Annual Town Meeting

NOTICE

Annual Town Meeting

 

The Annual Town Meeting of the Town of Highland will be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. at the Highland Town Hall.

 

Nora Anne Moss

Town Clerk


Regular Town Board Meeting

NOTICE

Regular Town Board Meeting

 

The Regular Town Board Meeting will be held on Tuesday,

April 9, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. at the Highland Town Hall.  The Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. to review correspondence and disbursements.  An Agenda will be posted.

 

Nora Anne Moss

April 1, 2024


Open Book/Board of Review

 

NOTICE

The Town of Highland will have its Open Book Monday, April 22, 2024 from  2:00 p.m – 4:00 p.m., at the Highland Town Hall.  The Town Assessor will be available to answer questions about tax assessments.

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Review for the Town of Highland, of Douglas County, shall convene on Monday, April 29, 2024 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Highland Town Hall.

 

Please be advised of the following requirement to appear before the Board of Review and procedural requirements if appearing before the Board.

  1. No person will be allowed to appear before the board of review, to testify to the board by telephone, or to contest the amount of any assessment of real or personal property if the person has refused a reasonable written request by certified mail of the assessor to view the property.
  2. After the first meeting of the board of review and before the board’s final adjournment, no person who is scheduled to appear before the board of review may contact or provide information to a member of the board about the person’s objection, except at a session of the board.
  3. The board of review may not hear an objection to the amount or valuation of property unless, at least 48 hours before the board’s first scheduled meeting, the objector provides to the board’s clerk written or oral notice of an intent to file an objection, except that upon a showing of good cause and the submission of a written objection, the board shall waive that requirement during the first 2 hours of the board’s first scheduled meeting, and the board may waive that requirement up to the end of the 5th day of the session or up to the end of the final day of the session if the session is less than 5 days with proof of extraordinary circumstances for failure to meet the 48-hour notice requirement and failure to appear before the board of review during the first 2 hours of the first scheduled meeting.
  4. Objections to the amount or valuation of property shall first be made in writing and filed with the clerk of the board of review within the first 2 hours of the board’s first scheduled meeting, except that, upon evidence of extraordinary circumstances, the board may waive that requirement up to the end of the 5th day of the session or up to the end of the final day of the session if the session is less than 5 days. The board may require objections to the amount or valuation of property to be submitted on forms approved by the Department of Revenue, and the board shall require that any forms include stated valuations of the property in question. Persons who own land and improvements to that land may object to the aggregate valuation of that land and improvements to that land, but no person who owns land and improvements to that land may object only to the valuation of that land or only to the valuation of improvements to that land. No person may be allowed in any action or proceedings to question the amount or valuation of property unless the written objection has been filed and that person in good faith presented evidence to the board in support of the objections and made full disclosure before the board, under oath, of all of that person’s property liable to assessment in the district and the value of that property. The requirement that objections be in writing may be waived by express action of the board.
  5. When appearing before the board of review, the objecting person shall specify in writing the person’s estimate of the value of the land and of the improvements that are the subject of the person’s objection and specify the information that the person used to arrive at that estimate.
  6. No person may appear before the board of review, testify to the board by telephone, or object to a valuation if that valuation was made by the assessor or the objector using the income method of valuation, unless the person supplies the assessor with all the information about income and expenses, as specified in the assessor’s manual under s. 73.03 (2a), Wis. stats., that the assessor requests. The Town of Highland has an ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided to the assessor under this paragraph that provides exceptions for persons using information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or the duties of their officer or by order of a court. The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determined that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under s. 19.35 (1), Wis. stats.
  7. The board shall hear upon oath, by telephone, all ill or disabled persons who present to the board a letter from a physician, surgeon, or osteopath that confirms their illness or disability. No other persons may testify by telephone unless the Board, in its discretion, has determined to grant a property owner’s or their representative’s request to testify under oath by telephone or written statement.
  8. No person may appear before the board of review, testify to the board by telephone, or contest the amount of any assessment unless, at least 48 hours before the first meeting of the board, or at least 48 hours before the objection is heard if the objection is allowed under s.70.47 (3) (a), Wis. stats., that person provides to the clerk of the board of review notice as to whether the person will ask for the removal of a member of the board of review and, if so, which member, and provides a reasonable estimate of the length of time the hearing will take.

Notice is hereby given this 1st day of April, 2024..

           

Nora Anne Moss, Town Clerk

 

Open Book  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Monday, April 22, 2024

Board of Review  7:00 pm to 9:00 pm  Monday, April 29, 2024


Notice of Public Test of Election Equipment

PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC TEST OF ELECTION TABULATION EQUIPMENT

FOR APRIL 2, 2024  ELECTION

Pursuant to Section 5.84 of the Wisconsin Statutes, notice is hereby given that a public test of the DS200 tabulation equipment and the ExpressVote ballot marking equipment to be used at the above election, will be held as follows:

 

Town of Highland

At the Highland Town Hall

Located at 9360 S County Rd S

 

On Thursday, March 28, 2024

At 2:00 p.m.

 

Nora Anne Moss

Town Clerk

March 26,  2024


Request for Bids Hazel Prairie Pavement

Town of Highland

Advertisement for Bids

 

The Town of Highland will receive sealed bids until April 9, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.   Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at that time (at the Highland Town Hall – 9360 S County Road S).  Bids should be submitted to the Town Clerk, Town of Highland, PO Box 22, Lake Nebagamon, WI  54849.  Please write “Bid enclosed – Hazel Prairie Pavement” on the envelope.

The Project location is Hazel Prairie Road from County Road S to Oakdale Road.   Total length of project roadway is approximately 1 mile.  The project includes shaping of the base, compacting, placing hot mix (with a E3 blacktop mix).  The blacktop should be compacted to a thickness of 2” with an 85% density with a 2% slope from centerline.  Additionally, a compacted 2’ wide gravel shoulder needs to be provided.  Call Charles Khalar at (715) 374-3437 with questions regarding this project.

The successful bidder will be required to supply an Engineer’s Certificate certifying the improvement has a 10 year minimum design life.  This is an LRIP Project.

The Town of Highland reserves the right to reject any or all bids, waive any irregularities in bidding, and to accept the bid deemed most advantageous to the Town. 

Nora Anne Moss, Clerk

March 22, 2024


Special Town Board Meeting

 

NOTICE

Special Town Board Meeting

 

There will be a Special Town Board meeting on

 Friday, March 22, 2024 at 2:30 p.m. at the Highland Town Hall. Items for discussion:  repair/replace Backhoe (possibly purchase, rent or long term lease), advertising for bids for Hazel Prairie Project (1 mile of blacktop from Highway S).  The board anticipates going into closed session to discuss personnel issues.

 

Nora Anne Moss

March 20, 2024


JFK Transfer Station Attendants Needed

JFK Transfer Station Attendants Needed

 

There are two openings for attendants for the JFK Transfer Station.  One to start immediately and one to start this summer.  The JFK Transfer Station is open Saturday and Sundays from 11 – 4, work is scheduled on a rotating basis.  Please send a letter of interest/resume to:

 

Town of Highland

PO Box 22

Lake Nebagamon, WI  54849


Special Town Board Meeting

 

NOTICE

Special Town Board Meeting

 

There will be a Special Town Board meeting on Friday, March 15, 2024 at 2:30 p.m. at the Highland Town Hall. Items for discussion:  repair/replace Backhoe, current and future highway expenditures, condition of current equipment.

 

Nora Anne Moss

March 13, 2024


Absentee Voting April 2, 2024 Election

 

VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT

APRIL 2, 2024

SPRING ELECTION AND PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY

 

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 28 consecutive days before the election. The elector must also be registered to vote 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 election.  You may also submit a written request in the form of a letter, or you may apply for an absentee ballot online at MyVote.wi.gov.  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, email, fax, in person or at MyVote.wi.gov.  The form is available on the town’s website.

 

Making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail.

 

The deadline for making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail is: Thursday, March 28, 2024.

 

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 your municipal clerk regarding deadlines for requesting and submitting an absentee ballot.

 

The first date to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office:      Tuesday, March 19, 2024.

 

The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office:         Friday, March 29, 2024.

 

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

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 April 2, 2024.  Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted.

 

You may request and vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office, or other specified location, during the days and hours listed below for casting an absentee ballot in person.

Nora Anne Moss, Clerk

Town of Highland

7316 S County Rd S

Lake Nebagamon, WI  54849

(218) 391-3754

by appointment only


Regular Town Board Meeting

NOTICE

Regular Town Board Meeting

 

The Regular Town Board Meeting will be held on Tuesday,

March 12, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. at the Highland Town Hall.  The Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. to review correspondence and disbursements.  An Agenda will be posted.

 

Nora Anne Moss

March 1, 2024