The Town of Koshkonong is located in Jefferson County, Wisconsin, and is adjacent to the communities of Fort Atkinson, Jefferson, Cold Spring, Whitewater, and Milton. We are a growing community of 3400 residents.
As of today, Thursday April 18, 2013, the town and surrounding areas are experiencing/anticipating moderate to severe flooding due to heavy rain. The town is currently on alert status and have established emergency operation plans. Please contact the town hall for assistance 920-563-4510. After business hours please contact Town Chairman Fred Walling at 920-723-6394.
The following roads are closed: Bark River Road, Rock River Road, Vets Lane, Fox Hill Road, Blackhawk Island Road. The following roads have water covering the road and are questionable: Ralph Road, Hwy 106 (west of the park) and North Shore Road.
Sand and sandbags are available for town residents at no cost. A supply of bags and sand will be placed at the following central locations: Oxbow Bend, Vinnie Ha Ha, North Shore Road (Prisk property), Christie Court and at the town shop. Please be advised the town assumes no liability for the placement or use of these materials.
The boat launches at Groeler Road and Vinnie Ha Ha are closed to all but emergency equipment.
Electric/gas services status: on Rock River Road, electric service will be terminated when the water level reaches 18.25 feet at the bridge in Fort. On Blackhawk Island Road, electric service will be terminated when the water level reaches 19 feet at the bridge.
The town will do what we can to provide assistance and resources for our residents. If you have any questions or can help in any way please contact the town or a board member.
The Town of Koshkonong has contracted with Jacobson Appraisals, Inc. to perform a complete revaluation of the town for the 2012 assessment year. The last complete revaluation of the town was completed in 2001 and an update was completed in 2006. The appraisers completing the work are Ron Jacobson and John Strehmel. They will carry photo identification. The revaluation includes checking the exterior measurements of all buildings and interior inspections of buildings as needed. Property owners will notified by mail when the assessor will be working in their neighborhood. Exterior inspections will be completed during daytime hours. Interior inspections will be completed during the daytime when possible or during the early evening. If a property owner is not available for a notified appointment time it is important for them to call the assessor to reschedule the appointment. The revaluation work will start in October 2011 and inspections will be completed late spring 2012. The assessment roll will be completed by July 2012 and property owners will receive a Notice of Assessment in the mail at the completion of the project.
2009 Wisconsin Act 68 partially exempts an assessor and an assessorís staff from liability for trespassing, creating immunity from civil liability, and changing the notice requirements relating to the revaluation of property by an assessor.
The trespass law entitles the assessor to enter a property once during an assessment cycle unless the property owner authorizes additional visits. The entry must be on a weekday during daylight hours, or at another time as agreed upon with the property owner. The assessorís visit must not be more than one hour. The assessor must not open doors, enter through open doors, or look into windows of structures. If the property owner or occupant is not present, the assessor must leave a notice on the principal building providing the owner information on how to contact them. The assessor may not enter the premises if they have received a notice from the property owner or occupant denying them entry. The assessor must leave if the property owner or occupant asks them to leave.
Fred Walling was elected Town Chairman on April 5, 2011 to fill the seat vacated by outgoing chairman Tim Griep. Fred ran unopposed in the election that netted 3 write-ins. Fred and his wife Sandra are long time residents of the Fort Atkinson area and the Town of Koshkonong. They make their home on Friedel Road along with their three girls. Fred is an avid golfer and he and his family enjoy many outdoor activities, including spending time in Mush-Ko-See-Day Park. Fred would like to expand our community volunteers to help better the Town and Park and save on overhead costs. Fred is employed full time as the building inspector for the City of Delavan and Veteranís Affairs. He can be reached on his cell phone # 920-723-6394 or by email email@example.com to answer any questions or concerns about the Town of Koshkonong.
In 2010 the Town Board of Koshkonong along with the Plan Commission adopted the current 2010-2035 Town of Koshkonong Comprehensive Land Use Plan. The Plan Commission completed a total review of the previous Land Use Plan and presented the updated version to the Town Board for adoption. Thank you to the Plan Commissioners for their many hours of work on this project. The plan can be viewed by clicking on the following link, copies are also available at the town hall and public library.
June 12, 2013
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