Board Meeting October 18, 2021 7pm
Attendance: Chairman Neale Jones, Supervisor Peter McFarland, Supervisor Ron Johnson, Clerk-Treasurer Susan Johnson, Randy Soldner, Dean & Kristie Kassube, Todd & Kandice Blank, Mike & Carson Henneberry, Steve Yohn, CJ Micale, Dawn Bratz, Cody Bratz, Dan Guerin, Jeff & Lisa Kluslow.
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 McFarland to accept the minutes as read, seconded by Supervisor Johnson. Motion Carried.
3. The Treasurers Report was read by the Clerk-Treasurer Johnson, 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-Treasurer 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 October 20, 2021 at 7:30pm at the Dodge County Administration Building. Clerk Johnson is going to attend. Noted by the board.
a. The Watertown Rural Fire Department Report for June was 2-Fire Runs and 1-MVA runs, July was 2-Fire Runs and 2-EMS runs, August was 1-EMS run to the township. The Waterloo Fire Department report was not available at meeting time.
b. The WTA Convention was attended by Supervisor Johnson and Clerk-Treasurer Johnson on October 10-12, 2021 in Wisconsin Dells. There were many listening sessions.
ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act), Elections Commissions, WI Broadband Updates, and many others these were a few we attended.
7. Old Business-none to report.
8. New Business.
a. Supervisor Johnson read the minutes from the September 23, 2021 Plan Commission Meeting. The recommendation from the Plan Commission was to move forward with the conditional use application. DCLR & PD sent notice of a Conditional Use Permit Application, for a 1-acre nonfarm single family residential lot within the A-1 Prime Agricultural Zoning District. Allen & Shirley Sell would like to sell off 1-Acre of Ag Land from their Active Working Farm Operation into a
Single-Family Residence, for Dale and Dawn Bratz. After a short discussion, Supervisor Johnson made a motion accept the Conditional Use Permit Application for Allen & Shirley Sell, even though the neighbors have some opposition to the location, and Supervisor McFarland seconded. Motion Carried all were in favor.
b. DCLR & PD sent notice of a Letter of Intent Notification for a Minor Land Division. Allen & Shirley Sell would like to sell off 1-Acre of Ag Land, from an Active Working Farm Operation into a Single-Family Residence. Supervisor McFarland made a motion accept the application for a Minor Land Division Letter of Intent for Allen & Shirley Sell, even though the neighbors have some opposition to the location, and Supervisor Johnson seconded. Motion Carried all were in favor.
c. DCLR & PD sent notice of a Minor Land Division Letter of Intent for Brian Kassube, to divide off 2.5 acres of land with home and buildings on, and to leave the rest of the 37.5 acres as farmland. After a short discussion, Supervisor Johnson made a motion to accept the Minor Land Division Letter of Intent application and Supervisor McFarland seconded. Motion Carried all were in favor.
d. DCLR & PD sent notice of a Rezoning Petition for Brian Kassube, to divide 2.5 acres of land with the home and buildings. After a short discussion Supervisor Johnson made a motion to accept the Minor Land Division Letter of Intent application and Supervisor McFarland seconded. Motion Carried all were in favor.
e. Dodge County Humane Society sent the Stray Animal Contract for 2022, the option the board chose was “A lump sum of $1300 which covers up to 5 domestic stray animals. Animals more than 5 will be charged $300 per animal.
This is up $200 from last year’s contract. Supervisor McFarland made a motion to accept the 2022 Dodge County Humane Society Contract, and Supervisor Johnson seconded. Motion Carried all were in favor.
f. Dodge County Sheriff’s Office sent the yearly 911 Joint Powers Agreement for 2022. Supervisor Johnson made a motion to accept the contract as written, and Supervisor McFarland seconded. Motion Carried all were in favor.
10. Public Comment-
a. ATV/UTV discussion started by Chairman Jones, people in the township have been contacting him about bringing the ATV/UTV back up for discussion. Kandice Blank has brought a petition tonight she has collected about seventy signatures in favor of having
the all-terrain vehicles run on the town of shields roads. Kandice also contacted Randy Soldner from the “Quad County Runners ATV/UTV Club” to be present tonight to answer as many questions as possible. The Town Board is going to look over past and present information and will have another discussion at the November 8, 2021 monthly board meeting at the Emmet Town Hall at 7pm. The Board would like to invite Town of Shields residents to attend this meeting, (not non-resident club members) to hear your thoughts on ATV/UTV in the town of Shields. You can also email the clerk your vote and reason why you are voting this way. Please attend if you have questions.
11. Next month’s meeting date; November 8 2021 at 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.
Supervisor Johnson called for the meeting to be adjourned at 8:03pm and Chairman Jones seconded. Motion Carried Meeting Adjourned.
Respectfully Submitted by Clerk-Treasurer Susan Johnson