November 8, 2021 Agenda

Board Meeting            November 8, 2021      7pm     Emmet Town Hall

Posted:   November 4, 2021     

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.  
  7. Old Business
    1. ATV/UTV Discussion
    1. DCLR & PD Conditional Use Permit and Minor Land Division Letter of Intent Form, Harold Peckham
    1.  
  8. New Business
    1.  
  9. Miscellaneous
    1.  
  10. Public Comment

       a.  

  1. Next month’s meeting date December 13, 2021, 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

October 18, 2021 Minutes

Board Meeting                                   October 18, 2021                                7pm

Minutes

Attendance: Chairman Neale Jones, Supervisor Peter McFarland, Supervisor Ron Johnson, Clerk-Treasurer Susan Johnson, Randy Soldner, Dean & Kristie Kassube, Todd & Kandice Blank, Mike & Carson Henneberry, Steve Yohn, CJ Micale, Dawn Bratz, Cody Bratz, Dan Guerin, Jeff & Lisa Kluslow.

 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 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 Johnson made a motion to pay monthly bills and Supervisor McFarland seconded. Motion Carried.

5. Correspondents.

a. Dodge County Unit Meeting will be held on October 20, 2021 at 7:30pm at the Dodge County Administration Building. Clerk Johnson is going to attend. Noted by the board.

6. Reports.

a. The Watertown Rural Fire Department Report for June was 2-Fire Runs and 1-MVA runs, July was 2-Fire Runs and 2-EMS runs, August was 1-EMS run to the township. The Waterloo Fire Department report was not available at meeting time.

b. The WTA Convention was attended by Supervisor Johnson and Clerk-Treasurer Johnson on October 10-12, 2021 in Wisconsin Dells. There were many listening sessions.

ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act), Elections Commissions, WI Broadband Updates, and many others these were a few we attended.

7. Old Business-none to report.

8. New Business.

a.  Supervisor Johnson read the minutes from the September 23, 2021 Plan Commission Meeting. The recommendation from the Plan Commission was to move forward with the conditional use application.  DCLR & PD sent notice of a Conditional Use Permit Application, for a 1-acre nonfarm single family residential lot within the A-1 Prime Agricultural Zoning District. Allen & Shirley Sell would like to sell off 1-Acre of Ag Land from their Active Working Farm Operation into a

Single-Family Residence, for Dale and Dawn Bratz. After a short discussion, Supervisor Johnson made a motion accept the Conditional Use Permit Application for Allen & Shirley Sell, even though the neighbors have some opposition to the location, and Supervisor McFarland seconded. Motion Carried all were in favor.

b. DCLR & PD sent notice of a Letter of Intent Notification for a Minor Land Division. Allen & Shirley Sell would like to sell off 1-Acre of Ag Land, from an Active Working Farm Operation into a Single-Family Residence. Supervisor McFarland made a motion accept the application for a Minor Land Division Letter of Intent for Allen & Shirley Sell, even though the neighbors have some opposition to the location, and Supervisor Johnson seconded. Motion Carried all were in favor.

c. DCLR & PD sent notice of a Minor Land Division Letter of Intent for Brian Kassube, to divide off 2.5 acres of land with home and buildings on, and to leave the rest of the 37.5 acres as farmland. After a short discussion, Supervisor Johnson made a motion to accept the Minor Land Division Letter of Intent application and Supervisor McFarland seconded. Motion Carried all were in favor.

d. DCLR & PD sent notice of a Rezoning Petition for Brian Kassube, to divide 2.5 acres of land with the home and buildings. After a short discussion Supervisor Johnson made a motion to accept the Minor Land Division Letter of Intent application and Supervisor McFarland seconded. Motion Carried all were in favor.

e. Dodge County Humane Society sent the Stray Animal Contract for 2022, the option the board chose was “A lump sum of $1300 which covers up to 5 domestic stray animals. Animals more than 5 will be charged $300 per animal.

This is up $200 from last year’s contract. Supervisor McFarland made a motion to accept the 2022 Dodge County Humane Society Contract, and Supervisor Johnson seconded. Motion Carried all were in favor.

f. Dodge County Sheriff’s Office sent the yearly 911 Joint Powers Agreement for 2022. Supervisor Johnson made a motion to accept the contract as written, and Supervisor McFarland seconded. Motion Carried all were in favor.

10. Public Comment-

a. ATV/UTV discussion started by Chairman Jones, people in the township have been contacting him about bringing the ATV/UTV back up for discussion. Kandice Blank has brought a petition tonight she has collected about seventy signatures in favor of having

the all-terrain vehicles run on the town of shields roads.  Kandice also contacted Randy Soldner from the “Quad County Runners ATV/UTV Club” to be present tonight to answer as many questions as possible. The Town Board is going to look over past and present information and will have another discussion at the November 8, 2021 monthly board meeting at the Emmet Town Hall at 7pm. The Board would like to invite Town of Shields residents to attend this meeting, (not non-resident club members) to hear your thoughts on ATV/UTV in the town of Shields. You can also email the clerk your vote and reason why you are voting this way. Please attend if you have questions.

11. Next month’s meeting date; November 8 2021 at 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

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

Respectfully Submitted by Clerk-Treasurer Susan Johnson

Notice of Public Budget Hearing For Town of Shields, Dodge County

NOTICE OF PUBLIC BUDGET HEARING FOR

TOWN OF SHIELDS, DODGE COUNTY

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Monday, November 8, 2021 held at 7:30pm, at the Emmet Town Hall, W6777 Second Street Road, Watertown, WI will hold PUBLIC HEARING on the PROPOSED 2022 BUDGET of the Town of Shields in Dodge County will be held. The proposed budget is available for inspection at the town clerk’s office by appointment.

NOTICE OF SPECIAL TOWN MEETING OF THE ELECTORS OF

THE TOWN OF SHIELDS, DODGE COUNTY

Notice is hereby given that on Monday, November 8, 2021 immediately following completion of the Public Hearing on the proposed 2022 Budget which begins at 7:30 pm, at the Emmet Town Hall, W6777 Second Street Road, Watertown, WI a Special Town Meeting of the electors called pursuant to Section 60.12(1) (c) of the Wisconsin Statutes by the town board of the following proposed will be held.

  1. To approve the total of the 2022 highway expenditures pursuant to Section 81.01(3) of the Wisconsin Statutes.
  2. To adopt 2021 tax levy to be paid in 2022 pursuant to the Section 60.10(1) (a) of Wisconsin Statutes.

Dated this 18th day of October 2021

By Clerk Susan Johnson 920-261-7154

PROPOSED BUDGET 2022

                                                                        2021                             2022               

                                                                        Budget                   Proposed %change

REVENUES:                                                    

TAXES (Levy)                                                   $165,698            $159,866        -3.5    

InterGov. Revenues                                        $92,007             $95,969           + 4.3   

License & Permits                                           $ 2,725              $3,850             +41.3  

Public Charges                                                $1,375                $ 900               -34.5

TOTAL REVENUE                                             $261,805      $260,585

EXPENDITURES:

General Government                                      $41,970           $66,295           +58.0  

Public Safety                                                   $50,620              $53,980           +6.6    

Public Works                                                   $17,270              $18,610           +7.7

Highway Maintenance                                    $143,545          $117,400         – 18.2

Health & Human Services                               $3,400              $4,300             +26.5

Capital Outlay                                                 $5,000                 $0                    -100.0

TOTAL EXPENDITURES                                    $261,805           $260,585        

POSTED; October 18, 2021

October 18, 2021 Agenda

Board Meeting            October 18, 2021        7pm     Emmet Town Hall

Posted:   October 6, 2021         

Agenda

  1. Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Minutes
  3. Treasurers Report
  4. Pay Monthly Bills
  5. Correspondence.
    1.  Dodge County Unit Meeting, Oct. 20, 2021
  6. Reports
    1. Watertown & Waterloo Fire Dept. monthly reports.
    2.  WTA Convention Report
  7. Old Business
    1.  
  8. New Business
  1. DCLR & PD sent notice of a Conditional Use Permit Application for a 1-acre nonfarm single family residential lot within the A-1 Prime Agricultural Zoning District. Allen & Shirley Sell would like to sell of 1-Acre of Ag Land from an Active Working Farm Operation into a Single-Family Residence.
  2. DCLR & PD sent notice of a Letter of Intent Notification for a Minor Land Division. Allen & Shirley Sell would like to sell of 1-Acre of Ag Land from an Active Working Farm Operation into a Single-Family Residence.
  1. DCLR & PD sent notice of a Minor Land Division Letter of Intent for Brian Kassube, to divide off 2.5 acres of land with home and buildings on and to leave the rest of the 40 acres as farmland.
  2. DCLR & PD sent notice of a Rezoning Petition for Brian Kassube, to divide 2.5 acres of land with the home and buildings.
  • 2022 Dodge County Stray Animal Contract.
  • 911 Joint Powers Agreement.
  • ATB/UTV Discussion
  • Miscellaneous
    •  
  • Public Comment

       a.  

  1. Next month’s meeting date November 8, 2021, 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

Planning Commission Minutes September 23, 2021

                       Town of Shields

Dodge County, Wisconsin

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Planning Commission                         September 23, 2021  

                                                                                Minutes

                        Attendance: Chairman Tony Peirick, Shannon O’Gorman, Rachel Schroeder, Ron Johnson, Lee Buescher, Patty Ignarski, Mares Ignarski, Nancy Ignarski, Pam Erdman, Ken Erdman, Nick Ignarski, Brian Kassube, Dale & Dawn Bratz, Dan & Nancy Ignarski, Gary Sell, Stephanie Bratz, Sue Radke.

The September 23, 2021, Planning Commission meeting was called to order by Chairman Tony Peirick at 7:00 pm at the Emmet Town Hall. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

  1. The August 26, 2021 Minutes were read by Plan Commission alternate Ron Johnson. Shannon O’Gorman made a motion to accept the minutes as read and Rachel Schroeder seconded. Motion carried all were in favor.
  • Dodge County Land Resources and Parks Department (DCLR & PD) sent notice for a Minor Land Division Letter of Intent Form for Allen and Shirley Sell. Mr. & Mrs. Sell would like to split off one (1) acre of A-1 prime agriculture land on a 35-acre parcel. The intent to sell the property to Dale and Dawn Bratz.  
  • DCLR & PD sent notice of a Conditional Use Permit Application for a 1-acre nonfarm single family residential lot within the A-1 Prime Agricultural Zoning District. Allen & Shirley Sell would like to sell of 1-Acre of Ag Land from an Active Working Farm Operation into a Single-Family Residence. Dale Bratz explained what he is intending to do with the split of one acre is to build a single family residents.
  1. Lee Buescher read a note from Fran Milburn, which states protection of the farmland in the TO-Shields is a priority to her. Lee than read his statement.
    1. Nick Ignarski spoke of behalf of his family and quoted from the TO-Shields Comprehensive Plan about protection farmland also stated the lot the Sell’s are selling is so close to other homes in the area. Could they rethink the location?
    1. Ken and Pam Erdman supported what the Lee, Fran and the Ignargski family presented. Kelsey Erdman who was not present also sent an email to be read at the meeting.
    1. Stephanie Bratz was in support of Dale and Dawn Bratz.
    1. Ron Johnson recited that the request is compliant to Dodge County Land Use codes and the correct paperwork has been filed according to Dodge County’s Permitting process, so the board can only recommend moving forward with the process. Ron then asked why this lot and why 1-acre? Also with everything you have heard here tonight are you willing to re-think your decision on this site. Dale Bratz answered no.

Shannon O’Gorman made a motion to recommend the approval of DCLR & PD Letter of Intent Notification for a Minor Land Division and DCLR & PD Conditional Use Permit Applications, and Rachel Schroeder seconded. Motion Carried. All were in favor.

  •  DCLR & PD sent notice of a Minor Land Division Letter of Intent for Brian Kassube, to divide off 2.5 acres of land with home and buildings on and to leave the rest of the 40 acres as farmland.
  • DCLR & PD sent notice of a Rezoning Petition for Brian Kassube, to divide 2.5 acres of land with the home and buildings.
  1. Brian Kassube explained what he was intending on doing with the property. A letter was also provided by Lois Schmidt in support of Brian Kassube petitions. After a few short

questions Shannon O’Gorman made a motion to recommend DCLR & PD Minor Land Division Letter of Intent and DCLR & PD Rezoning Petition for Brian Kassube and Ron Johnson seconded. Motion Carried. All were in favor.

Shannon O’Gorman made a motion to adjourn the Plan Commission Meeting at 8:**pm and Ron Johnson seconded. Meeting Adjourned. All were in favor.

Respectfully submitted by Ron Johnson

September 13, 2021 Minutes

Board Meeting                                   September 13, 2021                           7pm

Minutes

Attendance: Chairman Neale Jones, Supervisor Peter McFarland, 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 Chairman Jones. Motion Carried.

3. The Treasurers Report was read by the Clerk-Treasurer Johnson, on a motion by Chairman Jones 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 Chairman Jones seconded. Motion Carried.

5. Correspondents.

a. The Wisconsin Demographic Service sent the final population for the Town of Shields is the 566 residents up from 10 residents from last year.

b. The Town of Shields Plan Commission will meet on Sept 23, 2021 at 7pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

c.  We received a Thank you letter from Scott Construction for the road work we had done this year in the township along with a survey card to be filled out.

6. Reports.

a. The Watertown Rural Fire Report were not available at meeting time.

7. Old Business-none to report.

8. New Business

a.  Dodge County Highway Commission sent the 2021-2022 Maintenance Agreement. Chairman Jones made a motion to accept the 2021-2022 Maintenance Agreement that will cost the township $21,487.50, this covers snowplowing, Supervisor McFarland seconded, motion carried all were in favor.

9. Miscellaneous.

a. The October Monthly Board Meeting Date is changed to October 18, 2021, 7pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

10. Public Comment-

a. Brain Kassube presented his applications for a Rezoning Petition and a Minor Land Division for property located at N755 Walton Road. The board discussed that the Plan Commission would have to meet on this on September 23, 2021. Then it would come to the board at the October 18, 2021 Board Meeting.

b. Clerk Johnson also let the board know that the Township was charged and extra $800 in FEES from Waste Management for the month of August and September! That is more than our monthly bill of $586 per month. This is due to people dumping in CONTANIMENTS (such as plastic bags in to recycling, along with stuff that is not recyclable, PLEASE check the list or ask) and the regular waste dumpsters LIDS NOT BEING CLOSED TIGHT!!! If you are going to dump outside of scheduled times, please make sure you CLOSE THE LID TIGHTLY! BREAK DOWN YOU TRASH SO IT FITS IN THE DUMPSTER. DO NOT LEAVE IT UP TO THE PEOPLE WHO TAKE CARE OF THE SITE ON UNSCHEDULED TIMES!!! The Town Board will be installing cameras, and you will be fined soon if this keeps happening.

11. Next month’s meeting date; October 18, 2021 at 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

Supervisor McFarland called for the meeting to be adjourned at 7:41pm and Chairman Jones seconded. Motion Carried Meeting Adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted by Clerk-Treasurer Susan Johnson

Agenda September 13, 2021

Board Meeting            September 13, 2021   7pm     Emmet Town Hall

Posted:   September 9, 2021

Agenda

  1. Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Minutes
  3. Treasurers Report
  4. Pay Monthly Bills
  5. Correspondence.
    1. Population TO-Shields 566
    1.  
  6. Reports
    1. Watertown & Waterloo Fire Dept. monthly reports.
    1.  
  7. Old Business
    1.  
  8. New Business
    1. Dodge County Highway Commission Maintenance Agreement
    1.  
  9. Miscellaneous
    1. Change October Board Meeting date to October 18, 2021.
    1. Set up Budget for 2022
    1.  
  10. Public Comment

       a.  

  1. Next month’s meeting date October 18, 2021, 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

Plan Commission Minutes

Town of Shields

Dodge County, Wisconsin

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Planning Commission                         August 26, 2021         

                                                                                Minutes

                        Attendance: Chairman Tony Peirick, Shannon O’Gorman, Sandee Macht, Rachel Schroeder, Frances Milburn, Lee Buescher, Mary Ignarski, Patty Ignarski, Nancy Ignarski, Vick Ignarski, Gary Sell, Dale & Dawn Bratz, Travis Miller.

  1. The August 26, 2021, Planning Commission meeting was called to order by Chairman Tony Peirick at 7:06pm at the Emmet Town Hall.
  • The July 22, 2021 Minutes were read by clerk Susan Johnson. Rachel Schroeder made a motion to accept the minutes as read and Sandee Macht seconded. Motion carried all were in favor.
  • Dodge County Land Resources and Parks Department (DCLR & PD) sent notice for a Minor Land Division Letter of Intent Form for Allen and Shirley Sell. Mr. & Mrs. Sell would like to split off one (1) acre of A-1 prime agriculture land on a 35-acre parcel. The intent to sell the property to Dale and Dawn Bratz.
  • Clerk Johnson presented the Minor Land Division to the board and also noted that before any recommendation can be made the correct paperwork is out of order right now. The Minor Land Division Letter of Intent Form needs to be filed with the Conditional User Permit together. The proper paperwork was not ready at meeting time. The discussion and recommendations were tabled until the paperwork can be filed. The next meeting will take place on September 23, 2021 at 7pm at the Emmet Town Hall.  

            Respectfully submitted by Susan Johnson

August 9, 2021 Minutes

Board Meeting                                   August 9, 2021                                    7pm

Minutes

Attendance: Chairman Neale Jones, Supervisor Peter McFarland, Supervisor Ron Johnson, Clerk-Treasurer Susan Johnson, Rob Bender, Christine Bender, Cindy McFarland, Dale & Dawn Bratz.

 1. The Board meeting was called to order at 7:06pm 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. Motion Carried.

5. Correspondence.

a. The Professional Dairy Producers will hold the “Ace Twilight Meetings, Aug 23 @ Nehls Brothers Farm Ltd in Dodge County. Everyone is welcome to attend. RSVP to 1-800-947-7379 if you would like to attend. Other events are being held in Grant, Marathon and Polk Counties. Noted by the board.

b. Dodge County clean sweep will be held on Saturday, August 28, 2021. For more information and pre-registration visit the Extension Dodge County website at:

www.dodge.extension.wisc.edu . Noted by the board.

c. DCLR & PD sent notice of an approved Land Use Permit for a new barn for the McFarlandale Dairy LLC. Noted by the board.

d. DCLR & PD sent notice of the Public Hearing: Amendment to the Dodge County Year 2030 Comprehensive Plan involving Farmland Preservation Plan Map Dodge County, WI.

It can be view at https://www.co.dodge.wi.gov/departments/departments-e-m/land-resources-and-parks . Noted by the board.

6. Reports.

a. The Watertown Rural Fire Report for June was 2-Fire Run to the township. The Waterloo Fire report was not ready at meeting time.

b.  The security camera at the Transfer Site is being worked on by the Chairman and Clerk-Treasurer. We may need to purchase another camera to cover the entire area of the Transfer Site.

c. The 2021 Levy Limit will be available September 1st, the township will be looking at raising the levy this year. Special Elector meeting will be held in the next few months.

I will keep you posted.

d. Chairman Jones has contacted Liberty Tire Recyclers to get rid of the tire pile at the transfer site. If you need to dispose of tires, please see Melody or Dale at the Transfer Site for the prices according to the size of the tire. There also is a NEW FEE Schedule at the Transfer Site. Please note the updates see the posting on the sign board at the site.

e. The Dodge County Unit Meeting was July 21, 2021 attend by Chairman Jones and Clerk-Treasurer Johnson. Speaker Mike Koles, WTA Executive Director talked on the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) and updated on State Budget. Representative Joan Ballweg also spoke on the State Budget.

7. Old Business-none to report.

8. New Business.

a.  DCLR & PD sent a request for McFarlandale Dairy for a Conditional Use Permit under the Land Use Code, Dodge County to allow the expansion of an animal confinement facility within the A-1 Prim Agricultural Zoning District with a maximum 1589 animal units on this site. The Plan Commission has met on this matter and has made a recommendation to the town board to approve the DCLR & PD request. The board asked Robb & Christine Bender to explain what they plan to do. After discussion Supervisor McFarland chose to abstain from any motion. Chairman Jones then made a motion to accept the DCLR & PD Conditional Use Permit and Supervisor Johnson seconded, motion carried. All were in favor.

b. The town board has opened a savings account for the Town of Shields and has closed out a CD to transfer to the savings account. This will make it easier to transfer funds to checking as needed for monthly meeting. Chairman Jones made a motion to close out CD 3579 and transfer the money to the savings account for the Town of Shields, and Chairman Johnson seconded. Motion Carried. All were in favor.

9. Miscellaneous-None to report.  

10. Public Comment

a. Dale and Dawn Bratz came to the meeting to make sure they had the correct paperwork for a Minor Land Division of 1-acre of property, the owners are Allen and Shirley Sell. The proposed property is located on Walton Road. The Plan Commission will meet on August 26, 2021 at 7pm at the Emmet Town Hall. All are welcome to attend.

11. Next month’s meeting date; February October 11, 2021 at 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

Chairman Jones  called for the meeting to be adjourned at 8:33pm and Supervisor Johnson seconded. Motion Carried Meeting Adjourned. Respectfully Submitted by Clerk-Treasurer Susan Johnson

August 9, 2021 Agenda

Board Meeting            August 9, 2021            7pm     Emmet Town Hall

Posted:   August 5 2021

Agenda

  1. Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Minutes
  3. Treasurers Report
  4. Pay Monthly Bills
  5. Correspondence.
    1. Professional Dairy Producers Wisconsin
    1. Clean Sweep August 28, 2021, Dodge County
    1.  
  6. Reports
    1. Watertown & Waterloo Fire Dept. monthly reports.
    1. Arlo Update
    1. Levy Limit
    1. Liberty Tire & New Transfer Site Fee Schedule
    1.  
  7. Old Business
    1.  
  8. New Business
    1. DCLR & PD Conditional Use Permit-McFarlandale Dairy LLC
    1. Close CD and move to Savings
    1.  
  9. Miscellaneous
    1. WTA Convention October 10-12, 2021
    1.  
  10. Public Comment

       a.  

  1. Next month’s meeting date September 13, 2021, 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.