November 14, 2022 Budget Hearing and Special Meeting of the Electors

Minutes Budget Hearing

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

  1. The Budget Hearing was called to order by Chairman Jones at 7:20pm. The proposed 2023 Budget was reviewed by those present and there were no questions. Supervisor McFarland made a motion to accept the 2023 Budget with a tax levy of $160,316 and Supervisor Johnson seconded. Motion Carried, all were in favor.
  2. Supervisor Johnson called for the meeting to be adjourned at 7:22pm, Supervisor McFarland seconded. Motion carried all were in favor.

Special Meeting of the Electors

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

  1. The Special Meeting of the Electors was called to order by Chairman Jones at 7:22pm. Supervisor Johnson read the proposed Ordinance No. 04-2022, which proposes that the position of Elected Assessor be changed to Appointed Assessor. Supervisor Johnson made a motion to accept Ordinance No. 04-2022 that the position of Assessor become Appointed starting the end 2023 Board of Review, and Assessor P. Joseph Plasil seconded. Motion Carried, all were in favor. 5-Yes votes.
  2. Chairman Jones called for the meeting to be adjourned at 7:27pm and Supervisor Johnson seconded. Motion carried all were in favor.

Respectfully Submitted by Clerk-Treasurer Susan Johnson

November 14, 2022 Minutes

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

 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. The Watertown Rural Fire Department report for September 2022 was 1-Fire call, no EMS calls, no MVA & no HAZCON. The Waterloo Fire Department report was not available at meeting time.

b. Chairman Jones and Clerk-Treasurer Johnson attended the Waterloo Fire Department meeting that was held on October 17th to discuss the needs the Townships will continue to need in the future. The City of Waterloo and The Town of Waterloo are in the process of writing a new “Agreement for Fire Protection and Ambulance Service” and wanted the townships input for the future.

c. Dodge County Unit Meeting was not attended by the board.

7. Old Business-none to report.

8. New Business.

a.  The town received from the Department of Revenue, a first notice of First Notice of Non-Compliance for the assessment of value of the township. The Board will investigate doing a full re-evaluation of the town ship in 2024, when we bring in Grota Appraisals.

9. Miscellaneous-none to report.

10. Public Comment-none to report.

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

Chairman Jones called for the meeting to be adjourned at 7:19pm and Supervisor Johnson seconded. Motion Carried Meeting Adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted by Clerk-Treasurer Susan Johnson

November 14, 2022 Budget Hearing & Special Meeting of Electors Agenda

Budget Hearing Meeting   November 14, 2022

Following Board Meeting

                                                Agenda

  1. Call meeting to order
  2. Proposed Budget
  3. Adopt the 2023 tax levy to be paid in 2024
  4. Adjourn

Special Meeting of the Electors     November 14, 2022

Following the Budget Hearing

Agenda

  1. Call meeting to order
  2. Change position of the Town of Shields Assessor to Appointed instead of Elected
  3. Vote
  4. Adjourn

November 14, 2022 Agenda

Board Meeting            November 14, 2022    7pm     Emmet Town Hall

Posted:   November 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. Waterloo Fire Department meeting report
    1. Dodge County Unit Meeting
    1.  
  7. Old Business
    1.  
  8. New Business
    1. First Notice of Non-Compliance DOR
    1.  
  9. Miscellaneous
    1.  
  10. Public Comment

       a.  

  1. Next month’s meeting date December 12, 2022, 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

Special Meeting of the Electors

STATE OF WISCONSIN

Town of Shields,

Dodge, County

Notice is here by given that a special town meeting of the Town of Shields, Dodge County, Wisconsin, will be held at the town at the Emmet Town Hall, W6777 Second Street Road, Watertown, WI 53098. On November 14, 2022, following the Budget Hearing of the Electors. The purpose of the meeting is to change the position of and Elected Assessor to an Appointed Assessor. A request for the meeting having been made by the Town Board of the Town of Shields, Dodge County.

Dated this 21st day of October, 2022

Susan Johnson, Clerk-Treasurer Town of Shields

TOWN OF SHIELDS, DODGE COUNTY

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Monday, November 14, 2022 held at 7:30 pm, at the Emmet Town Hall, W6777 Second Street Road, Watertown, WI will hold PUBLIC HEARING on the PROPOSED 2023 BUDGET of the Town of Shields in Dodge County will be held. The proposed budget is available for inspection at the town clerk’s office by appointment 920-261-7154.

NOTICE OF SPECIAL TOWN MEETING OF THE ELECTORS OF

THE TOWN OF SHIELDS, DODGE COUNTY

Notice is hereby given that on Monday, November 14, 2022 immediately following completion of the monthly Board Meeting @ 7pm, Public Hearing of the Electors on the proposed 2023 Budget, at the Emmet Town Hall, W6777 Second Street Road, Watertown, WI a Special Town Meeting of the Electors called pursuant to Section 60.12(1) (c) of the Wisconsin Statutes by the town board of the following proposed will be held.

  1. To adopt 2022 tax levy to be paid in 2023 pursuant to the Section 60.10(1) (a) of Wisconsin Statutes.

Dated this 26th day of October 2022

By: Clerk Susan Johnson

PROPOSED BUDGET 2023

                                         2022                                        2023               

                                      Budget                         Proposed Budget                    % change

REVENUES:                                                    

TAXES (Levy)             $159,866                                 $ 160,316                         +0.3%

InterGov. Revenues     $ 95,969                                  $ 104,219                       +8.6%

License & Permits        $   3,850                                  $     3,550                        -0 .7%

Public Charges           $      900                                   $     1,100                        +.22%

TOTAL REVENUE   $260,585                                 $ 269,185                         +3.3%

EXPENDITURES:

General Government     $ 66,295                                  $   71,670                       +8.1%

Public Safety                 $ 53,980                                  $   55,200                       +2.2%

Public Works                $ 18,610                                  $   18,885                        +1.4%

Highway Maintenance  $117,400                                 $ 120,130                        +2.3%

Health & Human Services    ,300                                 $     3,300                            -23%

Capital Outlay         $0                                            $          0                                0% 

TOTAL EXPENDITURES  260,585                                 $ 269,185                       +3.3%

POSTED; October 26, 2022

Special Meeting of the Electors

STATE OF WISCONSIN

Town of Shields,

Dodge, County

Notice is here by given that a special town meeting of the Town of Shields, Dodge County, Wisconsin, will be held at the town at the Emmet Town Hall, W6777 Second Street Road, Watertown, WI 53098. On November 14, 2022, following the Budget Hearing of the Electors. The purpose of the meeting is to change the position of and Elected Assessor to an Appointed Assessor. A request for the meeting having been made by the Town Board of the Town of Shields, Dodge County.

Dated this 21st day of October, 2022

Susan Johnson, Clerk-Treasurer Town of Shields

October 10, 2022 Minutes

Board Meeting                                   October 10, 2022                                7pm

Minutes

Attendance: Chairman Neale Jones, Supervisor Peter McFarland, Supervisor Ron Johnson, Clerk-Treasurer Susan Johnson, Assessor P. Joseph Plasil, Steve Kauffeld.

 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. Linda Jones from Rubicon sent an email to Chairman Jones asking for support of Amending the Dodge County Ordinance to be more restrictive, regarding Green Energy for Solar Panel Projects. Linda’s is hoping you will agree changing the ordinance. Her understanding right now there is no way to recycle these panels and what happens if there are fires are they equipped to handle these types of fires. If you have questions, you can email her at jones.linda1111@gmail.com. Noted by the board.

b. The Wisconsin Towns Association put together a 2023 Salary Survey for populations 1-9,999 residents within the 6 Districts throughout the state. The Average and Median salaries are listed below; Chairman A-$6,267 M-$5850, Supervisors A-$3,723 M-$3250, Clerk-Treasurer A-$36,712 M-$33,525. It helps see where the TO-Shields falls. Noted by the board.

c. There will be a Dodge County Unit Meeting for town officials on October 19, 2022 at 7:30 pm at the Dodge County Administration Building. Noted by the board.

d. The Demographic Service Center sent notice of the final estimate for the Town of Shields as 510. DOA’s 2022 estimates are based on the U.S Census Bureau’s 2020 counts.

6. Reports.

a. Watertown Rural Fire Reports the Watertown Rural Fire Department for August 2022 was 1-Fire call, 1-EMS calls, no MVA & no HAZCON. The Waterloo Fire Department report September 2022 was 0-Fire call, 0-EMS calls, no MVA & no HAZCON.

b. The 2022 Fall Workshops were attended by Chairman Jones and Clerk Johnson. The virtual programming included reviewing Chart of Accounts, Form C/CT, Budget and Levy Adoption Procedures, Municipal Levy Limit Worksheet, Revaluations, Protecting Town

Roads with Weight Limits, Building your Tax Bill, Tax Collection and Settlements, Grants/ARPA and Emergency Preparedness. All classes held a lot of information and were a good update of new procedures.

7. Old Business-none to report.

8. New Business.

a. DCLR & PD Minor Land Division Letter of Intent for Neale R. Jones for the parcel 2412-004 which is 3.5 acres to be combined with Aaron & Jill Jones parcel with the remainder .5 acres to someday might be sold to Steven Yohn. After discussion Supervisor McFarland made a motion to approve the Minor Land Division Letter of Intent Form for Neale R Jones, and Supervisor Johnson seconded. Motion Carried all were in favor.

b. The 2023 Stray Animal Contract was available for review. After discussion about the three hundred dollars in crease. Supervisor Johnson made a motion to approve the 2023 Stay Animal Contract and Supervisor McFarland seconded. Motion carried all were in favor.

c. The yearly 911 Joint Powers Agreement was available for Chairman Jones to sign. Supervisor McFarland made a motion to approve the 2023 911 Joint Power Agreement and Supervisor Johnson seconded. Motion carried all were in favor.

d. P. Joseph Plasil turned in a letter tonight officially retiring from the Town of Shields Board as the Town of Shields Assessor. He final day will be after Board of Review in May or June of 2023. He has been the Assessor for almost 55 years!! Thank you, Joe!! More to follow.

9. Miscellaneous.

a. Budget Planning Prep will be held on October 11, 2022 at 7pm at the clerk’s home.

b. Electors meeting on the 2023 Budget Hearing will follow the November 14, 2022 monthly board meeting.

10. Public Comment.

a. Supervisor Johnson made a comment on WOW how nice is it to drive on Hwy Q now.

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

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

Respectfully Submitted by Clerk-Treasurer Susan Johnson

Voting by Absentee Ballot

VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT November 8, 2022 Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may submit a request to vote an absentee ballot to their municipal clerk.

A qualified elector is any U.S. citizen, who will be 18 years of age or older on Election Day, who has resided in the ward or municipality where he or she wishes to vote for at least 28 consecutive days before the election. The elector must also be registered in order to receive an absentee ballot. Proof of identification must be provided before an absentee ballot may be issued. Contact your municipal clerk and request that an application for an absentee ballot be sent to you for the election. You may also submit a written request in the form of a letter or you may apply for an absentee ballot online at MyVote.wi.gov. Your written request must list your voting address within the municipality where you wish to vote, the address where the absentee ballot should be sent, if different, and your signature. PROOF OF IDENTIFICATION MUST ALSO BE PROVIDED. You may make written application to your municipal clerk for an absentee ballot in person, by mail, by fax, by email or at MyVote.wi.gov. Making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail:

The deadline for making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail is: 5 pm on the fifth day before the election, November 3, 2022. Note: Special absentee voting application provisions apply to electors who are indefinitely confined to home or a care facility, in the military, hospitalized, or serving as a sequestered juror. If this applies to you, contact the municipal clerk regarding deadlines for requesting and submitting an absentee ballot. Voting an absentee ballot in person: You may also request and vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office or other specified location during the days and hours specified for casting an absentee ballot in person.

Town of Shields Clerk Susan Johnson N1662 Wood Rd. (mailing address) Watertown, WI 53098 920-261-7154 By appt only (M-F).

The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is: October 25, 2022 **The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is Friday, November 4, 2022, at 5pm, unless otherwise indicated.

No in-person absentee voting may occur on the day before the election. The Municipal Clerk will deliver voted ballots returned on or before Election Day to the proper polling place or counting location before the polls close on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted. Dated at Watertown, Wisconsin, this 6 th day of October 2022