February 14, 2022 Minutes

Board Meeting                                   February 14, 2022                              7pm

Minutes

Attendance: Chairman Neale Jones, Supervisor Peter McFarland, Supervisor Ron Johnson, Clerk-Treasurer Susan Johnson, Assessor P. Joseph Plasil, Randy Soldner, Mike Henneberry, Steven Yohn, Cindy & Bruce Williams, Todd & Kandice Blank, Chris Leischer, Steve Kaufeld Jay Blasé, Shannon O’Gorman.

 1. The Board meeting was called to order at 7:01pm 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-None to report.

6. Reports.

a. Waterloo Fire report for December 2021. There were no calls to the Town of Shields.  In 2021,  totals for the year are City of Waterloo, Township of Portland, mutual aid for Lake Mills, Watertown, Ixonia, Marshall was: EMS-386, Fire-55, Hazardous Conditions-19, False Alarms-28, Motor Vehicle Crash-9, Service Calls-41, Rescue Calls-0, Weather Related Calls-1. Total runs for Waterloo Fire Department 539.

b. Watertown Rural Fire Department report was not ready at meeting time. The decision of the Tender was to check into more pricing. Prices are unlikely to decrease, moving forward placing an order for a new pumper tender is probably likely to happen.

c. Dodge County Unit Meeting and Dodge County Broadband Assessment Study meeting, were attended by Chairman Jones. Both covered the Broadband Assessment Study. DCLR & PD members were in attendance to gather, information, questions and answers and how long will this take to implement. There is a study being put together to answer all these questions. It will take a long time for the infrastructure to be put in place and will be the most expensive part. More information will be coming.

d. A stop sign will be fixed @Barry and Long Roads, and an upside down signed on Walton @Long Road. Noted by board.

7. Old Business.

a. ATV/UTV Ordinance was read aloud by Supervisor Johnson. Chairman Jones asked for any question to be addressed. There were none. Supervisor Johnson maid a motion to accept Ordinance 2022-03 All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV) and Utility-Terrain Vehicle (UTV) Routes on all Highway roads in the Town of Shields, and Supervisor McFarland seconded. Motion Carried, all were in favor. No one opposed, No one abstained. Clerk will post and publish ordinance and mail copies.

8. New Business-None to report.

9. Miscellaneous-None to report.

10. Public Comment-

a. Steve Kauffeld stood and asked for support in the upcoming April 5th Spring Election. He is running for Dodge County Supervisor District 20, serving Town of Shields, Portland, Elba & Lowell. His bullet points are; Protect our Bill of Rights and Constitution, Pro Law Enforcement, Advocate for Smaller More Efficient County Government, Pro Traditional Family Values, Christian Principles, Support our Farming Communities, Protect our Small Businesses, Will Oppose unjust/Illegal Edicts, Opinions, Mandates. Any Questions his email is: kauffeldstevewi37@gmail.com or 920-285-6810.

b. Chris Leischer asked if there was any new news on what is happening with HWY Q. There has been articles in the paper about DC roads due for repair. At meeting time no definite decision has been made.

11. Next month’s meeting date; March 14, 2022 at 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

Supervisor Johnson called for the meeting to be adjourned at 7:39pm and Supervisor McFarland seconded. Motion Carried Meeting Adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted by Clerk-Treasurer Susan Johnson

Ordinane 2022-03

ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE AND UTILITY-TERRAIN VEHICLE ROUTES ON ALL HIGHWAY ROADS IN THE TOWN OF SHIELDS

STATE OF WISCONSIN Section 28.18 of the Town Code is created as follows:

Town of Shields, Dodge County

SECTION 1 PURPOSE– The Purpose of this ordinance is to establish All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) and Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV) routes in the Town of Shields, Dodge County, Wisconsin.

SECTION 2 AUTHORITY – The Town of Shields, Dodge County, Wisconsin has the specific authority to adopt this ATV/UTV Route Ordinance under s. 23.33(8)(b) and (11), Wisconsin statues. Any future amendments, revisions or modifications of the statues incorporated herein are made part of this ordinance to secure uniform statewide regulation of ATVs and UTVs.

SECTION 3 OPERATION OF ATV/UTVs- Pursuant to s. 23.33(4)(d)4., Wis. Stats., except as otherwise provided in s. 23.33(4), Wis. Stats., no person may operate an ATV/UTV on the roadway portion of any highway in the town except on the roadways that are designated routes by this ordinance. Operation of ATV/UTV on a roadway in the town that is an ATV/UTV route is authorized for the extreme right of the roadway, except for left turns that may be made from any part of the roadway that is safe given prevailing conditions. ATV/UTVs shall not operate in the ditch, or other parts of the highway right-of-way and yield the right-of-way to other vehicles, pedestrians, animals using the roadway or shoulder.

SECTION 4 DESIGNATION OF ATV/UTV ROUTES

  1. Adoption of State ATV/UTV Laws and Definitions: State ATV and UTV law and definitions found in Wisconsin State Statues 23.33 and Wisconsin Administrative Code NR64 are adopted by reference and fully incorporated herein by reference, pursuant to Wisconsin State Statues 23.33(11)(a).
  2. Routes:  Any town road that is signed in accordance with NR 64.12 and NR 64.12(7)c (as those sections may hereafter be amended) may be used by the ATV/UTVs in accordance with such signage as provided by the applicable portions of 23.33 Wis. Stat and this ordinance.
  3. Designation:  Under Wis. Stat. s. 23.33(8)(b)1, the town of Shields designates all town roads as an ATV/UTV route.

SECTION 5 CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO ATV/UTV ROUTES

  1. Routes shall be marked with uniform ATV/UTV route signs in accordance with s.NR 64.12(7), Wis Administrative Code. No person may do any of the following regarding signs marking town ATV/UTV routes:
  2. Intentionally remove, damage, deface move, or obstruct any uniform ATV/UTV route or trail sign or standard, or intentionally interfere with the effective operation of any uniform ATV/UTV route or trail sign or standards if the sign or standard is legally placed by the state, by this municipality, Quad County Runners ATV/UTV Club or any authorized individual.
  3. In accordance with 23.33(9), ATV/UTV signs will be posted at all entrances to the township. Under Wisconsin Act 87, authorized routes with a posted speed limit in this municipality of 35 mph or less are included as ATV/UTV routes under this ordinance. No ATV/UTV shall be allowed to operate in the Town of Shields, Dodge County roadways between the hours of 10pm and 6am.
  4. Route signs in the Town of Shields shall be provided by and shall be marked by the Quad County Runners ATV/UTV Club or their successor with uniform all-terrain vehicle route signs in accordance with Wisconsin Administrative Code §NR6.12(7). Signage shall be inspected annually and shall be maintained by the Quad County Runners ATV/UTV Club or their successor. The Town shall be notified immediately of any change in responsibility for maintenance of ATV/UTV Route signs.

ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS AND APPLICABLE TIME PERIODS.

  1. All ATV/UTV Operators must be 16 years of age or older and wear seatbelts.
  2. A valid WI Department of Transportation driver’s license is required to operate any ATV/UTV on a designated route within the township.
  3. All ATV/UTV vehicles must be operated in single file.
  4. No ATV/UTV operator shall exceed the posted speed limit of the road being traveled.
  5. All ATV/UTV riders under the age of 18 must wear a helmet.
  6. All ATV/UTVs must be operated on (paved or graveled) road surfaces only.
  7. All ATV/UTV routes may be closed at any time at the discretion of the Town of Shields Town Board.
  8. ATV/UTV operators are required to have applicable liability insurance.
  9. All ATV/UTVs shall have working headlights, taillights, and brake lights.
  10. All ATV/UTVs must always have their headlights and taillights on.
  11. ATV/UTVs many NOT be operated on any Town of Shields roads between the hours of 10pm and 6am.
  12. All ATV/UTV operations are subject to Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources ATV/UTV Laws and Regulations.
  13. All ATV/UTV operators shall slow the vehicle to safe speed when within 100 feet of a pedestrian, bicyclist, or animals.

SECTION 6 ENFORCEMENT This ordinance may be enforced by any law enforcement officer authorized to enforce the laws of the state of Wisconsin.

SECTION 7 PENALTIES The penalties under s. 23.33(13), Wis. Stats., are adopted by reference.

SECTION 8 SEVERABILITY If any provision of this ordinance or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the invalidity does not affect other provisions or applications of this ordinance that can be given effect without the invalid provisions or application, and to this end the provisions of this ordinance are servable.

SECTION 9 MISCELLANEOUS The Clerk is directed to send a copy of this ordinance to the Department of Natural Resources and the Dodge County Sherriff’s Department.

SECTION 10 EFFECTIVE DATE This ordinance is effective upon publication or posting. The Town Clerk shall properly publish this ordinance as required und s.60.80, Wis. Stats.

Adopted this 14th day of February,2022

Chairman Neale R. Jones

Supervisor Ronald Johnson

Supervisor Peter McFarland

Attest: Clerk-Treasurer Susan Johnson

February 14, 2022 Agenda

Board Meeting            February 14, 2022       7pm     Emmet Town Hall

Posted:   February 10, 2022      

Agenda

  1. Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Minutes
  3. Treasurers Report
  4. Pay Monthly Bills
  5. Correspondence.
    1.  
  6. Reports
    1. Watertown & Waterloo Fire Dept. monthly reports.
    1. WFD Tender Truck Update
    1. Dodge County Unit Meeting
    1. Dodge County Broadband Assessment Study
    1. Sign Repairs
    1.  
  7. Old Business
    1. ATV/UTV Ordinance
    1.  
  8. New Business
    1.  
    1.  
  9. Miscellaneous
    1.  
  10. Public Comment

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  1. Next month’s meeting date March 14, 2022, 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

January 10, 2022Minutes

Board Meeting                                   January 17, 2022                                7pm

Minutes

Attendance: Chairman Neale Jones, Supervisor Peter McFarland, Clerk-Treasurer Susan Johnson, Steve Yohn, Bruce & Cindy Williams, Sandee & Josh Macht, Bryanna Bucholtz, David Unger.

 1. The Board meeting was called to order at 6:59pm 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 Chairman Jones. Motion Carried.

3. The Treasurers Report was read by the Clerk-Treasurer Johnson, on a motion by Chairman Jones 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 Chairman Jones seconded. Motion Carried.

5. Correspondence.

a. The 2022 District Meeting dates have changed. Clerk Johnson read the new dates and suggested the Board attend Monday, March 28, 2022, Virtual BOR Certification from 8:30am-12pm at the clerk’s home. Chairman Jones, Supervisor McFarland will attend.

Noted by the board.

b. All Board members are invited to an informational meeting to listen in on (DCB) Dodge County Broadband Assessment Study, on January 24, 2022 at 2pm or 6pm. Noted by the board.

c. Dodge County Unit Meeting will be held on January 19, 2022 at 7:30pm. All board members are invited to attend. Noted by the board.

6. Reports.

a. Watertown Rural Fire Reports; November-no runs to the township, December-one EMS run. The total runs to Shields for 2021 were 4-Fire runs, 13-EMS runs, 0- MVA, 0-HAZCON. Total runs to the township were 19 for 2021.  Waterloo Fire Reports were not ready at meeting time. Chairman Jones also reported on the purchase of a new Tanker/Tender five companies were asked to supply bids, only one sent in a bid. The purchase has been put on hold until further notice.

7. Old Business-

a. The ATV/UTV Ordinance was discussed, the clerk is still collecting the survey slips that were sent out with the tax bills. The discussion was laid over until February 14th board meeting. The deadline for returning the survey’s is February 11, 2022. Noted by the board.

8. New Business-none to report.

9. Miscellaneous-none to report.

10. Public Comment-none to report.

11. Next month’s meeting date; February 14, 2022 at 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

Supervisor McFarland called for the meeting to be adjourned at 7:22pm Chairman Jones seconded. Motion Carried Meeting Adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted by Clerk-Treasurer Susan Johnson

January 17, 2022 Agenda

Board Meeting            January 17, 2022         7pm     Emmet Town Hall

Posted:   January 10, 2022        

Agenda

  1. Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Minutes
  3. Treasurers Report
  4. Pay Monthly Bills
  5. Correspondence.
    1. 2022 District Meeting Registration, choose a date.
    1.  
  6. Reports
    1. Watertown & Waterloo Fire Dept. monthly reports.
    1.  
  7. Old Business
    1. ATV/UTV Ordinance
    1.  
  8. New Business
    1.  
    1.  
  9. Miscellaneous
    1.  
  10. Public Comment

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  1. Next month’s meeting date February 14, 2022, 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

December 13, 2021 Minutes

Board Meeting                                   December 14, 2020                            7pm

Minutes

Attendance: Chairman Neale Jones, Supervisor Peter McFarland, Supervisor Ron Johnson, Treasurer Sue Nampel, Clerk Susan Johnson, Assessor P. Joseph Plasil.

 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 Chairman Jones. Motion Carried.

3. The Treasurers Report was read by the Town Treasurer, on a motion by Chairman Jones to accept the report as read and seconded by Supervisor McFarland. Motion Carried.

4. The monthly bills were read by Clerk Johnson; Supervisor Johnson made a motion to pay monthly bills and Supervisor McFarland seconded. Motion Carried.

5. Correspondences.

a.     DCLR & PD sent an approved Land Use Permit for Ed Wolff for a sixteen by forty- foot pool. Noted by the board.

b. DCLR & PD sent an approved Land Use Permit for Jay Blasé for a new seventy-two by forty-two-foot detached garage. Noted by the board.

c. DCLR & PD sent a Notice of Action/Filing of Decision. The Town Board has put together a letter for Thomas Behling that will be on file with the Dodge County Register of Deeds Office. The letter notes the specifics of the road that will need to be put in by the seller at the time of any sale of the property with the current Zoning Limitations at that time.

d. Rural Mutual Insurance Co. sent notice of a reauthorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2019. This act was signed into law on December 20, 2019 and extends the federal Terrorism Risk Insurance Program until December 31, 2027. Noted by the board.

6. Reports.

a. No Fire reports were available at meeting time.

7. Old Business-No old business to report.

8. New Business.

a.   County Emergency Management sent notice of a resolution they are recommending for adoption. It is the Mitigation Plan. The update serves as a roadmap that outlines

potential cost-effective hazard mitigation activities for future grant funding. The plan highlights the rusks and vulnerabilities that DC faces from natural disasters and

highlights mitigation strategies, that may reduce future losses. Supervisor Johnson made a motion to accept the 2020-03 Resolution of the Dodge County Emergency Management Mitigation Plan and Supervisor Peter McFarland seconded. Motion carried. All were in favor.

b. DCLR & PD sent notice for a Minor Land Division-Letter of Intent Form for John and Irene Miller. The current property is thirty-one-acres, the Millers are requesting to split of one and a half acres for the house and shed, leaving the remaining twenty-nine- and one-half acres as active working farmland. The Plan Commission met on December 10, 2020 at the Emmet Town hall and after a short discussion decided to recommend to the Town Board the Minor Land Division. Supervisor Peter McFarland made a motion to accept the Letter of Intent Notification from DCLR & PD activity number 2020-1195 and Supervisor Johnson seconded. Motion Carried. All were in favor.

c. The 2021 Caucus for the Town of Shields will be held on January 18, 2021 at 7pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

d.  The Town of Shields has been noticing an increase in dumping at the Transfer Site by non-residents. To detour this issue the Town Board has decided to put in electricity at the site, this way we will be able to install motion lights, a web camera and heat to the building for the site works. On a motion by Supervisor Johnson to move forward with this above plan, the process will be beginning as soon as possible and seconded by Supervisor Peter McFarland. Motion Carried. All were in favor.

9. Miscellaneous.

a. Wishing every on a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

10. Public Comment-None

11. Next month’s meeting date; January 11, 2021 at 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

Supervisor Johnson called for the meeting to be adjourned at 8:25pm and Chairman Jones seconded. Motion Carried Meeting Adjourned.

Respectfully Clerk Susan Johnson

December 13, 2021 Agenda

Board Meeting            December 13, 2021    7pm     Emmet Town Hall

Posted:   December 8, 2021     

Agenda

  1. Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Minutes
  3. Treasurers Report
  4. Pay Monthly Bills
  5. Correspondence.
    1. 2022 District Meeting Registration now open for Board members
    1. DCLR & PD sent notice of an approved above ground pool for Rick & Patty Maas
    1. DCLR & PD sent notice of and Extension for Jay Blasé in construction of a shed.
    1.  
  6. Reports
    1. Watertown & Waterloo Fire Dept. monthly reports.
    1.  
  7. Old Business
    1. ATV/UTV laid over until January 17, 2021 Board Meeting
    1.  
  8. New Business
    1. Appoint Election Inspectors for 2022-2023
    1.  
  9. Miscellaneous
    1.  
  10. Public Comment

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  1. Next month’s meeting date January 17, 2021 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

November 8, 2021 Minutes

Board Meeting                                   November 8, 2021                              7pm

Minutes

Attendance: Chairman Neale Jones, Supervisor Peter McFarland, Supervisor Ron Johnson, Clerk-Treasurer Susan Johnson, Assessor P. Joseph Plasil, Randy Soldner, Mike & Shari Brennan, Shannon O’Gorman, Steve Yohn, Josh & Sandee Macht, Candy Grams, Jay & Julie Blasé, Jesse Groeler, Alicia Ellerby, Todd & Kandice Blank.

 1. The Board meeting was called to order at 7:01pm 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.

5. Correspondence-None to report.

6. Reports.

a. The Watertown Rural Fire Department and the Waterloo Fire Department reports were not ready at meeting time.

7. Old Business.

a. ATV/UTV Ordinance discussion was carried out listening to both sides. A survey will be taken when your tax bill is mailed out. Questions about where the signs will be placed and who will maintain, noise was a large topic, hours ATV/UTV should be allowed on the roads. Comparison to Jefferson County rules. If or When TO-Shields passes an ordinance, Dodge County will then choose which County roads will be open for travel in our township. No action will be taken until January or February Board meeting.

b. DCLR & PD Conditional Use Permit and a Minor Land Division Letter of Intent Form for Harold Peckham. Chairman Jones made a motion to allow for the Conditional Use Permit for Harold Peckham and Supervisor Ron Johnson seconded. Motion Carried. All were in favor. Supervisor Ron Johnson made a motion to accept the Minor Land Division for Harold Peckham and Supervisor Peter McFarland seconded. Motion Carried all were in favor.

8. New Business-None to report.

9. Miscellaneous-None to report

10. Public Comment-None to report.

11. Next month’s meeting date; December 13, 2021 at 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

Supervisor Johnson called for the meeting to be adjourned at 8:02pm and Supervisor McFarland seconded. Motion Carried Meeting Adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted by Clerk-Treasurer Susan Johnson

November 8, 2021 Agenda

Board Meeting            November 8, 2021      7pm     Emmet Town Hall

Posted:   November 4, 2021     

Agenda

  1. Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Minutes
  3. Treasurers Report
  4. Pay Monthly Bills
  5. Correspondence.
    1.  
  6. Reports
    1. Watertown & Waterloo Fire Dept. monthly reports.
    1.  
  7. Old Business
    1. ATV/UTV Discussion
    1. DCLR & PD Conditional Use Permit and Minor Land Division Letter of Intent Form, Harold Peckham
    1.  
  8. New Business
    1.  
  9. Miscellaneous
    1.  
  10. Public Comment

       a.  

  1. Next month’s meeting date December 13, 2021, 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

October 18, 2021 Minutes

Board Meeting                                   October 18, 2021                                7pm

Minutes

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.

5. Correspondents.

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.

6. Reports.

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