To:                  Town Board Members

From:  John Olson, Town Administrator

Date:   November 8, 2019    



Please take time to read this week’s Friday Memo- -a general recap of the week and upcoming news.  As always, should you like more information, I ask that you call the office, e-mail or stop in.  Thanks for your continued support. 



  1. At Monday’s COW, you will be discussing updates to planned Raze Orders at 2810 South Shore Dr., and 5291 STH 50.

  2. You will also be discussing Cattail’s CUP application for an outdoor deck that was denied by the Plan Commission back in September.  You had tabled board action to give time for the applicant to communicate with neighboring property owners in opposition. 

  3. The American Fidelity Representative will also be attending Monday’s COW to give an update on proposed employee benefits.

  4. A Special Board Meeting will immediately follow COW for discussion and voting on employee compensation and benefits, job descriptions, and the 2020-2022 Police Union Contract.

  5. The 2020 Budget Summary is complete and published.  The Tax Levy is proposed to increase close to $500K or almost 16%.  And you know the primary reason is the large capital projects (Fire Station, Community Park Building, North Shore Dr. & Valencia Dr., Dredging equipment, etc.) that have been financed through additional debt issues.  The Town’s Mill Rate is projected to increase from $3.16/1K to $3.65/1K or .49/1K total increase.  Property assessed at 200K will see a $98 increase, 500K = $245, 1M = $490.  And this does not account for any changes by the other taxing districts making up your total tax bill – schools, county, etc.  We projected a .47/1K increase several months ago when voting to purchase the lot for the Fire Station and the financing issues.  The electors will be voting on this proposed Tax Levy at the Budget Hearing scheduled for 11/19 at 6:00pm.  You will have a Special Board Meeting immediately following to vote on the 2020 Budget.  You will also be discussing the budget at the 11/11 COW and Special Board Meeting immediately following where you will be voting on various employee compensation and benefit issues including the Police Union Contract.  All budget detail is available and can easily be emailed.  Please let me know.

  6. Cardinal Engineering is planning for a Public Hearing introducing the planned 2020 Road Improvements (North Shore Dr., Valencia Dr., and Winter Dr.) at next month’s COW scheduled for 12/9 beginning at 6:00pm.

  7. All Assessed Values for the Town are available online at    

  8. The Highway Shop is a “free drop-off site” for Waste Oil that is used for heating purposes.  We are currently in low supply.

  9. Enjoy your weekend!  Thanks to all veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice.



Meetings the following week:  COW, Monday at 6:00pm

                                                    Special Board, Monday at 7-7:30pm (approx.)

5621 Town Hall Road

Delavan, Wisconsin


Mon - Fri – 8:30am - 4:30pm

Phone: 262-728-3471



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