Census Update

Dear Community Partner: 

The U.S. Census Bureau, in coordination with federal, state and local health officials, will begin to drop off 2020 Census questionnaire packets at front doors of 92,600  households in the state of WISCONSIN next week. This is done in areas where the majority of households do not receive mail at their physical address. The Census Bureau began hand-delivering census materials on March 15, but suspended all fieldwork for this operation on March 18 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each week, we will determine which offices can begin ramping up again, and we’ll keep the public informed.

Temporary field staff from Area Census Offices in Milwaukee, Madison, Eau Claire and Green Bay have been trained to observe all social distancing protocols and will wear official government-provided personal protective equipment for their safety and the safety of the public. This operation is contactless and follows the most current federal health and safety guidelines.

In states where we’ve resumed the Update Leave operation, we’re are also resuming fingerprinting for new hires to keep applicants moving through the hiring process. We will also notify local law enforcementkey stakeholders, and local media that field staff will be in the area. 

The health and safety of Census Bureau staff and the public is always a top priority.  This operation is crucial to ensure a complete and accurate count of all communities, which helps guide hundreds of billions of dollars in public and private sector spending per year.

People are strongly encouraged to respond promptly to the 2020 Census using the ID number included in the questionnaire packet. Responding with a census ID or the paper questionnaire helps ensure the best count of their community. People can respond online, by phone or by using the paper form in the packet.







City of Gillett Open Book & Board of Review

Open Book

Notice of Meeting to Adjourn Board of Review to Later Date

City of Gillett, Oconto County

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Review for the City of Gillett, Oconto County, shall hold its meeting on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Gillett City Hall.  Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the Board of Review and procedural requirements if appearing before the Board: Open Book Friday, May 15, 2020 10am to 12pm.

            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 estate 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 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, 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 subject 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 of the information about income and expenses, as specified the manual under Sec 73.03(2a), that the Assessor requests.  The City of Gillett 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 Sec 19.35(1) of WI 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.

Kim Gruetzmacher, Clerk Treasurer

City of Gillett

Notice is hereby given this 4th day of May, 2020