Town of Shelby, Wisconsin

2009 Meeting Minutes

December 28th, 2009

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, & Clerk/Treasurer Cathy Brott

TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED:

VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:30 PM by Chairperson Kopp
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve the minutes of the December 14, 2009 Board Meeting as amended. Motion carried with Knapp abstaining.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve payment of the bills in the amount of $118,535.75. Motion carried. Copy attached
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve Resolution 8-09 Supporting High Speed Rail through La Crosse. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve renewal applications to keep a 3rd dog for Susan Johnson, N660 Hwy 35. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Board heard from Jim Whitaker who needs a conditional use permit to park a small trailer used for his business at his residence. Letters were sent to 26 neighboring property owners. 4 neighbors appeared in opposition, 1 appeared in support. Planning Commission recommended denial. Motion by Knapp to approve, seconded by Kopp for discussion. Call for the vote. Knapp voted aye, Zahn voted nay, Chairperson Kopp abstained. Motion failed, but can be brought back. Chair requested it be placed on the January 11th agenda.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to accept the donation of 3 small parcels of property from the Buchel family. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Police Officer Sharon Neitzke gave the Oct & Nov Police Reports. Copies attached.
  • Administrator's Report. Copy attached.
  • Motion to adjourn @ 5:40 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted,



    Cathy Brott, Clerk

    December 14th, 2009

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:30 PM

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

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED: Supervisor Randy Knapp

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:31 PM by Chairperson Kopp
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve the minutes of the November 23, 2009 Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve payment of the bills in the amount of $112,077.49. Motion carried. Copy attached
  • Board opened the meeting to public comment: (Note that request to vacate the alley between West Burr Oak and Bank Drive was withdrawn) Eric Voves expressed concerns re the 4 neighbors on the east side of the alley. Nicki Veerendahl spoke in favor of vacating the alley. George Wurzel, Don Humm and Greg Walters opposed vacating the alley. Bob Goodno had no opinion but was concerned about taxes. Administrator Jeff Brudos responded to questions and concerns.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to not vacate the alley between West Burr Oak and Bank Drive. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to approve the 2009 Budget Adjustments as presented by the Administrator. Motion carried. Copy attached.
  • Board discussed issues the Town should consider regarding the reconstruction of Hwy 33 ie discussing grant applications with Tom Faella to construct an underpass to the park, 4-lane to the top of the hill, safety island to aid pedestrian crossing @ Hagen Rd, turn off lanes, additional access to Knobloch Road.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve Resolution 8-09 Supporting High Speed Rail through La Crosse. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve renewal applications to keep a 3rd dog for Renee & Kurt Knutson, 2231 Hiawatha Ave; John Desmond, W5769 Sherwood Drive; Erin & David Houlihan, W5119 Knobloch Rd; LaMont & Nancee Dunnum, W5095 Circle Pl; Julio Bird, N1968 Joy Lane; James Dahlby, W5772 CTH K; David & Lori Lautz, N1036 Bloomer Mill Rd; Ellen Degner, 4119 Velmar Ct. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve the slate of election inspectors for 2010-2012. Motion carried. Copy attached.
  • Fire Department Report. Chair noted that La Crosse Fire Dept Chief Greg Cleveland commented to her on the good relationship he has with Shelby Fire Chief Mike Kemp and the working relationship their department has with the Shelby Fire Dept.
  • Administrator's Report. Copy attached.
  • Chairperson reported receiving compliments on the road crew's snow plowing during the recent heavy snowfall and on the reconstruction of Knobloch Rd. She noted regularly seeing a school bus and automobiles parked in the SYB lot. Suggested the Administrator take photos to show City of La Crosse resident usage of the lot. And she reported on the LADCO breakfast she attended representing the Town of Shelby. Chair requested Administrator to contact WI DOR & assessor re equalized value.
  • Administrator Brudos explained the tax implications of the Department of Revenue increase in fair market value on Town of Shelby real estate.
  • La Crosse School Board member Steve Kopp discussed the school district tax increase.
  • Motion to adjourn @ 5:50 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted,



    Cathy Brott, Clerk

    November 23rd, 2009

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:30 PM

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

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED: Supervisor John Zahn

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:34 PM by Chairperson Kopp
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve the minutes of the November 9, 2009 Board Meeting as corrected. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Knapp/Kopp to approve payment of the bills in the amount of $115,110.32. Motion carried. Copy attached
  • Board discussed County-wide Assessment proposal and reconfirmed their position to oppose. Motion by Kopp/Knapp to send a letter to La Crosse County and State of Wisconsin representatives reaffirming their position to oppose County-wide Assessment and a proposal by La Crosse County Zoning to do a pilot program. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Kopp/Knapp to approve renewal applications to keep a 3rd dog for Charles & Mary Offerman, N1955 Hickory Lane; Lincoln & Joan Gundersen, 3318 Ebner Coulee Road; Brooke Hackensmith, W5640 Count Road K; Ray Wichelt, W5802 Janisch Road; & Sandy Sieck, W5447 Pine Bluff Road. Motion carried.
  • Board reviewed the 2009 Budget compared to projected actual. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Kopp/Knapp not to borrow $150,000 previously approved to reconstruct a portion of Knobloch Road. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Kopp/Knapp to approved the 2010 Budget as presented. Motion carried.
  • Board heard an update from Administrator Brudos on the search for a new building inspector.
  • Administrator's Report. Copy attached.
  • Chairperson reported on the La Crosse County Towns Association Meeting, resolution to support the Empire Builder, Losey Blvd railroad intersection & Farmland Preservation Conversion Fee.
  • Motion by Kopp/Knapp to approve The Insurance Center &Tim Saterbach developing a health insurance plan for Town of Shelby employees. Motion carried.
  • Motion to adjourn @ 5:50 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted,



    Cathy Brott, Clerk

    November 9th, 2009

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairperson Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn, Supervisor Randy Knapp @ 4:33 PM, Admin/Dir Public Works Jeff Brudos, & Clerk/Treasurer Cathy Brott

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED:

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:30 PM by Chairperson Kopp
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve the minutes of the October 26, 2009 Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve payment of the bills in the amount of $93,569.31. Motion carried. Copy attached

    Knapp arrives

  • Dave Peschau & Tim Betlach addressed the Board in regard to commercial vehicles, trailers, & boats being parked along the town road or in town road right-of-way. Mr. Betlach said it makes Sherwood Drive look junky. Administrator Brudos said he has had a letter sent out to residents with a copy of the regulatory ordinance. The next step is to determine if residents are running businesses out of their homes. The issue has been turned over to La Crosse County for investigation. There was also concern about a house that has been vacant for some time and the condemnation process.
  • Administrator Brudos told the Board that the formal process for vacating the alley behind Dr. O'Connor's house has begun. The Public Hearing will be held in conjunction with the December 14, 2009 Board Meeting.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve the Electric Technology Policy for town employees as amended. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve the non-union wages for 2010 as presented. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Board reviewed the proposed 2010 Budget. Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve taking it to the Budget Hearing as presented. Motion carried with Kopp/Zahn voting yes and Knapp voting no.
  • Administrator Brudos reported to the Board that the increase in health insurance premiums through the State Health Plan has increased damatically. He has contacted three suppliers and had response from two of them. Board agreed to meet with them on Monday, November 16, 2009 from 11 AM to 1 PM. Clerk directed to post the meeting.
  • Motion by Knapp/ Kopp to approve the Goal Statement for Skylining and Tree Removal developed by the Planning Commission. Motion carried with Knapp/Kopp voting yes and Zahn voting no. Copy attached.
  • Board agreed to allow the Administrator and Fire Chief to continue to explore MABAS (Mutual Aid Box Alarm System). Copy of supplemental information attached.
  • Administrator's Report attached.
  • Clerk/Treasurer submitted October Treasurer's Report.
  • Supervisor Zahn submitted a report on the La Crosse County EMS Commission Meeting. Copy attached
  • Motion to adjourn @ 6:28 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted,



    Cathy Brott, Clerk

    October 26th, 2009

    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, Clerk/Treasurer Cathy Brott & 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 Zahn/Kopp to approve the minutes of the October 12, 2009 Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve payment of the bills in the amount of $129,885.82. Motion carried. Copy attached
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to approve resolution 7.09 to move forward on the request to vacate the alley between West Burr Oak St and Bank Drive. Administrator will meet with well driller and proceed with the vacation process. Town will retain an easement over the vacated property. Copy of resolution attached.
  • Board went over and recommended changes to the draft Electric Technology Policy for town employees. Revised draft will be placed on the agenda for November 9th Board Meeting.
  • Board reviewed Ordinance 9.02, Allowing Taverns to Remain Open Until 3 AM on New Years Eve, and agreed to eliminate since it is now a state law and unnecessary.
  • Board reviewed Ordinance 9.03, Creating Certain Conditions & Restriction Respecting "Class A Fermented Malt Beverage Licenses", and recommended no changes.
  • Board reviewed Ordinance 9.04, Reviewing or Keeping Licenses Ordinance, and recommended two minor wording changes.
  • Budget workshop scheduled for this meeting postponed.
  • Fire Department Report attached.
  • Administrator's Report attached.
  • Clerk will attend professional development classes at U W La Crosse on Dec 2nd & 16th in the AM to maintain certification.
  • Chairperson Kopp reported on La Crosse School District intergovernmental meeting and Oktoberfest in the Capitol.
  • Administrator's Report. Copy attached.
  • Motion to adjourn @ 5:50 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted,



    Cathy Brott, Clerk

    October 12th, 2009

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:30 PM

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

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED: Supervisor Randy Knapp

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:32 PM by Chairperson Kopp
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve the minutes of the September 28, 2009 Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve payment of the bills in the amount of $53,023.75. Motion carried. Copy attached.
  • Eric Voves, 4210 Velmar Ct, & Jill Jensen, 4127 Kammel Rd, addressed the Board in support of vacating the alley between West Burr Oak and Bank Drive. Board delayed action to the October 26th Board Meeting when they hoped to hear from the petitioner who was not able to attend this meeting. They encouraged talking to Xcel Energy, which has power lines along the alley, to see if they need their approval, also.
  • Paul Zoellner, W5157 Kearns Ct, addressed the Board regarding ditch/culvert work being done along Kearns Court. Concerned it would not be completed before winter. Administrator said it would be completed within the next week.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to recommend a variance for Steve & Sheryl Pearson, W4984 Woodhaven Drive, to build a 24'X40' outbuilding that will lie within the designated 50' setback from Woodhaven Dr. Motion carried. Supporting document attached.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve the application of Carla Kutter, W5907 Hillcrest Dr, to keep and license an additional 2 dogs, and keep her 2 other dogs and 2 dogs she is keeping temporarily, all 4 of which will be going to a residence in the City of La Crosse within 60 days. Motion carried.
  • University Extension Agent Karl Green gave a presentation on property assessment. Supporting documents attached.
  • Board held over action on the Computer Policy for Employees until the October 26th Meeting.
  • Board reviewed changes to Ordinance 8.01, Registration of Electors, and Ordinance 9.01, Limiting Off Sales of Class B Liquor.
  • Administrator's Report. Copy attached.
  • Supervisor Zahn discussed Tri State Ambulance guidelines for responding to calls to possible H1N1 flu victims.
  • Motion by Kopp to adjourn @ 6:33 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted,



    Cathy Brott, Clerk

    September 28th, 2009

    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, Clerk/Treasurer Cathy Brott

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED:

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:32 PM by Chairperson Kopp
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Motion by Kopp/Knapp to approve the minutes of the September 8, 2009 Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried with Zahn abstaining.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve payment of the bills in the amount of $91,968.42. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Board heard an update from Administrator Brudos re the State Road 33 Highway Project scheduled for 2013. Copy attached.
  • Board heard from Clerk/Treasurer Brott re the County's new policy regarding special assessments. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve a 5-year lease with the City of La Crosse for the SYB parking lot across from the Hillview ball fields at a cost of $1.00 per year. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve extension of the application to keep a 3rd dog for John Desmond, W5769 Sherwood Dr, until the end of the year. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Administrator went over the options and time line the Board has drawn up re solution of the water problems on Bloomer Mill/Lauterbach Roads. Contractor Les Manske recommended Option 2, or a combination of 2 & 3. Discussion, Q&A followed. Some felt it was the town's responsibility to pay for a fix. Chairperson explained that the town was willing to facilitate a solution, but would not pay for it. That was up to the property owners. Mr. Manske offered to bring a laser and meet on site with property owners to determine elevations. Residents agreed to meet with him on Saturday, October 3rd at 10AM. Town will send out notice of the meeting to those affected.
  • Board discussed the significant increase in health insurance premiums for 2010. Copy attached. Administrator Brudos will investigate options that include a higher deductible and health care savings account.
  • Administrator's Report. Copy attached.
  • Chairperson announced that University Extension Agent Karl Green requested to be on the agenda for the October 12th Board Meeting to discuss countywide assessment. She noted that the Board has already gone on record opposing countywide assessment, but would accommodate Mr. Green.
  • Motion by Zahn to adjourn @ 6:52 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted,



    Cathy Brott, Clerk

    September 8th, 2009

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairperson Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor Randy Knapp, Admin/Dir Public Works Jeff Brudos, Secretary Gloria T Johnson.

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED: Clerk/Treasurer Catherine Brott (Medical Leave)

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:30 PM by Chairperson Kopp
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve the minutes with corrections of the August 24, 2009 Board Meeting. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve payment of the bills in the amount of $91,179.19. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Board reviewed Ordinance 8.01, Registration of Election; and Ordinance 9.01, Providing for Election to Come Under Provisions of Section 176.05. Corrections will be made to Ordinance 9.01 and will be reviewed again.
  • Board reviewed the water run-off issues with the residents of Bloomer Mill Road and Lautherbach Road. The residents have asked for a more detail break down on the plans and cost of the project. A letter with this information will be sent to the residents by Friday the 11th of September. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Administrator updated the Board on work being done on Woodland Drive. Regarding the Kearns Court project the pipe from the cemetery is about 75% completed. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Administrator's Report. Copy attached.
  • Police Report. Copy attached.
  • Fire Department. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Knapp/Knapp to adjourn @ 5:30 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted,



    Gloria T Johnson, Secretary

    August 10th, 2009

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairperson Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn, Supervisor Randy Knapp, Clerk/Treasurer Catherine 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 Chairperson Kopp
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve the minutes of the July 27, 2009 Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve payment of the bills in the amount of $68,122.96. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve the application of Above & Beyond Pyrotechnics (Mark Riniker) for a fire works permit to process and use fireworks at Mt. La Crosse on September 12, 2009, to waive the fee as the event is a charitable fundraiser and to provide limited fire protection services. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Board briefly discussed a request to vacate the alley behind 4127 Kammel Road. No action. Agenda item for 8/24/09.
  • Frank Rediske, 2510 W Burr Oak St, appeared before the board to ask for help in relocating a fox that he believes is a threat to his small dog. He is also concerned about damage to his fence by plowed snow. Jeff will have the fence repaired.
  • Police officer Sean Horton gave the June/July Police Report. Copies attached.
  • Administrator updated the Board on Kearns Court phases 1 & 3 and discussed Lauterbach Road proposal. Board will hold public meetings on both to get resident in put before finalizing repairs.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to place a moratorium on the placement of any signs or billboards in the Town of Shelby until such time as La Crosse County Zoning completes its Zoning Ordinance update not to exceed 12 months. Administrator directed to prepare a draft ordinance.
  • Board reviewed Ordinance 6.01, Erosion Control, and recommended clarification of plan administrator, inclusion of Certified survey Maps and regulations to control filling in of lots.
  • No action or discussion on Ordinance 6.02.
  • Administrator's Report. Copy attached.
  • Board discussed Budget Consideration prepared by the Administrator. Copy attached.
  • Chairperson and Clerk reported on a proposal by La Crosse County Administrator Steve O'Malley to withhold payment of unpaid special assessments placed on the tax roll retroactive to the 2008 taxes.
  • Motion to adjourn @ 6:16 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted,



    Cathy Brott, Clerk

    July 27th, 2009

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairperson Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn, Supervisor Randy Knapp, Clerk/Treasurer Catherine Brott, Fire Chief Mike Kemp

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED: Admin/Dir Public Works Jeff Brudos

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:34 PM by Chairperson Kopp
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve the minutes of the July 13, 2009 Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve payment of the bills in the amount of $79,772.99. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Assessor Mark Brown provided the 2009 Assessment Report for the Board. He said commercial properties are now 5.01% of the assessed value and are assessed at 89.07% of equalized. Residential is at 96.79% of equalized. Overall the town is at 95.67% of equalized value. There was $2,825,000 in new construction in 2008 and $87,000 in loss, mainly barns that were torn down. Property valued at $237,000 was put into conservation trust and became tax exempt.
  • Discussion of the Bloomer Mill/Lauterbach Road drainage fix. No action.
  • Discussion and handout on the Kearns Court drainage fix. No action.
  • Fire Chief Mike Kemp gave the July Fire Department Report. Attached is the training schedule and update of ongoing project report.
  • Administrator's Report. Copy attached.
  • Clerk reported she will be on medical leave of absence beginning August 17th.
  • Chairperson and Clerk reported on the La Crosse County Zoning Ordinance work meeting they participated in on July 23rd.
  • Board reviewed Ordinance 5.03. Condominium Control and discussed revisions.
  • Board reviewed Ordinance 5.04, Adoption of the Comprehensive Plan and recommended no changes.
  • Motion to adjourn @ 5:29 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted,



    Cathy Brott, Clerk

    July 13th, 2009

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Supervisor John Zahn, Supervisor Randy Knapp, Clerk/Treasurer Catherine 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 June 22, 2009 Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve payment of the bills in the amount of $107,685.27. Motion carried. Copy attached.
  • Discussion and handout on the Bloomer Mill/Lauterbach Road drainage fix. No action.
  • Discussion and handout on the Kearns Court drainage fix. Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve implementation of Phase 1 & Phase 3. Motion carried. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve Ordinance 10.01 appointing Kathleen Kistner as a Board of Review alternate. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to appoint Michelle Kind to the Board of Review in place of Clerk Cathy Brott who does not live in the Town of Shelby
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve Resolution 6.09 affirming Town of Shelby's support and partnership with the 2010 Census. Motion carried. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve write-off of bad debt in the amount of $13.52 for Emma's Edible Eats 2008 personal property. Motion carried. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve a Use of Town Hall Policy. Motion carried. Copy attached.
  • Board reviewed Ordinance 5.01 and recommended no changes.
  • Board reviewed Ordinance 5.02 and recommended no changes.
  • Administrator's Report. Copy attached.
  • Clerk Treasurer June Financial Report. Reminder of Board of Review on July 27th from 4:30-6:30 PM.
  • Motion to adjourn @ 5:16 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted,



    Cathy Brott, Clerk

    June 22nd, 2009

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairperson Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn, Supervisor Randy Knapp, Clerk/Treasurer Catherine Brott, Admin/Dir Public Works Jeff Brudos, and 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 June 8, 2009 Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve payment of the bills in the amount of $104,132.54. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Charles Morell, W5775 Sherwood Dr, appeared before the Board to oppose the application of John Desmond to keep a 3rd dog. He provided a video of the dog for the board to view. Supervisor Zahn stated that he had Mr. Desmond release the dog while he was there and the dog was friendly, not aggressive. Chairperson Kopp said the video did not appear to show a dog that was aggressive. Motion by Kopp to approve the application for a 3rd dog for a 3-month period, since this appears to be a temporary situation. On September 22, 2009, Mr. Desmond would have to reapply if the dog is still at his residence. Permit may be revoked if there are valid complaints and/or problems. Second by Zahn. Motion carried with Kopp/Zahn voting aye and Knapp voting nay.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve the Fire Department request to transfer $2000 from Fund B to purchase a defibrillator for Unit # 461 at Station 2. Motion carried.
  • Action on the Bloomer Mill/Lauterbach Road and Kearns Court drainage problems were put hold to wait for DNR input.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve the upgrade of the SFD First Responders to EMT level service, as recommended by the Administrator, at a cost of $1000 per year and an additional 5 persons.
  • Motion by Knapp/Kopp to provide a letter of support for the Town of Greenfield's FEMA Grant application for financial assistance to build a new fire station. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve the Class B Beer and Liquor License renewal applications of: David Marquart for Charlie's Inn; GMC Corp for All Star Lanes; Mt. La Crosse, Inc. for Mt. La Crosse; Midwest Golf Management for Irish Hills Golf Course; and Billy's Lantern, LLC for Billy's Lantern. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/ Knapp to approve the Class B Beer and Liquor License application of Pickett Brothers Enterprises, LLC for The Alpine Inn on the condition that all encumbrances are paid by June 30, 2009 and the WI Dept of Revenue has re-issued a sellers permit. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve the Class B Beer License renewal application of Nancy Ida Jensen for Goose Island Campground. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Board reviewed Ordinance 4.01 and discussed several revisions suggested by the Administrator.
  • Administrator's Report. Copy attached.
  • Chair Lynnetta Kopp advised that it was time for the Board to review the job performance of the Administrator and the Clerk-Treasurer. Supervisor Knapp will handle.
  • Motion to adjourn @ 5:35 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted,



    Cathy Brott, Clerk

    June 8th, 2009

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairperson Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn, Supervisor Randy Knapp, Clerk/Treasurer Catherine Brott, Admin/Dir Public Works Jeff Brudos, Police Officer Sean Horton @ 5:30 PM and Fire Chief Mike Kemp

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED:

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:30 PM by Chairperson Kopp
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • The first session of the 2009 Board of Review was called to order and adjourned until July 27, 2009 @ 4:30 PM.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve the minutes of the May 27, 2009 Board Meeting as amended. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve payment of the bills in the amount of $83,791.03. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Charles Morell, W5775 Sherwood Dr, appeared before the Board to oppose the application of John Desmond to keep a 3rd dog. He said the dog is a pit bull that is not obedience trained. He is concerned that the owner cannot control the dog, which barks in a threatening manner when tied up. He is concerned that the dog my get loose and fears for the safety of the children in the neighborhood and those that use a nearby park. Police Officer Sharon Neitzke investigated his concerns earlier. Motion by Zahn, Kopp to postpone action of the Desmond application until the June 22nd meeting to allow Board members to look into the matter further.
  • Fire Chief Mike Kemp asked the Board for authorization to transfer $2000 from FD Fund B to purchase a defibrillator for Unit # 461 at Station 2. Board agreed to postpone action until the June 22nd meeting. Chief Kemp them went over the June training goals. Copy attached.
  • Board discussed the Bloomer Mill/Lauterbach Road drainage problem and options to correct. No action
  • Administrator Jeff Brudos gave a status report on progress of the Battlestone Station Developers Agreement. No action.
  • Administrator's Report. Copy attached.
  • Chair Lynnetta Kopp requested a year to date, budget to actual, financial report, discussed the permitting process, La Crosse County Zoning Ordinance redo and a proposal to do a "test area" county-wide property assessment, noting that the Wisconsin Towns Association is adamantly opposed to county-wide assessing.
  • Motion to adjourn @ 5:55 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted,



    Cathy Brott, Clerk

    May 27th, 2009

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairperson Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn, Supervisor Randy Knapp (left at 5:15 PM), Administrative Secretary Gloria T Johnson, Admin/Dir Public Works Jeff Brudos, Police Officer Sharon Neitzke and Fire Chief Mike Kemp

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED: Catherine Brott, Clerk/Treasurer

    VISITORS: Kevin Roop and also see attached



  • Call to order at 4:32 PM by Chairperson Kopp
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Motion by Zahn/second by Knapp to approve the minutes of the May 11, 2009 Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/second by Kopp to approve payment of the bills in the amount of $66,250.39. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Zahn/second by Knapp to approve a certified survey map for G & S Holter Trust at W4971 County Rd "F". Motion carried
  • Motion by Zahn/second by Knapp to approve a certified survey map for Lamont & Jennifer Starch in section 34. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Knapp/second by Zahn to recommend approval of the changes and update to the SOG's for the Fire Department. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Zahn/second by Knapp to approve the purchase a boat for the Fire Department in the amount of $6,000.00. To transfer $3,000.00 from Social Fund B and $3,000.00 to come out of the Fire Department budget. Brudos recommends the purchase. Motion carried.
  • Fire Chief Mike Kemp gave the updates the Fire Departments regarding training with Stoddard, up coming swift water rescue classes, update on ELF (basic fire fighter) classes for new members that will include personnel from 5 different stations. Also the update on pump testing of all fire trucks. Copies attached.
  • Police Officer Sharon Neitzke gave the April Police Report. Copy attached.
  • Board discussed drainage issue at Lauterbach Road and Bloomer Mill Road. Dollar amount was presented to the local residents and information regarding the special assessment to be assessed. Discussion on how to correct the drainage flow problem. A meeting with the residents will take place after all suggested ideas have been look into.
  • Drainage issue on Kearns Court will be discussed at the June 8th Board meeting.
  • Board had reviewed the proposed County ordinances relating to signs, zoning permits for agricultural buildings and agricultural zoning. Kopp stated that she disagrees that farmers and non-farmers pay the same. Further discussion is to follow.
  • Attorney Kevin Roop gave an up date regarding the Battlestone Station Developers Agreement. Copies attached.
  • Administrator presented his report, copy attached.
  • Motion to adjourn by Kopp, second by Zahn @ 6:10 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted,



    Gloria T Johnson

    Administrative Secretary



    May 11th, 2009

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairperson Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn, Supervisor Randy Knapp, Administrative Secretary Gloria T Johnson, and Admin/Dir Public Works Jeff Brudos

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED: Catherine Brott, Clerk/Treasurer

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:32 PM by Chairperson Kopp
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Motion by Zahn/second by Kopp to approve the minutes of the April 27, 2009 and April 22, 2009 Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/second by Kopp to approve payment of the bills in the amount of $118,787.71. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Kopp/second by Knapp to recommend approval to Al Trussoni of W5528 Southdale Drive appeared relative to his request for approval of a variance to build a garage closer to his property line. The Board was in favor of his request. County to review on May 18, 2009.
  • Mike Belling appeared before the Board representing his father Bill Belling relative to a notice Bill Belling received regarding his driveway. The driveway is located at W4953 Hoeth Street and the driveway, was reconstructed without a permit and is directing water onto the street and allowing gravel and debris to wash into the park. The Billings were requesting an extension of time to correct the problem. The Board indicated the repairs are to be completed by the end of May.
  • Al Schultz of 3305 Ebner Coulee appeared before the Board to give suggestions regarding dumpster regulation. He has had a dumpster on the Town street since April 1st and has agreed to remove the dumpster by May 29th.
  • Board discuses area drainage issue at Lauterbach Road and Bloomer Mill Road. Bids were being accepted to know the cost of completing the project. The local residents will be invited to the next Board meeting to discuss costs of construction and assessment options.
  • Board discussed the drainage issue on Kearns Court but had decided that this issue will be discussed at the next Board meeting.
  • Motion by Kopp/second by Knapp to approval the three-year contract with Teamsters Local 695 for the road crew. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Kopp/second by Knapp to approved the mutual aid contracts with Coon Valley Fire Association and Stoddard-Bergen Fire Department. Motion carried unanimously. Copies attached.
  • Board will review the proposed County ordinances relating to signs, zoning permits for agricultural buildings and agricultural zoning.
  • Discussion on an ordinance requiring lawns to be moved. The Town currently has a resolution regarding the subject.
  • Fire Chief, Mike Kemp presented his April Fire Department report and department goals.
  • Administrator presented his report, copy attached.
  • Agenda items for the next Board Meeting on May 27, 2009 Certified Survey Map by Dan Sinniger for land located in Section 26.
  • Motion to adjourn by Knapp, second by Zahn @ 6:45 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted,



    Gloria T Johnson

    Administrative Secretary



    April 27th, 2009

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairperson Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn, Supervisor Randy Knapp, Administrative Secretary Michelle Kind, Admin/Dir Public Works Jeff Brudos

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED:

    VISITORS: See attached



  • Call to order at 4:32 PM by Chairperson Kopp
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve the minutes of the April 14, 2009 and April 22nd Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve payment of the bills in the amount of $176,900.67. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Al Trussoni of W5528 Southdale Drive appeared relative to his request for approval of a variance to build a garage closer to his property line than allowed. See attached plan. Kopp asked that as he was not on the agenda we postpone to the next meeting May 11th to give neighbors notice of the request. County to review on May 18.
  • Ralph Gundersen appeared relative to his request for a Conditional Use Permit to allow plant sales at his parents home of N2295 Fen Lockney Avenue. Gundersen would sell the plants on Saturday's and Sunday's from 9am – 5pm only, by appointment only, during May, June and the first two weekends in July. Discussion on the amount of traffic that will be generated by the permit.


  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve the conditional use permit with the following conditions:

  • Sales by appointment only
  • Weekends during May, June and first two weekends in July
  • Permit is for the period ending July 15, 2009. Permit to be reviewed prior to 2010 season.
  • Motion carried unanimously.



  • Discussion regarding Kearns Court and Bloomer Mill Road drainage plans. We will invite residents for each area to the next board meeting to discuss suggested scenarios. Copies attached for Kearns Court Bloomer Mill Road project plans.
  • Discussion on plans for Town owned vacant land on the bluff above Old Vineyard Road.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve the new applications to keep a 3rd dog for Julie Majurin, N2292 Willow Way E. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Kopp/Knapp to send a formal written resolution regarding the "Prevailing Wage" provision in the Governors budget.
  • Administrator's Report on Town and Workshop attended. Copies attached.
  • Motion by Kopp/Knapp to send a written request to all Town of Shelby residents to contact their Representatives regarding the Governors budget. Lynnetta and Jeff to write letter and have Town mail out. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Chairperson congratulated Supervisors Zahn & Knapp on their re-election. Reported on legislation being proposed at the state level that would require towns to pay significantly more for public works projects.
  • The meeting normally schedule on May 25 (Memorial Day) will be moved to May 27th at 4:30pm.
  • Motion to adjourn @ 6:37 PM


  • Respectfully submitted,



    Michelle Kind

    Administrative Secretary





    April 14th, 2009

    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
  • Oath of office for Chairperson Kopp and Supervisors Zahn & Knapp.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve the minutes of the March 23, 2009 Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve payment of the bills in the amount of $46,145.97. Motion carried unanumously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve the new applications to keep a 3rd dog for Josh Bungartz, W5795 Co Rd K, and Jennifer Hanifl, 2878 Hanifl Rd. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve a Picnic Beer License for the Mormon Coulee Lions club for May 3-4, 2009. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve Resolution 4-09 vacating that portion of 27th Street that crossed Burlington Northern Railroad tracks. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Fire Chief reported on the goals for 2009. Copy attached. Also discussed the grass fire that got away from a resident and the ensuing burning ban that is in effect.
  • Motion by Kopp/Knapp to approve Ordinance 5.03, Condominium Control, with the following addition: ‘The Shelby Town Board shall determine the appropriate owner/visitor parking prior to approval of the plat.' Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp that it is the recommendation of the Shelby Town Board that the Town pursue a 1/3 –2/3 division of jointly owned property at the end of Old Vineyard Road. If that is not possible, the Town may enter into an agreement to buy out the 1/3 portion of the property held by Jay Engelhart at a price not to exceed $15,000. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Kopp/Knapp that Administrator Brudos develop a plan for the public property at the end of Old Vineyard Road. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Clerk reported on the Spring Election held on April 14th and the recount of the Supervisor votes on April 16th that resulted in no change to the original count.
  • Administrator's Report. Copy attached.
  • Chairperson congratulated Supervisors Zahn & Knapp on their re-election and reported on legislation being proposed at the state level that would require towns to pay significantly more for public works projects.
  • Motion to adjourn @ 5:25 PM


  • Respectfully submitted,



    Cathy Brott WCMC

    Clerk-Treasurer

    TOWN OF SHELBY

    ANNUAL TOWN MEETING MINUTES

    April 14, 2009



    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 Mike Kemp, Police Officer Sean Horton, Attorney Kevin Roop

    Visitors: See attached list



    145th Annual Meeting



  • Chairperson Lynnetta Kopp opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and made introductions
  • Motion by Jeff Brudos, seconded by John Zahn, to hold the 146th Annual Town Meeting on the statutory date of Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 6:30 PM. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by John Zahn, seconded by Jeff Brudos, to hold the 2009 Budget Hearing and Town Meeting to approve the 2010 levy on Monday, November 9, 2009 at 6:30 PM. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Jeff Brudos, seconded by John Zahn, to approve the minutes of the 144th Annual Meeting, held on April 8, 2008, as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Jeff Brudos, seconded by John Zahn, to approve the minutes of the November 10, 2008 Budget Hearing and Town Meeting to approve the 2009 levy as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Cathy Brott went over the 2008 Treasurer's Annual Report. Motion by Randy Knapp, seconded by John Zahn to approve the report as presented. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Public Works Director Jeff Brudos went over the Sanitary District # 2 Annual Report. Motion by John Zahn, seconded by Randy Knapp, to accept the report. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Administrator Jeff Brudos presented the 2008 Financial Audit Report and the Administrator's Annual Road and Park Reports. Motion by Randy Knapp, seconded by John Zahn, to accept the report. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Fire Chief Mike Kemp gave the Fire Department's Annual Report. Motion by Randy Knapp, seconded by John Zahn, to accept the report. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Police Officer Sean Horton gave the Annual Police Department Report. Motion by Jeff Brudos, seconded by Randy Knapp, to accept the report. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Town Chairperson Lynnetta Kopp gave the Chairman's Annual Report. She touched on the following:
    • Review and update of Town Ordinances
    • Delivery of the new fire truck, new fire chief
    • Fire Protection Agreement with Town of Greenfield
    • Annexation Issues – Mississippi Valley Conservancy to City of La Crosse
    • Development Committee moving ahead
    • Prevailing Wage proposal in Gov Doyle's budget
    Motion by Jeff Brudos, seconded by Randy Knapp, to accept the Chairperson's report. Motion carried unanimously.

  • Discussion re jointly owned land at the end of Old Vineyard Road. Motion by Knapp, seconded by Zahn, to authorize Administrator Jeff Brudos to negotiate a land division of approximately 1/3 – 2/3 basis. In the alternative, if this is not successful, authorization to purchase the privately owned 1/3 interest at a price not to exceed $15,000. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion to adjourn the 2009 Annual Meeting at 7:10 PM.


  • Respectfully submitted,

    Cathy Brott, Clerk/Treasurer





     

                                                               

    March 23rd, 2009

    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, Fire Chief Mike Kemp

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED:  Supervisor Randy Knapp

    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 March 9, 2009 Board Meeting as amended. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve payment of the bills in the amount of $45,184.29. Motion carried. Copy attached.
  • Fire Chief reported that the transfer of Fire Truck to Greenfield substation is on hold pending Greenfield Town Board approval and spoke in support of renewal of the 5-year agreement with the U S Fish and Wildlife Service to provide fire protection to the Federal lands.
  • Board discussed changes to Ordinance 5.03, Condominium Control, and agreed to return it to the Planning Commission to review visitor/resident parking regulations.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to rename F Breidel Rd. Change to Glenn Dr. Motion carried.
  • Board discussed acquiring full ownership of jointly owned land at the end of Ebner Coulee Rd. Agreed to meet at and view site.
  • Administrator went over draft drainage plans for Kearns Court. No action.
  • Administrator reported that he had no response to the letter sent to a number of residents on Bloomer Mill Road asking them to correct a drainage problem. Board asked that a follow up letter be sent with a deadline for them to provide a plan of action.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to approve new applications to keep a 3rd dog for LaMont and Nancy Dunnum, W5095 circle Place, & David & Lorie Lautz, N1036 Bloomer Mill Road. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to approve a 5-year Fire Protection Agreement with the U S Fish & Wildlife Service. Motion carried.
  • Administrator's Report. Copy attached.
  • Town Chair noted that the Annual Meeting is April 14th @ 6:30 PM. Board agreed to move the April 13th Board meeting to the 14th @ 4:30 PM to minimize per diem. Chair reported the Mayor's Prayer Breakfast is on 5/17. She plans to attend. And a county-wide property assessment meeting will be held on 3/30. She and Jeff will attend.
  • Supervisor Zahn asked how the Sexual Harassment Policy would be distributed to staff. He suggested each employee sign it and a copy placed in their file. Administrator said Attorney Tom Kiefer is looking into that issue.
  • Chairman suggested the Board look into a policy governing internet use.
  • Motion to adjourn @ 5:47 PM


  • Respectfully submitted,



    Cathy Brott WCMC     Clerk-Treasurer

    March 9th, 2009

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 4:30 PM

    TOWN OFFICIALS PRESENT: Chairperson Lynnetta Kopp, Supervisor John Zahn, Supervisor Randy Knapp, Secretary Michelle Kind, Admin/Dir Public Works Jeff Brudos, Fire Chief Mike Kemp

    TOWN OFFICIALS EXCUSED: Clerk-Treasurer Cathy Brott



    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 February 23, 2009 Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve payment of the bills in the amount of $71,592.75. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Alan McCormick from La Crosse Technology presented the Town of Shelby with an Indoor/Outdoor Atomic Clock. They wanted to thank us for our support and appreciate the ease and flexibility in working with the Town. They also appreciated the SFD for their help with emergency training in their warehouse.
  • Fire Chief submitted an oral Fire Department Report. They are preparing for the Chicken Q on Sunday, March 15th and are selling tickets door to door as well as through the office.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve the appointment of Todd Fritz as the SFD Safety Officer effective March 9, 2009. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve the move of the SFD Truck #461 to the satellite station in St. Joseph Ridge more than 180 days, with no contract changes or extra charges. Motion carried unanimously. This is the oldest truck for SFD and gets little to no use currently. It would be used in St. Joseph for basic grass fires and a First Responder truck. If current truck breaks down, Shelby is not obligated to supply a replacement vehicle.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to approved the Conditional Use Permit #789 to construct an access road to a water reservoir site, and to construct, operate and maintain a 150,000 gallon water storage reservoir including connecting water main, on land zoned Exclusive Agriculture in the Town of Shelby with future conversations by Kopp, Greg Peterson La Crosse Engineering Dept., Mark Johnson Water Utility Dept., and the La Crosse Mayor to allow the Town of Shelby use of the Fire Hydrants. No re-zoning needed. County already approved with conditions.
  • Motion by Zahn/Kopp to recommend approval for a conditional use permit for Robert Patros, 3480 Greenbriar Court to add a 9.6' x 10' addition onto an existing detached garage. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Action of Ordinance 5.03, regulating the development of condominiums moved to the next meeting.
  • Discussion on the name of F Breidel Road moved to next meeting to discuss with Police Dept.
  • The request to the Building and Electrical inspectors to work as independent contractors was discussed. The current contractors do not want to work independently. Grosskoph will be retiring at the end of 2009 and will stay until new person is hired.
  • Discussion on Stimulus Funding on the following: construction on Hagen Road (Hwy 33 and Pammel Creek) and for walkways and safety, etc. Also for the Hwy 33 and Arbor Hills water systems. Deadline is April 1st.
  • Moved by Knapp/Zahn to approve the new application to keep a 3rd dog for Joan Gundersen, 3318 Ebner Coulee Rd. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve the Town of Shelby "Harassment Policy". Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve Ordinance 3.07, Cross-Connection. The State Statutes were updated. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve Ordinance 3.08, Well Abandonment. The State Statutes were updated. No cost for permit. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Administrator's Report. Copy attached.
  • Motion to adjourn @ 5:34 PM


  •  

    Respectfully submitted,



    Michelle Kind, Administrative Assistant

    February 23rd, 2009

    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 February 9, 2009 Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve payment of the bills in the amount of $66,098.19. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Greg Pederson, City of La Crosse Engineering Department, and Mark Johnson, City of La Crosse Water Department, went over Conditional Use Permit # 789 to construct an access road and build a water reservoir in the Town of Shelby. Motion by Kopp/Zahn to delay action on the request until the March 9, 2009 Board Meeting to give the Town time to determine the impact on the Town of Shelby. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Steve & Kathy Heiser appeared before the Board to discuss removal of a garage at 4001 Starlite Drive which lies on Town property. Motion by Knapp/Zahn to extend the deadline until June 1, 2009 to give them time to purchase the property at the appraised price of $5716.61and keep the garage. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Fire Chief Mike Kemp recommended Todd Fritz to fill the vacant position of Safety Officer. Board will act on his recommendation at the March 9th Board Meeting. Chief requested moving Truck # 461 to the station @ St Joseph for use as a 1st Responder vehicle and brush fire truck on a 30 day trial basis, with the option to increase the trial basis to 60 days. Shelby Board will discuss his request with the Greenfield Board before taking action.
  • Board postponed action on changes to Ordinance 5.03, Condominium Control, as recommended by the Planning Commission, until the March 9th Board Meeting to give members more time to review the changes.
  • Board discussed changing the name of F Breidel Road to Glen Drive, as originally approved by the Town Board at a meeting held on April 4, 1983. No action. Administrator will check with La Crosse County Zoning on the feasibility of the proposed name.
  • Administrator's Report attached.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve the new application to keep a 3rd dog of Linda Deeth, 4001 Brookside Ln. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Clerk/Treasurer submitted treasurer's report and reported on February Primary Election, April 7th Spring Primary Election & encouraged Board of Review Training.
  • Chair discussed a letter she received from Becky Post regarding the need to address water running from a spring onto 37th Street. This involves both the Town and the City of La Crosse.
  • Next meeting will be on March 9, 2009.
  • Motion to adjourn @ 5:45PM


  •  

    Respectfully submitted,



    Cathy Brott, Clerk



    February 9th, 2009

    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 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 January 26, 2009 Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried with Chair abstaining.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve payment of the bills in the amount of $83,807.04. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Police Officer Sharon Neitzke gave the January Police Report. Copy attached.
  • Fire Chief Mike Kemp gave the January Fire Department Report. Copy attached. Also discussed Chicken Q fundraiser on March 15th, offer of fundraiser opportunity at Alpine Inn and Christmas party.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve the renewal applications to keep a 3rd dog of Mark Christianson, N1109 Mormon Dr; Val Kendhammer, N788 Lauterbach Rd; & Doris Jahnel, N889 Skemp Rd. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve Resolution 3.09 accepting F Breidel Rd. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve the bid of $70, 998.35 by De Bausche for a new dump truck to replace the one totaled in an accident. Motion carried unanimously. Note that all but the $5000 deductable will be covered by insurance.
  • Board Reviewed Ordinance 3.10, Prohibiting Feeding of Deer and recommended no changes; Ordinance 3.1l, No Smoking Ordinance and recommended no changes.
  • Clerk Treasurer reported on tax collection, audit prep, SYB starting, newsletter articles, vacation and medical leave.
  • Administrator's Report. Copy attached.
  • Supervisor Zahn reported on Vernon County policy for signage on private roads/easements.
  • Chair indicated she was going to WTA Day in the Capital on March 25th and the WTA District Meeting on February 28th. Announced the WTA La Crosse County Meeting is February 26th and WisLine Board of Review Training is available on March 20th.
  • Next meeting will be on February 23, 2009.
  • Motion to adjourn @ 5:58 PM


  • Respectfully submitted,



    Cathy Brott, Clerk



    January 26th, 2009

    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 4:30 PM by Supervisor Knapp
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve the minutes of the January 12, 2009 Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve payment of the bills in the amount of $63,887.07. Motion carried. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve the application of Carrie Apuan to rezone addition land for the driveway and septic system. Motion carried.
  • Board concurs with the application to terminate Conditional Use Permit # 103 issued to Glen Bean, W5193 Hwy 14/61 to operate a boat storage facility in an existing greenhouse.
  • Board concurs with the application to terminate Conditional Use Permit # 363 issued to Richard & Elizabeth Roth, W5279 Co Rd F, to operate a gun repair and catalogue sales business from their residence.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to reduce the number of election inspector for the February 17th Spring Primary to 5. Motion carried.
  • Administrator's Report. Copy attached.
  • Clerk/Treasurer reminded the Board of the District Meeting @ Fox Hollow on 2/28, upcoming annual audit, deadline for articles in Spring newsletter, Spring Primary Election on 2/17 and submitted the Treasurer's Report for December.
  • Board reviewed Ordinance 3.04, Disposition of Sludge, and recommended banning the spread of sludge anywhere in the Town.
  • Board reviewed Ordinance 3.05, Storage of Personality, and recommended no changes.
  • Board reviewed Ordinance 3.06, Control & Prevention of the Spread of Dutch Elm Disease & the protection of Elm Trees, and recommended eliminating the entire ordinance.
  • Next meeting will be on February 9, 2009. Discussion and possible action re Ordinances 3.10 and 3.11 will be added to the agenda.
  • Motion to adjourn @ 4:58 PM


  • Respectfully submitted,



    Cathy Brott, Clerk



    January 12th, 2009

    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 22, 2008 Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve payment of the bills in the amount of $107397.21. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to approve Resolution 1.09 accepting Norseman Road. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Zahn/Knapp to approve Resolution 2.09 accepting a portion of Old Town Hall Road. Motion carried unanimously. Copy attached.
  • Motion by Kopp/Zahn to approve the new applications to keep a 3rd dog for Brocke Hackensmith, W5641 Co Rd K & Paula Charron, W5820 State Rd 33; and the renewal applications to keep a 3rd dog for Julio Bird, N1968 Joy Ln & Carmen Hass, W5229 Boma Rd. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Officer Sharon Neitzke gave the December Police Report. Copy attached.
  • Fire Chief submitted a written Fire Department Report. Copy attached
  • Administrator's Report. Copy attached.
  • Treasurer report the application for supplemental recycling grant has been submitted and on Dec tax collection..
  • Supervisor Zahn reported receiving phone calls regarding winter maintenance of roads in Greenwald Coulee and concern regarding a car and truck parked on Hagen Rd near the Hwy 33 intersection.
  • Randy Knapp reported calls regarding winter road maintenance on Ebner Coulee Road, especially during freezing rain events.
  • Chair discussed road construction funding opportunities and announced she would be out of town and not available to attend the January 26th Board Meeting.
  • Board postponed review of Ordinances due to winter snow storm and moved that item to the next meeting.
  • Motion to adjourn @ 5:20 PM
  • Cathy Brott, Clerk



    MINUTES OF THE TOWN OF SHELBY BUDGET HEARING AND SPECIAL TOWN MEETING TO APPROVE THE 2009 LEVY



    DATE: November 10, 2008

    LOCATION: Shelby Town Hall

    TIME: 6:30 PM

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

    OFFICIALS EXCUSED:

    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/Knapp to close the Budget Hearing and open the Special Town Meeting to approve the 2008 Levy @ 6:59 PM. Motion carried.
  • Special Town Meeting called to order @ 7:01 PM by Chairman Kopp.
  • Motion by Paul Zei/Mike Kemp to approve 2009 Highway Expenditures in the amount of $964,500 as presented. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Paul Zei/Bill Mike Kemp to approve the 2009 Tax Levy of $1,387200. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Paul Zei/Mike Kemp to authorize the Town Board to borrow $150,000 for Road Projects. Motion carried unanimously.
  • Motion by Paul Zei/Mike Kemp to increase compensation for Town Board Supervisors from $35/diem to $60/diem and for Town Chair from $40/diem to $80 per diem. Discussion. Motion carried unanimously. Increases will take effect after the April 2009 Election.
  • Motion by Knapp/Zahn to adjourn @7:06 PM
  • Respectfully submitted,

    Cathy Brott, Clerk

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