Notice of Referendum

NOTICE OF REFERENDUM

                                                Town of Shields

                                              November 3, 2020

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that at an election Referendum to be held in the Town of Shields, Dodge County, Ward 1, State of Wisconsin on November 3, 2020, will be submitted to a vote of the people:

ORDINANCE NO. 2020-01

Combining Clerk-Treasurer by Appointment

The Town Board of the Town of Shields, Dodge County,

Wisconsin, does hereby ordain as follows:

That, pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 60.30(1e)(a), the office of the combined office of town clerk and town treasurer shall be filled by appointment of a majority of the members-elect of the town board. The term of the office for the appointment position shall be by the town board, but may not exceed 3 years per § 60.30(1e)(C).  The town board may re-appoint the office for additional terms. However, removal by the town board during a given term of office may only be for “cause” as defined under §17.00 and required by § 60.30(le)(f).

The question will appear on the ballot as follows:

“Shall the person holding the office of Combined Town Clerk – Treasurer in the Town of Shields Be appointed by the Town Board”

                                                                EXPLANATION

Yes” means the Town of Shields Board may appoint a Town Clerk-Treasurer

“No” means the Town of Shields Board may NOT appoint a Town Clerk-Treasurer

                                                         Done in the Town of Shields,

                                                                               On July 13, 2020

                                                                                                                                   Susan Johnson, Clerk Town of Shields

Type C Notice of Referendum |Rev 2011-12 | Government Accountability Board, P.O. Box 7984, Madison, WI  53707-7984 | 608-261-2028 | web: gab.wi.gov | email: gab@wi.gov

October 12, 2020 Agenda

Board Meeting            October 12, 2020        7pm     Emmet Town Hall

Posted:   October 6, 2020         

Agenda

  1. Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Minutes
  3. Treasurers Report
  4. Pay Monthly Bills
  5. Correspondences.
    1.  
  6. Reports
    1. Watertown & Waterloo Fire Dept. monthly reports.
    1.  
  7. Old Business
    1.  
  8. New Business
    1. Dodge County Humane Society 2021 Contract.
    1. Dodge County Highway Commission Maintenance Agreement.
    1.  
  9. Miscellaneous
    1. In-Person Absentee Voting begins October 20, 2020, contact Clerk at 920-261-7154 if you would like to vote In-Person.
    1. November 3, 2020 Election Polls open at 7am close at 8pm.j
    1.  
  10. Public Comment

       a.  

  1. Next month’s meeting date November 9, 2020, 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT

November 3, 2020

Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may request to vote an absentee ballot.  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 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.

YOU MUST MAKE A REQUEST FOR AN ABSENTEE BALLOT IN WRITING or ONLINE AT MYVOTE.WI.GOV

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 by mail, in person 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, October 29, 2020.

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 (M-F) October 20-23

8 am to 6:00 pm (M-F) October 26-30                                                            

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)                                                                           

Town of Concord

Clerk Brian Neuman                                                                                                          

N6830 CTH E                                                                                                  

Oconomowoc, WI 53066                                                                              

414-534-4220                                                                                                 

By appt only                                                                                                    

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 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 Sue Johnson

N1662 Wood Rd.

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 (M-Th)

7:30 am to 12:30 pm (Fri)

7:30 am to 5 pm only on Oct. 29-30

Drive through window available

Town of Lebanon

Clerk Debbie Behl

N1738 Cty Rd R / PO Box 24

Lebanon, WI  53047

920-925-3846 or 920-925-3522

By appt only**

Village of Johnson Creek

Clerk Sandra Bell

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., Oct. 30

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 (M-F)

Town of Ashippun

Clerk Michelle Liesener

W1266 Cty. Rd. O (Town Hall)

PO Box 206 (mailing)

Ashippun, WI  53003

920-474-4781

By appointment

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)

The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is: October 20, 2020

The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is: Friday, October 30, 2020

**Indicates Sunday, November 1, 2020 is the last day to vote in this municipality only

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 3, 2020.  Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted.

September 14, 2020 Minutes

Board Meeting                                   September 14, 2020                           7pm

Minutes

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

 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 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. Correspondences.

a. Dodge County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting Notice. Noted by the board.

b. Project Heritage sent notice of a project to establish a Pork Meat Packing & Processing operation, which will include a slaughterhouse. Counties be considered are LaCrosse, Monroe, Vernon, Juneau, Adams, Marquette, Walworth, Crawford, Richland, Grant, Iowa, Lafayette, Green, Sauk, Colombia, Dodge, Dane, Jefferson & Rock. Noted by the board.

6. Reports.

a. The Watertown Fire Report for July was 0-Fire, 2-EMS and 0-HAZCON runs to the township. The Waterloo Fire report was not available at meeting time.

b. The Plan Commission met on August 27, 2020 for a Rezoning Notification Permit and a Minor Land Division Letter of Intent Form for a new home Leon Wollitz and Kyle Wollitz. Much discussion took place on the approximate 9.5 acres of land from the A-1 Prime Agricultural Zoning to the A-2 General Agricultural Zoning. The new home is also within compliance with the DCLR & PC density standards of 2-40 acres may have one (1) division of land. This Site is in the SW ¼ of the NE ¼, Section 13 of the town of Shields the site address is being N1541 County Road K. The Plan Commission made motions to recommend the above to the Town of Shields, Town Board.

7. Old Business.

a. A discussion took place on the DCLR & PD Rezoning and Minor Land Division for Leon Wollitz and the recommendation of the Plan Commission. Supervisor Johnson made a motion to approve the Rezone of A-1 prime ag land to A-2 ag land for building a new home, Supervisor McFarland seconded. Motion Carried all were in favor. Supervisor Johnson made a motion to approve the Minor Land Division for Leon Wollitz and Supervisor McFarland seconded. Motion Carried. All were in favor. Clerk Johnson will

fax the paperwork to Dodge County so it is available for the September 21, 2020 Board Meeting.

8. New Business.

a.  The Annual Meeting date was not set at the July 2020 Annual meeting. Supervisor Johnson made a motion to hold the date for April 20, 2021 for the Town of Shields Annual Meeting at 7pm, Supervisor McFarland seconded. Motion Carried. All were in favor.

b. Watertown Fire Contract was sent. The Watertown Common Council voted to approve the option of a two-year contract starting in 2021 and ending in 2023 for fire and EMS coverage for the Townships of Shields, Emmet, Milford, and Watertown. Shields will pay $44,067.39, Emmet will pay $60304.31, Milford will pay $29,079.13 and the Town of Watertown will pay $96,086.19. Totaling $ $229,537.02. Supervisor McFarland made a motion to accept the 2021-2023 Watertown Fire Contract, Supervisor Johnson seconded. Motion Carried. All were in favor.

c. Dodge County Sheriff’s Office sent the yearly 911 Joint Powers Agreement. Chairman Jones signed the agreement. Noted by the board.

9. Miscellaneous.

a. New residents to the Town of Shields can call the clerk if they have any questions on how to Register to vote or how to vote by Absentee. Clerk Johnson number is 920-261-7154 or clerk.townofshields@yahoo.com .

10. Public Comment-None to report.

11. Next month’s meeting date; October 12, 2020 at 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

Supervisor Johnson called for the meeting to be adjourned at 8:03pm and Supervisor McFarland seconded. Motion Carried Meeting Adjourned.

Respectfully Clerk Susan Johnson

September 14, 2020 Agenda

Board Meeting            September 14, 2020   7pm     Emmet Town Hall

Posted:   September 9, 2020    

Agenda

  1. Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Minutes
  3. Treasurers Report
  4. Pay Monthly Bills
  5. Correspondences.
    1. Dodge County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting,
    1. Project Heritage
    1.  
  6. Reports
    1. Watertown & Waterloo Fire Dept. monthly reports.
    1. Plan Commission Report from August 27, 2020
    1.  
  7. Old Business
    1. DCLR & PD Rezoning and Minor Land Division, Leon Wollitz
    1.  
  8. New Business
    1. Project Heritage
    1. Set a date for 2021, Annual Meeting
    1. 2021 Fire Contract
    1.  
  9. Miscellaneous
    1.  
  10. Public Comment

       a.   Next month’s meeting date October 12, 2020, 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

August 10, 2020 Minutes

Board Meeting                                   August 10, 2020                                  7pm

Minutes

Attendance: Chairman Neale Jones, Supervisor Peter McFarland, Supervisor Ron Johnson, Clerk Susan Johnson.

 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 Town Clerk, on a motion by Chairman Jones 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. Correspondences.

a. Dodge County Land Resources and Parks Department sent a letter of and approved Land Use Permit for McFarlandale Dairy, LLC for filling, grading, and ditching. Noted by board.

b. The Demographic Services Center sent a preliminary estimate of the 2020 population for the Town of Shields in Dodge County is 556. Noted by the board.

6. Reports.

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

b. Chairman Jones attended the WTA Meeting for board members in Juneau on August 6, 2020. Mike Kohls the was the guest speaker, much talk was on the Wisconsin Elections Commission Cares Subgrant Program. Chairman Jones gave the application to Clerk Johnson who will fill out the report and file it.

7. Old Business-None to report.

8. New Business-none to report.

9. Miscellaneous.

a. The Partisan Primary will be held on August 11, 2020. Polls open at 7am and close at 8pm, voters may come to the polls between those hours.

10. Public Comment-none to report.

11. Next month’s meeting date; September 14, 2020 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 Clerk Susan Johnson

August 10, 2020 Agenda

Board Meeting            August 10, 2020          7pm     Emmet Town Hall

Posted:   August 5, 2020           

Agenda

  1. Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Minutes
  3. Treasurers Report
  4. Pay Monthly Bills
  5. Correspondences.
    1. DCLR & PD sent notice of an Approved Land Use Permit for McFarlandale Dairy, LLC for filling, grading & Ditching.
    1.  
  6. Reports
    1. Watertown & Waterloo Fire Dept. monthly reports.
    1. WTA Meeting, Juneau
    1.  
  7. Old Business
    1.  
  8. New Business
    1.  
  9. Miscellaneous
    1. Partisan Primary August 11, 2020, Polls Open at 7am and close at 8pm.
    1.  
  10. Public Comment

       a. 

  1. Next month’s meeting date September 14, 2020, 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

July 13, 2020 Annual Meeting Minutes

            Town of Shields Annual Meeting      July 13, 2020               7:30pm

Minutes (Unapproved)

Attendance: Chairman Neale Jones, Supervisor Peter McFarland, Supervisor Ron Johnson, Treasurer Sue Nampel, Clerk Sue Johnson, Assessor P. Joe Plasil, Dean & Kristi Kassube, Kathy Kassube.

 1. The Board meeting was called to order at 7:45pm by Chairman Neale Jones, at the Emmet Town Hall, following the monthly board meeting.

2. The Annual Meeting Minutes from April 23, 2019 were reviewed by all present, a motion by Joe P. Plasil to accept the minutes as read, seconded by Peter McFarland. Motion Carried.

3. The 2019 Annual Report was read line by line by Supervisor Johnson. Dean Kassube made a motion to accept the 2019 Annual Report and Kathy Kassube seconded. Motion Carried.

4. Reports.

a. The Annual Roadside Clean Up was to be held on April 27, 2019 due to the rain and Corvid 19 it did not happen. We do wish to Thank You again for taking care of your own properties currently.

b. The Watertown Rural Fire Department report was given by Chairman Jones. Chief Craig Biefeld asked the board to consider replacing the International Tanker pumper as it is 25 years old. There is again discussion towards lowering the yearly Fire & EMS Agreement with the City.  Town of Emmet Chairman Bill Nass researched the amount of responses to the townships, compared to the amount of responses to the city. The towns only have 5% of the responses, however the towns are paying 12% of the City of Watertown’s Fire Budget.

c. The Plan Commission Report was given by Clerk Johnson. The Plan Commission met three times this year so far. Reports have been posted, emailed or on the Town of Shields, Dodge County website.

d. The Recycling/Transfer Site for the Town of Shields REMINDER, the hours of operation are on Saturday 8am-2pm. PLEASE drop off recyclables during scheduled hours. The township has been fined for not having lids closed and garbage on the outside of dumpsters. The board will also be looking into putting up cameras’ and a motion sensor light to deter nonresidents from using the dumpsters.

e. 2019 Road Report was given by Supervisor Ron Johnson. Seal coating was done on Quarry Road (N Walton Rd to Rich Rd), First Street & Link Street. Crack filling was done on Barry Rd (Middle Rd to Long Rd) and S. Walton Rd (Hwy 19 to Provimi Rd).           

New Business.

a. Last year at the Annual Meeting it was brought to the Electors, information about combining the clerk and treasurers’ position in 2021. Discussion took place about the clerk’s and treasurer’s position into one and combining their respective compensation. Per State Law an Ordinance must be place at a meeting of the Electors and a Referendum held. The Clerk/Treasurer position requires an annual audit which could cost between $4000-$6000 for a town. More small towns are combining offices all over the state.  Chairman Jones called for a motion. Dean Kassube made a motion to accept the proposal of combining the clerk and treasurers’ position and for it to be an appointed position as Clerk/Treasurer with salary per discretion of the board, and Kristi Kassube seconded. Motion carried all were in favor. 9-Yes,

0-No, 0-Abstain.

b.  Ordinance No.2020-01 Combining Clerk-Treasurer by Appointment

6. Miscellaneous.

a. August 11, 2020 is the Partisan Primary Election and November 3, 2020 is the General Election. The polls open at 7am and close at 8pm. To get an absentee ballot please go to myvote.gov and the clerk will mail you the ballot.

7. Public Comment-None to report.

8. Next year’s Annual Meeting will be held on April 20, 2020 at 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall. Sue Nampel called for the meeting to be adjourned at 8:48pm and Joe P Plasil seconded. Motion Carried Meeting Adjourned.

Respectfully Clerk

Susan Johnson