Clerk’s Office CLOSED

Due to COVID-19, as of Wednesday, April 8, 2020, the clerk’s office will be closed to the public, and available by appointment only.  Most matters can be taken care of over the phone (994-9421) or by email (townofsherman@wi.rr.com).  To schedule an appointment, please contact the clerk.  Thank you for your cooperation.


2020 Open Book & Board of Review

OPEN BOOK NOTICE – April 28, 2020, 2 – 4 pm

The Assessor is only conducting Open Book meetings by phone, email or internet video conferencing (Zoom application) rather than conducting in person meetings for your safety. Please call the assessor during their regular business hours (Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM). You may call anytime after receiving your assessment notice, but no later than 3 days prior to the Board of Review to conduct your Open Book meeting.

If the assessor is not available at the time of your call, they will make every effort to return your call within 24 hours. When leaving a message please provide your name, phone number, the Municipality in which the property is located, and the Tax Key Number from your assessment notice or tax bill.

You may contact the assessor at the following:

 

Associated Appraisal Consultants, Inc.

PO Box 440

Greenville, WI 54942

 

Phone: 920-749-1995

Fax: 920-731-4158

Email: info.apraz@gmail.com

 

 

Preliminary 2020 Assessment Roll and Department of Revenue instructional materials are available at the following link: https://www.apraz.com/2020assessmentroll

 
 

 

 

 

 

STATE OF WISCONSIN
Town of Sherman
Sheboygan County

NOTICE OF THE BOARD OF REVIEW

FOR THE TOWN OF SHERMAN, SHEBOYGAN COUNTY

 

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Review for the Town of Sherman, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, shall hold its first meeting on Thursday, May 21, 2020, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Town Hall located within the Silver Creek Fire Department building at W6566 STH 144, Random Lake.

Please be advised of the following requirements 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 Sherman 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 17th day of March 2020.

 

Rhonda J. Klatt, Clerk/Treasurer, Town of Sherman


April 2020 Election & COVID-19

Voters Encouraged to Vote Absentee for April 7 Election

 

Because of the COVID-19, registered voters in the Town of Sherman and Villages of Adell and Random Lake are strongly urged to act now to vote absentee for the April 7 Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary.  If you have internet access, the easiest way is to sign up at MyVote Wisconsin, https://myvote.wi.gov.

Voters can also request absentee ballots by mailing or emailing their municipal clerk’s office. You can find your clerk’s contact information on MyVote Wisconsin. These requests must be accompanied by a copy of your photo ID.   If you already have a photo ID on file from previous absentee requests under your current registration, you will not need to provide it again.

 

The deadline for registered voters to request an absentee ballot be mailed to you is the Thursday before the election, April 2. However, Klatt urges voters not to wait, due to possible delays in mail delivery.  If you get an absentee ballot mailed to you, you can still decide to vote at the polls on Election Day if you haven’t returned it.

Your absentee ballot must be received in your clerk’s office or at your polling place by 8 p.m. on Election Day. Again, Klatt urges voters to request and return ballots as soon as possible.

“Polls will be open in Sherman, Adell and Random Lake for those who need them on Election Day, but most voters should vote absentee for this election,” said Town Clerk Rhonda Klatt. “For that to happen, you should request an absentee ballot as soon as possible.”

For those voters who wish to come to their respective polling place on Election Day, April 7th, rest assured that your clerks are taking every step to make it a safe environment.  Hand sanitizing stations will be available at each location, as well as timely wipe-downs of equipment and supplies used by voters and poll workers.

For more information, contact your clerk:

Town of Sherman Clerk Rhonda Klatt 994-9421

Village of Adell Clerk Kelly Rathke 994-8620

Village of Random Lake Clerk Jo Ann Lesser 994-4852


Town Constable Needed!!

Town of Sherman Town Constable

The Town of Sherman is currently seeking applicants to fill the vacant position of Town Constable.  Candidates should be residents of the township and possess effective decision-making skills, the ability to remain open-minded and impartial, familiarity with town ordinances, and a long-term dedication to the position.

Duties of the Town Constable include, but not limited to, enforcement of local ordinances and dog licensing requirements, quarterly and annual reports to the Town Board, and traffic control when necessary.  Town Constables are not authorized to carry a weapon on their person, whether concealed or not.  Compensation is $20 per hour, and mileage reimbursed!

Please contact Town Chair William Goehring 994-4749, Clerk Rhonda Klatt 994-9421 or email at townofsherman@wi.rr.com


RE Tax Collections

Where Do I Pay My Taxes?

To pay your first installment tax payments (due by Jan. 31, 2020):

·       In person, at clerk’s office during regular business hours, Monday – Wednesday 2 – 4 pm.

·         By mail. PO Box 88, Adell WI  53001. If you would like a receipt, you must enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope.

·         At National Exchange Bank & Trust, Adell. If you would like a receipt, you must enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope.

To pay your second installment tax payments (due July 31, 2020):

·         By mail to the county treasurer’s office. Address is printed on your tax bill. If you would like a receipt, you must enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope.

·         In person, at the county treasurer’s office.

Please do not send your second installment to the town clerk’s office. Any 2nd installment payments will be returned to the sender.

TAX OVER PAYMENT REFUNDS 

No refund is given, unless payment is over the full tax bill amount. Refunds will not be issued for amounts under $5.00.


2018 General Election

General Election

November 6, 2018

Who can Request an Absentee Ballot?

Any qualified elector (U.S. citizen, 18 years of age, who has resided in the district in which he or she intends to vote for at least 10 days) who registers to vote is eligible to request an absentee ballot.  Under Wisconsin law, voters do not need a reason or excuse, such as being out of town on Election Day, to vote absentee.  Any voter who prefers to vote by absentee ballot may request one.  You have several options for requesting an absentee ballot and casting your vote.

Absentee Voting

If you would like to vote absentee, there are a couple of ways to do so.

  1. My Vote Wisconsin.  To request a ballot be mailed to you, the easiest, and fastest, way is to visit My Vote Wisconsin.  Here you can register to vote, find your polling place, see what’s on your ballot, update your name or address, and request an absentee ballot.
  2. In-person.  To vote in-person at the clerk’s office, absentee voting hours are regular business hours (Monday – Wednesday, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm).  If you apply for an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office you will vote your ballot immediately in the clerk’s office, seal your ballot in the proper envelope, and return it to the clerk.  No ballots may be taken out of the clerk’s office.  You will need to show your acceptable photo ID for voting when voting by in-person absentee ballot.  More information about acceptable photo IDs can be found at www.bringit.wi.gov.   The last day to vote in-person is Wednesday, October 31, 2018.
  3. Request an Absentee Ballot by Mail.  If you are a registered Wisconsin voter, you can download the Application For Absentee Ballot (EL-121).  Just complete the form and mail it to your municipal clerk’s office.   Your application must be received by the clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. Thursday, November 1, 2018  in order for an absentee ballot to be SENT to you.  You will also need to provide a copy of your acceptable photo ID with your request.  If you have not previously provided a copy of photo ID, a copy of your photo ID must accompany your first application by mail.  More information about photo ID can be found at www.bringit.wi.gov.

Disposing of Ashes

Effective August 1, 2018, the only acceptable way to dispose of ashes at the transfer station will be in a tied plastic bag, and each bag (must be manageable to lift into dumpsters by resident) will require two (2) $2.00 stickers.