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January 11th, 2011

Town Of ParisWelcome to the Town of Paris Website.

We hope that you take a look around and provide feedback on how we can make your Town of Paris information source more useful to you.

Upcoming Dates

January 11th, 2011

Special Town Board Meeting

Wednesday, May 25, 2016  2:00 pm

Closed in observance of Memorial Day

Monday, May 30, 2016

Town Board Meeting

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 – 7:00 pm

Special Town Board Meeting

May 23rd, 2016

SPECIAL TOWN BOARD MEETING

Wednesday, May 25, 2016    2:00 pm

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Town Board of the Town of Paris will hold a Special Meeting on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 2:00 pm, at the Paris Town Hall, 16607 Burlington Road, Union Grove, Wisconsin, 53182, for the following:

  1. The Town Board will take up a motion to go into CLOSED SESSION, pursuant to Wis. Stat. Section 19.85(1)(e), for the purpose of deliberating or negotiating the purchase of public properties, the investing of public funds, or conducting other specified public business, whenever competitive or bargaining reasons require a closed session, to review and discuss negotiations with the City of Kenosha and Village of Somers, and pursuant to Wis. Stat. Section 19.85(1)(g) to confer with legal counsel for the Town who is rendering oral or written advice concerning strategy to be adopted by the body with respect to the following litigation in which it is or is likely to become involved: (1) Kolnik, et al v Village of Somers, et al, Kenosha County Circuit Court, Case # 2016-CV-000480, (2) Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement Between the County of Kenosha, the City of Kenosha, and the Town of Paris, and (3) matters related thereto.
  2. The Town Board shall RECONVENE INTO OPEN SESSION to take possible action on the item(s) discussed during the CLOSED SESSION.
  3.  Adjourn.

 

Dated and Posted this 23rd day of May, 2016.

Beverly McCumber

Clerk-Treasurer, Town of Paris

CERTIFICATE OF INSUFFICIENCY

May 20th, 2016

In Re:  Petition Pursuant To § 66.0301(6)(C)(2), Wis. Stats., For A Referendum To Disapprove The Intermunicipal Cooperation Agreement Between The Town Of Paris And Village Of Somers Approved On April 7, 2016 And Published On April 14, 2016. 

                                                                                                                                               

CERTIFICATE OF INSUFFICIENCY

                                                                                                                                               

BACKGROUND

 

On April 29, 2016, I was served with thirteen petition pages seeking to hold a referendum on the recent intermunicipal agreement between the Town of Paris and Village of Somers, which was published on April 14, 2016.  I refrained from undertaking anything more than a cursory review of any of the petitions at that time because, by law, additional petition signatures could have been submitted anytime until May 13, 2016, and also because it is my understanding that correction affidavits could have been submitted for three additional days beyond that date.  That being the case, I waited to closely examine the petitions until after I knew they were, in fact, complete.  Not only did this ensure that I would not have to duplicate my efforts, but it also gave the circulators every opportunity to make sure that the petitions were in the form they intended.

 

REVIEW AND EXAMINATION OF PETITIONS

I have reviewed and examined the petitions, and the petitions themselves appear to be in proper form.

 

The thirteen petitions contain 90 signatures in total.  Of these, two signers’ signatures were repeated, as both Nada and Tomislav Djakovic each signed petitions on April 16th and again on April 27th.  Therefore two of the Djakovics’ four signatures were disregarded.  Another petition entry, the last one on the 4/25/16 petition, which was submitted by Joseph Kolnik, is so indecipherable, in terms of signature, printed name, and address, that I am unable to discern any meaningful information from it at all, so that signature, too, was rejected.  Additionally, based on my own personal knowledge of certain individual petition signers, I have doubts as to whether five more petition signatures are, indeed, those of qualified Town of Paris electors, but because information appearing on the petitions is presumed to be accurate, and because the petition circulators attested that all signers are qualified Paris electors, I am nevertheless treating those five signatures as being valid.  Therefore, in all, I found 87 qualified signatures on the thirteen petition pages.

 

CERTIFICATION OF INSUFFICIENCY

The statute in question provides, in section 66.0301(6)(c)(2), that, “A referendum shall be held if, within 30 days after the publication of the agreement, a petition for a referendum conforming to the requirements of s. 8.40, signed by at least 20 percent of the electors residing within the territory whose jurisdiction is subject to change as a result of the agreement is filed, in accordance with s. 8.37, with the clerk of each municipality that is a party to the agreement.”  Therefore, in order to trigger a referendum on the intermunicipal agreement, the 87 qualified petition signatures that were submitted would have to be at least 20 percent of “the electors residing within the territory whose jurisdiction is subject to change as a result of the agreement…”

 

Last year, the Village of Somers and the Town of Somers entered into an intermunicipal agreement under the exact same statutory section as the current agreement between the Town of Paris and the Village of Somers.  With respect to the Somers-Somers agreement, the Somers Clerk read the statutory language “the territory whose jurisdiction is subject to change” to mean the entire Town of Somers.  The Somers’ determination was based on the language in the statute and the fact that the agreement would have a significant impact on not just those property owners that would be moved, but also on the entire town.  Somers’ determination that the referendum threshold applied to the entire town, and not just to the specific areas that would be moved, was appealed to the State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board by a Somers resident.  The GAB reviewed the question and concluded, just a few months ago, that Somers’ interpretation of the statutory referendum threshold language neither violated election law nor represented an abuse of discretion.

 

Given this history and, even more importantly, the specific determination made by GAB just a few months ago, I conclude, as did Somers’ Clerk, that the threshold against which the number of petition signatures must be measured is the number of electors in the entire Town of Paris, which I believe is 1,037.  This interpretation is consistent with the approach that Somers took, it is consistent with the recent GAB determination, and it also simply makes sense, given the fact that the proposed Paris-Somers agreement will have a significant impact on all Town residents, not just those residents who are subject to being moved.

 

The 87 qualified petition signatures that were submitted falls well short of the 208-elector threshold required by the statute.   Therefore, it is my determination that the petitions that were submitted on April 29, 2016 are insufficient to require a referendum on the intermunicipal agreement between the Town of Paris and the Village of Somers described above.

 

Certified at the Town of Paris this 20th day of May, 2016.

 

 TOWN OF PARIS

Beverly McCumber, Town Clerk

Town Clerk Statement Regarding IGA Petitions

May 18th, 2016

Town Clerk Statement Regarding IGA Petitions

 

 

            On April 29th, I received 13 petitions seeking a referendum to disapprove the recent intergovernmental agreement between the Town of Paris and the Village of Somers.  The time for submitting additional petitions has now run. 

 

My preliminary review of the petitions indicates that there are a total of 90 signatures, but I’ll be reviewing the petitions and signatures in greater detail to determine their validity under state law.  On or before Friday, May 20, 2016, I’ll be issuing a written determination as to whether the petitions are adequate to trigger a referendum on the intergovernmental agreement, and I’ll post the determination and send a copy of that determination to the petition circulators.

 

 

 

Posted:  Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Beverly McCumber

Clerk-Treasurer

Town of Paris

Noxious Weed Notice

May 4th, 2016

Notice

Town of Paris Residents

Noxious Weed Notice

Notice is hereby given, to each and every person who owns, occupies, or controls land in the Town of Paris, County of Kenosha, State of Wisconsin, to cut or destroy all noxious weeds such as Canada Thistle, Leafy Spurge, Field Bindweed (Creeping Jenny), etc. on all lands owned, occupied or controlled by you in the Town of Paris. The term “destroy” means the complete killing of weed plants above the surface of the ground by the use of chemicals, cutting, tillage cropping system, pasturing livestock, or any or all of these, if effective, combinations, at such time and in such manner as will effectively prevent such plants from maturing to the bloom or flower state as required by the Wisconsin Statutes Sec. 66.0407.

2016 Board of Review Notice

May 2nd, 2016

NOTICE OF BOARD OF REVIEW

TOWN OF PARIS

       NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Review for the Town of Paris of Kenosha County shall hold its first meeting on the 20th day of May, 2016, from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, at the Town of Paris Safety Building, 16607 Burlington Road, Union Grove, WI  53182. 

 

If necessary, additional dates will be used to reconvene said meeting as determined by the Board.

 

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 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, 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 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 73.03(2a), that the Assessor requests.  The Town of Paris 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 of the duties of their office or by order of a court.  The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determines that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under Wisconsin State Statutes 19.35(1).

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.

Anyone wishing to file an objection must contact the Town Clerk to complete and submit the required objection form supplied by the Town, prior to appearing before the Board of Review.

 

Beverly McCumber

Clerk-Treasurer Town of Paris

 

Published:  May 4th, 5th and 6th of 2016

Notice of Newly Enacted Ordinance

February 8th, 2016

Notice of Newly Enacted Ordinance

Please take notice that on January 26, 2016, the Town of Paris enacted the following ordinance:

Ordinance No. 2016-1-26-A entitled:

AN ORDINANCE TO REPEAL ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6-39 AND TO AMEND SECTIONS 10-11 AND 10-12 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE TOWN OF PARIS, KENOSHA, COUNTY, WISCONSIN ENTITLED “SHOOTING RANGES,” “DEFINITIONS” AND “USE OF WEAPONS REGULATED” TO INCORPORATE RECENT LEGISLATION

The ordinance repeals an ordinance addressing shooting range permits, and revises provisions related to the discharge of firearms and dangerous weapons.  The ordinance is subject to the general penalty section of the Town’s ordinances.

The full text of the above ordinance may be obtained at the Clerk’s office for the Town of Paris, 16607 Burlington Rd, Union Grove, WI  53182.  The Town Clerk’s phone number is ()262) 859-3006.

I-94 Corridor Plan 11/25/15

December 7th, 2015

TP-I94 Corridor Neighborhood Plan (Adopted 11-24-2015)

Map A – Planning Area

Map B – Regional Context

Map C – Natural Features and Topo

Map D – Existing Transportation Network

Map E – Adopted Land Use

Map F – Future Land Use

Map G – Potential Road Network

Map H – Development Phasing

Fire Signs Replacement and Notice of Newly Enacted Ordinance

July 1st, 2015

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, the Town of Paris will have Fire Signs, aka Red Address Markers, installed this Fall.

PLEASE NOTIFY the Town Clerk if you need a replacement of have any questions.

NOTICE OF NEWLY ENACTED ORDINANCE

             Please take notice that on July 28, 2015, the Town of Paris enacted the following ordinance:  Ordinance No. 2015-7-28 entitled:

AN ORDINANCE TO CREATE SECTION 7-19 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE TOWN OF PARIS, KENOSHA COUNTY, WISCONSIN ENTITLED “UNIFORM ADDRESS SIGNS FOR HOUSES AND BUILDINGS”

The ordinance establishes standards for the installation, cost and replacement of uniform address signs used for more easily locating properties in the event of a sheriff, fire or other emergency response, as well as serving the interests of the traveling public.   The ordinance also sets forth penalties for violations of its provisions.

The full text of the above ordinance may be obtained at the Clerk’s office for the Town of Paris, 16607 Burlington Rd, Union Grove, WI 53182.  The Town Clerk’s phone number is (262) 859-3006.

 

PHEASANT RUN NOTICE TO ALL PARIS TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS

June 3rd, 2015

All garbage and recycling MUST  be placed in the appropriate containers.  You need to plan accordingly to be able to lift your items into the containers.  If your items are heavy, please bring help with you.  If you feel your items might be useful to someone else, please take them to Good Will or some other similar resale facility.  DO NOT leave any items sitting on the ground by containers.

ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND TVS ARE BANNED FROM LANDFILLS BY THE WDNR.  Those items are NOT acceptable here at Pheasant Run.

Thank You

 

 

Weight Limitations on Town Highways Ordinance

August 27th, 2014

Notice of Newly Enacted Ordinance

            Please take notice that on August 26, 2014, the Town of Paris enacted the following ordinance:  Ordinance No. 2014-7-22 entitled:

AN ORDINANCE TO CREATE CHAPTER 12, ARTICLE III ENTITLED “WEIGHT LIMITATIONS ON TOWN HIGHWAYS” AND SECTION 12-15 ENTITLED “CLASS B HIGHWAYS” OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE TOWN OF PARIS, KENOSHA COUNTY, WISCONSIN

             The ordinance designates all town highways within the Town of Paris as Class B highways subject to the weight limitations set forth in Chapter 348 of the Wisconsin Statutes.  The ordinance lists various exemptions from the weight limitations and establishes a procedure for further exemption requests.  The ordinance also sets forth penalties for violations of its provisions.

             The full text of the above ordinance may be obtained at the Clerk’s office for the Town of Paris, 16607 Burlington Rd, Union Grove, WI 53182, and through the Town’s Website at http://town-of-paris.org/.  The Town Clerk’s phone number is (262) 859-3006.

ORDINANCE NO. 2014-7-22

 AN ORDINANCE TO CREATE CHAPTER 12, ARTICLE III ENTITLED “WEIGHT LIMITATIONS ON TOWN HIGHWAYS” AND SECTION 12-15 ENTITLED

“CLASS B HIGHWAYS” OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE

TOWN OF PARIS, KENOSHA COUNTY, WISCONSIN

             The Town Board of the Town of Paris, Kenosha County, Wisconsin, do ordain as follows:

             1.         That Chapter 12 Article III of the Municipal Code of the Town of Paris entitled “Weight Limitations on Town Highways” be, and hereby is, created.

2.         That Section 12-15 of the Municipal Code of the Town of Paris entitled “Class B Highways” be, and hereby is, created to read as follows:

            “Sec. 12-15.  Class B Highways.

 (a)     Designated.  All town highways within the Town of Paris are designated as Class B highways and shall be subject to the weight limitations imposed by Wis. Stat. § 348.16(2).

(b)     Pickup/delivery exception.  Any motor vehicle whose operation is pickup or delivery, including operation for the purpose of moving or delivering supplies or commodities to or from any place of business or residence that has an entrance on a Class B Highway, may pick up or deliver on a Class B highway without complying with the gross vehicle weight limitations imposed by sub. (a).

(c)     Exemption from Class B weight restrictions.  Pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 348.16(2), the weight limitations do not apply from April 24, 2014 to January 1, 2020 to a potato harvester or an implement of husbandry or agricultural commercial motor vehicle being operated or transported as described in Wis. Stat. § 348.15(9)(e) or (f)1.  In addition, the town board may for good cause shown exempt certain motor vehicles on a case-by-case basis, from the Class B weight restrictions. Such exemption is dependent on the following criteria:

(1)     Weight;

(2)     Number and frequency of trips requested; and

(3)     Reason for overweight trips.

A request for an exception of the Class B weight restriction shall be made in writing to the town board addressing the criteria set out in this subsection.  Requests for exemptions shall be placed on the next regularly scheduled board meeting agenda.   If an exemption is needed prior to the next town board meeting, then the town chairperson may grant a temporary exemption if good cause is shown by the requestor.  The town may place conditions on any exemption granted, including the posting of a cash bond or letter of credit.  Any exemption granted, except a temporary exemption, is valid for a period of one-year, unless a shorter time period is set by the town board.  An exemption granted under this section does not exempt the motor vehicle from any state department of transportation or county permit requirements.

(d)     Posting requirements.  The town chairperson, or his or her designee, shall place appropriate traffic signs on the above-described highways before enforcement of this ordinance.

(e)     Prohibition and forfeiture.  No person may operate any vehicle on the above-noted highways in violation of the weight limits set forth in Wis. Stat. § 348.16(2).  Upon conviction for a violation of this ordinance, the violator shall pay a forfeiture of not less than $5.00 nor more than $250.00, plus the applicable surcharges, assessments, and costs for each violation.  Each trip in violation of this ordinance constitutes a separate offense.  In addition, the town board may seek injunctive relief from a court of record to enjoin further violations.”

3.         That this ordinance shall take effect upon adoption and publication as provided by law.

Adopted this 26th day of August, 2014.

TOWN OF PARIS

By:                                                                  

Virgil Gentz

Town Chairperson

Attest:                                                             

Beverly McCumber

Town Clerk/Treasurer