jones, the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

2. The Minutes were reviewed by the Town Board, on a motion by Supervisor Johnson to accept the minutes as read, seconded by Supervisor McFarland. Motion Carried.

3. The Treasurers Report was read by the Clerk-Treasurer Johnson, on a motion by Supervisor McFarland to accept the report as read and seconded by Supervisor Johnson. Motion Carried.

4. The monthly bills were read by Clerk-Treasurer Johnson; Supervisor Johnson made a motion to pay monthly bills and Supervisor McFarland seconded. Motion Carried.

5. Correspondence-none to report.

6. Reports.

a. Fire Reports-The Watertown Rural Fire Department for March 2022 was 1-Fire call, 1-EMS call, no MVA & no HAZCON. The Waterloo Fire Department report was not available at meeting time.

b. The WTA Dodge County Unit Meeting was held on April 20, 2022 at the Dodge County Administration Building in Juneau. Chairman Jones and Supervisor McFarland attend. The meeting was well attended Attorney Joe Ruth the WTA Legal Counsel spoke on Solar Farms and how towns have no control when it comes to the county if the solar farms are over 200KW or more. More to come. ARPA discussion took place and filing deadlines are April 30, 2022.

7. Old Business-none to report.

8. New Business.

a.  Tabled from last month for more review “Resolution 2021-63”, a request from Vilas County to read over and put the resolution in place in your area, which was sent to all elected officials and the Governor. The resolution request that with rising inflation, the rising cost of energy, and the competition for labor from the private sector it’s becoming harder and harder to keep a budget with the current levy in place on all of us to manage our cities, towns and townships that we are all responsible for. The TO-Shields board has decided to indefinitely table this resolution.

9. Miscellaneous.

a. Board of Review will meet on Monday, May 23, 2022 from 5-7pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

10. Public Comment-none to report.

11. Next month’s meeting date; June 14, 2022 at 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

Supervisor Johnson called for the meeting to be adjourned at 7:36 pm and Chairman Jones seconded. Motion Carried Meeting Adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted by Clerk-Treasurer Susan Johnson

May 9, 2022 Agenda

Board Meeting            May 9, 2022    7pm     Emmet Town Hall

Posted:   May 4, 2022   

Agenda

  1. Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Minutes
  3. Treasurers Report
  4. Pay Monthly Bills
  5. Correspondence.
    1.  
  6. Reports
    1. Watertown & Waterloo Fire Dept. monthly reports.
    1. Dodge County Officers Unit Meeting
    1.  
  7. Old Business
    1.  
  8. New Business
    1. Resolution 2021-63, Request that the State Legislature Modify Levy Limits. (Laid over from April meeting)
    1.  
  9. Miscellaneous
    1. Board of Review May 23, 2022 at Emmet Town Hall from 5-7pm
    1.  
  10. Public Comment

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  1. Next month’s meeting date June 13, 2022, 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

Board Meeting                                   April 11, 2022                         7pm

Minutes

Attendance: Chairman Neale Jones, Supervisor Peter McFarland, Supervisor Ron Johnson, Clerk-Treasurer Susan Johnson, Assessor P. Joseph Plasil, Bob Bruha.

 1. The Board meeting was called to order at 7:01pm by Chairman Neale Jones, the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

2. The Minutes were reviewed by the Town Board, on a motion by Supervisor Johnson to accept the minutes as read, seconded by Supervisor McFarland. Motion Carried.

3. The Treasurers Report was read by the Clerk-Treasurer Johnson, on a motion by Supervisor Johnson to accept the report as read and seconded by Supervisor McFarland. Motion Carried.

4. The monthly bills were read by Clerk-Treasurer Johnson; Supervisor McFarland made a motion to pay monthly bills and Supervisor Johnson seconded. Motion Carried.

5. Correspondence.

a. The Dodge County Unit Meeting for board members will be held on April 20, 2022, at the Dodge County Administration Building at 7:30pm. Noted by the board.

b. Vilas County Board of Supervisors sent a “Resolution 2021-63 Request that State Legislature Modify Levy Limits”, they would like to have the board review and put in place if we agree. The sum of the contents is “with rising inflation, the rising cost of energy, and the competition for labor from the private sector it’s becoming harder to keep a budget with the current levy in place on all of us to mange our cities, towns, townships that we are all responsible for. We are not asking for an ability to spend at will we are asking for the ability to pay our bills and retain our people”

It will be laid over until the May meeting for more discussion.

6. Reports.

a. Rural Fire Reports: The Watertown Rural Fire Department for February 2022 was 0-Fire call, 0-EMS calls, 0-MVA & 0-HAZCON. The Waterloo Fire Department for Jan, Feb, Jar were 0-Fire, ES, Hazards, Alarms, Crash, Service, Rescue’s.

b. Board of Review training was taken by Chairman Jones and Clerk-Treasurer Johnson this year. A new rule was put in place by the DOR this year that only one Board member needs to training every year going forward. Noted by the board.

7. Old Business-none to report.

8. New Business.

a. Road Bids were opened from Scott Construction for 2022 Asphaltic Cold mix wedging and Seal Coat Prices were discussed. The board will look at the roads and discuss

which roads should be looked at for 2022? Supervisor Johnson made a motion to accept Scott Construction for the road work prices to be done in 2022, and Supervisor McFarland seconded. All were in favor.

b. DCLR & PD send a Minor Land Division Letter of Intent Form for Neale Jones to create a 1.5 acre split to the property at W7780 County Q. After discussion the property would stay Business/Commercial, Industrial property, Supervisor Johnson made a motion to approve the Minor Land Division Letter of Intent and Supervisor McFarland seconded. Motion carried; all were in favor.

b. An Ordinance to allow the appointed Clerk to participate in the Board of Review for the township was put in place. A motion was made by Supervisor Peter McFarland to accept the “Ordinance to Appoint Town Clerk to the Board of Review 2022-04” and seconded by Supervisor Johnson. All were in favor.

9. Miscellaneous.

a. Open Book for review of the tax roll is set for May 9, 2022 from 5-7pm. And Board of Review is set for May 23, 2022 from 5-7pm, both will take place at the Emmet Town Hall. If you have any questions, please call Joe Plasil at 920-261-6006 or Sue Johnson at 920-261-7154.

b. The Town of Shields Annual Roadside Clean Up will be held April 23, 2022 at the Transfer Site. Garbage bags, water bottles and cookies will be available. I have already had a few calls and emails of neighbors picking up the trash on our roadsides!! Hip Hip Hooray for the TO-Shields residents, keeping everything clean!!

c. The Town of Shields Annual Meeting will be held on April 25, 2022 at the Emmet Town Hall at 7pm.

10. Public Comment- None to report.

11. Next month’s meeting date; May 9, 2022 at 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

Chairman Jones called for the meeting to be adjourned at 7:55pm, he will be late for another meeting and Supervisor Johnson seconded. Motion Carried Meeting Adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted by Clerk-Treasurer Susan Johnson