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

Local Weather

Minutes: Oct. 14, 2019 Board Meeting

Minutes of 10-14-2019 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 Amy Shafer, Jim Lund and William Peavey.

The agenda was approved on a motion by Amy Shafer second by Jim Lund, motion carried.

Minutes of the 09-09-2019 Board Meeting were approved on a motion by Amy Shafer second by Jim Lund, motion carried.

Bills for the month were reviewed. Motion by Amy Shafer second by Jim Lund to approve bills as presented and with 2 additional, motion carried.

Clerk reviewed correspondence. Discussion on Brookville Cemetery rules at next month meeting.

Building and Driveway Permits issued were reviewed

Discussion was held concerning the new County Zoning Ordinance. Clerk Peavey informed the Board that a final draft of new Ordinance will come before Community Development Committee on the 17th of October and tentatively before the County Board in November. Discussion was held on the request the zoning change for Timothy and Jennifer Pedersen to change zoning on parcels 008-1006-70-000 and 008-1006-90-000 from Commercial to rural residential. A motion was made by Amy Shafer and seconded by Jim Lund and carried to support the zoning change for Timothy and Jennifer Pedersen to change zoning on parcels 008-1006-70-000 and 008-1006-90-000 from Commercial to rural residential.

Discussion was held on appointing Election Workers for the 2020-2022 term, a list was not provided by the republican or democratic party. Motion by Jim Lund second by Amy Shafer to reappoint Cheryl Hovde, Diane Johnson, Jacalyn Mathison, Connie North, Sandra Rissellman and Karen Swanson, motion carried.

Action on new Fire Protection Fee Ordinance was postponed until next meeting as United Fire has not completed draft Ordinance.

Discussion was held on a request from St. Croix Community Development Department to authorize the placement of Bike Route signs at no cost for installation or maintenance on Boston Rd. from County B east to Cady Town Line and 10th from the Wildwood Trail east to County B. Motion by Amy Shafer second by Jim Lund authorize the placement of Bike Route signs at no cost for installation or maintenances on Boston Rd. from County B east to Cady Town Line and 10th from the Wildwood Trail east to County B, motion carried.

Discussed proposed updates to Town Land Division Ordinance. All changes were reviewed and a Public Hearing for the updated Ordinance will be held November 11, 2019 at 6:45.

Reviewed 2020 Town Budget, updates were reviewed and corrections made. Budget Hearing will be held November 11, 2019 at 6:50.

Road Work:

  • 250th & 42 water issue on private property not a Town Issue
  • Boston Rd. to be finished October 23 and Boston Rd. will be closed
  • Culverts on 50th from 250th to B next couple weeks
    • Widening later in fall
  • Will address brush and trees in one quadrant of Town in ROW with 1 arm mower this fall weather permitting
  • Will follow up with chainsaw crew where trees are too big or inaccessible.
  • Will apply for LRIP grant for 50th from B to 250th
  • Will apply for Multimodal grant this fall for 47th from 63 for .5 miles East.
  • 233rd shoulders fixed
  • 30th sinkhole not addressed yet
  • Patching ongoing

Reviewed Tax Collection agreement with St. Croix County. Motion by Jim Lund second by Amy Shafer to authorize Tax Collection agreement with St. Croix County, motion carried, contract signed.

Chairman’s Report

  • December 30th. Sean Duffy replacement primary
  • Jan 27th Sean Duffy replacement election.
  • Town notified that a postal carrier was bitten by a dog at 208 Co. Rd. B, Richard Rominski property. No action required by Town as was on private property.
  • New rate for Fire Calls from United Fire $875.00 per hour for all hours including $75.00 per hour for EMS
  • Next Meeting
    • Budget
    • Tax Levy
    • Special Charges
  • Lines on Hall Parking will be painted on the 16th of October

No comments for open forum

Next meeting 11-11-2019 at 7:00 PM or after Public Hearing and Budget Hearing whichever is later.

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

William Peavey
Clerk/Treasure

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