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 TOWN OF JACKSON, Adams County

State of Wisconsin


OPEN BOOK – September 10, 2016   8:00 to 10:00 AM

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVENthat the Open Book for the Town of Jackson, Adams County will be held on the 10th day of September, 2016 from 8:00 AM until 10:00 AM at the Jackson Town Hall, located at 398 State Hwy 82, Oxford, WI.  The assessment roll for the year 2016 will be open for examination.  Instructional materials about the assessment and Board of review procedures will be available at that time for information on how to file an objection and the Board of Review procedures under Wisconsin Law.

BOARD OF REVIEW – September 10, 2016   10:00 AM to Noon

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVENthat the Board of Review for the Town of Jackson of Adams County shall hold its first meeting on the 10th day of September, 2016 from 10:00 AM until Noon at the Jackson Town Hall, located at 398 State Hwy 82, Oxford WI.

                Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the Board of Review and procedural requirements if appearing before the Board:

                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 view such property.

                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 the 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 because the person has been granted a waiver of the 48-hour notice of an intent to file a written objection by appearing before the Board during the first two hours of the meeting and showing good cause for failure to meet the 48-hour notice requirement and files a written objection, that the person provides to the clerk of the Board of Review notice as to whether the person will ask for removal of any Board members 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 of Review, 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 or 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 all the information about income and expenses, as specified in the Assessor's manual under Sec. 73.03 (2a) of Wis. Statutes, that the Assessor requests. The Town of Jackson of Adams County has an ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided to the Assessor under this paragraph which provides exceptions for persons using information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or 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 Sec. 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.

Candace Pegler




Resolution 2016-001




WHEREAS, the Town is updating its Comprehensive Plan as outlined in Wisconsin  Statutes; and

WHEREAS; public participation is critical for the development of a plan; and

WHEREAS; it is necessary for the Town Board to approve a process to involve the public in the planning effort; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board does approve and authorize the Public Participation Plan as attached to this resolution.


I, Candace Pegler, Clerk, do hereby certify that the foregoing resolution was duly adopted at a Town Board meeting held at the Town Hall on the 9th day of FEBRUARY, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Candace Pegler   2/9/16



The Town of Jackson recognizes the importance of public participation in the planning process.  As such, a goal during the compreehensive planning process will be to inform and involve the public in the planning process.

I.      Plan Development:

Throughout the plan process, the Plan Commission will provide oversight for the update of the Comprehensive Plan.  The Plan Commission will also recommend adoption of the Public Participation Plan to the Town Board.

The public participation plan will incorporate the following:

1.   All meetings for the planning process will be posted and open to the public.

2.   Plan related materials will be available at the Town Hall for review by the public by appointment only.  (Please call         the Clerk at 608-586-6391 to make an appointment.)

3.   The draft plan and maps will be available on a website for review by the public.

4.   A public hearing will be held to solicit comment from the public.

5.   The Comprehensive Plan will be diistributed as outlined in state statute.

The Plan Commission will review and recommend adoption of the Comprehensive Plan to the Town Board.

II.     Implementation, Evaluation & Update:

The Comprehensive Plan will be used as a general guideline for development in the Town.  The Plan wiill support the existing zoning and other regulations that tthe Town has in place.

As with all plans, it is critical for the Comprehensive Plan to be maintained and updated on a regular basis to keep it current as things change.


Any planning process is subject to change, and this public participation plan is no different.  Over the planning period, the process may vary from that presented.





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Jackson Township is six-miles by six-miles square with 36 sections of land and is one of 17 towns in Adams County.

In 2000 the population was 926.  As of the 2010 Census, the population is 1003. The town is essentially a combination of agriculture, woodlands and open space with glacial and man-made lakes. 









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