PUBLIC TEST OF VOTING EQUIPMENT
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, in accordance with Wis. Stats. 5.84(1) Testing of Voting Equipment, the Town of Plover will conduct the required public test of the DS-200 Tabulating Machine and AutoMARK Marking Device to be used at the November 3, 2020, General Election.
This test, which is open to the public, will be conducted at the Town of Plover Hall, 180771 County Road Z, on Monday, October 26, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. by Valerie Parker, Clerk, and Diann Vlietstra, Chief Election Inspector.
NOTICE OF BOARD OF CANVASSERS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, in accordance with Wis. Stats. 7.51(1), the Town of Plover Canvass Board will publicly canvass election materials immediately after the polls close on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, at 8:00 p.m., at the Town of Plover Hall, 180771 County Road Z.
Posted: Friday, October 23, 2020
Valerie Parker, Clerk
Town of Plover
230801 County Road Y
Birnamwood, WI 54414
From: Town of Plover Board
Chairman, Tony Kautza (715) 610-1655
Supervisor, Peter Marien (715) 449-3044
Supervisor, Scott McRae (715) 581-4515
Notice of Municipal Referendum on November 3, 2020, General Election Ballot:
“Shall the person holding the office of Town Clerk in the Town of Plover be appointed by the Town Board?”
At a special Town Board meeting, held on August 12th, the Town of Plover Board voted to approve Ordinance #09-20 to have Town Electors approve the conversion of an elected office of a Town Clerk into a Town Board-appointed office by referendum on the November 3rd General Election ballot.
The difference between an “elected” versus an “appointed” Clerk are:
1. Do have to be a town resident.
2. Are answerable to the electorate and cannot be required by the Board to hold specific qualifications or obtain training (unless required by State law).
3. Can be recalled from office like other elected officials, but cannot be removed from office by a Board vote.
4. Are elected for a two-year term at the Spring Election in odd-numbered years.
1. Do not have to be a town resident.
2. Have her/his qualifications, job descriptions, and wages/benefits set by the Town Board, as this appointed clerk is essentially a Town employee, hired by the Board.
3. Cannot be removed by the Board during her/his term of office, unless there is a “cause” for removal (such as misconduct in office or neglect duties). The Board can simply choose not to re-appoint a Clerk at the end of her/his term without having to establish cause.
4. Can be appointed for a term not to exceed 3 years at one time. Can be appointed for a shorter term, such as six months or one year, or whatever the Board deems appropriate.
It is becoming more common for towns to switch to appointed clerks, as it is getting harder to find people who want to serve as clerk, due to the time and training needed, and who do not want to go through the election process. An appointed (or hired) position would be easier to fill and manage.
By voting “Yes” on this Town of Plover referendum, you are giving the Board the ability to switch the elected Clerk’s position to an appointed position (as the Board may or may not switch this position if it is approved by referendum). By voting “No” on this referendum, you are indicating the position should remain as an elected position.
If you have questions regarding this referendum, you can contact the Town Board at one of the above phone numbers.
The Town of Plover is seeking proposals from licensed haulers of solid waste and recyclables to submit proposals for a 5-year contract for residential refuse & recycling services. Proposals due by September 8th, 5:30 p.m.
Request for Proposal can be accessed: https://1drv.ms/b/s!AgSAQotZYoCpm23WLto3kODI41Bc?e=aA4Mbh
Town Board approved, at it's August 12th Meeting, adding to the November ballot a referendum to make the elected Clerk's position an appointed position, starting in May 2021. To read the full Ordinance, go to: https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/ee900782-c716-4fc8-a189-5bcb624fa745/downloads/08-12-2020%20Signed%20Town%20of%20Plover%20Ordinance%2008-.pdf?ver=1597433205446
A special Town Board Meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 12th, at 6:30 pm, to officially approve the appointment of Valerie Parker as Town Clerk to serve the remainder of the vacant elected Clerk position through April 2021.
Also, during this meeting will take action on an Ordinance for a Referendum on the November ballot the conversion of an elected Clerk to a Board appointed Clerk.
You can find the agenda: https://townofplover.us/town-board-meetings
A special Town Board Meeting will be held on Monday, August 10th, at 6pm to accept bids for road work to occur on Red Granite Road.
Meeting agenda can be found: https://townofplover.us/town-board-meetings
Town of Plover, Marathon County, is seeking bids for work on Red Granite Road to consist of: Approximately 1000 linear feet as marked by town 24 feet wide 30 inches deep road base removal with 30 loads of removed material to be hauled and stock piled at the town hall remainder to be disposed of by bidder. Replaced with 24 inches of compacted sand lift topped with 6 inches of compacted screened red granite. Finish grading and project management by Town of Plover. Project completion no later than October 1, 2020. This is bidding as a LTRIP Project. Remit bids to Tony Kautza, Chairman, 184796 Village Road, Aniwa, WI 54408, or Questions 715-610-1655. Bid due date and opening is Monday, August 10th, 6:00 PM, at Plover Town Hall.
County Road Y in the Town of Plover is scheduled to be closed for a culvert replacement. The closure is anticipated for Tuesday July 29th from 6:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m.
The closure is between County Road N and County Road Z, approximately 1/4 mile south of County Z.
The road will be closed to all traffic.
A detour route will not be posted for this work. Please use alternate routes.
The work is weather dependent and may be delayed due to adverse weather.
Please be aware, with the 4th of July holiday falling on a Saturday, there will be no interruption (or delayed date) of our weekly garbage and recycling services.
The Town of Plover Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 9th, at 7:30 p.m.
Visit https://townofplover.us/town-board-meetings for more information.
Open Book is scheduled for Thursday, May 21, from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. This is where taxpayers can view the Assessment Roll and discuss property values with the Assessor.
Board of Review is scheduled for Thursday, May 28, from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. If you are not satisfied with your Assessment, following Open Book, this is where taxpayers would make an appeal.
Go to: https://townofplover.us/town-board-meetings for more information.
Marathon County Highway Department just announced the Seasonal Weight Limits will end for Marathon County Highways, east of Highway 51, on Thursday, April 23rd.
This includes Town of Plover roads, with the exception of some Town roads that may have year-round weight restrictions.