Annual Meeting of Town Electors Tues., April 19

The Annual Meeting, where electors of the Town discuss and vote on certain items as authorized in Wisconsin Statutes 60.10, is held the 3rd Tuesday in April.  Two other meetings will be held after the Annual Meeting, all beginning at 6:00 pm.

Beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Annual Meeting Agenda*
1. Call to order
2. 2015 Annual Meeting minutes
3. 2015 Financial Report
4. Old business
5. New business
A. Set date for 2017 Annual Meeting
B. Road work expenditure rate
C. Set salaries for offices for 2017-2018 term
D. Other items of interest to electors
6. Adjournment
*Electors of the Town may vote on Annual Meeting items as authorized in s.
60.10 and s. 60.11 Wis. Stats.

Public Hearing
(Notice published in the 3/30 and 4/6/2016 Independent Register and posted
on the Town website.)
April Town Board Meeting Agenda
1. Call to order
2. Approval of agenda
3. Verification of proper public notice
4. Minutes approved
5. Treasurer’s report approved
6. Reports
7. Audience communication
8. Old business
A. Long-term road maintenance plan
9. New business
A. Re-zoning of Bumsted property
B. Bumsted land division
C. 2016 Road maintenance
D. Ordinance #16-0419 to appoint alternate members to Board of Review
E. Appoint alternate members to Board of Review
F. Wis. Towns Assoc. online video archive subscription
10. Future agenda items
11. Payment of bills
12. Adjournment

Julie Gerke, Town Clerk

Board of Review Aug. 15, 2016

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Review for the Town of Spring Valley of Rock County shall reconvene on Monday, August 15, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. at the Orfordville Fire Department meeting room, 173 N. Wright Street, Orfordville, WI.

Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the Board of Review and procedural requirements if appearing before the Board:

No person shall be allowed to appear before the Board of Review, to testify to the Board by telephone or to contest the amount of any assessment of real or personal property if the person has refused a reasonable written request by certified mail of the Assessor to view such property.

After the first meeting of the Board of Review and before the Board’s final adjournment, no person who is scheduled to appear before the Board of Review may contact, or provide information to a member of the Board about the person’s objection except at a session of the Board.

No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone or contest the amount of the assessment unless, at least 48 hours before the first meeting of the Board or at least 48 hours before the objection is heard if the objection is allowed because the person has been granted a waiver of the 48-hour notice of an intent to file a written objection by appearing before the Board during the first two hours of the meeting showing good cause for failure to meet the 48-hour notice requirement and files a written objection, that the person provides to the clerk of the Board of Review notice as to whether the person will ask for removal of any Board members and, if so, which member will be removed and the person’s reasonable estimate of the length of time that the hearing will take.

When appearing before the Board of Review, the person shall specify, in writing, the person’s estimate of the value of the land and of the improvements that are the subject of the person’s objection and specify the information that the person used to arrive at that estimate.

No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board or by telephone or object to a valuation; if that valuation was made by the Assessor or the Objector using the income method of valuation; unless the person supplies the Assessor all the information about income and expenses, as specified in the Assessor’s manual under Sec. 73.03 (2a) of Wis. Statutes, that the Assessor requests.  The Town of Spring Valley has an ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided to the Assessor under this paragraph which provides exceptions for persons using information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or the duties of their office or by order of a court.  The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determined that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under Sec. 19.35 (1) of Wis. Statutes.

The Board shall hear upon oath, by telephone, all ill or disabled persons who present to the Board a letter from a physician, surgeon or osteopath that confirms their illness or disability.  No other persons may testify by telephone.

If you want to appear before the Board of Review, you must give the Town Clerk “NOTICE OF INTENT” to file an appeal no later than August 10, 2016.  Also, you must present the completed objection form to the Town Clerk on or before August 12, 2016.  The clerk will schedule an appointment time for you.

Respectfully submitted,

Julie Gerke, Clerk

Town of Spring Valley

608 897-5092


Posted this 8th day of July, 2016

Spring Elections

In the Town of Spring Valley 79 electors voted in the Spring Primary for Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. All absentee ballots were issued at the Clerk’s office, and no provisional ballots were issued.

The next election will be the Presidential Preference and Spring Election on Tuesday, April 5, 2016.  The Town polling place is in the Orfordville Fire Station meeting room at 173 N. Wright Street, Orfordville, WI 53576. Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Absentee voting begins in March. Please contact the Town Clerk, Julie Gerke at (608) 897-5092 or to vote by absentee ballot.

The PHOTO ID LAW IS IN PLACE. Please have your photo ID available when you vote by absentee ballot or arrive at the polling place.  Election day registration is available.  Contact the Town Clerk or visit for more information on voting and elections.

Recycling Drop Off Rescheduled

The recycling collection that was scheduled for last Saturday, Jan. 9th, has been rescheduled to this Saturday, Jan. 16th from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon.

If you prefer you can drop your recycling off at Advanced Disposal’s operational site (formerly Rock Disposal) at 2301 W. B-R Townline Rd., Beloit, weekdays from 8:00 a.m. – 3:oo p.m.  Just stop at the office to confirm your Spring Valley residency.

Please continue to check this Spring Valley website for Town information including up-to-date news, meetings, elections, and contacts.  Forms and other resources will be added in the coming months.

2016 Budget approved –

The Town of Spring Valley tax levy was approved by a meeting of the Town Electors on Monday, November 23, 2015.  The Proposed 2016 Budget had been discussed at a public hearing that same night, and was subsequently approved by the Town Board at their December 14, 2015 meeting.

You can see the complete 2016 Budget under the “Government” tab, attached to the Nov. 23rd Budget Hearing items on the “Agendas and Minutes” page.

Property Tax bills

Your property tax bills were mailed out on Friday, December 4, 2015.  If you have not received your bill please contact the Town Treasurer Janet Hillison at (608) 289-3902.

Please notice the newsletter enclosed with your tax bill.  One of the important messages to note is that tax payments are made through the Rock County Treasurer, NOT the Town Treasurer!  You can click on the tax newsletters below for information about convenient tax payment methods, dog licensing, and recycling.

2015 Newsletter- Recycling & Elections        Tax Letter 2015 Payments & Dog licenses


Building Inspector Wanted – 

The Town of Spring Valley, Rock County, Wisconsin has an immediate opening for a part-time Wis. UDC certified Building Inspector.

Duties include enforcement of the Town Zoning Ordinance and the State of Wisconsin Uniform Dwelling Code, plan review, fee collection, the issuing of permits in conjunction with the Planning & Zoning Committee, record keeping, and inspection of buildings for compliance.

Must be able to assist residents with their permit questions; coordinate with the Town Clerk; serve as an ex-officio member of the Planning & Zoning Committee, and report to the Town Board as needed.

Zoning Ordinances can be viewed on our website,  For any further information please contact the Town Clerk.

Resumes may be submitted to the Town Clerk by Friday, January 8, 2016, by mail to: Town of Spring Valley, 5656 S. Nelson Rd., Brodhead, WI 53520; by e-mail to:; or dropped off in person by appointment.

Julie Gerke, Clerk
Town of Spring Valley
(608) 897-5092