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

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

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