Election Results

August 11, 2020 Election Results

Representative in Congress – Democratic            

                Tricia Zunker      60

State Senator District 12 – Democratic

                Ed Vocke             57

Vilas Co. District Attorney – Democratic               

                Scattering           3

Vilas County Surveyor – Democratic

                Scattering           3

Vilas County Clerk – Democratic

                Scattering           3

Vilas County Treasurer – Democratic

                Scattering           3

Vilas County Register of Deeds – Democratic

                Scattering 4

Representative in Congress – Republican            

                Tom Tiffany        200

State Senator District 12 – Republican

                Mary Czaja-Felzkowski 180

Vilas Co. District Attorney – Republican

                Rob Swearingen               241

Vilas County Surveyor – Republican

                Thomas Boettcher           226

Vilas County Clerk – Republican

                David R Alleman              231

Vilas County Treasurer – Republican

                Paulette Sarnicki              222

 

Vilas County Register of Deeds – Republican

                Sherry Bierman                214

                Brittany Schelk                 67


NOTICE OF PARTISAN PRIMARY ELECTION – AUGUST 11, 2020

Notice of Partisan Primary Election And Sample Ballot

August 11, 2020 

OFFICE OF THE VILAS COUNTY CLERK 

TO THE VOTERS OF VILAS COUNTY: 

Notice is hereby given of a Partisan Primary Election to be held in Vilas County, on August 11, 2020, 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. 

INFORMATION TO VOTERS

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 Partisan Primary Election Ballot).  All ballot samples specific to each municipality are posted at www.vilascountywi.gov in their entirety.

 s/ David R. Alleman, Vilas County Clerk

 


Board of Review/Open Book

STATE OF WISCONSIN
Town of Phelps
Vilas County

 

     Notice is hereby given that the Board of Review for the Town of Phelps, Vilas County, Wisconsin, shall hold its first meeting on Thursday, August 20th, 2020, beginning at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Phelps Town Hall Office, 4495 Town Hall Road, Phelps WI 54554.

     Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the board of review and procedural requirements if appearing before the board:

1.             No person will be allowed to appear before the board of review, to testify to the board by telephone, or to contest the amount of any assessment of real or personal property if the person has refused a reasonable written request by certified mail of the assessor to view the property.

2.             After the first meeting of the board of review and before the board’s final adjournment, no person who is scheduled to appear before the board of review may contact or provide information to a member of the board about the person’s objection, except at a session of the board.

3.             The board of review may not hear an objection to the amount or valuation of property unless, at least 48 hours before the board’s first scheduled meeting, the objector provides to the board’s clerk written or oral notice of an intent to file an objection, except that upon a showing of good cause and the submission of a written objection, the board shall waive that requirement during the first 2 hours of the board’s first scheduled meeting, and the board may waive that requirement up to the end of the 5th day of the session or up to the end of the final day of the session if the session is less than 5 days with proof of extraordinary circumstances for failure to meet the 48-hour notice requirement and failure to appear before the board of review during the first 2 hours of the first scheduled meeting.

4.             Objections to the amount or valuation of property shall first be made in writing and filed with the clerk of the board of review within the first 2 hours of the board’s first scheduled meeting, except that, upon evidence of extraordinary circumstances, the board may waive that requirement up to the end of the 5th day of the session or up to the end of the final day of the session if the session is less than 5 days. The board may require objections to the amount or valuation of property to be submitted on forms approved by the Department of Revenue, and the board shall require that any forms include stated valuations of the property in question. Persons who own land and improvements to that land may object to the aggregate valuation of that land and improvements to that land, but no person who owns land and improvements to that land may object only to the valuation of that land or only to the valuation of improvements to that land. No person may be allowed in any action or proceedings to question the amount or valuation of property unless the written objection has been filed and that person in good faith presented evidence to the board in support of the objections and made full disclosure before the board, under oath, of all of that person’s property liable to assessment in the district and the value of that property. The requirement that objections be in writing may be waived by express action of the board.

5.             When appearing before the board of review, the objecting person shall specify in writing the person’s estimate of the value of the land and of the improvements that are the subject of the person’s objection and specify the information that the person used to arrive at that estimate.

6.             No person may appear before the board of review, testify to the board by telephone, or object to a valuation if that valuation was made by the assessor or the objector using the income method of valuation, unless the person supplies the assessor with all the information about income and expenses, as specified in the assessor’s manual under s. 73.03 (2a), Wis. stats., that the assessor requests. The Town of Phelps has an ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided to the assessor under this paragraph that provides exceptions for persons using information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or the duties of their officer or by order of a court. The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determined that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under s. 19.35 (1), Wis. stats.

7.             The board shall hear upon oath, by telephone, all ill or disabled persons who present to the board a letter from a physician, surgeon, or osteopath that confirms their illness or disability. No other persons may testify by telephone unless the Board, in its discretion, has determined to grant a property owner’s or their representative’s request to testify under oath by telephone or written statement.  

8.             No person may appear before the board of review, testify to the board by telephone, or contest the amount of any assessment unless, at least 48 hours before the first meeting of the board, or at least 48 hours before the objection is heard if the objection is allowed under s.70.47 (3) (a), Wis. stats., that person provides to the clerk of the board of review notice as to whether the person will ask for the removal of a member of the board of review and, if so, which member, and provides a reasonable estimate of the length of time the hearing will take.

 

Notice is hereby given this 30th Day of July, 2020

/s/Marjorie Hiller, Clerk/Treasurer

Town of Phelps


Board of Review/Open Book

Town of Phelps, Vilas County

NOTICE THAT THE ASSESSMENT ROLL

IS AVAILABLE FOR EXAMINATION

AT THE OPEN BOOK

 

     Pursuant to s. 70.45 Wis. Statutes, the assessment roll for the year 2020 assessment will be open for examination on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Open Book with the Assessor present will be held at this time at the Phelps Town Hall, 4495 Town Hall Road, Phelps, WI 54540.

Instructional material will be provided at the Open Book to persons who wish to object to valuations under s. 70.47, Wis. Statutes. Board of Review will be held on Thursday, August 20, 2020 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 

Notice is hereby given this 20th day of July 2020 by:                             

/s/Marjorie Hiller, Town Clerk/Treasurer

                                                                                                                    Town of Phelps


PARTISAN PRIMARY ELECTION ABSENTEE VOTING

VILAS COUNTY
PARTISAN PRIMARY
AUGUST 11, 2020
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: 3 pm on Thursday, August 6, 2020


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.


PLEASE CONTACT YOUR MUNICIPAL CLERK FOR HOURS OR APPOINTMENT.

Town of Phelps
Marjorie Hiller
PO Box 157
4495 Town Hall Rd
Phelps, WI 54554
715-545-2270
M-Th 9am-3pm
8/7/2020 9am-5pm

The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is: JULY 28, 2020
PLEASE CONTACT YOUR MUNICIPAL CLERK
The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office: Friday, August 7, 2020
No in-person absentee voting may occur on t
he 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 AUGUST 11, 2020. Any ballots received after the polls
close will NOT be counted.


PHELPS FIRE DEPARTMENT PICNIC CANCELLED

 

Due to the novel corona virus The Phelps Fire Department is saddened to announce the cancellation of the 64th Annual Picnic and Pig Roast originally scheduled for August 1st, 2020. We are looking forward to other connections and fund raising opportunities with the community in the near future. 


VILAS COUNTY ADVISORY TO SEASONAL & SECOND HOMEOWNERS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 20, 2020

VILAS COUNTY ADVISORY TO SEASONAL AND SECOND HOMEOWNERS

Pursuant to Wis. Stat. §252.03(1), the Vilas County Public Health Official hereby declares that a Public Health Emergency exists in Vilas County. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the national spread of the COVID-19 virus, Vilas County Government must issue the following inter-county Travel Advisory.

1. Due to high community transmission in certain areas of the State, Vilas County is recommending that you stay in your home area if you have a seasonal or second home in Vilas County. Due to our very limited healthcare infrastructure, please do not visit us now.

2. People who have seasonal homes in Vilas County, please stay at your winter homes at this time. If you are already back in Vilas County, you must immediately self-isolate for 14-days.

3. Vilas County has one of the highest populations of older adults in the State of Wisconsin. This population is at the highest risk of COVID-19; it is our priority to keep our older residents healthy and safe.

4. The Vilas County Board will soon adopt a countywide COVID-19 Emergency Declaration. Please be aware that additional health and travel restrictions may be imposed at that time.

5. This is an everchanging and very serious health situation, and Vilas County needs to be diligent in its response.

For the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 follow Vilas County Public Health’s website: https://health.vilascountywi.gov/


AMENDED PARKING ORDINANCE 2018-01A SUMMARY

Town of Phelps

Ordinance 2018-01A

Amended 01-08-2020

PARKING ORDINANCE SUMMARY

 

                Please take notice that the Town of Phelps, Vilas County, Wisconsin, amended Ordinance No. 2018-01A, “Parking Ordinance” at their January 8th, 2020 Town Board meeting.

                Section 1: Purpose: The purpose of this ordinance is regulating parking throughout the Town of Phelps. This includes areas designated as “no parking”, “no overnight parking”, “2-hour parking”, providing for the free and unobstructed passage of vehicular traffic on streets and highways, any boat launching facility with adjacent parking area or public park owned by the Town of Phelps, and in general, for the public health and safety for the users of such streets/highways and areas.

                Section 2: Authority – The Town Board of the Town of Phelps has the specific statutory authority and power, pursuant to Sections 349.06 and 349.13, Wisconsin Statutes, to regulate, control, prevent, and enforce the stopping, standing or parking of motor vehicles on highways, roads, streets and alleys within the jurisdiction of the Town of Phelps.

                Section 3: Definitions: – The term “vehicles” shall mean every device in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, including, but not limited to boats, cars, trucks, tractor trucks, tractor trailers, snowmobiles, golf carts, and all-terrain vehicles. The term “trailer” shall mean a vehicle without motive power designed for carrying property or passengers wholly on its own structure and for being drawn by a motor vehicle, but does not include a mobile home.

                Section 4: No Parking – The Town Board of the Town of Phelps shall, in the interest of public health and safety, designate such highways, roads, streets, and alleys, or any portion thereof as “no parking” areas. The Town Crew Foreman shall cause to be placed at the terminus of each of the no parking zone a sign advising of the no parking restriction.

                Section 5: No Overnight Parking – All roads within the Town of Phelps are hereby established as “No Overnight Parking” zones.

        No persons shall park a motor vehicle or camp at any boat launching facility with adjacent parking area, or public park owned or operated by the Town of Phelps, or which is used by the public under easement to the Town of Phelps on an overnight basis.

       

        The Town Board and the Town of Phelps shall cause to be erected on all boat launching facilities with parking areas and all public owned, operated or under easement to the Town of Phelps, appropriate signs prohibiting overnight camping and motor vehicle parking at such facilities.

 

        The hours of restriction shall be:

A.      From 10:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. during the months of May through September of each year;

B.      From 7:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. during the months of October through April of each year.

                Section 6: 2 Hour Parking – All roads within the designated “downtown district” are hereby established as “2 Hours Parking” zones, unless otherwise marked as a “no parking” area. The Town Crew Foreman shall cause to be placed proper signage to designate these areas as “2 Hour Parking” zones.

                Section 7: Enforcement – This ordinance may be enforced by the Town Board, Town Constable, and Town Crew Foreman for the Town of Phelps or any law enforcement officer authorized to enforce the laws of the State of Wisconsin and the regulations and ordinances of the Town of Phelps, Vilas County.

                Section 8: Penalty – Any person violating this Ordinance shall be required to forfeit not less than Twenty Dollars ($20.00) nor more than Forty Dollars ($40.00) for the first offense, and no less than Fifty Dollars ($50.00) nor more than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) for the second or subsequent conviction within one (1) year. In addition, under the provisions of Section 349.13 (3m) (3), Wisconsin Statute, any motor vehicle found in violation of the Ordinance may be removed and any charges for removal or towing of such motor vehicle, as well as storage thereon, shall be paid by the owner or operator of such motor vehicle. No motor vehicles shall be released without the payment of these charges.

                Section 10. –  Effective Date – Following passage by majority vote of the Phelps Town Board, this ordinance shall take effect the day after the date of publication or posting as provided by sec. 60.80 Wis. Stats.

                The full text of Ordinance 2018-01A may be obtained at the town clerk’s office at 4495 Town Hall Road, Phelps, Wisconsin, or from the town’s website: townofphelps.com or for additional information contact Town Clerk Marjorie Hiller at (715)545-2270.

                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                /s/Marjorie Hiller, Clerk/Treasurer

               

Posted: January 22, 2020

Published Date: January 22, 2020

Effective Date: January 23, 2020


Deerskin Snowshoe Trails

The Deerskin Snowshoe Trails are part of the Phelps Trail System.

Due to the much freezing rain and snowy conditions this winter, it is hard to keep up with falling branches on the trail.

Thanks to two volunteers – Thomas Hill and Rollie Alger, they have been trying to clean up the trails this week.

For sure, the Green and Red Trails have been walked and branches removed. Sorry for the inconvenience.