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.
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 https://www.co.dodge.wi.gov/departments/departments-e-m/land-resources-and-parks
. Noted by the board.
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
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.
Submitted by Clerk-Treasurer Susan Johnson