Monroe County Unit Meeting

November 18th, 2021 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Location: American Legion Hall | 508 Walker St | Wilton, Wisconsin 54670 Get Directions »

RSVP:             Please RSVP to Dan Buchholz, Clerk-Town of Wellington 608-487-6525 (RSVP one week before the meeting – thank you!)

County unit meeting participation is encouraged for all town officials.  The meetings empower you to network with other town officials, engage with legislators, learn from speakers, hear updates from WTA Directors, and improve your ability to serve your constituents.  The Monroe County Unit leaders look forward to your participation.

  • Call to Order
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Roll Call
  • Minutes from last meeting (see below)
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Legislator Reports
  • Presentations:
    • Cedric Schnitzler, Monroe County Board Chair – Brief update on board happenings and answer questions
    • Alison Elliott, Monroe County Sanitation and Zoning Director – Update on dog licensing and control – ATTENTION Clerks & Treasurers – very informative part of the meeting!
    • Ron Luethe – Update on broadband
  • WTA Director’s Report
  • Old Business
  • New Business
  • Next meeting date and location
  • WTA County Unit Stimulus drawing! (See below for details)
  • Adjourn
An email reminder will be sent a week prior to this meeting.  We use email addresses submitted annually by your town.  Please contact WTA at 715-526-3157 if you are not receiving emails from us.
Senators and Representatives:
Please advise Sandy Wood, Monroe County Unit Secretary, at [email protected], 608-378-4196 (landline) or 608-343-0031 (cell) as to whether you will be able to attend.  Thank you!

WTA County Unit Stimulus

Unit meetings are critical to WTA.  It is where we network, learn, and develop capacity with state Representatives and Senators.  All town elected and appointed officials are encouraged to attend county unit meetings.  Without effective unit meetings, town government would be much different.  Simply, a lot of our political influence is generated at and much of our network-based learning occurs during successful and well attended unit meetings.
COVID prompted a wide variety of approaches to unit meetings.  Members responded to each uniquely, some positively and some with decreased attendance.  To not only return to our previous level of success with unit meetings, but grow that success, WTA is offering the following incentive to be deployed at unit meetings:

Drawing:  One $50 gift card will be raffled off at a unit meeting held sometime in June-December.

NOTE:  Unit leadership will provide the winner’s name to WTA.  The gift card will be mailed to the winner no later than January 14, 2022.
Thank you to Scott Construction and Kwik Trip for sponsoring and supporting this effort!
Minutes from August 19, 2021 Meeting
Meeting called to order by Unit Chairperson - Jack Herricks.  Roll Call was taken and 61 were present.
LeRoy Baldwin, chair of host township, introduced his town representatives.  Motion was made and seconded to approve May 20th minutes as sent.
Treasurer’s report was given by Art Tralmer, balance of $35.02.
 Steve Dickinsen, WTA Director of District 2 gave a report.
Brad Pfaff, Senate of District 32 spoke on 2021-2023 State Budget Initiatives that are impacting Towns.
Nancy VanderMeer, State Assembly Representative District 70, reported on Health Care.
Loren Oldenburg, State Assembly Representative District 96, talked about how townships can reach out to him as needed.  It was reported that on June 21st the assembly floor session closed in honor of Sharon Folcey.
Mike Hollen, Representative of Senator Ron Johnson gave an update.  Jeff Schultz, Representative of Senator Patrick Testin gave a report.
David Ohnstad, county Highway Commissioner, gave a report on highway concerns and projects in progress.  Too many demands, not enough resources.
Drawing for one free ticket to the annual convention was awarded to Terry Tiber.
 Ron Luethe spoke on the special broadband committee.

Old Business:

Jack Herricks reminded the towns about the $50.00 donation to Monroe County Land Conservation for road and stream crossing inventory.

New Business:

Host for the next Unit meeting will be Wellington Township, November 18, 2021 at Wilton American Legion.
Being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.
Respectively submitted by Paul Klinkner