Town of Shelby, Wisconsin

2008 Meeting Minutes

December 22nd, 2008

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 Chairperson Kopp
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve the minutes of the December 8, 2008 Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve payment of the bills in the amount of $118,586.50. Motion carried unanimously
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve revisions to Ordinance 5.01, Subdivision Control, Plating of lands and Land Division Control. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve the application to keep a 3rd dog of Julie Hogan, 3100 Floral Lane. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve the appointment of Keith Butler to the Planning Commission. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Fire Chief Mike Kemp gave the Fire Department Report. Copy attached.
  • Clerk/Treasurer reported on 2008 audit prep, tax bills, newsletter & recycling brochure.
  • Administrator's Report. Copy attached.
  • Treasurer's November Report.
  • Supervisor Zahn reported on a Bikeways Meeting to set up mountain bike trails that connect all the way through the region.
  • Chair report on Union negotiations. Next meeting is 1-7-09. Also reported that the Planning Commission is working to update the Condo and Driveway Ordinances.
  • Next Board Meeting is January 12th.
  • Motion to adjourn @ 5:10 PM
  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk

    December 8th, 2008

    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 Mike Kemp, Police Officer Sharon Neitzke

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED:



    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:30 PM by Chairperson Kopp
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve the minutes of the November 10, 2008 Board Meeting as corrected. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve payment of the bills in the amount of $64,782.04. Motion carried unanimously
  • Dave Holtze, W5139 Kearns Court, asked for an update on proposed drainage work. Administrator Brudos said the plan is to dig and find the drainage pipe, perhaps yet this year. The roadside ditches will be taken care of, but they are not as much of a concern.
  • Police Officer Sharon Neitzke gave the October/November Police Reports. Copy attached.
  • Fire Chief Mike Kemp gave the Fire Department Report. Copy attached.
  • Clerk/Treasurer reported on 2008 audit prep, tax bills, newsletter & recycling brochure.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve the following renewal applications to keep a 3rd dog: Mary Offerman, N1955 Hickory Ln; Erin & David Houlihan, W5119 Knobloch Rd; Ellen Degner, 4119 Velmar Ct; Ray Wichelt, W5802 Janisch Rd; Susan Johnson, N660 Hwy 35; & Sandra Seick, W5447 Pine Bluff Rd. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve the appointment of Deb Woerpel, 4081 Glenhaven Dr, as an election inspector. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve the La Crosse County Solid Waste Agreement. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Board discussed the Losey Blvd railroad crossing. No action.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve changes to Ordinance 5.01 as recommended by the Planning Commission. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Next meeting will be held on Dec. 22, 2008. Agenda items to include approval of Keith Butler to the Planning Commission.
  • Motion to adjourn @ 5:25 PM
  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk

    November 24th, 2008

    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 Chairperson Kopp
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to approve the minutes of the November 10, 2008 Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve payment of the bills in the amount of $68,407.53. Motion carried unanimously
  • Philip Thaldorf appeared before the Board to propose the Town narrow the right-of-way on Harvest Lane, which used to be a section of U S Hwy 14/61. He would like to fill in a portion of the ditch to narrow it and create driveway accesses to his property. No action. Copy attached.
  • Greg Erickson appeared before the Board to discuss his interest in the development of a portion of Breidel Coulee Park into a natural area. He is working with Pheasants Unlimited and the DNR on the project and will use the area for educating his students. Jeff will be working with Greg.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to adopt the La Crosse County Storm Water Public Education & Outreach Plan. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve a new application to keep a 3rd dog for Carrie Woerpel, 4081 Glenhaven Dr and renewal application to keep a 3rd dog for Kurt & Renee Knutson, 2231 Hiawatha Ave & James Dahlby, W5772 CTH K. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to approve a 2008 Budget Adjustment of $28,500 to cover a grant received by the fire department. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve the 2009 Annual Budget in the amount of $2,448,500. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Administrator's Report attached.
  • Chairperson reported on the activities of the La Crosse Area Planning Commission. (LAPC).
  • Board postponed approving changes to Ordinance 5.01 to the December 8, 2008 meeting and put approval of the appointment of Keith Butler to the Planning Commission on the December 8, 2008 agenda.
  • Motion to adjourn @ 6:33 PM
  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk



    November 10th, 2008

    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 Mike Kemp

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED:



    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:30 PM by Chairperson Kopp
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve the minutes of the October 27, 2008 Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve payment of the bills in the amount of $200,415.82. Motion carried
  • Motion by Knapp/Kopp to approve the proposed changes to the LOSA Retirement Requirements as amended. Changes will go into effect 12/1/08. Motion carried with Zahn abstaining.
  • Fire Chief Mike Kemp reported firefighters would be getting physicals and a mass fitness test and that the fire department would be audited by the ISO (Insurance Service Office) to determine new ratings. He also reported on trainings and inspections.
  • Clerk reported on election results, WTA Meeting and Treasurer's report.
  • Administrator's Report. Copy attached.
  • Board went through and discussed Shelby ordinance 5.01 Subdivision Ordinance After recommending some changes, the Board took no action, but referred it to the next meeting for a vote when a clean copy with the changes would be available.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to change the status of building and electrical inspectors from employees to independent contractors. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve non-union employee wages for 2009 as recommended by the Administrator, except for #8, which will be reviewed in 6 months. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion to adjourn @ 6:29 PM
  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk

    October 27th, 2008

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:30 PM

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

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED: Chairperson Lynnetta Kopp



    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:32 PM by Supervisor Zahn
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve the minutes of the October 13, 2008 Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve the minutes of the October 20, 2008 Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve payment of the bills in the amount of $81,409.14. Motion carried
  • Board discussed proposed LOSA changes. No action. Agenda item for November 10th meeting.
  • Police Officer Sean Horton gave the police report.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve a Class B Beer and Liquor License for Billy's Lantern, Inc., William Silha, Agent, for Billy's Lantern W4516 Eddie Avenue. Motion carried.
  • Administrator's Report. Copy attached.
  • Clerk/Treasurer reported that the Towns Association La Crosse Co Unit would be meeting on November 6th and it was the Town of Shelby's turn to host. She told the Board that there would be a resolution presented at that meeting requesting a permit exemption for signs and recreation equipment from the County Zoning Ordinance.
  • Board briefly discussed Shelby ordinance 5.01 Subdivision Ordinance, but took no action. Agenda item for the next meeting.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve the application of Raymond & Ellen Degner, 4119 Velmar Ct, to keep a 3rd dog. Motion carried.
  • Motion to adjourn @ 5:03 PM


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk

    October 20th, 2008

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall Annex

    TIME: 4:00 PM

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

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED:



    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:07 PM by Chairman Kopp
  • Board went through the Proposed 2009 Annual Budget and made some minor adjustments.
  • Board agreed to put town board salary/per diem adjustment as an agenda item for the Budget Hearing
  • Motion to adjourn at 5: 43 PM.
  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk

    October 13th, 2008

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:30 PM

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

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED: Supervisor John Zahn



    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:34 PM by Chairman Kopp
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Motion by Knapp/Kopp to approve the minutes of the September 22, 2008 Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried.
  • City of La Crosse engineer Tony Hutchins updated the Board on the Bliss Road Project. He said they hope to have the road completed by Dec. 1st, but there are no guarantees.
  • Town Chairperson Lynnetta Kopp presented a check to City of La Crosse Mayor Mark Johnsrud for $7,310 from the Town of Shelby for monies collected at the Bliss Road Fundraiser.
  • Motion by Knapp/Kopp to offer no objection to the request of Lee Goodhart and Carla Stacy for a variance to construct a 14'X16' addition to a commercial/residential use building that would lie within the required 50-ft setback from the right-of-way of State Road 33. Copy attached. Motion carried.
  • Paul Lansing appeared before the board to discuss a proposed scrape project to clear up and slope an area of his property. Motion by Knapp/Kopp to offer no objection. Motion carried.
  • Board reviewed the Pammel Creek Park Plan.
  • Motion by Knapp/Kopp to approve payment of the bills in the amount of $82,005.09. Motion carried
  • Motion by Kopp/Knapp to approve a CSM for Ahna & Tim Clason. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Knapp/Kopp to approve 2008 Budget Adjustments as presented by Administrator Brudos. Motion carried. Copy attached.
  • Administrator's Report. Copy attached.
  • Treasurer reported that the La Crosse Co Unit of the Wisconsin Towns Assn would meet on Nov. 6th in the Town of Shelby
  • Motion by Kopp/Knapp to approve the application of Sara Heffernan, N1609 Mickel Rd, to keep a 3rd dog.
  • Administrator briefly went over the proposed 2009 Budget and answered questions from the Board. He is proposing a 3% levy increase. Board scheduled a Budget Workshop for Monday, Oct 20, 2008 @ 4 PM.
  • Next regular meeting is Monday, October 27th @ 4:30 PM.
  • Motion to adjourn at 6:18 PM.
  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk

    September 22nd, 2008

    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 Zahn/Knapp to approve the minutes of the September 8, 2008 Board Meeting as amended. Motion carried unanimously. Motion by Knapp/Kopp to approve the minutes of the September 10, 2008 Board Meeting. Motion carried with Zahn abstaining.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve payment of the bills in the amount of $73,724.88. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Ahna Clason addressed the Board to discuss a Certified Survey Map done in 2002 changing the size of an existing lot. No action. Placed on agenda for the Oct 13th Board Meeting.
  • Dave Peschau addressed the Board regarding parking of recreational vehicles on private property, regulating rental properties and the condition of two properties at the intersection of Hagen Road & Sherwood Dr.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve removal of the restrictive covenant allowing only a gas station/convenience store on property located on Eddie Avenue as requested by Dave Herlitzke obo Paul Kunert. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Administrator Brudos reported that Steiger Construction has begun work to remove the 27th Street railroad crossing.
  • Board discussed a proposal to regulate the storage of recreational vehicles on private property. No action.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approved a resolution to enter into a cooperative recycling agreement with the City of Onalaska and other neighboring municipalities. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Fire Chief Mike Kemp gave a brief report to the Board.
  • Administrator's Report. Copy attached.
  • Treasurer's August Financial Report.
  • Supervisor Zahn, on behalf of a constituent, asked for a table in the gazebo that has a checkerboard on the top. Administrator will look into the request.
  • Supervisor Knapp asked if there would be a sufficient supply of salt for winter road maintenance. Administrator Brudos said there would be.
  • Administrator Brudos went over borrowing and debt repayment options.
  • Board reviewed and updated Ordinance 3.03 Refuse and Recycling.
  • Next meeting is Monday, October 13th @ 4:30 PM.
  • Motion to adjourn at 6:30 PM.
  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk

    September 10th, 2008

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall Annex

    TIME: 7:00 PM

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

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED:



    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 7:00 PM by Chairman Kopp
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Motion by Kopp/Knapp to go into closed session pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes Section 19.85(1)(c) to interview candidates for the position of Shelby Fire Chief. Motion carried
  • Motion by Kopp/Knapp to return to open session at 8:58 PM. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Knapp/Kopp to offer the position of Shelby Fire Chief to Mike Kemp. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Knapp/Kopp to set the new Fire Chief's salary at $18,000 per year.
  • Motion to adjourn at 9:07 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk, from notes taken by Administrator Jeff Brudos

    September 8th, 2008

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall Annex

    TIME: 6 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 6:07 PM by Chairman Kopp
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to approve the minutes of the August 25, 2008 Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve payment of bills in the amount of $77,060.83 (duplicate entry for Shaw Environmental removed). Motion carried. Copy attached.
  • Dave Peschau addressed the Board re deterioration of Greenwald Coulee by storage of recreational vehicles in front yards & along the road in violation of the county set-back requirement of 37 feet, as well as the increase in the number of rental units. He encouraged the Board to reconsider an ordinance to regulate the parking of recreational vehicles on private property.
  • Tim Betlach thanked the Board for arranging to have two unmowed lawns taken care of and for the gazebo and flowers in Nelson Park. He also addressed the issue of storage of boats, trailers and campers stored on private property and said it makes Hagen Road look awful.
  • Dave Herlitzke appeared before the Board to discuss removal of a conditional use permit from two lots on Eddie Avenue so he can build storage condo units. Sent to the Planning Commission which meets on 9/18.
  • Board discussed revised Breidel Coulee Park Plan. No action. Copy attached.
  • Board discussed request by the City of La Crosse for the Town of Shelby to pay for installation of crossing arms on the Losey Blvd crossing. No action.
  • Board discussed the City of La Crosse closing of the 27th Street Railroad Crossing without notifying the Town in advance. No action.
  • Board discussed frequent violations of stop signs on Hagen Road. Suggested Shelby Police increase patrol and issue citations. Recommend times are 2:30-4:30 PM M-F, and Sat PMs.
  • Les Manske appeared before the Board to discuss the Town taking over a portion of R Herold Road. Board told him that if he builds the bridge to town specs and improves the portion of the road between the bridge and the Vernon County line to meet town specs, the Board would agree to accept that portion and maintain it.
  • Keith Martin addressed the Board re the portion of Easter Road that is a private drive. Part lies in the Town of Shelby and the part that runs through the Conservancy is in the City of La Crosse. Even though it is clearly marked a private drive, many of those seeking access to the conservancy land choose to use the private drive rather than the designated parking lot. Residents are trying to work out a solution with the City of La Crosse.
  • Supervisor Zahn invited everyone to attend the Community Spaghetti Dinner, which is a fundraiser for the United Way.
  • Supervisor Knapp discussed a possible upper bluffland donation to the Town of Shelby.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve the Joint Municipal Court 2009 Budget and Shelby's portion of $923 w/ correction to be made if the call figures were inaccurate. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Chairperson Kopp announced that she was looking for a candidate to fill a vacancy on the Planning Commission. The candidate should reside in the Hwy 14/61 area or Ebner Coulee area.
  • Board requested more information regarding the cost of the cooperative recycling newsletter and redirection of Recycling Efficiency Grant funds to balance the State Budget. Agenda item for 9/22 Board Meeting.
  • Request by Supervisor Zahn to bring back the proposed ordinance to regulate storage of recreational vehicles on private property tabled at the August 4, 2008 Board Meeting.
  • Motion by Chairperson Kopp to reconsider a motion made by Kopp, seconded by Zahn to approve the following resolution: "Resolved that the Town Board of the Town of Shelby hereby supports retention of the existing ambulance service. Be it further resolved that the Town Board of the Town of Shelby hereby supports the make up of a proposed Ambulance commission that is representative of the constituents it will be serving by jurisdiction." Seconded by Zahn, motion carried. Motion by Kopp to reintroduce the same motion, seconded by Knapp. Motion carried with Zahn abstaining due to possible conflict of interest.
  • Administrator's Report. Copy attached.
  • Board asked Administrator to investigate partnership with area conservancy groups.
  • Next meeting will be held on September 22, 2008 @ 4:30 PM
  • Motion to adjourn at 7:59 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk

    August 25th, 2008

    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

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED: Supervisor Randy Knapp



    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:35 PM by Chairman Kopp
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve the minutes of the August 4, 2008 Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve payment of bills in the amount of $190,427.09. Motion carried.
  • Dave Peschau addressed the board re his email thanking Emergency Personnel for their quick response, deterioration of the Greenwald Coulee neighborhood and frequent stop sign violations.
  • Police report submitted and copy attached.
  • Administrator's Report. Copy attached.
  • Treasurer reported receipt of balance of property taxes from Co Treasurer, Fall Partisan Primary Election to be held on 9/9 and WTA Meeting to be held on 8/28.
  • Supervisor Zahn requested a discussion of stop sign violations be included on the 9/8/08 meeting agenda.
  • Chairperson reported on WTA meeting agenda items, selection of a new fire chief, and distribution of the Bliss Road Fund.
  • Board reviewed Ordinance 3.01 Health and Sanitary Regulations and proposed minor changes re gender and asked the Administrator to do a comparison with a similar County Ordinance.
  • Board reviewed Ordinance 3.02 Mandatory Connection to Public Sewer and proposed minor language and clarity changes.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to support the following resolution:

    "Resolved that the Town Board of the Town of Shelby hereby supports retention of the existing ambulance service.



    Be it further resolved that the Town Board of the Town of Shelby hereby supports the make up of a proposed Ambulance Commission that is representative of the constituents it will be serving by jurisdiction."



    Motion carried.

  • Board agreed to put discussion of Ordinance 3.03 Recycling Ordinance on the 9/8/08 Board Meeting Agenda.
  • Motion to adjourn at 5:45 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk

    August 4th, 2008

    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,

    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 Zahn/Knapp to approve the minutes of the July 28, 2008 Board Meeting as amended. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve payment of bills in the amount of $50,643.03. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Board discussed proposed ordinance regulating parking of recreational vehicles on private property. Motion by Knapp/Zahn to table. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Board discussed delaying reconstruction of Knobloch Road, a letter from the WI Department of Transportation re reconstruction of Hwy 33 in Y2013 and a letter from Attorney Kevin Roop responding to resident concerns regarding the delay.
  • Administrator's Report. Copy attached.
  • Supervisor Zahn encouraged Board to attend the meeting regarding the City of La Crosse's proposal to start its own ambulance service.
  • Chairperson reported on LADCO meeting and reminded the Board that the La Crosse Co Unit of the Towns Association would meet in the Town of Onalaska on August 28th. The next Unit meeting will be held in the Town of Shelby in November.
  • Administrator told the Board that an ad for the Fire Chief position would be posted in the Tribune this week. Resumes are due August 19th. Pay will be $16,000 to $18,000 / year based on experience. Jeff will meet with Randy Roeck and come up with an interim plan.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve the appointment of Mary Faherty to replace Paul Lansing on the Planning Commission. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Board did not review any ordinances. They will look at 3.01-3.03 at the next meeting.
  • Motion to adjourn at 5:25 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk

    July 16th, 2008

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall Annex

    TIME: 4:30 PM

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

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED:

    VISITORS: See attached



    Meeting cancelled due to lack of a quorum



    Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk

    June 23rd, 2008

    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
  • Chairperson Kopp called the 2008 Board of Review into session and Clerk Brott swore in Assessor Mark Brown. There were no objectors. Board resumed the Town Board meeting.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve the minutes of the June 9, 2008 Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to appoint Michelle Kind as a Board of Review alternate. Motion carried. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve payment of bills in the amount of $69,159.10. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Lynn Holtze, 5139 Kearns Ct., appeared before the Board to ask what the Town was going to do regarding the water problems in her neighborhood.
  • Alvin Knobloch, W4814 Hwy 33, appeared before the Board in support of the Town retaining F Breidel Road and formally taking action to acquire. Kevin Fossum reiterated his request that the town vacate the road.
  • Motion by Kopp/Knapp to formally acquire F Breidel Road and direction to the Town Administrator to move forward with the paperwork. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to accept the Earth Tech proposal not to exceed $22,500 to complete mapping and WINSLAMM Modeling. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Board discussed water problems on Kearns Ct and determined that if the property owners would share the engineering costs, purchase the culverts for under their individual driveways and pay for their own driveway repairs, the town would dig out the ditches, plant and mulch using town equipment and labor.
  • Board discussed water problems on Bloomer Mill & Lauterbach Roads and determined that it was the responsibility of the property owners to dig out the swale behind their homes to better facilitate water runoff through a natural waterway. Motion by Knapp/Zahn to have the Administrator draft and send a letter to that effect. If necessary, the town would lower the pipe at the lower end of the swale.
  • Board agreed to move their July 14th meeting to Wednesday, July 16th.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve Class B Beer and Liquor License application for Midwest Golf Management of Wisconsin, Steve Jahimiak, Agent, for Irish Hills Golf Course. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve the Soda Water Beverage License application for Midwest Golf Management of Wisconsin, Steve Jahimiak, Agent, for Irish Hills Golf Course. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve the Policy on Lost and Found Items. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • At 6:30 PM Chairperson Lynnetta Kopp called for the close of the 2008 Board of Review. Note that no objectors appeared in the 2 hours the meeting was held open. Motion by Knapp/Zahn to close Board of Review. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to accept the seal coating bid of $33,040.56 by Scott Construction. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion to adjourn at 6:32 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk

    June 9th, 2008

    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

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED: Supervisor Randy Knapp

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:30 PM by Chairman Kopp
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Chairperson Kopp opened the first session of the 2008 Board of Review and adjourned to Monday, June 23, 2008 when assessment roll will be completed and signed.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve the minutes of the May 27, 2008 Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve payment of bills in the amount of $77,270.34. Motion carried. Copy attached.
  • Kevin Fossum appeared before the Board to request that F Breidel Road be vacated and not formally accepted as a town road. No action. Moved to April 23rd agenda.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve and adopt Resolution 4.08 accepting a portion of Old Town Hall Road and a 66-foot road right-of-way. Motion carried. Copy attached.
  • No action on Breidel Coulee Park. Moved to June 23rd agenda.
  • Administrator's Report. Copy attached.
  • Treasurer reported that the Bliss Road fundraiser netted $7310.00
  • Chairperson reported on LADCO meeting re S&S Cycle & Swiss Valley Cheese and LAPC meeting where she learned that the City of La Crosse has applied for a DOT transportation grant to build a bike trail in the Town of Shelby to Goose Island Park. She will contact the city & DOT to discuss this.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve Class B Beer and Liquor Licenses for the following:


      • Shorty's Bar & Grill
      • The Alpine Inn
      • Mt. La Crosse
      • Charlie's Inn
      • All Star Lanes and Banquet Hall
    Motion carried.



  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve a Class B Beer License for Goose Island Campground. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to accept the generous offer of Riverfront for Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) and to use the City of La Crosse formula using operating costs but not capital costs. Motion carried.
  • Supervisor Zahn expressed concern that the Board considered tournaments in Pammel Creek Park changing an earlier agreement to not have tournaments.
  • Board discussed draft language of an ordinance to regulate the parking of trailers, campers, etc. on private lands, but took no action.
  • Motion to adjourn at 5:27 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk

    May 27th, 2008

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall Annex

    TIME: 4:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairperson Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn, Supervisor Randy Knapp@ 4:39 pm, Clerk/Treasurer Cathy Brott, Admin/Dir Public Works Jeff Brudos, Fire Chief Randy Roeck

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED:

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:35 PM by Chairman Kopp
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve the minutes of the April 28, 2008 Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve payment of bills in the amount of $37,487.57. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to recommend approval of the application of U S Cellular obo Darrell and Klara Oelke for a Conditional Use Permit to construct a cell tower on Skyline Drive. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Board agreed with the Administrator's recommendation to allow Shelby Youth Ball to use the Pammel Creek Parks for 2 tournaments with the stipulations outlined in his report. Report attached.
  • Administrator Brudos told the Board there are 2 town roads that lack the proper documentation. The first is Old Town Hall Road. He would be brining a resolution to accept a portion of Old Town Hall Road to the next Board meeting. The second is F Breidel Road. He asked if they wanted to vacate the road or pursue acceptance of the road. Motion by Knapp/Zahn to pursue acceptance of F Breidel Road with notification to the adjacent property owners. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Board reviewed Ordinance 2.21 Regulation of Outdoor Solid Fuel Furnaces. No changes.
  • Administrator directed to have law enforcement review Ordinances 2.22. 2.23 and 2.24 and recommend any necessary adjustments before the next board meeting.
  • Fire Chief Randy Roeck reported on the SYB Fire Dept Town of Greenfield substation open house held in St. Joseph. He said it was a great success. He also discussed fire truck training with the new fire truck.
  • Administrator Brudos reported that he met with 3 engineering firms in regards to a Storm Water Management Plan as required by the Clean Water Act. Board asked him to get proposals from Earth Tech and Vierbecker.
  • Administrator Brudos reported that he met with the WI Dept of Transportation in regard to the proposed work on Hwy 33. Their plans have altered significantly and as presented will affect the intersection of Hwy 33 and Knobloch Road. He recommended putting of reconstruction of Knobloch Road until 2009 when we will have a better idea of how it should be reconstructed to avoid having to redo after the DOT reconstructs Hwy 33. Motion by Zahn/Knapp to delay reconstruction of Knobloch Road until 2009. Motion carried with Kopp abstaining.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to approve Resolution 3.08, which provides for the regulation of length of lawn grasses. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Administrator's Report. Copy attached.
  • Chairperson reported on the LAPC meeting. She was surprised to learn that the City of La Crosse is proposing to build a bike trail to Goose Island Park, which is in the Town of Shelby. She completed her NIMS training. Rockin for the Road fundraiser raised and between $6000 and $7500. She will be out of town 5/31 to 6/4.
  • Motion to adjourn at 6:44 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk



    May 27th, 2008

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall Annex

    TIME: 4:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairperson Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn, Supervisor Randy Knapp@ 4:39 pm, Clerk/Treasurer Cathy Brott, Admin/Dir Public Works Jeff Brudos, Fire Chief Randy Roeck

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED:

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:35 PM by Chairman Kopp
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve the minutes of the April 28, 2008 Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve payment of bills in the amount of $37,487.57. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Klara Oelke for a Conditional Use Permit to cMotion by Zahn/Knapp to recommend approval of the application of U S Cellular obo Darrell and onstruct a cell tower on Skyline Drive. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Board agreed with the Administrator's recommendation to allow Shelby Youth Ball to use the Pammel Creek Parks for 2 tournaments with the stipulations outlined in his report. Report attached.
  • Administrator Brudos told the Board there are 2 town roads that lack the proper documentation. The first is Old Town Hall Road. He would be brining a resolution to accept a portion of Old Town Hall Road to the next Board meeting. The second is F Breidel Road. He asked if they wanted to vacate the road or pursue acceptance of the road. Motion by Knapp/Zahn to pursue acceptance of F Breidel Road with notification to the adjacent property owners. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Board reviewed Ordinance 2.21 Regulation of Outdoor Solid Fuel Furnaces. No changes.
  • Administrator directed to have law enforcement review Ordinances 2.22. 2.23 and 2.24 and recommend any necessary adjustments before the next board meeting.
  • Fire Chief Randy Roeck reported on the SYB Fire Dept Town of Greenfield substation open house held in St. Joseph. He said it was a great success. He also discussed fire truck training with the new fire truck.
  • Administrator Brudos reported that he met with 3 engineering firms in regards to a Storm Water Management Plan as required by the Clean Water Act. Board asked him to get proposals from Earth Tech and Vierbecker.
  • Administrator Brudos reported that he met with the WI Dept of Transportation in regard to the proposed work on Hwy 33. Their plans have altered significantly and as presented will affect the intersection of Hwy 33 and Knobloch Road. He recommended putting of reconstruction of Knobloch Road until 2009 when we will have a better idea of how it should be reconstructed to avoid having to redo after the DOT reconstructs Hwy 33. Motion by Zahn/Knapp to delay reconstruction of Knobloch Road until 2009. Motion carried with Kopp abstaining.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to approve Resolution 3.08, which provides for the regulation of length of lawn grasses. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Administrator's Report. Copy attached.
  • Chairperson reported on the LAPC meeting. She was surprised to learn that the City of La Crosse is proposing to build a bike trail to Goose Island Park, which is in the Town of Shelby. She completed her NIMS training. Rockin for the Road fundraiser raised and between $6000 and $7500. She will be out of town 5/31 to 6/4.
  • Motion to adjourn at 6:44 PM.
  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk

    TOWN OF SHELBY

    ANNUAL TOWN MEETING MINUTES

    April 8, 2008



    Location: Shelby Town Hall

    Call to order: Chairperson Lynnetta Kopp

    Time: 6:30 PM

    Town Officials Present: Chairperson Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn, Supervisor Randy Knapp, Adm/Dir Public Works Jeff Brudos, Clerk/Treas Cathy Brott, Fire Chief Randy Roeck, Police Officer Sharon Neitzke and Sanitary District Commissioner Bob Mueller

    Visitors: See attached list



    144th Annual Meeting



  • Chairperson Lynnetta Kopp opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and made introductions
  • Motion by Blaine McDowell, seconded by Bob Mueller, to hold the 145th Annual Town Meeting on the statutory date of Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at 6:30 PM. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Ken Nelson, seconded by Don Gehrig, to hold the 2008 Budget Hearing and Town Meeting to approve the 2009 levy on Monday, November 10, 2008 at 6:30 PM. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Don Gehrig, seconded by Bill Knobloch, to approve the minutes of the 143rd Annual Meeting, held on April 10, 2007, as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Ken Nelson, seconded by Bob Mueller to approve the minutes of the November 12, 2007 Budget Hearing and Town Meeting to approve the 2008 levy as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Cathy Brott went over the 2007 Treasurer's Annual Report. Motion by Dave Peschau, seconded by Blaine McDowell to approve the report as presented. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Sanitary District Commissioner Bob Mueller went over the Sanitary District # 2 Annual Report. There were questions re developing a plan for storm water runoff, the timeline, cost and assessments. Administrator Brudos said the Town would be developing a plan as required, but he had no final data regarding the cost and how it would be assessed. Motion by Dave Peschau, seconded by Blaine McDowell to accept the report. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Administrator Jeff Brudos presented the 2007 Financial Audit Report and the Administrator's Annual Road and Park Reports. There was a question re placement of playground equipment in the Boma Rd Park and concern expressed about chip replacement at the parks. Administrator Brudos said the Town had hoped to put playground equipment in in 2007, but the flood put work in the parks on hold. The plan is to do it in 2008 and the chips would be replaced once it dried out a bit. Motion by Chuck Gustafson, seconded by Bill Knobloch, to accept the report. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Fire Randy Roeck gave the Fire Department's Annual Report. Motion by Blaine McDowell, seconded by Tom Schmitt, to accept the report. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Officer Sharon Neitzke gave the Annual Police Department Report. She also discussed daytime burglaries, cautioned residents to lock doors and talked about her training for the Coulee Region Internet Child Protection Program. Motion by Dave Peschau, seconded by Blaine McDowell, to accept the report. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Town Chairperson Lynnetta Kopp gave the Chairman's Annual Report. She touched on the following:
    • Development of the Comprehensive Plan
    • Planning and Development Committees
    • Review and update of Town Ordinances
    • New Ordinance regulating NEVs
    • Delivery of the new fire truck by May 1st
    • Fire Protection Agreements with Towns of Greenfield and Medary
    • Development of a land donation policy
    • Forced closure of the 27th Street railroad crossing
    • Her attendance at the National Association of Towns & Townships Convention in Washington DC
    • The 2007 Flood
    • Bliss Road & the "Rockin' the Road" Fundraiser at The Alpine Inn on May 25th
    Motion by Don Gehrig, seconded by Bob Mueller to accept the Chairperson's report. Motion carried unanimously.

  • Citizen Concerns:
    • Tom Schmitt asked that the Town chip the brush and trees he and his son hauled to the road right of way on Vanity Drive after the August flood. Administrator Brudos said the brush was placed after the road crew had been through to do flood related brush chipping and was over the quantity limit of pickup load for normal brush chipping.
    • Dave Peschau asked that the town send email notices and agendas to those residents who request them, asked the Town Board to address the issue of campers, boats and trailers parked in yards, and asked if the town had a cell phone tower ordinance. Chirperson said the town would revisit the issue of emailing notices and would consider an ordinance regulating campers, boats and trailers parked in yards. Administrator Brudos said the cell tower issue is handled through County Zoning and the Town Board has veto power to deny the installation of a cell town if they wanted to use it.
    • Mary Temp was concerned that aluminum cans were not being recycled at the Shelby Youth Ball Fields. Town will look into it.
    • Chuck Gustafson was concerned about the growing deer population. Chairperson Kopp said the Town Board is aware of the problem and shares his concern. Agreed to look into ways to cull the herd without costing the taxpayers a lot of money. Hiring professional sharpshooters costs $100 per deer and has to done annually to be effective.
  • Motion to adjourn the 2008 Annual Meeting at 8:45 PM
  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk









    May 12th, 2008

    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, 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 April 28, 2008 Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve payment of bills in the amount of $112,125.67. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Shelby Youth Ball Treasurer Brent Dwyer presented the SYB 2007-2008 budget to actual financial statement and asked for Board permission to use the Pammel Creek fields for 2 tournaments. The first is a girls softball tournament to be held June 7 & 8, the second a 10 & under boys to be held August 4 & 5. Board asked Administrator to send letters to residents who live near the park asking them to respond if they have any objections. If it appears there is little objection, SYB may hold the tournaments. To be determined by the Administrator.
  • Citizen Comments: Barbara Miller, W5679 Co Rd F presented a written statement to the Board requesting that erosion from runoff be repaired by the Town. Copy attached.
  • Fire Chief Randy Roeck reported on the medical helicopter crash in which 13 Shelby firefighters / first responders assisted in the search, open house at the park in St Joseph for SFD Station # 2 in the Town of Greenfield, receipt of the new fire truck and presented the April Monthly Report (Copy attached).
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to accept the insurance coverage proposal of $42,769 by Brown and Brown Insurance. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Chair approved a parade permit for 5/31/08, reported on the Mayor's Breakfast, and discussed a letter from John Jacks re water drainage concerns and a letter of invitation to the 100th Anniversary celebration of City of La Crosse parks. She reminded the Board that the La Crosse Co Towns Assn would be meeting in the Medary Town Hall on May 22nd.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve the La Crosse County Multi-Hazards Mitigation Plan. Motion carried with Knapp abstaining.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to permit the Administrator to dispose of excess equipment. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to allow the Administrator to continue with the bid process for a new plow truck and equipment. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Kopp/Knapp to approve the appointment of Carol Angell, N2256 Briarwood, as an election inspector for 2008-2009. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Board reviewed and discussed Ordinance 2.19 Fire Code Inspection for possible changes.
  • Administrator's report attached.
  • Motion to adjourn at 6:15 PM.
  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk

    April 28th, 2008

    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, Police Officer Sean Horton

    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 14, 2008 Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve bills in the amount of $33,157.47. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Citizen Comments: Barbara Miller, W5679 Co Rd F presented a written statement to the Board requesting that drainage pipes be removed. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve the Conditional Use Permit application # 762 of Leslie & Nancy Manske to strip, excavate, stockpile and sell topsoil from their farm on 4.96 acres zoned Exclusive Ag and a nonmetallic mining reclamation permit. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Board reviewed the letter from the WI Department of Transportation in which they reaffirm their position to allow only once access from the Knobloch Road/Battlestone Station developments. Board agreed not to pursue a second access at this time, but to require that the Battlestone Plat include a proposed extension to State Road 33.
  • Chairperson Kopp gave an update of the "Rockin' for the Road" fundraiser.
  • Administrator's report attached.
  • Police Officer Sean Horton gave the March Police Report. Copy attached.
  • Treasurer reported she would be attending the Municipal Clerks Conference in August in Stevens Point.
  • Board reviewed and discussed Ordinance 2.17, Cabaret Licensing & Ordinance 2.18, Street Number Posting. Administrator Brudos and Supervisor Zahn agreed to check out posted addresses to determine if there is a serious problem finding addresses at night.
  • Motion to adjourn at 6:40 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk

    April 14th, 2008

    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 4:35 PM by Chairman Kopp
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve the minutes of the March 31, 2008 Board Meeting as amended. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve bills in the amount of $297,297.50. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve the new application of Mark Christianson, N1009 Mormon Drive, to keep a 3rd dog. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Administrator's report attached.
  • Board agreed to hold Board Meetings on Monday, May 12th & Tuesday, May 27th (due to Memorial Day holiday).
  • Board moved discussion and possible action on Ordinances 2.17 & Ordinance 2.18 to the April 28th Board Meeting.
  • Motion to adjourn at 5:30 PM.
  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk

    March 31st, 2008

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall Annex

    TIME: 4:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairperson Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn, Supervisor Randy Knapp, Admin/Dir Public Works Jeff Brudos, Attorney Kevin Roop

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED: Clerk/Treasurer Cathy Brott



  • Call to order at 4:30 PM by Chairman Kopp
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve the minutes of the March 24, 2008 Board Meeting. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve the new application of Val Kendhammer, N788 Lauterbach Rd, to keep a 3rd dog. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Chairperson Kopp discussed the extension of Battlestone Station Road to Hwy 33. State Senator Dan Kapanke and State Representative Mike Huebsch have co-authored a letter to the WI Dept of Transportation requesting the Town be allowed to extend Battlestone Station Road to Hwy 33 and also keep the Knobloch Road intersection.
  • Discussion regarding the progress of the Development and Planning Committees.


  • Motion to adjourn at 6:12 PM.



    Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk, from notes taken by Administrator Jeff Brudos

    March 24th, 2008

    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, Fire Chief Randy Roeck, Police Officer Sean Horton

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED:

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:35 PM by Chairman Kopp
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve the minutes of the March 10, 2008 Board Meeting as amended. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve bills in the amount of $64,028.72. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Andrew Helgerson, W5045 Woodhaven Dr, asked the Board to support his request to have the speed limit lowered from 45 mph to 35 mph on CTH F between State Hwy 33 and CTH FO. Copy of written request attached.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to support the application of Kay Wimberly, W5162 CTH F, to rezone 10 acres from Transitional Ag to Ag A for the purpose of creating a new residential lot, provided said lot have 1 residence, or 2 if clustered, to conform with the Land Use Plan; and to approve the Certified Survey Map as recommended by the Planning Commission. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to remove the $25,000 cap on the contribution to City of La Crosse for repair of Bliss Road from proceeds raised by the "Rockin' the Road" fundraiser. All proceeds raised will go toward the repair of Bliss Road. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Administrator reported that he has been in contact with area legislators regarding the proposed extension to Battlestone Station Road to again solicit their support for a second intersection with STH 33, which the WI DOT is reluctant to allow. He also said that new Developers Agreement has not yet been signed with the receivers of Battlestone Ridge and the Town has not been deeded the road and park property in that development.
  • Fire Chief Randy Roeck reported that the Annual Chicken Q was a great success. They sold out, 3120 dinners. He announced the Grand Opening of the Town of Greenfield substation will be held on May 18th at the St Joseph Park Shelter from 11 AM to 2 PM and the new fire truck will be delivered on April 4th or 11th.
  • Police Officer Sean Horton gave the February Report. He said there continue to be a few break-ins. The apprehension and recovery rate is about 50%.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve the new application for a Class B Beer and Liquor License of Midwest Golf Management of Wisconsin, Steve Jahimiak, Agent, for Irish Hills Golf Course, W4980 Knobloch Road, provided a notarized Auxiliary Question be submitted for Corporation President Paul Pehler. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Administrator's report attached.
  • Clerk/Treasurer gave the Treasurer's Feb report and reminded the Board of the April 1st Spring Election.
  • Chairperson reported that Mr. Koudelka has submitted his resignation from the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission will meet monthly on the 3rd Thursday @ 3 PM.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to support the request of Andrew Helgerson to lower the speed limit on CTH F between STH 33 and CTH FO. Motion carried unanimously. Officer Horton will provide a report of accidents in that area, Mr. Helgerson will solicit signatures from residents of the area and the Board will prepare a letter of support to send to the County Highway Commissioner and County Board Supervisor Bob Keil.
  • Board discussed a request that the Town develop an ordinance regulating the parking of motor homes, boats, ATVs, snowmobiles, etc in front yards. Board agreed to view homes in the Hagen Road area and asked the Administrator to prepare draft language for the April 14th Board Meeting.
  • Board moved discussion and possible action on Ordinance 2.15, Public Records, to the April 14th Board Meeting.
  • Board discussed Ordinance 2.16, Fire Works, and made some cosmetic changes. Clerk will check statutory referenced to see if they are current.


  • Motion to adjourn at 5:50 PM.



    Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk

    March 10th, 2008

    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 January 25, 2008 Board Meeting. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve bills in the amount of $99,097.18. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Jim Pickett, owner of The Alpine Inn on Bliss Road invited the Board to cooperate in a fundraiser to help the City of La Crosse repair Bliss Road. He has two bands, 3 Beers til Dubuque & Mr. Blink, who have volunteered to play. Bonnie Pickett went over the details of the proposed fundraiser: Called "Rockin for the Road", to be held on 5/25/08 at The Alpine Inn, stage on the volley ball court, tickets $20 each (room for 500 people), arrange for bussing from a La Crosse location to avoid traffic/parking problems, music/live auction/sponsorships/donations accepted.
  • Motion by Knapp/Kopp to partner with The Alpine Inn in a fundraiser for the repair of Bliss Road. If the amount raised exceeds $25,000, the balance will go toward Shelby Youth Sports. Motion carried unanimously.

    (Board recessed the meeting for 10 minutes so the Chairperson could meet with press who were covering the meeting)

  • No update or discussion was held on the La Crosse County Comprehensive Plan re Urban Sprawl.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to accept the new Fire Protection Agreement with the Town of Greenfield. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Board set the April meetings for 4/14 & 4/28. Note the Annual Meeting is scheduled for 4/8/08 @ 6:30 PM
  • Chairman reported on annexation of Mississippi Valley Conservancy land.
  • Clerk/Treas gave the Feb report
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to approve the application of Linda Westphal, N1409 Timber Valley Road, to keep a 3rd dog. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Jeff Brudos gave the Administrators Report. Copy attached.
  • Motion to adjourn at 5:50 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk

    February 25th, 2008

    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, Fire Chief Randy Roeck, Police Officer Sean Horton

    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 January 5, 2008 Board Meeting. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve bills in the amount of $1,527,968.61. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Fire Chief Randy Roeck thanked the Board for the Annex remodel, reported that Tim Candahl was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant. The FD Chicken Q is March 16th. The new fire truck, #466, is tentatively scheduled to arrive the end of March or 1st part of April. Training for the Greenfield team is on target.
  • Clerk Cathy Brott reported on the Presidential Preference Primary election, upcoming newsletter, vacation and new staff position filled.
  • Motion by Kopp/Knapp to approve the request of the Shelby Fire Department to transfer $15,000 for SFD Fund B to the General Fund for equipment to outfit the new fire truck. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve the new application of James Dahlby, W5772 CTH K, to keep a 3rd dog. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Paul Zei, W5584 State Road 33, appeared before Board to oppose funding for Bliss Road.
  • Gordon Stewart appeared before the Board to oppose funding for Bliss Road unless there are assurances that it will be done correctly. He questioned the Town's liability if it should fail again and someone was injured or killed.
  • Chair reported that the 27th St railroad crossing would be closed. The option to keep it open is too costly. Since it was ordered closed, the town will not be responsible for the cost.
  • Motion by Kopp/ Knapp to refer action on the proposal to donate funds to the City of La Crosse for the repair of Bliss Road until the March 10th meeting. Motion carried unanimously. Board wants to check with town attorney on questions that were raised.
  • Jeff Brudos gave the Administrators Report. Copy attached.
  • Chairperson reported that she would be attending the Economic Forum of Public Education and asked that an additional agenda item be added to allow the Board to review how the meeting went and make suggestions for how it could have been done better.
  • Motion to adjourn at 5:35 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk

    February 5th, 2008

    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 January 28, 2008 Board Meeting. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve bills in the amount of $29,072.23. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Shelby residents addressed the Board re Shelby supporting the cost to repair Bliss Rd (both for and against), loss of property values due to closure of Bliss Rd, concern with the animosity between Shelby and the City of La Crosse and among neighbors over the future of Bliss Rd, and some expressed concern over the potential of future failures.
  • La Crosse Tribune Reporter Reid Magney read a statement objecting to the Board meeting in closed session to discuss negotiations regarding Bliss Road.
  • Administrator Brudos brought the Board up to date on the 27th St Railroad Crossing. Deadline to close is Oct 1, 2008. Board asked him to check with the Commissioner of Railroads to see if Shelby has any other options.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve the appointment of James Milisch as an Election Inspector. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Clerk reported on tax collection and upcoming Presidential Primary Election.
  • Jeff Brudos gave the Administrator's Report. Copy attached
  • Motion by Kopp/Knapp @ 5:28 PM to move into closed session pursuant to WI Statutes Section 19.85(1)(e) to discuss negotiations regarding payment toward the repair of Bliss Road. Motion carried unanimously. Motion by Zahn/Knapp to return to open session @ 6:15 PM.
  • Board agreed to delay discussion of ordinance review until the February 28th Meeting.
  • Motion to adjourn at 6:17 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk

    January 28th, 2008

    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 January 14, 2008 Board Meetings as amended. Motion carried w/ Knapp abstaining.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve bills in the amount of $93,935.30. Motion carried. Copy attached.
  • Bill Baumgartner from the La Crosse Rifle Club spoke re the Apuan request to rezone land near the Rifle Club for residential use. Club members are not opposed to the rezoning, but want the land owner to be aware of the noise from the Club. They want assurance that noise from the Rifle Club would not become a problem. Carrie Apuan said she is aware of the noise from the Rifle Club. She grew up with it. Noise is not a concern.
  • Chairperson Kopp reported that she and Administrator Brudos met with City of La Crosse Mayor Mark Johnsrud and City Council Person Dorothy Lenart to discuss the future of Bliss Road. No action.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve the Policy and Procedures for handling applications for CSMs, conditional use permits and zoning requests as amended. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve the renewal application of Carmen Hass, W5229 Boma Rd, to keep a 3rd dog. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve the application of Carrie Apuan to split off a 4-acre parcel along North Chipmunk Road from a larger parcel owned by her grandmother for the purpose of creating a home site and to support her application for a zoning change from Transitional Ag to Ag A. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve the application of Garry Hensley to split Lot 32 in the Breidel Coulee Subdivision creating 2 lots. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Kopp/Knapp to approve the appointment of Dr. Richard Strand to the Planning Commission to fill the term of Don Frank who resigned. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to approve the Joint Powers Agreement with La Crosse County Emergency Management. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to appoint Administrator Jeff Brudos and Police Officer Sean Horton as delegates to the Joint Municipal Court. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Kopp/Knapp to appoint Lana Beyer, N2330 Noch Nairn Ct, as a Special Election Registration Deputy at Central High School. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve the request of West Salem Village Administrator Teresa Schnitzler to ask the State Elections Board to appoint Mr. Jeff Maves as a Special Election Registration Deputy to register votes for all municipalities in the West Salem School District. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Clerk/Treasurer Brott reported that the Annual Audit would be conducted on Feb 20-23 by the accounting firm of Tostrud and Temp.
  • Jeff Burdos gave the Administrator's Report. Copy attached.
  • Chair reported that Wisconsin Towns Assn's "Day at the Capitol" is Feb 5th, listed the dates & times the various City Council Committees would be addressing the Bliss Road issue and announced that she had resigned as Secretary/Treasurer of the La Crosse County Unit of the WTA and Paul Kitzman had agreed to take her place. She said the next WTA Unit Meeting is Feb 21st.
  • Motion to adjourn at 5:36 PM P.M.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk

    January 14th, 2008

    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, Attorney Kevin Roop

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED: Supervisor Randy Knapp

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:35 PM by Chairman Kopp
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to alter the order of the agenda and begin with the Bliss Road discussion. Motion carried. City of La Crosse Asst Director of Public Works Tony Hutchens gave a history of Bliss Road, listed the problems and the proposed solutions, and then took questions from the residents. Total cost to repair is $1.8 million. State would contribute $560,000, Federal Highway Administration would contribute $657,000 and the local share would be $582,000. The City of La Crosse had appropriated $180,000 for necessary repairs before the Aug 18/19 rain event that further damaged the road. The approximately 100 Shelby residents in attendance were from Arbor Hills and Arbor Meadows Additions and CTH F, areas mostly affected by closure of Bliss Road. Issues of concern included: Enhancement of Bliss Road for walkers and bikers without consulting local residents, lack of load restrictions, time frame to repair and reopen, accountability of the engineers who designed the reconstruction, returning the road to its original track (removing the approximately 2 additional feet on the outside of the road), rumors of permanent closure, portion of local cost the city was asking Shelby residents to contribute, why the city was asking for other municipalities to contribute at all. La Crosse Mayor Mark Johnsrud said the City Council needs to know if there is value in repairing Bliss Road. He believes there is. For the city it is tourism and access to the park on Granddad's Bluff. Do the residents of Shelby believe there is also a value to them? Are they willing to contribute to the fix? He said he is willing to work with the Shelby Town Board toward a solution. He would like to see the road reopened by October, but we must begin soon or it won't happen. The great majority of those present wanted to see the road repaired and were willing to see Shelby participate in the cost to some degree, but they want assurance that the repairs will last. They want both municipalities to make a decision and move on. They cited the cost in time and gas to use CTH F and State Road to get into La Crosse. The Town of Medary will be meeting on February 12th to discuss this issue with residents. The La Crosse Common Council will meet on February 14th for a final vote. Shelby Chair Lynnetta Kopp asked for a show of hands to determine interest in cost sharing for Bliss Road repairs. All but 12 of those who were there were willing to pay a portion of the cost. She said that she and Administrator Brudos would set up a meeting with Mayor Johnsrud to begin a dialogue.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve the minutes of the December 17, 2007 and January 9, 2008 Board Meetings as presented. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve bills in the amount of $75,395.34. Motion carried.
  • Board discussed a policy for handling applications for Certified Survey Maps and Land Splits and Zoning requests. Administrator will develop and Board will act on it at the January 28th Meeting.
  • Chair Kopp reported that she has appointed Dr. Richard Strand to replace Don Frank who resigned from the Planning Commission. Dr. Strand's appointment will be confirmed at the January 28th Meeting.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve the renewal applications to keep a 3rd dog for Susan Johnson, N660 Hwy 35, and Kurt & Renee Knutson, 2231 Hiawatha Ave. Motion carried.
  • Board discussed a request to advertise in the town quarterly newsletter. Motion by Zahn/Kopp to not allow ads. Motion carried.
  • Fire Chief Randy Roeck reported that several applications have been submitted for the vacant officer's position. It will be filled this month.
  • Administrator Jeff Brudos gave the Administrator's Report. Copy attached.
  • Motion to adjourn at 7:43 PM P.M.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk

    January 9th, 2008

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall Annex

    TIME: 4:00 PM

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

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED:

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:00 PM by Chairman Kopp
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to adopt Ordinance 5.04 Adoption of Comprehensive Plan. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to move into closed session pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes Section 19.85(1)(e) to discuss bargaining strategies. Motion carried unanimously. Board returned to open session at 5:53 PM.
  • Motion to adjourn at 5:53 P.M.


  • Respectfully submitted, Cathy Brott, Clerk

    MINUTES OF THE TOWN OF SHELBY BUDGET HEARING AND SPECIAL TOWN MEETING TO APPROVE THE 2008 LEVY



    DATE: November 12, 2007

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 6:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairman Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn, Administrator Jeff Brudos, Clerk/Treasurer Cathy Brott, Fire Chief Randy Roeck

    OFFICIALS EXCUSED: Supervisor Randy Knapp

    VISITORS: See attached list.



  • Budget Hearing called to order at 6:30 PM by Chairman Kopp.
  • Chairman allowed time for residents to review the proposed 2008 Budget and asked if there were any questions. Paul Zei asked questions about several budget items and had them answered.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to close the Budget Hearing and open the Special Town Meeting to approve the 2008 Levy @ 7:00 PM. Motion carried.
  • Special Town Meeting called to order @ 7:01 PM by Chairman Kopp.
  • Motion by Randy Roeck/Paul Zei to approve 2008 Highway Expenditures in the amount of $1,020,200 as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Paul Zei/Bill Knobloch to approve the 2008 Tax Levy of $1,348,800. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Paul Zei/Bill Knobloch to authorize the Town Board to borrow $400,000 for a Fire Truck and Road Improvements to Knobloch Road. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to adjourn @7:06 PM


  • Respectfully submitted,

    Cathy Brott, Clerk



    TOWN OF SHELBY

    ANNUAL TOWN MEETING MINUTES

    April 10, 2007



    Location: Shelby Town Hall

    Call to order: Chairperson Lynnetta Kopp

    Time: 6:33 PM

    Town Officials Present: Chairperson Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn, Supervisor Randy Knapp, Adm/Dir Public Works Jeff Brudos, Clerk/Treas Cathy Brott, Fire Chief Randy Roeck, Police Officer Sharon Neitzke and Town Attorney Kevin Roop

    Visitors: See attached list



    143rd Annual Meeting



  • Chairperson Lynnetta Kopp opened the meeting and made introductions.
  • Motion by Dave Peschau, seconded by Roger Roslansky, to hold the 144th Annual Town Meeting on the statutory date of Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at 6:30 PM. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Bill Landman, seconded by Bill Knobloch, to hold the 2007 Budget Hearing and Town Meeting to approve the 2008 levy on Monday, November 12, 2007 at 6:30 PM. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Bill Landman, seconded by Don Gherig, to approve the minutes of the 142nd Annual Meeting, held on April 10, 2006, as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Ken Nelson, seconded by Sharon Neitzke to approve the minutes of the November 13, 2006 Budget Hearing and Town Meeting to approve the 2007 levy as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Cathy Brott went over the Treasurer's 2006 Annual Report. Motion by Chuck Gustafson, seconded by Randy Roeck to approve the report as presented. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Sanitary District Commissioner Bill Landman went over the Sanitary District # 2 Annual Report. Motion by Don Gherig, seconded by Roger Roslansky to accept the report. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Administrator Jeff Brudos presented the 2006 Financial Audit Report. Motion by Dave Peschau seconded by Chuck Gustafson to accept the Financial Audit Report. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached
  • Administrator Jeff Brudos and went through the Administrator's Annual Road and Park Report. Motion by Roger Roslansky, seconded by Bill Landman, to accept the report. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Fire Randy Roeck gave the Fire Department's Annual Report. He also discussed the success of the chicken Q fundraiser and the purchase of a new fire truck. Motion by Bill Landman, seconded by Roger Roslansky, to accept the report. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Officer Sharon Neitzke gave the Annual Police Department Report. She also discussed the new Neighborhood Watch Program and the Coulee Region Internet Child Protection Program. Motion by Blaine McDowell, seconded by Bill Knobloch, to accept the report. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Town Chairperson Lynnetta Kopp gave the Chairman's Annual Report. She touched on the following:
    • Town Board and Staff Retreat
    • State Road School Annexation
    • Fire Truck purchase
    • Fire Department substation in the Town of Greenfield
    • Tri-State Ambulance @ Shelby Annex
    • Nelson property purchase & park development
    • 5-year contract with Hilltopper Refuse & Recycling
    • Recycling plastic and computers
    • 10-year Household Hazardous Waste Agreement with La Crosse County locked in price of $1/person
    • New office staff
    • Deer population action: Goose Island deer management study, Handicap Hunter Event, deer count & relaxed Firearms Ordinance
    • Town Board changes: Storlie resignation, Kopp move to chair and Dave Holtze appointment as Supervisor
    • Long Range Land Use Plan / Moratorium on development & land splits / successful $18,000 grant
    • Development Committee and appointments
    • Breidel Coulee Park development
    • Wisconsin Towns Assn Convention in La Crosse, October 2006
    Motion by Sharon Neitze, seconded by Randy Roeck to accept the Chairperson's report. Motion carried unanimously.

  • Administrator Jeff Brudos went over the parameters of a proposal to sell two parcels of land on Starlite Drive with the following conditions: The purchaser would pay for the appraisals, surveys along with the appraised value of the parcels and there would be a Quit Claim Deed, not a Warranty Deed. There would be no cost to the Town. The small building used by the Wedgewood Terrace Water Trust would remain on the portion of the property the Town retains. Motion by Roger Roslansky, seconded by Bill Knobloch, to authorize the Town to sell a small parcel, approximately 2200-2600 square fee, adjacent to 2001 Starlite Drive. Motion carried with 16 ayes and 1 no. Motion by Bill Landman, seconded by Roger Roslansky to authorize the Town to sell a small parcel, approximately 1500-2000 square feet, adjacent to 2000 Starlite Drive. Motion carried. 16 ayes and 1 no.
  • Citizen Concerns:
    • Private Gardens on Town property. Dave Peschau was disappointed the Town will no longer allow the neighbors to garden on the Starlite Drive property.
    • Creation of a Utility District to pay for Stormwater Management: Dave Peschau spoke in opposition. Don Gherig spoke in favor.
    • Road crew winter road maintenance. Both Dave Peschau and Don Gherig applauded the good job the road crew did in maintaining winter roads. Special reference to the big snow storms this year.
    • Dave Peschau requested the Board set a formal policy to ensure a board member would be "on call" in the event of a last minute meeting that would affect the Town of Shelby. Attorney Kevin Roop pointed out that a board member could speak on his or her own behalf and not on behalf of the Town Board without prior authorization on the specific topic.
    • Dave Peschau requested the town offer to put residents on an email list to receive the board meeting notice and agenda.
    • Dave Peschau requested an article in the quarterly newsletter regarding the unsightliness of multiple cars, RVs, trailers, etc. parked beside and behind homes.
  • Motion to adjourn the 2007 Annual Meeting at 8:16 PM.


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    Respectfully submitted,

    Cathy Brott, Clerk/Treasurer





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