July 8th 2024 Town Board Agenda

Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance

  1. Minutes
  2. Treasurers Report
  3. Pay Monthly Bills
  4. Correspondence.
    1. Dodge County Land Resources and Parks Dept. sent a notice of approval for a Land Use Permit for McFarlandale Dairy LLC at N302 Cty Rd K Watertown WI for asphalt feed storage area, waste storage facility, and waste facility abandonment.   
    1. Dodge County Highway Commission letter on accounting error for years 2020-2023.  They had some overcharged rates to billing for services.  Also noted in letter a 15% “facility fee” for local agencies they perform work for or sell parts too for the recovery of facility costs not covered in labor and equipment rates. 
    1. Wisconsin Disaster Fund is available to some for damage during recent flooding/ storms.  Information can be found at Widisasterfund@widma.gov
    1. DNR sent notice of grant for electronic collection for E-Cycle Wisconsin if interested we can put in for it.
  5. Reports
    1. Watertown & Waterloo Fire Dept. monthly reports.
  • Old Business
    •  Izaak Walton Liquor License for July 1st 2024-June 30th 2025 they declined renewal at this time.
  • New Business
    • DCLR &Parks Dept. sent Letter of intent for Todd and Kandice Blank for Minor land division at B886 Barry Road to allow for a single-family home.  A Planning Commission meeting was held on June 27th and approved if it was only for family use. 
    • DCLR& Parks Dept. sent a Letter of Rezoning Notification for Todd and Kandace Blank at N886 Barry Road to rezone 4.5 acres of land from A-1 to A-2 for single family home.  A Planning Commission meeting was held on June 27th and approved if it was 16 acres rezoned to A-2 and for family use only. 
    • DCLR & Parks Dept sent a notice of a Conditional Use Permit for Robb Bender/ McFarlandale Dairy LLC located at N302 Cty Rd K Watertown WI to install a manure pit/ waste storage facility.  A Planning Commission meeting was held on June 27th and approved.  Was also noted Dodge County Public hearing had already taken place on June 24th and they already approved as well.
  • Miscellaneous
    •  August Elections will take place on August 13th from 7am-8pm at Emmet Town Hall.  If you need to register to vote please do so at https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/Register-To-Vote  or Clerk Klusken can assist at 920-261-7154
  • Public Comment
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  • Next month’s meeting date August 12th 7pm at the Emmet Town Hall.
  1. Adjourn

Town Board Meeting June 10th Minutes

Minutes- June 10th 2024 7PM at Emmet Town Hall

Attendance: Chairman Neale Jones, Supervisor Peter McFarland, Supervisor Kyle Wollitz, Bob Bruha, and Clerk-Treasurer Julie Klusken.

The Board meeting was called to order at 6:59 pm 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.
  • 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 Supervisor McFarland. Motion Carried.
  • The monthly bills were read by Clerk-Treasurer Klusken; Supervisor Wollitz made a motion to pay monthly bills and Supervisor McFarland seconded. Motion Carried. It was noted no GFL bill this month due to lock bar and dumpster drop off fee waived and currently no payment due this month. 
  • Correspondence-
    • Grant for 2024 for recycling was approved.
    • Dodge County Land Resources and Parks Dept. sent a notice of approval for Clint Stiemke at W7793 Provimi Road Watertown WI for Roof Mounted Solar PV installation. 
    • DCLR&P dept sent a notice of approval for Ron and Sue Johnson for the construction of a 40X60 shed. 
    • GFL dumpster drop off fee and lock bar fee waived from past bill for the town.
  • Reports.
    • The Watertown Rural Fire Reports are as follows: The Watertown Fire Department Report for May 2024 was 1 EMS call, 1 MVA call.  The Waterloo Fire Dept. was not ready yet by meeting date. 
  • Old Business-
    • Review and updates to Compliance Assurance Plan for Transfer Site is still be worked by Clerk Klusken.
  • New Business.
    • Road Bids: Scotts Construction representative Bob Bruha had a bid that the board reviewed.  After long discussion Supervisor McFarland made a motion to accept the Scotts Construction bid for Seal Coat of Price per Mile by 20 Feet Wide using FA2 Black Granite Chips- $22,879.00 and seconded by Supervisor Wollitz.  All in favor, motion carried. 
    • Renewal of Casey’s Saloon and Izaak Walton Liquor Licenses for July 1st to June 30th 2025.   After discussion and review Supervisor Wollitz made a motion to approve the renewal of the liquor licenses, seconded by Supervisor McFarland.  All in favor, motion carried. 
  • Miscellaneous
    • Clerk-Treasurer Klusken completed the Personal Property Value Report to Dept. of Revenue with support from the new assessor.  Due to Act 12 changes were made to what is reported.   
  • Public Comment
    •  None
  1. Next month’s board meeting date; July 8th at 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.   
  1. Chairman Jones called the meeting to adjourn at 7:23pm and Supervisor McFarland seconded.  Motioned carried.  Meeting Adjourned.   

              Respectfully Submitted by Clerk-Treasurer Julie Klusken

Planning Commission Meeting Minutes from June 27th 2024

                                Minutes

                                Attendance: Chairman Tony Peirick, Shannon O’Gorman, Sandee Macht, Jeff Kluslow, Joe Plasil, Robb Bender, Irene Blanke, Todd and Kandace Blank, and Clerk-Treasure Julie Klusken. 

  1. The June 27th 2024, Planning Commission meeting was called to order by Chairman Tony Peirick at 7:00pm at the Emmet Town Hall.
  • The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
  • The March 28th 2024 minutes were reviewed by the board. Jeff Kluslow made a motion to accept the minutes as reviewed and Shannon O’Gorman seconded. Motion carried all were in favor.
  • Dodge County Land Resources and Parks Department sent notice of an application for a Conditional Use Permit for Robb Bender/ McFarlandale Dairy LLC located at N302 Cty Rd K Watertown WI. 53098 to install a manure pit/ waste storage facility.  It was noted that this permit has already been approved by Dodge County on Monday June 24th meeting.  Board discussed the permit and Shannon O’Gorman made a motion to approve permit and Sandee Macht seconded the motions.  Motion Carried all in favor. 
  •  Dodge County Land Resources and Parks Department sent a Letter of Rezoning notification for Todd and Kandace Blank at N886 Barry Road to rezone 4.5 acres of land to rezone from A-1 Prime Agriculture to A-2 General Agriculture land for a single-family residence.  After board discussion with Kandace and Todd Blanke on the reasoning for the request, Shannon O’Gorman made a motion to approve request if all 16 acres are rezoned to A-2 General Agricultural and with the agreement that this would be only family would be using the land, and Sandee Macht seconded motion.  Motion carried all in favor.  Irene Blanke provided some concern with use of outdoor wood burner due to the smoke that spreads to her property and concern for her animals and workers.  Irene Blanke noted concern that another outdoor wood burner would cause more smoke to her farm.  After discussion with Irene Blanke and Kandace and Todd Blank it was reported that the new home would not be installing an outdoor wood burner at that location.  
  • Dodge County Land Resources and Parks Department sent a letter of Intent Notification of a Minor Land Division for Todd and Kandace Blank at N886 Barry Road to allow for a single-family residence.   After discussion with Kandace and Todd Blank, Shannon O’Gorman made a motion to approve request with the exception that this split is for family use only, and Jeff Kluslow seconded the motion.  Motion carried all in favor.
  • The Plan Commission meeting was called for adjournment at 7:30pm by Shannon O’Gorman and Jeff Kluslow seconded. Motion Carried all were in favor.

Respectfully submitted by Julie Klusken

Planning Commission Meeting June 27th 2024 Agenda

Town of Shields Dodge County, Wisconsin

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Planning Commission Board     Agenda for :         June 27th 7PM

_____________________Posted: June 18, 2024__________________

The Town of Shields and Plan Commission

Meeting date and time:

June 27th, 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 Robb Bender/ McFarlandale Dairy LLC located at N302 Cty Rd K Watertown WI. 53098 to install a manure pit/waste storage. 
  2. DCLR & PD sent a Letter of Intent Notification of a Minor Land Division for Todd and Kandace Blank at N886 Barry Road to allow for a single-family residence.
  1. DCLR&P Dept. sent a Letter of Rezoning Notification for Todd and Kandace Bland at N886 Barry Road to rezone 4.5 acres of land to rezone from A-1 Prime Agriculture to A-2 General Agriculture land for a single-family residence. 
  2. Adjourn

June 10th 2024 Monthly Town Board Meeting Agenda

Agenda

Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance

  1. Minutes
  2. Treasurers Report
  3. Pay Monthly Bills
  4. Correspondence.
    1.  Grant for 2024 for recycling was approved.
    1. Dodge County Land Resources and Parks Dept. sent a notice of approval for Clint Stiemke at W7793 Provimi Road Watertown WI for Roof Mounted Solar PV installation. 
    1. DCLR&P dept sent a notice of approval for Ron and Sue Johnson for the construction of a 40X60 shed. 
    1. GFL dumpster drop off fee and lock bar fee waived from past bill for the town.
  5. Reports
    1. Watertown & Waterloo Fire Dept. monthly reports.
  • Old Business
    •  Review updated Compliance Assurance Plan for the Transfer site still being worked on and will review at next meeting.  
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  • New Business
    • Road Bids-  
    • Renewal of Casey’s Saloon and Izaak Walton Liquor Licenses for July 1st 2024-June 30, 2025
    • DCLR&P sent a Notice to Amend the Floodplain Zoning Ordinance. 
  • Miscellaneous
    •  Act 12 changes to Personal Property Value Report, completed by Clerk Klusken.  
  • Public Comment
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  • Next month’s meeting date July 8th 2024 at the Emmet Town Hall.
  1. Adjourn

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

Annual Meeting Agenda

Town of Shields

Dodge County, Wisconsin

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Town Board Annual Meeting             April 22, 2024

_________________________________________Posted: April 8, 2024____

Agenda

Town of Shields Annual Meeting

April 22, 2024 @ 7:00pm

Held at Emmet Town Hall

            Posted: April 6, 2024

  1. Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Annual Meeting Minutes from April 23, 2023
  3. 2023 Annual Report
  4. Reports
    1. Roadside Clean Up, April 20, 2024
    1. Watertown Rural Fire Department report
    1. Plan Commission
    1. Recycling Transfer Site
    1. 2023 Road Report
  5. New Business
    1.  
  6. Miscellaneous
    1.  
  7. Public Comment

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  • Next year’s meeting date; April 21, 2025, 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.