Board Meeting September 9, 2019 7pm
Attendance: Chairman Neale Jones,
Supervisor Peter McFarland, Supervisor Ron Johnson, Treasurer Sue Nampel, Clerk
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 Johnson to accept the minutes as read, seconded by Supervisor
McFarland. Motion Carried.
3. The Treasurers Report was read by the Town Treasurer,
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 Johnson,
Supervisor Johnson made a motion to pay monthly bills and Supervisor McFarland seconded.
a. UW-Extension WI Madison sent the schedule for the 2019
Fall Town & Village Workshops around Wisconsin. Noted by the board.
b. DCLR & PD sent and approved Land Use Permit for
William Sumner for and new shed at W8952 State Road 19. Noted by the board.
a. Fire Reports for Watertown and Waterloo were not available
at meeting time.
b. The Department of Administration sent the municipal
population estimate for 2019 is 560. Noted by the board.
c. The Department of Natural Resources sent an
informational packet on Recycling for Responsible Units. Noted by the board.
d. Dodge County Highway Commission sent a reminder that
the TOS has a balance of $4553.50 from the 2018-2019 Maintenance Agreement that
needs to be used by October 31, 2019. Discussion has already taken place with
DCHC, it will be used for brush cutting, road work or mowing before then.
7. Old Business;
a. The Broadband Expansion Grant Application is a Grant
that Dodge County is applying for. The Town of Shields has decided to put in
place a Resolution supporting Broadband (high-speed internet) Expansion in
Dodge County. Supervisor Johnson made a motion to accept the Resolution 2019-01
and Supervisor McFarland seconded. Motion carried. All were in favor. If you
would like to write a letter in support of Broadband please send it to Nate
Olson, 127 E. Oak Street, Juneau 53039, or email it to him at;
. Much support is needed as other counties are applying for this Grant too.
b. A new Fire Ordinance was brought to the table after
discussion it will be re-written and submitted at next months meeting.
c. General Asphalt from Beaver Dam has been contacted and
quotes for Wood Rd west to Cty Hwy K, a bid of $39,240 and Garden Rd to S
Garden Rd, a bid of $13,800. Both were discussed and Supervisor Johnson made a
motion to accept the bids and Supervisor McFarland seconded. Motion Carried all
were in favor.
8. New Business;
a. The 2020 Fire Contract from the Watertown Fire Department
was not available at meeting time.
b. The Transfer Site. As many of you know Fr. Anthony has
retired from the Transfer Site. We would like to Thank him for his many years
of service to the township thru, sunshine, heat & humidity, rain, snow,
sleet, ice and freezing temperatures. To Fr Anthony a job well done, Thank You.
The Town of Shields Board. Feel free to send him a Thank You note or card if
you would like to Fr Anthony W7835 Cty Trk Q, Watertown 53098. The Town Board
has hired a new Transfer Site Attendant. Please Welcome Will, he is also a Town
resident, he will be working on Saturday’s when the Transfer Site is open a
reminder again, please drop off your trash and recyclables’ from 8am-2pm on
Saturday’s only this is when the bins are unlocked! Another change; we will no
be burning items of any kind at the site anymore! Thank
you again to Fr Anthony and Welcome Will!
c. The Dodge County Humane Society Contract was laid over
until October Board Meeting.
a. The Budget Preparation Meeting will be held on September
16, 2019 at 7pm at the clerks’ home. The Public Hearing of the 2020 Budget and
Special Town Meeting of the Electors to Approve the Levy will follow the October
21, 2019 Board Meeting at 7pm.
10. Public Comment-
a. P. Joseph Plasil gave a bit of History to the Town of
Shields tonight it is a Ledger Book, starting with Mr. John Solon Treasurer,
for the Town of Shields & Lowell 1867 and ending with Mr. Milton Burmaster
Treasurer, for the Town of Shields & Lowell 1940. Thank You Joe for this contribution
to the Town’s history.
11. Next month’s Board meeting date; October 21, 2019 at
7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall. Chairman Jones called for the meeting to be
adjourned at 8:04pm and Supervisor Johnson seconded. Motion Carried Meeting
Submitted by Clerk