March 2021
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
February 28, 2021 March 1, 2021 March 2, 2021 March 3, 2021

Pier Committee Meeting - 6:30 pm

March 4, 2021

Safety Committee - 6:30 pm

March 5, 2021 March 6, 2021
March 7, 2021 March 8, 2021 March 9, 2021

Town Board Meeting - 6:30 pm

March 10, 2021 March 11, 2021 March 12, 2021 March 13, 2021
March 14, 2021 March 15, 2021 March 16, 2021 March 17, 2021 March 18, 2021 March 19, 2021 March 20, 2021
March 21, 2021 March 22, 2021 March 23, 2021 March 24, 2021 March 25, 2021 March 26, 2021 March 27, 2021
March 28, 2021 March 29, 2021 March 30, 2021 March 31, 2021 April 1, 2021 April 2, 2021 April 3, 2021

Office of the Clerk – Location

The office of the Town Clerk, Town meetings, and Town Polling location for Elections is located within the Village of Poynette Municipal Bldg, 106 S. Main St, Poynette, WI.  The facility on Bilkie Rd is closed completely.

Office Hours: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Monday -Thursday unless otherwise posted.  The Clerk is in the office most days beyond these hours and is available by appointment, please call 608-635-2014. 

The mailing address is:  PO Box 536, Poynette, WI 53955

Please call 608-635-2014 if you have any questions.

Notice of Records Request

Assessment Information

2021 Property Revaluation

The Town of Dekorra will be performing a market revaluation in 2021. The last time Dekorra performed a revaluation of all property was in 2007, 14 years ago. Since then, the market has changed and assessed values no longer reflect the current market.

The state of Wisconsin is a Market Value state. This means property values are required to mirror the fair market value of comparable properties to ensure property owners are paying their fair share of taxes.

The fair market value of all property is calculated by reviewing arm’s length sales between a willing seller and a willing buyer on the open market. Assessors consider information from many sources to determine your assessment.

Assessors will be reviewing market sales up to January 1, 2021. Sales after the new year will not be used to determine your new value. The property tax bill you receive in December of 2021 will be based on the new assessment value of your property.

Assessors don’t set tax rates. There are no additional taxes collected by the town during a revaluation. The revaluation does not change the amount of tax collected by the town, county, school district or technical college.

To learn more about what assessors do, please watch the video: Assessor Video 2020

Timeline of Revaluation:

Jan – Feb: Assessors review previous year’s sales and market data

Jan – March: Trespass letter will be sent to properties assessors need to visit

Feb – March: Permits and sales are verified

Feb – March: Comparable market data used to revalue all property

April – May: Notice of new value will be mailed to you

Open Book

Monday, June 1st from 12-7 pm

Open book is a conference, either face-to-face or over the phone, with an assessor to discuss the value of your property. You have until 48 hours before Board of Review to contact the assessor about your new value. When available you can set an appointment with an assessor here: https://accurate.rovingcalendar.com/appointments

Board of Review

Saturday July 31st TBD

Board of Review functions like court and is required to evaluate evidence based on facts. You or your representative must provide factual evidence that your property is inequitably assessed. The burden of proof is solely on the taxpayer. The assessor’s value is presumed correct by State Law until proven otherwise.

Search for your property record information here: http://accurateassessor.com/recordsearch/?id=83

Accurate Assessor

www.accurateassessor.com

PO Box 415

Menasha WI 54952

Phone: 920-749-8098

Toll Free: 1-800-770-3927

COVID-19 Information

For the most current information regarding COVID-19 please visit the Columbia County Website. This site will have County information as well as links to State and National websites.

2020 Property Tax Information

You can view and print your Real Estate Tax bill online at www.co.columbia.wi.us.   Enter your information in any one of the criteria boxes.  It is best to only enter in one area and click on the correct drop-down line when it appears.  Being too specific can cause problems.

Options for paying 2020 taxes:

1st installment or payment in full is due by January 31, 2021, payable to Town of Dekorra.  

For questions please call 608-635-2320.

  1. There will NOT be any in-person tax collection this year.
  2. Mail:  Town of Dekorra Treasurer, W8495 County Road J&V, Poynette, WI 53955 (preferred method – postmark date is accepted as the date of payment.  Return appropriate stub from tax bill). Include self-addressed stamped envelope if you would like a receipt.
  3. Online: the 1st installment or full payment may be made online at www.officialpayments.com.  The fee for this service is a flat fee of $3.00 for E-Check per payment transaction under $10,000.00 or by Credit/Debit card – fee is 2.75% of total amount, with a minimum fee of $3.95.

After January 31, 2021 – 2nd installment (due by July 31, 2020) options:

  1. Mail:  Payable to – Columbia County Treas., P.O. Box 198, Portage, WI 53901.
  2. Onlinewww.co.columbia.wi.us, then go to Tax Parcel Data Search and E-pay taxes.  See website for fees.

Please call 608-635-2320 with questions regarding Lottery Credit.    After talking to the Town Treasurer, if you qualify for credit and didn’t receive it you will need to complete the Wisconsin Lottery and Gaming Credit Application

New and updated Ordinances

Dekorra Meeting Information

Meeting Information (Meetings are held at the Poynette Municipal Building located at 106 S. Main St., Poynette.)

Town Board Meetings are generally held on the 2nd  Tuesday of each month.

Plan Commission Meetings are generally held on the 4th Thursday of each month (except for November and December).

Safety Committee Meetings are generally held on the 1st Thursday as needed.

Notices are posted on the website Calendar and posted on at least one* of the following posting boards: 
– *CTH J (between McDonalds and Northpoint BP)
-W8460 Bilkie Rd (gym wall posting board)
-CTH V -(utility pole at the northeast corner of the CTH CS/V intersection)  

If you would like to receive the notices by email please contact the Clerk at townofdekorra@gmail.com