Annual Meeting Minutes Apr 25, 2017

Town of Shields Annual Meeting      April 25, 2017             7pm

 Minutes

Attendance: Chairman Neale Jones, Supervisor Bob Long, Supervisor Ron Johnson, Assessor P. Joe Plasil, Fr. Anthony Good, George Schilling, John & Rosemarie Ulmer, Kathy Kassube, Betty May, Dave & Sylvia Kube, Charmaine Plasil, Jack & Irene Miller, Kevin Kaufman.

  1. The Board meeting was called to order at 7:00pm by Chairman Neale Jones, the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
  2. The Annual Meeting Minutes from April 22, 2016 were read by the Chairman Jones, on a motion by Joe Plasil to accept the minutes as read, seconded by Rosemarie Ulmer. Motion Carried.
  3. The 2016 Annual Report was read line by line by Supervisor Johnson. Fr. Anthony Good made a motion to accept the 2016 Annual Report and Charmaine Plasil seconded. Motion Carried.
  4.  Reports;The Annual Road Side Clean Up was held on April 26, 2016 from 9-11am at the Transfer Site. Fr. Anthony gave the report of having 45-50 people sign up but actually around 80 people participated. Also a reminder to make items small enough to fit in the dumpsters some pieces of cardboard & wood are large and stick out and take up unneeded room please break them down. Thank You again for taking care of your properties and keeping the Town of Shields clean.
  5. The Watertown Rural Fire Department report was given by Chairman Jones. The ending balance in the account on 12/13/16 was $37,227.84. The regular checking balance began at $4,128.22 and ended at $3,929.00. Money Market began at $14,530.45 and ended at $12,036.71, and the CD started at $18,569.17 and ended at $18,569.85. Chairman Jones then explained between the four townships, Emmet, Milford, Shields and Watertown how they keep track of the runs by Fire, EMS, MVA HAZCON reports and how each year it is broken down. He also explained how sometimes each run is classified under two runs depending upon what type of accident it is. And then gave each breakdown per township in each category.
  6. The Plan Commission Report was given by Supervisor Bob Long. The Comprehensive Plan for the Plan Commission is up to date until 2026, this is an every year ten year process to review any changes within the community. This has been a quiet year for building besides the updating of the PC Book.
  7. The Recycling/Transfer Site for the town of Shields has been running smoothly. As a reminder; the hours of operation are on Saturday. The dumpsters are not alwaysavailable for recycling during unscheduled hours PLEASE drop off recyclables during scheduled hours it at all possible.
  8. The 2016 Road Report was given by Supervisor Ron Johnson; Chip Seal was done on Provimi Road from Rich Road (East) to the Town Line, (South) Walton Road from Provimi (South) Hwy 19, (North) Walton Road, Hwy Q (South) to Long Road, Garden Road at the tee (North) to the End, (North) Walton Road at (NW) Corner to Bridge. This year we under-spent the budget a bit so hopefully we can spend a little more next year.
  9. New Business; ATV/UTV Ordinance has been put on hold by Dodge County they are looking into the State Ordinance. To date there are 4-5 Townships that have written their own Ordinance, they do have to inforce their own Ordinances. So we have just put everything on hold until more information is gathered. And we would want to have some input by the TO-Shields residents.
  10. Miscellaneous; Some residents have been asking about curbside pick-up in township. The clerk gathered some information and Supervisor Johnson put together the numbers. Right now we use the Transfer Site on a weekly/yearly basis. Solid Waste Disposal (Waste Management) 2016 cost was $7,225, Site Attendant with social security 2016 was $6158 and Site Maintenance was $881 totaling to $14,369. Advanced Disposal quoted, number of residents, stops, mileage and bins; recycling & garbage plus fees was $41,534. Waste Management same requirements quoted $61,064. Needless to say unless there is a big push our tax bills to increase Fr. Anthony’s job is safe for now. If you would like to have your trash & recycles picked up on an individual basis you can call WM Jason Johnson and he will quote you as an individual. You can call the clerk for his number.
  11. The Clerk has been doing some comparison salaries for the town board. It was decided to table the discussion until the Annual Meeting in April 2019.
  12. Public Comment-None to report
  13. Next month’s meeting date; April 24, 2018 at 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall. called for the meeting to be adjourned at 8:35 pm and. Motion Carried Meeting Adjourned.

Submitted by Clerk-(from the recording)

Susan Johnson

Agenda Annual Meeting April 24, 2018

Town of Shields Annual Meeting

April 24, 2018 7pm

Held at Emmet Town Hall

            Posted: April 21, 2018

Agenda

  1. Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Annual Meeting Minutes from April 25, 2017
  3. 2017 Annual Report
  4. Reports
    1. Road Side Clean Up, April 21, 2018
    2. Watertown Rural Fire Department report
    3. Plan Commission
    4. Recycling Transfer Site
    5. 2017 Road Report
  5. New Business
    1. ATV/UTV
    2. Town Salaries Increases
  6. Miscellaneous
  1. Public Comment
  2. Next year’s meeting date; April 23, 2019, 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

April 9, 2018 Agenda

Board Meeting           April 9, 2018          7pm     Emmet Town Hall

Posted:    April 4, 2018

Agenda

  1. Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Minutes
  3. Treasurers Report
  4. Pay Monthly Bills
  5. Correspondences;
    1. DCLR & PD Land Use Code, Shoreland Ordinance & Floodplain Ordinance Amendments’.
  6. Reports
    1. Waterloo & Watertown Rural Fire Dept. monthly reports.
  7. Old Business
    1. ATV/UTV Ordinance Discussion
  8. New Business
    1. DCLR & PD Sandra Sykes; Conditional Use Permit and Minor Land Division.
    2. Open Book set for May 14, 2018, 5-7pm @ the Emmet Town Hall.
    3. Board of Review set for May 30, 2018, 5-7 pm @ the Emmet Town Hall.
  9. Miscellaneous
    1. Town of Shields Roadside Clean Up; April 21, 2018 at the Transfer Site.
    2. Annual Meeting; Tuesday, April 24, 2018 7pm @ Emmet Town Hall.
  10. Public Comment
  11. Next month’s meeting date May 14, 2018, 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

ATV/UTV Notice

Dear Township Resident,
Members of the Quad Country Runners ATV/UTV Club have petitioned the Shields Town Board to pass an ordinance to allow the usage of ATV/UTV vehicles on some town roads. The roads being requested are: Garden Rd, Long Rd, Provimi Rd, Quarry Rd, Rich Rd, Walton Rd, Middle Rd, Barry Rd. They are also requesting the Dodge County Board to allow Hwy QQ. Currently, it is illegal to run these vehicles on town or county roads. However per state statutes, the Town Board does have authority to allow via ordinance. As this will have direct impact upon the residents of the Town of Shields, the Board is very interested in your input. We will place this on the April 9, 2018 Town Board Monthly Meeting agenda, 7pm at the Emmet Town Hall. We will listen to public input, or correspondence may be directed to clerk.townofshields@yahoo.com, or mailed to the Town of Shields at N1662 Wood Road, Watertown, WI 53098.

March 12, 2018 Agenda

Board Meeting           March 12, 2018          7pm     Emmet Town Hall

Posted:    March 7, 2018

Agenda

  • Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance
  • Minutes
  • Treasurers Report
  • Pay Monthly Bills
  • Correspondences;
    1. UW Extension Local Government Essentials 2017
    2. Department of Safety and Professional Services
  • Reports
    1. Waterloo & Watertown Rural Fire Dept. monthly reports.
    2. Town Officer, Dodge County Unit Meeting-WTA
  • Old Business
    1. ATV/UTV Ordinance
  • New Business
  • Miscellaneous
  • Spring Election will be held April 3, 2018. Polls open at 7am to 8pm.
  • Shields Township 12th Annual Roadside Cleanup held @the Transfer Site on April 21, 2018.
  • Annual Meeting will be held April 24, 2018 @the Emmet Town Hall 7pm.
  • Public Comment
  • Next month’s meeting date April 9, 2018, 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

February 12, 2018 Minutes

Board Meeting                                   March 12, 2018                                  7pm

 Minutes

Attendance: Chairman Neale Jones, Supervisor Bob Long, Supervisor Ron Johnson, Treasurer Sue Nampel, Clerk Susan Johnson, Assessor P. Joseph Plasil.

  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 Long. Motion Carried.
  3. The Treasurers Report was read by the Town Treasurer, on a motion by Supervisor Long 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 Long seconded. Motion Carried.
  5. Correspondences;The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin has an Application for the City of Harford Washington and Dodge Counties, Wisconsin, as an Electric Public Utility, for Authority to Adjust Electric Rates. Hearing Date February 1, 2018. Noted by the Board.
  6. UW-Extension is offering classes February thru May of 2018 for Local Land Use, Planning and Zoning will be the topics. Noted by the Board.
  7. Correspondence from “Scott Construction” letting the Town Board know, Don Bade is retiring on March 31, 2018 and will be working with Bob Bruha going forward. Noted by the Board.
  8. The City of Watertown sent a memo to inform members of the community that on December 19, 2017, the Watertown City Council adopted an ordinance amending the City of Watertown Comprehensive Plan. You may view the Comprehensive Pan as a PDF; http://www.ci.watertown.wi.us/document .Noted by the Board.
  9. The State of Wisconsin Department of Revenue sent notice beginning February 2018 going thru April 2018. Staff appraisers will be working throughout Dodge County Reviewing the sales involves viewing the land and improvements from the road, taking pictures and in some cases talking with the buyers and sellers involved in each real estate transaction. Noted by the Board.
  10. Reports; Waterloo Fire Department Activity Report was not available at meeting time. The Watertown Rural Fire Department totals for 2017 were; 1-Fire, 15-EMS, 1-MVA and no HAZCON calls. In January 2018 there was 1-Fire and 1-EMS call.
  11. A Dodge County Unit of WTA was held on January 17, 2018. Chairman Jones attended the meeting and heard main speaker Jeff Delmore from Delmore Consulting regarding road condition evaluations, road inventories and roadwork bid letting, culvert evaluation etc.  Chairman Jones thought the concept is good not sure if it is the right fit for the township at this time.
  12. Old Business; ATV/UTV Ordinance was discussed. Supervisor Long made a motion to mail out postcards to Township residents and publish in the Watertown Daily Paper a survey of residents opinions on allowing ATV’s and UTV’s to travel on township roads. Residents will be able to send responses to clerk.townofshields@yahoo.com or by mailing response to the Clerk Town of Shields at N1662 Wood Road, Watertown, WI 53098. Responses will be listened to and read at the April 9th monthly board meeting held at 7pm at the Emmet Town Hall.
  13. New Business-None to report.
  14. Miscellaneous-None to report.
  15. Public Comment-None to report.
  16. Next month’s meeting date; March 12, 2018 at 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

Supervisor Long called for the meeting to be adjourned at 8:02pm and Supervisor Johnson seconded. Motion Carried Meeting Adjourned.

Submitted by Clerk, Susan Johnson

Agenda February 12, 2018

Board Meeting           February 12, 2018      7pm     Emmet Town Hall

Posted:    February 7, 2018

Agenda

  1. Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Minutes
  3. Treasurers Report
  4. Pay Monthly Bills
  5. Correspondences;
    1. Public Service Commission of WI
    2. UW-Extension Classes
    3. Scott Construction
  6. Reports
    1. Waterloo & Watertown Rural Fire Dept. monthly reports.
    2. Town Officer, Dodge County Unit Meeting-WTA, report.
  7. Old Business
    1. ATV/UTV Ordinance
  8. New Business
  9. Miscellaneous
  10. Public Comment
  11. Next month’s meeting date March 13, 2018, 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

January 8, 2018 Minutes

Board Meeting                                   January 8, 2018                                  7pm

 Minutes

Attendance: Chairman Neale Jones, Supervisor Bob Long, Supervisor Ron Johnson, Treasurer Sue Nampel, Clerk Susan Johnson, Assessor P. Joseph Plasil, Dan Gorder, Randy Soldner, Bob Krieg, Bill Blaska, Lyle Braunschweig.

  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 Long. Motion Carried.
  3. The Treasurers Report was read by the Town Treasurer, on a motion by Supervisor Long to accept the report as read, and seconded by Supervisor Johnson. Motion Carried.
  4. The monthly bills were read by Chairman Jones, Supervisor Johnson made a motion to pay monthly bills and Supervisor Long seconded. Motion Carried.
  5. Correspondences;
  6. The Dodge County Unit of WTA will hold a meeting on January 17, 2018 at 7:30 pm. Jeff Delmore from Delmore Consulting will address the group.
  7. Blackstone Technologies sent a flyer of their High Performance Pavement Maintenance Products; BST-360 High Performance Patch Mix References.
  8. Reports-
  9. The Waterloo Fire & Rescue Department sent the Activity Report for December 2017. There were no calls to the Town of Shields.
  10. Old Business;
  11. Members of the Quad Country Runners ATV/UTV club came to the meeting to ask the Board if the following updated Roads could be used for the ATV/UTV club to run on in the township. The roads they are asking for involve; Hwy QQ, Garden Rd, Long Rd, Provimi Rd, Quarry Rd, Rich Rd, Walton Rd, Middle Rd, Barry Rd. So far they are not allowed to run on County Roads. No current Ordinance is in place. No action will be taken until more information is gathered, but will be put on the next month’s board agenda.
  12. New Business-None to report.
  13. Miscellaneous-There will be Spring Primary Election on February 20, 2018.
  14. Public Comment-None to report.
  15. Next month’s meeting date; February 13, 2018 at 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

Chairman Jones called for the meeting to be adjourned at 8:32pm and Supervisor Johnson seconded. Motion Carried Meeting Adjourned.

Submitted by Clerk-Susan Johnson

December 8, 2017 Minutes

 

Board Meeting                                   December 8, 2017                              7pm

 Minutes

Attendance: Chairman Neale Jones, Supervisor Bob Long, Supervisor Ron Johnson, Treasurer Sue Nampel, Clerk Susan Johnson, Assessor P. Joseph Plasil.

  1. The Board meeting was called to order at 4:05pm by Chairman Neale Jones, the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
  2. The Minutes were reviewed by the Town Board, on a motion by Supervisor Long 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 Johnson to accept the report as read, and seconded by Supervisor Long. Motion Carried.
  4. The monthly bills were read by Chairman Jones, Supervisor Johnson made a motion to pay monthly bills and Supervisor Long seconded. Motion Carried.
  5. Correspondences-None to report.
  6. Reports-None to report.
  7. Old Business-None to report.
  8. New Business;
  9. The Board has appointed the following for the 2018-2020 Election Seasons:

Rosemarie Ulmer-Chief Inspector, Fran Milburn-Chief Inspector, Irene Miller-Chief Inspector, Sue Nampel-Election Inspector, Carol Berner-Election Inspector, Betty May-Election Inspector, Susan Kileen-Election Inspector, Mary McFarland-Election Inspector, Charmaine Plasil-Election Inspector. Supervisor Long made a motion to accept the appointment of all of the above Chief Inspectors and Election workers, seconded by Supervisor Johnson. Motion Carried. All in favor.

  1. Gerald and Jacqueline Tracy has applied to DCLR & PD for a Rezoning and Condition Use Permit Application. Approximately acres of land from A-1 Prime Agricultural Zoning District to the A-2 General Agricultural Zoning District and on the application for a Conditional Use Permit under the Land Use Code, Dodge County, WI, to allow the establishment of a Pet Crematorium on this site. The Planning Commission met on November 30, 2017 to review and discus the applications. After discussion and a question and answer session the PC made a recommendation to the Town Board on accepting the Tracy’s applications. Gerald and Jacqueline Tracy were in attendance tonight and after discussion with the board. Supervisor Johnson made a motion to accept the Tracy’s application for a rezoning permit and Supervisor Long seconded. Motion Carried. All were in favor. On the application of the Conditional Use Permit Chairman Jones made a motion to accept the application for a Conditional Use Permit and Supervisor Long seconded. Motion Carried. All were in favor.
  2. Miscellaneous-None to report.
  3. Public Comment-None to report.
  4. Next month’s meeting date; January 8, 2018 at 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

Chairman Jones called for the meeting to be adjourned at 5:03 pm and Supervisor Johnson seconded. Motion Carried Meeting Adjourned.

Submitted by Clerk

Susan Johnson

Budget Hearing & Special Meeting November 13, 2017

November 13, 2017               8:03 pm

 Budget Hearing & Special Town Meeting Town of Shields

Minutes

Attendance:  Chairman Neale Jones, Supervisor Bob Long, Treasurer Sue Nampel, Clerk Susan Johnson, Sandee Macht, Josh Macht, Ed T Kileen.

The Budget Hearing was called to order at 8:03 pm by Chairman Neale Jones. Discussion took place on the budget preparation. Chairman Jones read the proposed budget and  discussion took place. Ed Kileen made a motion to accept the2018 Budget as discussed, seconded by Supervisor Johnson. Motion carried. (7) In Favor.

  1. The Special Town Meeting of Electors, Chairman Jones asked for a motion to adopt the 2018 tax levy of $147,173 which is a +1.6% increase from last year. Supervisor Long made a motion to accept the Town of Shields Levy, seconded by Ed Kileen. Motion Carried. (7) In Favor.

Chairman Jones made a motion to adjourn the Budget Hearing & Special Town Meeting at 8:26pm, Supervisor Johnson seconded. Motion Carried. Meeting Adjourned.

Submitted by Clerk

Susan Johnson