Household Hazardous Waste, E-waste & Refrigerant Collection Event

March 20th, 2017

Kenosha County Executive

Jim Kreuser

Announces a

Household Hazardous Waste, E-waste & Refrigerant

Collection Event

Household hazardous waste items include:

Household cleaning items, aerosol cans, bug sprays, vehicle related fluids, oil-based paints, paint removal products, fluorescent bulbs, pool chemicals and garden/outdoor related products.

E-waste (electronic waste) items include:

Computers, laptops, fax machines, keyboards, mice, stereos, scanners, iPods, TVs, VCRs, DVD, CD and MP3 players, printers, phones, copiers, power tools, toner cartridges and electronic toys.

Refrigerant waste (containing freon) items include:

Refrigerators, water coolers, freezers, air conditions, water heaters, dehumidifiers, microwaves and other household appliances.

Do NOT bring the following materials:

Lead acid (vehicle/power tool) batteries, latex paint, tires, infectious or biological waste, compressed gas cylinders, explosives, radioactive waste, medical and pharmaceutical waste and commercial or business waste.  These materials will NOT be accepted.

Bring your items to the

Kenosha County Center

19600 75th Street, Bristol, WI  53104

on Saturday, May 6, 2017

from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

For more information, please visit the Kenosha County website at or contact the Kenosha County UW-Extension at 262-857-1945.

Absentee Voting

March 15th, 2017

Absentee/Early Voting

For 4/4/17 Spring Election

Begins Wednesday, March 15, 2017 – Friday, March 31, 2017

During Regular business hours

Monday and Wednesday, 9-5

Tuesday 1-5

Friday 9-1

The office is closed every Thursday


Voter ID and registration are required.



For assistance please call Town of Paris Clerk

Beverly McCumber at 262-960-1040

RESULTS: November 22, 2016 Recall Election

November 23rd, 2016

RESULTS:  November 22, 2016 Recall Election

Total Votes Cast:  657



Virgil Gentz:  397

Joe Kolnik:    256

Supervisor 1

Ron Kammerzelt:   397

Paul Terry:   255

 Supervisor 2

Ken Monson:  388

Robert Fliess:  263


Certified:  Nov. 22, 2016

Beverly McCumber, Clerk – Treasurer

Town of Paris

Budget Hearing Notice

October 28th, 2016




NOTICE IS HEREBY given that on Wednesday, November 16th, 2016, 7:00 pm, at the Paris Safety Building, 16607 Burlington Road, a PUBLIC HEARING on the proposed 2017 Budget for the Town of Paris will be held.  The proposed budget in detail is available for inspection at the Clerk’s office on Monday & Wednesday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Tuesday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm , Friday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and the first Saturday of the month from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.  The following is a summary of the proposed 2017 Budget:

2016 Budget                                                     2017 Budget


Town Tax Collected from Residents                                   0.00                                                    0.00

Beginning Fund Balance: Jan 1st                      $21,650,838.75                                $ 21,291,180.66

Intergovernmental Revenue                                     343,593.38                                       361,326.45

Licenses & Permits                                                        12,900.00                                         12,900.00

Public Charges for Services                                         16,000.00                                         16,000.00

Miscellaneous Revenue                                           1,229,323.53                       ____    1,196,523.53_

TOTAL REVENUE                                        $23,252,655.66                                  $22,877,930.64



General Government                                  $380,975.00                                                $547,725.00

Public Safety                                                   281,500.00                                                 295,500.00

Public Works & Non Department

& General                                            293,000.00                                               295,000.00

Health & Human Services                               6,000.00                                                    6,000.00

Other Financing Uses                              1,000,000.00                                            1,000,000.00

Development Rights                                              0.00                                                               0.00              

TOTAL EXPENDITURES        $1,961,475.00                                              $2,144,225.00


Fund Balance:                                       $21,291,180.66                                         $20,733,705.64




NOTICE IS HEREBY given that a Special Town Meeting of the Electors is being called pursuant to Section 60.12(1)(b) of Wisconsin Statutes immediately following the budget hearing which begins at 7:00 pm, at the Paris Safety Building for the following purposes:


  1. To approve the total 2017 Highway Expenditures pursuant to 81.01(3) of the Wisconsin Statutes
  2. Any other business allowed by law
  3. Adjourn Special Elector’s Meeting




NOTICE IS HEREBY given that a Special Town Board Meeting will be held immediately following the Special Elector’s Meeting pursuant to Section 60.10(1)(a) of the Wis. Statutes, for the following purpose:


  1. To Adopt the Town Budget
  2. Any other business allowed by law
  3. Adjourn


Beverly McCumber

Clerk/Treasurer, Town of Paris                                                                                    Published: 10/31/16 & 11/1/16

Notice of Recall petition

October 24th, 2016


Town of Paris

November 22, 2016

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to a Certificate of Sufficiency filed by the clerk of the Town of Paris, dated October 19, 2016, it is ordered that on November 22, 2016, a Recall Election is to be held in the Town of Paris at which the following offices are to be elected against whom a recall petition has been filed pursuant to Article XIII, Section 12, of the Wisconsin Statutes, for the remainder of the term which expires on April 17, 2017:

Office                                                     Incumbent

Town Board Chairman                         Virgil Gentz

        Town Board Supervisor                      Ron Kammerzelt

Town Board Supervisor                      Ken Monson


NOTICE IS FURTHUR GIVEN, that the first day to circulate nomination papers is Wednesday, October 19, 2016 and the deadline for filing nomination papers, a campaign registration statement and a declaration of candidacy for the Recall Election is 5:00 p.m., on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, in the office of the Town Clerk, 16607 Burlington Road, Union Grove, WI

  •  Note that the incumbents are candidates at the recall election without filling a registration statement, declaration of candidacy, or nomination papers unless he resigns within 10 days of October 19, 2016.


NOTICE IS FURTHUR GIVEN, that if a recall primary is necessary, the recall primary will be held on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 with the Recall Election to be held Tuesday, December 20, 2016.


Done in the Town of Paris

On October 20, 2016

Beverly McCumber, Town of Paris Clerk

October 3rd, 2016

Absentee/Early Voting


Monday, October 3, 2016 – Friday, November 4th, 2016

During Regular business hours

Monday and Wednesday 9-5, Tuesday 1-5, Friday 9-1

The office is closed every Thursday


Voter ID and registration are required


For assistance please call Town of Paris Clerk Beverly McCumber at 262-960-1040


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. 






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.



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.



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.



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


Town of Paris

Noxious Weed Notice

May 4th, 2016


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.

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:


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.