Town of Shelby, Wisconsin

2007 Meeting Minutes

December 17th, 2007

LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall Annex

TIME: 4:30 PM

TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairperson Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn, Supervisor Randy Knapp, 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
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve the minutes of the December 10, 2007 Town Board Meeting as amended. Motion carried unanimously. Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve the minutes and testimony of the December 10, 2007 Public Hearing as amended. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve bills in the amount of $92,279.16. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Administrators Report attached.
  • Clerk/Treasurer reported on tax collection and November bank reconciliation.
  • Board discussed the Comprehensive Plan. Supervisor Zahn: Allow development on slopes from 20-30% with restrictions, increase density to one residence per acre and allow exceptions for family members to build on the family farm. Supervisor Knapp: Allow building on slopes up to 30% with restrictions and conservation methods applied, do not single out specific corridors, treat all areas the same, and allow farmers and those with large acreage to give land to their family members with smaller acreage requirements. Written statement attached. Planning Commission chair Don Frank told the Board the Commission followed the wishes of the people who responded to the survey when they created the conservation districts. Loren Anderson agreed saying he would like to see the Board embrace the concept of conservation districts. Residents Jim Krueger and Mary Temp were given a chance to comment. Both wanted to see the plan less restrictive. Chair proposed the following language change: "Areas currently zoned exclusive agriculture or transitional agriculture shall be allowed to develop as rural residential (1 home per 10 acres) or conservation development (1 home per 5 acres). Any cluster development with greater density may be considered by the Planning Commission and the Town Board as an exception." Board directed staff to amend the Comprehensive Plan as proposed, make copies for the Board and make changes on the website. Board will take up draft Ordinance 5.04 to approve the Comprehensive at a future meeting.
  • Motion to adjourn at 6:44 P.M.


  • Respectfully submitted,

    Cathy Brott, Clerk



    TOWN OF SHELBY PUBLIC HEARING MINUTES

    DATE: December 10, 2007

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall Annex

    TIME: 7 PM

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

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED:

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 7 PM by Chairman Kopp.
  • Introductions
  • Administrator Jeff Brudos went over changes made by the Town Board to the draft Comprehensive Plan submitted by the Planning Commission. See handout attached.
  • Public Hearing Testimony. See attached log.
  • Chairperson Kopp closed the meeting by assuring those who attended that the Board would be taking their testimony into account when making their final decision. She announced the Board would be meeting on Monday, December 17, 2007 @ 4:30 PM for discussion and possible approve of the Comprehensive Plan.
  • Motion to adjourn at 8:21 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted,

    Cathy Brott, Clerk



    December 10th, 2007

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall Annex

    TIME: 4:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairperson Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn, Supervisor Randy Knapp, 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
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve the minutes of the November 1, 20 & 26, 2007 Town Board Meetings as presented. Motion carried with Knapp abstaining.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve bills in the amount of $51,249.70. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Robbin Larson, W5843 Cedar Rd, spoke to the Board about the snowplow damage to his front yard. Jeff explained the need to widen out the road so there is room for additional plowed snow and town road right-of-way, but said he would talk to the crew.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve the amendments to Ordinance 5.02 relating to Planning Commissioner terms of office. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Kopp/Knapp to accept the draft Fire Contract with the Town of Greenfield and send it to the town attorney for review. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Administrators Report attached.
  • Clerk Treasurer reported that the newsletter and tax bills have been mailed.
  • Supervisor John Zahn reported that the Shelby Fire Department has been awarded a $40,000 grant which was written by Asst Fire Chief Wayne Atchley.
  • Board approved staff looking into a joint Christmas Party with the Fire Department for 2008.
  • Board briefly discussed the Comprehensive Plan Public Hearing scheduled for December 10th.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve the renewal applications to keep a 3rd dog for Ray Wichelt, W5802 Janisch Rd and David Houlihan/Erin Scheil, W5119 Knobloch Rd. Motion carried unanimously. Copies attached.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve the slate of Election Inspectors as presented by the Town Clerk with the exception of Sharon Yehle, who has withdrawn. Motion carried with Knapp abstaining. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to accept the Elections Emergency Guide and Evacuation Plan as presented by the Town Clerk. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Knapp/Kopp to approve up to $20,000 to remodel of the Town Hall Annex. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Board agreed to meet on Monday, December 17. 2007 @ 4:30 PM at which time they would discuss and possibly act on an ordinance approving the Comprehensive Land Use Plan.
  • Motion to adjourn at 5:25 P.M.


  • Respectfully submitted,

    Cathy Brott, Clerk



    November 26th, 2007

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall Annex

    TIME: 4:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairperson Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn, Clerk/Treasurer Cathy Brott, Admin/Dir Public Works Jeff Brudos, Police Officer Sharon Neitzke, Attorney Craig Steger (closed session only)

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED: Supervisor Randy Knapp

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:34 PM by Chairman Kopp
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve the minutes of the October 12, 2007 Town Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried with Knapp abstaining.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve bills in the amount of $51,970.20. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Board discussed proposed amendments to Ordinance 5.02, Planning Commission. No action.
  • Board discussed the Draft Comprehensive Plan. No action.
  • Motion by Kopp/Knapp to approve the request of Vivian Osornio to set up a payment plan to cover Invoice 741 for $600 @ $50 per month for 12 months. Motion carried unanimously. Copy of request attached.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve the renewal applications to keep a 3rd dog for Sandy Seick, W5447 Pine Bluff Rd, and Mary Offerman, N1955 Hickory Lane. Motion carried unanimously. Copy of applications attached.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve the La Crosse County Disposal System Government Rebate Agreement. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve Resolutions of Appreciation for donations from Thomas & Lynne Mikulina, and Jack Glendenning and Richard Lommen. Motion carried unanimously. Copy of resolutions attached.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve the 2007 Budget Adjustments as presented by the Administrator. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve the 2008 Budget as presented at the Public Hearing. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve the Fire Department's request for transfer of $383.90 From Shelby Fire Department Fund B to cover the cost of an Opticam for the new fire truck. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Police Officer Sharon Neitzke presented the monthly Police Report and discussed her 6 ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children) training days completed.
  • Clerk-Treasurer reported on tax bills, dog & cat licenses and the December newsletter.
  • Administrators Report attached.
  • Motion by Kopp/Knapp @ 5:35 PM to move into closed session pursuant to Wis. Stats. Section 19.95(1)(b) to discuss employee issues with attorney. Motion carried unanimously. Board moved back into open session @ 6:09 PM.
  • Motion to adjourn at 6:10 P.M.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk



    TOWN OF SHELBY JOINT BOARD / PLANNING COMMISSION / DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE / SANITARY DISTRICT COMMISSION WORKING MEETING MINUTES



    DATE: November 20, 2007

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairperson Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn, Supervisor Randy Knapp, Admin/Dir Public Works Jeff Brudos, Asst Public Works Andy Foley

    PLANNING COMMISION MEMBERS PRESENT: Don Frank, Sharon Imes, Dave Koudelka, Mary Poellinger

    DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEMBERS PRESENT: Jerry Miller

    SANITARY DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS PRESENT: Robert Mueller

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED: Clerk/Treasurer Cathy Brott

    OTHERS: Charlie Handy, Bob Rudd, Mary Jo Webster



  • Call to order at 4:30 PM by Town Chairperson Lynnetta Kopp
  • Mary Jo Webster, La Crosse County Land Conservation Department, discussed slope development and how it relates to the State Uniform Dwelling Code.
  • County Planner Charlie Handy discussed various provisions of the Town's Comprehensive Plan and how it relates to the County Plan. He indicated that the County Plan would limit development on slopes over 20% but not prohibit it.
  • Discussions among the Board and Committee Members relative to slope, densities, bluff corridors and other provisions of the Town's Comprehensive Plan. They also discussed rearranging the order of some of the items that appear in the Comprehensive Plan.
  • Motion to adjourn at 6:00 P.M.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk

    from notes taken by Administrator Jeff Brudos



    November 12th, 2007

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall Annex

    TIME: 4:30 PM

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

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED: Supervisor Randy Knapp

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:30 PM by Chairman Kopp
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve the minutes of the October 22, 2007 and October 29, 2007 Town Board Meetings as presented. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve bills in the amount of $91,045.77. Motion carried. Copy attached.
  • James Miller appeared before the Board and read a letter he prepared regarding the changes made to drainage pipes in Arbor Hills. Copy attached. Administrator Brudos responded that the changes were made as recommended by an engineer from Davy engineering and that the residents were notified in a letter that they could not direct runoff from their roofs into the drainage pipes. If there continues to be an erosion problem and the Town finds that residents are directing water into the pipes, he will review the issue to determine if the pipes should be removed.
  • Greg Hakemaki appeared before the board to discuss a storm water runoff problem on Red Oaks Drive. He agreed to allow the Town to dump clean fill into the ditch on his property as it becomes available to help stop the erosion.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to leave the Musjgerd Heights sign in place unless additional residents ask that the sign be removed. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve a resolution to enter into an agreement with the City of Onalaska and other area municipalities to develop a joint recycling mailer and to authorize the Town Chair to sign said agreement. Motion carried. Copy attached.
  • Board directed the Administrator to draft changes to Ordinance 5.02 creating staggered terms for the Planning Commissioners of 3 yrs, 2 years and 1 year.
  • Fire Chief Randy Knapp reported on the Flu Clinic conducted at the Shelby Town Hall by the Shelby Fire Department, Tri-State Ambulance and Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center. He said the Halloween Program, which is in its 3rd year, is very popular with area children. The new fire truck is still not in production, but is expected to be built in February and 5 Firefighters took advanced training in High Angle Rescue. He reported that the King Tube, a new medical airway procedure, is in the truck and almost all fire department members have been trained in its use.
  • Chairman reported there will be a Public Hearing on the Comprehensive Long Range Land Use Plan on December 10, 2007 @ 7 PM, the moratorium on land splits will end on December 31st and that she has received some calls regarding the Bliss Road closure.
  • Supervisor Zahn reported that Tri-State Ambulance will be moving to the former Steiger building on 28th Street on December 1st.and that there will be a Community CPR Class in February with a nominal fee to cover the cost of materials.
  • Clerk-Treasurer Report. Also gave a brief summary of the Towns Association La Crosse County Unit Meeting.
  • Administrators Report attached. He also reported that the Office of the Commissioner of Railroads is recommending closure of the 27th Street crossing by October of 2008. He will respond objecting to the closure.
  • Motion to adjourn at 5:30 P.M.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk



    November 1st, 2007

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 10:00 AM

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

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED:

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 10:00 AM by Chairman Kopp
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to accepted the Draft Comprehensive Land Use Plan as recommended by the Planning Commission. Discussion. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Board agreed to hold the Public Hearing on Monday, December 10, 2007 @ 6 PM open for viewing, 7 PM Public Hearing.
  • Board agreed to hold a joint working meeting with the Planning Commission for Tuesday, November 20, 2007 @ 4:30 PM to go over the more controversial portions of the Comprehensive Plan and to plan for the Public Hearing.
  • Motion to adjourn at 10:32 A.M.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk



    October 29th, 2007

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairperson Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor Randy Knapp, 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 Kopp
  • Board reviewed the draft budget and made no changes to it or to the levy as proposed by the Administrator
  • Motion to adjourn at 6:45 P.M.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk



    October 22nd, 2007

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall Annex

    TIME: 4:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairperson Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn, Supervisor Randy Knapp, 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
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve the minutes of the October 8, 2007 Town board Meeting as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve bills in the amount of $69,923.35. Of that amount, $21,984 is for the squad car totaled by a deer and is reimbursable except for the $3000 deductible. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Stan Jorgens appeared before the board to ask for removal of the subdivision sign recently place at the intersection of Hillcrest Dr & City View Ln saying it is confusing and unnecessary.
  • Jim & Barbara Miller appeared before the Board in regard to the drainage pipes in Arbor Hills. They were told the rep rap would be removed and the pipes pulled back and modified as recommended by an engineer from Davy engineering to distribute run-off in a more natural pattern.
  • Board briefly discussed the closure of Bliss Road, FEMA's viewing and costs to repair.
  • Dawn Hunt of Project Recovery was directed to La Crosse County Zoning for answers to her questions re buy-out of properties damaged in the Aug. 18/19 flood.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve the application of Nathaniel and Cassandra Johnson, N975 Skemp Rd., to rezone .2 acres adjacent to their current lot from Exclusive Ag to Ag A, so they can build a larger garage, with the stipulation that the garage be for personal use only. Motion carried. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve a rresolution ending the State of Emergency. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to designate the La Crosse County Zoning and Land Information Office to conduct the 2010 Decennial Census Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) for the Town of Shelby. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve the reappointment of Donald Frank, Loren Anderson & David Koudelka to the Planning commission. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve the appointment of Rosemary Peaslee, 4041 Terrace Drive, as an election inspector. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motin by Zahn/Knapp to approve the proposed 2008 non-union wages as amended. Note that the Fire Chief's salary will be reviewed in 6 months for a possible adjustment. Motion carried. Copy attached.
  • Board agreed to hold a Special 2-hour Budget Workshop meeting for Monday, October 29, 2007 @ 4:30 PM.
  • Clerk directed to prepare a resolution asking Feeral Legislators to oppose H>R>811. Copy attached.
  • Administrator's Report. Copy attached.
  • Chairperson Kopp discussed the Land Use Plan Public Hearing.
  • Supervisor John Zahn announced a Tri-State Ambulance/Shelby Fire Department Flu Clinic that will be held at the Shelby Town Hall on Saturday, November 10th from 9 AM to Noon, and suggested that a questionnaire be developed for firefighters and first responders to anonymously respond to concerns re the department with a follow-up meeting with them to discuss the results of the questionnaire.
  • Supervisor Knapp said he had been approached about replacing the tennis court in Arbor Hills with a dog park.
  • Motion by Kopp/Knapp to move into closed session pursuant to WI Statutes Section 19.85(1)(c) to hold Administrator and Clerk/Treasurer performance evaluations. Motion carried unanimously. Board returned to open session at 6:42 PM.
  • Motion to adjourn at 6:45 PM


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk

    October 8th, 2007

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairperson Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor Randy Knapp, 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 Kopp
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve the minutes of the September 24, 2007 Town Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve bills in the amount of $138,559.82. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Barbara Miller, W5679 Co Rd F, read aloud a letter she wrote regarding the installation of drainage pipes by the Town of Shelby that discharge onto her property. Copy of letter attached.
  • Carrie Apian asked the Board's assurance that they would approve a land split when the moratorium is over so she could begin land preparation prior to building a home on property given to her by her grandmother. No action.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve an illegal tax-write off of $2,911.22 assessor error on 2005 Omitted Property. Motion carried with Knapp abstaining.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to authorize Administrator Brudos to complete a survey sent by the Wisconsin Towns Association. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Board reviewed and made some minor cosmetic changes to Ordinance 2.12, Licensing and Regulation of Community Antenna Television Systems.
  • Fire Chief Randy Roeck gave the September Fire Department Report and announced that the City of La Crosse Fire Department is going to commend members of their Fire Department and Shelby's Fire Department on Thursday, October 11th @ 6 PM for the Swift Water Rescue of a family during the August 18/19 flood.
  • Board reviewed Ordinance 2.12, Boating Regulations, and asked the Administrator to check statutory references and update if necessary.
  • Board discussed Emergency Operations Measures and asked the Administrator to review the Town's Emergency Plan to determine if any updates are necessary and to plan for NIMS Training for the Board and Office Staff.
  • Administrator's Report. Copy attached.
  • Clerk told the Board that work has begun on the 2008 Budget, Treasurer's Sept. Report submitted.
  • Chairperson noted upcoming Open Meeting forum with WI AG on Oct 10th, upcoming flood debriefing which Jeff and Andy will attend.
  • Board discussed and approved a plaque for office staff, FD and road crew noting their efforts during and following the Aug 18/19 flood and approved agenda items for the Oct 22nd Board Meeting.
  • Motion to adjourn at 6:36 P.M.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk



    September 24th, 2007

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall Annex

    TIME: 4:30 PM

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

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED:

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:30 PM by Chairman Kopp
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve the minutes of the September 11, 2007 Town Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve bills in the amount of $93,197.27. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Tom Schmitt, N330 Vanity Drive, addressed the Board re his concern that the town website had no information regarding flood disaster. He feels the Town needs to improve its Internet presence and asked them to consider revamping. Printed materials attached.
  • Motion by Kopp/Knapp to approve the Developers Agreement for Battlestone Ridge Condominium Village. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to have the Town of Shelby become a member of the La Crosse Area Development Corporation (LADCO). Motion carried unanimously. Information attached.
  • Board discussed the closure of Bliss Road in the City of La Crosse, which affects residents of the Town of Shelby in Arbor Hills, Arbor Meadows and along CTH F. Administrator Brudos will be contacting the City Street Department for more information.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to continue to use Department of Corrections inmates from the Black River Falls Facility as long as they are available. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn, Kopp to approve a performance bonus to employees for efforts above and beyond their normal job duties during and following the August 18/19 flood in amounts recommended by the Town Chair. Discussion. Zahn agreed to a friendly amendment made my Knapp to increase amounts by 10%. Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve performance bonuses 10% greater than recommended. Motion carried anonymously. Copy of recommendation attached.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to go into closed session @ 5:25 PM pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes Section 19.85(h) to confer with legal counsel re conflict of interest. Roll Call: Zahn voted aye. Kopp voted aye. Knapp voted aye. Motion carried. Board returned to open session @ 5:57 PM.
  • Administrator reported on progress of clean up from flood and process of applying for disaster assistance.
  • Clerk reminded the Board that they would be working on the 2008 Budget during October in preparation for the Budget Hearing on November 12th.
  • Chairperson reported on FEMA meeting and progress of the Town's Comprehensive Plan.
  • Police Report for August and written request for development of a policy to deal with money or items turned in to the Police Department but never collected attached.
  • Motion to adjourn at 6:36 P.M.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk



    September 11th, 2007

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall Annex

    TIME: 4:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairperson Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor Randy Knapp, Supervisor John Zahn, Clerk/Treasurer Cathy Brott, , Road Crew Jeff Fogel

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED: Admin/Dir Public Works Jeff Brudos

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:30 PM by Chairman Kopp. Moment of silence in remembrance of the anniversary of 9/11.
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Motion by Zahn/Knap to approve the minutes of the August 28, 2007 Town Board Meeting as corrected. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve bills in the amount of $117,556.29. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Jerry Jansky, N1828 Mesa Road, addressed the Board re his concerns with a water drainage problem on Mesa Road.
  • John Petri, N156 Johnson Road, addressed the Board re questions on the Manske request for a conditional use permit and to report damage to Johnson road by Manske trucks.
  • Richard Raab, N1658 Hagen Road, addressed the board re water drainage, diversion of stormwater and tree down on stub of Paris Angel Drive.
  • Board expressed its appreciation to FEMA & SBA for their quick response after the August 18/19 flood.
  • Les Manske, W4845 Chipmunk Road North, appeared to discuss his application for a conditional use permit to remove black dirt. He said damage to Johnson Road was not related to removal of black dirt. Motion by Zahn/Knapp to support his application for a conditional use permit. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to recommend approval of the application of Jeff Lonkosky, W5225 Chipmunk Road North, for a variance to add a garage that will lie within the required set back from Chipmunk Road North. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Chairperson Kopp distributed a draft Developers Agreement for the Board to review and discussed the upcoming Oktoberfest in the Capitol on October 24th. She also reported on the National Association of Town and Townships convention in Washington DC.
  • Motion to adjourn at 6:00 P.M.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk



    August 28th, 2007

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairperson Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor Randy Knapp, Supervisor John Zahn, Clerk/Treasurer Cathy Brott, Police Officer Sharon Neitzke, Fire Chief Randy Roeck, Road Crew Jeff Fogel

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED: Admin/Dir Public Works Jeff Brudos

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:30 PM by Chairman Kopp.
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve the minutes of the August 13, 2007 Town Board Meeting as amended. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve bills in the amount of $228,894.29. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Les Manske did not appear to discuss his application for a conditional use permit. No discussion or action taken.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve a policy for accepting land for public use as amended. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to adopt Ordinance 2.28 regulating the use of Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEVs). Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to donate an amount not to exceed $300 toward the annual road crew golf outing. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Officer Sharon Neitzke gave the August Police Report. And Fire Chief Randy Roeck gave the Fire Department Report.
  • Chairperson Kopp gave a status of the flood recovery and status of the Long Range Plan which is expected to be completed by the end of October and ready for Board approval.
  • Clerk Cathy Brott updated the Board on personnel changes and flood related activities. Copy of report attached.
  • Motion to adjourn at 6:45 P.M.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk



    August 13th, 2007

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairperson Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor Randy Knapp (by telephone conference), 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 4:34 PM by Chairman Kopp.
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Motion by Zahn//Kopp to appoint Kathleen Kistner to the Board of Review. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve the Board of Adjustment application of John Wettstein, 2311 Hiawatha Ave, to construct a garage addition that extends beyond the allowed side-yard setback. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve the application of Jeff & Diana Springer, W5465 Horseshoe Place, for a Special Exception Permit to construct an all-weather personal horseback riding arena within 300 feet of a creek. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve the minutes of the July 23, 2007 Town Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried unanimously.

    *Note that the Town Board Meeting was interrupted to open the 2007 Board of Review at 4:45 PM. The Town Board Meeting resumed at 5:11 PM.

  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve bills in the amount of $108,895.63. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Barbara Miller appeared before the Board in regard to a water diversion onto her property. Motion by Kopp/Zahn to authorize Administrator Brudos to negotiate a settlement with Ms. Miller to gain a water easement to the affected property. Motion carried unanimously. Copy of statement read by Ms. Miller attached. She further stated that she is not interested in a monetary settlement, but wants an access road easement from Briarwood Avenue through Arbor Hills park to her property. This issue will be put on the agenda for the 1st Board Meeting in October and Ms Miller will be notified.
  • Board discussed amending a policy for accepting land for public use. No action taken.
  • Board discussed but took no action re regulating the use of Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEVs). Issue will be placed on the September 28th Board Meeting agenda.
  • Administrator Brudos reported on the condition of the Town Hall Annex/Fire Station. Of immediate concern are the lintels on the 3 overhead doors. Repair of these is a budgeted item and will be done as soon as possible. Otherwise there are no major problems. A variety of upgrades and cosmetic interior adjustments due to age are possible. Cost would depend on the extent of renovations.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to keep the 27th Street Railroad crossing open for the immediate future, but not to expend any money for that purpose without further evaluation. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve spending up to $1500 from SFD Fund B for the purpose of a Shelby Fire Department 50th Anniversary Celebration. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve a resolution accepting 2/3 ownership of a 3.61-acre parcel of land from Glendennings and Lommens that is located between Old Vineyard Road and the parcel of land donated by them 2 years ago. Motion carried unanimously. Board will negotiate with Engelharts, who own the third share, to purchase their share or partition the 3.61 acres into 2 separate lots, 1.4 & 2.4 acres in size.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to table the request of Karrie Apuan for an exception to the land split moratorium to the October 8th Town Board Meeting. She and her family want to accept the gift of a 2-3 acre parcel on the family farm from her grandmother, Elizabeth Herold, and build a home. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Fire Chief Randy Roeck presented details of the proposed 50th Anniversary Celebration and gave Fire Dept Report. Copy attached.

    *Note that the Town Board Meeting was interrupted at 6:45 PM to Adjourn the 2007 Board of Review.

  • Jeff Brudos gave the Administrator's Report. Copy attached.
  • Motion to adjourn at 7:16 P.M.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk



    July 23rd, 2007

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairperson Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor Randy Knapp, 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
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve the minutes of the July 9, 2007 Town Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried with Zahn abstaining.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve bills in the amount of $86,224.16. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to support the request of Linda Johnson to rezone parcel 11-1249-0 from Ag A to residential. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to allow an exception to the moratorium on land splits and allow the residences at N1616 and N1608 Hagen Road, which are currently on one lot, to be split into two lots of about the same size so the owner can sell them. Motion carried unanimously. Map attached.
  • Barbara Miller appeared before the Board in regard to a water diversion onto her property done by the Town Road Crew without her permission and seeking compensation. Board requested this item be placed on the August 13th Board Meeting Agenda for discussion and possible action.
  • Rick Magnusson appeared before the Board with a petition of property owners to ask permission to continue to use slow speed turtle figures on East Burr Oak Street to slow down traffic. Advised by Police Officer Neitzke that it is illegal to place objects in the road. Board asked Administrator Brudos to work with the group to see if a compromise can be worked out.
  • John Wettstein appeared before the Board to ask them to support his application for a Board of Adjustment exception to construct a garage addition to his home @2311 Hiawatha Ave that extends beyond the allowed setbacks. Board asked the item to be placed on the August 13th Board Meeting Agenda for discussion & possible action.
  • Administrator asked that discussion and possible action re a policy on accepting donated land be deferred to the August 13th Board Meeting Agenda.
  • Board discussed but took no action re regulating the use of Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEVs).
  • Board discussed but took no action re remodeling/replacing the Town Hall Annex/Fire Station.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to reappoint Bob Berndt as Crossing Guard at the Hwy 33/Hagen Road intersection for the 2007-8 school year. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Officer Sharon Neitzke gave the June and July Police Reports. Copies attached.
  • Board reviewed Ordinance 2.10, Curfews and made one minor change.
  • Board reviewed Ordinance 2.11, Barb Wire Fences and asked Administrator Brudos to research and come back with suggestions for change.
  • Jeff Brudos gave the Administrator's Report. Copy attached.
  • Clerk Brott reported graduating from the UW-Green Bay's Clerk's Completion program and reminded them of the Open Book on July 24th.
  • Motion to adjourn at 6:47 P.M.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk



    July 9th, 2007

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairperson Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor Randy Knapp, Admin/Dir Public Works Jeff Brudos

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED: Supervisor John Zahn & Clerk/Treasurer Cathy Brott

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:30 PM by Chairman Kopp
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Motion by Knapp/Kopp to approve the minutes of the June 25, 2007 Town Board Meeting as presented. Motion Carried.
  • Motion Kopp/Knapp to approve bills in the amount of $59,174.59. Motion Carried. Copy attached.
  • Motion Knapp/Kopp to send Jeff Brudos to WI public hearing at La Crosse City Hall July 24, 2007 at 6:30 PM. Administrator Brudos will be the Town's advocate to keep the 27th Street railroad crossing open without horns in the most cost efficient/fiscally responsible manner for the Town of Shelby residents. Motion Carried.
  • Motion Knapp/Kopp to approve the draft contract and fee structure concept for the Shelby fire station in Greenfield. Administrator Brudos to contact the Greenfield committee to make detailed changes to contract. Motion carried.
  • Motion Kopp/Knapp to refund Ralph Wettstein for 2003 property taxes as the property was classified incorrectly. Amount to be calculated by the town clerk/treasurer. Motion carried.
  • Board discussed Emergency Medical Dispatch. It was decided that the issue be tabled until further research could be done by the Board.
  • Motion Knapp/Kopp to fund Chairperson Kopp as delegate to Washington D.C. to the National Towns Association Convention expenditure not to exceed $1,500. Motion Carried.
  • Motion Knapp/Kopp to replace Officer Neitzke with Officer Horton as alternate delegate to Joint Municipal Court. Motion carried.
  • Discussion to make changes to Ordinance 2.09
  • Jeff Brudos gave the Administrator's Report. Copy attached.
  • Motion to adjourn at 6:30 P.M.


  • Minutes taken and transcribed by Andy Foley, Office Staff



    June 25th, 2007

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairperson Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn, Supervisor Randy Knapp, 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
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to approve the minutes of the June 12, 2007 Town Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried.
  • Fire Chief Randy Roeck discussed: 1. A Shelby Fire Department request to purchase a Laerdal Airway Trainer, 2. A major house fire on Continental Lane where the Stoddard Fire Department assisted, 3. An upcoming meeting with the Town of Greenfield, and 4. The rental agreement with Tri-State Ambulance. Motion by Knapp/Kopp to approve transfer of funds in the amount of $1,422.89 for the purchase of the Airway Trainer. Motion carried unanimously. Written request attached.
  • Motion by Kopp/Knapp to support a Conditional Use Permit for Trinity United Church of Christ for the former Day Care Center building for the following activities: 1. Thrift Store / Food Pantry, 2. Life Coaching, and 3. Community Center for family reunions, picnics or gatherings. Motion carried unanimously. Information attached.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve bills in the amount of $124,294.95. Motion carried. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve the request of Paul Kunert to rezone an existing home from Exclusive Ag to Ag A so Mr. Kunert can sell it to a non-relative of the farm owner. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Board discussed the 27th Street Railroad crossing options: Close the intersection, bring it up to new standards at an estimated cost of $250,000 or take no action which will result in train whistle blowing to alert motorists and/or pedestrians of a train approaching. Board agreed to hold s public meeting in conjunction with the July 9th Board Meeting to solicit public input.
  • Police Officer Sharon Neitzke gave a brief summary of May activity. She reported repeated trouble with two juveniles and computer updates and concerns.
  • Board reviewed Ordinance 2.07, Prohibiting Encroachment Upon Roads, Streets, Alleyways & Easements, and made a few technical changes.
  • Board reviewed Ordinance 2.08, Construction or Opening of Driveway or Roadway, and agreed to incorporate an attached Policy into the Ordinance.
  • Board agreed to postpone work on Ordinance 2.09 until the July 9th Meeting.
  • Jeff Brudos gave the Administrator's Report. Copy attached.
  • Clerk Brott reported receipt of a letter from Ralph Wettstein requesting reimbursement of property taxes from 2003 due to assessor error. His request will be placed on the July 9th agenda.
  • Supervisor Zahn asked that the Town reassure Tri-State Ambulance that they are welcome to continue to use the Annex. Chairman reported that she and Administrator Brudos are meeting with Tri-State tomorrow to discuss continuation of the rental agreement. Zahn also asked for figures on the cost to repair/replace the existing Fire Station/Annex.
  • Chairperson Kopp requested the Town take a position in support of Tri-State Ambulance as the area-wide emergency service provider at the July 9th meeting.
  • Supervisor Knapp requested the Board consider a policy governing the use of low-speed electric vehicles on town roads.
  • Motion to adjourn at 5:50 PM.


  • * Changes to Shelby's Code of Ordinances will be published and enacted after the complete Code has been reviewed.



    Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk

    June 12th, 2007

    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: Supervisor Randy Knapp

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:30 PM by Chairman Kopp
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve the minutes of the May 29, 2007 Town Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve bills in the amount of $126,258.86. Motion carried. Copy attached.
  • Paul Kunert & his attorney, David Sparer appeared to ask for permission to rezone an existing home from Exclusive Ag to Ag A so Mr. Kunert can sell it. Request will be put on the June 25th Board Meeting Agenda for action.
  • Board reviewed Ordinance 2.05, Discharge of Weapons, and asked that it be modified to make it gender-neutral.
  • Board reviewed Ordinance 2.06, Crossing Guard, and asked Administrator Brudos to research the need and authority for this ordinance.
  • Board discussed Partnering with Tri-State Ambulance on construction of a new fire station and agreed to continue to keep the issue open, looking into a variety of issues including cost/benefit of new vs. repair of existing, financing and the long-term needs of the fire department's service area. Copy of issues to consider, submitted by Supervisor Zahn, attached.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve Class B Beer and Liquor Licenses to the following: Cletus Servais for Shorty's Bar & Grill, Todd Schini for Mt. La Crosse, David Servais for Irish Hill Golf Course, GMC Corp for All Star Lanes and Banquet Hall and Dave Marquart for Charlie's Inn. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to approve a Class B Beer and Liquor License to Jim Pickett for The Alpine Inn on the condition that his delinquent personal property taxes are paid. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve a Class B Beer License to Nancy Ida Christensen for Goose Island Campground and County Store. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to adopt the Public Notice Policy which, on the advice of legal counsel and the Wisconsin Town's Association, states the Town will not provide individuals notice of meetings with the exception of residents of Battlestone Condominium Development in regard to the extension of Battlestone Station Road as previously agreed upon. Motion carried. Copy attached.
  • Jeff Brudos gave the Administrator's Report. Copy attached. *Note: date changed to July 24th from 11 AM to 4 PM for Open Book.
  • Chairperson reported on the Planning Commission and Development Committee Meetings, Long Range Plan and Greenfield Fire sub-Station proposal.
  • Motion to adjourn at 5:30 PM.


  • * Changes to Shelby's Code of Ordinances will be published and enacted after the complete Code has been reviewed.



    Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk











    May 29th, 2007

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairperson Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn, Supervisor Randy Knapp, 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
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve the minutes of the May 14, 2007 Town Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve bills in the amount of $42,084.46. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Julie Boardman W4931 Battlestone Station Road was concerned that residents of the Battlestone Condo Development hadn't been notified of the meeting's agenda item re the Developer's Agreement. Bill Knobloch asked if the discussion with town attorney had anything to do with extending Battlestone Station Road to Hwy 33. He was assured by the Chairperson that the road and the Developer's Areement were two separate issues and the Board was not discussing the road, just the Developer's Agreement, with the town attorney.
  • David Schumacher told the Board he hoped to build one or two handicap accessible picnic tables to be placed in Shelby parks for an Eagle Scout Project. He would provide labor and materials and the Town could place them in any park. He expects the project to be complete by the end of July. Motion by Knapp/Zahn to accept his proposal. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Ron Oleson discussed the City of La Crosse's decision to close 3 railroad crossings within the city and told the Board the Town will have to either close the 27th Street crossing or install the required safety mechanism, otherwise the engineers will blow have to blow a whistle which is very annoying. He said the Board should consider attending the public hearing that will be conducted by the Wisconsin Railroad Commissioner's Office. There are funds available to offset the cost of closing a railroad crossing, which costs about $45,000. 90% will be paid by the railroad and 10% is the town's responsibility. The WI DOT will offer a $7000 grant for each intersection to cover the municipality's share. Any funds over the actual cost must be used on safety.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to support the application for a Conditional Use Permit by the Potato King, Inc. N1078 Justin Rd (Keith Herlitzke) to remove 2200 to 2500 cubic yards of dirt for commercial expansion. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn @ 5:10 PM to move into closed session pursuant to WI Stat. Section 19.85(1)(9) to review the status of the Battlestone Ridge Developer's Agreement and to discuss possible litigation with the town attorney. Motion carried unanimously. On a motion by Kopp/Zahn to return to open session @ 5:56 PM. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to accept the Administrator's recommendation and increase the cost of fire suppression to $600 for the 1st hour and $500 each hour after the first, broken down into hour segments. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve Resolution #2007-7 re the Local Property Insurance Fund. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Fire Chief Randy Roeck reported that the Fire Department is pre-planning routes on a regular basis to deal with the reconstruction of Hwy 33.
  • Police Officer Sharon Neitzke gave the Police Report.
  • Board reviewed and updated Ordinance 2.03, Traffic Control Ordinance on a motion by Knapp/Zahn. Motion carried unanimously. *
  • Board reviewed and updated Ordinance 2.04, Parking Ordinance on a motion by Zahn/Knapp. Motion carried unanimously. *
  • Board set Open Book for July 9, 2007 from 11 AM to 4 PM and Board of Review for August 13, 2007 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM.
  • Jeff Brudos gave the Administrator's Report. Copy attached.
  • Motion to adjourn at 6:53 PM.


  • * Changes to Shelby's Code of Ordinances will be published and enacted after the complete Code has been reviewed.



    Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk











    May 14th, 2007

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairperson Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn, Supervisor Randy Knapp, 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
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve the minutes of the April 23, 2007 Town Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve bills in the amount of $65,219.64. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to take no action on the Board of Adjustment appeal #2007-05 of Paul & Suzanne Weibel, N2121 CTH F, to construct a 12-ft X 28-ft addition to a detached accessory building which will further exceed the 1000 square ft area limit for buildings on this lot.Motion carried unanimously.
  • Board heard from Dale Oestreich, WI DOT, that the Department's official position is to not allow two access points to Hwy 33 from the Knobloch Rd, Boulder Court, Battlestone Station Road area, but they are willing to work with the town to locate a proposed extension to Battlestone Station Rd. Board also heard from residents of the area and attorney for the Battlestone Condo receivers, Brent Smith, that they are opposed to extending Battlestone Station Road to Hwy 33. Chairperson Kopp explained that the Board had no intention of closing the Knobloch Rd intersection and would only extend Battlestone Station Road if the DOT gave permission for 2 access points. The purpose of the 2nd access point is to give residents a safer alternative to get in and out during inclement weather. Normal traffic on Battlestone Station Road should not increase. Representative Mike Huebsch and Senator Dan Kapanke were in attendance to listen to the discussion at the request of the Board. Motion by Kopp/ Zahn to work through legislators to convince the DOT to allow two access points to the Knobloch Rd, Boulder Court, Battlestone Station Rd area. Motion carried with Kopp & Zahn voting aye and Knapp voting nay.
  • Matt Zavadsky of Tri-State Ambulance told the Board that Tri-State would be interested in discussing the construction of a joint facility to serve both ambulance and fire department needs sometime in the future. He cited similar public/private joint ventures in Florida that have proved successful. He also discussed new EMD (Emergency Medical Dispatch), which has 2 basic components. 1. Provide medical instruction to callers before 1st Responders arrive, and 2. Provide appropriate designation of who should respond to a call.
  • Administrator Jeff Brudos discussed the Deer Survey done in February after the heavy snows which showed the population of deer significantly over what the DNR considers the recommended number per square mile. He also discussed the Goose Island deer, which are underweight and plagued with parasites, but there was no indication of CWD among those tested after the December handicap hunt. No action on possible remedies. Copy of reports attached.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to accept the bid from Brown & Brown Insurance to provide coverage for 2007-2008. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Board reviewed ordinances:
      • Ordinance 1.01 Ordinance to Codify: no changes
      • Ordinance 2.01 Open Burning Ordinance: Section IV, Administrator will be bringing in recommended updates on charges.
      • Ordinance 2.02 Powers of the Fire Chief and Recovery of Costs Associated with Firefighting: make the language gender-neutral, Section E, Administrator will review costs and bring in recommendations for any necessary changes.


  • Dave Peschau asked the Board to consider two new ordinances. One which would address the storage of boats, trailers and RVs in yards, and the other which would address rental property where there are multiple, unrelated individuals. County Board Representative Tara Johnson recommended the Town contact Chad @ La Crosse Co Zoning who may be able to assist with these issues under the County Ordinances.
  • Administrator's Report. Copy attached.
  • Chairperson's Report: Development Committee met 5/8 for the first time. La Crosse Area Planning Commission meets 5/17. North/South Corridor will be on the agenda. La Crosse Co Towns Assn Meeting 5/24. County Collaboration Meeting 5/17.
  • Board set next meeting for Tuesday, May 29th @ 4:30 PM.
  • Fire Chief Randy Roeck announced that Tony Holinka is the new 2nd Medical Officer.
  • Motion to adjourn at 6:15 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk











    April 23rd, 2007

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairperson Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn, Supervisor Randy Knapp, 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 Kopp
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve the minutes of the April 6, 2007 Town Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve bills in the amount of $49,389.57. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Jeremy & Janet Torkelson, N1437 Timber Valley Rd, told the Board they applied for a County variance to put an addition on their existing garage that would extend 4 feet over the required set-back. Motion by Zahn/Knapp to recommend approval. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to support the curb vs. post option at the railroad crossing on Ward Ave. Motion carried unanimously. Discussion but no action on the proposal to close the 27th Street railroad crossing. Board wants to discuss it with Guardian Products before taking action.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to close the office @ 4 PM from May 1st through October 31st. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve the acquisition of property located at the intersection of State Hwy 33 and Wedgewood Dr from the La Crosse County Treasurer provided there is no cost to the town. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve a 3-year contract for fire protection with the Town of Medary. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Administrator's Report. Copy attached.
  • Chairman's Report: Board will begin reviewing town ordinances at the May 7th Board Meeting, all 3 Board members will attend the Collaboration Conference, Organizational Meeting of the Development Committee will be the between May 2nd & 10th.
  • Supervisor Zahn reported that Matt Zavadsky of Tri-State Ambulance Service would like to be on the agenda to speak at the next Board Meeting
  • Supervisor Knapp reported meeting with Mike Furr on Co Rd MM regarding property assessment.
  • Police Officer Sharon Neitzke gave the March Police Report and discussed purchase of a new computer.
  • Fire Chief Randy Roeck reported that 8 new firefighters have joined the Fire Department, 4 from Shelby and 4 from Greenfield.
  • Motion to adjourn at 5:38 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk











    April 9th, 2007

    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, Fire Chief Randy Roeck

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED:

    VISITORS: See attached



    * Town Board Members elected on 4/3/07 were sworn into office before the meeting started.



  • Call to order at 4:34 PM by Chairman Kopp
  • Motion by Holtze/Zahn to approve the minutes of the March 26, 2007 Town Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Holtze to approve bills in the amount of $67,395.12. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Board discussed a request to purchase town-owned land on Starlite Drive. Motion by Holtze/Zahn that the Board goes on record in support of selling the two small parcels adjacent to 4001 & 4000 Starlite Drive. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Holtze not to allow private parties to have gardens on land owned by the Town of Shelby on Starlite Drive due to neighbors' complaints. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to send a letter to State Sen. Dan Kapanke, Reps. Mike Huebsch and Jennifer Shilling, and Governor Jim Doyle opposing the Cable TV Bill, which would take away local control and eliminate local franchise fees with no offsetting compensation. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Administrator Jeff Brudos went over the site plan for Nelson Park. He told the Board that Tom and Lynne Mikulina have offered to donate up to $5000 for a gazebo and walkway. Motion by Zahn/Holtze to accept their generous offer. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Holtze to appoint newly elected Town Board Supervisor Randy Knapp as the Town Board representative on the Development Committee. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Holtze to approve the new application of Larry Gloede, N2080 Irish Ct, to keep a 3rd dog until the end of summer. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Administrators report. Copy attached.
  • Chairperson Kopp thanked Dave Holtze for accepting a mid-term appointment to the Board and for his service over the past months, and then welcomed Randy Knapp as the new Town Board Supervisor.
  • Clerk asked to add the Pledge of Allegiance to the Meeting Agenda.
  • Motion to adjourn at 5:12 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk











    March 26th, 2007

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairperson Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn, Supervisor David Holtze, Admin/Dir Public Works Jeff Brudos, Police Officer Sharon Neitzke, Fire Chief Randy Roeck

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED: Clerk/Treasurer Cathy Brott

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:30 PM by Chairman Kopp
  • Motion by Zahn/Holtze to approve the minutes of the March 9, 2007 Town Board Meeting as corrected. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Holtze/Zahn to approve bills in the amount of $61,179.53. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Hotze/Zahn to approve the three-year contract for assessment services with Associated Appraisal Consultants of Appleton, WI. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Holtze to approve the applications of Nancy Ida Christenson, Goose Island Campground and General Store, for a Class B Beer License, Soda Water Beverage License, Cigarette License and Cabaret License. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Steve Heiser appeared before the Board representing Ron Dietrich, 4001 Starlite Drive. Heiser indicated that he is purchasing this property and would like to also purchase some land owned by the Town of Shelby and located just west of 4001 Starlite Drive. He also raised an objection to allowing private citizens to garden on public land. The Town also received a letter from Gary Beier, 4000 Starlite Drive, who would also like to purchase a part of the land. Board members agreed to view the site and post for discussion and possible action at the next Board Meeting.
  • Motion by Holtze/Zahn to approve Resolution 2007-6 supporting the current status of having both a County and City Harbor Commission. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to appoint Jerry Miller, Roger Roslansky, Al Lorenz and Bill Landman to the Development Committee. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Holtze to approve the new application from Linda Westphal, N1409 Timber Valley Road to keep a 3rd dog, and the application from Erin Shein, W5119 Knobloch Road, to keep a 3rd and 4th dogs. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Holtze to approve the following ordinances requested by the Shelby Police Department and carried unanimously:


      • Ordinance No. 2.22 Damage to Property
      • Ordinance No. 2.23 Resisting or Obstructing an Officer
      • Ordinance No. 2.24 Disorderly Conduct Ordinance
      • Ordinance No. 2.25 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
      • Ordinance No. 2.26 Possession of Marijuana
      • Ordinance No. 2.27 Unlawful Use of a Telephone


  • Administrator Jeff Brudos gave the Administrator's Report. Copy attached.
  • Police Officer Sharon Neitzke reported on the training she attended on Internet Crimes Against Children and other matters related to the Police Department.
  • Fire Chief Randy Roeck discussed issues related to the Fire Department regarding the Chicken Q and membership.
  • Motion to adjourn at 5:45 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk

    From notes taken by Administrator Jeff Brudos









    March 9th, 2007

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 2:00 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 2:00 PM by Chairman Kopp
  • Motion by Holtze/Zahn to approve the minutes of the February 26, 2007 Town Board Meeting. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Holtze to approve bills in the amount of $70,024.61. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Frances Goliwas, W5848 Coulee Springs Ln, approached the board in regard to the Stry Foundation sidewalk, which abuts her back yard. She wants it removed. Does not want a privacy fence. Chairperson Kopp told her that the Town has no authority to have the sidewalk removed. It is on private property and was installed with the proper permits.
  • Motion by Holtze/Zahn to adopt Resolution 2007-4 creating a Development Committee. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Zahn/Holtze to adopt Resolution 2007-5 authorizing the Town of Shelby to participate in a Joint Stormwater Grant and Publication Effort. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to adopt Resolution 2007-3 creating a Municipal Harbor Commission. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Board took no action on an Ordinance outlining the duties and membership of the Municipal Harbor Commission.
  • Administrator Brudos gave the Administrator's Report. Copy attached.
  • Clerk/Treasurer Brott reported that certification of the ballot was delayed at the state level and that she would be using paper ballots for absentee voters until such time as the regular ballots were printed.
  • Supervisor John Zahn discussed his concern with the slow speed at which the Shelby Fire Truck goes up Hwy 33. It is a traffic problem.
  • Board discussed a constituent complaint re winter road maintenance disagreement between two parties on a driveway easement.
  • Motion to adjourn at 3:00 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk









    February 26th, 2007

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairperson Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn, Supervisor David Holtze, 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 Kopp
  • Motion by Holtze/Zahn to approve the minutes of the February 5, 2007 Town Board Meeting. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Holtze to approve bills in the amount of $56,990.57. Motion carried unanimously.
  • County Harbor Commissioner Tom Lynch appeared before the Board to discuss harbor commissions and their use in Economic Development and Water Regulation. Motion by Kopp/Zahn to have Administrator Brudos draft an ordinance establishing a Town of Shelby Harbor Commission. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Discussion re application for after-the-fact Special Exception Permit No. 2007-02 by Keith Herlitzke, Agent for the Potato King Inc, N1078 Justin Rd to perform grading, stock piling, construction of a retention pond with an outfall for the construction of a parking lot and future building site on land that lies within the Shoreland District of Mormon Creek on land zoned Agricultural District "A". No action.
  • Board reviewed and made modifications to a Resolution establishing a Development Committee. New draft will be taken up at the next Board Meeting.
  • Motion by Zahn/Holtze to approve the application of Carmen Hass, W5229 Boma Rd, to keep a 3rd dog. Motion carried unanimously.
  • An Intergovernmental Agreement for Storm Water has not been received for review. No action.
  • Supervisor Dave Holtze reported on the Wisconsin Towns Association District Meeting held on Friday February 23rd.
  • Orlando Marquez, 4082 Terrace Drive, discussed a snow plowing issue with the Board.
  • Administrator Brudos gave the Administrator's Report. Copy attached.
  • Clerk/Treasurer Brott reported the voter turnout for February's Spring Primary was 21.85%.
  • Supervisor John Zahn reported that he had communication regarding a Shelby police officer talking to a resident about driving the wrong way on a Shelby street.
  • Chairman Lynnetta Kopp discussed the Planning Commission and the time frame to complete the Comprehensive Plan.
  • Motion to adjourn at 5:55 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk

    from notes taken by Administrator Jeff Brudos







    February 5th, 2007

    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 Holtze/Zahn to approve the minutes of the January 22, 2007 Town Board Meeting. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Holtze to approve bills in the amount of $67,242.11, which includes the overstated escrow refunds. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Linda Nelson appeared before the Board to register her objection to extending Battlestone Station Road to Hwy 33, believing it would create an unsafe intersection and lower property values in the Condominium Village. Roger Roslansky told the Board he felt the money it would cost would be better spent improving Knobloch Rd. Terry Collins, speaking for the Battlestone Station Condominium Village Receiver, asked the Board to exercise caution, do a needs study and consider the impact of a through street on the property value of the existing and future structures. The Receiver would prefer no through traffic.
  • Motion by Zahn, Holtze to approve the Policy for waiver of charges for fire calls on highways to Shelby employees and their immediate family as amended. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Board discussed reconstruction of Knobloch Road and extension of Battlestone Station Rd. Administrator directed to set up a meeting with the WI Dept of Transportation. No action.
  • Board discussed providing water to Greenwald Coulee. No action.
  • Motion by Zahn/Holtze to draft a Resolution creating a Development Committee and establishing the parameters of said committee.
  • Motion by Holtze/Zahn to adopt 2007 Resolution # 2 Renaming Musjgerd Land City View Lane, effective immediately. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Board discussed Federal/State requirement and timeline to establish a Stormwater Plan. No action.
  • Administrator Brudos gave the Administrator's Report. Copy attached.
  • Clerk/Treasurer Brott reported that tax collection was completed, the Spring Primary Election ballots were available for absentees and that she would be on sick leave for 2-3 weeks beginning February 22nd.
  • Motion to adjourn at 6:01 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk







    January 22nd, 2007

    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 Holtze/Zahn to approve the minutes of the January 8, 2007 Town Board Meeting. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Holtze to approve bills in the amount of $45,717.72, which includes the overstated escrow refunds. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Dale Beinborn discussed proposed development of Breidel Coulee Park. He is opposed to enhancing existing wetland or creating new wetland. Feels it would create habitat for mosquitoes. Would like to see most of the park not mowed. Currently habitat for wild pheasants. Agrees small mowed area with playground equipment is nice. Terry Smith & Julie agreed with him saying the standing water is a potential hazard to neighborhood children.

    Motion by Zahn/Holtze to remove the pond and wetland enhancements from the park plan and approve the balance of the plan as presented. Motion carried unanimously. Administrator Brudos directed to work with the property owners on park enhancement.

  • Motion by Kopp/Holtze to accept the recommendation of the Fire Department and Administrator and approve the purchase of a new fire truck from Rosenbauer at a cost of $297,564. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Police Officer Sharon Neitzke gave the November/December Police Report.
  • Fire Chief Randy Roeck reported that the Tri-State Ambulance temporary use of the Town Hall Annex is working out well.
  • Motion by Kopp/Holtze to not reopen the Teamsters Union Contract. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Board discussed developing a policy to waive charges not covered by insurance for Shelby employees involved in a accident on a highway. No action.
  • Motion by Holtze/Zahn to approve 2007 Resolution # 1 regarding development in Battlestone Condominium Village. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Holtze/ Zahn to accept an Intergovernmental Agreement between the Town and La Crosse County for a 10-year extension of the Household Hazardous Materials Program. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Board agreed to hold the next meeting a week early on 2/5/07 due to a scheduling conflict.
  • Administrator Brudos gave the Administrator's Report. Copy attached.
  • Motion to adjourn at 6:14 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk







    January 8th, 2007

    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, Attorney Kevin Roop (for the closed session portion of the meeting)

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED:

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:33 PM by Chairman Kopp
  • Motion by Holtze/Zahn to approve the minutes of the December 11, 2006 Town Board Meeting. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Holtze to approve bills in the amount of $238,687.57, which includes the overstated escrow refunds. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Holtze to approve the application of Leslie and Nancy Leske, W4839 Chipmunk Rd N, for a Conditional Use Permit to strip, stockpile and sell topsoil from their farm on 4.96 acres lying easterly of a previous Conditional Use Permit No. 342 for the same purpose on land that is zoned Exclusive Agricultural District. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Board discussed the request of Teamsters Local 695 to reopen contract with the Town. Action deferred to 1/22/07 Board Meeting.
  • Motion by Holtze/Kopp to approve two additional election inspectors for 2007, Barb Zahn & Cheryl Milisch. Motion carried with Zahn abstaining.
  • Board discussed creation of a policy for charging for fire calls on highways for Town employees. Administrator directed to draw up a draft for the 1/22/07 meeting.
  • Motion by Holtze/Zahn at 5:12 PM to move into Closed Session pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes Section 19.85(1)(g) to confer with legal counsel regarding the Developers Agreement with Everwood Development for Battlestone Ridge Condominium Village. Motion by Zahn/Holtze to return to Open Session at 6:10 PM.
  • Fire Chief Randy Roeck and the Fire Truck Committee discussed the specs and cost of a new fire truck with the Board and asked them to approve purchase of the unit they recommend before January 31, 2007, which would cost just under $280,000 and save the town approximately $20,000 over one purchased after the 31st. Action deferred to the 1/22/07 Board Meeting.
  • Administrator Brudos gave the Administrator's Report. Copy attached.
  • Motion to adjourn at 7:05 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk







    MINUTES OF THE TOWN OF SHELBY BUDGET HEARING AND SPECIAL TOWN MEETING TO APPROVE THE 2007 LEVY



    DATE: November 13, 2006

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 6:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairman Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn, Supervisor Dave Holtze, Administrator Jeff Brudos, Clerk/Treasurer Cathy Brott.

    OFFICIALS EXCUSED:

    VISITORS: See attached list.



  • Budget Hearing called to order at 6:31 PM by Chairman Kopp.
  • Administrator Brudos introduced and went through the proposed 2007 Budget and responded to questions or concerns.
  • Motion by Zahn/Holtze to close the Budget Hearing and open the Special Town Meeting to approve the 2007 Levy @ 7:09 PM. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Special Town Meeting called to order @ 7:09 PM by Chairman Kopp.
  • Motion by John Zahn/Tim Candahl to approve 2007 Highway Expenditures in the amount of $905,700 as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Paul Zei/Bill Knobloch to approve the 2007 Tax Levy of $1,309,000. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Tim Candahl/Paul Zei to authorize the Town Board to borrow up to $250,000 for a Fire Truck Chassis and Road Improvements to Knobloch Road. Motion carried with 7 residents approving and one, Chairman Kopp, abstaining.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to adjourn @7:20 PM


  • Respectfully submitted,

    Cathy Brott, Clerk



     

    TOWN OF SHELBY

    ANNUAL TOWN MEETING MINUTES

    April 11, 2006



    Location: Shelby Town Hall

    Call to order: Chairman John Storlie

    Time: 6:37 PM

    Town Officials Present: Chairman John Storlie, Supervisor Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn, Adm/Dir Public Works Jeff Brudos, Clerk/Treas Cathy Brott, Asst Fire Chief Wayne Atchley, Police Officer Sharon Neitzke and Town Attorney Kevin Roop

    Visitors: See attached list



    142nd Annual Meeting



  • Chairman John Storlie opened the meeting and made introductions.
  • Motion by Kathleen Kistner, seconded by Bill Knobloch, to hold the 143rd Annual Town Meeting on the statutory date of Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at 6:30 PM. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Bob Mueller, seconded by Don Gehrig, to hold the 2006 Budget Hearing and Town Meeting to approve the 2007 levy on Monday, November 13, 2006 at 6:30 PM. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Steve Kopp, seconded by Kathleen Kistner, to approve the minutes of the 141st Annual Meeting, held on April 13, 2005, as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Sharon Neitzke, seconded by Bob Mueller to approve the minutes of the November 15, 2005 Budget Hearing and Town Meeting to approve the 2006 levy as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Cathy Brott went over the Treasurer's 2005 Annual Report. Motion by Bob Mueller, seconded by Don Gehrig to approve the report as presented. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Sanitary District Commissioner Bob Mueller went over the Sanitary District # 2 Annual Report. Motion by Kathleen Kistner, seconded by Dave Peschau to accept the report. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Administrator Jeff Brudos presented the 2005 Financial Audit and went through the Administrator's Annual Financial, Road and Park Reports. Motion by Don Gehrig, seconded by Steve Kopp, to accept the reports. Motion carried unanimously. Copies attached.
  • Town Chairman John Storlie gave the Chairman's Annual Report. Motion by Lynnetta Kopp, seconded by Kathleen Kistner to accept the report. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Don Gehrig made a motion that the Town Board take no action to interfere with the upgrade of the water system at State road School. Motion failed for lack of a second.
  • Asst Fire Chief Wayne Atchley gave the Fire Department's Annual Report. Motion by Dave Peschau, seconded by Bill Knobloch, to accept the report. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached
  • Officer Sharon Neitzke gave the Annual Police Department Report. Motion by Bob Mueller, seconded by Kathleen Kistner, to accept the report. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Citizen Concerns:
    • Dave Peschau told the Board he wanted them to work with the La Crosse School District to keep State Road School in the Town of Shelby. The Board must respond promptly and consider investing in a solution to prevent annexation. Motion by Don Gehrig that the Town Board goes on record urging the La Crosse School Board to correct the water situation at State Road School. Motion failed for lack of a second. Motion by Dave Peschau, seconded by Richard Miletto that the Town of Shelby help the La Crosse School District to resolve and correct the water problem at State road School. Town of Shelby will cooperate and assist as long as there is no annexation to the City of La Crosse. Motion carried unanimously. Town Attorney Kevin Roop noted that this motion is appropriate pursuant to Wis. Stats. 60.10(2)(i) and 60.10(3).
    • Rose Bantle expressed concern with the changing character of her neighborhood on Diagonal Road. Small single-family homes are being purchased and remodeled for rental use as duplexes. She wanted to know if there was anything the Town could do to regulate this. She was told it comes under County Zoning and would be difficult to change. The Administrator will look into it and get back to her.
  • Motion by Dave Peschau seconded by Sharon Neitzke to adjourn the 2005 Annual Meeting at 8:30 PM. Motion carried unanimously.


  • Respectfully submitted,

    Cathy Brott, Clerk/Treasurer







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