NOTICE OF OPEN BOOK
Assessment Roll is Available for Examination at the Village of Francis Creek Office
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to Wisconsin §70.45 the 2019 Assessment Roll for the Village of Francis Creek is open for examination starting Tuesday, May 27th, 2020 during the normal office hours Monday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Tuesday from 12:30 – 6:30 p.m. and will be held at the Village Office located at 200 Norwood Drive. Further, be advised that the Assessor for the Village of Francis Creek will be available the following date and time at the Francis Creek Village Office.
Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 1:00pm-3:00pm
An open book session is an opportunity for taxpayers to meet individually with the assessor to discuss an assessment prior to Board of Review. At said meeting instructional materials shall be available.
If you have any questions regarding this notice, please contact Margaret Peroutka, Village Clerk/Treasurer by calling 920-682-7410 or email: firstname.lastname@example.orgNotice is hereby given this11th day of May, 2020Margaret PeroutkaVillage Clerk/Treasurer
NOTICE OF THE BOARD OF REVIEW FOR THE VILLAGE OF FRANCIS CREEK
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Board of Review for the Village of Francis Creek, Manitowoc County, shall hold its first open meeting on Thursday, June 4th, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, at the Francis Creek Village Office, located at 200 Norwood Drive, Francis Creek WI 54230. Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the Board of Review and procedural requirements if appearing before the Board:
No person shall 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 such property.
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. Open book shall occur no less than 7 days prior to the board of review.
The Board of Review may not hear an objection to the amount or valuation of property unless, at least 48 hours before the Boards first scheduled meeting, the objector provides to the Boards 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 Boards 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.
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 the 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 the 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 by express action of the board.
When appearing before the Board, the objecting person shall specify, in writing, the person's estimate of the value of the land and all the improvements that are subject of the person's objection and specify the information that the person used to arrive at that estimate.
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; unless the person supplies to the Assessor all of the information about income and expenses, as specified in the manual under Section 73.03(2a) Wis. Stats., that the Assessor requests. The Village of Francis Creek has an ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided to the Assessor under this paragraph and provides exemptions for persons using the information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or of the office or by order of a court. The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court, determines that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under Section 19.35(1) Wis. Stats.
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.
No person 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 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, if so, which member, and provides a reasonable estimate of the length of time the hearing will take.Notice is hereby given this11th day of May, 2020Margaret Peroutka, Village Clerk & Treasurer
Village of Francis Creek COVID-19 Update:
Governor Evers has declared a Public Health Emergency in the State of Wisconsin. COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving situation so in the interest of Public Health and Safety the Village of Francis Creek is implementing a few changes to ensure the public health of residents.
April 7th Spring General Election and Presidential Preference Primary Voting
The Village is being as proactive as possible to ensure that we can have a safe election and everyone has the opportunity to vote. We are following instructions and guidelines from with Wisconsin Elections Commission, Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization, and the Department of Health Services.
If you need to register to vote for the upcoming election you can do so online at myvote.wi.gov, deadline to register online or by mail for the April 7th election is March 18th (this Wednesday). After that, you can register prior to election day by registering in-person at the Village Office during our regular office hours or by appointment.
The Wisconsin Elections Commission is HIGHLY encouraging voters to vote absentee for the April 7th election. Information on how to do so can be found on myvote.wi.gov. Deadline to request an absentee ballot is April 2nd at 5PM.
On MyVote there is a three-step process that starts with putting in your name and date of birth. If you don’t already have a photo ID on file, you can upload a copy. Mobile phone users can take a picture and upload it. Absentee ballot requests submitted this way go directly to the clerk’s office.
Voters can also request absentee ballots by mailing, emailing or faxing their Name, Address, and Date of Birth to the clerk’s office. These requests must be accompanied by a copy of your photo ID. Voters who are indefinitely confined, meaning they may have difficulty getting to the polls for reason of age, illness, infirmity, or disability are not required to provide a photo ID
Mailing Address: PO Box 68, Francis Creek, WI 54214
The Village Office is open for in-person registration and absentee voting during the regular scheduled times – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9AM – 3PM and Tuesday 12:30PM – 6:30PM. You can also call 920-682-7410 to make an appointment with the Village Clerk.
We are developing a plan that will outline precautions to be taken on election day. We will release that as soon as possible.
Village Office and Social Distancing
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services recommends social distancing to limit contact with others and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, the Village is requesting residents adhere to the following practices at the Village Office.
Utilize the silver lockbox in front of the Village Office to pay your sewer bill, submit any forms, paperwork, etc. (Please no cash, checks only) If you would like a receipt for anything you submit please provide a self-addressed envelope so it can be mailed to you. The Village will provide the return postage for your convenience during this health emergency.
If you need to submit your payment for dog licenses, please drop it off in the lockbox need to submit their rabies certificate as well, feel free to email it to email@example.com or drop off a copy with your payment.
Please only come into the Village Office if you need to register to vote, doing an in-person absentee ballot, or if it’s an urgent matter for the clerk.
If you have any questions please or concerns please call the Village Office at 920-682-7410
It’s that time of year again, time to license your dogs with the village!
Every dog, every year must be licensed to reside in the Village of Francis Creek. Yearly license cost is $5.00 for spayed or neutered and $10.00 for intact dogs. Dogs that are not licensed by April 1st, 2020 will be charged an additional late fee of $8.00 for each dog. Dogs not licensed by April 15, 2020 will be reported to the county.
Stop in the Village Office during regular hours to get your license.