News & Notices

2 Hour Meeting – Notice of Board of Review Meeting

May 9, 2021

STATE OF WISCONSIN 
Town of Underhill, Oconto County 

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Review for the Town of Underhill, Oconto County, Wisconsin, shall hold its first meeting on May 24, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. at the Underhill Community Center, 5597 Cardinal Road, Gillett. 

Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the board of review and procedural requirements if appearing before the board: 

  1. 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 as a session of the board. Open book shall occur no less than 7 days prior to the board of review. 
  1. 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. 
  1. 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 of 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 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 y express action of the board. 
  1. 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 the estimate. 
  1. 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 Wis. Stat. ss.73.03(2a), that the assessor requests. The Town of Underhill 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 Wis. Stat. ss19.35(1). 
  1. 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. 
  1. 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 Wis. Stat. Ss70.47(3)(a), 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 9th day of May 2021. 

By:  Tracy Winkler, Town Clerk 

OPEN BOOK

April 22, 2021

Notice that the assessment Roll is open for Examination and Open Book

STATE OF WISCONSIN
Town of Underhill, Oconto County.

Pursuant to s. 70.45, Wis. Stats. The assessment roll for the Year 2020 assessment will be open for examination on the 7th day of May, 2021 at 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm.

Additionally, the assessor will be available on the 7th day of May, 2021 at the Underhill Community Center, 5597 Cardinal Road, Gillett from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Instructional material will be provided at the open book to persons who wish to object to valuations under s. 70.47, Wis. Stats.

Notice is hereby given this 22nd day of April, 2021 by:

Tracy Winkler, Town Clerk

TOWN OF UNDERHILL DECLARES APRIL AS FAIR HOUSING MONTH

April 9, 2021

Press Release

April 11, 2021 marks the 53rd anniversary of the passage of the U.S. Fair Housing Law, Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968. This created the national policy of Fair Housing without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, familial status, and handicap, and encourages fair housing opportunities for all citizens.

The Town of Underhill is committed to highlight the Fair Housing Law, Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, by continuing to address discrimination in our community, to support programs that will educate the public about the right to equal housing opportunities, and to plan partnership efforts with other organizations to help assure every American of their right to fair housing.

The Town of Underhill encourages all citizens, especially those in the business of selling, renting, or financing housing, to adhere to the standard of fair housing.

2021 SPRING THAW RESTRICTIONS

March 5, 2021

Weight restrictions will go into effect on Town of Underhill roadways effective March 5th, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. and remain in effect until further notice.

School buses, emergency vehicles, milk/seed potato/livestock haulers, perishable food haulers, solid waste haulers collecting residential or commercial waste, and septage hauling will be EXEMPT from the road restrictions.

Fuel/gas haulers will be allowed to transport ½ of their normal legal loads. However, all carriers are encouraged to suspend operations and contact the Town of Underhill Chair at 920-855-6632 if visible road damage is encountered.

All effected roads will be posted with weight specific restrictions.

Notice of TOWN CAUCUS

January 8, 2021

CAUCUS NOTICE – TOWN OF UNDERHILL

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the electors of the Town of Underhill, Oconto County, Wisconsin, that a TOWN CAUCUS will be held on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. at the Underhill Community Center, 5597 Cardinal Road, Gillett, WI to nominate candidates for the town offices of Town Chairman, Supervisor 1, Supervisor 2, Town Clerk, and Town Treasurer to appear on the ballot for the Spring Election to be held on April 6, 2021.

Town of Underhill

Tracy Winkler, Clerk

January 5, 2020 Regular Town Board Meeting Cancelled

January 4, 2021

Rescheduled for January 12, 2020.

NOTICE OF SPRING ELECTION

November 24, 2020

NOTICE OF SPRING ELECTION

Town of Underhill

April 6, 2021

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that at an election to be held in the Town of Underhill, on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, the following offices are to be elected to succeed the present incumbents listed.  All terms are for two years beginning on Tuesday, April 19, 2021.

Office                                                                                Incumbent

Town Board Chairperson                                             Peter Vorpahl

Town Board Supervisor*                                             Patrick Nelson

Town Board Supervisor*                                             Robert (BJ) McCarthy

Town Clerk                                                                      Tracy Winkler

Town Treasurer                                                              Miles Winkler

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that a town caucus for the purpose of nominating candidates to appear on the spring election ballot for the above listed offices will be scheduled during the month of January. The caucus will be held on a date not sooner than January 5, 2021 and not later than January 24, 2021.  Notice of the scheduled date of the caucus will be given at least five days before the caucus.

Acceptable Photo ID will be 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.

Done in the Town of Underhill, on
November 24, 2020.

Tracy Winkler, Town Clerk

PUBLIC NOTICE – ANNUAL BUDGET WORKSHOP

October 27, 2020

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Town of Underhill Town Board will hold an annual budget workshop meeting on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 6:00 pm, at the Underhill Community Center located at 5597 Cardinal Road, Gillett, WI 54124

Dated and posted this 27th day of October 2020.
Tracy Winkler, Town Clerk

Notice of Meeting of the Local and Municipal Board of Canvassers

April 10, 2020

Local Board of Canvassers AND Municipal Board of Canvassers

5597 Cardinal Road, Gillett, WI 54124

Monday, April 13, 2020 at 4:00pm

The Municipal Board of Canvassers will meet immediately upon adjournment of the Local Board of Canvassers.

In accordance with Wis. Stats. § 7.51, 7.52 and 7.53(m), and pursuant to the order of the United States District Court Judge William M. Conley dated April 2, 2020, the Town of Underhill Local Board of Canvassers and Municipal Board of Canvassers will convene on the Monday, April 13, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. indicated above to canvass the April 7, 2020 Presidential Preference and Spring Election absentee ballots and conduct the Municipal canvass if required. 

If you are disabled and need assistance, please call 920-855-2942 before this meeting to make arrangements for reasonable accommodations. 

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING NOTICE

April 4, 2020

TOWN OF UNDERHILL ANNUAL MEETING NOTICE AND PLAN TO ADJOURN

The Annual Town Meeting of the Town of Underhill will be called to order at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at the Town of Underhill Community Center located at 5597 Cardinal Road, Gillett, Wisconsin.

Due to the current public health emergency, it is anticipated that after calling the meeting to order there will be a motion and vote to immediately adjourn the annual town meeting to May 19, 2020.

AGENDA

  1. Call to Order
  2. Adjournment

Posted: April 4, 2020

Tracy Winkler
Town Clerk of the Town of Underhill, Oconto County