Town of Shelby, Wisconsin

2006 Meeting Minutes

December 11th, 2006

LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

TIME: 4:30 PM

TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairperson Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn, Supervisor David Holtze, Clerk/Treasurer Cathy Brott, Admin/Dir Public Works Jeff Brudos, Fire Chief Randy Roeck

TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED:

VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:30 PM by Chairman Kopp
  • Motion by Zahn/Holtze to approve the Minutes of the November 27, 2006 Town Board Meeting. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Holtze to approve bills in the amount of $81,674.13. Motion carried unanimously.
  • No action taken on Greenwald Coulee.
  • Motion by Holtze/ Zahn to retain the stop signs on Hagen Road. After review of the stop signs and traffic flow, they appear to be appropriate. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Holtze to approve the slate of election inspectors for 2007. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Zahn/Holtze to approve the renewal applications to keep a 3rd dog for: Julio Bird, Sue and Dale Johnson, Gary Susag, Kurt & Renee Knutson, John Holtslander, Sandra Seick, Charles Offerman and Ray Wichelt. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Gary Susag discuss vandalism to his property and requested an article in the Quarterly Newsletter about respecting private property.
  • Board agreed to hold a public meeting in conjunction with the January 22, 2007 Board Meeting to describe plans for and naming of the park in Briedel Coulee.
  • Motion by Zahn/Holtze to reappoint Bill Landman to a 6-year term as Sanitary District #2 Commissioner. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Holtze to write off $1337.50 of uncollectible debt. Motion carried. Copy attached.
  • Fire Chief Randy Roeck reported on the progress of the Fire Truck Committee. The Fire Department will be giving the Board a long range plan for vehicle replacement. He recommended going with Rosenbauer for a new fire truck chassis, saying the Town would save $9700 on the engine if a contract is signed by the end of January 2007. Board agreed to put it on the agenda for the January 8, 2007 Town board Meeting.
  • Chief Roeck reported that a Shelby/Greenfield Committee is being developed to discuss the future of fire protection in the Town of Greenfield, and that Jeanette Lenser will be retiring as Director of the 911 Emergency Dispatch Center and the Governing Board will be meeting to hire a replacement.
  • Administrator Brudos gave the Administrator's Report. Copy attached.
  • Motion to adjourn at 5:20 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk







    November 27th, 2006

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairperson Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn, Supervisor David Holtze, Clerk/Treasurer Cathy Brott, Admin/Dir Public Works Jeff Brudos, Police Officer Sharon Neitzke

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED:

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:30 PM by Chairman Kopp
  • Motion by Holtze/Zahn to approve the Minutes of the November 13, 2006 Town Board Meeting. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Holtze to approve bills in the amount of $44,070.53. Motion carried unanimously.
  • No action taken on Greenwald Coulee.
  • Motion by Kopp/Holtze to approve adjustments to the 2006 Budget. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Holtze/Zahn to approve the 2007 Budget of $2,401,600. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Administrator Brudos gave the Administrator's Report. Copy attached.
  • Motion to adjourn at 5:30 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk







    November 13th, 2006

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairperson Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn, Supervisor David Holtze, Clerk/Treasurer Cathy Brott, Admin/Dir Public Works Jeff Brudos, Police Officer Sharon Neitzke

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED:

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:30 PM by Chairman Kopp
  • Motion by Zahn/Holtze to approve the Minutes of the October 23, 2006 Town Board Meeting. Motion carried unanimously. Motion by Holtze/Zahn to approve the minutes of the November 2, 2006 Working Meeting with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Board asked for public input in regard to proposed amendments to Ordinance 4.01 Parks, Playgrounds and Greenspace. There was strong opposition to gun hunting and moderate opposition of bow hunting with recommendations to limit the number of hunters if bow hunting was allowed. Motion by Holtze/Zahn to strike #1 (Hunting with guns or bow and arrow is allowed), remake #2 as #1 and remake #3 as #2 in the proposed amendment to Ordinance 4.01. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Holtze/Zahn to designate parcels 11-377-0 (20.91 acres), 11-569-0 (8 acres), 11-566-0 (10.2 acres) and 11-484-0 (14.5 acres) as green space. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Keith Wadell addressed the Board asking for removal of the stop signs on Hagen Road. Not an agenda item. No action.
  • Motion by Zahn/Holtze to approve request of Benny Stenner, Kramer Co, to extend their conditional use permit until July 31, 2007. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Holtze to approve bills in the amount of $86,785.04. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached. Fire Chef made note that funds for the special camera were not taxpayer dollars. They came from Fund B and were raised at the Annual Chicken Q.
  • Officer Sharon Neitzke gave the monthly police reports.
  • Administrator Brudos updated the Board on proposal to provide water to Greenwald Coulee. It would cost approximately $165-185,000 to cover the proposed area. The system does not have the capacity to expand beyond this area for any new development. Administrator directed get numbers and information to area residents and find out if there is any interest in pursuing this proposal to provide water to Greenwald Coulee.
  • Motion by Zahn/Holtze to approve a Resolution establishing a Cooperative Recycling Efficiency Agreement Promoting and Enhancing Recycling Education with the City of Onalaska. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Holtze/Zahn to approve the Government Rebate Agreement with La Crosse County. Motion carried. Copy attached.
  • Administrator Brudos gave the Administrator's Report. Copy attached.
  • Clerk reported on the November 7th Election.
  • Motion to adjourn at 6:15 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk







    TOWN OF SHELBY WORKING MEETING MINUTES



    DATE: November 2, 2006

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 1:00 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Supervisor Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn, Supervisor Dave Holtze, Admin/Dir Public Works Jeff Brudos, Clerk/Treasurer Cathy Brott

    INVITED ATTENDEES: Dale Oestreicher & Steve Flottmeyer from WDOT & State Reps Mike Huebsch & Jennifer Shilling

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED:

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 1:05 AM by Chairperson Kopp.
  • Purpose of this working meeting is to review & discuss the options WDOT prepared relative to the Hwy 33/Knobloch Road Intersection.
  • Discussion re the additional traffic on Hwy 33 from new development in Barre and Greenfield and the general safety gaining access to the highway from Knobloch Road which may also see additional development and increased traffic in the near future.
  • Dale Oestreich said the DOT's 2007 Hwy 33 Reconstruction Project from just east of Forest Ridge Dr to just east of St. Joseph could not be tied into any of the proposed improvement options for Knobloch Road.
  • Steve Flottmeyer went over the four options the DOT saw as possible and a fifth option was also discussed wherein the Town of Shelby would extend Battlestone Station Road to Hwy 33 east of CTH F. CTH F would remain where it is, but could be moved at a later date to join Hwy 33 opposite Battlestone Station Road. Dale Oestreich indicated that a resurfacing of Hwy 33 in this area is scheduled for 2012-2014. Dot would not be cost-sharing in any new town road extension.
  • Board agreed to put together a draft plan and to hold an open forum for residents. La Crosse County will be brought into the discussion in regard to the CTH F possibilities.
  • Rep Huebsch told the town board that legislators should be contacted by February if the town needs any further assistance from them.

     
  • Motion to adjourn at 1:35 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk







    October 23rd, 2006

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairperson Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn, Supervisor David Holtze, Clerk/Treasurer Cathy Brott, Admin/Dir Public Works Jeff Brudos

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED:

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:30 PM by Chairman Kopp
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to confirm the appointment of David Holtze to the position of Town Supervisor. Clerk Brott swore Mr. Holtze into office.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve the minutes of the October 9, 2006 Town Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve bills in the amount of $43,441.47. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Administrator Brudos updated the Board on proposal to provide water to Greenwald Coulee. No action.
  • Motion by Zahn/Holtze to approve the concept of the Charter Towns Bill. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Fire Chief Randy Roeck reported on the progress of designing a new fire truck.
  • Administrator Brudos reported there would be a meeting on November 2 @ 1:00 PM with the WI Department of Transportation to review the options for the Hwy 33/Knobloch Road intersection. Meeting is open to the public. Discussion on and public concerns aired regarding moving traffic through Battlestone Ridge Condominiums.
  • Administrator went through the proposed 2007 Budget. No changes.
  • Motion by Kopp/Holtze to approve 2007 Fire Department wages. Motion carried with Zahn abstaining. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Holtze/Zahn to approve the 2007 non-union full-time and part-time wages. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Administrator Brudos gave the Chairman's Report. Copy attached.
  • Motion to adjourn at 6:15 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk







    October 9th, 2006

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairperson Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn, Clerk/Treasurer Cathy Brott, Admin/Dir Public Works Jeff Brudos

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED:

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:34 PM by Chairman Kopp
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve the minutes of the September 25, 2006 Town Board Meetings as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve bills in the amount of $122,590.67. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Julie Boardman approached the Board with her concerns regarding proposed changes to Knobloch Road/Hwy 33 intersection and Battlestone Station Road extension. She asked that residents of the Battlestone Development be noticed of any future discussion or action. Bill Knobloch and Wendy Stachowitz expressed concern with moving traffic through the Battlestone Development.
  • Assistant Fire Chief Wayne Atchley reported that the Fire Department was successful in getting a $17,000 Homeland Security Grant for equipment and a matching grant of $15,000 from Thrivent Financial for the Chicken Q. They are working on design and specs for a new fire truck. Expect to have a ball park figure for the board next month.
  • Fire Chief Randy Roeck reported that he is now working for Jefferson Fire Equipment. He receives no commission on any equipment the Town of Shelby purchases from Jefferson. He is working with Jeff on a purchasing policy to ensure there is no conflict of interest.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to appoint Mary J. Poellinger to the Shelby Planning Commission. Motion carried.
  • Board read a letter from James G. Birnbaum expressing concern with the proposal to open up land owned by the Town to public hunting. Board agreed to notify adjacent property owners regarding the proposed changes to Ordinance 4.01 before taking any action. Copy of letter attached.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve the Agreement for Removal of Waste and Recyclables from Mobile Home Parks. Motion carried. Copy attached.
  • Board discussed Knobloch Road options developed by the WI Department of Transportation. Request to have the Administrator arrange another meeting with the DOT to discuss the options. Correspondence attached.
  • Administrator reported that Davy Engineering needed more direction regarding the scope of the study the Town was requesting for Greenwald Coulee.
  • Board discussed receivership of Battlestone Condominium. No changes to the plat without Board approval. Residents will be kept informed.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to go into closed session @ 5:30 PM pursuant to WI Statutes Section 1985(1)(e) to interview applicants for the open Board Supervisor position. Motion carried. Board returned to open session to resume the regular meeting @ 6:44 PM on a motion by Zahn/Kopp
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to offer the open Board Supervisor position to David Holtze. Motion carried. Swearing in will take place just before the October 23, 2006 Board Meeting.
  • Administrator Brudos gave the Administrator's Report. Copy attached.
  • Motion to adjourn at 7:15 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk







    September 25th, 2006

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairperson Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn, Clerk/Treasurer Cathy Brott, Admin/Dir Public Works Jeff Brudos

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED:

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:32 PM by Chairman Kopp
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve the minutes of the September 11 & 15, 2006 Town Board Meetings as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve bills in the amount of $76,290.12. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve the application of Mike Ruegg, W4586 County Road MM, for a conditional use permit to operate a small engine repair shop on condition that the permit is not transferable to any subsequent owner of the property. Motion carried. Copy of map attached.
  • David Holtze discussed his interest in the open supervisor position. Board will be advertising for applicants. Clerk directed to place an ad in the Tribune. Board agreed to interview candidates on Monday, October 9th beginning @ 5:30 PM. Candidates to be scheduled in 15-minute increments.
  • Board discussed filling vacancies on the Planning Commission. No action.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to approve, as amended, a joint resolution with La Crosse County and other local municipalities to apply for a grant to assist in the funding of a multi-jurisdictional comprehensive plan. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Board discussed proposed changes to Ordinance 4.01. No action. Place on 10/9/06 meeting agenda.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve a resolution implementing the National Emergency Incident Management System (NIMS). Motion carried. Copy attached.
  • Administrator Brudos gave the Chairman's Report. Copy attached.
  • Clerk reported on the Partisan Primary Election. Everything went well with the new Statewide Voter System.
  • Motion to adjourn at 5:45 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk







    TOWN OF SHELBY SPECIAL TOWN BOARD MEETING MINUTES



    DATE: September 15, 2006

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 9:00 AM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairperson Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn, Admin/Dir Public Works Jeff Brudos, Clerk/Treasurer Cathy Brott, Attorney Kevin Roop

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED:

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 9:00 AM by Chairperson Kopp.
  • On the recommendation of Attorney Kevin Roop, motion by Kopp/Zahn to claim $65,208.66 of the irrevocable Letter of Credit held by Anchor Bank to secure completion of Battlestone Ridge Road, and to approve Administrator Brudos's trip to Madison with the required paperwork to secure payment. Motion carried
  • Motion to adjourn at 9:35 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk







    September 11th, 2006

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairman John Storlie, Supervisor Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn, Clerk/Treasurer Cathy Brott, Admin/Dir Public Works Jeff Brudos

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED:

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:30 PM by Chairman Storlie
  • Motion by Zahn/Storlie to approve the minutes of the August 28, 2006 Town Board Meeting as amended. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve bills in the amount of $76,590.47. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve the application of Eugene & Betty Gerke, W5245 County Road F, for a variance to the distance from another home as set by Ordinance 2.21 regulating outdoor solid fuel furnaces. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Police Officer Sharon Neitzke gave the monthly police report. She told the Board that a resident's call resulted in the apprehension of a burglar. Board directed the Clerk to write a letter of commendation to the resident.
  • Motion by Storlie/Zahn to approve a resolution supporting the City of La Crosse's efforts to establish a Quiet Zone along the Burling Northern Railroad tracks. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Storlie/Kopp to inform the La Crosse School District that the Town Board does not intend to pursue further litigation or action in regard to the State Road School annexation. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Board agreed to participate in a "Linkage with Local Government Officials" meeting being held by the La Crosse School Board.
  • Motion by Storlie/Zahn to authorize the Administrator to negotiate a refuse and recycling collection contract with Hilltopper Refuse and Recycling for the mobile home courts. They encouraged keeping collection on Friday as currently scheduled. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to accept Chairman John Storlie's resignation from office effective September 11, 2006. Motion carried. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Zahn/Brott to appoint Supervisor Lynnetta Kopp interim chairperson effective September 11, 2006. Motion carried with Kopp abstaining.
  • Administrator Brudos gave the Chairman's Report. Copy attached.
  • Clerk reminded the Board of the October Wisconsin Towns Association Annual Convention in La Crosse.
  • Motion to adjourn at 5:28 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk







    August 28th, 2006

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairman John Storlie, Supervisor Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn, Clerk/Treasurer Cathy Brott

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED: Admin/Dir Public Works Jeff Brudos

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:30 PM by Chairman Storlie
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to approve the minutes of the August 14, 2006 Town Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried unanimously
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve bills in the amount of $124,295.81. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve the application of Bob and Heidi Cary for a variance to Ordinance 2.21 regulating outdoor solid fuel furnaces. Motion carried unanimously providing the unit meets electrical requirements. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn not to exceed 2006 budget line item for Planning Commission. Hold off additional engineering work until 2007. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to continue providing a crossing guard at the intersection of State Highway 33 and Hagen Road for the 2006-7 school year.
  • No action was taken on refuse and recycling collection contract for mobile home parks.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to move into closed session pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes Section 1985(1)(g) to hear a report from Administrator Brudos regarding attorney litigation recommendations involving the State Road School annexation. Motion carried unanimously. Board moved back into open session on a motion by Storlie/Zahn. Carried unanimously.
  • Administrator's Report. Copy attached.
  • Clerk/Treasurer's Report. ESS AutoMARK, a handicap voter ballot marker, has arrived and clerk has been trained in its operation. Table and privacy shield should be delivered by 9/1. Poll workers training set for 9/6. Partisan Primary Election on 9/12.
  • Chairman Storlie told the supervisors that he would be resigning his office effective October 1, 2006.
  • Motion to adjourn at 5:58 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk







    August 14th, 2006

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:45 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairman John Storlie, Supervisor Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn, Clerk/Treasurer Cathy Brott

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED: Admin/Dir Public Works Jeff Brudos

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:30 PM by Chairman Storlie
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to approve the minutes of the July 24, 2006 Special Town Meeting as presented. Motion carried unanimously. Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve the minutes of the July 24, 2006 Town Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried unanimously. Motion by Kopp/Zahn to approve the minutes of the July 31, 2006 Working Meeting as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
  • No bills were presented for approval.
  • Al Lueck appeared before the board to discuss regulations on outdoor wood furnaces. He thinks the Board should have grandfathered in existing ones.
  • Motion by Storlie/Kopp to support the request of Kim A Lecheler, 2709 Coulee Avenue, for a variance to construct a 22'X 27' detached accessory building that exceeds the maximum square footage for a building on the lot. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to support the request of Janeane Jacobson, 2720 E Burr Oak St, for a variance to build a 30'X 17'6" addition to an existing residence. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Zahn/Storlie to make no recommendation on the request of Donovan & Cindy Bahls, 2815 27th Ave So, for a variance to build an 11'X 24' addition to a detached accessory building that exceeds the maximum square footage for a building on the lot. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Storlie/Zahn to waive the $500 Fireworks Permit Fee for Above and Beyond Pyrotechnics, 1217 Branding Iron Lane, West Salem, WI. Motion carried unanimously. Motion by Storlie/Zahn to approve the application of Above and Beyond Pyrotechnics to hold a Fireworks Display at Mt. La Crosse on 8/19/06 in conjunction with a benefit concert for the Salvation Army. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Officer Sharon Neitzke gave the July Police Report. Copy attached
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to move forward with the development of a cooperative recycling flyer for 2007 with the Cities of Onalaska and La Crosse. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Storlie to accept the 3/8 Slag Seal Quote of $ .99/sq yd by Scott Construction as recommended by the Administrator. Motion carried unanimously. Copy of quotes attached.
  • Reminders: Board/Staff Retreat on 8/28 at the Franciscan Spirituality Center, 8:30-11:30 AM, La Crosse Co Towns Association Picnic/Meeting on 8/24 @ 6:30 PM and WTA State Convention in La Crosse in October. Applications should be filled out soon.
  • Request for Clerk to send a thank you letter to DOT and legislators for July 31st working meeting.
  • Treasurer's Report and reminder of the Wisconsin Towns Association Convention in La Crosse, October 15-18.
  • Motion to adjourn at 5:15 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk







    TOWN OF SHELBY WORKING MEETING MINUTES



    DATE: July 31, 2006

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 11:00 AM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Supervisor Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn Admin/Dir Public Works Jeff Brudos, Clerk/Treasurer Cathy Brott

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED: Chairman John Storlie

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 11:00 AM by Supervisor Zahn.
  • Supervisor Zahn welcomed legislators and Department of Transportation staff and asked everyone to go around the table and introduce him or herself.
  • State Representative Mike Huebsch thanked the WDOT for agreeing to meet to discuss the Hwy 33/CTH F/Knobloch Rd intersections and went over his observations and possible solutions to the traffic and safety concerns.
  • Administrator Jeff Brudos went over the background of area development, maps, & traffic increase.
  • DOT Project Manager of the 2007 Hwy 33 Reconstruction Project from just east of Forest Ridge Dr to just east of St. Joseph discussed the time-line for that project. There is also an Irish Hill Repavement Project tentatively scheduled for 2010-2014.
  • Discussion of short-term and long-term fixes. Look at signage and turn lanes short term. DOT will take a look and come up with some scenarios and ballpark figures by early October. Financial burden will be on the Town. DOT suggested they consider placing some of the burden on developers. Long term will take an engineering study, traffic count, etc. Topography makes this a difficult fix.
  • Motion to adjourn at 12:OO PM.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk







    TOWN OF SHELBY SPECIAL TOWN MEETING MINUTES



    DATE: July 24, 2006

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Supervisor Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn Admin/Dir Public Works Jeff Brudos, Clerk/Treasurer Cathy Brott

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED: Chairman John Storlie

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:32 by Supervisor Zahn.
  • Supervisor Zahn went over the proposal to purchase the Nelson property at the intersection of Hagen Road and Pammel Creed Road. The land is appraised for $40,000 and the accepted purchase price is $39,000. The land is to be used and maintained as parkland.
  • Bob Schwartz and bob Skemp, representing the Stry Foundation, said the Stry Foundation supports the purchase as long as it is for parkland. They asked if there was a guarantee that future boards would not change the use or sell the property. Administrator Brudos told them the Town would be happy to discuss a legal agreement or contract with the Stry Foundation before cost/share of the anticipated purchase.
  • Motion by Mike Anderson, seconded simultaneously by Don and Barb Frank, to approve the purchase of the Nelson property for $39,000. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion to adjourn at 4:43 PM


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    Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk







    July 24th, 2006

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:45 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Supervisor Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn, Admin/Dir Public Works Jeff Brudos, Clerk/Treasurer Cathy Brott

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED: Chairman John Storlie

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:45 PM by Supervisor Zahn
  • Supervisor Zahn announced that the Sanitary District #2 Commissioners have withdrawn their request that the Town of Shelby pass an ordinance requiring mandatory hookup to municipal water.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to approve the minutes of the July 10, 2006 Board Meeting. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to approve the bills in the amount of $74,936.86. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Request of Bob Schmidt, 2232 Willow Way, for a zoning variance to build a garage was withdrawn.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to accept the recommendation of the Planning Commission and deny the request of Helke Properties to rezone property on Skyline Drive for a condo project until the Long Range Plan is completed. Motion carried.
  • Board discussed their concerns with and possible solutions to the Knobloch Road and County Highway F intersections at State Highway 33 with State Senator Dan Kapanke and State Representatives Jennifer Schilling and Mike Huebsch. Agreed the time to address their concerns is before the 2007 Highway 33 Project and decided to set up a meeting with Wisconsin Department of Transportation officials at their earliest convenience.
  • Dave Peschau asked and was granted an opportunity to plea with area legislators to support the Charter Towns Bill. Board was told to provide a letter and map to legislators. Administrator agreed to do so.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approved issuance of a CATV License to Mediacom. Duration of the license will be 5 years, from January 1, 2006 until December 31, 2010 with fees to begin September 1, 2006. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to approve Agreement for Removal of Solid Waste and Recyclables from the Town of Shelby with Hilltopper Refuse and Recycling, Inc. Motion carried. Copy of terms attached.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to create a 7-member Development Committee for the purpose of devising incentives for keeping land that is being developed in the Town of Shelby. The Committee shall be composed of 1 Board Member, 1 Planning Commissioner, 1 Sanitary District Commissioner and 4 Members at Large and is to be in place by September 1, 2006. Motion carried.
  • Board discussed providing water to Greenwald Coulee. Engineering study is in progress. No action will be taken until the study is completed.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn not to cost-share reconstruction of Bliss Road with the City of La Crosse. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to provide up to $1500 for 1 or 2 people to attend the National Association of Towns and Townships Legislative Fly-In in Washington D.C. on September 6-7, 2006. Motion carried.
  • Administrators Report. Copy attached.
  • Treasurer's Report and reminder of the Wisconsin Towns Association Convention in La Crosse, October 15-18.
  • Motion to adjourn at 5:57 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk







    July 10th, 2006

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairman John Storlie, Supervisor Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn, Admin/Dir Public Works Jeff Brudos,

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED: Clerk/Treasurer Cathy Brott

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:30 PM by Chairman Storlie
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to approve the minutes of the June 27, 2006 Board Meeting. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to approve the bills in the amount of $75,832.76. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Police Officer Sharon Neitzke discussed the June Police Report and "Net Smart", which is a program for parents & children re the Internet.
  • Fire Chief Randy Roeck discussed the June Fire Department Report, Fire Ring Permits, First Responders and Satellite Fire Station in Town of Greenfield
  • Board discussed proposed Ordinance 3.09, Mandatory Connections to Municipal Water, with Sanitary District #2 Commissioners Bob Mueller and Bill Landman and interested residents. Motion by Kopp/Zahn to table discussion on Greenwald Coulee water until the next Board Meeting. Motion carried unanimously. Motion by Kopp/Zahn to table discussion on proposed Ordinance 3.09 until the next Board Meeting. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Storlie/Zahn to approve the new Hilltopper Refuse and Recycling, Inc. rates as proposed. A cap of $7 per unit for refuse collection will be added to the contract. If rates exceed that limit, the Town reserves the right to cancel the contract and solicit bids. Motion carried unanimously. Proposal attached.
  • Motion by Kopp/Storlie to approve the amendment to Recycling Ordinance 3.03. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Zahn/Storlie to approve the expenditure of up to $1500 to conduct a deer survey of the Town to be done in conjunction with a deer survey being done of Green Island. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Storlie/Kopp to approve Town debt consolidation and refinancing through Coulee Bank, the Town's new depository. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Board discussed renewal of Cable TV Franchise and License for MediaCom. Administrator asked to negotiate reducing the contract's length from 8 to 5 years. Approval of the contract to be placed on the next Town Board Meeting agenda.
  • Administrators Report. Copy attached.
  • Motion to adjourn at 6:15 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk

    From notes taken by Administrator Jeff Brudos





    June 12th, 2006

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairman John Storlie, Supervisor Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn, Clerk/Treasurer Cathy Brott, Admin/Dir Public Works Jeff Brudos, Police Officer Sharon Neitzke, Fire Chief Randy Roeck

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED:

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:30 PM by Chairman Storlie.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to approve the minutes of the May 22, 2006 Board Meeting. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve the bills in the amount of $187,207.80. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Kopp/Storlie to approve the expenditure of up to $11,000 from Fire Department Fund B for the purchase of a new hand-held thermo-imaging camera. Motion carried unanimously. Copy of request attached.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to install a new culvert under the driveway and repair the drainage ditch in front of the Earl Severson property at town expense. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Clyde Benjamin addressed the Board in regard to the annexation of State Road School. He was concerned with the media coverage and suggested Sanitary District Commissioner Bill Landman write a letter to the media explaining the issue. Chairman Storlie agreed that was a good idea.
  • Police Officer Sharon Neitzke gave the May Police Report. She told the Board about a series of daytime break-ins, a hit and run, and assault of a child. Copy of report attached.
  • Board discussed the purchase of the Nelson property at the intersection of Pammel Creek Road and Hagen Road. They asked the Administrator to contact the Stry Foundation for assistance. No further action.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve a 2006-2007 Class B Beer and Liquor License for the following: Todd Schini, Mt. La Crosse, Inc.; David Servais, Irish Hill, LLC; Cletus Servais, Shorty's Bar & Grill, LLC; Nancy Gardner, GMC Corp (All Star Lanes); Dave Marquart, Charlie's Inn; Jim Pickett, Pickett Brothers Enterprises (Alpine Inn). Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Storlie to approve a 2006-2007 Class Beer License for William Lowenhagen, Goose Island Campground Store. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Board discussed holding a retreat at the Franciscan Spirituality Center with Rosalie Hooper-Thomas. They asked the Administrator to try to set it up for sometime in August.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp @ 6:35 PM to move into closed session pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes Section 19.86(1)(g) to consult with legal counsel about possible action re the proposed annexation of State Road School and providing water to State Road School. Motion carried unanimously. Board returned to open session @ 7 PM on a motion by Zahn/Kopp. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Administrators Report. Copy attached.
  • Motion to adjourn at 7:10 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk

    From notes taken by Administrator Jeff Brudos

     

    June 27th, 2006

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Supervisor Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn (@ 4:45 PM), Clerk/Treasurer Cathy Brott (until 5:30 PM), Admin/Dir Public Works Jeff Brudos, Attorney John Claypool via phone conference call

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED: Chairman John Storlie

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:30 PM by Supervisor Kopp. Note that Supervisor Zahn is expected shortly. Phone call placed to attorney John Claypool.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to go into closed session pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes Section 19.85(1)(g) to meet with legal counsel for discussion and possible action re the City of La Crosse's annexation of State Road School and providing water to State Road School. Motion carried. Board returned to open session on a motion by Zahn/Kopp @ 5:20 PM.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to approve the minutes of the June 12, 2006 Board Meeting. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve the bills in the amount of $71,709.47. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to approve the rezoning of 2 lots along Knobloch road from Exclusive Agriculture to Residential District "A" for Gary and Michelle Susag. Motion carried.
  • Christine Claire, President of the La Crosse School Board, addressed the Board in regard to the possible litigation over the petition to annex State Road School to the City of La Crosse. She asked the board to consider not prolonging this situation, as it will hurt the taxpayers and the students. Supervisor Zahn responded that the cause of the situation was due to action taken by the School Board and they bear the responsibility for the consequences of this action, not Town of Shelby Board. He asked her if she realized that the school could have gotten water free of charge from the Town of Shelby. He told her the Board had two legal options to consider and was not prepared to make a final decision at this point.
  • Administrator Brudos told the Board that the Town's offer of $39,000 for the Wesley Nelson property at the intersection of Hagen Road and Pammel Creek Road was accepted. The Board needs to set a date for the public town meeting to approve the expenditure. Board agreed to hold a public meeting on Monday, July 24, 2006 @ 4:30 PM and directed Administrator Brudos to get an appraisal of the property.
  • Administrator Brudos told the Board that Davy Engineering has started the engineering study of providing water to Greenwald Coulee.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve a Picnic Beer License for the Mormon Coulee Lions Club to serve beer at their annual auction on July 16, 2006 @ Mormon Coulee Park. Motion carried.
  • Board directed Administrator Brudos to contact the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and state legislators requesting a review of the Knobloch Road/County Highway F/Highway 33 intersections. Board would like to pursue another access to Highway 33, either replacing Knobloch Road or in addition to Knobloch Road.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to adopt a resolution creating a moratorium on zoning changes beginning July 1, 2006. Motion carried. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to write off an Accounts Receivable for David Servais in the amount of $129.44. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to approve the new application for a 3rd dog for Sandy Seick, W5447 Pine Bluff Road. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Kop/Zahn to adopt the Recycling Compliance assurance Plan as presented. Motion carried. Copy attached.
  • Administrators Report. Copy attached.
  • Motion to adjourn at 6:05 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk

    From notes taken by Administrator Jeff Brudos







    June 16th, 2006

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 11:00 AM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairman John Storlie, Supervisor Lynnetta Kopp, Admin/Dir Public Works Jeff Brudos, Clerk/Treasurer Cathy Brott, Attorney John Claypool via teleconference

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED: Supervisor John Zahn

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 11:00 AM by Chairman Storlie.
  • Motion by Kopp/Storlie to go into closed session pursuant to Wis. Statutes Section 19.85(1)(g) to meet with attorney re pursuing legal action in regard to the proposed annexation of and providing water to State Road School. Motion carried.
  • Board returned to open session @ 11:30 AM on a motion by Storlie/Kopp. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Kopp/Storlie to direct the Administrator and Town Chairman to begin negotiations with the real estate agent representing the owners of the Nelson property at the intersection of Pammel Creek Road and Hagen Road for the possible purchase of said property for a town park. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Storlie/Kopp to authorize the Administrator to negotiate with the Stry Foundation regarding a possible cost-share in the purchase of the same Nelson Property.
  • Motion to adjourn at 12:00 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk









    May 22nd, 2006

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairman John Storlie, Supervisor Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn, Admin/Dir Public Works Jeff Brudos

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED: Clerk/Treasurer Cathy Brott

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:33 PM by Chairman Storlie.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to approve the minutes of the May 2, 2006 Board Meeting. Motion carried unanimously. Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve the minutes of the May 5, 2006 Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried unanimously. Motion by Kopp/Zahn to approve the minutes of the May 8, 2006 Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried unanimously. Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve the minutes of the May 10, 2006 Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve the bills in the amount of $50,526.52. Motion carried. Copy attached.
  • Discussion with Earl Severson and Tim & Margaret Ebner relative to installing pipe in the ditch in front of Mr. Severson's house and the condition of the pipe under the driveway serving the Seversons and Ebners. Several alternatives were discussed. Board will investigate options and agreed to discuss the issue further at the June 12, 2006 Board Meeting.
  • Board discussed the schedule and funding of the Comprehensive Land Use Plan in light of the fact that the La Crosse County grant application to assist with the cost was unsuccessful. The Town is on schedule with the plan development. Costs in 2006 are anticipated to be $22,000. $10,000 was budgeted. Board agreed to handle any over-run with a budget adjustment later in the year. Some of the costs can be held over to 2007.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to request the Sanitary District to do an engineering study on providing a water supply into Greenwald Coulee, including water to State Road School. Motion by Storlie/Zahn to amend the original motion to approve the Town funding the engineering study up to an expenditure of $6000. Amendment passed unanimously. Original motion passed unanimously.
  • Motion by Storlie/Kopp @ 5:25 PM to move into closed session pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes section 19.85(1)(g) for discussion and possible action re the proposed annexation of State Road School and providing water to State Road School. Motion carried unanimously. Board moved back into open session @ 5:50 PM on a motion by Kopp/Zahn.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to adopt a resolution designating the Coulee State Bank as the Town of Shelby's official depository as recommended by Treasurer Cathy Brott. The Treasurer may continue to look for the best interest rate when purchasing certificates of deposit and is not restricted to the Coulee State Bank for CDs. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to appoint Blaine McDowell as the alternate for Board of Review. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Storlie/Kopp to close the Town of Shelby brush/burn site, located on Skyline Drive, effective September 1, 2006, subject to finding another alternative to burning the brush. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Storlie/Zahn to negotiate a five-year extension to the Town's recycling/refuse contract with Hilltopper, effective January 1, 2007. Note that this contract does not include mobile home parks. Motion carried unanimously. Board also discussed expanding the recycling program to include plastic and to change to a co-mingled collection program. No action.
  • Motion by Kopp/Storlie to direct staff to research the possible purchase of the Nelson Property located at the intersection of Pammel Creek Road and Hagen Road for park purposes. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Board discussed holding a retreat for board members and department heads in July. Rosalie Hooper from the Franciscan Spirituality Center was suggested as a facilitator.
  • Motion to adjourn at 6:40 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk

    From notes taken by Administrator Jeff Brudos





    May 10th, 2006

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:15 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairman John Storlie, Supervisor Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn (arrived @ 5:15 PM), Admin/Dir Public Works Jeff Brudos, Clerk/Treasurer Cathy Brott (left @ 5 PM) Sanitary District Commissioner Bob Mueller, Attorney Dan Dunn

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED:

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:21 PM by Chairman Storlie.
  • Motion by Kopp/Storlie to go into closed session pursuant to Wis. Statutes Section 19.85(1)(g) to discuss options and plan a course of action re the proposed annexation of and providing water to State Road School. Motion carried.
  • Board returned to open session @ 5:15 on a motion by Storlie/Kopp. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to direct legal counsel to prepare a complaint to the La Crosse County District Attorney against the La Crosse School Board for violations of the Open Meetings Law and to seek an injunction halting the annexation of State Road School and voiding the annexation decision of the La Crosse School Board at its April 3, 2006 meeting and all other actions relative to the annexation. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion to adjourn at 5:17 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk

    Notes taken after 5 PM were by Administrator Jeff Brudos





    May 8th, 2006

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairman John Storlie, Supervisor Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn, Clerk/Treasurer Cathy Brott, Admin/Dir Public Works Jeff Brudos, Fire Chief Randy Roeck

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED:

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:30 PM by Chairman Storlie.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve the minutes of the April 17, 2006 Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to approve payment of the bills in the amount of $97,247.34. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Jason Krueger, Skyline Drive, told the Board that the Town of Shelby burn site was left unattended over night and brought photos of the brush and trees burning on 5/24 & 5/25 @ 5:30 AM. He expressed concern regarding the safety of this. Mr. Oelke who leases the land to the town for the burn site said the Town was behind in its rent and he is considering terminating the agreement.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to approve the application of Louis Herlitzke, Sr., 4023 Sunnyside Dr, to rezone from Exclusive Ag to Ag A, Lot 1 (located at the intersection of CTH MM & Skyline Dr) of Certified Survey Map No. 132 Volume 12. Town of Shelby. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Storlie/Kopp to support the appeal of Russell and Donna Flower, 2500 Shelby Road, for a permit to construct an addition to the residence that will lie within the required 60 ft. setback from the centerline e of Kammel Road. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to accept as presented Ordinance 2.21, Draft One, dated 5/8/06, regulating Outdoor Solid Fuel Furnaces. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Storlie/Kopp to disseminate applications for changes in zoning, land splits, subdivision and condominium plats to Planning Commission members for their review as soon as they are received. The applications shall be placed on the next Planning Commission Meeting Agenda for it's recommendation prior to Town Board action. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Board discussed supplying water to Greenwald Coulee. Sanitary District Commissioner Bill Landman told the board that residents were polled 5-6 years ago and were not interested.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to move into closed session pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes Section 19.85(1)(g) for discussion and possible action re (1) the proposed annexation of State Road School into the City of La Crosse and (2) providing water to State Road School. Motion carried unanimously. (Fire Chief Randy Roeck, Sanitary District #2 Commissioner Bill Landman and Media Consultant Dave Peschau were asked to stay for the closed session) Board returned to open session on a motion by Zahn/Kopp, carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to provide water to State Road School at no cost to the La Crosse School District provided the school remains in the Town of Shelby. Motion carried unanimously.

    Closed Session: Board discussed alternatives for correcting the water problems at State Road School, a time frame for implementation and the feasibility of providing water by the beginning of the 2006-2007 school year. Designated Chairman Storlie to speak for the group at the La Crosse School Board Meeting and to the press.

  • Motion to adjourn at 5:18 PM. * Note that, due to time constraints, several agenda items were not discussed.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk





    May 5th, 2006

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 12:00 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairman John Storlie, Supervisor Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn, Admin/Dir Public Works Jeff Brudos, Clerk/Treasurer Cathy Brott, Attorney Dan Dunn, Attorney John Claypool via phone conference

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED:

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 12:00 PM by Chairman Storlie.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to go into closed session pursuant to Wis. Statutes Section 19.85(1)(g) to discuss options and plan a course of action re the proposed annexation of and providing water to State Road School. Motion carried. (Dave Peschau joined the meeting as Media Consultant shortly after they went into closed session)

    Board returned to open session @ 1:15 PM on a motion by Kopp/Zahn. Motion carried unanimously.

  • Motion to adjourn at 1:16 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk

    TOWN OF SHELBY BOARD MINUTES







    DATE: May 2, 2006

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairman John Storlie, Supervisor Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn, Admin/Dir Public Works Jeff Brudos, Sanitary District Commissioner Bill Landman, Attorney Kevin Roop

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED: Clerk/Treasurer Cathy Brott

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:30 PM by Chairman Storlie.
  • Chairman Storlie recognized La Crosse Board of Education President Christine Clair. Others present from the La Crosse School District were: Board of Education members Connie Troyanek and Steve Kopp, Executive Director of Business Services Janet Rosseter and Superintendent Jerry Kember.
  • Chairman Storlie told the School District representatives that the Shelby Town Board would like State Road School to remain in the Town of Selby. He indicated that State Road School is a community center for the Town and that other options are available in order for the school to get water. He said the Board of Education should have discussed options with the Town Board rather than file an annexation petition. He asked Christine Clair for her thoughts and she indicated that she was only present to listen and was not representing the School Board. He then discussed the water situation at the school and went through the report submitted by Davy Engineering. He asked Ms. Clair to have the Board of Education rescind the annexation petition to the City of La Crosse and have the School District discuss ways the Town of Shelby could provide water to the school. He pointed out that the Town has two water systems in the area that should be considered.
  • Bill Landman, representing Sanitary District #2, questioned the Davy Report and indicated there was no mention of how much water the school uses and little mention of fire protection.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to go into closed session pursuant to Wis. Statutes Section 19.85(1)(g) to discuss options and plan a course of action. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Board returned to open session on a motion by Zahn/Kopp, carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to direct Administrator Jeff Brudos to research and engage legal counsel with expertise in Open Meeting Law and Annexation Issues regarding challenging the State Road School annexation and the action take action by the School District of La Crosse on April 3, 2006 and all other subsequent meetings. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to authorize the expenditure of up to $100,000 to provide a water supply, as close as practicably possible, to State Road School. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Storlie/Zahn to send a letter to all Town of Shelby residents informing them of the annexation of State Road School and other related issues, seeking their support and encouraging them to contact School Board members relative to the issue. The letter will inform the residents of the Town Board's position objecting to the annexation. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Storlie/Zahn to send a press release to the media on May 3, 2006 regarding the issues and positions discussed. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion to adjourn at 6:00 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk

    From notes taken by Administrator Jeff Brudos





    April 24th, 2006

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairman John Storlie, Supervisor Lynnetta Kopp (until 5:50 PM), Supervisor John Zahn, Clerk/Treasurer Cathy Brott, Admin/Dir Public Works Jeff Brudos

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED:

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:30 PM by Chairman Storlie.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve the minutes of the April 10, 2006 Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to approve payment of the bills in the amount of $43,984.28. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to offer no objection to the application of Benny Stenner, Kramer Company, for a conditional use permit for a temporary concrete plant site at the intersection of County road YY and Highway 14/61. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to refer the application of Louis Herlitzke, Sr., 4023 Sunnyside Dr, to rezone from from Exclusive Ag to Ag A, an approximately 10 acre parcel located at the intersection of CTH MM and Skyline Drive, and described as: Lots 1 & 2 of Certified Survey Map No. 132 Volume 12. Town of Shelby, to the Planning Commission. Carried unanimously.
  • Board discussed amended version of the proposed ordinance to regulate outdoor solid fuel burning furnaces and heard from several residents. Administrator directed to incorporate changes into the document and present to the Board at the May 8, 2006 Board Meeting for action.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to approve a Resolution opposing the State of Wisconsin's proposed Taxpayer Protection Amendment. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • No action or discussed of Assembly Bill 675 related to providing compensation for a reduction in the fair market value of private real property.
  • Motion by Storlie/Zahn to approve Supervisor Lynnetta Kopp to act on behalf of the Board and present a statement to the School District of La Crosse objecting to the annexation of State Road School to the City of La Crosse. Motion carried unanimously. (5:50 PM Kopp leaves the meeting to go to the School Board Meeting which begins at 6 PM)
  • Administrator's Report attached. Board approved Open Book for 5/24/06 from 11 am to 3 pm and Board of Review for 6/12/06 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.
  • Motion to adjourn at 5:55 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk





    TOWN OF SHELBY BOARD MEETING MINUTES



    DATE: April 10, 2006

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairman John Storlie, Supervisor Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn, Clerk/Treasurer Cathy Brott, Admin/Dir Public Works Jeff Brudos, Asst Fire Chief Wayne Atchley, Police Officer Sharon Neitzke

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED:

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:30 PM by Chairman Storlie.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve the minutes of the March 13, 2006 Board Meeting as corrected. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to approve payment of the bills in the amount of $76,783.50. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Asst. Fire Chief Wayne Atchley made a request on behalf of the Shelby Fire Department to use up to $2000 from SFD Fund B for the purchase and transport home of the original SFD 1957 Pumper to be restored and used for parades and exhibition. Copy attached. Board requested more information on where the vehicle would be stored and how it would be maintained.
  • Motion by by Zahn/Kopp to approve the Scott Herlitzke application to rezone from Exclusive Ag to Ag District "A", a 25 acre parcel located at the intersection of County Road MM and Skyline Drive as recommended by the Planning Commission and conditionally approved by the County Zoning, Planning and Resources Committee with the following condition: that the parcel be restricted to one single family residence only. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Police Officer Sharon Neitzke gave the Feb/Mar Police Reports.
  • Chairman asked for questions and comments from the audience on the amendments made to the proposed ordinance to regulate outdoor solid fuel burning furnaces and heard from several residents. Two issues were of concern: Policy to deal with permitted stoves that become out compliance due to new construction and exception process to deal with existing stoves that are not in compliance. Board asked the Administrator to research these areas and draft language that would address them.
  • Motion by Zahn/Storlie to deny the application of Lisa Nicks, N2440 Terry Court to keep a 3rd dog due to neighbor complaints of excessive barking. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Storlie to accept the low bid of $19,750 from St. Joseph's Construction for a Case backhoe/loader and $2,200 thumb option as recommended by the Administrator. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Board briefly discussed Assembly Bill 675 related to providing compensation for a reduction in the fair market value of private real property, but took no action.
  • Board briefly discussed TABOR 2 related to state imposed spending limits on local governments and asked the Administrator to draft a resolution opposing the proposed constitutional amendment for their consideration at the next meeting.
  • Motion by Zahn/Storlie to approve the lone insurance bid of $37,792 for coverage from 5/1/06 to 5/1/07 submitted by Brown & Brown. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to appoint Nicole Voter, N1610 Le Jeune Road as an Election Inspector to replace an inspector that moved out of the Town of Shelby. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Administrator's Report attached.
  • Clerk/Treasurer reported on banking business, Spring Election and order of Handicap Voter Ballot Marker.
  • Motion to adjourn at 7 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk





    March 27th, 2006

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairman John Storlie, Supervisor Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn, Clerk/Treasurer Cathy Brott, Admin/Dir Public Works Jeff Brudos, Asst Fire Chief Wayne Atchley

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED:

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:30 PM by Chairman Storlie.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve the minutes of the March 13, 2006 Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to approve payment of the bills in the amount of $36,399.31. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Asst. Fire Chief Wayne Atchley informed the Board that the Firefighters are discussing a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Fire Department and have looked at an old Shelby fire truck that they might like to restore to use for special events.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve the application of Rick and Patricia Boero, 1321 Jackson St, for a Class B Beer and Liquor License for the Cruz-In, formerly Shorty's, located at W1623 Eddie Ave. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Scott Herlitzke appeared before the Board to approval to rezone from Exclusive Ag to Ag District "A", a 25 acre parcel located at the intersection of County Road MM and Skyline Drive for one single-family residence. Referred to Planning Commission.
  • Board discussed a proposed ordinance to regulate outdoor solid fuel burning furnaces and heard from several residents. Several expressed concern and asked that the proposed ordinance be amended to grandfather in existing furnaces. One resident, bothered by the smoke, spoke in favor of regulation. No action.
  • Motion by Storlie/Zahn to approve a Certified Survey Map creating 2 new lots along Knobloch Road for Gary & Michelle Susag. Motion carried with Kopp abstaining. Motion by Zahn/Storlie to apply a "green fee" to only the second lot as Lot #1 is a reconfiguration of an existing parcel. Motion carried with Kopp abstaining.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve an amendment to Ordinance 3.03, Section IIIC.4 adding computers, monitors, keyboards, printers and televisions to the list of major appliances collected for recycling. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • No action re petition of residents of Arbor Hills requesting the Town take action to reduce the deer population.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to approve new applications to keep a 3rd dog for Charles Offerman, N1955 Hickory Lane, Doris Jahnel, N889 Skemp Rd & Aimee Wichelt, N1238 Kreutz Lane; and a renewal application for Julio bird, N1968 Joy Lane. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Board agreed to clarify beginning date of franchise fee payment for Charter Communications as April 1, 2005. Administrator directed to send a letter to that effect to their auditors.
  • Board took no action on the appointment of Peder Arneson to the Planning Commission.
  • Administrators Report attached.
  • Motion to adjourn at 6:28 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk





    TOWN OF SHELBY BOARD MEETING MINUTES



    DATE: March 13, 2006

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Supervisor Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn, Clerk/Treasurer Cathy Brott, Admin/Dir Public Works Jeff Brudos

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED: Chairman John Storlie

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:30 PM by Supervisor Zahn.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve the minutes of the February 27, 2006 Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to approve payment of the bills in the amount of $63,858.08. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to adopt a Resolution Establishing a Temporary Moratorium on New Subdivision Development beginning April 1, 2006. Said Moratorium would become effective on April 1, 2006 and continue until such time as the Comprehensive Plan is established, but no later than December 31, 2007. Motion carried. Copy attached.
  • Board looked over and briefly discussed the Petition from residents of Arbor Hill re reducing the deer population. No action. Request to place on 3/27/06 meeting agenda.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to raise the pay of election inspectors as recommended by the Town Clerk to $7.75 for Chief Inspectors and $7.25 for Inspectors. Motion carried.
  • Gary & Michelle Susag approached the Board with a draft Certified Survey Map creating 2 new lots along Knobloch Road. No action. Request to place on 3/27/06 agenda.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to approve an amendment to Ordinance 2.03 reducing the speed limit on the westerly 2000 feet of North Chipmunk Road to 25 mph and all except the westerly 2000 feet to 35 mph. Motion carried. Copy attached.
  • Administrators Report attached.
  • Motion to adjourn at 5:12 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk





    February 27th, 2006

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairman John Storlie, Supervisor Lynnetta Kopp (left at 6:15 PM during closed session), Supervisor John Zahn, Clerk/Treasurer Cathy Brott, Admin/Dir Public Works Jeff Brudos, Fire Chief Randy Roeck

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED:

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:30 PM by Chairman Storlie.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve the minutes of the February 13, 2006 Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to approve payment of the bills in the amount of $76,297.30. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Board discussed a proposed resolution creating a moratorium on new subdivisions while the Long Range Comprehensive Plan was being developed. The resolution was referred to the Planning Commission for their review.
  • Bob Keil, candidate for District 18 County Board Supervisor, introduced himself and gave a brief presentation.
  • Board reviewed the latest draft of proposed Ordinance 2.21, Regulation of Outdoor Solid Fuel Furnaces. Key elements of the proposed ordinance will published in the Spring Newsletter and the Board will hold a public hearing at its March 27, 2006 Board Meeting to get citizen input.
  • Board discussed the Administrator's recommendations to require recycling of televisions, computers and computer components and to begin charging for those items at the May Large Item Event. Newsletter article would let residents know of the change. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Kopp/Storlie to approve a Resolution authorizing the Clerk and Administrator to move ahead with the purchase of a ballot marker to assist the handicapped voter Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Board took no action on proposed changes to Ordinance 4.01, Parks.
  • Officer Sean Horton gave the monthly police report.
  • Shelby Youth Baseball Vice-President Doug Ramsey went over the Annual Budget (copy attached) and reported on the new age cut-off date.
  • Administrators Report attached.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to move into closed session pursuant to WI Stats 19.85(1)(c) for 2005 Employee Reviews of Clerk/Treasurer and Administrator, then return to open session before adjourning. Motion carried unanimously. Board moved back into open session @ 6:30 PM.
  • Motion to adjourn at 6:30 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk





    February 13th, 2006

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairman John Storlie @ 4:36, Supervisor Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn (left at 5:12 for emergency call & returned @ 5:20), Clerk/Treasurer Cathy Brott, Admin/Dir Public Works Jeff Brudos, Fire Chief Randy Roeck (left @ 5:12 for an emergency call)

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED:

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:34 PM by Supervisor Zahn.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve the minutes of the January 23, 2006 Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to approve payment of the bills in the amount of $74,850.82 including overstated escrow checks in the amount of $141.27. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve amendments to Ordinance 2.04 Parking Ordinance. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Storlie/Zahn to approve name change and revisions to Ordinance 2.05 Discharging of Weapons. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Board discussed proposed Ordinance 2.21, Regulation of Outdoor Solid Fuel Furnaces and made revisions. Requested a summary of the proposed ordinance be published in the Spring Newsletter to inform residents before any action is taken.
  • Motion by Kopp/Storlie to approve spending up to $1500 from Firefighter Fund B for lighting in the Fire Station. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Board agreed to postpone Staff Reviews for Clerk/Treasurer Brott & Administrator
    Brudos until the February 27th Board Meeting.
  • Administrator's Report attached.
  • Motion to adjourn at 5:45 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk





    January 23rd, 2006

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairman John Storlie, Supervisor Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn, Clerk/Treasurer Cathy Brott, Admin/Dir Public Works Jeff Brudos, Fire Chief Randy Roeck

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED:

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:30 PM by Chairman Storlie.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve the minutes of the January 9, 2006 Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to approve payment of the bills in the amount of $58,405.06 and overstated escrow checks in the amount of $3,649.73 for a total of $62,054.79. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Steve Beach appeared before the Board to go over the plan to develop 115 acres of the Clements Farm along Highway 33 into Deercrest Subdivision. No action.
  • Board discussed proposed Ordinance 2.21, Regulation of Outdoor Wood Burning Furnaces. No action.
  • Board discussed proposed changes to Ordinance 2.04, Parking Ordinance. No action.
  • Board discussed proposed changes to Ordinance 2.05, Firearms Ordinance. No action
  • Administrator Brudos and Fire Chief Roeck discussed the Shelby fire Department Long Range Plan. It is generally on target. They recommend no changes at this point.
  • Motion by Storlie/Kopp to approve creation of a Shelby fire Department 2nd EMS Officer position @ $400/year and promotion of Fireman Curt Senn to that position. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to approve a Supporting Agreement between the Wisconsin State Elections Board and the Town of Shelby regarding the use of the Statewide Voter Registration System. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Storlie/Zahn to accept the lone bid by Dahl Ford of $20,250 less $4000 trade-in for the old squad for a total bid of $16,250 for a new police squad car. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Storlie/Zahn to approve a certified survey map for Phil Gelatt for the Hyslop property along Breidel Coulee Road. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Storlie to write off $2,624.73 in uncollectible debts for 2005. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Board discussed allowing a representative of AFLAC insurance to set up a presentation to employees outside of business hours. No action.
  • Board agree to explore requiring hookup to municipal water where it is available, as requested by Sanitary District # 2 Commissioners, and authorized Administrator Brudos to proceed working with the Commissioners.
  • Board agreed to invite individuals for and against creation of a Joint Harbor Commission to speak at the February 13, 2006 Board Meeting.
  • Board agreed to set up Staff Reviews for Clerk/Treasurer Brott & Administrator
    Brudos.
  • Motion to adjourn at 6:50 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk

































    January 9th, 2006

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairman John Storlie, Supervisor Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn, Clerk/Treasurer Cathy Brott, Admin/Dir Public Works Jeff Brudos, Fire Chief Randy Roeck, Police Officer Sharon Neitzke

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED:

    VISITORS: See attached

    Call to order at 4:30 PM by Chairman Storlie.

    Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve the minutes of the December 19, 2005 Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried unanimously.

    Motion by Kopp/Zahn to approve the minutes of the December 22, 2005 Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried unanimously.

    Motion by Zahn/Storlie to approve payment of the bills in the amount of $84,511.47 and overstated escrow checks in the amount of $6339.12 for a total of $90,850.59. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.

    Motion by Storlie/Zahn to approve a certified survey map for Matthew Lucas, Lauterbach Road.

    Board discussed revisions to Ordinance 2.04, Parking Ordinance. Board asked Administrator Brudos to draft proposed changes.

    Officer Sharon Neitzke presented November/Dec Monthly Police Reports and 2005 Annual Report to the Board.

    Fire Chief Randy Roeck presented the Shelby Fire Department Annual Report and asked the Board to approve creation of 2nd EMT Officer position. Board asked that the request be place on the next meeting agenda.

    Motion by Zahn/Kopp to accept John Storlie's resignation from the Planning Commission. Motion carried with Storlie abstaining.

    Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve the Chairman's appointment of Mary Ellen Prinsen and Sharon Imes to the Planning Commission. Motion carried unanimously.

    Board discussed outdoor wood-burning furnaces and asked the Administrator to draw up a proposed ordinance regulating their construction.

    Board discussed the proposed State Road School annexation and agreed to wait on any letter to Shelby residents.

    Board discussed changes to Ordinance 2.05, Firearms Ordinance, and asked the Administrator to draw up proposed changes.

    Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve the renewal application of Ray Wichelt, W5802 Janisch Road to keep a 3rd dog. Motion carried unanimously.

    Board agreed to oppose proposed Federal Regulation of Cable TV and write a letter in support of local control.

    Board discussed disposal of computers and asked the Administrator to draw up revisions to Ordinance 3.03, Recycling Ordinance, to require residents to recycle computers, monitors and computer components.

    Motion to adjourn at 5:10 PM.

    Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk





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