Notice of Attendance

TOWN OF COOPERSTOWN

 

Notice of Town Board Meeting Attendance

Manitowoc County Unit Meeting

townofcooperstownwi.gov

Notice is hereby given that the Town Board will be attending the Manitowoc County Unit Meeting. The Manitowoc County Unit Meeting will be held Thursday, January 18, 2024 at 7:00 pm at Branch Station, 8112 Village Dr, Whitlaw. The agenda for the evening will include Mike Koles, WTA Executive Director – Legislative Updates, Legislator and Wisconsin Towns Association reports.   

Dated this 13th day of January, 2024. Posted about 11:00 a.m.

 

Meeting notice posted on the Town’s website at https://townofcooperstownwi.gov and at:

Cooperstown Town Hall   11626 CTH Z

 

Susan Kornely, Clerk

 


NOTICE OF PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE VOTE AND SPRING ELECTION

NOTICE OF PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE VOTE
AND SPRING ELECTION
State of Wisconsin
County of Manitowoc
April 2, 2024
PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE VOTE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at an election to be held in the several cities, villages, towns, wards, and 
election districts of the State of Wisconsin, on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, there will be held a Presidential 
Preference Vote to express preference for a person to be the presidential candidate for the Democratic or 
Republican parties under Wis. Stat. § 8.12(1).
SPRING ELECTION 
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an election is to be held in the towns, villages, cities, wards, and election districts 
of the State of Wisconsin, on Tuesday, April 2, 2024. The following officers are to be elected: 
Judicial Officers
One Circuit Court Judge, for the term of six (6) years, to succeed the present incumbent listed, whose terms of 
office will expire on July 31, 2024:
Manitowoc County Circuit Court Judge Branch 2 Jerilyn M. Dietz
County Supervisor
A County Supervisor for each county supervisory district (if required), for a term of two (2) years, to succeed the 
present incumbent listed, whose term will expire on April 15, 2024:
District 1: Vacant
District 2: Timothy Jadowski
District 3: Rita Metzger
District 4: James Brey
District 5: Tyler Martell
District 6: Paul “Biff” Hansen
District 7: Norbert Vogt
District 8: Paul Hacker
District 9: Kenneth Sitkiewitz
District 10: Don Zimmer
District 11: Ryan Phipps
District 12: Kevin Behnke
District 13: Jonathan Neils
District 14: James Baumann
District 15: Catherine Wagner
District 16: Leo Naidl
District 17: Susie Maresh
District 18: Nick Muench
District 19: James Falkowski
District 20: Lee Engelbrecht
District 21: Rick Gerroll
District 22: Denise Heller
District 23: Douglas Klein
District 24: Don Weiss
District 25: Bonnie Shimulunas
Information concerning county supervisory district boundaries may be obtained from the Manitowoc County 
Clerk’s Office, 1010 S 8th St, Manitowoc, WI 54220.
Municipal Judge
A Municipal Judge, serving more than one municipality, for a term of four years, to succeed the present 
incumbent listed, whose term of office will expire on April 30, 2024:
City of Kiel and Town of Schleswig Dean M. Dietrich
Information concerning multi-jurisdictional municipal judge district boundaries may be obtained from the 
Manitowoc County Clerk, 1010 S. 8th Street, Manitowoc.
Municipal Officers
The following offices will be on the ballot for April 2, 2024, for a term of two years (unless otherwise noted), to 
succeed the present incumbents, whose terms of office will expire in April 2024:
VILLAGE OF FRANCIS CREEK
 Village President Paul Rahmlow
 Village Trustee John Hassemer
 Village Trustee Steve Holschbach 
CITY OF TWO RIVERS
 Councilmember (3 Years) Jeff Dahlke
 Councilmember (3 Years) Tracey Koach
 Councilmember (3 Years) Vacant
School Board Officers
The following offices will be on the ballot for April 2, 2024, and will be elected to succeed the present 
incumbents listed. The term of office for school board member is three years (unless otherwise noted), 
beginning on Monday, April 21, 2024.
DENMARK SCHOOL DISTRICT
School Board Member Katie Rabenhorst
School Board Member Joe Terrien
KEWAUNEE SCHOOL DISTRICT
School Board Member-Unincorporated Bryan Pagel
School Board Member-City Dana Tupper
School Board Member-City Dan Stangel (2-year term)
MANITOWOC PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT
School Board Member-At Large Stacey Soeldner
School Board Member-At Large Kerry Trask
MISHICOT SCHOOL DISTRICT
School Board Member-At Large Carol Lambert
School Board Member-At Large Alan Zirzow
TWO RIVERS PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT
School Board Commissioner Maria Veldre
School Board Commissioner Zak Peterson
For Candidates
The first day to circulate nomination papers is December 1, 2023, and the final day for filing nomination papers 
is 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 2, 2024. Judicial Officer candidates file with the Wisconsin Election 
Commission. County candidates and Municipal Judge candidates file with the Manitowoc County Clerk. 
Municipal candidates file with their respective municipal clerk. School Board candidates file with their respective 
school district clerk.
Primary Election
If a primary is necessary, the primary will be held on Tuesday, February 20, 2024.
Additional Information
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 City of Manitowoc on November 16, 2023.
Jessica Backus
Manitowoc County Clerk
Publish on November 28, 2023 HTR


2023 Tax Newsletter

TOWN OF COOPERSTOWN

DECEMBER 2023 NEWSLETTER

TAX RECEIPTS – Receipts can be emailed. Please include your email address along with your tax payment. IF A MAILED RECEIPT IS NEEDED SEND A STAMPED SELF-ADDRESSED ENVELOPE ALONG WITH PAYMENT. NO TAX RECEIPTS WILL BE SENT OUT WITHOUT A STAMPED ENVELOPE.

TAX PAYMENT PROCEDURES – Tax collection will be done by mail only. All checks are to be made out to the Town of Cooperstown. NO CASH ACCEPTED! Pay at least the 1st installment by January 31, 2024. Tax payments must be postmarked by this date but to avoid being delinquent, mail early. Mail to: : Bernadette Duescher, Treasurer, 10002 Hidden Valley Road Maribel, WI 54227.The balance due, if any, is to be paid to the Manitowoc County Treasurer on or before July 31, 2024. The bottom stub should be returned with your payment to the address noted.

LOTTERY CREDIT – Property tax bills will include a lottery credit for primary residency only. If you did not receive a credit and you feel you should have or if you received a credit on a property that was not your primary residence, please notify the Treasurer. Adjustments can be made with the proper documentation.

DOG LICENSES – Every dog over 5 months of age must have a current rabies shot and a license. To get your license, send the proper fee along with written proof of a current rabies vaccination and proof of spaying or neutering where relevant. Fees are as follows: Neutered or spayed: $5.00 per dog; all other dogs: $10.00 per dog; Kennel license: $35.00 for 12 dogs or less ($3.00 for each additional dog). Dog licenses are due by APRIL 1, 2024 or they are delinquent and subject to late charges. PAYMENTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED UNLESS A RABIES VACCINATION CERTIFICATE IS SENT WITH FEE. Penalties are as follows: additional $25.00 after April 1, 2024 PER DOG. PLEASE SEND A SEPARATE CHECK FOR DOG LICENSE. NOTIFY THE TREASURER IF YOU NO LONGER HAVE YOUR DOG. Send to: Bernadette Duescher, Treasurer, 10002 Hidden Valley Road Maribel, WI 54227

ELECTIONS – The 2024 election dates are: Spring Primary – Tuesday, February 20, 2024; Pres Pref Primary & Spring Elec – Tuesday, April 2, 2024; Partisan Primary – Tuesday, August 13, 2024; General Election – Tuesday, November 5, 2024. If interested in becoming an election inspector, please contact the clerk for more information.

PLAN COMMISSION– applications being accepted for two positions for a 2 year term – one board and one citizen appointments. Submit application to Town Clerk by April 13, 2024.

RECYCLING AND GARBAGE – Garbage and recycling items should be taken to the town Transfer Station located at 12309 County Road Z. Transfer Station hours are as follows: Saturdays hours 8:00 am – 3:00 pm ; Wednesday hours (1st Wednesday in April to last Wednesday in September) 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm. See website for a guideline list of acceptable/non-acceptable garbage and recycling items and fees, when applicable. Your card should be presented to Transfer Station employees every time garbage and recycling items are dropped off. If you have lost your card or are a new resident, please contact the Clerk to obtain one. If you have any questions regarding the Transfer Station please contact any Town Board member.

BURNING IN THE TOWN – The local fire departments are no longer issuing burning permits. For more information concerning burning in the town please contact a board member or the town website. Contact Manitowoc County Dispatch Center at 920-683-4201 to report your burning project and call them back when completed. For information on items that can and cannot be burned and daily burning restrictions check the DNR website at http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/OpenBurning/Owners.html. 1-888-947-2876 Check with DNR for burning bans.

TOWN BOARD MEETINGS – Meetings are held every second Tuesday of the month at the Town Hall at 7:00 P.M. unless otherwise posted and/or published. Notices are posted at the town hall and on the town website.

WEBSITE INFORMATION – Town’s website can be found at townofcooperstownwi.gov. Contact us at [email protected]. Updated information on postings, meeting minutes, ordinances, forms and more can be found on the site. The town is looking for pictures from our community. Pictures can be emailed.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

TOWN OFFICERS

Chairman – David Blakeslee 920-639-0555                     Clerk – Susan Kornely 920-660-8544

Supervisor – Fred Lemens 920-863-8278                        Treasurer – Bernadette Duescher 920-619-2689

Supervisor Nick Propson 920-680-0809                          Constable – Kelly Kane 920-360-4614                            

Supervisor – Anthony Shibler 920-901-4285                   Town Shop – Dan Kasten 920-621-4237                

Supervisor – Hank Kouba 920-374-0001                        Building Inspector – Scott Beining 920-680-3376   

Assessor – Scott Tennessen 920-423-3502                      (Sup. Propson & Sup. Lemens terms end in April 2024)        

CULVERT PERMITS – Culvert permits are required. Application forms can be obtained by calling the Town Chairman at 920-639-0555.

PHRAGMITES – Landowner sign up went well and we reached about 90% participation. If you have these noxious weeds on your property that still need removal, please contact Town Clerk for permission form to treat.

FIRE NUMBERS – Please keep your fire numbers visible and culvert ends on driveways free of grass and debris.

RIGHT-OF-WAY – It is unlawful to place objects or signage in the road right-of-way. You will be asked to remove the object or sign; otherwise it will be removed for you.

SNOW ON PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAYS – It is unlawful under State Statutes 86.01 and 86.022 to place snow onto any Public Highway Right-of-Way that would impede or incommode the use of the highway. We ask that you refrain from placing snow on any Town Right-of-Way.

CULTIVATING IN PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAYS – No person shall, within the limits of any public highway, plow, cultivate or otherwise work any lands in such manner as to interfere with or obstruct the drainage in any public highway ditch, nor shall any person operate any farm or other machinery on, over, along or across any public highway in such manner as to materially damage the said highway. Any person who shall violate the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not less than $10 nor more than $50, or by imprisonment in the county jail not less than 10 days nor more than 30 days, and shall in addition pay the whole cost of restoring the ditch or highway, or both, to their former condition. State Statute 86.021 BUILDING

PERMITS AND INSPECTION FEES – No person shall, in excess of $2500 in cost of material and labor, build, add onto and/or alter any building without first obtaining a building permit for such work from the Town Clerk. For new home permits contact Town Clerk. See website for more information.

2023 ORDINANCES

ORDINANCE NO. ­­­­­­­2023-01 DECREASE TOWN BOARD FROM FIVE (5) MEMBERS TO THREE (3) MEMBERS

ORDINANCE NO. 2023-02 ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE GENERAL CODE OF ORDINANCES, TOWN OF COOPERSTOWN

 

Tax Rate

2022

Rate

2023

Rate

 

  State

  $             0.00

0.000000

  $             0.00

0.000000

 

  County

$  742,076.21

4.6692810

$  734833.22

4.6054040

 

  Local

$  355,593.00

2.2374570

$  355,052.00

2.2252100

 

  Denmark School

$  1,146,418.00

7.7582760

$  1,114,553.26

7.5130490

 

  Mishicot School

$    12,429.00

  6.9931920

$    12,865.68

  7.2072600

 

  Reedsville School

$    48,657.94

5.1858100

$    66,568.39

7.0631090

 

  NWTC

$    99,140.68

.6709250

$    98,044.10

.6609020

 

  LTC

$      6,940.78

.6219230

$      7,078.23

.6314270