Board Meeting October 21, 2019 7pm
Attendance: Chairman Neale Jones, Supervisor Peter McFarland, Supervisor Ron Johnson, Treasurer Sue Nampel, Clerk Susan Johnson, Assessor P. Joseph Plasil.
1. The Board meeting was called to order at 7:04pm 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 Chairman Jones; Supervisor Johnson made a motion to pay monthly bills and Supervisor McFarland seconded. Motion Carried.
a. DCLR & PD sent notice of an approved Land Use Permit
for a deck ramp for Pearl
Schroeder. Noted by the board.
b. DCLR & PD sent notice of an approved Land Use Permit for a new shed for Thomas Fredrick. Noted by the board.
c. David Addison from the DCLR & PD sent a letter for a Request for a Separate Tax Bill for property owned by Arthur Mueller be joined together into one tax bill for 2019. Noted by the board.
d. An East Central Regional Cyber Workshop will be held on Tues, December 10, 2019 at the Fox Valley Technical College. Noted by the board.
e. A Town Officers, WTA Dodge Cty Unit Meeting was held on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at the Administration Building in Juneau.
f. Dodge County Highway Commission sent a letter of a meeting to be held on October 16, 2016 at 10am at the Highway Department Vehicle Storage Building in Juneau. Discussion will be on the 2020-2121 Local Road Improvement Program.
g. Dodge County Highway Department will be hiring an alternative contractor to conduct every two-year Bridge Inspection. Noted by the board.
a. The September fire report from the Wttn Fire Department sent notice that TO-Shields had not fire runs, 1-EMS, 1-MVA and no HAZCON runs. The Waterloo Fire Department sent the September report there were no runs to the Town of Shields.
b. There will be a RU Electronics Recycling Workshop held on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 in Fond du Lac. Clerk Johnson will attend and report back.
7. Old Business;
a. The creating of the new Fire Ordinance is being edited and will be laid over to November.
8. New Business;
a. Dodge County Humane Society sent their 2020 Stray Animal Contract. After discussion of paying a lump sum of $1,100 which covers up to 5 domestic stray animals. Animals in excess of 5 will be charged $250 per animal. Supervisor Johnson made a motion to accept the 2020 Stay Animal Contract, and Peter McFarland seconded. Motion Carried all were in favor.
b. The 2020 Fire Protection & EMS Agreement from Watertown Fire Department was sent. Chairman Jones discussed the following costs for 2020 Contracts to the different townships. Shields-$51,926.08, Emmet-$71,058.59, Milford-$34,085.56, Watertown-$122,628.95. Supervisor McFarland made a motion to accept the 2020 Fire Protection & EMS Agreement from the Watertown Fire Department, and 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 2020 agreement.
d. Clerk Johnson presented the WEC Election Grant Application. The Wisconsin Elections Commission is requesting each town, village, city in the state to have a computer and IT contract by the 2020 elections for protecting private information of the elector. This grant application is offering $1200 per one computer per entity. Supervisor McFarland made a motion to go forward with the WEC Election Grant Application, Supervisor Johnson seconded. Motion Carried. All were in favor. Clerk Johnson will work thru the grant process.
a. Supervisor Johnson shared the letter he wrote to Nate Olson at Dodge County Land Resources and Parks Department in support of the Broadband Grant for Dodge County.
Please write a letter in support of the Broadband for the Town of Shields. Email it to Clerk Johnson and she will forward on or email it to Nate at; firstname.lastname@example.org
10. Public Comment-
a. None to report.
11. Next month’s meeting date; November 11, 2019 at 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.
Supervisor Johnson called for the meeting to be adjourned at 8:13pm and Supervisor McFarland seconded. Motion Carried Meeting Adjourned.
Submitted by Clerk