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: 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

Minutes: March 12, 2018 Board Meeting

Minutes of 03-12-2018 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 02-13-2018 Board Meeting were approved with typo correction 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 with additions, motion carried.

Clerk reviewed correspondence.

Building Permits issued in past month were reviewed.

Discussion was held on Zoning Districts being proposed from County.

Discussion was held on need of a Manure Hose Placement in ROW Ordinance. Motion by Kevin Larson second by Amy Shafer to approve permit application with updates and authorize Chairman and Clerk sign, motion carried.

Road Work 2018

  • LTRIP approved for 50th. For section 233rd to BB
  • Issues on 230th near County Line
  • B bridge weight limits will not be required by State
  • 2018 Projects and costs
    • 2018 Budget including unspent snowplowing $300,000
    • Sandpiper $36,000
    • 50th 233 to BB $100,000
    • 6 Miles sealcoat $90,000
    • 6 days crackfill $24,000
    • Leaves about $25,000 for unanticipated expenses
  • Culvert on 222nd and 30th required for manure pumping
    • Applicant will pay contractor directly
    • To Town standards
    • Require insurance certificate from contractor

Chairman’s Report

  • Check on paying 2018 loan payment early
  • April 3rd election
  • Heather McAbee agreed to be on planning commission
  • 04-17 Annual Meeting at 7 PM
    • Zoning as discussion item
  • Cleanup date 04-21, 9 to noon At Murtha
    • Check if Tires are allowed for a fee
  • Audit has started

Open Forum

  • Request to review ATV/UTV Ordinance for 24X7 365 use at next meeting
    • On next Agenda

Next meeting 04-09-2018 at 7:00

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

William Peavey
Clerk/Treasure

Minutes: Sept. 14, 2017 Board Meeting

Minutes of 09-14-2017 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 with the removal of item 7 on a motion by Kevin Larson second by Amy Shafer, motion carried.

Minutes of the 08-14-2017 Board Meeting were approved on a motion by Amy Shafer second by Kevin Larson, motion carried.

Minutes of the 08-30-2017 Board Meeting were approved on a motion by Amy Shafer second by Kevin Larson, motion carried.

Minutes of the 08-30-2017 Board of Review were approved on a motion by Kevin 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, motion carried.

Clerk reviewed correspondence

Building Permits issued in past month were reviewed.

Chairman Lund reviewed request for Town Board approval for CSM for Donald Larson Estate in Section 30. Motion by Kevin Larson second by Amy Shafer to approve CSM for Donald Larson Estate in Section 30, motion carried, CSM signed.

Chairman Lund reviewed the need to borrow $100,000 for 2 years from the First Bank of Baldwin to allow cash flow and sealcoating/road construction in 2018.  Borrowing this year at favorable interest rates allow repayment to be part of 2018 tax collections. Previous resolution was for $150,000 and Clerk to get necessary documentation for Board for next month meeting.

Road Work 2017

  • Sandpiper
    • 2 culverts replaced
    • No blacktop patches this year
    • Soft surface
    • Add base stabilize
    • No fall grinding
    • Fix center of cul-de-sac next year
    • About $6,000 this year
  • Remove signs on 20th west of BB
  • Remove signs 10th East of 230th

Chairman’s Report

  • Board of Review 09-19
  • Clean Up Oct 7
  • This Saturday Tire Roundup
  • Can we add Co waistline to Web Site?
  • No more action on request for slaughter house in Town

Open Forum

  • Nothing

Next meeting 10-09-2017 at 7:00

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

William Peavey
Clerk/Treasure

Minutes: Aug. 14, 2017 Board Meeting

Minutes of 08-14-2017 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 07-10-2017 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, motion carried.

Clerk reviewed correspondence

Building Permits issued in past month were reviewed.

Road Work 2017

  • Traffic Concerns on 30th. East of BB
    • Safety of children
    • Chairman Lund to contact county for correct sign
    • Board ok with erecting sign
  • Start mowing ditches out
  • Concerns over Wild Parsnip in ditches
  • Next month approve loan for 55th.
    • $150,000 over 2 year payback
  • 2018 Projects
    • 222nd or Sandpiper
    • $120,000 mile for blacktop
    • $17,000 mile add base
    • $15,000 mile sealcoat
  • Need to get Clements culvert finished

Reviewed preliminary 2018 budget, additions and corrections made, on next month agenda.

Chairman’s Report

  • Adjourned Board of Review 08-30 at 12:00
  • Board of Review 09-13 at 12:00 to 2:00
    • Open Book 09-13 from 10:00 to 12:00
  • Well test back, good water copies of test available
  • Fall Cleanup 10-07 from 9 to 12
  • County tire cleanup 09-16 at Town of Baldwin
  • County developing new zoning districts to replace ag-res
  • County developing plans for new County Shop

Open Forum

  • Nhia Cha Yang appeared before Board requesting Town Board input in starting Slaughter shop at 2459 20th. Ave.
    • He was informed not an agenda item and no action could be taken.
    • Chairman Lund informed him that letters of approval were needed from the following before it would be an agenda item;
      • County Zoning
      • Wisconsin DNR
      • DATCP
      • Town Building Inspector
      • Permit from DNR and United Fire to burn old barn

Next meeting 09-11-2017at 7:00

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

William Peavey
Clerk/Treasure