Municipal Board of Canvassers

The Board of Canvassers for the Town of Highland will meet on Monday, April 13, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. at the Highland Town Hall, 9360 S County Road S, to process the election results from the April 7, 2020 Spring Election which will include the outstanding absentee ballots that were received. 


Absentee Voting May 12, 2020 Election

VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT

MAY 12, 2020

SPECIAL ELECTION

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 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 primary or general 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 or in person.

Making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail.

The deadline for making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail is: Thursday, May 7, 2020.

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.

Voting an absentee ballot in person:

The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office:

Thursday, March 26, 2020

The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office:

Friday, May 8, 2020.

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 May 12, 2020. 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

(715) 374-2046

Hours:  Monday thru Friday  8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

by appointment only


Spring Election and Presidential Primary

April 7, 2020

Spring Election and Presidential Primary

Town of Highland

Location and Hours of Polling Place

At the General Election to be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 in the Town of Highland, the following polling place location will be used:

Highland Town Hall

 9360 S County Road S

The Polling Place will open at 7:00 a.m. and will close at 8:00 p.m.

If you have any questions concerning this polling place, contact the town clerk: Nora Anne Moss 7316 S County Road S Lake Nebagamon, WI 54849

(715) 374-2046.

This polling place is accessible to the elderly and disabled voters.

Acceptable Photo ID is required to vote at this election.  If you do not have a Photo ID, you may obtain a free ID for voting from the Division of Motor Vehicles.


Open Book and Board of Review

NOTICE

The Town of Highland will have its Open Book Tuesday, April 21, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 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 hold its meeting Tuesday, April 28, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 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 30 March, 2020

Nora Anne Moss, Town Clerk

Open Book  4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Tuesday, April 21, 2020

 Board of Review  6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Tuesday, April 28, 2020


April Meeting Cancelled

NOTICE

April Town Board Meeting Cancelled

The Regular Town Board Meeting scheduled to be held on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 has been cancelled.  The Next Regular Town Board Meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 11, 2020 at the Highland Town Hall.


Public Test of Election Equipment

PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC TEST OF ELECTION TABULATION EQUIPMENT

FOR APRIL 7, 2020 , 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 Monday, March 30, 2020

At 2:00 p.m.

Nora Anne Moss

Town Clerk

March 25, 2020


Request for Bids

TOWN OF HIGHLAND, DOUGLAS COUNTY

REQUEST FOR BIDS

The Town of Highland is accepting sealed bids for placing a single chip seal on the following roads:

Peterson Road – .5 mile by 22’ wide

Circle Road – .8 mile by 22’ wide

Sand Lake Road – 1 mile by 21’ wide

Projects should be bid separately, and the Town is also requesting a bid that contains all three projects combined.

Bids will be accepted until 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 11, 2020.  Bids should be mailed to Town of Highland, PO Box 22, Lake Nebagamon, WI  54849.  Please mark “Bid Enclosed” on outside of envelope.

For further information, please contact Charles Khalar (Chairman) at (715)374-3437.   

Bids will be opened and possibly awarded on Monday, May 11, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the Highland Town Hall, 9360 S County Rd S, Lake Nebagamon, WI  54849.

The Town of Highland reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or any part(s) thereof, waive any informalities in the bidding process, and to accept the bid proposal or portion of a bid proposal deemed most advantageous to the Town.

Nora Anne Moss, Clerk

Town of Highland

March 24, 2020


Special Town Board Meeting

NOTICE

SPECIAL TOWN BOARD MEETING

The Town Board will meet at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, March 23, 2020 at the Highland Town Hall.  The Board expects to Declare a State of Emergency due to the global pandemic and the current order to restrict gatherings of more than 10 people.  The Board will also discuss and possibly adopt an Ordinance Authorizing Alternative Claims Procedure.  The Board will discuss and possibly adopt a Resolution to provide for successors to town office in emergency.   The Board will discuss and possibly adopt a Resolution appointing emergency management officer.  The Board will also discuss road projects.

Nora Anne Moss

Town Clerk

March 21, 2020


Voting by Absentee Ballot

VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT

APRIL 7, 2020

SPRING PRIMARY ELECTION

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 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 primary or general 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 or in person.

Making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail.

The deadline for making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail is: Thursday, April 2, 2020.

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.

Voting an absentee ballot in person:

The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office:

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office:

Friday, April 3, 2020.

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 7, 2020. 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

(715) 374-2046

Hours:  Monday thru Friday  8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

by appointment only