THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Stephenson Town Board May Set Levy Referendum Jan. 12
Issue Date: January 13, 2022
Agenda for the regular monthly meeting of the Town of Stephenson Board on Wednesday, Jan. 12 includes possible action needed to move forward on a referendum to increase the town's property tax levy to generate funds for an increased road improvement program.
Electors at the annual meeting had urged the board to seek electorate approval for a temporary tax hike to provide more funding for road work, which has been falling behind due to state imposed rules that allow property tax levy to increase only by the amount of revenue provided by new construction.
The board had subsequently discussed the possible referendum several times, most recently at a special meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 29.
Other agenda items for the Jan. 12 meeting include hiring an animal control officer; using the Boat Landing 3 ski beach parking lot for snowmobile trailer parking during the winter months; event permits for the Radar Run, Fish-O-Rama, and 4th of July fireworks for Twin Bridge Ski Team; Class B temporary picnic license for the Twin Bridge Ski Team for the Fish-O-Rama and 4th of July events, and approval of CLA engagement letter, operators license applications as received, and approval of CSM's that may be presented.
Committee meetings normally held the first Wednesday of each month were cancelled for January, with action items to be brought directly to the full board.
At the special meeting on Dec. 29, in addition to discussing the proposed referendum, the board approved Crivitz Rescue Squad and Twin Bridge Rescue Squad contracts for 2022 and went into closed session to discuss 2022 wage bargaining for Public Works employees and performance and raise for the Superintendent of Public Works.