NOTICE OF PUBLIC TEST OF VOTING EQUIPMENT

OFFICIAL PUBLIC NOTICE
TOWN OF VIENNA
Notice of Public Test of Voting Equipment
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Public Test of the DS200 and Automark voting equipment to be used in the Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Spring Election will be conducted on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Town Hall, 7161 County Road I, DeForest, WI.
This Public Test is open to the General Public pursuant to WI Statute 5.84(1).
TOWN OF VIENNA
Wendy Stoeckler
Deputy Clerk


HIGH WATER AND POSSIBLE FLOODING

UPDATE: The Town has sand and sand bags available. Sandbags are located in the vestibule under the table and sand is located by the salt shed. Make sure you bring a shovel with you for we will be unable to provide them.

UPDATE: Norway Grove School Road will be closed from Madison Sand & Gravel to Neumaiers until water recedes.

UPDATE: Hahn Road (west of Interstate) will be closed in sections due to high water. Take caution.

We are aware of the high water and possible flooding. We are on the roads doing what we can to rectify problem areas as fast as we can. If you have serious flooding in your area, on a town road, contact the town hall (608) 846-3800 and we will document and get to it as soon as possible. If the area of concern is on a County Highway, contact the Dane County Public Works department at (608) 266-4039. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we all try to deal with mother nature.


VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT FOR APRIL 2, 2019 SPRING ELECTION

VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT

Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may submit a request to vote an absentee ballot to their municipal clerk.  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 10 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 or online at MyVote.wi.gov.

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 or you may apply for an absentee ballot online at MyVote.wi.gov.  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 to your municipal clerk for an absentee ballot in person, by mail, by fax, by email or at MyVote.wi.gov.

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, March 28, 2019.

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.

KATHLEEN CLARK, CLERK, TOWN OF VIENNA

7161 COUNTY ROAD I

DEFOREST, WI 53532  (608) 846-3800

[email protected]

IN-PERSON VOTING HOURS:  9:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. MONDAY – FRIDAY*

Friday, March 29, 2019 until 5:00 p.m.

The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is / was:

Thursday, March 14, 2019

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

Friday, March 29, 2019

No in-person absentee voting may occur on the day before the election.

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 April 2, 2019.  Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted.


SNOW REMOVAL REMINDER

Section 346.94(5), Wis. Stat. states that no person may place or cause to be placed upon any highway any substance that is or may be injurious to any vehicle. A pile of icy, packed snow certainly fits that description. Section 346.95(3)states that the penalty is $50 for each offense. The town can request the county sheriff’s department to cite people for violation of the state law. However,a warning letter or notice will be sent to the property owner before referring the person to the sheriff’s department. Also note that Wis. Stat. § 86.022 makes it a misdemeanor punishable by fine to place any obstruction in a road ditch. This means that property owners should not be filling town ditches with compacted snow that will not allow drainage.


2019 REVALUATION INFORMATION

UPDATE: Associated Appraisal assessors will working in the township beginning Monday, December 17th and will continue in the area for the next several weeks.  All staff members from Associated Appraisal will carry a letter of introduction from the Town of Vienna, a photo ID, and drive a red vehicle displaying the Associated Appraisal company name. If no one is home when visiting a property, a door hanger will be placed on the main entrance with instructions on how to schedule an interior review. Please wait for the door hanger to schedule your appointment. If you own rental property in the Town, please inform your tenants that we will be visiting that property in the near future, so we can have their full cooperation for this review.

Associated Appraisal Consultants, Inc. has been retained by the Town of Vienna to complete a revaluation of all taxable
property for the 2019 assessment year. The revaluation will establish new assessed values in an equitable fashion for all
properties in the municipality as of January 1, 2019.

Click Here for an example Introduction Letter: 2019 Res Intro Letter

Click Here for the Trespassing Law:  Trespassing Law


WHEN YOU RENEW OR REGISTER YOUR VEHICLE:

Verify that the vehicle your are registering is clearly stated that you reside in the Town of Vienna.

The Town of Vienna does not have a wheel tax but the information aids the state in the following ways:

  • collect local county sales and use tax
  • comply with the Federal Clean Air Act requirements for vehicle emissions testing in certain areas of the state
  • collect county or municipal wheel taxes
  • assist local, state and federal government agencies to study demographics and assess future public needs

Click here to update your information:  Vehicle kept in information