A reassessment of all taxable property in the Town of Metomen shall occur for the 2022 assessment year. Borree Appraisal Services Inc. will be conducting the reassessment. The dates of the reassessment will range from January 2022 to October 2022. The revaluation of property will require on-site exterior inspections by the assessor. Please also notice that the assessor has certain statutory authority to enter land as described in sections 943.13 and 943.15, Wisconsin Statutes. The ability to enter land is subject to several qualifications and limitations, as described within the foregoing statutes. Copies of the applicable statutes can be obtained at public depositories throughout the State of Wisconsin, and from the State of Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau website http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/943/II/13
The Town of Metomen and Borree Appraisal Services Inc. [email protected] 920-766-9166
The 2022 Agricultural Enterprise Area (AEA) petition cycle is now open! The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is currently accepting petitions until July 29, 2022, to designate new and to modify existing AEAs. An AEA designation provides tools to support farmland protection, conservation, and the local farm economy. A minimum of five landowners and their local governments must file a petition jointly. A petition may take months to prepare to gather information and engage local landowners. Petition materials are available on the Petitioning for Agricultural Enterprise Area (AEA) Designation webpage.
Petitioners who notify DATCP of their intent to apply will receive information about workshops, webinars, and other resources to help prepare the petition. Interested petitioners can notify: Wednesday Jordan at (608) 224-4611 or d[email protected].
AEAs are a part of the Wisconsin Farmland Preservation Program administered by DATCP. DATCP has the authority to designate up to two million acres of AEAs. For more information, visit http://farmlandpreservation.wi.gov
Want to learn more about the AEA program and the state’s existing AEAs? Head over to the Agricultural Enterprise Area (AEA) Program homepage to check out the newest AEA Snapshots highlighting the diverse farming communities and unique goals of each AEA in the state.
Don’t see a Snapshot for your local AEA? Contact us at [email protected] to work with a farmland preservation team member to get started today!
Now is a great time for landowners to plan for the future of their farm lands.
Landowners within an AEA who are interested in strengthening their commitment to farming and conservation of their lands may consider signing a farmland preservation agreement.
These are 15-year voluntary agreements between eligible landowners and the state to preserve agricultural lands and protect soil and water resources. Agreement holders that meet all eligibility requirements may claim the farmland preservation tax credit. The tax credit can be either $5/acre for lands within one of the state’s Agricultural Enterprise Areas (AEA), or $10/acre for lands within a farmland preservation zoning district and an AEA.
To find if your farmland is eligible to enroll in a farmland preservation agreement, please contract your local Land and Water Conservation Department. Visit the Wisconsin Land + Water Directory to find contact information for your local Land and Water Conservation Department.
In order to claim the farmland preservation tax credit for tax year 2021 under a farmland preservation agreement, the agreement must be signed by both the landowner and the department by December 31, 2021. Interested landowners are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. For the agreement application and additional information about farmland preservation agreements, visit the Apply for a Farmland Preservation Agreement webpage. Interested applicants can contact us at (608) 224-4611 or [email protected] with any questions.
Agricultural Enterprise Area Snapshots
The Agricultural Enterprise Area (AEA) Snapshots are publications that highlight the unique qualities and farming communities of each of our designated AEAs across the state.
Since the designation of the West Point agricultural enterprise area (AEA) in 2014, the Columbia County Land and Water Conservation Department has been connecting farmers and the Lake Wisconsin community on how conservation practices are working to protect soil health and water quality. This relationship helps both farmers and the lake community build a mutual understanding of agricultural practices, like nutrient management.
Photos courtesy of Columbia County and Town of West Point
Occupying more than 73,000 acres in the heart of Wisconsin’s potato country, the Antigo Flats agricultural enterprise area (AEA) was designated in 2010 during the state’s first petition cycle. The community uses the AEA to cultivate a strong network of multigenerational farms that support one another through farm transfers, operation diversification, and adoption of new conservation practices.
OFFICIAL NOTICE TOWN OF METOMEN REQUEST FOR A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all persons in the Town of Metomen, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, that a Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the Metomen Town Hall, N6971, Hwy 44-49. The Town Zoning Board of Appeals will meet to review and make recommendation on the following Conditional Use Permit application:
Request by Kartechner Brothers LLC, N11829 County Road I Waupun – for a conditional use permit for production of asphalt on the property with the legal description:
S12 T15N R14E W 1⁄2 NW 1⁄4 NE 1⁄4 EXC CSM #708-5-128
S12 T15N R14E NE 1⁄4 NW 1⁄4 EXC A PARC IN NE COR (V1324-986) 38.80A
S12 T15N R14E SE 1⁄4 NW 1⁄4 (V1324-986) 40 A
All located at W12250 and W12336 Reeds Corners Rd., Ripon, WI 54971
Proposal is for a new, temporary asphalt plant on the site of an active quarry. Plant noise levels or pollution/odors will not be above what is already being generated in this quarry. Truck traffic will be kept within regular quarry hours and will not negatively affect neighbor’s ability to access their property.
An asphalt plant at this site is in the interest of the public because it would allow for more competitive asphalt bids on the county, township, and municipal levels.
FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that immediately following the above meeting, the Town Board will conduct a public hearing to consider comments for and against the above applications and to consider the recommendations of the Zoning Committee. At the conclusion of the public hearing the Town Board may take action on this variance applications. All interested parties are encouraged to attend.
Publish March 10 and March 17, 2020 . Cindy Sheskey, Clerk
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