News & Notices

October 24, 2018

NOTICE OF A SPECIAL MEETING

     Notice is hereby given that a special meeting of the Reedsville Village Board is to be held at the Reedsville Municipal Building, located at 217 Menasha Street, Reedsville, Wisconsin on Thursday, October 25th, 2018 at 5:00 pm for discussion and possible decision on the leasing of a payloader

Manitowoc County Referendum Question – Dark Store Loophole

October 18, 2018

NOTICE OF REFERENDUM

Manitowoc County

November 6, 2018

 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that at an election to be held in the County of Manitowoc, on November 6, 2018, the following proposed Resolution of the County Board, will be submitted to a vote of the people:

WHEREAS, each time a big box retailer receives a “Dark Store” tax break homeowners, small businesses, and other property owners have to bear a greater share of the property tax levy; and

WHEREAS, over the past several months, municipal, county, city, and town officials have been in contact with state legislators expressing their opposition to the “Dark Store” tax loophole with little success; and

WHEREAS, unless the “Dark Store” loophole is closed, the property tax burden will shift to residential homeowners and small businesses or essential service may be reduced;

WHEREAS, the Manitowoc County Board of Supervisors desires to have a county-wide advisory referendum to provide guidance to the state legislature as to the will of the Manitowoc County electorate on the issue of the “Dark Store” loophole;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Supervisors of Manitowoc County, Wisconsin hereby directs the County Clerk to place the following advisory referendum question on the November 6, 2018 ballot:

Should the state legislature enact legislation that closes the Dark Store loophole that currently allows commercial retail properties to significantly reduce the assessed value of their property and thus their property tax, which results in a shift to taxes levied against residential home owners and small businesses.

  1. Yes
  2. No

The question will appear on the ballot as follows:

“Should the state legislature enact legislation that closes the Dark Store loophole that currently allows commercial retail properties to significantly reduce the assessed value of their property and thus their property tax, which results in a shift to taxes levied against residential home owners and small businesses.”

EXPLANATION:  A “yes” vote indicates that you believe that the State Legislature should change the law to fix the “Dark Store” loophole. The “Dark Store” loophole allows big box retailers to reduce their property taxes by assessing their property as if it was a vacant or “dark” store, thus resulting in a lower tax assessment. A “no” vote means that you do not believe that the State Legislature should make any changes to the law regarding how the value of commercial properties are assessed.

Done in the City of Manitowoc, Wisconsin on August 28, 2018.

Lois Kiel,    Manitowoc County Clerk

November 6, 2018 General Election Information to Voters

October 18, 2018

TO THE VOTERS OF THE VILLAGE OF REEDSVILLE:  Notice is hereby given of a General Election to be held in the Village of Reedsville, on November 6, 2018 at which the officers named below shall be chosen. The names of the candidates for each office to be voted for, whose nominations have been certified to or filed in this office, are given under the title of the office, each in its proper column, together with the questions submitted to a vote, for a referendum, if any, in the sample ballot below.

INFORMATION TO VOTERS:  Upon entering the polling place, a voter shall give his or her name and address show an acceptable form of photo identification and sign the poll book before being permitted to vote. If a voter does not have acceptable photo identification, the voter may obtain a free photo ID for voting from the Division of Motor Vehicles. If a voter is not registered to vote, a voter may register to vote at the polling place serving his or her residence if the voter provides proof of residence. Where ballots are distributed to voters, the initials of two inspectors must appear on the ballot. Upon being permitted to vote, the voter shall retire alone to a voting booth and cast his or her ballot except that a voter who is a parent or guardian may be accompanied by the voter’s minor child or minor ward. An election official may inform the voter of the proper manner for casting a vote, but the official may not in any manner advise or indicate a particular voting choice.

Where hand-count paper ballots are used, fill in the oval next to the name of the candidate for whom he or she intends to vote. To vote for a person whose name does not appear on the ballot, where paper ballots are used, the voter shall write in the name of the person of his or her choice in the space provided for a write-in vote.

On referenda questions, where paper ballots are used, the voter shall fill in the oval to the left of the “yes” if in favor of the question, or the voter shall fill in the oval to the left of the “no” if opposed of the question.

Where optical scan voting systems are used, the voter shall touch the screen at the name of the candidate for whom he or she intends to vote. To vote for a person whose name does not appear on the ballot, the voter shall type in the name of the person of his or her choice in the space provided for a write-in vote. On referenda questions, where touch screen voting Systems are used, the voter shall select the button next to the “yes” if in favor of the question, or the voter shall select the button next to the “no” if opposed of the question.

NOTE: A voter must vote for Governor and Lieutenant Governor jointly on one ticket. A vote for Governor is also a vote for Lieutenant Governor. To vote for persons whose names do not appear on the ballot, write the names of individuals for both offices on the lines provided.

If the voter spoils a ballot, he or she shall return it to an election official who shall issue another ballot in its place, but not more than three ballots shall be issued to any one voter. If the ballot has not been initialed by two inspectors or is defective in any other way, the voter shall return it to the election official, who shall issue a proper ballot in its place.

The vote should not be cast in any other manner. Not more than five minutes time shall be allowed inside a voting booth. Unofficial ballots or a memorandum to assist the voter in casting his or her vote may be taken into the booth and copied. The sample ballot shall not be shown to anyone so as to reveal how the ballot is marked.

After casting his or her vote, the voter shall leave the booth; insert the ballot in the tabulator and shall leave the polling place promptly.

A voter may select an individual to assist in casting his or her vote if the voter declares to the presiding official that he or she is unable to read, has difficulty reading, writing or understanding English or that due to disability is unable to cast his or her ballot. The selected individual rendering assistance may not be the voter’s employer or an agent of the employer or an officer or agent of a labor organization which represents the voter.

November 6, 2018 Ballot

October 18, 2018

11-6-18 VOR ballot.

November 6, 2018 General Election Poll Hours

October 18, 2018

Notice of General Election

November 6, 2018

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a General Election will be held at the Reedsville Municipal Building, 217 Menasha Street, in the Village of Reedsville, on November 6, 2018.

Polls for the election will be opened at 7:00 AM and will close at 8:00 PM on that day.  Polling place is accessible to the elderly and to the disabled voter.

Notice of Meeting of the Local and Municipal Board of Canvassers

     At the close of voting on Election Day, pursuant to the provisions of Wis. Stat. § 19.84, the Election Inspectors will convene as a joint meeting of the Local Board of Canvassers and the Municipal Board of Canvassers for the purpose of conducting the local and municipal canvasses pursuant to Wis. Stat. §§7.51 and 7.53(1). This meeting will be open to the public pursuant to Wis. Stat. §§ 19.81-89.

Special Meeting – October 29, 2018, Valder’s Ambulance Contract

October 15, 2018

A special meeting of the Reedsville Village Board will be held on October 29th, 2018 at 6:30 pm at the Village of Valders Community Center, 420 N. Liberty St., Valders, WI.  The special meeting is for discussion and possible decision for the proposed Valders Ambulance 2019 contract.

Public Test of Optical Tabulating Equipment – October 30, 2018

October 11, 2018

Public Test of Optical Tabulating Equipment

     Notice is hereby given that the Public Test of the optical scan tabulating equipment, to be used at the General Election on November 6, 2018, will be conducted on Tuesday,

October 30, 2018 at 9:00 am at the Reedsville Municipal Building, 217 Menasha St., Reedsville, WI. This test is open to the general public. Chapter 5, Sec. 5.84.

Voting By Absentee Ballot – November 6, 2018 General Election

October 9, 2018

VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT

 Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may request to vote an absentee ballot. A qualified elector is any U.S. citizen, who will be 18 years of age or older on Election Day, who has resided in the ward or municipality where he or she wishes to vote for at least 10 consecutive days before the election. The elector must also be registered in order to receive an absentee ballot. Proof of identification must be provided before an absentee ballot may be issued.

You must make a request for an absentee ballot in writing.  Contact your municipal clerk and request that an application for an absentee ballot be sent to you for the primary or election or both. You may also submit a written request in the form of a letter. Your written request must list your voting address within the municipality where you wish to vote, the address where the absentee ballot should be sent, if different, and your signature. You may make application for an absentee ballot by mail, e-mail or in person.

Making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail.  The deadline for making application to receive an absentee by mail is 5 pm on the fifth day before the election, Thursday, November 1, 2018.  Village of Reedsville or Town of Maple Grove,  217 Menasha St., Reedsville, WI 54230:  [email protected]

Note: Special absentee voting application provisions apply to electors who are indefinitely confined to home or a care facility, in the military, hospitalized, or serving as a sequestered juror. If this applies to you, contact the municipal clerk regarding deadlines for requesting and submitting an absentee ballot.

Voting an absentee ballot in person:  You may also request and vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office during the days and hours specified for casting an absentee ballot in person.

 Reedsville Municipal Building,  217 Menasha St., Reedsville, WI 54230, Phone: 754-4371;   In-person absentee voting: Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.; Friday: 8:00 a.m.–Noon

 The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is: Monday, October 8, 2018;

 The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office: Friday, November 2, 2018

No in-person absentee voting may occur on the day before the election.

Requesting an absentee ballot thru myvote.wi.gov:  Registered voters may request an absentee ballot by visiting Myvote.wo.gov and clicking on “Vote Absentee”. Follow the prompts given and your request will be e-mailed to your municipal Clerk

The municipal clerk will deliver voted ballots returned on or before Election Day to the proper polling place or counting location before the polls close on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted.

Ordinance to Amend Section 9-2-6 Regarding Golf Cart Operation

October 2, 2018

Ordinance to Amend Section 9-2-6 of the Village Code of Ordinances

Ordinance No. 2018-4  Regarding Golf Cart Operation

            Whereas, Section 349.18 Wis. Stat. authorizes a Wisconsin municipality by ordinance to allow the operation of golf carts on any highway that has a speed limit of 25 miles per hour or less located within the municipality; and

Whereas, the Village Board recognizes the need and convenience for residents to operate golf carts in the Village of Reedsville;

Now therefore, in the interest of public health, safety, welfare, and convenience, pursuant to Section 349.18 and Section 61.34, Wis. Stats., and its police powers, the Village Board of the Village of Reedsville, WI hereby amends Title 9, Chapter 2 of the Village Code of Ordinances and ordains as follows:

  1. Section 9-2-6 OPERATOR RESTRICTIONS (B), (C), and (D) are repealed
  2. Section 9-2-6 OPERATOR RESTRICTIONS (A) is amended and (B) is created as follows:                                                                                                                                                                                             A.  A person shall hold a valid Operator’s license to operate a golf cart. No person whose operating license is under suspension, revocation, or cancellation may operate a golf cart.                       B.   Exemption: A golf cart shall be exempt from the registration requirement if the operator meets the definition of a person with a disability as described in Wis. Stats. Sec. 340.01(43g).
  3. The terms of this ordinance are severable. If any provision hereof is found to be unenforceable or void by a court of competent jurisdiction, such finding shall not affect the remaining portions of this ordinance which shall remain in full force and effect.

Dated this 13th day of September, 2018.

/s/Jesse Walt, Village President

/s/Mary Jo Krahn, Village Clerk-Treasurer

 

Trick or Treat Hours

October 2, 2018

The Village of Reedsville will hold Trick or Treat hours on Sunday, October 28th, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.