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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2022 Assessor Notice

Town of Eau Galle, St. Croix County

Dear Property Owner,

A Maintenance Assessment of all Real and Personal Property for the Municipality will be conducted from January 1, 2022 through April 30, 2022. Please note the following from the Wisconsin Department of Revenue:

Continue reading: 2022 Assessor Notice

Voting by Absentee Ballot – Feb. 15, 2022 Election

Town of Eau Galle Voting By Absentee Ballot

Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may submit a request to vote an absentee ballot to their municipal clerk. A qualified elector is any U.S. citizen who:

  • will be 18 years of age or older on Election Day.
  • has resided in the ward or municipality where they wish to vote for at least 28 consecutive days before the election.

The elector must also be registered to vote to receive an absentee ballot. Proof of identification must be provided before an absentee ballot may be issued*.

Making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail

Contact your municipal clerk and request that an application for an absentee ballot be sent to you for the primary or election or both. You may make written application to your municipal clerk for an absentee ballot in person, by mail, by fax, by email or at MyVote.wi.gov.

Your written request must include:

  1. your voting address within the municipality where you wish to vote
  2. the address where the absentee ballot should be sent, if different from the address above
  3. your signature
  4. a copy of your photo identification*

The deadline for making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail is:

  • Thursday, February 10, 2022 no later than 5:00 PM.

*Voters who are indefinitely confined due to age, illness, infirmity, or disability may not be required to provide photo ID. If this applies to you, contact the municipal clerk regarding deadlines for requesting and submitting an absentee ballot.

**Special absentee voting application provisions apply to electors who are indefinitely confined, in the military, hospitalized, or serving as a sequestered juror. If this applies to you, contact the municipal clerk regarding deadlines for requesting and submitting an absentee ballot.

Voting an absentee ballot in person

You may also request and vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office or other specified location during the days and hours specified for casting an absentee ballot in person.

  • Nicole Olson (715) 410-4598
  • Eau Galle Town Hall 285 County Road BB Baldwin, WI 54002
  • Tuesdays 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM or by appointment

The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is:

  • Tuesday February 1, 2022

The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is:

  • Thursday, February 10, 2022

No in-person absentee voting may occur on the day before the election. The municipal clerk will deliver voted ballots returned on or before Election Day to the proper polling place or counting location before the polls close on February 15, 2022. Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted.

Minutes: Dec. 14, 2021 Board Meeting

Minutes of the Dec. 14, 2021 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 was added since the November Agenda was published in the Baldwin Bulletin (minutes of the 2022 Budget Hearing).

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

The agenda was approved with one correction in item #11 (changing ordinance numbers to 2021-03 and 2021-04) on a motion by Amy Shafer second by Kevin Larson, motion carried.

Minutes of the 11-08-2021 Board Meeting with one correction were approved on a motion by Kevin Larson second by Amy Shafer, motion carried.

Minutes of the 11-08-2021 2022 Budget Hearing were approved on a motion by Amy Shafer second by Kevin Larson, motion carried

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

Building and Driveway Permits issued were reviewed.

Clerk reviewed correspondence and emails.

Chairman Lund reviewed a request from Dennis Gossel for 3 lot CSM in Section 1. Motion by Amy Shafer, second by Kevin Larson to approve 3 lot CSM for Dennis Gossel in Section 1 with the condition that lot 2 is not built on until state or county approves a sanitary system, motion carried. Map signed. Clerk to send approved minutes to Dennis Gossel for his records.

Chairman Lund reviewed a request from Kevin Larson for 1 lot CSM in Section 27. Motion by Amy Shafer, second by Jim Lund, to approve 1 lot CSM for Kevin and Barb Larson in Section 27. Kevin Larson abstained from voting, motion carried. Map signed.

Clerk Olson reviewed the need to appoint election inspectors for a two-year term which begins January 1, 2022 and ends December 31, 2023. The Political Parties, Republican and Democratic submitted lists. The Republican list contained two names, Jennifer E. Flanders and Stephanie Supri and the Democratic list contained one name, Lyla Larson. The board has previously appointed 6 Election Inspectors per term. Motion by Amy Shafer, second by Kevin Larson to appoint all election inspectors submitted by the political parties as well as the following unaffiliated election workers for the 2022-2023 term, Jennifer Flanders, Stephanie Supri, Lyla Larson, and unaffiliated election inspectors Connie North, Cheryl Hovde, and Jacylyn Mathison, motion carried.

Chairman Lund reviewed changes to Ordinances 2021-03 and 2021-04. Motion by Kevin Larson, second by Amy Shafer to approve Ordinances 2021-03 Nonresidential Building Permits and 2021-04 Building Code Ordinance for Residential and Commercial, motion carried. Clerk to publish changes in the Baldwin Bulletin.

Road Work:

  • Town was awarded $16,000 LRIP funding for the 20th Avenue Project,
  • SW corner of the town trees have been marked for removal that are hanging over the road and causing obstruction or other hazard. The cost may be more than $20,000.
  • Road ratings are complete and have been marked on the map. Worst roads are 10th Avenue and 20th avenue. Others to keep in mind for 2022 road construction is 47th Avenue and town’s gravel roads.
  • The county would like a list of road projects sooner rather than later. Some things to consider:
    • All town gravel roads need work
    • Roads to sealcoat?
    • Spraying or mowing ditches this summer?
    • 47th Avenue project will be approximately $25,000
    • Road Shouldering may be needed as well.

ARPA UPDATE:

  • No update

CHAIRMAN’S Report:

  • On December 9, 2021 Chairman Lund attended the Village of Baldwin’s EMS/United Fire and Rescue-Baldwin Station Facilities meeting. Village of Baldwin has an estimate of 9 million dollars to build this new facility. Village of Baldwin feels Town of Eau Galle’s share of this project is 10%, roughly $574,000.00 They recommended Town of Eau Galle take a 20 year loan to cover their share of building this facility in the village of Baldwin making yearly payments of approximately $42,000.00 for 20 years in addition to the Assessment fee of approximately $40,000.00. If not all towns comply with this request for funding, Eau Galle’s portion will increase. It is unlikely Hammond, Cady, and Springfield will comply. It appears Village of Baldwin has obtained only one estimate for building this 9 million dollar facility.
  • District 19 County Board member is up for election. Unlikely that incumbent Bill Peavey will run this term.
  • Current checking account balance is roughly $144,000 at this time, Board to think about if we would like to make an early payment on our current loan and avoid some interest fees. Clerk to look into this further.
  • Next Ordinance to review is the Land Division Ordinance

Public Comment/Open Forum:

  • None

Date of Next Meeting:

  • A town Board Meeting to review and update the current Town of Eau Galle Land division Ordinance will be held at 6:00 PM on January 10, 2022.
  • The regular monthly Board Meeting will be held at 7:00 PM on January 10, 2022.

Adjourn:

  • Motion to Adjourn at 7:54 PM by Amy Shafer, second by Kevin Larson, motion carried.

Nicole Olson
Town Clerk/Treasurer
Approved: 01/10/2022

Public Notice: Test of Voting Machines for February 2022 Election

Notice is hereby given that the public test for the Town of Eau Galle, St. Croix County, WI of the voting machines for the election to be held February 15, 2022 will be held at the Eau Galle Town Hall on Tuesday February 8, 2021 at 9:30 AM.

Nicole L. Olson
Clerk/Treasurer

Minutes: Dec. 14, 2021 Public Hearing

Eau Galle Town Board Public Hearing to consider the proposed changes to Ordinance 16-01, Town of Eau Galle Non- Residential Building Permit and Ordinance 16-02, Town of Eau Galle Building Code Ordinance for Residential and Commercial.

*Minutes are unofficial until approved by the Town Board*

On December 14th at 6:45 PM Town Board Chairman Lund opened the public hearing at the town hall in order to receive public comment the proposed changes to Ordinance 16-01, Town of Eau Galle Non- Residential Building Permit and Ordinance 16-02, Town of Eau Galle Building Code Ordinance for Residential and Commercial. The purpose of the public hearing is to accept public comments on the proposed changes to these ordinances.

Chairman Lund indicated that the notice of the public hearing was posted as required by statutes.

No questions or comments were submitted in writing prior to the public hearing. No questions or comments were received during the public hearing.

Board reviewed final drafts of the ordinances.

Town Board Chairman Lund closed the public hearing on the proposed changes to Ordinance 16-01, Town of Eau Galle Non- Residential Building Permit and Ordinance 16-02, Town of Eau Galle Building Code Ordinance for Residential and Commercial at 6:53 PM.

Nicole Olson
Clerk/Treasurer
Approved: 01/10/2022