Outdoor Recreation Survey

The Village of Spencer is creating an outdoor comprehensive recreation plan for 2015-2020, and we would like your input.  The five-year outdoor comprehensive recreation plan will be used to identify new projects for development as well as which parks need additional, repurposed, or reconstructed recreational facilities (like trails, buildings, or camp sites).  This plan enables village eligibility for competitive grants of 50% from the DNR Stewardship Fund, and other federal sources, and for annual planning and budgeting.

You may receive a survey by mail, you may request one from the Clerks Office, or you may go to the Survey Monkey link here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/J52NCZF or you can download and print the survey here: Outdoor Rec Survey

Notice of Public Test and Canvass


            Notice is hereby given that the public testing of the M-100 Tabulating Equipment and the AutoMARK – being used in municipalities within Marathon County for the November 4th – General Election is scheduled for October 27th at 1:00 P.M. at the Spencer Municipal Building at 105 Park Street in Spencer. All municipalities, towns, villages, and 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, November 6th to canvass votes from the required offices to be canvassed for the General Election in the Marathon County Clerks Office, Courthouse, Wausau, Wis.

Absentee Ballot Information

                                                       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.  Proof of identification must be provided before an absentee ballot may be issued.


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, October 30, 2014.

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.


Thaddeus Kubisiak

105 South Park Street

PO Box 360

Spencer, WI 54479


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, October 20, 2014 – 8:00 A.M.


The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office:

Friday, October 31, 2014 – 5:00 P.M.


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, November 4.  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.

Road Construction on Hwy V and Hwy C

County Highways V and C Road Construction


County Highway V will be under construction from the Marathon/Wood County Line to the Cedar Street.  The work is scheduled to begin on Tuesday September 2nd and should be substantially completed by the end of September.  During the first stages of construction the road will be posted with a Class B weight limit posting. The posting means that trucks traveling through the highway can only carry 60% of their normal legal weight.  The weight limit posting is anticipated to last for two weeks.

During construction the roadway will be posted with signs reading “Road Closed, Local Traffic Only”.  Access will be maintained at all times during construction, therefore a detour route will not be posted.  At times the roadway may be rough.  During construction the roadway will often be limited to one lane of travel.  Expect delays.  Please slow down and use alternate routes when possible.

County Highway C will be under construction from State Highway 13 to County Highway E.  The work is scheduled to begin September 16th.  During the first stage of construction, the highway will be closed to all traffic between State Highway 13 and Monroe Street (the section of the road with curb and gutter).  A detour route is planned on State Highway 13 and County Highway F (south of Spencer).  Access to residents and the school will be maintained on side streets.

Paving is scheduled to begin the week of September 22 and the project should be substantially completed in mid-October.

During the remainder of the construction the roadway will be posted with signs reading “Road Closed, Local Traffic Only”.  After the initial stage of construction, access will be maintained at all times, therefore a detour route will not be posted.  At times the roadway will have a gravel surface and may be rough.  During construction the roadway will often be limited to one lane of travel.  Expect delays.  Please slow down and use alternate routes when possible.

All schedules are dependent on weather and equipment and are subject to change.


Detailed version on the County Website

Residents be Advised

Residents please be advised that a phone scam is circulating the around the Village.  If you receive a call from an unknown person or entity, please discontinue the phone call.  If you have any further concerns, please call the Spencer Police Department at 715-659-5453.  Thank you for your compliance.

Notice – Board of Canvas

Village of Spencer

Board of Canvas

4:00 p.m. Friday, August 15, 2014


Please take notice that the Spencer Board of Canvas will meet at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 15, 2014 at the Spencer Municipal Complex to count and record any late arriving absentee and provisional ballots from the Partisan Primary Election held on Tuesday, August 12, 2014.

Outstanding Absentee and Provisional Ballots

There are currently 6 5 outstanding Absentee Ballots and 0 Provisional Ballots for the Partisan Primary Election, held on August 12, 2014

Notice – Village Wide Hydrant Flushing

Please take notice that the Village of Spencer will be flushing the water system during the week of August 25th.  Click here to view the notice.

Location and Polling Hours – August 12, 2014 Partisan Primary Election





At the Election to be held on August 12, 2014 in the Village of Spencer, the following polling place locations will be used for the wards indicated:


Location                                  Wards


Spencer Municipal Building                  All Wards

105 South Park Street

Spencer, WI 54479




If you have any questions concerning your polling place, contact the Municipal Clerk.


Thaddeus Kubisiak



8:00 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M.

All polling places are accessible to elderly and disabled voters.

Ordinance Amendment: Ordinance 9-1-50 – Private Well Abandonment

Click here to view the amended ordinance – Ordinance 9-1-50 – Private Well Abandonment.  This ordinance was amended at the Regular Board of Trustees meeting on August 4, 2014, and will take effect one day after publication.