February 8, 2021 Minutes

Board Meeting                                   February 8, 2021                                7pm


Attendance: Chairman Neale Jones, Supervisor Peter McFarland, Supervisor Ron Johnson, Treasurer Sue Nampel, Clerk Susan Johnson.

 1. The Board meeting was called to order at 7:10pm 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 Town Treasurer, 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 Johnson; Supervisor Johnson made a motion to pay monthly bills and Supervisor McFarland seconded. Motion Carried.

5. Correspondences.

a. Chairman Jones was emailed a flyer of a Community Development Block Grant Eligibility Opportunity 2021. It is a program that can help communities develop or upgrade water treatment plants sidewalks, gutters, lighting, sidewalks etc. Noted by the board.

b. Local Roads Improvement Program (LRIP) now has a video series and LRIPWeb Application site, this is a way that helps in rebuilding roads and bridges. Noted by the board.

c. Chairman Jones and Clerk Johnson completed the Census Bureau Boundary and Annexation Survey for 2021. Noted by the board.

6. Reports.

a. The Watertown Fire Report for November was 0-Fire Runs, 1-EMS run, 1-MVA run and 0-HAZCON runs to the township. The Waterloo Fire report was no runs to the Township in October or November.

b. Dodge County Unit Meeting for Offices held a zoom meeting on January 20, 2021 at 7:30pm. Chairman Jones, Supervisor Johnson & Clerk Johnson meet to attend the meeting. Many speakers such as Mark Born-Cochair joint finance, Rep John Jagler, Senator Joan Ballweg, WTA Mike Koles and Sally Cole all spoke. Noted by the board.

c. The Town of Shields Waste Management contract is due to be renewed in November. Clerk Johnson will begin quoting the various haulers to see what is out there.

7. Old Business.

a. Wool of the Woods Road discussion took place upon the dedication from Thomas Behling, needs a motion per Dodge County’s acceptance of his building a new home.  

Chairman Jones made a motion to accept 1. North Line of the SW ¼ of Section 34, Township 07 North, Range 14 East. 2. Access to Lot 1 and Lot 2, the area and location of

a future road would be 33 feet from the centerline of the existing property line. 3. When either or all lots are sold, the cost of construction a new road to Town of Shields specifications, will be absorbed by the seller of the lot. 4. All PLSS (Public Land Survey System) monuments and ties were found and verified. 5. These lots shall not be further divided for the purpose of residential use until after 15 years from the recording date of the certified survey map, unless the official Dodge County zoning map is amended so that the subject parcel is rezoned out of an agricultural zoning district or this restriction has been released in accordance with the provisions of the Dodge County Land Use Code and the Town of Shields. 6. Lot 1 is intended for agricultural and open space use only and not residential structures shall be constructed on it. 7. The owner and subsequent owners of this non-farm residential lot herby agree to comply with subsections 9.1, right to farm provisions of the Dodge County Land Use Code and that they will not cause unnecessary interference with adjoining farming operations producing agricultural products and using generally accepted agricultural practices, including access to active farming operations. This information was taken from the Dodge County Certified Survey Map and the Town of Shields accepts these conditions; the motion was seconded by Supervisor Johnson. All were in favor. Motion carried.

8. New Business-non to report.

9. Miscellaneous.

a. The Spring Primary will be held on February 16, 2021. Polls open at 7am and close at 8pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

10. Public Comment-none to report.

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

Chairman Jones called for the meeting to be adjourned at 7:58pm and Supervisor Johnson seconded. Motion Carried Meeting Adjourned.

Respectfully Clerk Susan Johnson