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: July 9, 2018 Board Meeting

Notice: Residents Town of Eau Galle

The Town Board of the Town of Eau Galle will hold the monthly meeting July 9, 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. Discussion and action 2 lot CSM for Ura Gingerich in Section 20
  8. Discussion on Town Hall HVAC issues.
  9. Discussion and action on Assessor Contract for 2019.
  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 June 26, 2018
William Peavey
Clerk/Treasure

Minutes: May 14, 2018 Board Meeting

Minutes of 05-14-2018 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 04-09-2018 Board Meeting were approved 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 two additional checks, motion carried.

Clerk reviewed correspondence.

Building Permits issued in past month were reviewed.

Discussion was held on request from Del Ziebart to approve 1 lot CSM in section 26. Motion by Kevin Larson second by Amy Shafer to approve 1 lot CSM for Del Ziebart in section 26 conditionally on St. Croix County approval of driveway, motion carried, map signed.

Clerk Peavey presented Audit report from CarlsonSV CPA’s. Motion by Amy Shafer second by Kevin Larson to approve Audit Report, motion carried.

Discussion was held on Zoning Districts being proposed from County with an overview and update by Chairman Lund.

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

  • 222th Culvert replaced
  • 50th & Sandpiper ground
  • May need to put up weight limit signs on 10th if County B bridge repaired
  • 222 St. needs gravel repair
    • $2,000 short term fix
    • $8,000 long term fix
    • Town will authorize long term fix
  • County Highways will do summer mowing and spraying if necessary
  • BB from 94 to Woodville will be 2019 County Project
  • New ATV/UTV sign law now in effect
  • 2018 Projects
    • $215,178 2018 Construction Budget
    • $ 25,000 2018 Sealcoat budget
    • $ 14, 563 2017 LTRIP
    • $ 15,000 2018 snowplowing carryover
    • $269,741 Subtotal
    • $-38,000 Sandpiper
    • $-105,000 50th
    • $ 126,741 Subtotal for other 2018 projects
    • Approximate $20,000 a mile to crack seal and sealcoat
      • Pierce St. Croix Rd from 63 to ¼ east of BB, 3 miles
      • 250th from N to 50th, 1.5 miles
      • 250th from Pierce St. Croix rd. to 20th, 2 miles

Chairman’s Report

  • Resident considering “tiny home” concept
    • 12 X 12
    • County has 720 sq. ft minimum
    • Town requires 20ft wide and foundation
  • Dairyland Power will be rebuilding transmission line through Town

Open Forum

  • Pending Owners of property at 2254 30th Ave requested information;
    • Create Cidery and Event Center
    • Now zoned Ag 2
    • Liquor License would be requested
      • On and Off sale of beer, Cider and Alcohol
    • Events to Midnight Sat & Sun
    • Need to build structure
    • County allows 15 events per year
      • What is an event?
      • Variance for more
      • Maximum of 80 people
    • Apr to Nov
    • Parking lot if required
    • Agenda next Board meeting
    • Agenda next Planning Meeting

Next meeting 06-11-2018 at 7:00 with Board of Review at 6:50

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

William Peavey
Clerk/Treasure

Public Notice: June 21, 2018 Board of Review Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Review for the Town of Eau Galle St. Croix County shall hold its first meeting on the 21th day of June 2018 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the Eau Galle Town Hall.

Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the Board of Review and procedural requirements if appearing before the Board:

  • No person shall be allowed to appear before the Board of Review, to testify to the Board by telephone or to contest the amount of any assessment of real or personal property if the person has refused a reasonable written request by certified mail of the assessor to view such property.
  • After the first meeting of the Board of Review and before the Board’s final adjournment, no person who is scheduled to appear before the Board of Review may contact, or provide information to, a member of the Board about the person’s objection except at a session of the Board. Open book shall occur no less than 7 days prior to the board of review.
  • The board of review may not hear an objection to the amount or valuation of property unless, at least 48 hours before the board’s first scheduled meeting, the objector provides to the board’s clerk written or oral notice of an intent to file an objection, except that upon showing of good cause and the submission of a written objection, the board shall waive that requirement during the first 2 hours of the board’s first scheduled meeting, and the board may waive that requirement up to the end of the 5th day of the session or up to the end of the final day of the session if the session is less than 5 days with proof of extraordinary circumstances for failure to meet the 48 hr. notice requirement and failure to appear before the board of review during the first 2 hours of the first scheduled meeting.
  • Objections to the amount or valuation of property shall first be made in writing and filed with the clerk of the board of review within the first 2 hours of the board’s first scheduled meeting, except that, upon evidence of extraordinary circumstances, the board may waive that requirement up to the end of the 5th day of the session or up to the end of the final day of the session if the session is less than 5 days. The board may require objections to the amount or valuation of property to be submitted on forms approved by the Department of Revenue, and the board shall require that any forms include stated valuation of the property in question. Persons who own land and improvements to that land may object to the aggerate valuation of land and improvements to that land, but no person who owns land and improvements to that land may object only to the valuation of that land or only to the valuation of improvements to that land. No person may be allowed in any action or proceedings to question the amount or valuation of property unless the written objection has been filled and that person in good faith presented evidence to the board in support of the objections and made full disclosure before the boards in support of the objection and made full disclosure before the board, under oath, of all that person’s property liable to assessment in the district and the value of that property. The requirement that objections be in writing may be waived by express action of the board.
  • When appearing before the Board, the person shall specify, in writing, the persons estimate of the value of the land and of the improvements that are the subject of the person’s objection and specify the information that the person used to arrive at that estimate.
  • No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone or subject or object to a valuation; if that valuation was made by the Assessor or the Objector using the income method; unless the person supplies the Assessor all the information about income or expenses, as specified in the manual under sec 73.03(2a), that the assessor requests. The Town of Eau Galle has an Ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income expenses that is provided to the Assessor under this paragraph which provides exemptions for persons using information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or of the duties of their office or by order of a court. The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determined that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under Section 19.35(1) of Wis. Statutes.
  • The Board shall hear upon oath, by telephone, all ill or disabled persons who present to the Board a letter from a physician, surgeon or osteopath that confirms their illness or disability. No other persons may testify by telephone unless the Board, in its discretion has determined to grant a property owner’s or their representative’s request to testify under oath by telephone or written statement.
  • No person may appear before the board of review, testify to the board by telephone, or contest the amount of assessment unless, at least 48 hours before the first meeting of the board, or at least 48 hours before the objection is heard if the objection is allowed under s.70.47(3)(a), Wis. Stats., that person provides to the clerk of the board of review notice as to whether the person will ask for the removal of a member of the board of review and, if so, which member, and provide a reasonable estimate of the length of time the hearing will take.

Notice is hereby given this 30th day of May 2018
William Peavey, Clerk

Public Notice: Assessment Roll Open For Examination and Open Book

Town of Eau Galle, St. Croix County

Pursuant to s70.45, Wis. Stats. The assessment roll for the year 2018 assessment will be open for examination starting on the 14 day of June 2018 at 6 PM until 8PM.

Additionally, the assessor shall be available on the 14 day of June 2018 at the Town Hall from 6 PM to 8 PM.

Instructional material will be provided at the open book to persons who wish to object to valuations under s. 70.47, Wis. Stats.

William Peavey, Clerk