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: Feb. 11, 2019 Board Meeting

Minutes of 02-11-2019 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 1-14-2019 Caucus were approved on a motion by Kevin Larson second by Amy Shafer, motion carried.

Minutes of the 1-14-2019 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 with additional for tax payments and loan payoff, motion carried.

Clerk reviewed correspondence.

Building and Driveway Permits issued were reviewed

Chairman Lund updated the Board on updated new zoning. Supervisor Shafer to develop letter to send to all landowners in the Town with a brief explanation of new zoning and dates to see maps at Town Hall.

Reviewed Building Inspector Contract, motion by Amy Shafer second by Kevin Larson to approve contract with All Croix Inspection for 01-01-19 thru 01-31-2021, motion carried, contract signed.

Road Work 2019

  • 03-01 Wt. Limits should go up
    • Inform residents
  • Discussion with Town and Village of Baldwin on 220th.
    • Crack seal and sealcoat in 2019
    • $60,000 US 12 to 55th.
    • $8,500 Eau Galle share by %
    • Will authorize Time and Material for Eau Galle share
  • Lights now required on Amish Buggies
    • Sheriff was contacted
    • No Fines, No Penalties
  • Road projects for April meeting

Chairman’s Report

  • Annual meeting in April
    • Regular Agenda
    • Add discussion on Land sale
  • Board of review in May
  • Need update from assessor on his future plans
    • Town of Hammond has same Assessor

Open Forum

  • No items

Next meeting 03-11-2019 at 7:00 PM

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

William Peavey, Clerk/Treasure

Minutes: Jan. 14, 2019 Board Meeting

Minutes of 01-14-2019 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 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 12-10-2018 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 one additional to St. Croix County Highway department, motion carried.

Clerk reviewed correspondence.

Building and Driveway Permits issued were reviewed

Chairman Lund updated the Board on updated new zoning. Supervisor Shafer reviewed R1 & R2 differences and concerns. Clerk to contact County Zoning about them making a presentation and answering questions, posable dates of 01-23 or 01-30 at 6:00 P.M. Clerk to put notice in paper and Web Site.

Reviewed Audit Engagement Letter from Carlson SV. Motion by Amy Shafer second by Kevin Larson to approve audit engagement letter, motion carried, letter signed.

Road Work 2019

  • County has time to do work now
  • Brushing
    • 1 arm mower
    • Budget
  • Possible 2019 projects

Chairman’s Report

  • Don Zignego has agreed to clean out ditch North of 431 250th to eliminate concerns about water flow at 431 250th.
  • Pay off loan when taxes are collected
  • 03-01 rent on cropland due
  • Building Inspector needs copy of Driveway Ordinance
  • Contract due for Building Inspector in 2019
  • Contract due for Murtha Sanitation in 2019
  • Paul Benish has indicated 2019 his last year
  • Any interest from Town Board about selling part of the 40 the hall sits on.
  • Will need to do a plan update after zoning changes

Open Forum

  • Building Inspector Contract to be forwarded to board
  • Clerk Peavey reviewed concerns he has with County Outdoor rec plan
  • Trash in ditch on 55th.

Next meeting 02-11-2019 at 7:00 PM

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

William Peavey, Clerk/Treasure

Minutes: Dec. 10, 2018 Board Meeting

Minutes of 12-10-2018 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 11-12-2018 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 as presented, motion carried.

Clerk reviewed correspondence.

Building and Driveway Permits issued were reviewed

Chairman Lund updated the Board on Cluster Meeting discussions, an updated new zoning proposal was reviewed. Town concerns were;

  • Accessory or “mother in law” homes
  • Tiny Homes
  • Density in R2
  • Animal units in R2

Clerk to contact Mike Ostlie Planning Chairman to secure a date to meet at Hall with County Staff for an update and discussion on concerns. With present Schedule of Board members a Wednesday may be best. Try to find a date before January Board meeting.

Reviewed Audit Engagement Letter from Carlson SV. Price increase was noted and Clerk Peavey to check on price increase. On next month agenda.

Chairman Lund reviewed minor changes to Driveway Ordinance and after clarification of wording of section 7B motion was made by Kevin Larson second by Amy Shafer to approve Driveway Ordinance as amended and clarified, motion carried.

Road Work 2018

  • 50th Ave from BB to 250th has been widened as required
  • Culverts on 10th, 20th and 30th will not be replaced before spring because of frost.
  • Branches on 32nd causing truck damage removed
  • Clerk Peavey brought forth a concern from resident at 431 250th.
    • Water from ditch crossing field North of her property
    • Causing water damage to her Lawn
    • Will have County Engineer investigate in the Spring
    • Will review solutions in the summer of 2019

Chairman Lund reviewed County Bridge Aid Petition for Erickson Bridge on 30th. .29 miles east of 222. Motion by Amy Shafer second by Kevin Larson to approve Erickson Bridge Aid Petition, motion carried, petition signed.

Discussed request made to Chairman Lund to allow a Mobile Home in section 9. Resident was not present so general discussion was held with little support without resident present. No action taken

Chairman’s Report

  • An issue with an overweight IOH was dealt with
  • Caucus on 01-14-2019

Open Forum

  • Supervisor Larson reviewed proposal for central Heat and air at Hall

Next meeting 01-14-2019 at 7:00 PM or after Caucus whichever is later.

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

William Peavey
Clerk/Treasure

Minutes: Nov. 12, 2018 Board Meeting

Minutes of 11-12-2018 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 10-08-2018 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 correction on Deposit, motion carried.

Clerk reviewed correspondence.

Building and Driveway Permits issued were reviewed

Chairman Lund updated the Board on Cluster Meeting discussions, an updated new zoning proposal was reviewed and County will be hosting an Open House on draft zoning proposal on December 6.

  • Planning Commission needs to meet in January to review proposal
  • Community Development Department will come to Hall for discussion
  • Some concerns;
    • R3 Town responsible for sewer if defaulted on
    • R2 Animal units
    • Concerns on density restriction
      • R1 1 per 10
      • R2 2 acre minimum
      • R3 most dense

Reviewed and discussed 2019 Budget. Motion by Amy Shafer second by Kevin Larson to adopt 2019 budget as was presented at Budget Hearing, motion carried.

Reviewed 2019 Tax levy as presented at Budget Hearing. Motion by Amy Shafer second by Kevin Larson to set 2018 Tax Levy payable in 2019 at $306,584.00, motion carried.

Clerk Peavey reviewed special charges to add to Tax Roll. Motion by Kevin Larson second by Amy Shafer to add delinquent fire calls, delinquent house numbers and delinquent garbage to tax roll, motion carried.

Discuss was held with Alyssa Britton from Dairyland Power Cooperative concerning their rebuild of Transmission Line that pass through the Town Property. Requested was for a specific 40 ft wide easement rather than the present blanket easement. Motion by Amy Shafer second by Kevin Larson to approve the requested easement, motion carried, easement signed. Project will be completed in 2020.

Clerk Peavey reviewed the proposed Tax Collection agreement with St. Croix County. Motion by Amy Shafer second by Kevin Larson to approve Tax Collection agreement with St. Croix county, motion carried, contract signed.

Road Work 2018

  • Mowing being done as weather allows
  • 2 bad culverts found
    • About $10,000
    • Eligible for bridge aid
    • On 30th &20th
    • Will replace with Plastic pipe.
  • 50th delayed due to weather
  • Chairman Lund has talked to property owner on 20th concerning private culvert issues.

Chairman’s Report

  • 1 dog sent to paws
  • Lease has been completed for Crop Land
  • Brooke Excavating will plow hall Lot
  • Need to clean hall before Christmas use
  • Audit Agreement approve next month
  • Caucus 01-14-2019 at 6:30 on a motion by Amy Shafer second by Kevin Larson
  • Have 2 neighbors with issues concerning dogs

Open Forum

  • No response

Next meeting 12-10 at 7:00 PM

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

William Peavey
Clerk/Treasure