Annual Town Meeting



APRIL 16, 2019

7 P.M.


Notice is given that the Annual Town Meeting will be held at the Phelps School Commons, 4451 Old School Road, Phelps, WI, on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at 7 p.m.;

  1. Call to Order
  2. Verification of Public Notice
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Approve Minutes from the Previous Annual Meeting April 17, 2018
  5. Any Other Business over Which the Town Meeting Has Jurisdiction
  6. Public Comment
  7. Set Next Annual Meeting Date of April 21, 2020
  8. Adjournment

Dated this 29th day of March, 2019                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                      /s/Marjorie Hiller, Clerk/Treasurer

This notice has been posted at the Phelps Town Hall, Phelps Post Office, Phelps Convenience Center, town website and e-mailed to Vilas County News Review on March 29, 2019.

Location and Hours of Polling Place

      April 2, 2019 Spring Election

     Town of Phelps, Vilas County, Wisconsin

At the Spring Election to be held on April 2, 2019, in the Town of Phelps, the following polling place location will be used for the wards indicated:

                 Location                                                 Wards

Phelps Fire Station                                       Wards 1 & 2

4499 Town Hall Road

Phelps, WI 54554


If you have any questions concerning your polling place, contact the municipal clerk.    

                                  Marjorie Hiller

  4495 Town Hall Road, PO Box 157, Phelps, WI 54554


Office Hours: Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The polling place is accessible to elderly and disabled voters.

Notice of Meeting of the Local and Municipal Board of Canvassers At the close of voting on Election Day, pursuant to the provisions of Wis. Stat. § 19.84, the Election Inspectors will convene as a joint meeting of the Local Board of Canvassers and the Municipal Board of Canvassers for the purpose of conducting the local and municipal canvasses pursuant to Wis. Stat. §§7.51 and 7.53(1). This meeting will be open to the public pursuant to Wis. Stat. §§ 19.81-89.

Notice of Spring Election and Sample Ballots

April 2, 2019



Notice is hereby given of a spring election to be held in the Town of Phelps, on April 2, 2019, at which the officers named below shall be nominated.  The names of the candidates for each office, whose nominations have been certified to or filed in this office, are given under the title of the office, each in its proper column, together with the questions submitted to a vote, for a referendum, if any, in the sample ballot below.


Upon entering the polling place, a voter shall state his or her name and address, show an acceptable form of photo identification and sign the poll book before being permitted to vote.  If a voter is not registered to vote, a voter may register to vote at the polling place serving his or her residence, if the voter presents proof of residence in a form specified by law.  Where ballots are distributed to voters, the initials of two inspectors must appear on the ballot.  Upon being permitted to vote, the voter shall retire alone to a voting booth and cast his or her ballot except that a voter who is a parent or guardian may be accompanied by the voter’s minor child or minor ward.  An election official may inform the voter of the proper manner for casting a vote, but the official may not in any manner advise or indicate a particular voting choice.

Where Optical Scan Voting is Used

The voter shall fill in the oval or connect the arrow next to the name of the candidate of his or her choice for each office for which he or she intends to vote.  To vote for a person whose name does not appear on the ballot, the voter shall write in the name of the person of his or her choice in the space provided for a write-in vote and fill in the oval or connect the arrow next to the write-in line.  On referendum questions, the voter shall fill in the oval or connect the arrow next to “yes” if in favor of the question, or the voter shall fill in the oval or connect the arrow next to “no” if opposed to the question. 

The vote should not be cast in any other manner.  Not more than five minutes’ time shall be allowed inside a voting booth.  Sample ballots or other materials to assist the voter in casting his or her vote may be taken into the booth and copied.  The sample ballot shall not be shown to anyone in a manner that would reveal how the ballot is marked.

If the voter spoils an optical scan ballot, he or she shall return it to an election official who shall issue another ballot in its place, but not more than three ballots shall be issued to any one voter.  If the ballot has not been initialed by two inspectors or is defective in any other way, the voter shall return it to the election official, who shall issue a proper ballot in its place.  

After Marking the Ballot

After an official optical scan ballot is marked, it shall be inserted in the security sleeve, so the marks do not show.  The voter shall insert the ballot in the voting device and discard the sleeve or deliver the ballot to an inspector for deposit.  The voter shall leave the polling place promptly.

A voter may select an individual to assist in casting his or her vote if the voter declares to the presiding official that he or she is unable to read, has difficulty reading, writing or understanding English or that due to disability is unable to cast his or her ballot. The selected individual rendering assistance may not be the voter’s employer or an agent of that employer or an officer or agent of a labor organization which represents the voter.

The following is a sample of the official ballot: (See Sample Spring Election Ballots).  All ballot samples specific to each municipality are posted at in their entirety.

s/ Marjorie Hiller, Phelps Town Clerk

Assessment Revaluation Notice for 2019


A revaluation of property assessments by Hoffman Appraisal Service in the Town of Phelps shall occur for the 2019 assessment year. The approximate date for the field work will start September 13, 2018 to the end of the year. The approximate dates of the revaluation notices being sent to property owners is expected to be in August, 2019. Please also notice that the Assessor has certain statutory authority to enter land as described in state law (secs. 943.13 and 943.15, Wis. Stats.). 

The ability to enter land is subject to several qualifications and limitations, as described within the foregoing statutes. Copies of the applicable statutes can be obtained at public depositories throughout the State of Wisconsin, and from the Wisconsin State Legislature website or a copy may be obtained from the municipal clerk upon payment of applicable copying charges. 

The appraisers must have the opportunity to make a thorough examination of each parcel of property to make sure that all properties are valued on a fair and uniform basis. We therefore urge you to cooperate with the appraisal personnel. 

Your courtesy and consideration will be greatly appreciated. 

Town of Phelps