21 Gun Salute and Taps will be held at the cemetery on Memorial Day at noon. NO PARADE
The June Summer Concerts are canceled.
Village Wide Rummage Sale has been postponed. Boy Scout food drive is postponed until Fall. The Post Office food drive has been postponed.
APRIL 7, 2020 ELECTION RESULTS:
Democratic – Joe Biden - 119
Republican – Donald Trump - 192
Justice of the Supreme Court – Daniel Kelly - 204
Court of Appeals Judge District 2 – Lisa Neubauer - 187
County Supervisor – Lee Engelbrecht - 297
State Referendum Additional Rights of Crime Victims – YES
Village Trustee – Theresa Becker - 257, Donald Haack – 253, Melvin Kliment - 249
Mishicot School Board – Nancy Koch – 187, Shawn Driscoll – 159
This was the first quarter that the new rates went into effect, the Village has been working on this rate increase since the early fall of 2018, when some much needed water main replacement was approved by the Village Board. With the water main replacement that triggered a rate case study done by the Wisconsin Public Service Commission (PSC). This study was done to make sure our water sales revenue would cover the cost of replacement as well as our operating expenses, which the study determined we were short, in turn the PSC determined what our water rates should be to cover all expenses. The Wisconsin Public Service Commission recommends what water rates should be throughout the State of Wisconsin for municipalities. The PSC looks through all accounts related to a municipalities water utility to determine what the rates should be so a utility has enough revenue to cover operating expenses as well as replacement/maintenance of utilities. Notices for this increase have been sent out with the water bills multiple times throughout the process in order to keep you the users as informed as possible, in fact the PSC requires a public hearing be held for rate increases which ours was held on August 28th 2019, and complaints, or concerns could even be sent directly to the PSC electronically or through the mail for people to voice their concerns about the increase.
When it comes to the Public Fire Protection fee that was something the Village general fund paid to the water utility and those funds came from property taxes. With the increase in water rates the Village was at a short fall, so the Village Board decided that funds for the Public Fire Protection fee would be changed to a user charge which is added to the water bill. Now you’re asking yourself what is the Public Fire Protection fee? It’s all the things the Village has for fire protection except for the actual Fire Department, so that includes the fire hydrants, pumping of water, and the extra water that we have on hand in the water towers to fight fires throughout the Village when and if one ever happens.
Finally, the last time the Village had a full water rate increase was in 1999.
LOCAL AND MUNICIPAL BOARD OF CANVASSS MEETING NOTICE
The Municipal Board of Canvassers for the Village of Mishicot will meet on Monday, April 13, 2020 at 4:00PM at 314 West Main Street, Mishicot WI 54228 at the close of the extended absentee deadline to the Federal Court Order for the April 7, 2020 Spring General and Presidential Preference Election, pursuant to the provisions of the Local/Municipal Board of Canvassers for the purpose of conducting the local and municipal canvasses pursuant to Wis. Stat. 7.51 and 7.53(1). This meeting will be open to the public pursuant to Wis. Stat. 19.81-89.
TOTAL VOTERS - 361
ABSENTEE BALLOTS ISSUED - 259
ABSENTEE BALLOTS RETURNED - 242
OUTSTANDING BALLOTS - 17
Village Office and Social Distancing
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is recommending social distancing to limit contact with others to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, the Village of Mishicot is requesting residents to adhere to the following practices.
*Please Utilize the Drop Box at the Village Office to pay for your utility bill, submit any forms, obtain a dog license, paperwork, etc. Please we are asking that no cash only checks to be put in drop box. If you would like a receipt for any reason, please submit self-addressed envelope so it can be mailed to you.
*If you are submitting your payment for dog license please drop off in drop box, please include a copy of their Rabies certificate along with payment. You can also email your dog’s rabies certificate.
*Please utilize the online payment tab on the www.mishicot.org webpage for paying your utilities. All convenience fees are being waived till further notice.
To view the guidelines from Governor Tony Evers in regards to Mass gathering please click on the link below: