NOTICE OF REFERENDUM
Iowa County, Wisconsin
November 3, 2020
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at an election to be held in Iowa County, during the General Election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, the following question proposed by Resolution of the Iowa County Board, will be submitted to a vote of the people:
Question: Should the Wisconsin legislature create a nonpartisan procedure for the preparation of legislative and congressional district plans and maps?
YES ____ NO ____
EXPLANATION AND EFFECT OF VOTE
A copy of the entire text of Iowa County Board Resolution No. 16-0620, directing the submission of the question to the electors, can be obtained from the office of the Iowa County Clerk, 222 N. Iowa Street, Dodgeville, WI 53533. It can also be found on the internet at: https://www.iowacounty.org/media/County%20Board/Resolutions/2020/16-0620.pdf
The referendum is advisory only, and the results of the advisory referendum are not binding on the County or the State of Wisconsin. However, the Iowa County Clerk will send the results of the referendum to the Governor of the State of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Counties Association, and the County’s State Representatives.
Acceptable Photo ID will be required to vote at this election. If you do not have a photo ID you may obtain a free ID for voting from the Division of Motor Vehicles.
Done in the County of Iowa, Wisconsin,
On October 20, 2020.
Iowa County Clerk
LOCATION AND HOURS OF POLLING PLACE
At the General Election to be held on November 3, 2020, in the Village of Montfort, the following polling place locations will be used for the wards indicated:
Montfort Fire Department Ward 1 & Ward 2
605 S. Wall Street
THE POLLING PLACE WILL OPEN AT 7:00 A.M. AND WILL CLOSE AT 8:00 P.M.
If you have any questions concerning your polling place, contact the municipal clerk.
102 E. Park Street
Monday-Thursday 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
All polling places are accessible to elderly and disabled voters.
Notice of Meeting of the Local Board of Canvassers
At the close of voting on Election Day, pursuant to the provisions of Wis. Stat. § 19.84, the Election Inspectors at each polling place will convene as the Local Canvassing Board for the purpose of conducting the local canvass pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 7.51. This meeting will be open to the public pursuant to Wis. Stat. §§ 19.81-89.
TESTING ELECTRONIC VOTING EQUIPMENT
FOR THE NOVEMBER 3, 2020 PARTISAN PRIMARY ELECTION
According to Wis. Stats. 5.84 (1) Testing Equipment, the electronic voting equipment must be tested at a public meeting. The ICE – ImageCast Evolution electronic voting system, which utilizes automatic tabulating equipment, will be tested on Monday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. in the Village Office, 102 E. Park Street.
This test is open to the public.
Village of Montfort
DISREGARD THE NOTE ON THE FRONT OF THE WATER BILL.
Trick or Treat is 2pm -4pm on Saturday October 31st.
Leaf Pick up is Wednesday November 4th.
Alternate Side parking starts November 1st.
PLEASE PASS THE WORD!
Thank you and again, sorry for any confusion.
FALL LEAF CLEANUP
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH
The Village is renting a leaf vacuum for this day. If you don’t want to bag your leaves this year, have them swept to the edge of your lawn by the morning of Wednesday November 4th for pick up. After this date you will have to bag your leaves for pick up. Call the Village office if you have any questions Monday through Thursday 8:00am-4:30pm 608-943-6917.
NO BURNING IN THE STREETS!!!!
The Montfort Municipal Water Utility has filed an application with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) to increase water rates. The increase is necessary due to a 79.20 percent increase in gross plant investment and a 114.15 percent increase in operating expenses since the last water rate case was completed in 2000.
The total increase in water revenues requested is $39,594 which will result in an estimated overall rate increase of 22.25 percent over the water utility’s present revenues. If the request is granted, the water bill for an average residential customer with a ⅝-inch or ¾-inch meter who uses 3,000 gallons of water per month will increase from $25.28 to $35.67, or 41% including the public fire protection charge.
A telephonic public hearing on the application has been scheduled for Tuesday, November 10, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. This virtual hearing has no physical location. This is a virtual hearing to which members of the public may attend by telephone or listen to live broadcast on-line. Scheduling questions regarding this hearing may be directed to the PSCW at (608) 266-3766.
To attend by telephone use the following:
1. Dial-in number: (872) 240-3212 (Toll)
2. Access Code: 903-694-349 #
A person may testify in this proceeding without becoming a party and without attorney representation. A person may submit this testimony in only one of the following ways:
· Web Comment. Go to the Commission’s web site at http://psc.wi.gov, click on “File a Comment”. On the next page select the “File a comment” link that appears for docket number 3840-WR-101. Web comments shall be received no later than Monday, November 16, 2020.
· Oral Comment. Speak over the telephone during the public session. The Administrative Law Judge may receive an oral comment from any member of the public in attendance after the close of any party and Commission staff testimony. The Administrative Law Judge will receive an oral comment by unmuting each phone connection one at a time and inquiring into the each caller’s desire to comment.
· Mail Comment. All comments submitted by U.S. Mail shall be received no later than Monday, November 16, 2020 and shall be addressed to: Attn: Docket 3840-WR-101 Comments, Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 7854, Madison, WI 53707-7854.
The PSCW intends to webcast this hearing live on the PSCW’s web site at http://psc.wi.gov under the “PSC Live Broadcast” button.
All documents in this docket are filed on the Commission’s Electronic Records Filing (ERF) system. To view these documents: (1) go to the Commission’s E-Services Portal at http://apps.psc.wi.gov, (2) enter “3840-WR-101” in the box labeled “Quick Single Docket Search,” and (3) select “Documents”.
If you have any questions, please contact Montfort Municipal Water Utility at 608-943-6197.
Posted on: 10/19/20 Community Building, Montfort Post Office and www.villageofmontfort.com