April 8, 2019 Minutes

Board Meeting                                   April 8, 2019                           7pm


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. Motion Carried.

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. Motion Carried.

5. Correspondences;

a. The US Department of Agriculture, Rural Development sent notice of Available Funding Programs for Individuals and Communities. Noted by the board.

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.

6. Reports;

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 favor.  

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 Emergency Management.

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.

9. Miscellaneous;

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.

Submitted by Clerk

Susan Johnson