Agenda September 13, 2021

Board Meeting            September 13, 2021   7pm     Emmet Town Hall

Posted:   September 9, 2021

Agenda

  1. Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Minutes
  3. Treasurers Report
  4. Pay Monthly Bills
  5. Correspondence.
    1. Population TO-Shields 566
    1.  
  6. Reports
    1. Watertown & Waterloo Fire Dept. monthly reports.
    1.  
  7. Old Business
    1.  
  8. New Business
    1. Dodge County Highway Commission Maintenance Agreement
    1.  
  9. Miscellaneous
    1. Change October Board Meeting date to October 18, 2021.
    1. Set up Budget for 2022
    1.  
  10. Public Comment

       a.  

  1. Next month’s meeting date October 18, 2021, 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

Plan Commission Minutes

Town of Shields

Dodge County, Wisconsin

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Planning Commission                         August 26, 2021         

                                                                                Minutes

                        Attendance: Chairman Tony Peirick, Shannon O’Gorman, Sandee Macht, Rachel Schroeder, Frances Milburn, Lee Buescher, Mary Ignarski, Patty Ignarski, Nancy Ignarski, Vick Ignarski, Gary Sell, Dale & Dawn Bratz, Travis Miller.

  1. The August 26, 2021, Planning Commission meeting was called to order by Chairman Tony Peirick at 7:06pm at the Emmet Town Hall.
  • The July 22, 2021 Minutes were read by clerk Susan Johnson. Rachel Schroeder made a motion to accept the minutes as read and Sandee Macht seconded. Motion carried all were in favor.
  • Dodge County Land Resources and Parks Department (DCLR & PD) sent notice for a Minor Land Division Letter of Intent Form for Allen and Shirley Sell. Mr. & Mrs. Sell would like to split off one (1) acre of A-1 prime agriculture land on a 35-acre parcel. The intent to sell the property to Dale and Dawn Bratz.
  • Clerk Johnson presented the Minor Land Division to the board and also noted that before any recommendation can be made the correct paperwork is out of order right now. The Minor Land Division Letter of Intent Form needs to be filed with the Conditional User Permit together. The proper paperwork was not ready at meeting time. The discussion and recommendations were tabled until the paperwork can be filed. The next meeting will take place on September 23, 2021 at 7pm at the Emmet Town Hall.  

            Respectfully submitted by Susan Johnson

August 9, 2021 Minutes

Board Meeting                                   August 9, 2021                                    7pm

Minutes

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. Motion Carried.

5. Correspondence.

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:

www.dodge.extension.wisc.edu . 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.

6. Reports.

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 Budget.

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. Respectfully Submitted by Clerk-Treasurer Susan Johnson

August 9, 2021 Agenda

Board Meeting            August 9, 2021            7pm     Emmet Town Hall

Posted:   August 5 2021

Agenda

  1. Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Minutes
  3. Treasurers Report
  4. Pay Monthly Bills
  5. Correspondence.
    1. Professional Dairy Producers Wisconsin
    1. Clean Sweep August 28, 2021, Dodge County
    1.  
  6. Reports
    1. Watertown & Waterloo Fire Dept. monthly reports.
    1. Arlo Update
    1. Levy Limit
    1. Liberty Tire & New Transfer Site Fee Schedule
    1.  
  7. Old Business
    1.  
  8. New Business
    1. DCLR & PD Conditional Use Permit-McFarlandale Dairy LLC
    1. Close CD and move to Savings
    1.  
  9. Miscellaneous
    1. WTA Convention October 10-12, 2021
    1.  
  10. Public Comment

       a.  

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

July 12, 2021 Minutes

Board Meeting                                   July 12, 2021                           7pm

Minutes

Attendance: Chairman Neale Jones, Supervisor Peter McFarland, Supervisor Ron Johnson, Clerk/Treasurer Susan Johnson, Assessor P. Joseph Plasil, Marlys Schmidt, Steve Yohn.

 1. The Board meeting was called to order at 7:11pm 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 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. Motion Carried.

5. Correspondents.

a. Dodge County Unit Meeting will be held on July 21, 2021, at 7pm., at the DC Administration, Neale and Sue will attend.

b. DCLR & PD sent notice of an application of McFarlandale Dairy LLC for a Conditional Use Permit under the Land Use Code, Dodge County, Wisconsin to allow the expansion of an animal confinement facility within the A-1 Prime Agricultural Zoning District with a maximum 1589 animal units on this site, the plan allows for 250 more animals. This will go to the Plan Commission for discussion on July 22, 2021, 7pm at the Emmet Town Hall. And then the board will meet to make a recommendation to the Dodge County, by August 16, 2021.

6. Reports.

a. The Watertown Rural Fire & Waterloo Fire Reports were not ready at meeting time.

b. The State of Wisconsin Department of Revenue has sent ARPA Local Fiscal Recovery Funds notice from the American Rescue Plan Act – Local Fiscal Recovery Funds has allocated to the Town of Shields by the U.S. Department of Treasury in the amount of $58,195.72. These funds are to help with added expenses caused from Covid-19 in 2020-2021. The board is looking into how the money can be spent wisely.

c. Scott Construction has finished seal coating Walton Road to Provimi Road and Barry Road To Middle Road with brown ash, Ranch Road was chip sealed with white stone and Long and Walton Road from last year were redone at not charge in the brown ash seal coating.

7. Old Business-None to report.

8. New Business.

a.  DCLR & PD sent notice for a Minor Land Division for Marlys Schmidt. The Plan Commission has met and made a recommendation to approve the Minor Land Division. After the board discussed the division, Supervisor McFarland made a motion to approve the Minor Land Division and Supervisor Johnson seconded. Motion Carried all were in favor.

b. DCLR & PD sent notice for a Conditional Use Permit for Marlys Schmidt. The Plan Commission has met and made a recommendation to approve the Conditional Use Permit for Marlys Schmidt. After a brief discussion of the Conditional Use Permit, Supervisor Johnson made a motion to accept the Conditional Use Permit and Supervisor McFarland seconded. Motion Carried all were in favor.

c. The Railroad inspector has discovered that Walton Road Crossing will need to have the crossing sign painted on the road at this spot since the speed limit is more than 35 MPH.

Chairman Jones has been working with the Jefferson County Highway Department and the cost will be $442. Supervisor Johnson made a motion to accept this agreement and Supervisor McFarland seconded. Motion Carried all were in favor.

9. Miscellaneous.

a. A reminder that the Election tomorrow is for the Representative to the Assembly District 37 Special Election. Polls open at 7am and close at 8pm.

10. Public Comment

a. Steve Yohn was in attendance and had questions about the “Wild Parsnips” that is growing int some of the ditches. He was wondering what can be done about it, mowing more often, county spraying? He said the county used to spray. Chairman Jones will investigate it.

11. Next month’s meeting date; August 9, 2021, at 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

Supervisor Johnson called for the meeting to be adjourned at 8:19pm and Chairman Jones seconded. Motion Carried Meeting Adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted by Clerk-Treasurer Susan Johnson

July 22, 2021 Agenda Plan Commission

Town of Shields

Dodge County, Wisconsin

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Planning Commission Board             July 22, 2021

_____________________Posted: June 15, 2021__________________

The Town of Shields and Plan Commission

Will meet on

July 22, 2021

7pm

At the Emmet Town Hall

W6777 Second Street

Watertown, WI

Agenda

  1. Attendance & Pledge of Allegiance
  • New Business
    • McFarlndale Dairy LLC for a Conditional Use Permit
  • Adjourn

July 12, 2021 Agenda

Board Meeting            July 12, 2021,  7pm     Emmet Town Hall

Posted:   July 12, 2021  

Agenda

  1. Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Minutes
  3. Treasurers Report
  4. Pay Monthly Bills
  5. Correspondence.
    1. Dodge County Unit Meeting, July 21, 2021
    1. DCLR & PD MCFarndale Dairy LLC
    1.  
  6. Reports
    1. Watertown & Waterloo Fire Dept. monthly reports.
    1. ARPA Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Request
    1.  
  7. Old Business
    1.  
  8. New Business
    1. DCLR & PD Minor Land Division for Marlys Schmidt
    1. DCLR & PD Conditional Use Permit for Marlys Schmidt
    1. Jefferson Cty Highway Department- RR Crossing
    1.  
  9. Miscellaneous
    1.  
  10. Public Comment

       a.  

  1. Next month’s meeting date August 9, 2021, 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

June 24, 2021 Plan Commission Minutes

Town of Shields

Dodge County, Wisconsin

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Planning Commission                         June 24, 2021 

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                                                                                Minutes

                        Attendance: Chairman Tony Peirick, Shannon O’Gorman, Sandee Macht, Susan Johnson-Clerk, Marlys Schmidt.

  1. The June 24, 2021, Planning Commission meeting was called to order by Chairman Tony Peirick at 7:02pm at the Emmet Town Hall.
  • Dodge County Land Resources and Parks Department sent notice of a request for a Minor Land Division Letter of Intent and Conditional Use Permit Application for Marlys Schmidt. Chairman Peirick asked for Marlys Schmidt to explain what her plans are. She explained she would like to section out 5.5 acres which included the home and barns, maybe into a farmett. This would be a single-family residence. There would also be a separate driveway for a farmer to enter the fields for yearly cropping. After discussion with the board. Shannon O’Gorman made a motion to recommend the Minor Land Division and Conditional Use Permit be approved for Marlys Schmidt and Sandee Macht seconded.  Motion carried. All were in Favor.
  • Sandee Macht made a motion to adjourn the Plan Commission meeting at 7:23pm and Shannon O’Gorman seconded. Motion Carried. Meeting adjourned.

            Respectfully submitted by Susan Johnson

June 14 2021 Minutes

Board Meeting                                   June 14, 2021                          7pm

Minutes

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

 1. The Board meeting was called to order at 7:02pm 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 Clerk-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-Treasurer Johnson; Supervisor Johnson made a motion to pay monthly bills and Supervisor McFarland seconded. Motion Carried.

5. Correspondents-None to report.

6. Reports.

a. The Watertown Rural Fire Department Report for May was 2-EMS calls to the township. The Waterloo Fire Department report for March was 1-Fire run, April and May there were no runs to the Township.

7. Old Business-None to report.

8. New Business.

a.  P. Joseph Plasil took the “Official Oath” to stay as the Town of Shields, Dodge County Assessor for the 2022-2023.

b. The Town of Shields board is going to make improvements to Ranch Road the cost is $24,690 and has requested the DNR to pay $5000 to improve their portion of the road. The DNR requested a Resolution for this project. Supervisor Ron Johnson made a motion to accept Resolution #01-2021 Regarding Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Town and County Road Aids Program for their portion of Ranch Road, in the amount of $5000 to the Town of Shields and seconded by Supervisor Peter McFarland. Motion Carried all were in favor.

c. The Town of Shields is amending the “Resolution for Bank Signature 01-2021” Supervisor Peter McFarland made a motion to accept “Resolution for Bank Signatures 02-2021” adding The Town of Shields Safe Deposit Box require (1) signature. They will be the Town of Shields Chairman or the Town of Shields Clerk-Treasurer, and Supervisor Johnson seconded. Motion Carried all were in favor.

d. The Town of Shields is updating Town of Shields Plan Commission Ordinance Number 04-01. The new Ordinance 02-2021 will narrow the PC board from a seven-member board to a five-member board. Three members will need to be present to make a quorum. The term will also be for only three years in hopes to have new people join as members choose to leave. Supervisor Johnson made a motion to accept the Town of Shields Plan Commission Ordinance Number 02-2021 and Supervisor McFarland seconded. Motion Carried, all were in favor.

9. Miscellaneous.

a. The Town Board is looking into banking online, which would mean we would cash in one CD and put it in a savings account to it would be easier to move funds around as needed. Clerk-Treasurer will investigate this for the next meeting.  Noted by the board.

b. The Transfer Site is now open on Thursdays from 6-8pm, many residents are seeing this as a positive. Thank you for all the grateful comments. Security cameras are now up and running.  Noted by the board.

10. Public Comment-

a. Resident Candice Grams came to the board meeting to ask about the minutes from last month reporting on the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, is in the process of collecting information from cities, villages, and townships on the ATV/UTV routes they may have within townships.  The DCSD is compiling a list of the Ordinances for their use. The board also explained in 2015 and 2016 the town held meetings and determined the town would not put an ordinance in place at this time due to feed received from the town residents.

11. Next month’s meeting date; July 12, 2021, at 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

Supervisor McFarland 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

Election July 13, 2021

VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT

July 13, 2021 – Special Partisan Primary

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.

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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 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, July 9, 2021.

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                                                                                           

Clerk Elissa Friedl                                                                                          

106 Jones St. / PO Box 477                                                                         

Watertown, WI 53094                                                                                    

elissaf@cityofwatertown.org                                                                        

920-262-4007

8 am to 4:30 pm June 1-4 & June 7-9

8 am to 5:00 pm June 10-11

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 Ixonia

Clerk Nancy Zastrow

W1195 Marietta Ave. / PO Box 109

Ixonia, WI  53036

920-261-1588

7:30 am to 4:30 pm June 1-3

7:30 am to 12:30 pm June 4

7:30 am to 4:30 pm June 7-10

7:30 am to 12:30 pm June 11

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**

Sunday, June 13 is the last day to vote in this municipality only

The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is: June 29, 2021.

**The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is Friday, July 9, 2021, 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, July 13, 2021.  Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted. Dated at Watertown, Wisconsin, this 22nd day of June 2021