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: Aug. 13, 2018 Board Meeting

Minutes of 08-13-2018 Eau Galle Board Meeting

Minutes are unofficial until approved by Town Board

The regular monthly meeting was called to order by Chairman Lund at 7:00 P.M. at the Town Hall.

Chairman Lund indicated that notice of the meeting was posted as required by Statutes.

Town Board members present were Kevin Larson, Amy Shafer, Jim Lund and William Peavey.

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

Minutes of the 07-09-2018 Board Meeting were approved with corrections on a motion by Kevin Larson second by Amy Shafer, motion carried.

Bills for the month were reviewed. Motion by Amy Shafer second by Kevin Larson to approve bills as presented with four additional checks, motion carried.

Clerk reviewed correspondence.

Chairman Lund reported no update from County on proposed Zoning changes with update and public hearings coming in September or October, on next month agenda.

Discussion was held on Town Hall HVAC issues and concerns. Discussion was held on need to Air Condition Hall and changing Off Peak setting on baseboard heating. Continue as Agenda item.

Discussion was held on Web Site update and maintenance contract. Motion by Amy Shafer second by Kevin Larson to approve maintenance agreement with WTF Technical Solutions and request more information on benefit of updating Web Site for smart phone use, motion carried.

Road Work 2018

  • Culvert Wildwood Trail & 50Th repaired
  • Will start mowing ditches all the way out with 3 gang mowers
  • LTRIP for 2018 in progress
  • Check on LTRIP program for 2019
  • 250th North of I-94 not started
  • Weight Limit signs will be used on 10th
  • Citizen concerns on 270th North of County N
    • Traffic
    • Potholes
    • Snowplowing

Chairman’s Report

  • August 14 primary election
  • Approached about Lot on 233rd East of present Lot
  • Driveway concerns
  • Fall cleanup being scheduled
  • Add County Wasteline publication to web site

2019 Budget was discussed and draft budget reviewed. Board to look over and bring changes to next meeting.

Open Forum

  • Question raised from resident about old Camp Dakota Site
  • Would Board consider rezone from Commercial to Residential
  • Board took no action but did not see an issue with rezoning

Next meeting 09-10-2018 at 7:00

Motion to adjourn by Kevin Larson second by Amy Shafer, motion carried.

William Peavey
Clerk/Treasure

Public Notice: Sept. 10, 2018 Board Meeting

Notice Residents Town of Eau Galle

The Town Board of the Town of Eau Galle will hold the monthly meeting September 10, 2018 at the Town Hall at 7:00 PM

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

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

  1. Approve Agenda
  2. Approve Minutes
  3. Treasure Report
  4. Correspondence and Emails
  5. Report of Building Permits issued
  6. Discussion and update on Planning Commission meeting.
  7. Driveway Permit variance request from Brad Hopp in section 30
  8. Discussion on Town Hall HVAC issues.
  9. Discussion on 2019 Budget
  10. Road work 2018
    1. Discussion and possible action on scope and location of road work for 2018
  11. Chairman Report
  12. Open Forum
  13. Date of next meeting
  14. Adjourn

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

Dated August 29, 2018
William Peavey
Clerk/Treasure

Minutes: July 9, 2018 Board Meeting

Minutes of 07-09-2018 Eau Galle Board Meeting

Minutes are unofficial until approved by Town Board

The regular monthly meeting was called to order by Chairman Lund at 7:00 P.M. at the Town Hall.

Chairman Lund indicated that notice of the meeting was posted as required by Statutes.

Town Board members present were Kevin Larson, Amy Shafer, Jim Lund and William Peavey.

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

Minutes of the 06-11-2018 Board Meeting were approved with corrections on a motion by Amy Shafer second by Kevin Larson, motion carried.

Bills for the month were reviewed. Motion by Kevin Larson second by Amy Shafer to approve bills as presented with two additional checks, motion carried.

Clerk reviewed correspondence.

Chairman Lund reported no update from County on proposed Zoning changes, on next month agenda.

Ura Gingerich presented a request for Town Board approval of a 2 Lot CSM for Ura Gingerich in Section 20. Motion by Amy Shafer second by Kevin Larson to approve a 2 Lot CSM for Ura Gingerich in Section 20 conditionally on Perk Test acceptable to County for both lots, motion carried, CSM signed conditionally.

Discussion was held on Town Hall HVAC issues and concerns. Kevin Larson updated the Board on failure of present floor heat, issues with load control of baseboard heaters and need for air conditioning for summer rental. Kevin Larson reported on one estimate and waiting for other estimates, on next month agenda.

Clerk Peavey reviewed proposed contact from Benish Appraisal Service for assessment for 2019. Motion by Kevin Larson second by Amy Shafer to approve assessment contract for 2019 for $10,700 from Benish Appraisal Service, motion carried, contract signed.

Road Work 2018

  • 50th and Sandpiper paved, shouldering left to do.
  • Spray patch and Sealcoating completed
  • Costs for 250th North of I-94 to Woodville Limit were reviewed
    • Pulverizing and new 20 ft wide 2 in surface $60,635
  • $269, 741 — available for 2018 projects
  • $ 3,100 — additional LTRIP money
  • $272,841 — Subtotal
  • $-56,000 — Paving 50th
  • $-17, 000 — upcoming 50th & Sandpiper bills
  • $- 3,000 — Shouldering
  • $-70,000 — sealcoat
  • $-24,000 — paving Sandpiper
  • $102,841 — Available for 250th & 50th
  • Motion by Amy Shafer second by Kevin Larson to proceed with 250th North of I-94 for $60,635 as discussed and to proceed with necessary widening and culvert repair on 50th between BB and 250th for $17,000 in preparation for 2019 work as discussed, motion carried.
  • Chairman Lund reviewed conversation he had with Village of Baldwin regarding 55th from 63 to 220th.
    • Town would need 1 year notice to allow for budget dollars
    • Will need updated percentage of road frontage in Town
    • Specifications for any improvement would need Town approval
  • Culvert for manure hose on 220th will be paced

Chairman’s Report

  • August 14 primary election
  • Board of Review was June 22 with no one showing up
  • Will need to start 2019 Budget next month

Open Forum

  • ATV Club is reviewing signs for possible removal
  • Need first aid kit in Hall, clerk Peavey will get one
  • Need unisex signs for restrooms, Supervisor Shafer to get them

Next meeting 08-13-2018 at 7:00

Motion to adjourn by Kevin Larson second by Amy Shafer, motion carried.

William Peavey
Clerk/Treasure

Minutes: June 11, 2018 Board Meeting

Minutes of 06-11-2018 Eau Galle Board Meeting

Minutes are unofficial until approved by Town Board

The regular monthly meeting was called to order by Chairman Lund at 7:00 P.M. at the Town Hall.

Chairman Lund indicated that notice of the meeting was posted as required by Statutes.

Town Board members present were Kevin Larson, Amy Shafer, Jim Lund and William Peavey.

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

Minutes of the 05-14-2018 Board Meeting were approved with typo corrections on a motion by Amy Shafer second by Kevin Larson, motion carried.

Bills for the month were reviewed. Motion by Kevin Larson second by Amy Shafer to approve bills as presented with two additional checks, motion carried.

Clerk reviewed correspondence.

Building Permits issued in past month were reviewed.

Discussion was tabled on a request to establish a Cidery and event center at 2224 30th. Ave as the people requesting event center were not present. Planning Commission had met before Board meeting and also tabled request as people did not show up.

Discussion was held on Town Hall HVAC issues and concerns. Kevin Larson updated the Board on failure of present floor heat, issues with load control of baseboard heaters and need for air conditioning for summer rental. Kevin Larson reported on one estimate and waiting for other estimates, on next month agenda.

Road Work 2018

  • 50th and Sandpiper paved by July 1
  • New field driveway authorized for Ziebart
  • Tree cut on 50th.
  • Spray patch done $6,500, $1,700 less than estimate
  • Sealcoat in mid-July, $15,000 a mile
  • $96,000 total
  • 222nd done
  • Gravel roads graded
  • 50th BB to 250th
    • $10,000 to widen
    • $ 7,000 Patch road and culvert
    • $17,000 ready for 2019
  • 250th North of 94 getting in rough shape
    • Patch bad potholes
    • Have County Engineer look at it.
  • 233rd Amish buggy sign missing
  • ATV/UTV signs will be updated

Motion by Kevin Larson second by Amy Shafer to accept the bid from St. Croix County Highway department for Hot Mix paving for the 2018 reconstruction of 50th. Ave, motion carried.

Motion by Amy Shafer second by Kevin Larson to authorize St. Croix County Highway Department to do the reconstruction on 50th. Ave. for 2018, motion carried.

Chairman’s Report

  • Jon Gooding is seeking Federal Permit to sell guns
    • Falls under County Home occupation
  • Notified by Jon Trinko that shed of Dan Gingerich is on his property
  • 06-14 Open Book
  • 06-21 Board of Review

Open Forum

  • Concerns about driveway on former Wally Fenestra property

Next meeting 07-09-2018 at 7:00

Motion to adjourn by Kevin Larson second by Amy Shafer, motion carried.

William Peavey
Clerk/Treasure