Notice of Public Hearing



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Monday, October 21, 2019 at 8p.m. or following the monthly Board Meeting held at 7pm, at the Emmet Town Hall, W6777 Second Street Road, Watertown, WI will hold PUBLIC HEARING on the PROPOSED 2020 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 is hereby given that on Monday, October 21, 2019 immediately following completion of the Public Hearing on the proposed 2020 Budget which begins at 8pm, 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 2020 highway expenditures pursuant to Section 81.01(3) of the Wisconsin Statutes.
  2. To adopt 2019 tax levy to be paid in 2020 pursuant to the Section 60.10(1) (a) of Wisconsin Statutes.

Dated this 30th day of September, 2019

By Clerk Susan Johnson 920-261-7154


                                                                        2019                                        2020               

                                                                        Budget                        Proposed REVENUES:                                                    

TAXES (Levy)                                                   $158,570        $161,215            +1.7    

InterGov. Revenues                                        $92,395           $89,070            -3.6

License & Permits                                           $2,800              $2,750             -1.8                 

Public Charges                                                $990                   $1,340             +35                   

TOTAL REVENUE                                             $254,755        $254,375            0.1     


General Government                                     $59,385            $60,500          +1.9    

Public Safety                                                   $58,220             $63,050            +8.2    

Public Works                                                   $18,250            $17,925            -1.8     

Highway Maintenance                                   $116,500       $109,500            -6.0     

Health & Human Services                               $2,400           $3,400             +41.7 

Capital Outlay                                                 $0                  $0             0                 

TOTAL EXPENDITURES                     $254,755                    $254,375            -0.1    

POSTED; September 30, 2019

Minutes September 9, 2019

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. Motion Carried.

5. Correspondences;

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.

6. Reports;

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 longer

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.

9. Miscellaneous;

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 Adjourned.

Submitted by Clerk

Susan Johnson