Open Book will be held on Tuesday, April 30, 2013

LEGAL NOTICE: TOWN OF BLACK EARTH

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
4:00p.m. – 6:00p.m.

The OPEN BOOK SESSION will be held on Tuesday, April 30, 2013.

The purpose of the open book session is to compare assessments and discuss any concerns you have with the assessor regarding your property or any other items of interest.

Objection forms are available from the Clerk and should be returned to the clerk to set up an appointment for the Board of Review.  You may call me at 767-3765 to request a form.

This meeting will be held at 1116 Mills Street, Black Earth.

Joann Bennett, Clerk
Town of Black Earth

Posted April 3, 2013
Published April 11, 2013

The Board of Review is scheduled for Friday, May 17, 2013.

Notice: Spring Primary Election on February 19

Notice is hereby given for a Spring Primary Election to be held on Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Official Feb. 19 Election Notice (PDF)

Items on the ballot are

  1. Supreme Court Justice

The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

The election will take place at 1210 Mills Street, Black Earth.

Anyone needing an application for an absentee ballot should contact me at 767-2447.

Barb Parrell, Clerk

Posted January 18, 2013
Published February 6, 2013

Results of the Town Caucus

Complete caucus minutes

Caucus was called to order by Ken Olson.

Present were Ken Olson, Don Ripp, Tom Schlick, Brenda Kahl, Barb Parrell, Don Austin, Gerald Kerl, Peter Weil, Tom and Joann Bennett, Kenyon Kahl, Brian Nelson, Bruce Johnson, John Halverson, Bill Pulvermacher.

Town Chairman – Ken Olson was nominated by Don Austin, seconded Tom Schlick, approved on a unanimous ballot. Ken Olson abstained

Town Supervisor 1 – Tom Schlick was nominated by Don Ripp, seconded by Peter Weil and approved on a unanimous ballot. Tom Schlick abstained.

Town Supervisor 2 – Don Ripp was nominated by Don Austin seconded by Tom Schlick and approved on a unanimous ballot. Don Ripp abstained.

Town Treasurer – Brenda Kahl was nominated by Barb Parrell, seconded by Kenyon Kahl and approved on a unanimous ballot. Brenda abstained

Town Clerk – Barb Parrell is retiring. Joann Bennett was nominated by Barb Parrell, seconded by Tom Schlick approved on a unanimous ballot. Joann abstained.

The Caucus was closed on a motion by Tom and seconded by Don Ripp.

Planning Commission will meet on January 8

Notice is hereby given for a Planning Commission meeting on Tuesday, January 8 , 2013 at 6:30 p.m. This meeting will be held at 1116 Mills Street, Black Earth.

Agenda: Discussion and possible action on vacating a small section of John Wilkinson Road in front of William Hanson’s property, (formally Jerry Reeve). We need to vacate and rededicate a small portion because the curve was changed slightly when the road was upgraded.

Official Notice (PDF)

Town Caucus scheduled for January 8

Legal Notice TOWN OF BLACK EARTH (PDF)

TOWN CAUCUS 

January 8, 2013, 6:15 p.m.

Notice is hereby given for the election of Town Officers on April 2, 2013.

Town Chairman – for a two year term -incumbent Ken Olson

Town Supervisor 1 – for a two year term – incumbent Tom Schlick

Town Supervisor 2 – for a two year term – incumbent Don Ripp

Town Treasurer – for a two year term -incumbent Brenda Kahl

Town Clerk – for a two year term -incumbent Barb Parrell

A CAUCUS will be held on Tuesday January 8, 2013 at 6:15 p.m. The purpose of the caucus is to nominate persons for the ballot. This meeting will be held at 1116 Mills Street, Black Earth, WI 53515

Barb Parrell Clerk Posted December 17, 2012 Published December 26, 2012 and January 2, 2013

Tax Notice, December 2012

Town of Black Earth Tax Notice, December 2012

First installment of your property tax bill or full payment (optional) is due on or before 5 working days after January 31, 2013.  For residents who want to pay their bills before the end of this year (2012), please note that all payments must be received (not postmarked) by December 31, 2012.

Payments

Checks are payable to the Town of Black Earth.  Tax bill and dog license payments need to be kept separate (two checks).  The following address will be used for mailing and in person collection:

Town of Black Earth
Brenda Kahl, Treasurer
5446 County Road F
Black Earth, WI 53515

There will be a mailbox provided near my front door if you wish to drop off your tax bill(s).

Receipts

Residents who need a receipt should be sure to bring the entire bill, as the top portion will be marked “Paid” and returned as your receipt.  If mailing your payment, mail the entire bill and include a self-addressed stamped envelope so the top receipt can be mailed back to you.

Collection Hours

Taxes will be collected at my home on the following dates, or by appointment:
Saturday, December 29, from 9 a.m. to noon
Thursday, January 31, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Dog License

Dog license fees are $10 per neutered male or spayed female, $15 per un-neutered male or un-spayed female, and $50 per multiple (kennel) dog license.  An additional $5 delinquent fee will be charge if the license is not paid prior to April 1st.  Licenses are for the calendar year.  When applying for a dog license you will need to furnish the following or a license will not be issued:

  • A completed application form (Dog License Application Form)
  • Proof of rabies vaccination form from the vet
  • Payment in full payable to the Town of Black Earth
  • A self-addressed stamped envelope

Assessment Questions

If you have any questions about your assessment contact the Town’s assessor, Gardiner Appraisal Services, at 608-838-3993.

Transfer Site

The Town of Black Earth shares a transfer site with 2 other townships.  The township residents may take their recyclables and garbage to the site.  A one year permit runs from January 1 – December 31.  Those who wish to purchase a permit for the first time should call the Town of Mazomanie at 795-2920.

  • Ken Olson, Chairman, 767-2333
  • Tom Schlick, Supervisor, 795-2722
  • Don Ripp, Supervisor, 767-3668
  • Barb Parell, Clerk, 767-2447
  • Brenda Kahl, Treasurer, 767-28227

Legal Notice: New Mining Ordinance Approved; Weight Limits Ordinance Amended

Ordinance 4.19 (Weight Limits) Amended

Please take notice the that Town of Black Earth has amended Ordinance # 4.19, Establishing Special or Seasonal Weight Limits on November 8, 2012. The ordinance lists roads with seasonal or special weight limits and issuance’s of overweight permits. The full text of Ordinance # 4.19 is available at the town clerk’s office. For additional information contact the Clerk, Barb Parrell at 767-2447.
Published November 15, 2012

New Ordinance on Mining Approved

Please take notice that the Town of Black Earth has approved Ordinance # 12.1, Nonmetallic Mining on November 8, 2012. The general intent of this ordinance is to regulate the location, construction, installation, alteration, design, operation and use of all nonmetallic mines. The full test of Ordinance 12.1 is available at the town clerk’s office. For additional information contact the Clerk, Barb Parrell at 767-2447.
Published November 15, 2012

Official Legal Notice on Ordinance Changes (PDF)

Notice: Town Offices Up for Election next Spring

Notice is hereby given that an election for Town Officers will be held on Tuesday, April 2 2013. The terms are all two year terms, commencing on April 16 2013. Below are the officers at this time:

  • Chairman — Now held by Ken Olson.
  • Supervisor 1 — Now held by Tom Schlick.
  • Supervisor 2 — Now held by Don Ripp.
  • Treasurer — Now held by Brenda Kahl.
  • Clerk — Now held by Barb Parrell.

Official notice (PDF) (PDF)