OPEN TAXPAYER NEWS
DANE COUNTY: Tax amounts are online. T axpayers can also get E-Bills and E-Receipts by going to http://accessdane.co.dane.wi.us/ clicking on the Public Access oval, and entering Property Information. In the right hand column under tax information, Click on E-Bill or E-Receipt. E-bill reproduces the tax bill and E-receipt shows the payments made for tax amounts.
GREEN COUNTY : Tax information is online by going to www.co.green.wi.gov and clicking on the Land Records System tab on the right.
Brooklyn’s Warning Siren Information
The siren that is sounded forcatastrophic events such as tornadoes or major chemical releases in the Village of Brooklyn is owned and maintained by Dane County. The Dane County 911 center activates the siren. Even though Dane County owns the siren it covers the entire village, including Green County residents. The sirens purpose is notify people who are outdoors that they should seek shelter immediately and turn on your weather radio,TV, or radio for more information.
Storm Based Warnings
National Weather Service Storm-Based Warnings
The National Weather Service implemented Storm-Based Warnings in October of 2007. Prior to 2007, the National Weather Service issued and disseminated tornado, severe thunderstorm, and flood hazard warnings using geo-political (typically county) boundaries. Storm-based warnings are based on the threat area of the storm itself, which usually does not recognize county boundaries.
Storm-based warnings are a substantial improvement over the old, county-wide warning method. Storm-based warnings provide more specific information about the location of the severe storm and the direction it is tracking. It also reduces the likelihood of unnecessarily alarming those outside the threat area. Especially in geographically large counties like Dane County, by issuing warnings based on the specifics of the storm, the National Weather Service can substantially reduce the area being warned.
Storm-Based Siren Activation
With storm-based siren activation, the only sirens sounded are those with warning coverage in the Tornado Warning area determined by the National Weather Service. This reduces the likelihood of needlessly alerting people that are not at risk, and also provides certainty that you are in the warning area when you hear the sirens.
The warning system can only be effective if you actually receive the information. There are a great deal of warning devices and methods available to you. We recommend that you take advantage of as many of them as possible. No single warning method is perfect and no warning method can be guaranteed never to fail.
We strongly recommend that you consider the following:
Please contact Emergency Management Director Leif Spilde with any questions 455-1842.