Agenda September 13, 2021

Board Meeting            September 13, 2021   7pm     Emmet Town Hall

Posted:   September 9, 2021


  1. Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Minutes
  3. Treasurers Report
  4. Pay Monthly Bills
  5. Correspondence.
    1. Population TO-Shields 566
  6. Reports
    1. Watertown & Waterloo Fire Dept. monthly reports.
  7. Old Business
  8. New Business
    1. Dodge County Highway Commission Maintenance Agreement
  9. Miscellaneous
    1. Change October Board Meeting date to October 18, 2021.
    1. Set up Budget for 2022
  10. Public Comment


  1. Next month’s meeting date October 18, 2021, 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

Plan Commission Minutes

Town of Shields

Dodge County, Wisconsin


Planning Commission                         August 26, 2021         


                        Attendance: Chairman Tony Peirick, Shannon O’Gorman, Sandee Macht, Rachel Schroeder, Frances Milburn, Lee Buescher, Mary Ignarski, Patty Ignarski, Nancy Ignarski, Vick Ignarski, Gary Sell, Dale & Dawn Bratz, Travis Miller.

  1. The August 26, 2021, Planning Commission meeting was called to order by Chairman Tony Peirick at 7:06pm at the Emmet Town Hall.
  • The July 22, 2021 Minutes were read by clerk Susan Johnson. Rachel Schroeder made a motion to accept the minutes as read and Sandee Macht seconded. Motion carried all were in favor.
  • Dodge County Land Resources and Parks Department (DCLR & PD) sent notice for a Minor Land Division Letter of Intent Form for Allen and Shirley Sell. Mr. & Mrs. Sell would like to split off one (1) acre of A-1 prime agriculture land on a 35-acre parcel. The intent to sell the property to Dale and Dawn Bratz.
  • Clerk Johnson presented the Minor Land Division to the board and also noted that before any recommendation can be made the correct paperwork is out of order right now. The Minor Land Division Letter of Intent Form needs to be filed with the Conditional User Permit together. The proper paperwork was not ready at meeting time. The discussion and recommendations were tabled until the paperwork can be filed. The next meeting will take place on September 23, 2021 at 7pm at the Emmet Town Hall.  

            Respectfully submitted by Susan Johnson

August 9, 2021 Minutes

Board Meeting                                   August 9, 2021                                    7pm


Attendance: Chairman Neale Jones, Supervisor Peter McFarland, Supervisor Ron Johnson, Clerk-Treasurer Susan Johnson, Rob Bender, Christine Bender, Cindy McFarland, Dale & Dawn Bratz.

 1. The Board meeting was called to order at 7:06pm 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. Correspondence.

a. The Professional Dairy Producers will hold the “Ace Twilight Meetings, Aug 23 @ Nehls Brothers Farm Ltd in Dodge County. Everyone is welcome to attend. RSVP to 1-800-947-7379 if you would like to attend. Other events are being held in Grant, Marathon and Polk Counties. Noted by the board.

b. Dodge County clean sweep will be held on Saturday, August 28, 2021. For more information and pre-registration visit the Extension Dodge County website at: . Noted by the board.

c. DCLR & PD sent notice of an approved Land Use Permit for a new barn for the McFarlandale Dairy LLC. Noted by the board.

d. DCLR & PD sent notice of the Public Hearing: Amendment to the Dodge County Year 2030 Comprehensive Plan involving Farmland Preservation Plan Map Dodge County, WI.

It can be view at . Noted by the board.

6. Reports.

a. The Watertown Rural Fire Report for June was 2-Fire Run to the township. The Waterloo Fire report was not ready at meeting time.

b.  The security camera at the Transfer Site is being worked on by the Chairman and Clerk-Treasurer. We may need to purchase another camera to cover the entire area of the Transfer Site.

c. The 2021 Levy Limit will be available September 1st, the township will be looking at raising the levy this year. Special Elector meeting will be held in the next few months.

I will keep you posted.

d. Chairman Jones has contacted Liberty Tire Recyclers to get rid of the tire pile at the transfer site. If you need to dispose of tires, please see Melody or Dale at the Transfer Site for the prices according to the size of the tire. There also is a NEW FEE Schedule at the Transfer Site. Please note the updates see the posting on the sign board at the site.

e. The Dodge County Unit Meeting was July 21, 2021 attend by Chairman Jones and Clerk-Treasurer Johnson. Speaker Mike Koles, WTA Executive Director talked on the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) and updated on State Budget. Representative Joan Ballweg also spoke on the State Budget.

7. Old Business-none to report.

8. New Business.

a.  DCLR & PD sent a request for McFarlandale Dairy for a Conditional Use Permit under the Land Use Code, Dodge County to allow the expansion of an animal confinement facility within the A-1 Prim Agricultural Zoning District with a maximum 1589 animal units on this site. The Plan Commission has met on this matter and has made a recommendation to the town board to approve the DCLR & PD request. The board asked Robb & Christine Bender to explain what they plan to do. After discussion Supervisor McFarland chose to abstain from any motion. Chairman Jones then made a motion to accept the DCLR & PD Conditional Use Permit and Supervisor Johnson seconded, motion carried. All were in favor.

b. The town board has opened a savings account for the Town of Shields and has closed out a CD to transfer to the savings account. This will make it easier to transfer funds to checking as needed for monthly meeting. Chairman Jones made a motion to close out CD 3579 and transfer the money to the savings account for the Town of Shields, and Chairman Johnson seconded. Motion Carried. All were in favor.

9. Miscellaneous-None to report.  

10. Public Comment

a. Dale and Dawn Bratz came to the meeting to make sure they had the correct paperwork for a Minor Land Division of 1-acre of property, the owners are Allen and Shirley Sell. The proposed property is located on Walton Road. The Plan Commission will meet on August 26, 2021 at 7pm at the Emmet Town Hall. All are welcome to attend.

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

Chairman Jones  called for the meeting to be adjourned at 8:33pm and Supervisor Johnson seconded. Motion Carried Meeting Adjourned. Respectfully Submitted by Clerk-Treasurer Susan Johnson