SPECIAL TOWN MEETING NOTICE
INFORMATIONAL MEETING OCTOBER 11, 2016
Town Board wants to notify as many residents as possible…We will call a Special Town Meeting to address salary issues for town board, clerk and treasurer. This needs to be addressed before the upcoming April 2017 election. Also to be discussed: Should we have an appointed clerk and / or treasurer, as opposed to the current process of elected positions. Many towns have combined the two positions.
The second issue residents need to be aware of… All positions of the town board are elected every two years. This April 2017 the town chair and both supervisors are up for election. If a town resident is interested, appropriate forms need to be completed and returned to the town clerk. Signatures from 20 residents are required to be placed on the ballot in April 2017.
The same procedure is necessary for clerk/treasurer, depending on outcome of the town meeting to address elected vs appointed positions. So, if the town meeting resolves to appoint either the clerk or treasurer, then the town board decides who is appointed to those positions. This is not a new concept, as many towns in Wisconsin have already done so.
PLEASE ATTEND THIS VERY IMPORTANT TOWN MEETING
OCTOBER 11, 2016, AT THE SPARTA TOWN HALL.
Any questions about your assessment can be directed to Town Assessor Ian Holloway at any time. 608-374-4207.
At the 2013 Annual Meeting, the electors voted to elect town positions by open primary (written nominations) instead of the caucus method previously used by the Town of Sparta.
Candidates for Town of Sparta positions must circulate nomination papers and gather signatures from Town of Sparta residents.
December 01, 2016 is the first day for candidates to circulate nomination papers for the Spring Election held April , 2017. Nomination papers must be returned to the Town Clerk no later than Tuesday, January 03, 2017 at 5:00 PM.
Nomination papers may be obtained from theTown Clerk by calling 608-269-6651.
Look for Town Meeting Minutes under Town Board – at the bottom.