Board Meeting July 12, 2021 7pm
Attendance: Chairman Neale Jones, Supervisor Peter McFarland, Supervisor Ron Johnson, Clerk/Treasurer Susan Johnson, Assessor P. Joseph Plasil, Marlys Schmidt, Steve Yohn.
1. The Board meeting was called to order at 7:11pm 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 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.
a. Dodge County Unit Meeting will be held on July 21, 2021, at 7pm., at the DC Administration, Neale and Sue will attend.
b. DCLR & PD sent notice of an application of McFarlandale Dairy LLC for a Conditional Use Permit under the Land Use Code, Dodge County, Wisconsin to allow the expansion of an animal confinement facility within the A-1 Prime Agricultural Zoning District with a maximum 1589 animal units on this site, the plan allows for 250 more animals. This will go to the Plan Commission for discussion on July 22, 2021, 7pm at the Emmet Town Hall. And then the board will meet to make a recommendation to the Dodge County, by August 16, 2021.
a. The Watertown Rural Fire & Waterloo Fire Reports were not ready at meeting time.
b. The State of Wisconsin Department of Revenue has sent ARPA Local Fiscal Recovery Funds notice from the American Rescue Plan Act – Local Fiscal Recovery Funds has allocated to the Town of Shields by the U.S. Department of Treasury in the amount of $58,195.72. These funds are to help with added expenses caused from Covid-19 in 2020-2021. The board is looking into how the money can be spent wisely.
c. Scott Construction has finished seal coating Walton Road to Provimi Road and Barry Road To Middle Road with brown ash, Ranch Road was chip sealed with white stone and Long and Walton Road from last year were redone at not charge in the brown ash seal coating.
7. Old Business-None to report.
8. New Business.
a. DCLR & PD sent notice for a Minor Land Division for Marlys Schmidt. The Plan Commission has met and made a recommendation to approve the Minor Land Division. After the board discussed the division, Supervisor McFarland made a motion to approve the Minor Land Division and Supervisor Johnson seconded. Motion Carried all were in favor.
b. DCLR & PD sent notice for a Conditional Use Permit for Marlys Schmidt. The Plan Commission has met and made a recommendation to approve the Conditional Use Permit for Marlys Schmidt. After a brief discussion of the Conditional Use Permit, Supervisor Johnson made a motion to accept the Conditional Use Permit and Supervisor McFarland seconded. Motion Carried all were in favor.
c. The Railroad inspector has discovered that Walton Road Crossing will need to have the crossing sign painted on the road at this spot since the speed limit is more than 35 MPH.
Chairman Jones has been working with the Jefferson County Highway Department and the cost will be $442. Supervisor Johnson made a motion to accept this agreement and Supervisor McFarland seconded. Motion Carried all were in favor.
a. A reminder that the Election tomorrow is for the Representative to the Assembly District 37 Special Election. Polls open at 7am and close at 8pm.
10. Public Comment
a. Steve Yohn was in attendance and had questions about the “Wild Parsnips” that is growing int some of the ditches. He was wondering what can be done about it, mowing more often, county spraying? He said the county used to spray. Chairman Jones will investigate it.
11. Next month’s meeting date; August 9, 2021, at 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.
Supervisor Johnson called for the meeting to be adjourned at 8:19pm and Chairman Jones seconded. Motion Carried Meeting Adjourned.
Respectfully Submitted by Clerk-Treasurer Susan Johnson