Monday, December 2nd
Ridgeland 10-11am; Village Hall, 211 Elliot Street North
Fairchild 12:30-1:30pm; Mastin Center, 241 Front Street
Boyd 2:30-3:30pm; Village Hall, 705 East Murray Street
Tuesday, December 3rd
Unity 10-11am; Unity Memorial Hall, 202 West Clark Street
Curtiss 11:30am -12:30pm; Village Hall, 1107 Meridian Street
Owen 1 – 2pm; City Hall, 219 North Pine Street
The Clerk’s Office will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29. The Office will resume normal business hours on Monday, December 2.
PUBLIC NOTICE TO ALL CUSTOMERS OF
SPENCER MUNICIPAL WATER UTILITY
The Spencer Municipal Water Utility has filed an application with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) to increase water rates. The increase is necessary due to a $1.4 million well project and increased operating expenses since the last water rate case in 2000.
The total increase in water revenues requested is $112,051 which will result in an estimated overall rate increase of 35% over the water utility’s present revenues. If the request is granted, the water bill for general service for an average residential customer with a ⅝-inch or ¾-inch meter who uses 3,000 gallons of water per month will increase from $20.05 to $29.25, or 46%, which works out to an increase of approximately 30 cents per day. The annual municipal public fire protection charge will increase by 13%.
A telephonic public hearing on the application has been scheduled for Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in the Board Room at the Spencer Village Hall, 105 Park Street, Spencer, Wisconsin. Scheduling questions regarding this hearing may be directed to the PSCW at (608) 266-3766.
A person may testify in this proceeding without becoming a party and without attorney representation. A person may submit this testimony in one of the following ways:
- Web Comment. Go to the PSCW’s web site at http://psc.wi.gov, click on the “Public Comments” button on the side menu bar. On the next page select the “File a comment” link that appears for docket number 5620-WR-103. Web comments shall be received no later than the day before the hearing.
- Oral Comment. Spoken testimony at the public hearing session.
- Written Comment. Instead of speaking at the hearing, write out a comment and submit it at the public hearing session.
- Mail Comment. All comments submitted by U.S. mail shall be received no later than the day before the hearing and shall be addressed to: Docket 5620-WR-103 Comments, Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 7854, Madison, WI 53707-7854.
The PSCW intends to webcast this hearing live on the PSCW’s web site at http://psc.wi.gov under the “PSC Live Broadcast” button.
All documents in this docket are filed on the Commission’s Electronic Regulatory Filing (ERF) system. To view these documents: (1) go to the Commission’s web site at http://psc.wi.gov, (2) enter “5620-WR-103” in the box labeled “Link Directly to a Case,” and (3) select “GO.”
If you have any questions, please contact the Spencer Municipal Water Utility at (715) 659-5423.
Village of Spencer
Board of Canvas
4:00 p.m. Friday, November 22, 2013
Please take notice that the Spencer Board of Canvas will meet at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 22, 2013 at the Spencer Municipal Complex to count and record any late arriving absentee and provisional ballots from the Special General Election held on Tuesday, November 19, 2013
NOTICE OF SPRING ELECTION
Village of Spencer
April 1st, 2014
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that at an election to be held in the Village of Spencer, on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, the following offices are to be elected to succeed the present incumbents listed. The term for Village Trustee begins on April 15, 2014. The term for all other offices begins on May 1, 2014. All terms are for two years unless otherwise indicated.
Village Trustee Wayne Hagen
Village Trustee Diane Maurer
Village Trustee Ron Staples
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that the first day to circulate nomination papers is December 1, 2013 and the final day for filing nomination papers is 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, in the office of the Village Clerk.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that if a primary is necessary, the primary will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2014.
Done in the Village of Spencer
On November 19, 2013
November 11, 2013
Village of Spencer Deer Hunt
On October 28, 2013, the Village of Spencer Deer Hunt Task Force approved a local hunt for nuisance deer. The village hunt will start on December 2, 2013 and end on December 31, 2013. The village will initially issue five antlerless deer tags to qualified hunters. Interested hunters must attend a mandatory meeting on November 19, 2013, at 6:30PM, located at the Village of Spencer Municipal Complex, located 105 S. Park Street. For questions contact the Village of Spencer at (715) 507-0855.
The Village of Spencer Opposes SB349
Spencer, WI: Monday night, at the regular Board of Trustees meeting, the Village Board carried, on a unanimous roll call vote, to approve Resolution 2013-11 – in Opposition to SB 349, Preempting Municipal Authority to Regulate Water Quality and Quantity, Air Quality, Use of Explosives, Borrow Pits Associated with DOT Construction Projects, and Nonmetallic Mining.
SB 349 eliminates the ability of a municipality to rely on its home rule authority to regulate air quality, water quality and quantity, the use of explosives by quarry operators, and borrow pits and material disposal sites related to DOT construction projects. Thaddeus Kubisiak, Administrator – Clerk/Treasurer, explained to the Board of Trustees that this bill, if voted into law, will limit local authority.
“Current state statue equips each municipality with the ability to regulate their own local issues and if this bill becomes law, law makers in Madison will be the ones who will be establishing regulations for Spencer. Many of these politicians have no idea where Spencer is on the map,” said Mr. Kubisiak.
It should also be noted that there may be unintended consequences from the passage of this bill. 2013 Wisconsin Act 25, which was passed earlier this year, was intended to protect customer information by the municipal utility. Although this law had good intentions, it created unforeseen expenses within local municipalities and was amended, shortly thereafter, by 2013 Wisconsin Act 47. The administrator also recalled that a recent piece of legislation caused uncertainty and undue hardship within many local governments.
“Act 25 established an unfunded mandate, which required changes to local utility billing processes. These changes would have nearly doubled the cost of mailing out our water and sewer bills,” mentioned Thaddeus.
SB349 will erode local government control and preempt municipal regulatory abilities. The Village of Spencer urges the state legislature to vote against this bill.
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. Effective with the Spring Primary in 2012, proof of identification must be provided before an absentee ballot may be issued, unless the elector is otherwise exempt from this requirement.
TO OBTAIN AN ABSENTEE BALLOT YOU MUST MAKE A REQUEST 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 request an absentee ballot by 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.
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.
You can also personally go to the clerk’s office or other specified location, complete a written application, and vote an absentee ballot during the hours specified for casting an absentee ballot.
Village of Spencer
105 Park Street
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday – Friday
THE DEADLINE FOR MAKING APPLICATION TO VOTE ABSENTEE BY MAIL IS 5:00 P.M. ON THE FIFTH DAY BEFORE THE ELECTION, Thursday, November 14, 2013
MILITARY ELECTORS SHOULD CONTACT THE MUNICIPAL CLERK REGARDING THE DEADLINES FOR REQUESTING OR SUBMITTING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT.
THE FIRST DAY TO VOTE AN ABSENTEE BALLOT IN THE CLERK’S OFFICE IS Monday, November 4, 2013. THE DEADLINE FOR VOTING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT IN THE CLERK’S OFFICE IS 5:00 P.M. ON THE FRIDAY BEFORE THE ELECTION, Friday, November 15, 2013.
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 November 19, 2013. 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.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC TEST AND CANVAS
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 19, 2013, special election, is scheduled for November 12, at 1 p.m., at the Spencer Municipal building at 105 Park St., 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 21, 2013, to canvas votes from the required offices to be canvassed from the general election in the Marathon County Clerk’s office, courthouse, Wausau, Wisconsin.
NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION
FOR REPRESENTATIVE TO THE ASSEMBLY
NOVEMBER 19, 2013
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a proclamation by the Governor of the State of Wisconsin, dated the 4th day of September, 2013, that on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, a Special Election will be held in the several wards and election districts of the Sixty-Ninth Assembly District in the State of Wisconsin, consisting of those parts of Clark, Marathon and Wood Counties, as described in Chapter 4 of the Wisconsin Statutes, at which the following officer is to be elected:
A REPRESENTATIVE TO THE ASSEMBLY FOR THE SIXTY-NINTH DISTRICT to fill the vacancy, caused by the resignation of Scott Suder, for the remainder of the term which expires on January 5, 2015.
NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that the earliest date for circulating nomination papers is today, Wednesday, September 4, 2013, and the deadline for filing nomination papers for the Special Election will be 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 in the office of the Government Accountability Board. The Special Primary, if necessary, will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2013. A description of the boundaries of the 69th Assembly District, as created in 2011 Act 43, is set out in 2011–2012 Wisconsin Statutes Section 4.69.
Done in the City of Wausau, Marathon County,
This 4th day of September, 2013
Nan Kottke, Marathon County Clerk
500 Forest Street
Wausau, WI 54403