FAQ’s: Taxes, Holidays & Elections

When can I expect my tax bill, and Where do I pay my taxes?

Tax bills are mailed out from the clerk’s office around mid-December.

To pay your first installment tax payments (due by Jan. 31, 2017):

  • In person, at clerk’s office during regular business hours.
  • By mail. PO Box 88, Adell.  If you would like a receipt, you must enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope.
  • At National Exchange Bank & Trust in Adell, during regular business hours or use night drop-box. If you would like a receipt, you must enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope.

To pay your second installment tax payments (due July 31, 2017):

  • 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.  Thank you for your cooperation!

What are the Holiday Hours of the Town Clerk?  

Hours are the same, Monday – Wednesday from 2:00 pm to 4:00 p.m.,  except the clerk’s office will be closed on Monday, December 26th.

What if I want to run for local office?  What do I need to do?

Read the checklist first for important “due-by” dates and instructions, then download the remaining three forms and complete. Return to the clerk by the due dates!

2017 Candidate Checklist

Declaration of Candidacy

Nomination Papers

Campaign Registration Statement

Absentee Voting

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 or is already registered in the Town of Sherman 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.

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. You will also need to provide a copy of your acceptable photo ID with your request.  Your application must be received by the clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday before the election in order for an absentee ballot to be SENT to you.  Please keep in mind that the U.S. Postal Service recommends absentee ballots be mailed one week before Election Day to arrive in time.

If you are not already registered, you will need to register to vote before an absentee ballot can be sent to you.

Voters who are indefinitely confined, meaning they have a difficult time getting to the polls due to age, illness, infirmity, or disability, may request that a ballot be automatically sent to them for each election.  Indefinitely confined voters do not need to provide a photo ID with their absentee ballot request.  If you or someone you know are indefinitely confined you will make this designation in box 6 of the Application for Absentee Ballot (EL-121).  

Military and Overseas voters have additional options for absentee ballot delivery. Click here for Military. Click here for Overseas. Military and permanent overseas voters do not need to provide a photo ID with their request.

Request an Absentee Ballot by E-Mail or Fax

Regular Wisconsin voters may also request that a ballot be sent to them by sending an e-mail or fax to their municipal clerk. This request must be made no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday before the election in order for an absentee ballot to be SENT to you.  If you have not previously provided a copy of photo ID, photo ID must accompany your application.

Deadlines for Returning Your Absentee Ballot

Your completed absentee ballot must be delivered no later than 8 p.m. on Election Day.  The U.S. Postal Service recommends absentee ballots be mailed one week before Election Day to arrive in time.

In-Person Absentee Voting at the Town Clerk’s Office

If you apply for an absentee ballot in your municipal 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.

When can I Vote an In-Person Absentee Ballot?

Each city, village and town in Wisconsin is responsible for setting the dates and hours of in-person absentee voting for their municipality.   In-Person Absentee voting will be conducted in the Town of Sherman beginning Monday, October 3rd through Wednesday, November 2nd during regular business hours of Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm.  You must bring your photo ID to vote in person.

Amended Public Nuisances Ordinance, August 2, 2016

Please take notice that the Town of Sherman enacted an Amendment to the Public Nuisances Ordinance on August 8, 2016.

The purpose of this amendment to the ordinance is to add verbiage regarding overgrown lawns, grasses and noxious weeds on residentially zoned lands, establish guidelines for notification to land owner(s) and to notify public that if the costs of abatement are not paid the charges shall be entered on the tax roll.

The full text of Amended Public Nuisances Ordinance may be seen here: 2016-04 Chapter 2 Public Nuisances, or under tabs Government → Ordinances.

For additional information, contact Town Clerk Rhonda Klatt at 920-994-9421.

This Class 1 notice shall take place on August 11, 2016 and ordinance shall become effective thereafter.

Notice to the Public – Road Bids

The Town of Sherman will accept sealed bids for the following road work which must meet Wisconsin Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction:

Lynn Road (from Abbott Drive south to STH 144) TRIP Project:

  1. 1,170’ x 20’ patch of a ¾” leveling course, located 2,000’ south of Abbott Drive; and
  2. Level approximately 30 cross cracks; and
  3. Replacement of four cross culverts:
    1. 24” x 40’ CMP
    2. 30” x 40’ CMP
    3. 18” x 50’ CMP
    4. 18” x 52’ CMP; and
  4. Double chip seal one mile from Abbott Drive south to STH 144.

This project has funding though the Town Road Improvement Program.  All TRIP rules shall apply to this project.

Bid Forms are available at the town clerk’s office, on the town’s website (www.townofshermanwi.com) or via email.  Sealed bids are to be mailed to the office of the Clerk/Treasurer at P.O. Box 124, Adell, WI 53001, or in-person at W6566 STH 144, Random Lake by 3:00 p.m. on August 2, 2016 for consideration.  Sealed bids will be opened and decision made August 2, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the Silver Creek Fire Hall/Sherman Town Hall, W6566 STH 144, Random Lake.  (Click for: Bid Forms)

The Sherman Town Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to accept the bid most advantageous to the Town of Sherman.

Noticed in The Sounder on July 21, 2016 and July 28, 2016

Rhonda Klatt, Clerk/Treasurer
Town of Sherman

Union Cemetery

A big THANK YOU to Boy Scout Troop 863 for the work they did at the Union Cemetery!  Large boulders were brought in and spaced out to prevent damage to the beautiful wrought iron arch and a new split rail fence was installed along the entrance side of the cemetery.  Amazing job boys!

Bring It!

At all elections now in Wisconsin, voters must show an acceptable photo ID before a ballot will be provided.
More information on this new requirement is available here.

Registration is available on election day, but lines will be long!  Bring your Proof of Residence to the clerk’s office anytime during regular business hours, or mail in the “Wisconsin Voter Registration Application” with a photo copy of your Proof of Residence at least 20 days prior to any election to register early and avoid lines!

Refunds under $5 will not be issued

Certain overpayments of property taxes, permit fees and other monies collected by the town, if under $5, will no longer be issued to the payor.  The Town Board recognizes that the issuance of these refunds sometimes is not cost effective, and is in the interest of the Town to retian nominal overpayments, unless the payor demands a refund.  To see the full resolution passed by the Town Board on December 1, 2015, please click on “Ordinances” under Government above.

Legal Notice Posting Locations have changed

Pursuant to 2015 Senate Bill 137, signed into law on November 11, 2015, a municipality that opts to post a legal notice in lieu of publication may, instead of posting the notice in three public places, post the notice in one public place and publish the notice on the municipality’s website. Prior to this, the Town of Sherman posted in three public places: The Town Hall, National Exchange Bank and Trust, and MSM Mobil. The Town Board of Supervisors of the Town of Sherman recognized this newly enacted law at its December 1, 2015 board meeting by passing Resolution #2015-13 “Resolution to Revise Local Legal Posting Locations”.  The new posting locations will be at the town hall, located at W6566 STH 144 (Silver Creek Fire Department) and on the town’s website.  To view the complete resolution, please see “Ordinances” page under Government.