Attendance: Chairman Neale Jones,
Supervisor Peter McFarland, Supervisor Ron Johnson (by phone), 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 Chairman Jones to accept the minutes as read, seconded by Supervisor McFarland.
3. The Treasurers Report was read by the Town Treasurer,
on a motion by Chairman Jones to except the report as read, and seconded by Supervisor
McFarland. Motion Carried.
4. The monthly bills were read by Clerk Johnson;
Supervisor McFarland made a motion to pay monthly bills and Supervisor Johnson seconded.
a. The US Department of Agriculture, Rural Development sent
notice of Available Funding Programs for Individuals and Communities. Noted by
b. The TOS Board accepted the application for Charles
& Tony Schadt for a new culvert on W8800 Long Road.
c. The WTA sent notice of the May 2019 Workshops in our
area. Noted by the board,
d. Waste Management sent a reminder for residents to “Don’t Bag your Recyclables-place clean,
rinsed out items Directly in recycling container”.
e. DCLR &PD sent notice of an approved Land Use
Permit for Brad Steffen on W8890 Middle Road for a Detached Garage.
f. There will be a Dodge County Unit of WTA meeting on
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 7:30pm. All board members are invited to attend.
Noted by the board
g. The City of Watertown will hold a Public Hearing on
April 16, 2019 at the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building, Watertown on
the Amendment to the Comprehensive Plan. If you would like to view the proposed
amendment go to;
h. The TOS Board accepted the application for Sandra
Sykes for a new driveway at N349 Barry Road.
a. The Waterloo Fire & Rescue sent their February
2019 Activity Report, No reports to the Town of Shields. The Watertown Rural Fire
Department reported; 4-EMS calls for the month of March. Noted by the board.
7. Old Business;
a. Discussion of Elections workers pay was discussed many
months ago from raising the pay from $7.50 and hour to the current minimum wage
in WI. Supervisor Johnson made a motion to raise the Election workers pay to
$8.60 and hour and Supervisor McFarland seconded. Motion Carried all were in
8. New Business;
a. The clerk is in the process of putting together an Emergency
Response Plan for the Township with the help of Amy Nehls from Dodge County
b. The Town is looking into a possible different bank to
earn more interest.
c. The Town of Shields will hold Open Book on April 24,
2019 from 5-7pm at the Emmet Town Hall. And will hold Board of Review on May 13,
2019 from 5-7pm at the Emmet Town Hall. To set up an appointment for Open Book
please call the clerk at 920-261-7154.
d. Chairman Jones and Supervisors’ Johnson and McFarland
will conduct the Annual Road Review on April 26, 2019 at 9am.
e. Discussion on combining the Clerk and Treasurer
position was discussed by the board. The clerk will begin looking at this procedure
and cost. This would not happen until the next Election in 2021.
a. The 2019 Annual Meeting will be held on April 23, 2019
at 7pm at the Emmet Town Hall.
b. The Town of Shields 13th Annual Roadside
Clean Up will be held April 27, 2019. Weather cooperating. You can sign up for
roads to clean up and pick up bags from Father Anthony Good at the Transfer
site. Cookies and water bottles will be available from 9-11 for residents. Keep
the Town of Shields Clean!!
10. Public Comment-None to report.
11. Next month’s meeting date; May 13, 2019 at 7 pm at
the Emmet Town Hall.
Supervisor Johnson called for the meeting to be adjourned
at 8:00pm and Supervisor McFarland seconded. Motion Carried Meeting Adjourned.
The Town of Shields is seeking bids for
road maintenance in 2019 as follows:
Asphalt Wedging parts of certain roads.
Submit a price per ton applied and include a description of material and
quantities to be used.
Seal Coating certain roads and Slurry Seal.
Submit price per mile on a 20 foot wide surface. Include a description of
materials and quantities to be applied.
Contact Chairman Neale Jones at
920-261-4386 regarding roads being considered.
Sealed Road Bids submitted for The Town of
Shields by Monday, May 13, 2019
Board Meeting @ 7pm at the Emmet Town
Hall, W6777 Second Street Road Watertown, WI 53098.
The scope of project will be determined by
our budget. The Town Board will select projects based on need, cost
effectiveness and most benefit to the Town. The Town Board will reserve the
right to refuse any or all bids.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Open Book of the 2019 Assessment Roll for the Town of Shields will be available for review. On Monday, April 24, 2019 at the Emmet Town Hall, W6777 Second Street, Watertown, WI. From 5pm-7pm. This is the time for any property owners having questions about their assessments to meet with the assessor; P. Joseph Plasil for the Town of Shields. Please call Clerk-Susan Johnson for an appointment @ 920-261-7154.
STATE OF WISCONSIN
Town of Shields, Dodge County
BOARD OF REVIEW
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Review for the Town of
Shields, Dodge County, Wisconsin, shall hold its first meeting on Monday, May
13, 2019 from 5-7 pm, at the Emmet Town Hall. Please be advised of the
following requirements to appear before the board of review and procedural
requirements if appearing before the board:
person will be allowed to appear before the board of review, to testify to the
board by telephone, or to contest the amount of any assessment of real or
personal property if the person has refused a reasonable written request by
certified mail of the assessor to view the property.
the first meeting of the board of review and before the board’s final
adjournment, no person who is scheduled to appear before the board of review
may contact or provide information to a member of the board about the person’s
objection, except at a session of the board.
board of review may not hear an objection to the amount or valuation of
property unless, at least 48 hours before the board’s first scheduled meeting,
the objector provides to the board’s clerk written or oral notice of an intent
to file an objection, except that upon a showing of good cause and the
submission of a written objection, the board shall waive that requirement
during the first 2 hours of the board’s first scheduled meeting, and the board
may waive that requirement up to the end of the 5th day of the session or up to
the end of the final day of the session if the session is less than 5 days with
proof of extraordinary circumstances for failure to meet the 48-hour notice
requirement and failure to appear before the board of review during the first 2
hours of the first scheduled meeting.
to the amount or valuation of property shall first be made in writing and filed
with the clerk of the board of review within the first 2 hours of the board’s
first scheduled meeting, except that, upon evidence of extraordinary
circumstances, the board may waive that requirement up to the end of the 5th
day of the session or up to the end of the final day of the session if the
session is less than 5 days. The board may require objections to the amount or
valuation of property to be submitted on forms approved by the Department of
Revenue, and the board shall require that any forms include stated valuations
of the property in question. Persons who own land and improvements to that land
may object to the aggregate valuation of that land and improvements to that
land, but no person who owns land and improvements to that land may object only
to the valuation of that land or only to the valuation of improvements to that
land. No person may be allowed in any action or proceedings to question the
amount or valuation of property unless the written objection has been filed and
that person in good faith presented evidence to the board in support of the
objections and made full disclosure before the board, under oath, of all of
that person’s property liable to assessment in the district and the value of
that property. The requirement that objections be in writing may be waived by
express action of the board.
appearing before the board of review, the objecting person shall specify in
writing the person’s estimate of the value of the land and of the improvements
that are the subject of the person’s objection and specify the information that
the person used to arrive at that estimate.
person may appear before the board of review, testify to the board by
telephone, or object to a valuation if that valuation was made by the assessor
or the objector using the income method of valuation, unless the person
supplies the assessor with all the information about income and expenses, as
specified in the assessor’s manual under s. 73.03 (2a), Wis. stats., that the
assessor requests. The Town of Shields has an ordinance for the confidentiality
of information about income and expenses that is provided to the assessor under
this paragraph that provides exceptions for persons using information in the
discharge of duties imposed by law or the duties of their officer or by order
of a court.* The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless
a court determined that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of
inspection and copying under s. 19.35 (1), Wis. stats.
board shall hear upon oath, by telephone, all ill or disabled persons who
present to the board a letter from a physician, surgeon, or osteopath that
confirms their illness or disability. No other persons may testify by telephone
unless the Board, in its discretion, has
determined to grant a property owner’s or their representative’s request to
testify under oath by telephone or written statement.
person may appear before the board of review, testify to the board by
telephone, or contest the amount of any assessment unless, at least 48 hours
before the first meeting of the board, or at least 48 hours before the
objection is heard if the objection is allowed under s.70.47 (3) (a), Wis.
stats., that person provides to the clerk of the board of review notice as to
whether the person will ask for the removal of a member of the board of review
and, if so, which member, and provides a reasonable estimate of the length of
time the hearing will take.
Notice is hereby given this 11st day of April 2019