Town of Brooklyn 2021 Spring Election Results

State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Jill Underly – 199
Deborah Kerr – 185
Scattering – 0

Court of Appeals Judge District 2
Jeffrey Davis – 182
Shelley Grogan – 203
Scattering – 0

Brooklyn Town Board Chairperson
Michael Wuest – 322
Scattering – 3

Brooklyn Town Board Supervisor
Ronald J Triemstra – 277
Harley Reabe – 272
Scattering – 4

Brooklyn Town Treasurer
Amanda Toney – 305
Scattering – 3

Berlin Area School District School Board Member
Nick Toney – 10
Catherine L Kujawa – 10
Beth Malchetske – 12
Scattering – 0

Green Lake School District School Member
Tim Lyke – 55
Sarah Allen – 257
Scattering – 0

Ripon Area School District School Board Member
Andy Lyke – 29
Nicole Dash – 31
Mellisa Wipijewski – 29
Scattering – 4

Emergency Fire Wardens and DNR offices will not be issuing in-person burning permits until further notice

At this time, Emergency Fire Wardens and DNR offices will not be issuing in-person burning permits until further notice. 
Burning permits can be obtained instantly from our online burning permit with a valid email address. Customers may also call the hotline 1-888-WIS-BURN (947-2876) to speak with a customer service representative and have the permit delivered by mail within 3-5 business days. Remember to call 1-888-WIS-BURN (947-2876) or check online for daily burning restrictions on the day of the burn.

We thank you for your patience during the COVID-19 public health emergency. To help protect Wisconsinites, visitors and staff from the spread of COVID-19, particularly those who are most vulnerable to infection and severe disease, staying home as much as possible is the best way to lower COVID-19 infection rates, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are still available to serve you as best we can and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Emergency fire wardens issue handwritten annual burning permits at no-cost to individuals wishing to burn legal materials in DNR protection areas.

Burning permits can also be obtained over the phone by calling 1-888-WIS-BURN (947-2876) or emailed instantly by applying for an online burning permit. Then, on the day of the burn, simply call 1-888-WIS-BURN (947-2876) or check online for the daily burning restrictions.

Contact Information
For more information, contact:
Catherine Koele
Forest fire prevention specialist
715-356-5211 x208
Last revised: Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Notice Of Board of Review Hearing – June 7, 2021


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the BOARD OF REVIEW for the Town of Brooklyn, Green Lake County, shall be held on June 7, 2021 from

9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the Town Hall of Town of Brooklyn located at N5988 County Road A, Green Lake WI  54941.

 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 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 and 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 member 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, 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 by telephone or object to a valuation; if that valuation was made by the Assessor or the Objector using the income method; unless the person supplies the Assessor all the information about income and expenses, as specified in the manual under Sec. 73.03(2a), that the Assessor requests.  The Town of Brooklyn has an ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided to the Assessor under this paragraph which provides exemptions for persons using information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or of 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 Section 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.                                                                            

Kathleen Morris, Clerk
May 20, 2021

Notice of Open Book – May 17, 2021

for the

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an Open Book for the Town of Brooklyn shall be held on May 17th, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  Open Book will be via phone or email ONLY due to COVID-19 virus restrictions known at present. Call Nate Carlson at 262-253-1142 or email the assessor any time before the end of the Open Book at: [email protected] 

 Kathleen Morris, Deputy Clerk

Proclamation of State of Emergency February 8, 2021 – June 25, 2021

Town of Brooklyn

Green Lake County, Wisconsin

 Proclamation of State of Emergency

WHEREAS, the World Health Organization designated the 2019 novel Coronavirus outbreak as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern; the United States Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared a Public Health Emergency for the entire United States to aid the nation’s healthcare community in responding to the 2019 novel Coronavirus “COVID-19”.

WHEREAS, COVID-19 is a contagious, and at times fatal, respiratory disease; the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19 and the effects of its extreme risk of person-to-person transmission throughout the United States, significantly affect the lives and health of our people, as well as the economy, and is a disaster that impacts the health, security and safety of the public; and

WHEREAS, on or about January 19, 2021, the Governor of the State of Wisconsin declared a public health emergency; and

WHEREAS, the COVID-19 Pandemic has impacted, or is expected to impact the Town of Brooklyn, Wisconsin; and

WHEREAS, because of emergency conditions, the Town Board is unable to meet with promptness and some town board meetings have been cancelled; and

WHEREAS, due to the emergency conditions and pursuant to section 323.14(4)(b) of the Wisconsin Statutes it is necessary and expedient for health, safety, welfare and good order of the Town of Brooklyn to proclaim that emergency conditions exist; and

WHEREAS, the emergency has caused the Town of Brooklyn to extend, commit and exhaust its pertinent available resources; and

WHEREAS, the Town of Brooklyn requests State assistance and advises the State of Wisconsin of our emergency conditions:

NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to Chapter 323 and specifically, Section 323.14(4)(b) of the Wisconsin Statutes, as Town Chairman, the chief executive officer of the Town of Brooklyn, Wisconsin, I hereby proclaim a State of Emergency, and hereby:

·         Authorize emergency purchases of goods and materials

·         Authorize emergency purchases of services

·         Authorize emergency costs to the labor force

·         Authorize all appropriate measures related to Town employees in addressing and responding to the state of emergency

This Proclamation shall take effect immediately and shall continue until 06/25/2021 at 11:59 p.m. or such earlier time as a quorum of the Governing Body convenes and rescinds the Proclamation.

Dated this 8th day of February, 2021

Michael Wuest, Town Chairman

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