April 17, 2014
CITY OF STOUGHTONNOTICE OF ALDERMANIC VACANCY
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN BY THE CITY OF STOUGHTON, IN DANE COUNTY, WISCONSIN THAT:
Applications will be accepted from qualied individuals living within the City of Stoughton Aldermanic District 4 for appointment to a vacant seat on the Common Council. The appointment term will cover a period from the date of appointment until the Spring Election in April 2015. The seat will be up for election in April 2015 to ll the remainder of the term which ends in April 2016.If interested in being appointed, please submit your resumé and an al
questionnaire to the City Clerk’s Ofce. The questionnaire is available on the City’s website or by request in the Ofce of the City Clerk, 381 E. Main Street.Candidates will be interviewed at the regular meeting of the Common Council on May 27, 2014. It is anticipated that the appointed candidate will be seated and sworn into ofce at the selected meeting.If you have questions, please contact the City Clerk’s Ofce at (608) 873-6677
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To all those who supported me in my successful school board race. I cannot adequately express my gratitude to all the students, parents, teachers and community members who came out to vote! I promise to do my best to passionately serve the students of our district!
Most sincerely, Bev Fergus
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TOWN OF PLEASANT SPRINGSOPEN BOOK
The Assessment Roll for the Town of Pleasant Springs will be available for inspection after April
15, 2014 at the Clerk’s Ofce, 2354 County Road N, Stoughton, WI 53589, during regular ofce hours. The ofce is open Monday and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, and Thursday noon to 6:00 p.m. The town assessors, Accurate Appraisal, LLC, will hold
, at which time property owners can examine the assessment roll and discuss assessments,
at the Town Hall, 2354 County Road N, on THURSDAY MAY 1, 2014 from Noon to 7:00 p.m.
We encourage every property owner to take advantage of the opportunity to:• Learn how the assessment was calculated.• Compare your property to similar properties.• Verify open land acreages and valuations.• Learn how market activity affected the assessment.
To schedule an appointment for Open Book, please contact Accurate Appraisal at 1.800.770.3927 or log on www. accurateassessor.com and click on the scheduling link. If you cannot be present at Open Book, please call Accurate Appraisal or e-mail your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that, upon reasonable notice, efforts will be made to accommodate the needs of disabled individuals through appropriate aids and services. For additional information or to request
service, contact Cassandra Suettinger at the Town Hall, 2354 County Road N, Stoughton, WI, 53589.
T: (608) 873-3063 F: (608) 877-9444 E: email@example.com /s/Cassandra SuettingerClerk/TreasurerPublished: April 10 and April 17, 2014 Courier HUB April 9 and April 16, 2014 Great DanePosted: April 4, 2014
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City of Stoughton
Council vacancy open for 1 year
Special election set for April 2015
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The Common Coun-cil last week unanimously agreed to a process for fill-ing a vacant seat in District 4 until a special election can be held in April 2015.The seat was left open after the April 1 election, when former Ald. Ross Urven won an overwhelm-ing majority of votes despite having moved out of the district and therefore being unable to take the seat.Write-in candidate Jeff Bach received far fewer votes – 76 to Urven’s 435 – but attended last week’s meeting in the audience and said he planned to file an application to fill the seat.City attorney Matt Dregne told the council it had several options with regard to the vacancy: • It could appoint some-one to fill the remainder of the term, which expires in two years; • It could hold a special election in November; • It could appoint some-one and hold a special elec-tion next April; or • It could leave the seat vacant.The council decided to appoint someone to serve until a special election is held in next April.Council President Eric Hohol said he favored using the same appointment pro-cedure that the council has followed several times in the past few years. Candi-dates are asked to fill out an application and answer a series of questions. They will then appear at the sec-ond council meeting on May 27 and answer those questions, along with any others an alder might ask, in person. Council members will write their choice for the seat on a paper ballot, and the city clerk will read the results and swear in the new alder at the same meeting. Ald. Paul Lawrence said he knew of at least two peo-ple who were interested in the seat.City clerk Pili Hougan said applications and ques-tionnaires should be sub-mitted to City Hall no later than 5 p.m. Friday, May 23.
How to apply
To apply for the seat, which is open to residents in District 4 – Wards 7,8,9 – applications and questionnaires are available at City Hall or the city’s website. For information or to have the materials mailed, contact city clerk Pili Hougan at 646-0423 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Town of Dunn
TIF law could help Dunn
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A new state law could help the Town of Dunn with new development projects.Gov. Scott Walker signed Senate Bill 338 earlier this month, which allows large, urbanized towns to create tax incre-ment financing (TIF) dis-tricts as a way to encour-age development.TIF is a development tool in which tax incre-ments above a certain base value are placed in a special fund and used to pay for improvements inside the TIF district. Cities and villages have been able to create TIF districts for many years for revitalizing blighted areas, attracting lucra-tive industries and more recently to mix develop-ments in ways that might not be possible other-wise. But critics say it’s too often used for proj-ects that don’t need the help.The law requires the town to have a population of at least 3,500 people and equalized values of at least $500 million. The Town of Dunn meets both criteria, but town officials said they have no specific plans to use TIF in the near future.Town chair Ed Minihan said the town would like-ly look at TIF on a case-by-case basis for devel-opment projects. “We are exploring how we might be able to use that concept creatively,” Minihan told the Hub. Town land use manager Erica Schmitz said she was reviewing the details of the law and that the Town Board has yet to discuss the new law.She noted that the town doesn’t have much devel-opment outside of single-family residential homes, but that other future proj-ects might be eligible for TIF.The town didn’t have any role in drafting the law, Minihan said. The bill was drafted by Sen-ator Jerry Petrowski (R-Marathon) and Rep-resentative Ed Brooks (R-Reedsburg).
Crash leads to felony OWI
A vehicle crash in the Town of Dunkirk led to a felony OWI charge for a 45-year-old man.Robert. A. Schmidt was arrested around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, at his home on Hwy. 51, just outside the City of Stoughton. According to a news release from the Dane County Sheriff’s Office:Police were called to the home after a report of a family disturbance. Police learned Schmidt had driv-en home intoxicated and crashed into an RV on the property. The crash led to a ver-bal argu-ment and police were called.Schmidt was sub-sequently arrested for his sixth OWI – a felony – and was booked into the Dane County Jail.He was released on a $500 signature bond April 11 and is due back in court May 5, online court records show.
– Mark Ignatowski
Reports collected from the log book at the Stoughton Police Department.
A high school student was reported to have been smoking on a school bus. The student admitted to lighting a cigarette, but did not smoke it. No tobacco was found on the student.
A woman called police because she thought her house was being broken into on North Prairie Street. It turns out an icicle fell and made a loud noise.
A student was accused of stealing a chicken patty from the lunch line at Stoughton High School. The boy was charged $2.10 for the theft and was given an open citation for theft – if it happens again, he would be cited for theft.
A 53-year-old man was cited for theft from Wal-Mart. The man took a knife, two watches and sun-glasses.
A 24-year-old woman and 25-year-old man were both arrested for disor-derly conduct after a domes-tic disturbance on South Page Street. Both had been drink-ing.
A 26-year-old man was cited for his second OWI after a traffic stop on the 300 block of West Main Street.
A 38-year-old man was arrested for disor-derly conduct after a domestic dispute on Giles Street.
A 30-year-old man was arrested for disor-derly conduct on Kreideman Drive.
Hospital staff believed that family members of a patient had been intoxi-cated and were going to drive home. They had been going to their vehicle to fill up glasses with what was believed to be alcohol. Police found no evi-dence of alcohol in the car.
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