Welcome to the Village of Brooklyn

 

Located in both Dane and Green Counties Wisconsin, the Village is conveniently located half way between Madison and Janesville off Highway 14. Our neighborly small-town (population 1413) has excellent amenities: a great school system; three Village parks; and a community center, which makes Brooklyn a great place to live!

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Tips to keep you and your family safe this holiday weekend

WI EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT RELEASE: Tips to keep you and your family safe this holiday weekend

CONTACT: Andrew Beckett | ngwi.pao@mail.mil | 608-242-3211 or 608-572-6073

by ReadyWisconsin

Memorial Day weekend is considered the unofficial start of summer. ReadyWisconsin wants you to be safe while still enjoying this busy holiday weekend. Whether you are traveling or staying home, consider these safety tips for you and your family:

  • If you are traveling, make sure your car is ready for the trip. Pack a first-aid kit, bottled water and some energy bars, in case you get stranded. Bring a car adaptor for charging your cell phone.
  • Never leave people or pets inside a parked car. Temperatures inside a vehicle can climb to dangerous levels quickly, even on a cloudy day.
  • Schedule your road trip at times to help avoid the holiday travel congestion. Leaving before rush hour Friday or early Saturday and driving back Monday before 4 p.m. or after 10 p.m. should make for less traffic hassles.
  • Check www.511wi.gov or call 511 for the latest traffic and road information on your route.
  • If you are feeling tired, have been drinking alcohol or feel ill, let someone else drive or postpone the trip.
  • If you are grilling, never leave the grill unattended and have a fire extinguisher available.

“Following these simple tips can make for a safer celebration,” said Wisconsin Emergency Management Administrator Brian Satula. “Take care and let's all enjoy the Memorial Day weekend.”

For more information go to readywisconsin.wi.gov. For daily safety tips and information, follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/readywisconsin) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/readywisconsin).

NOTICE OF OPEN BOOK AND BOARD OF REVIEW

STATE OF WISCONSIN

VILLAGE OF BROOKLYN,
DANE & GREEN COUNTIES, WISCONSIN
 
Board of Review will meet on the 23rd Day of May, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Village Hall, 210 Commercial St., Brooklyn, WI, for the purpose of calling the Board of Review into session during the forty-five (45) day period beginning on the 4th Monday of April, pursuant to s. 70.47(1), Wis. Stats.

Due to the fact the assessment roll is not completed at this time, the Board of Review will be adjourned until the 18th Day of June, 2018, 6 p.m.

Pursuant to s. 70.45, Wis. Stats. the assessment roll for the Year 2018 assessment will be open
for examination on the 21rd day of May, 2018, at 7 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Additionally, the assessor shall be available on the 31st day of May, 2018 at the Village Hall, 210 Commercial Street, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.    Instructional material will be provided at the Open Book to persons who wish to object to valuations under s. 70.47 Wis. Stats.

Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the Board of Review and procedural requirements if appearing before the board: 

  1. 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 enter onto property to conduct an exterior view of such property being assessed.
  2. 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
  3. The board of review may not hear an objection to the amount or valuation of property unless, at least 48 hours before the board's first scheduled meeting, the objector provides to the board's clerk written or oral notice of an intent to file an objection, except that upon a showing of good cause and the submission of a written objection, the board shall waive that requirement during the first 2 hours of the board's first scheduled meeting, and the board may waive that requirement up to the end of the 5th day of the session or up to the end of the final day of the session if the session is less than 5 days with proof of extraordinary circumstances for failure to meet the 48-hour notice requirement and failure to appear before the board of review during the first 2 hours of the first scheduled
  4. Objections to the amount or valuation of property shall first be made in writing and filed with the clerk of the board of review within the first 2 hours of the board's first scheduled meeting, except that, upon evidence of extraordinary circumstances, the board may waive that requirement up to the end of the 5th day of the session or up to the end of the final day of the session if the session is less than 5 The board may require objections to the amount or valuation of property to be submitted on forms approved by the Department of Revenue, and the board shall require that any forms include stated valuations of the property in question. Persons who own land and improvements to that land may object to the aggregate valuation of that land and improvements to that land, but no person who owns land and improvements to that land may object only to the valuation of that land or only to the valuation of improvements to that land. No person may be allowed in any action or proceedings to question the amount or valuation of property unless the written objection has been filed and that person in good faith presented evidence to the board in support of the objections and made full disclosure before the board, under oath, of all of that person's property liable to assessment in the district and the value of that property. The requirement that objections be in writing may be waived by express action of the board.
  5. When appearing before the board of review, the objecting 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.
    1. 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 of valuation, unless no later than 7 days before the first meeting of the board of review the person supplies the assessor with all the information  about  income  and  expenses,  as  specified  in   the   assessor's   manual under 73.03 (2a), Wis. Stats., that the assessor requests. The Village of Brooklyn has an ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided to the assessor under this paragraph that provides exceptions for persons using information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or the duties of their officer or by order of a court. The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determines that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under s. 19.35 (1), Wis. stats.
    2. 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 No other persons may testify by telephone unless the Board, in its discretion, has determined to grant a property owner’s or their representative’s request to testify under oath by telephone or written statement.
    3. No person may appear before the board of review, testify to the board by telephone, or contest the amount of any 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 under 70.47 (3) (a), Wis. Stats., that person provides to the clerk of the board of review notice as to whether the person will ask for the removal of a member of the board of review and, if so, which member, and provides a reasonable estimate of the length of time the hearing will take.

    Notice is hereby given this 24th day of April, 2018.

    Linda Kuhlman

    Village of Brooklyn

    Clerk-Treasurer

    Posted April 24, 2018

    Published May 3, 2018

BROOKLYN IN THE NEWS

Last year a UW professor and his students visited various communities in the state, including Brooklyn, to conduct a research study regarding their growing young adult populations.  Below is a link to the UW study and also a Capital Times article speaking about the study.  

Capital Times article - UW-Madison Study Suggests Asking Young People How to Attract Millennials

UW Study - Gaining and Maintaining Young People in Wisconsin Communities

May 7, 2018

#FighttheBite! DHS Encourages Residents to Take Action to Prevent Tick and Mosquito Bites

While many Wisconsin residents are more than ready to take advantage of the warmer weather and enjoy all the resources the state has to offer, the Department of Health Services (DHS) strongly encourages everyone to take care to avoid tick and mosquito bites.

Both ticks and mosquitoes can transmit various illnesses. Lyme disease, which is spread by ticks, and West Nile virus, which is transmitted by mosquitoes, account for most of the disease spread by ticks and mosquitoes in Wisconsin.

A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows Wisconsin among the top 20% of states reporting cases of tick-borne disease in the country. Wisconsin reported 4,299 cases of Lyme disease in 2017, the highest number reported in our state to date.

In addition, there were 51 human cases of West Nile virus reported in 2017, the highest number in Wisconsin since 2012. Certain dead birds can be an indication of West Nile virus in an area. DHS encourages anyone who finds a sick or dead bird to call the dead bird reporting hotline at 800-433-1610.

Many people consider ticks and mosquitoes to be an annoyance when they’re enjoying outdoor activities; however, both can make people sick . Yet, if people take simple precautions, they can enjoy the outdoors while avoiding serious illness.

Here are some things you can do to protect yourself from illnesses spread by mosquitoes and ticks:

 

ADRC - AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCES

This information has been moved and can be found under the Community - Links Tab at the top of the this page.

 

 

Dane County Library Service Bookmobile

 The Dane County Bookmobile invites children of all ages to check us out on   

Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 in

Brooklyn, at the gazebo

  For more information, call the Bookmobile office at 266-9297.

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 BROOKLYN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PAMPHLET

AVAILABLE AT CLERK'S OFFICE OR CLICK ON LINK ABOVE

 

 

 

VILLAGE CONSULTANTS

Assessor - Accurate Appraisal, LLC  800-770-3927

Building Inspector - David Geraths, General Engineering Company 608-697-7776

Zoning Administrator - Rob Roth 608-697-5857 or Addie Tamboli 608-617-5571

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