Board Meeting                                   April 11, 2022                         7pm

Minutes

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

 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 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. The Dodge County Unit Meeting for board members will be held on April 20, 2022, at the Dodge County Administration Building at 7:30pm. Noted by the board.

b. Vilas County Board of Supervisors sent a “Resolution 2021-63 Request that State Legislature Modify Levy Limits”, they would like to have the board review and put in place if we agree. The sum of the contents is “with rising inflation, the rising cost of energy, and the competition for labor from the private sector it’s becoming harder to keep a budget with the current levy in place on all of us to mange our cities, towns, townships that we are all responsible for. We are not asking for an ability to spend at will we are asking for the ability to pay our bills and retain our people”

It will be laid over until the May meeting for more discussion.

6. Reports.

a. Rural Fire Reports: The Watertown Rural Fire Department for February 2022 was 0-Fire call, 0-EMS calls, 0-MVA & 0-HAZCON. The Waterloo Fire Department for Jan, Feb, Jar were 0-Fire, ES, Hazards, Alarms, Crash, Service, Rescue’s.

b. Board of Review training was taken by Chairman Jones and Clerk-Treasurer Johnson this year. A new rule was put in place by the DOR this year that only one Board member needs to training every year going forward. Noted by the board.

7. Old Business-none to report.

8. New Business.

a. Road Bids were opened from Scott Construction for 2022 Asphaltic Cold mix wedging and Seal Coat Prices were discussed. The board will look at the roads and discuss

which roads should be looked at for 2022? Supervisor Johnson made a motion to accept Scott Construction for the road work prices to be done in 2022, and Supervisor McFarland seconded. All were in favor.

b. DCLR & PD send a Minor Land Division Letter of Intent Form for Neale Jones to create a 1.5 acre split to the property at W7780 County Q. After discussion the property would stay Business/Commercial, Industrial property, Supervisor Johnson made a motion to approve the Minor Land Division Letter of Intent and Supervisor McFarland seconded. Motion carried; all were in favor.

b. An Ordinance to allow the appointed Clerk to participate in the Board of Review for the township was put in place. A motion was made by Supervisor Peter McFarland to accept the “Ordinance to Appoint Town Clerk to the Board of Review 2022-04” and seconded by Supervisor Johnson. All were in favor.

9. Miscellaneous.

a. Open Book for review of the tax roll is set for May 9, 2022 from 5-7pm. And Board of Review is set for May 23, 2022 from 5-7pm, both will take place at the Emmet Town Hall. If you have any questions, please call Joe Plasil at 920-261-6006 or Sue Johnson at 920-261-7154.

b. The Town of Shields Annual Roadside Clean Up will be held April 23, 2022 at the Transfer Site. Garbage bags, water bottles and cookies will be available. I have already had a few calls and emails of neighbors picking up the trash on our roadsides!! Hip Hip Hooray for the TO-Shields residents, keeping everything clean!!

c. The Town of Shields Annual Meeting will be held on April 25, 2022 at the Emmet Town Hall at 7pm.

10. Public Comment- None to report.

11. Next month’s meeting date; May 9, 2022 at 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

Chairman Jones called for the meeting to be adjourned at 7:55pm, he will be late for another meeting and Supervisor Johnson seconded. Motion Carried Meeting Adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted by Clerk-Treasurer Susan Johnson

Ordinance Town Clerk BOR

Ordinance to Appoint Town

Clerk to the Board of Review

2022-04

WHEREAS, pursuant to s.70.46(1), Wis. Stats., the Board of Review is made up of the Town Board Supervisors and the Town Clerk; and

WHEREAS s.70.46(1m), Wis. Stats., prohibits appointed clerks, appointed treasurers, or appointed combined clerk/treasurers from serving on the Board of Review; and

WHEREAS s.70.46(1m) (b) Wis. Stats., requires the town board to fill the vacancy created by the appointed position with an elector of the town; and

WHEREAS, the Town Board desires to have the person holding the office of appointed clerk serve on the Board of Review as a voting member, provided the person is an elector of the town.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Town Board of the Town of Shields, Dodge County, that the person holding the office of appointed clerk-treasurer be hereby appointed to serve on the Board of Review as a voting member, provided the person is an elector of the town; and

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that such appointment remain in effect until the person holding the office of appointed clerk-treasurer is no longer an elector of the town.

Adopted this 11th day of April, 2022

By the Town Board of the Town of Shields, Dodge County:

Chairman:                                                                                                                                           Neale R Jones

Attest:                                                                                                                                                 Susan Johnson

Board of Review-Town of Shields

TOWN OF SHIELDS

2022 OPEN BOOK

NOTICE OF MEETING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Open Book of the 2021 Assessment Roll for the Town of Shields will be available for review. On Monday, May 9, 2022 at the Emmet Town Hall, W6777 Second Street, Watertown, WI. From 5pm-7pm.  This is the time for any property owners having questions about their assessments to meet with the assessor; P. Joseph Plasil for the Town of Shields. Please call Clerk-Susan Johnson for an appointment @ 920-261-7154.

STATE OF WISCONSIN
Town of Shields, Dodge County

2022 BOARD OF REVIEW

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Review for the Town of Shields, Dodge County, Wisconsin, shall hold its first meeting on Monday, May 23, 2022 from 5-7 pm, at the Emmet Town Hall. Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the board of review and procedural requirements if appearing before the board:

1.   No person will be allowed to appear before the board of review, to testify to the board by telephone, or to contest the amount of any assessment of real or personal property if the person has refused a reasonable written request by certified mail of the assessor to view the property.

2.   After the first meeting of the board of review and before the board’s final adjournment, no person who is scheduled to appear before the board of review may contact or provide information to a member of the board about the person’s objection, except at a session of the board.

3.   The board of review may not hear an objection to the amount or valuation of property unless, at least 48 hours before the board’s first scheduled meeting, the objector provides to the board’s clerk written or oral notice of an intent to file an objection, except that upon a showing of good cause and the submission of a written objection, the board shall waive that requirement during the first 2 hours of the board’s first scheduled meeting, and the board may waive that requirement up to the end of the 5th day of the session or up to the end of the final day of the session if the session is less than 5 days with proof of extraordinary circumstances for failure to meet the 48-hour notice requirement and failure to appear before the board of review during the first 2 hours of the first scheduled meeting.

4.   Objections to the amount or valuation of property shall first be made in writing and filed with the clerk of the board of review within the first 2 hours of the board’s first scheduled meeting, except that, upon evidence of extraordinary circumstances, the board may waive that requirement up to the end of the 5th day of the session or up to the end of the final day of the session if the session is less than 5 days. The board may require objections to the amount or valuation of property to be submitted on forms approved by the Department of Revenue, and the board shall require that any forms include stated valuations of the property in question. Persons who own land and improvements to that land may object to the aggregate valuation of that land and improvements to that land, but no person who owns land and improvements to that land may object only to the valuation of that land or only to the valuation of improvements to that land. No person may be allowed in any action or proceedings to question the amount or valuation of property unless the written objection has been filed and that person in good faith presented evidence to the board in support of the objections and made full disclosure before the board, under oath, of all of that person’s property liable to assessment in the district and the value of that property. The requirement that objections be in writing may be waived by express action of the board.

5.   When appearing before the board of review, the objecting person shall specify in writing the person’s estimate of the value of the land and of the improvements that are the subject of the person’s objection and specify the information that the person used to arrive at that estimate.

6.   No person may appear before the board of review, testify to the board by telephone, or object to a valuation if that valuation was made by the assessor or the objector using the income method of valuation, unless the person supplies the assessor with all the information about income and expenses, as specified in the assessor’s manual under s. 73.03 (2a), Wis. stats., that the assessor requests. The Town of Shields has an ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided to the assessor under this paragraph that provides exceptions for persons using information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or the duties of their officer or by order of a court.* The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determined that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under s. 19.35 (1), Wis. stats.

7.   The board shall hear upon oath, by telephone, all ill or disabled persons who present to the board a letter from a physician, surgeon, or osteopath that confirms their illness or disability. No other persons may testify by telephone unless the Board, in its discretion, has determined to grant a property owner’s or their representative’s request to testify under oath by telephone or written statement.   

8.   No person may appear before the board of review, testify to the board by telephone, or contest the amount of any assessment unless, at least 48 hours before the first meeting of the board, or at least 48 hours before the objection is heard if the objection is allowed under s.70.47 (3) (a), Wis. stats., that person provides to the clerk of the board of review notice as to whether the person will ask for the removal of a member of the board of review and, if so, which member, and provides a reasonable estimate of the length of time the hearing will take.

Notice is hereby given this 15 day of April 2022

Susan Johnson

Clerk-Treasurer Town of Shields

Annual Meeting Agenda

Town of Shields Annual Meeting

Agenda @ 7:00pm

Held at Emmet Town Hall

            Posted: April 8, 2022

Agenda

  1. Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Annual Meeting Minutes from April 27, 2021
  3. 2021 Annual Report
  4. Reports
    1. Roadside Clean Up, April 23, 2022
    1. Watertown Rural Fire Department report
    1. Plan Commission
    1. Recycling Transfer Site
    1. 2021 Road Report
  5. New Business
  6. Miscellaneous
    1.  August 19, 2022 Partisan Primary Election
    1. November 8, 2022 General Election
  • Public Comment

       a.  

  • Next year’s meeting date; April 24, 2023, 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

Road Side Clean Up TO-Shields

Shields Township

16th Annual

Spring Roadside Cleanup

Saturday, April 23, 2022

9am – 11am

Meet at Transfer Site (Recycling Center)

  • Sign up for route at recycling center
  • (Or call Susan Johnson 261-7154)
  • Pick up large garbage bags!
  • Water Bottles available
  • Bring filled garbage bags back to Transfer Site by closing, 2pm.

Agenda April 11, 2022

Board Meeting            April 11, 2022  7pm     Emmet Town Hall

Posted:   April 7, 2022   

Agenda

  1. Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Minutes
  3. Treasurers Report
  4. Pay Monthly Bills
  5. Correspondence.
    1. Dodge County Unit Meeting Notice
    1.  
  6. Reports
    1. Sheriff Dale Schmidt
    1. Watertown & Waterloo Fire Dept. monthly reports.
    1. Board of Review Training & WTA Virtual 2022 District Meeting 2022
    1.  
  7. Old Business
    1.  
  8. New Business
    1. Road Bids for 2022
    1. DCLR & PD Minor Land Division Letter of Intent Form; Neale Jones, Business/Commercial, Industrial, address W7780 Cty Hwy Q
    1. Ordinance Appointed Clerk-Treasurer to serve at Board of Review
    1.  
  9. Miscellaneous
    1. Set Open Book and Board of Review Dates
    1. Annual Roadside Clean Up, April 23, 2022 at the Transfer Site
    1. Annual Meeting April 25, 2022 at 7pm @ the Emmet Town Hall
    1.  
  10. Public Comment

       a.  

  1. Next month’s meeting date May 9, 2022 @ 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

March 14, 2022 Minutes

Board Meeting                                   March 14, 2022                                   7pm

Minutes

Attendance: Chairman Neale Jones, Supervisor Peter McFarland, Clerk-Treasurer Susan Johnson, Assessor P. Joseph Plasil, Christine Leischer, Dean & Kristie Kassube.

 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 Clerk-Treasurer Johnson, on a motion by Chairman Jones and 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. DCLR & PD sent an approved application for Dennis Stilling for a Ditch Cleanout. Noted by the board.

b. DCLR & PD sent an approved application for James & Erica Goehl for a concrete slab. Noted by the board.

6. Reports.

a. Rural Fire Reports.

a. The Watertown Rural Fire Department for January 2022 was 1-Fire call, 4-EMS calls, no MVA & no HAZCON. The Waterloo Fire Department report was not available at meeting time.

b. The Izaak Walton League Chapter of Watertown applied for Temporary Class B Picnic Permits for their meet shots on April 24, May 15, June 12, July 17, August 21, September 18, October 16, 2022. Chairman Jones made a motion to accept the permits as written and Supervisor McFarland seconded. Motion Carried, all were in favor.

7. Old Business-none to report.

8. New Business.

a.  The yearly waste contract is due in April. Clerk Johnson reached out to Pellitteri Waste Disposal, Waste Management, GFL Environment Inc., John’s Disposal Service, Badgeland Disposal, Advanced Disposal, LRS and Veolia. Quotes came back from GFL Environmental Inc., LSR-Lakeshore Recycling Systems Service, Veolia and Waste Management of WI. After much discussion Chairman Jones made a motion to accept the

contract agreement from Waste Management, and Supervisor McFarland seconded motion carried. All were in favor.       

9. Miscellaneous.

a. Chairman Jones, Supervisor McFarland, Supervisor Johnson, and Clerk Johnson will meet at the Johnson’s for the 2022 District Virtual Meeting Board of Review meeting. The class is from 8:30am-12pm on Monday, March 28, 2022.

b. The Spring Election will be held on April 5, 2022, Polls OPEN at 7am and CLOSE at 8pm. If you have any questions give the clerk a call.

c. The Annual Roadside Clean Up will be held on April 23, 2022 at the Transfer Site. See Melody & Dale to sign up for a specific road you would like to pick up. Stop by to pick up trash bags. After you fill up your bags bring the trash back to the Transfer Site and grab a bottle of water and a cookie.

d. The Annual Meeting will be held on April 25, 2022 at 7pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

10. Public Comment-none to report.

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

Supervisor McFarland called for the meeting to be adjourned at 7:34pm and Chairman Jones seconded. Motion Carried Meeting Adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted by Clerk-Treasurer Susan Johnson

April 5, 2022 Spring Election

LOCATION AND HOURS OF POLLING PLACE

The Spring Election Vote will be held on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 in the Town of Shields, Dodge County the following polling place locations will be used for the wards indicated:

                           Location                                                                              Wards

Town of Emmet, W6777 Second St. Rd.                                           Ward 1

ALL POLLING PLACES WILL OPEN AT 7:00 A.M. AND WILL CLOSE AT 8:00 P.M.

If you have any questions concerning your polling place, contact the municipal clerk.

                                                  Susan Johnson

                                              N1662 Wood Road

                                                   920-261-7154

All polling places are accessible to elderly and disabled voters.

March 14, 2022 Agenda

Board Meeting            March 14, 2022           7pm     Emmet Town Hall

Posted:   March 10, 2022          

Agenda

  1. Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Minutes
  3. Treasurers Report
  4. Pay Monthly Bills
  5. Correspondence.
    1. DCLR & PD sent an approved application for Dennis Stilling for a Ditch Cleanout.
    1. DCLR & PD sent an approved application for James & Erica Goehl for a concrete slab.
    1.  
  6. Reports
    1. Watertown & Waterloo Fire Dept. monthly reports.
    1. Picnic Permits
    1.  
  7. Old Business
    1.  
  8. New Business
    1. Yearly WM Agreement Renewal
    1.  
  9. Miscellaneous
    1. 2022 District Meeting Monday March 28, Virtual BOR 8:30-12pm@ clerks’ home
    1. Spring Election will be April 5, 2022, Polls Open at 7am and Close at 8pm
    1. Annual Roadside Clean Up will be April 23, 2022 @ the Transfer Site
    1. Annual Meeting, April 25, 2022 @ 7pm at the Emmet Town Hall
    1. Post/Publish Road Bids for May/June?
    1.  
  10. Public Comment

       a.  

  1. Next month’s meeting date April 11, 2022, 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

April 5, 2022 Election Voting by Absentee

VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT April 5, 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, April 1, 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. City of Watertown Megan Dunneisen, Clerk 106 Jones St. / PO Box 477 Watertown, WI 53094 920-262-4006 8 am to 4:30 pm March 22-25 & 28-31 8 am to 5:00 pm April 1 Town of Clyman Clerk Sandra Thoma 735 Main St. / PO Box 159 Clyman, WI 53016 920-296-8749 By appt only Village of Clyman Clerk Connie Kreitzman 713 Morgan St. / PO Box 129 Clyman, WI 53016 920-696-3444 7:30 am to 4:00 pm (M-Th) Village of Hustisford Clerk Kim Hopfinger 201 Lake St./PO Box 345 Hustisford, WI 53034 920-349-3188 8 am to 4:30 pm (M-F) Town of Milford Clerk Trisha Miller W6335 CTH A&Q (Town Hall) W6543 Vandre Road Johnson Creek, WI 53038 920-819-9882 By appt. only (7 days/wk) Town of Concord Clerk Brian Neumann W1095 Concord Center Dr Sullivan, WI 53178 414-534-4220 By appt only Town of Watertown Clerk James Wendt N8302 High Road (Town Hall) W2725 Rock River Paradise (mailing) Watertown, WI 53094 920-261-5690 By appt only Town of Emmet Clerk Deb Carlson W6777 Second Street Rd. Watertown, WI 53098 920-285-3459 By appt only Village of Lowell Clerk Sandy Pocius 105 N. River St. (Village Hall) PO Box 397 (mailing) Lowell, WI 53557 920-927-5700 By appt only (M-F) Town of Shields Clerk Susan Johnson N1662 Wood Rd. (mailing address) Watertown, WI 53098 920-261-7154 By appt only (M-F) Town of Farmington Clerk Tami Latsch N6468 S. Farmington Rd. (Town Hall) W3157 Bakertown Rd. (mailing) Helenville, WI 53137 920-699-2372 or 920-699-2348 By appt only (M-F) Town of Ixonia Clerk Nancy Zastrow W1195 Marietta Ave. / PO Box 109 Ixonia, WI 53036 920-261-1588 7:30 am to 4:30 pm March 22-25 7:30 am to 12:30 pm March 26 7:30 am to 4:30 pm March 28-31 7:30 am to 5:00 pm April 1 7:30 am to 12:30 pm April 2 Town of Lebanon Clerk Debbie Behl N1738 Cty Rd R / PO Box 24 Lebanon, WI 53047 920-925-3522 or 920-988-8726 By appt only (April 3rd last day) Village of Johnson Creek 125 Depot St. / PO Box 238 Johnson Creek, WI 53038 920-699-2296 8 am to 4 pm (M-F) 8 am to 5 pm only on Fri., April 1 Susan Caine, Village Clerk/Treasurer Town of Ashippun Clerk Michelle Liesener W1266 Cty. Rd. O (Town Hall) PO Box 206 (mailing) Ashippun, WI 53003 920-474-4781 By appt only The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is: March 22, 2022 **The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is Friday, April 1, 2022, 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, April 5, 2022. Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted. Dated at Watertown, Wisconsin, this 8 th day of March 2022