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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Public Notice: Updated Driveway and Highway Access Ordinance

Please take notice that the Town of Eau Galle, St. Croix County, WI amended the town’s Driveway and Highway Access Ordinance on September 13, 2021.

Notable amendments include the following changes:

  1. Ordinance is now numbered 2021-02
  2. Section 10A(4) Driveway access for a single site shall be located at least 35 feet or more from the property line, measured from center of driveway. However, if approved by the town board, a joint or shared driveway for two properties may be placed on the property line.
  3. Section 10D(2) Culvert shall meet all St. Croix County Highway Department Requirements and standards.

The full text of Ordinance 2021-02 may be obtained at the town hall at 285 County Rd BB or on the town’s website.

For additional information contact Town Clerk Nicole Olson at 715-684-3015.

Minutes: Sept. 13, 2021 Board Meeting

Minutes of the Sept. 13, 2021 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 an additional item #9 Contract review from Kleven Properties Assessment had been added since the September 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 posted on a motion by Amy Shafer second by Kevin Larson, motion carried.

Minutes of the 08-09-2021 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 with the addition of two checks one to Baldwin Bulletin and one to Nicole Olson, motion carried.

Building and Driveway Permits issued were reviewed.

Clerk reviewed correspondence and emails.

The Town Board discussed and reviewed Adopting the Ward Plan for the Town of Eau Galle Resolution No. 2021-04. Motion by Kevin Larson second by Amy Shafer to approve Resolution No. 2021-04. Chairman Lund took a roll call vote Jim Lund-Aye, Amy Shafer-Aye, Kevin Larson-Aye, motion carried.

The Town Board discussed and reviewed the contract from Kleven Property Assessment, LLC. Motion by Amy Shafer, Second by Kevin Larson to approve contract from Kleven properties for 2022 maintenance Assessment of Real and Personal Property, Motion carried.

The Town Board discussed obtaining an official .gov domain for the town of Eau Galle. Motion by Kevin Larson second by Amy Shafer to approve obtaining an official .gov domain, Motion carried.

The Town Board discussed and reviewed changes to the 12-10-2018 Driveway and Highway Access Ordinance. Motion By Amy Shafer, Second by Kevin Larson to adopt changes made to the 12-10-2018 Driveway and Highway Access Ordinance and update the name of the Ordinance to Town of Eau Galle St. Croix county, WI Driveway and Highway Access Ordinance 2021-02. Motion carried.

Road Work:

  • Town needs to apply for the 2022 LRIP money.
  • The culverts needed to complete 20th Avenue project are on backorder.
  • Fogging and sealcoating of town roads for the year is complete.
  • The ditches have started to be mowed.
  • 10th avenue is paved, just shoulders are left to complete.
  • 25th Avenue has branches hanging down that are hitting the school bus lights, it will need to be brushed. Some shoulders are in need of grading as well.
  • Damage has been caused to the sealcoating of some town roads from drivers “peeling’ out of driveways and intersections.
  • To be completed this year:
    • ¼ of the town needs brushing. The town budgeted $25,000.00 this year. Due to other road projects being over budget, The county will be given a $20,000 budget for brushing the SW corner of the town.
    • Cold patching will be completed before winter.
    • 20th Avenue is still not fixed since a private contractor caused damage while installing drain tile. No ETA as of yet when this will be complete.

ARPA UPDATE:

  • Loss of revenue formula has been updated. Board will need to recalculate for the town.
  • Supervisor Larson to get bids to install a new heating system in the town hall to allow for better air circulation.
  • New entryway is still a possibility as well.

2022 Budget discussion:

  • No action taken

Cemetery Improvements:

  • Dane Rasmussen submitted a proposal to remove vegetative growth along the sides and within the cemetery. He outlined 3 methods that could be used.
  • Chairman Lund advised Brett Ackley will come in with his one arm and chainsaw to remove brush and bramble. Recommends going all the way to the fence line. Brett is currently 10 weeks out but the cemetery project has been placed on his schedule. No cost estimate available at this time.
  • Deputy Clerk/Treasurer to organize and scan all cemetery documents and also put information regarding plots, etc. on a spreadsheet to make searchable via town website.

CHAIRMAN’S Report:

  • The Board of Review was held on September 1, 2021. No cases were heard.
  • Fall Clean-up is scheduled for October 2, 2021 from 8AM-12PM at Murtha Sanitation.
  • Ordinances regarding building permits and code will be reviewed and updated at the October meeting. Clerk to send copies of these ordinances to board members prior to the next meeting.
  • Clerk to obtain 2020 census numbers to update the Town of Eau Galle Comprehensive Plan 2020.

Items for next meeting:

  • None noted

Open Forum:

  • No comments.

Date of Next Meeting:

  • October 11, 2021 7:00 PM

Adjourn:

  • Motion to Adjourn at 8:18 PM by Kevin Larson second by Amy Shafer, motion carried.

Nicole Olson
Town Clerk/Treasurer
Approved: 10/11/2021

Public Notice: Oct. 11, 2021 Board Meeting

The Town Board of the Town of Eau Galle, St. Croix County, Wisconsin, hereby provides its written notice and an agenda of the public meeting of the Town Board for Monday, October 11, 2021 at 7:00 PM, at the Eau Galle Town Hall, 285 County Road BB Baldwin, Wisconsin.

AGENDA

Agenda may be changed up to 24hrs before meeting by posting.

Agenda will be (items not necessary presented in this order):

  1. Call to order and roll call
  2. Verification of proper public notice
  3. Agenda presentation

    Consider for approval or other action:

  4. Agenda
  5. Minutes from September 13, 2021 town board meeting after any corrections have been rectified.
  6. Reports/Updates presented:
    1. Treasurer’s Report –
      1. Vouchers and payment of bills
    2. Building Report – New building permits
  7. Announcements and Review of correspondence received, if any
  8. Property Tax Collection Agreement between St. Croix County and the Town of Eau Galle
  9. Discussion and action on Bridge Petition for the Pettis County Aid Bridge(s) located on 20th Avenue .6 of a mile east of State Highway 63.
  10. Comments for St. Croix County regarding Conditional Use Application from Murtha Sanitation requesting approval for the construction of a new transfer building.
  11. Discussion and action regarding Carlson SV Audit Engagement Letter
  12. Discussion and review of possible changes to Ordinance 16-01 regarding nonresidential building permits and Ordinance 16-02 building code ordinance for residential and commercial.
  13. Road Work
  14. ARPA update and discussion of possible projects
  15. 2022 Budget discussion
  16. Cemetery Improvement discussion
  17. Chairman’s Report
  18. Public comment/open forum
  19. Date of next meeting
  20. Adjourn

Discussion and action may occur on any of the above agenda items.

Meeting notice posted this 6th day of October 2021, on the town’s website at www.townofeaugalle.org and at: Eau Galle Town Hall, 285 County Road BB

Nicole Olson
Eau Galle Town Clerk/Treasurer

Minutes: Aug. 9, 2021 Board Meeting

Minutes of 08-09-2021 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 no additional items had been added since the August 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 posted on a motion by Amy Shafer second by Kevin Larson, motion carried.

Minutes of the 07-12-2021 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 with the addition of one check to Baldwin Bulletin, motion carried.

Building and Driveway Permits issued were reviewed.

Clerk reviewed correspondence and emails.

Website redesign contract was reviewed. Motion by Amy Shafer, second by Kevin Larson to sign contract to redesign the town website, motion carried.

Road Work:

  • The town ditches need to be mowed. Some residents have planted crops in the ditches. The crops that were planted in the ditches will be mowed down in the interest of public safety.
  • ¼ of the town is due for brushing. This has not yet been scheduled. Agenda item for next month.
  • 5th Avenue brush will be cut this year prior to snowplow season.
  • Seal coating 2/3 of a mile on 250th Street North of I-94 will not be completed this year.
  • St. Croix County seal coated 2 miles of 250th Street South of I-94. This was unscheduled in the town budget for 2021 road work and St. Croix County has advised this invoice can be paid next year if the town chooses to delay payment. Invoice has not yet been received.
  • 2 culverts are failing on 20th Ave and need to be replaced this fall. The estimate is approximately $15,000.00.
  • Possible project for LRIP is ¾ of a mile of 20th Ave East of Highway 63.
  • Resolution 2021-03 was reviewed. Motion by Amy Shafer, second by Kevin Larson to adopt Resolution #2021-03. Chairman Lund took a roll call vote; Chairman Lund- Aye, Amy Shafer-Aye, Kevin Larson-Aye, motion carried. Resolution 2021-03 signed.

ARPA Update:

  • Interim guidance remains fluid. Discussion occurred regarding possible projects. No action taken.
  • No items noted for next month’s meeting.

Chairman’s Report:

  • United Fire and Rescue is increasing their assessment by 5%. Our town portion will increase to $40,000.00 next year. Last year was $39,000.00.
  • A town resident selling his home advertised a mother-in-law suite that could be used for rental income. The mother-in-law suite was never inspected. The town building inspector sent the resident a violation of the municipal building code of ordinances notice.
  • The Board of Review is coming up. Open Book will be held at the town hall August 25th from 12:00 PM- 2:00 PM. Board of Review will be held September 1st from 12:00 PM -2:00 PM.
  • The Park Fund can be used for cemetery improvements. A town resident is willing to make a list of needed improvements and present the list to the town board in order to prioritize the use of funds. The Deputy Clerk is interested in transferring paper copies of cemetery plots and other important data to an electronic record. Agenda item for next month.
  • Fall Clean-up date will be scheduled for the end of September.

Open Forum:

  • No comments

Driveway and Highway Access Ordinance was reviewed. Several changes were made in order to comply with updated new town plan. The adoption of the Updated Driveway and Highway Access Ordinance will be an agenda item at next month’s meeting.

Date of next meeting: Monday September 13, 2021 at 7:00 PM

Motion to Adjourn at 8:11 PM by Amy Shafer second by Kevin Larson. Motion carried.

Nicole Olson
Clerk/Treasurer

Approved: 09-13-2021