LOCAL UNIT CENSUS ADDRESS PROJECT – (LUCA)
In July, 2017, your Town received an invitation from the US Census Bureau to participate in a program to update mailing addresses to be used for the 2020 Census. In conducting the Census, forms will be sent to each residence in the nation requesting the residents to provide information on the number of residents in each dwelling as well as a variety of other items requested on the forms. Thus, the accuracy of the Census is directly related to the accuracy of the residential address lists used by the Census Bureau.
Obtaining a correct Census is important for many reasons including representation at various governmental levels and other Federal, State, and local programs. Of particular interest to the Town of Dellona are the various funding and opportunities for cost sharing available from other government entities based on the Census population
Dellona has experienced significant growth since the last Census and will benefit from ensuring that the 2020 Census reflects that growth. At the August 14, 2017 Town Board meeting, the Board determined that the Town should participate in the project and determined that the time and related expenses involved would be a sound investment. The Town Clerk was directed to undertake the project.
The project began with both in-person and online training sessions. Following that, field work was conducted using the 145-page address list provided by the Census Bureau. Overall, the field work and subsequent preparation of the results for submission consumed more than fifty hours of work and two-hundred plus miles of travel within the Town. The work included locating and verifying each physical address, identifying new streets and residence addresses, updating map data and correcting the existing address list.
The field work revealed significant changes. Five entirely new streets needed to be added to the existing Census Bureau map sheets. Fifty-two new residence addresses were added to the existing Census Address list. Forty pages of the 145-page Address List provided by the Census Bureau required at least one or more changes or corrections. On the debit side, meanwhile, fire, demolition, and/or abandonment resulted in removal of four residence addresses from the list.
The completed work was submitted to the Census Bureau for final review on April 27th. The Census Bureau now has until April, 2019, to review our submissions and indicate their acceptance. Census Day will be in April, 2020.
Lynn Eberl, Dellona Town Clerk
Notice that the Assessment Roll is open for Examination and Open Book
Town of Dellona, Sauk County
Pursuant to s.70.45, Wis. Stats, the assessment roll for the year 2018 assessment will be open for examination on the 26th day of April, 2018, from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm at the Dellona Town Hall.
Additionally, the assessor shall be available during the same times at the Dellona Town Hall. Instructional information will be available at the open book to persons who wish to object to valuations under s. 70.47, Wis. Stats.
Notice of Board of Review Meeting
Town of Dellona, Sauk County
The Board of Review will meet at 2:00 pm on the 5th day of June, 2018, at the Dellona Town Hall for the purpose of calling the Board of Review into session during the forty-five day period beginning on the 4th Monday of April, pursuant to Wis. Stats. 70.47(1).
Pursuant to s. 70.47(2), Wis. Stats:
No person shall 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 enter onto property to conduct an exterior view of such property being assessed.
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.
No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone or contest the amount of 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 sec. 70.47(3)(a), that person provides to the clerk of the Board of Review notice as to whether the person will ask for removal of any Board members under sec. 70.47(6m)(a),and if so, which member will be removed and the person’s reasonable estimate of the length of time that the hearing will take.
When appearing before the Board, the 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.
No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone or subject or object to a valuation; if that valuation was made by the Assessor or the Objector using the income method; unless the person supplies the Assessor all of the information about income and expenses, as specified in the manual under Sec. 73.02(2a), that the Assessor requests. The Town of Dellona has an ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided to the Assessor under this paragraph which provides exemptions for persons using information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or of the duties of their office 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 Section 19.35(1) of Wis. Statutes.
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. The Board may, but is not required to, grant permission for an objector or his representative to testify by telephone at its discretion.
The Dellona Town Hall is fully handicapped accessible
Town of Dellona by Lynn Eberl, Clerk
Open Book Notice given March 20, 2018 – Board of Review Notice Given May 14, 2018
TOWN OF DELLONA NOTICE OF REGULAR TOWN BOARD MEETINGS
January thru June, 2018
The Dellona Town Hall is fully handicapped accessible.
Notice is hereby given that the following meetings for the Town of Dellona in Sauk County, State of Wisconsin, for the transaction of business as is by law required or permitted to be transacted at such meetings will be held at the Dellona Town Hall at the times and dates listed below and for the purposes as specified below. The Agenda for each meeting will be posted at least 24 hours prior to the respective meeting.
Regular Town Board Meeting 7:00 PM January 8, 2018
Regular Town Board Meeting 7:00 PM February 12, 2018
Regular Town Board Meeting 7:00 PM March 12, 2018
Regular Town Board Meeting 7:00 PM April 9, 2018
Regular Town Board Meeting 7:00 PM May 14, 2018
Regular Town Board Meeting 7:00 PM June 11, 2018
Special Note – The Annual Meeting of Electors of the Town of Dellona will be held at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 at the Dellona Town Hall
Posted on December 9, 2017 by Lynn Eberl, Clerk
Please note – The Town of Dellona has a new building inspection service. If you need permits or inspections please contact one of the General Engineering representatives listed below: