Town Comprehensive Plan

Residents can now view or download a copy of the updated Town of Eau Galle Comprehensive Plan

New Office Hours

Note: Effective immediately, the Town of Eau Galle Clerk/Treasurer has new office hours:

  • Tuesdays 8:30 AM-10:30 AM or by appointment

If you need to contact Clerk/Treasurer Nicole Olson, her information can be found on the Town Board page.

Notice to all town residents

Citizens are reminded that signs are not allowed in the Town of Eau Galle right of way, normally 33ft from the centerline of the road. This includes real estate signs, advertisements and any other signs. All signs that are in the Town right of way will be removed by the Town and the owner of the sign will be charged for the expense involved.

-- Eau Galle Town Board

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Minutes: 2022 Annual Meeting

Minutes of the April 19, 2022 Town of Eau Galle Annual Meeting

*Minutes are unofficial until approved at the next Town meeting*

 The annual meeting of the Town of Eau Galle was called to order by Town Board Chairman Lund at 7:00 PM at the town hall.

The minutes of the 2021 annual meeting were read and approved on a motion by Tim Stave, second by Dane Rasmussen, motion carried 7-0.

Deputy Clerk William Peavey reviewed the annual report and answered questions. Motion by Dane Rasmussen, second by Tim Stave to approve the annual report as presented, motion carried 7-0.

Discussion occurred regarding designating an official town newspaper. Town electors recommended the Town Board not designate an official newspaper. No action taken.

Discussion occurred regarding designating an official depository of funds. Town electors deferred to Town board and did not have an opinion regarding the official depository. No action taken.

Motion by Bill Peavey, second by Dane Rasmussen to allow the Town Board to set the tax levy, motion carried 7-0.

Discussion was held concerning election worker hourly wage. Town electors held an advisory only motion. Motion by Tim Stave second by Amy Shafer to set the Election Worker pay at $20.00 an hour. Motion Carried 7-0.

Discussion occurred regarding establishing an hourly wage of an elected official serving as a town employee. Motion by Tim Stave, Second by Bill Peavey to set the hourly rate for an elected official serving as a town employee at a rate of $20.00/hour. Motion Carried 7-0.

Discussion occurred regarding salary of town board and clerk/treasurer for the 2023 election term. Salaries last set at the Town meeting in April 2016. Current annual salaries:

  • Town Chairman: $4500
  • Supervisor: $2500
  • Clerk/Treasurer: $14,800

Motion by Dane Rasmussen second by Bill Peavey to increase the town board and clerk/treasurer annual salary by 10% beginning in the next election term (April 2023). Motion carried 7-0.

Open Discussion on Town Issues:

  • The question was raised what can a town resident do when they observe overweight vehicles traveling on town roads. Chairman to speak with the Sheriff’s Office regarding this issue.

Chairman’s Report:

  • New town plan was approved in 2021.
  • Town Ordinances updated since inception of new town plan
    • Driveway and Highway Access Ordinance 2021-02
    • Non-residential building permit Ordinance 2022-03
    • Building Code Ordinance for Residential and Commercial 2022-04
    • Land Division Ordinance 2022-01
    • Currently working on implements of husbandry (IOH) Ordinance
  • 2021 Road Construction completed
    • 1 mile of 10th Avenue east of County RD B was reconstructed.
    • 7 miles of road were seal-coated
    • Town Borrowed $150,000 for a two-year term loan to pay for road construction costs.
  • 2022 Planned Road Construction
    • 1 mile of 20th Avenue east of US HWY 63 will be reconstructed
    • 4 ¼ miles of gravel roads will be improved
  • Some of the funds obtained from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) will be used towards maintaining town roads.
  • Cemetery improvements are scheduled for this year.
  • Inflation is a concern and Town board will be working on ways to best spend town funds during this time.
  • Spring Clean-up Day is scheduled for May 7, 2022 from 9 AM-12 PM at Murtha.
  • Next Annual Meeting will be the 3rd Tuesday in April 2023.

Old Business:

  • None

New Business:

  • None

Motion to Adjourn at 7:43 PM by Dane Rasmussen, second by Tim Stave, motion carried 7-0.

Nicole Olson
Clerk/Treasurer

Minutes: April 11, 2022 Board Meeting

Minutes of the April 11, 2022 Town of Eau Galle Board Meeting

*Minutes are unofficial until approved by the Town Board*

The regular monthly meeting was called to order by Town Board Chairman Lund at 7:00 PM at the town hall.

Chairman Lund indicated that the notice of the meeting was posted as required by statutes and noted one additional item (13iii) was added since the April Agenda was published in the Baldwin Bulletin.

The Town Board members present were Kevin Larson, Amy Shafer, Jim Lund, and Nicole Olson.

The agenda was approved as presented on a motion by Amy Shafer second by Kevin Larson, motion carried.

Minutes of the 03-14-2022 Town Board Meeting were approved on a motion by Kevin Larson second by Amy Shafer, motion carried.

Treasurer’s report and bills were reviewed. Motion by Amy Shafer second by Kevin Larson to approve the bills as presented, motion carried.

Building and Driveway Permits issued were reviewed.

Clerk reviewed correspondence and emails.

Town board appointment of Planning Committee members. Motion by Kevin Larson second by Amy Shafer to appoint Heather McAbee, John Murtha Jr. and Mike Ostlie to serve as planning committee members for a two-year term, motion carried.

Town Board discussion of updates to the Town of Eau Galle St. Croix County Ordinance #14-02 Implements of Husbandry. No action taken, discussion to continue next month.

The Town Board discussed purchasing new office equipment. Motion by Amy Shafer, second by Kevin Larson to purchase a TV monitor for use as a laptop monitor for the office, motion carried.

Town board discussion to continue membership in the Wisconsin Towns Association (WTA). Motion by Kevin Larson second by Amy Shafer to continue membership in the WTA for an annual fee of $1,064.00, motion carried.

Road Work:

The Town Board discussed Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). Motion by Amy Shafer second by Kevin Larson to move forward with applying for the BIL grant to improve town roads, motion carried.

BIL Committee Chairman updated the board on BIL meeting and recommended Cedar Corporation as the qualifying consulting firm to provide application assistance and engineering design for the FFY 23STP-Local Project. Motion by Kevin Larson, second by Amy Shafer to approve Cedar Corporation as the town’s qualifying consulting firm and pay the application fee, motion carried.

Town Board discussion of I-94 road work and possible ramp closures. Town Chairman indicated present weight limits can remain posted on town roads as needed due to the I-94 road work. Town Chairman may also post road closed, local traffic only signs as needed in order to preserve integrity of the town roads.

ARPA Update: None

Chairman’s Report:

Chairman asked the ATV club to check all ATV signs in the town.

Ditches will be mowed this year.

60th Avenue East of County Rd B is a shared road with the Town of Baldwin. A traffic counter indicated 540 vehicles/day traveling the road so it will need widening. This will be a shared road project in 2023, estimate is $245,000 shared cost.

33rd Avenue also needs repairing, and may be a project to consider this year.

Some of ARPA funds should be used for road maintenance.

Cemetery update: Currently waiting on an estimate for grinding stumps, spraying weeds, and seeding the cemetery.

Annual Town meeting will be held on April 19th at 7:00 PM.

Adjourned Board of Review is scheduled for Monday, May 9, 2022 at 6:50 PM

Spring Clean-up Day is scheduled for May 7, 2022 9 AM-12:00 PM at Murtha Sanitation.

Agenda item for next month, solar panels. Town board to review Nonresidential Building Permit Ordinance 2021-03. Ordinance may need updating to include solar panels.

Public Comment/Open Forum:

Town resident complaint regarding the property located at County Rd N and US Highway 63. Chairman Lund to reach out to the country again regarding this property.

Date of Next Meeting:

The next regular monthly Board Meeting will be held at 7:00 PM on May 9, 2022.

Adjourn:

Motion to Adjourn at 8:28 PM by Amy Shafer, second by Kevin Larson, motion carried.

Nicole Olson
Town Clerk/Treasurer
Approved: 5-9-22

Minutes: April 11, 2022 BIL Committee Meeting

Minutes of the April 11, 2022 Town of Eau Galle BIL Committee Meeting

*Minutes are unofficial until approved by the Committee*

The BIL committee meeting was called to order by William Peavey at 6:34 PM at the town hall.

Committee members present were Tim Ramburg, Dane Rasmussen, and William Peavey.

Committee Member Tim Ramburg made a motion to appoint William Peavey as BIL Committee Chairman, Dane Rasmussen seconded the motion. William Peavey accepted the nomination. No other nominations/motions made, motion carried.

Committee members reviewed and rated the Statement of Qualifications received from Cedar Corporation for the road improvement project for 20th Avenue, a WisDOT BIL- funded FFY23 STP-Local Project. No other companies submitted SOTs.

Motion by Chairman William Peavey, second by Tim Ramburg to recommend Cedar Corporation as the qualified consulting firm to the board for the WisDOT BIL- funded FFY23 STP-Local Project, motion carried.

Adjourn:

Chairman William Peavey Adjourned the BIL Committee meeting at 6:53 PM.

Nicole Olson
Town Clerk/Treasurer
Approved: 

Minutes: April 11, 2022 Board Meeting to Appoint BIL Committee

Minutes of the April 11, 2022 Town of Eau Galle Board Meeting to Appoint the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Committee

*Minutes are unofficial until approved by the Town Board*

The board meeting was called to order by Town Board Chairman Lund at 6:15 PM at the town hall.

Chairman Lund indicated that the notice of the meeting was posted as required by statutes and noted no additional items were added since the Agenda was posted on the website and at the Town Hall.

The Town Board members present were Kevin Larson, Amy Shafer, Jim Lund, and Nicole Olson.

The agenda was approved as presented on a motion by Kevin Larson second by Amy Shafer, motion carried.

The Town board discussed the appointment of three town residents to serve on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Committee. Motion by Amy Shafer second by Kevin Larson to appoint Tim Ramburg, William Peavey, and Dane Rasmussen to serve as BIL committee members, motion carried.

The Town Board discussed the rate of pay per meeting for the BIL committee. Motion by Amy Shafer second by Kevin Larson to set a rate of $50.00 per meeting, motion carried.

Adjourn:

Motion to Adjourn at 6:17 PM by Kevin Larson, second by Amy Shafer, motion carried.

Nicole Olson
Town Clerk/Treasurer
Approved: 5-9-22