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.
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
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
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
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.
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