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: June 10, 2019 Board Meeting

Minutes of 06-10-2019 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 05-13-2019 Board Meeting were approved 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, motion carried.

Clerk reviewed correspondence. Discussed concerns raised by Tiffany Chapin with ditch spraying, Clerk to respond with information on chemicals used, that St. Croix County Highway Department did the spraying and a contact person in the St Croix County Highway Department Office.

Building and Driveway Permits issued were reviewed

Discussion was held concerning the new County Zoning Ordinance. Clerk Peavey updated the Board that the last updates were made to Zoning map. County staff will be bringing new Ordinance to County Board in August. Will need to get Planning Commission to meet and discuss subdivision road issues and new Zoning Ordinance.

Discussion was held on need to hire new Assessor for 2020, 2019 Assessment year, as present assessor Paul Benish is retiring.

  • Assessors term would start June 1.
  • Still need to get required Assessors Qualifications

Road Work 2019

  • Updates
    • 55th. Ave with Village $4,400
    • 50th. 250th to B in preparation for 2020
      • $10,000 widen
      • $5,000 Culvert
      • $1,000 to repair culvert or
      • $5,000 to replace
    • Check on 2020 LTRIP availability

Chairman’s Report

  • Wilson Legion will put up Flag at cemetery
  • Could plan work day at cemetery
  • Need to review all Cemetery Policy
  • United Fire has some collection issues
    • Ordinance update may be required
  • County Highways could Seal Coat and Crackfill Hall Lot
    • About $3,000
    • Would need private contractor to redo lines
  • Need to start planning on loan as authorized at annual Meeting
    • Use to finish 2019 projects
    • Amount
  • Board of Review 06-26
  • Try to schedule Planning Commission meeting

Open Forum

  • Concerns on ditch spraying
  • Damage to 42nd ditch and shoulder

Next meeting 07-08-2019 at 7:00 PM

Motion to adjourn at 8:05 PM by Amy Shafer second by Kevin Larson, motion carried.

William Peavey
Clerk/Treasure

Minutes: May 13, 2019 Board of Review Meeting

Minutes of 05-13-2019 Eau Galle Board of Review

Minutes are unofficial until approved by Town Board

The 05-13-2019 Board of Review was called to order at 6:50 by Chairman Lund

Present were Jim Lund, Amy Shafer and William Peavey

As assessment roll was not completed by assessor the Board of review was adjourned until 06-11-2019 at 6:50 or sooner if assessment roll is completed.

Motion by Amy Shafer second by Jim Lund to adjourn at 6:55, motion carried.

William Peavey, Clerk/Treasure

Minutes: April 8, 2019 Board Meeting

Minutes of 04-08-2019 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 03-11-2019 Board Meeting were approved as corrected on a motion by Kevin Larson second by Amy Shafer, motion carried.

Bills for the month were reviewed. Motion by Kevin Larson second by Amy Shafer to approve bills with additional to St. Croix County Highway Department and Baldwin Bulletin, motion carried.

Clerk reviewed correspondence.

Building and Driveway Permits issued were reviewed

Discussion was held on contract with Murtha Sanitation. Justin Murtha from Murtha Sanitation answered questions. Contract is 2020 thru 2024 with present base price. Change was made striking last sentence page 1, adding fuel price base as of 01-01-2020. Motion by Kevin Larson second by Amy Shafer to approve contract as updated, motion carried, contract signed.

Chairman Lund on need to appoint 2 members to Planning Commission as terms of Pete Heebink and David North are ending. Motion by Amy Shafer second by Kevin Larson to reappoint Pete Heebink and David North to Planning Commission, motion carried.

Chairman Lund updated the Board on updated new zoning. Further discussion and input were held.

  • Good citizen response
  • Have until 04-16
  • Questions answered on C2
  • Planning Commission needs to meet to review and update plan
    • Clerk to get date set up

Chairman Lund reminded Board that this is last year for Assessor Paul Benish and the need to start researching replacement assessor early. Clerk to check if advertising is required.

Road Work 2019

  • Weight Limits will be on for at least 2 weeks
  • One weight limit sign missing
  • 250th North of 94 needs sign
  • No legal limit on how long weight limits can be on
  • Need to check if Town can bill for private culverts that need to be opened
  • Update on lights on Amish Buggies

Chairman’s Report

  • Board of review before next month meeting at 6:50
  • Annual meeting 04-16
  • Clean Up day 04-20

Chairman Lund reviewed safety concerns with present town Hall Chairs. Kevin Larson and Amy Shafer to get prices for next meeting and have item on agenda.

Open Forum

  • No comments

Next meeting 05-13-2019 at 7:00 PM

Motion to adjourn at 7:50 PM by Amy Shafer second by Kevin Larson, motion carried.

William Peavey, Clerk/Treasure

Minutes: March 11, 2019 Board Meeting

Minutes of 03-11-2019 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 02-11-2019 Board Meeting were approved as corrected 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 additional for St. Croix County Highway Dept., Brooke Excavating and 5 Election Workers, motion carried.

Clerk reviewed correspondence.

Building and Driveway Permits issued were reviewed.

Town Board recommendation for 1 lot CSM for Barry Serier in the NE ¼ of Section 18 and the NW ¼ of Section 17 was reviewed. Motion by Kevin Larson second by Amy Shafer to approve conditionally on acceptable perk sites added to CSM, motion carried, map signed conditionally.

Chairman Lund updated the Board on updated new zoning. Further discussion and input was held with emphasis on the following.

  • R1 & R2 requirements
  • Accessary Homes
    • Must be attached
  • R1 minimum of 10 Acres
  • R1 to restrictive
  • R2 too much change
  • Town Plan can be more restrictive than County

Road Work 2019

  • Wt. Limits should go up 03-22
    • Inform residents
  • Road costs up 3-5 % for 2019
  • Update on snow plowing costs at April meeting
  • Continue to monitor roads as the thaw continues
  • Road projects for April meeting

Chairman’s Report

  • 04-02 Election
  • 04-16 Annual Meeting at 7:00 PM
    • Land sale as agenda item
  • April meeting set date of Board of Review
  • Issues with chairs at Town Hall
    • Options
  • 04-20 Clean Up at Murtha Sanitation
  • Planning Commission appointments next Month
    • Peter Heebink and David North terms are up

Open Forum

  • Question on County Sanding and Plowing private driveways.
    • Clerk will check with Highway Commissioner
  • Concern about snow plowing plugging private driveway

Next meeting 04-08-2019 at 7:00 PM

Motion to adjourn at 8:00 PM by Kevin Larson second by Amy Shafer, motion carried.

William Peavey, Clerk/Treasure