WELCOME TO THE TOWN OF PARIS WEBSITE

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

Town Board Meeting

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 – 7:00 pm

Fourth of July Holiday Closing

Friday, July 3rd and Saturday, July 4th

Town Board Meeting

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 – 7:00 pm

Notice of Board of Review

May 15th, 2015

STATE OF WISCONSIN
Town of Paris
Kenosha County

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Review for the Town of Paris, Kenosha County, Wisconsin, shall hold its first meeting on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Paris Safety Building, 16607 Burlington Road, Union Grove, WI 53182.

Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the board of review and procedural requirements if appearing before the board:

  1. No person will 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 the property.
  2. 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.
  3. The board of review may not hear an objection to the amount or valuation of property unless, at least 48 hours before the board’s first scheduled meeting, the objector provides to the board’s clerk written or oral notice of an intent to file an objection, except that upon a showing of good cause and the submission of a written objection, the board shall waive that requirement during the first 2 hours of the board’s first scheduled meeting, and the board may waive that requirement up to the end of the 5th day of the session or up to the end of the final day of the session if the session is less than 5 days with proof of extraordinary circumstances for failure to meet the 48-hour notice requirement and failure to appear before the board of review during the first 2 hours of the first scheduled meeting.
  4. Objections to the amount or valuation of property shall first be made in writing and filed with the clerk of the board of review within the first 2 hours of the board’s first scheduled meeting, except that, upon evidence of extraordinary circumstances, the board may waive that requirement up to the end of the 5th day of the session or up to the end of the final day of the session if the session is less than 5 days. The board may require objections to the amount or valuation of property to be submitted on forms approved by the Department of Revenue, and the board shall require that any forms include stated valuations of the property in question. Persons who own land and improvements to that land may object to the aggregate valuation of that land and improvements to that land, but no person who owns land and improvements to that land may object only to the valuation of that land or only to the valuation of improvements to that land. No person may be allowed in any action or proceedings to question the amount or valuation of property unless the written objection has been filed and that person in good faith presented evidence to the board in support of the objections and made full disclosure before the board, under oath, of all of that person’s property liable to assessment in the district and the value of that property. The requirement that objections be in writing may be waived by express action of the board.
  5. When appearing before the board of review, the objecting 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.
  6. 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 of valuation, unless the person supplies the assessor with all the information about income and expenses, as specified in the assessor’s manual under s. 73.03 (2a), Wis. stats., 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 that provides exceptions for persons using information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or the duties of their officer 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 s. 19.35 (1), Wis. stats.
  7. 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 unless the Board, in it’s discretion, has determined to grant a property owner’s or their representative’s request to testify under oath by telephone or written statement.
  8. No person may appear before the board of review, testify to the board by telephone, or contest the amount of any 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 s.70.47 (3) (a), Wis. stats., that person provides to the clerk of the board of review notice as to whether the person will ask for the removal of a member of the board of review and, if so, which member, and provides a reasonable estimate of the length of time the hearing will take.

Notice is hereby given this 18th day of May, 2015.

Beverly McCumber

Clerk-Treasurer, Town of Paris

4/7/15 Town of Paris Election Results

April 8th, 2015

Town of Paris

ELECTION RESULTS:  APRIL 7, 2015

JUDICIAL

Justice of Supreme Court:                          James Daley:  109                  Ann Bradley:  78

Circuit Court Judge, Branch 1:                     Davis Bastianelli:  117

Circuit Court Judge, Branch 5:                     David Wilk:  118

Circuit Court Judge, Branch 6:                     Mary K. Wagner:  132

Circuit Court Judge, Branch 8:                     Chad G. Kerkman:  121

MUNICIPAL

Town Supervisor:                                        Virgil Gentz:  118

Town Board Supervisor #1:                          Ron Kammerzelt:  130

Town Board Supervisor #2:                          Ken Monson:  121

Clerk-Treasurer:                                          Beverly McCumber:  145

SCHOOL DISTRICT

Paris Joint District #1:                                 Colleen Belmont:  103            Kristine Kordecki:  95

Central/Westosha Area E:                            Terry Simmons:  103

Central/Westosha Area F:                            Cheryl Baysinger:  105

Central/Westosha Area G:                            Mary Ellen Pearsall:  105

 

Union Grove Jt District 1:                              Scott Cinotta:  3

Union Grove Union                                       Paula Craven-Jasperson:  0          Jeff Zeller:  2

REFERENDUM

 Yes:  125               No:  63

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Signed and Dated

Beverly McCumber,

Clerk-Treasurer, Town of Paris

April 8, 2015

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

Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement Between Kenosha Cty, City of Kenosha and Town of Paris

June 25th, 2014

Intergovermental Agreement Between Kenosha Cty, City of Kenosha and of Town of Paris