September 12, 2022 Agenda

Board Meeting            September 13, 2022   7pm     Emmet Town Hall

Posted:   September 8, 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.  
  7. Old Business
    1.  
  8. New Business
    1. DCLR & PD Chris Coughlin-Minor Land Division Letter of Intent Form to split off the home from the land.
    1. DCLR & PD Jeff & Lisa Kluslow new shed
    1.  
  9. Miscellaneous
    1. Budget Planning Date picked
    1.  
  10. Public Comment

       a.  

  1. Next month’s meeting date October 10 2022, 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

August 8, 2022 Minutes

Board Meeting                                   August 8, 2022                                    7pm

Minutes

Attendance: Chairman Neale Jones, Supervisor Peter McFarland, Supervisor Ron Johnson, Clerk-Treasurer Susan Johnson, Dean & Kristi Kassube, Steve Yohn.

 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 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 Chris Coughlin requesting a Minor Land Division Letter of Intent. It was laid over until the September 12, 2022 monthly board meeting. The Plan Commission will need to meet to discuss on August 25, 2022 at the Town of Emmet at 7pm.

b. DCLR & PD sent notice of an approved new shed for Jeff and Lisa Kluslow at W7824 Quarry Road. Noted by the board.

c. Dodge County Highway Commission sent notice of the resurfacing on County Hwy Q. “Please Note: When the new asphalt is being placed, the paving vehicles will occupy the entire width of the roadway so there will be no access to the roadway for a short period of time. This will last a few hours until the new asphalt is ready for traffic. Other than the placement of the new asphalt, access for residents and emergency vehicles will be maintained during construction.

6. Reports.

a. Watertown Rural Fire Report and the Waterloo Fire Department report were not available at meeting time.

b. The Watertown Rural Fire Department met on July 18, 2022 to discuss the purchase of a new tanker truck for the four rural townships (Emmet, Watertown, Milford, Shields). This tanker is used to haul water to the four townships when a fire occurs. The current tanker truck is 35 years old, and the pump is not working up to code, the steel water tank also rusting, soon may develop leaks. It is set off to the side at the Watertown Fire Station and used only in emergencies. The townships are interested in purchasing a $546,967.00 Custom Stainless-Steel Tender. Chairman John Thoma made a motion to proceed with the purchase of the Custom Tender

and Supervisor Ron Johnson seconded. All townships were in favor. Each township will be responsible for there portions of payment due in three years. The Town of Shields portion is $114853.00.  The Wisconsin Towns Attorneys will review the contract before signing. At tonight’s meeting Supervisor Johnson made a motion that the Town of Shields move forward with the purchase of the new Custom Tender after the WTA has reviewed the contact for approval, and Supervisor Peter McFarland seconded. Motion Carried all were in favor.

7. Old Business-None to report.

8. New Business.

a. Discussion took place about the Town of Emmet mowing the Shields ditches for the past few years, at a cost of $100 per hour and the rising gas prices. Chairman Jones made a motion to increase the hourly cost to $110 per hour due to the cost in rising gas prices, Supervisor McFarland seconded. Motion Carried all were in favor.   

9. Miscellaneous.

a. The WTA (Wisconsin Towns Association) Convention is October 9-11th this year. The Board will not be attending this year. Noted by the board.

b. The 2022 Fall Workshop will be held around the state in September. Clerk-Treasurer Johnson and Chairman Jones will be taking the Webinar classes on-line. Classes start Monday and go thru Thursday, with four hours each day. Noted by the board.

b. Dodge County Clean Sweep Collection will take place Saturday, September 27, 2022 from 8am-12 Noon. You must pre-register by calling 920-386-3790. House holds are $10 per vehicle. Location: Dodge County Highway Dept. Shop, (Town of Trenton), N8856 CTH A, Beaver Dam, WI 53916.

10. Public Comment-

a. On Thursday, September 1, 2022, the McFarlandale Dairy, N302 County Rd K will be hosting the Twilight Meeting. It’s a time to join in discussions with your neighbors, leaders, and local elected officials to share ideas and solutions for issues that affect us all-water, conservation, transportation, local ordinances and more. Join the McFarland’s at 6pm for a 60-minute farm tour, 7pm free ice cream followed by 8:30pm facilitated discussions about how we can make our communities stronger.

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

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

Respectfully Submitted by Clerk-Treasurer Susan Johnson

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

       a.  

  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

       a.  

  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