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TOWN OF PERRY
10084 County Highway A
Mount Horeb, WI  53572

Located in the southwest corner of Dane County, the Town of Perry is thirty-six square
miles of gently rolling hills with abundant wildlife and rural beauty.  (map)

Named in honor of Admiral Oliver Hazard Perry,
Naval Commander in the War of 1812

Population 737 (2018)

Town Of Perry Updates:


Notice of Election
Town of Perry
April 2, 2019

Notice is hereby given of a General Election to be held in the Town of Perry on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Polls will be open at the Perry Town Hall, 10084 CTH A, from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM.  The polling place is accessible to elderly and disabled voters.

(Note: If you are unable or unwilling to vote during the scheduled hours, absentee ballots may be obtained from Mary Price, Town Clerk, 437-4553 or mlprice@mhtc.net )

Mary L. Price, Clerk


Town of Perry Notice
Town Hall
10084 CTH A
Monday, March 25, 2019

1:00 PM

Public Test –    Electronic Voting Equipment

Mary L. Price, Clerk


VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT
April 2, 2019 Spring Election
Village of Mount Horeb & Blue Mounds
Towns of Springdale, Perry, Blue Mounds, Cross Plains, Primrose & Vermont

Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 for the Spring Election may request to vote an absentee ballot.  A qualified elector is any U.S. Citizen, who will be 18 years of age or older on election day, who has resided in the ward or municipality where he or she wishes to vote for at least 10 days before the election.  The elector must also be registered in order to receive an absentee ballot.

TO OBTAIN AN ABSENTEE BALLOT YOU MUST MAKE A REQUEST IN WRITING.

Contact your municipal clerk and request that an application for an absentee ballot be sent to you.  You may also request an absentee ballot by letter or email.  Your written request must list your voting address within the municipality where you wish to vote, the address where the absentee ballot should be sent, if different, and your signature.  YOU MUST ALSO PROVIDE YOUR PHOTO ID.

Special absentee voting application provisions apply to electors who are indefinitely confined to home or a care facility, in the military, hospitalized, or serving as a sequestered juror.  If this applies to you, contact the municipal clerk.

You can also personally go to the clerk’s office and vote an absentee ballot.  YOU MUST PROVIDE YOUR PHOTO ID TO RECEIVE AN ABSENTEE BALLOT.

THE DEADLINE FOR MAKING APPLICATION TO VOTE ABSENTEE BY MAIL IS 5:00 P.M., ON THE THURSDAY BEFORE THE ELECTION, MARCH 28, 2019.

IF NOT SPECIFIED UNDER YOUR MUNICIPALITY BELOW, THE FIRST DAY TO VOTE AN ABSENTEE BALLOT IN THE CLERK’S OFFICE IS MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2019, AND THE DEADLINE FOR VOTING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT IN THE CLERK’S OFFICE IS FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2019.  

ALL VOTED BALLOTS MUST BE RETURNED TO THE MUNICIPAL CLERK SO THE CLERK CAN DELIVER THEM TO THE PROPER POLLING PLACE BEFORE THE POLLS CLOSE ON APRIL 2, 2019 THE DAY OF THE ELECTION.  BALLOTS WILL NOT BE COUNTED IF THEY ARE RECEIVED AFTER 8:00PM ON ELECTION DAY.

To obtain an absentee ballot send a written request to:

Mary Price, Clerk
1004 State Hwy 78
Mount Horeb, WI  53572
Absentee Voting by Appointment
Tel: 437-4553

 


NOTICE OF SPRING ELECTION AND SAMPLE BALLOT

April 2, 2019

OFFICE OF THE TOWN OF PERRY CLERK

TO THE ELECTORS OF TOWN OF PERRY:

Notice is hereby given of a spring election to be held in Dane County, on the 2nd day of April, 2019, at which the officers named below shall be chosen.  The names of the candidates for each office to be voted for, whose nominations have been certified to or filed in this office, are given under the title of the office, each in its proper column, together with the questions submitted to a vote, for a referendum, if any, in the sample ballot below.

INFORMATION TO ELECTORS

Upon entering the polling place, an elector shall present photo ID, state the elector’s name and address and sign the poll book before being permitted to vote.  If an elector is not registered to vote, an elector may register to vote at the polling place serving the elector’s residence, if the elector presents proof of residence in a form specified by law.  Where ballots are distributed to electors, the initials of two inspectors must appear on the ballot.  Upon being permitted to vote, the elector shall retire alone to a voting booth and cast the elector’s ballot except that an elector who is a parent or guardian may be accompanied by the elector’s minor child or minor ward.  An election official may inform the elector of the proper manner for casting a vote, but the official may not in any manner advise or indicate a particular voting choice.

Where Optical Scan Voting Systems are Used

The elector shall fill in the oval next to the name of the candidate of the elector’s choice for each office for which the elector intends to vote.  To vote for a person whose name does not appear on the ballot, the elector shall write in the name of the person of the elector’s choice in the space provided and fill in the oval on the write-in line.  On referendum questions, the elector shall fill in the oval next to “yes” if in favor of the question, or the elector shall fill in the oval next to “no” if opposed to the question.

When using an electronic ballot marking device (“Automark”) to mark an optical scan ballot, the elector shall touch the screen at the name of the candidate of the elector’s choice for each office for which he or she intends to vote.  To vote for a person whose name does not appear on the ballot, the elector shall type in the name of the person of the elector’s choice in the space provided for a write-in vote.  On referendum questions, the elector shall touch the screen at “yes” if in favor of the question, or the elector shall touch the screen at “no” if opposed to the question.

The vote should not be cast in any other manner.  Not more than five minutes time shall be allowed inside a voting booth or machine.  Sample ballots or other materials to assist the elector in casting the elector’s vote may be taken into the booth and copied.  The ballot shall not be shown to anyone so as to reveal how the ballot is marked.

If the elector spoils an optical scan ballot, the elector shall return it to an election official who shall issue another ballot in its place, but not more than three ballots shall be issued to any one elector.  If the ballot has not been initialed by two inspectors or is defective in any other way, the elector shall return it to the election official, who shall issue a proper ballot in its place.  After casting the elector’s vote, the elector shall leave the voting booth, properly deposit the ballot in the optical scanner and promptly leave the polling place.

An elector may select an individual to assist in casting the elector’s vote if the elector declares to the presiding official that he or she is unable to read, has difficulty reading, writing or understanding English or that due to disability is unable to cast the elector’s ballot. The selected individual rendering assistance may not be the elector’s employer or an agent of that employer or an officer or agent of a labor organization which represents the elector.

The following is a sample of the official ballots:

Mary Price, Town Clerk

 

SAMPLE BALLOT
Town of Perry
April 2, 2019

Town Board Chairperson
Roger A. Kittleson

Town Board Supervisor I
Ken Hefty

Town Board Supervisor II
Mick Klein Kennedy

Town Clerk
Mary L. Price

Town Treasurer
Stephanie Zwettler


NOTICE:  
The Recycling Center gate will be closing at 11:55 am beginning Saturday, January 12, 2019.
The gate opens at 8:00 am – please plan accordingly.

For information on materials that shall be recycled, items that are restricted,
and the enforcement of disposal compliance,
please review the Town of Perry Recycling Ordinance.


Notice from Dane County Emergency Management:
Dane County Emergency Notification System

Dane County’s Emergency Notification System is used to alert people and provide important information during an emergency.  In the event of an emergency, officials can identify the affected area and send a message that describes the situation and recommends the protective actions residents should take. The system will automatically call out to all land-line telephone numbers within that geographic area and deliver a recorded message.

You can also sign up to receive alert messages on your cell phone, by text message, or by Email.  These are a popular and effective means of receiving emergency information.  You will, however, need to register your contact information in order to receive these alerts.

Signing up with this service will enable local authorities to alert you about potential life-threatening and public safety threats in your community. Residents who sign up may be contacted with information about emergencies like:

  • Hazardous materials incidents
  • Emergency evacuations
  • Missing persons
  • Dangerous persons
  • Public health alerts

 

When signing up, you will be prompted to create a new account. You will then be asked to provide your address and personal contact information, such as your email address or your cell phone number for text messages.

Additional information on Dane County’s notification system and a link to sign up
can be found at: https://em.countyofdane.com/warning

Or, to read more about the alert from the Department of Emergency Management, the letter is linked here.


Town of Perry – Dane County Zoning Ordinance Information

Dane County is in the process of making a first-ever revision to their Chapter 10 Zoning Ordinance.  Postcards were mailed to landowners in the Town of Perry in June notifying them of the proposed change in zoning on their property.

The proposed changes to the zoning categories will not affect the current uses of your property nor should it affect your property taxes.  However, the new zoning code will need to be adopted by each town.

Information on the new zoning ordinance

CURRENT zoning district fact sheets

PROPOSED zoning district fact sheets

Dane County also has an interactive mapping tool that shows both the current and proposed zoning for any parcel in Dane county:  enter your property address in the upper right magnifying glass, or zoom to the desired location.  Clicking on any parcel allows you to see detailed parcel information, as well as the proposed zoning district fact sheets.  You can also switch to aerial mode by clicking on the basemap icon in the lower right corner.

If you have any questions, please contact Dane County Planning and Development at (608)267-4115.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
TOWN OF PERRY PARKS
March 2018

The Friends of the Parks of Perry are looking for volunteers to help with projects in the Town of Perry’s parks.

A number of projects have been initiated by the Friends Group and the Perry Parks and Open Space Committee with the approval of the Town Board.  For a complete list, see Volunteer Opportunites.

Please contact Town of Perry Board member Mick Klein Kennedy, Park Supervisor and President of the Friends of the Parks of Perry, for further information on how and when you can help:
Email: mick@wisconsinlandscapes.com Phone: 437-3662


 FREE FIREWOOD AVAILABLE

Firewood available from the trees that were cut
down at the Hauge Historic District Park.

Please contact Royce Nelson or Mick Klein Kennedy
for the availability and location of the wood.

Royce Nelson               cell: 608-444-6242

Mick Klein Kennedy    cell: 608-843-3297