May 13th 2024 Monthly Town Board Meeting Minutes

Minutes
Attendance: Chairman Neale Jones, Supervisor Peter McFarland, Supervisor Kyle Wollitz, Clerk-Treasurer Julie Klusken.
The Board meeting was called to order at 7:03pm by Neale Jones, the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
1.
The Minutes were reviewed by the Town Board, on a motion by Supervisor McFarland to accept the minutes as reviewed, seconded by Supervisor Wollitz. Motion Carried.
2.
The Treasurer’s Report was read by the Clerk-Treasurer Klusken, on a motion by Supervisor Wollitz to accept the report as read and seconded by Chairman Jones. Motion Carried.
3.
The monthly bills were read by Clerk-Treasurer Klusken; Supervisor McFarland made a motion to pay monthly bills and Supervisor Wollitz seconded. Motion Carried. A mention of the GFL fee being higher than planned due to dumpster drop off fee, Clerk Klusken will verify this fee as it was noted it would be waived if we contracted with them. Verification will be made by Clerk Klusken.
4.
Correspondence-
a.
Sue Johnson sent a Thank You card to the board and residents for her cake and plant.
b.
Reminder from Dodge County Land Resources and Parks Committee to update them of any road work that is planned this year.
5.
Reports.
a.
The Watertown Rural Fire Reports are as follows: The Watertown Fire Department Report for February was 1 EMS call, 1 Fire call, and 1 HAZCON call, no MVA calls. The Watertown Fire dept had 0 calls for March. The April report was not ready yet. The Waterloo Fire Dept. had 0 calls for Jan, February, and March. The April report was not ready yet.
b.
The Dodge County Unit meeting was attended by Clerk/ Treasurer Klusken on April 17th 2024.
c.
The Board of Review opened at 7:00pm and adjourned meeting at 7:01pm on May 13th 2024 new date will be October 21st 2024.
d.
Clerk/ Treasurer Klusken completed the training on the new Alcohol Licenses forms. Clerk / Treasurer sent the new forms to locations that have renewal’s due for next month.
e.
Clerk/ Treasurer Klusken completed the C/CT training in Madison.
6.
Old Business-
a.
On April 22nd completed the Annual Town Meeting.
7.
New Business.
a.
Clerk/ Treasurer Klusken completed a review with Dept. of Natural Resources for recycling grant. Last review of our recycling process was completed in 2013. Recycling Compliance Assurance Plan for Transfer Site and Ordinance 94-1 will need to be updated. Updates to be discussed at June meeting. DNR representative report will be coming but preliminary results note Town of Shields is able to get Annual Recycling Grant with no issues reported with our recycling program. Continued discussion at June board meeting.
8.
Miscellaneous
a.
Road bid for 2024 was advertised in Watertown Daily Times and sealed bids should be sent to Town of Shields Clerk/ Treasurer Klusken for review at our June 10th 2024 meeting.
b.
Senator John Jagler sent Clerk/ Treasurer Klusken the Wisconsin Blue Book if anyone wishes to view it please contact her.
c.
Reminder of Dodge County completing the Culvert Project inventory for the 6-20 foot Culvert Inventory. Some confusion was noted on who was doing the inventory and it has been clarified that Dodge County will inventory.
d.
Weed Notice for transfer site has been published as required.
9.
Public Comment
a.
10.
Next month’s board meeting date; June 10th at 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.
11.
Supervisor Wollitz called the meeting to adjourn at 8:05pm and Supervisor McFarland seconded. Motioned carried. Meeting Adjourned.
Respectfully Submitted by Clerk-Treasurer Julie Klusken

Notice of Meeting to Adjourn the BOR to later date

Notice of Meeting to Adjourn the Board of Review Due to Incomplete Assessment Roll

Town of Sheilds, Dodge County The Board of Review will meet on the 13th day of May, 2024 at 7pm to 7:01pm at Emmet Town Hall  for the purpose of calling the Board of Review into session during the 45 day period beginning on the 4th Monday of April, pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 70.47(1).

Due to the fact the assessment roll is not completed at this time, the Board of Review will be adjourned until the 21st day of October 2024 at Emmet Town Hall  W6777 Second Street Road, Watertown WI 53098 from 5:00pm to 7pm.

Pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 70.47(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 that person’s objection except at a session of the board.

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 sub. (3)(a), that person provides to the clerk of the board of review notice as to whether the person will ask for removal under sub. (6m)(a) and if so which member will be removed and the person’s reasonable estimate of the length of time that the hearing will take.

When appearing before the board, the 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.

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, unless the person supplies to the assessor all of the information about income and expenses, as specified in the manual under Wis. Stat. § 73.03(2a), that the assessor requests. The municipality or county shall provide by ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided to the assessor under this paragraph and shall provide exceptions for persons using the information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or of the duties of their office or by order of a court. The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determines that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under Wis. Stat. § 19.35(1).

Additionally, the assessor shall be available on the 9th  day of September, 2024 at Emmet Town Hall located at W6777 Second Street Road Watertown WI 53098 from 9AM- Noon, and 1:00PM -4:30PM

Instructional material will be provided at the Open Book to persons who wish to object to valuations under Wis. Stat. § 70.47.

Notice is hereby given this 24rd  day of April 2024  by:

Town Clerk/ Treasurer- Julie Klusken

March 11th Meeting Minutes

Town of Shields

Dodge County, Wisconsin

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Town Board                March 11th 2024

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Minutes

Attendance: Chairman Neale Jones, Supervisor Peter McFarland, Supervisor Kyle Wollitz, Clerk-Treasurer Susan Johnson, Ben Gulden, Julie Klusken, Aaron Jones, and Jill Jones. 

The Board meeting was called to order at 7:00pm by Chairman Neale Jones, the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

  1. The Minutes were reviewed by the Town Board, on a motion by Supervisor McFarland to accept the minutes as reviewed, seconded by Supervisor Wollitz. Motion Carried.
  • The Treasurer’s Report was read by the Clerk-Treasurer Johnson, on a motion by Supervisor Wollitz to accept the report as read and seconded by Supervisor McFarland. Motion Carried.
  • The monthly bills were read by Clerk-Treasurer Johnson; Supervisor McFarland made a motion to pay monthly bills and Supervisor Wollitz seconded. Motion Carried.
  • Correspondence- None to report.
  • Old Business-
    • Contract changes at transfer site in  April.  Coordinated transfer of bins and date is being coordinated with new company GFL for drop off of new dumpers and the pick up of old dumpster with Waste Management.  This is being worked on for no gap in dumpers. 
  • New Business.
    • Appointed new Clerk-Treasurer Julie Klusken.  Julie took the Oath of Office for an appointment of a 3 year term per State Statue. 
    • Charter Permit to construct & Maintain or repair Utilities, Hwy 26.  Jill Jones made a motion to veto Hwy 26 permit, seconded by Supervisor Wollitz, motion carried. 
    • Charter Permit to Construct and Maintain or Report Utilities, Hubbleton Rd discussed.  Motion made by Supervisor McFarland to accept and seconded by Jill Jones.  Motion carried. 
    • Charter Permit to Construct and Maintain or Repair Utilities, Garden Rd was discussed.  Motion made by Supervisor Wollitz and seconded by Aaron Jones.  Motion carried.
    • Charter Permit to Construct and Maintain or Repair Utilities, Englehardt Rd was discussed.  Supervisor McFarland made a motion to approve and seconded by Jill Jones.  Motion was carried. 
    • Talked with Ben Gulden- Dodge County Sherrif Office Deputy liaison for township.  Deputy Gulden discussed contacting him for any concerns, issues, or information for the township policing.  He can be reached at 920-386-4103.  He does work 5pm-5am and please call main line or 911 for emergency needs. 
  • Miscellaneous
    • April 2nd 2024 Spring Election & Presidential Preference Election.   Polls to open at 7am and Close at 8pm.
    • Town of Shields spring Clean Up, April 20th, 2024- trash bags and treats at the transfer site offered. 
    • Annual Town of Shields meeting, April 22nd 2024. 
  • Public Comment
    • Steve Faltersack- Town of Emmet chair is looking to add another full time employee and wondered if Town of Shields would have use of snow removal and roadside mowing. 
    • Transfer site is to be used for only residential garbage/ recycling only.  No construction materials or unauthorized materials.  Residents will be billed a charge for violation of this. 
  1. Next month’s board meeting date; April 8th 2024 at 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.
  2. Supervisor Wollitz called for the meeting to be adjourned at 7:48pm and Jill Jones seconded. Motion Carried Meeting Adjourned.  

              Respectfully Submitted by Clerk-Treasurer Susan Johnson and incoming Clerk-Treasurer Julie Klusken

April 2, 2024 Spring Presidential Primary Election

LOCATION AND HOURS OF POLLING PLACE

The Spring Election will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 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.

Plan Commission Meeting March 28th 2024

Town of Shields

Dodge County, Wisconsin

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Planning Commission Board             March 28th 2024

_____________________Posted: March 21st 2024__________________

The Town of Shields and Plan Commission

Will meet on

March 28th, 2024 at 7 pm

At the Emmet Town Hall

W6777 Second Street

Watertown, WI

Agenda

  1. Attendance
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Minutes
  • New Business
  1. DCLR & PD sent notice of a Conditional Use Permit for the construction of a 2-acre nonfarm single family residential lot, located at N564 Hubbleton Road.
  1. DCLR & PD sent notice Julianne Yuds and/or Robert Kanz are applying for a Minor Land Division Letter of Intent for the creation of an approximately 2-acre non-farm single family residence. Located at N564 Hubbleton Road.
  • Adjourn

March 11, 2024 Agenda

Town of Shields
Dodge County, Wisconsin


Town Board March 11, 2024
_____________________________________Posted: March 7, 2024

Agenda

Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance

  1. Minutes
  2. Treasurers Report
  3. Pay Monthly Bills
  4. Correspondence.
    a.
  5. Reports
    a. Watertown & Waterloo Fire Dept. monthly reports.
    b. Rural Mutual Update in Insurance.
    c.
  6. Old Business
    a. Waste Management is due to switch out dumpsters in April.
    b.
  7. New Business
    a. Appoint New Clerk-Treasurer, Julie Klusken.
    b. Charter Permit to Construct & Maintain or Repair Utilities, Hwy 26.
    c. Charter Permit to Construct and Maintain or Repair Utilities, Hubbleton Rd.
    d. Charter Permit to Construct and Maintain or Repair Utilities, Garden Rd.
    e. Charter Permit to Construct and Maintain or Repair Utilities, Englehardt Rd.
    f.
  8. Miscellaneous
    a. April 2, 2024 Spring Election & Presidential Preference Election.
    Polls OPEN at 7am and CLOSE at 8pm.
    b. TO-Shields Spring Clean Up, April 20, 2024
    c. Annual Meeting, April 22, 2024
    d.
  9. Public Comment
    a.
  10. Next month’s meeting date April 8, 2024, 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.
  11. Adjourn

February 12, 2024 Minutes

Town of Shields
Dodge County, Wisconsin


Town Board February 12, 2024


Minutes

Attendance: Chairman Neale Jones, Supervisor Peter McFarland, Supervisor Kyle Wollitz, Clerk-Treasurer Susan Johnson.
The Board meeting was called to order at 7:05pm by Chairman Neale Jones, the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

  1. The Minutes were reviewed by the Town Board, on a motion by Chairman Jones to accept the minutes as reviewed, seconded by Supervisor Wollitz. Motion Carried.
  2. The Treasurer’s Report was read by the Clerk-Treasurer Johnson, on a motion by Peter McFarlan to accept the report as read and seconded by Supervisor Wollitz Motion Carried.
  3. The monthly bills were read by Clerk-Treasurer Johnson; Supervisor Wollitz made a motion to pay monthly bills and Supervisor McFarland seconded. Motion Carried.
  4. Correspondence-None to report.
  5. Reports.
    a. The Watertown Rural Fire Department and Waterloo Fire Department reports were not ready at meeting times.
    b. On February 2, 2024 Supervisor McFarland attended the WTA 2024 District Meeting in Juneau. Much discussion took place on the Small Bridge/Culvert Program, the DOT is gathering information throughout the state. Other topics were Agricultural Road Improvement Program, Shared Revenue Update and Supervisor McFarland took the Board of Review (BOR) Certification Training for this year.
  6. Old Business-None to report.
  7. New Business-None to report.
  8. Miscellaneous.
    a. The Town of Shields is doing a Revaluation to come up to full value with the State law requirements (Section 70.32 of the WI Statutes). Open Book will be held on Monday, September 9, 2024 at 9am-Noon & 1pm-4:30pm. Board of Review will be held on Monday, October 21, 2024 from 5-7pm. Notices will be mailed out 2-3 weeks ahead of the above dates.
  9. Public Comment-None to report.
  10. Next month’s board meeting date; March 11, 2024 at 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.
  11. Supervisor Wollitz called for the meeting to be adjourned at 7:36pm and Supervisor McFarland seconded. Motion Carried Meeting Adjourned.
    Respectfully Submitted by Clerk-Treasurer Susan Johnson
  12. Town of Shields Board will go into Closed Executive Session to discuss the Clerk-Treasurer position and applications.

February 12, 2024 Agenda

Town of Shields
Dodge County, Wisconsin


Town Board February 12, 2024
_____________________________________Posted: February 8, 2024

Agenda

Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance

  1. Minutes
  2. Treasurers Report
  3. Pay Monthly Bills
  4. Correspondence.
    a.
    b.
  5. Reports
    a. Watertown & Waterloo Fire Dept. monthly reports.
    b. 2024 WTA District Meeting
    c.
  6. Old Business
    a.
  7. New Business
    a.
    b.
  8. Miscellaneous
    a. Open Book and Board of Review dates
    b.
  9. Public Comment
    a.
  10. Next month’s meeting date March 11, 2024, 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.
  11. Adjourn
  12. Town of Shields Board will go into closed executive session to discuss Clerk-Treasurer applications.