October 10, 2022 Agenda

Board Meeting October 10, 2022 7pm Emmet Town Hall

Posted: October 6, 2022

  1. Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Minutes
  3. Treasurers Report
  4. Pay Monthly Bills
  5. Correspondence.
  6. Reports
    a. Watertown & Waterloo Fire Dept. monthly reports.
    b. WTA Workshop
  7. Old Business
    a. Assessor Position update.
  8. New Business
    a. DCLR & PD Minor Land Division Letter of Intent, Neale Jones.
    b. 2023 Stray Animal Contract
    c. Yearly 911 Joint Power Agreement
  9. Miscellaneous
    a. Budget Planning Prep, October 11, 2022 7pm at the clerk’s home.
    b. Budget Hearing will follow the November 14, 2022 monthly board meeting.
  10. Public Comment
  11. Next month’s meeting date November 14, 2022, 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

September 12, 2022 Minutes

Board Meeting                                   September 12, 2022                           7pm


Attendance: Chairman Neale Jones, Supervisor Peter McFarland, Supervisor Ron Johnson, Clerk-Treasurer Susan Johnson, Assessor P. Joseph Plasil, 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 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 McFarland made a motion to pay monthly bills and Supervisor Johnson seconded. Motion Carried.

5. Correspondence.

a. DCLR & PD sent Minor Land Division Letter of Intent for Neale Jones. The Plan Commission will meet on September 22, 2022 at 7pm. Noted by the board.

a. The Watertown Rural Fire Department for July 2022 was 0-Fire call, 3-EMS calls, no MVA & no HAZCON. The Waterloo Fire Department reports: for July and August were 0-Fire call, 0-EMS calls, no MVA & no HAZCON. Noted by the board.

7. Old Business.

a. The Agricultural Community Engagement (ACE) Twilight meeting was held September 1, 2022 at McFarlandale Dairy, LLC. There were 140 in attendance to join the discussion water, conservation, transportation, local ordinances and more. It was a great success.

The McFarland & Benders would like to thank all who attended.

8. New Business.

a.  DCLR & PD sent a Minor Land Division Letter of Intent Form for Chris Coughlin. The Plan Commission met on August 25, 2022 and recommended approval of the home at W8468 Cty Trk Q to be split off from the farmland. The Town of Shields Board reviewed the request and after a short discussion, Supervisor Johnson made a motion to accept the Land to be split off from the home at W8468 Cty Trk Q, and Supervisor McFarland seconded. Motion Carried all were in favor.

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

c. The town board is discussing the changing the Assessors position from elected to appointed. Our current elected Assessor P. Joseph Plasil will be retiring in June of 2023. Discussion also took place of hiring the firm that the Assessor has been using, which is Assessment Technologies of Wisconsin, LLC. More information needs to be gathered to complete this.

9. Miscellaneous.

a. The 2023 Budget Planning prep date will be October 11, 2022 at 7pm at the Clerk’s home. The Budget Hearing will be held following the November 14th monthly board meeting. The public is welcome to attend.

10. Public Comment.

a.  Resident Steven Yohn was present at the monthly meeting and offed that he has been mowing the transfer site since he has purchased the property at W7835 County Rd Q, he is requesting a payment of $30 per month to continue to do so if the town board agrees. Supervisor McFarland made a motion to pay Steven Yohn $30 for mowing the transfer site, until further notice, and Supervisor Johnson seconded. Motion Carried all were in favor.

b. A reminder the Transfer Site is open Thursday evening from 6-8pm year-round.

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

Supervisor Johnson called for the meeting to be adjourned at 8:13pm and Chairman Jones seconded. Motion Carried Meeting Adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted by Clerk-Treasurer Susan Johnson