Come and join the 2015 Arbor Day event at Lions Park on Friday, April 24th at 1:00 pm. Click here for a copy of the agenda.
There are 2 outstanding absentee and 0 outstanding provisional ballots from the April 7th, 2015 Spring Election.
The Village of Spencer Board of Canvass will convene on Friday, April 10th at4:00 P.M. to canvass any late arriving absentee and provisional ballots.
Village Board Adopts Resolution Opposing Legislation Shifting Taxes to Homeowners
Spencer, Wis. April 7, 2015 – The Village Board of Spencer adopted a resolution at their meeting last night in opposition to proposed legislation that would shift property taxes from business equipment to homeowners in Spencer. Representative Bob Kulp (R-Stratford) and Senator Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) are planning to introduce the legislation this spring.
“Eliminating the personal property tax without a replacement means that residential taxpayers will have to pick up the difference,” said Thaddeus Kubisiak. “The elimination of personal property tax will result in the loss of $6,168,100 in the Village’s property tax base therefore shifting the tax burden to homeowners, landlords and other owners of real property. This shift means that you would have paid $169.47 more on a $100,000 home in 2014.”
“To put this into perspective, in relation to our budget, the Village’s share of personal property tax is nearly equivalent to the Village’s share of the fire department’s annaul budget,” said Kubisiak.
The Village of Spencer joins the Wisconsin Realtors Association, the League of Wisconsin Municipalities and the Wisconsin Counties Association in voicing their concern about this legislation. According to the Legislative Fiscal Bureau, enactment of this legislation would result in a statewide shift in taxes of $270 million to owners of real property.
“A shift of this magnitude without replacement funding is unacceptable,” said Kubisiak. “Cutting legislator retirement benefits is a good start to fill this financial void.”
On Saturday, April 11th at 1:00 P.M., the Village will hold a special ground breaking ceremony for the Veterans Memorial project. Click here to watch an interview with Jerry Wienke and Greg Pokallus.
VILLAGE OF SPENCER – OFFICIAL BALLOT FOR
STATE OF WISCONSIN
APRIL 7, 2015
NOTICE TO ELECTORS: THIS BALLOT MAY BE INVALID UNLESS INITIALED BY TWO (2) ELECTION INSPECTORS. IF CAST AS AN ABSENTEE BALLOT, THE BALLOT MUST BEAR THE INITIALS OF THE MUNICIPAL CLERK OR DEPUTY CLERK.
To vote for the candidate of your choice, completely fill in the oval ( ) to the LEFT of the candidate’s name. To vote for a person whose name does not appear on the ballot, write the person’s name on the line provided and completely fill in the oval ( ) to the LEFT of the line.
(Vote For One)
(oval) Gerald Kobs
(oval) Pauline Frome
(Vote For Not More Than Three)
(oval) Greg Pokallus
(oval) James L. Day
(oval) Matt Bychinski
(oval) Tom Schafer
LOCATION AND HOURS OF POLLING PLACE IN THE VILLAGE OF SPENCER
At the Election to be held on April 7, 2015 in the Village of Spencer, the following polling place locations will be used for the wards indicated:
Spencer Municipal Building All Wards
105 South Park Street
Spencer, WI 54479
ALL POLLING PLACES WILL OPEN AT 7:00 A.M. AND WILL CLOSE AT 8:00 P.M.
If you have any questions concerning your polling place, contact the Municipal Clerk.
105 SOUTH PARK STREET
8:00 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M.
All polling places are accessible to elderly and disabled voters.
VILLAGE of SPENCER
Notice is hereby given that public testing of the M-100 Tabulating Equipment and the AutoMARK – being used in municipalities within Marathon County for the April 7, 2015 – Spring Election, is scheduled for Monday, March 30, 2015 at 1:30 P.M. at the Spencer Municipal Building at 105 South Park Street in Spencer. All municipalities, towns, villages, & cities, Marathon County will be public testing the M-100 Tabulating Equipment through the Municipal Clerk’s Office, Marathon County Courthouse within the scheduled hours.
The Marathon County Canvass Board will meet at 8:30 A.M. Thursday, April 9, 2015 to canvass votes from the Spring Election in the Marathon County Clerk’s Office, Courthouse, Wausau, WI. The Canvass Board will reconvene on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 8:30 A.M. to complete the canvass from the outstanding late arriving Absentee and pending Provisional Balloting results.
Marathon County will begin seasonal weight limit sign postings on Friday, March 13, 2015. The weight limits are in effect as soon as the signs are in place. For further information regarding weight allowed on posted roads and locations of posted roads, please refer to the Highway Department’s ‘Driving Information’ web page.
Jan Schreiner, Administrative Coordinator
Marathon County Highway Department
Phone: (715) 261-1802
VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT
Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may request to vote an absentee ballot. A qualified elector is any U.S. citizen, who will be 18 years of age or older on Election Day, who has resided in the ward or municipality where he or she wishes to vote for at least 28 consecutive days before the election. The elector must also be registered in order to receive an absentee ballot.
You must make a request for an absentee ballot in writing.
Contact your municipal clerk and request that an application for an absentee ballot be sent to you for the primary or election or both. You may also submit a written request in the form of a letter. Your written request must list your voting address within the municipality where you wish to vote, the address where the absentee ballot should be sent, if different, and your signature. You may make application for an absentee ballot by mail or in person.
Making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail
The deadline for making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail is:
5 pm on the fifth day before the election, Thursday, April 2nd, 2015.
Note: Special absentee voting application provisions apply to electors who are indefinitely confined to home or a care facility, in the military, hospitalized, or serving as a sequestered juror. If this applies to you, contact the municipal clerk regarding deadlines for requesting and submitting an absentee ballot.
Voting an absentee ballot in person
You may also request and vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office or other specified location during the days and hours specified for casting an absentee ballot in person.
Village of Spencer
105 South Park Street
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday – Friday
The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is:
Monday, March 23, 2015
The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office:
Friday, April 3, 2015
No in-person absentee voting may occur on a weekend or legal holiday.
The municipal clerk will deliver voted ballots returned on or before Election Day to the proper polling place or counting location before the polls close on Tuesday, April 7, 2015. Any ballots received after the polls close will be counted by the board of canvassers if postmarked by Election Day and received no later than 4:00 p.m. on the Friday following the election.