September 12, 2022 Agenda

Board Meeting            September 13, 2022   7pm     Emmet Town Hall

Posted:   September 8, 2022    


  1. Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Minutes
  3. Treasurers Report
  4. Pay Monthly Bills
  5. Correspondence.
  6. Reports
    1. Watertown & Waterloo Fire Dept. monthly reports.
  7. Old Business
  8. New Business
    1. DCLR & PD Chris Coughlin-Minor Land Division Letter of Intent Form to split off the home from the land.
    1. DCLR & PD Jeff & Lisa Kluslow new shed
  9. Miscellaneous
    1. Budget Planning Date picked
  10. Public Comment


  1. Next month’s meeting date October 10 2022, 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

August 8, 2022 Minutes

Board Meeting                                   August 8, 2022                                    7pm


Attendance: Chairman Neale Jones, Supervisor Peter McFarland, Supervisor Ron Johnson, Clerk-Treasurer Susan Johnson, Dean & Kristi Kassube, Steve Yohn.

 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 Clerk-Treasurer Johnson, 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-Treasurer Johnson; Supervisor Johnson made a motion to pay monthly bills and Supervisor McFarland seconded. Motion Carried.

5. Correspondence.

a. DCLR & PD sent notice of Chris Coughlin requesting a Minor Land Division Letter of Intent. It was laid over until the September 12, 2022 monthly board meeting. The Plan Commission will need to meet to discuss on August 25, 2022 at the Town of Emmet at 7pm.

b. DCLR & PD sent notice of an approved new shed for Jeff and Lisa Kluslow at W7824 Quarry Road. Noted by the board.

c. Dodge County Highway Commission sent notice of the resurfacing on County Hwy Q. “Please Note: When the new asphalt is being placed, the paving vehicles will occupy the entire width of the roadway so there will be no access to the roadway for a short period of time. This will last a few hours until the new asphalt is ready for traffic. Other than the placement of the new asphalt, access for residents and emergency vehicles will be maintained during construction.

6. Reports.

a. Watertown Rural Fire Report and the Waterloo Fire Department report were not available at meeting time.

b. The Watertown Rural Fire Department met on July 18, 2022 to discuss the purchase of a new tanker truck for the four rural townships (Emmet, Watertown, Milford, Shields). This tanker is used to haul water to the four townships when a fire occurs. The current tanker truck is 35 years old, and the pump is not working up to code, the steel water tank also rusting, soon may develop leaks. It is set off to the side at the Watertown Fire Station and used only in emergencies. The townships are interested in purchasing a $546,967.00 Custom Stainless-Steel Tender. Chairman John Thoma made a motion to proceed with the purchase of the Custom Tender

and Supervisor Ron Johnson seconded. All townships were in favor. Each township will be responsible for there portions of payment due in three years. The Town of Shields portion is $114853.00.  The Wisconsin Towns Attorneys will review the contract before signing. At tonight’s meeting Supervisor Johnson made a motion that the Town of Shields move forward with the purchase of the new Custom Tender after the WTA has reviewed the contact for approval, and Supervisor Peter McFarland seconded. Motion Carried all were in favor.

7. Old Business-None to report.

8. New Business.

a. Discussion took place about the Town of Emmet mowing the Shields ditches for the past few years, at a cost of $100 per hour and the rising gas prices. Chairman Jones made a motion to increase the hourly cost to $110 per hour due to the cost in rising gas prices, Supervisor McFarland seconded. Motion Carried all were in favor.   

9. Miscellaneous.

a. The WTA (Wisconsin Towns Association) Convention is October 9-11th this year. The Board will not be attending this year. Noted by the board.

b. The 2022 Fall Workshop will be held around the state in September. Clerk-Treasurer Johnson and Chairman Jones will be taking the Webinar classes on-line. Classes start Monday and go thru Thursday, with four hours each day. Noted by the board.

b. Dodge County Clean Sweep Collection will take place Saturday, September 27, 2022 from 8am-12 Noon. You must pre-register by calling 920-386-3790. House holds are $10 per vehicle. Location: Dodge County Highway Dept. Shop, (Town of Trenton), N8856 CTH A, Beaver Dam, WI 53916.

10. Public Comment-

a. On Thursday, September 1, 2022, the McFarlandale Dairy, N302 County Rd K will be hosting the Twilight Meeting. It’s a time to join in discussions with your neighbors, leaders, and local elected officials to share ideas and solutions for issues that affect us all-water, conservation, transportation, local ordinances and more. Join the McFarland’s at 6pm for a 60-minute farm tour, 7pm free ice cream followed by 8:30pm facilitated discussions about how we can make our communities stronger.

11. Next month’s meeting date; September 12, 2022 at 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

Supervisor Johnson called for the meeting to be adjourned at 8:03pm and Supervisor McFarland seconded. Motion Carried Meeting Adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted by Clerk-Treasurer Susan Johnson