2015 CCR Report

Chamber Dairy Breakfast

Spencer Chamber of Commerce Dairy Breakfast
When: Friday, June 17th
Where: Spencer Lions Shelter
Time: 5am to 10am

Trailblazer Event

Community Invited Potluck

When: Friday, August 5th at 5:30 pm
Where: Spencer Lions Shelter

The Trailblazers are coming to town. A group of vintage Trailblazer owners will be coming to Spencer to gather and camp at one of the original trailblazer sites.

The Trailblazer originated in Spencer during the late 50′s. In order to preserve the history of the Trailblazers, a group consisting of 260 members from across the country has formed. To learn more about the history of the Trailblazer and Spencer, join us for a slideshow presentation by Ron Draeger.

If you plan to attend, bring a dish to pass. Brats, burgers, and hot dogs will be available (free will donation). Any information, parts, and/or memorabilia would be welcome.

Village Wide Garage Sale Weekend

The Village wide garage sale will be held on August 4th, 5th, and 6th. Contact the Village by Friday, July 29th, with your address and dates of sale to be listed on the garage sale map.

Garage Sale Maps

2-16-16 Election-Photo ID Required

In Wisconsin, in order to cast your ballot, you need to provide Photo ID at the polls
Please Remember To Bring a Photo ID When You Vote
Acceptable Forms of ID for 2016 Elections
You can use any of these five IDs, even if they expired after November 4, 2014:
• A Wisconsin DOT-issued driver license, even if driving privileges are revoked or suspended
• A Wisconsin DOT-issued identification card
• A Wisconsin DOT-issued identification card or driver license without a photo issued under the religious exemption
• Military ID card issued by a U.S. uniformed service
• A U.S. passport book or card
You can use any of these IDs, but they must be unexpired:
• A certificate of naturalization that was issued not earlier than two years before the date of an election at which it is presented
• A driving receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days)
• An identification card receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days)
• An identification card issued by a federally recognized Indian tribe in Wisconsin
• A photo identification card issued by an accredited university, college or technical college in Wisconsin that contains the signature of student, the date the card was issued, and an expiration date no later than two years after date of issuance. Also, the university, college or technical college ID must be accompanied by a separate document that proves current enrollment such as an enrollment verification letter, class schedule, or tuition fee receipt.
• A citation or notice of intent to revoke or suspend a Wisconsin DOT-issued driver license that is dated within 60 days of the date of the election.
If you have any questions, please contact the Village at 715-659-5423

Invitation to Bid – Structure Razing

Click Here for project specifications.





Sealed Bids labeled “Residential Building Demolition” are due no later than Friday, October 16, 2015, at 4:00 p.m. at the office of the Village Clerk, 105 South Park Street, P.O. Box 360, Spencer, Wisconsin 54479, at which time the bids shall be publically opened and read for furnishing all labor, materials, equipment, etc. necessary and required to raze and demolish the residential building located at 706 West Clark Street, Spencer, Wisconsin and leave the property in a cleared, erosion-free, and dust-free manner.

A bid shall be accompanied by a certified check or bid bond in an amount not less than 5% of the maximum bid price, payable to the Village of Spencer, as a guarantee that the bidder, if his bid is accepted, shall execute and file the proper contract and 100% performance and payment bonds within 15 days after the Notice of Award.  In case the bidder fails to file such contract and required bonds, the check or bid bond shall be forfeited to the Village of Spencer as liquidated damages.

Specifications and required bid forms are available at the Village Clerk’s Office, 105 South Park Street, P.O. Box 360, Spencer, Wisconsin 54479 and on the Village of Spencer’s website: www.spencerwi.org.  The Village of Spencer reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids, to waive any informalities and to accept the bid(s) in any combination deemed most advantageous to the Village.

A MANDATORY pre-bid walk through will be held on Monday, October 12, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. local time at 706 West Clark Street, Spencer, Wisconsin.

Music in the Park

Two Wednesdays in August will exhibit music at Lions Park.  On August 19, the Concertina Band will be playing at 6:00 pm and on August 26, Magic Music will provide music at 6:30 pm.

Veterans Memorial Ribbon Cutting

The Village of Spencer will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly constructed Veterans Memorial on Sunday, July 20th 19th at 1:00 P.M. at the park on the corners of STH’s 13 and 98.

“This is such a wonderful opportunity to recognize our veterans past, present and future.  Being constructed on the corner of two state highways, this memorial has the opportunity to inspire thousands of people a day,” said Thaddeus Kubisiak, Village Administrator.

Donors have contributed in several ways.  Commemorative bricks were sold (and will continue to be sold) to honor past and present service members.  The commemorative bricks are sold at $100 apiece.  Donors are also recognized through the ‘Founding Donor’ program.  The names of each dornor will be inscribed on black granite.  These Founding Donor plaques will exhibit 4 incremental levels of contributions as well as an in-kind contribution plaque.

“This memorial will remind us to never forget those who have served this great country.  I am honored that this dream has become a reality,” said Jerry Wienke, a local resident and veteran who initiated this project.

Anyone interested in participating at the event or purchasing a brick may contact the Clerk’s Office at 715-659-5423 for more information.

Village Passes Resolution Urging State to Adopt Sustainable Solution on Road Funding

Date: 7-8-2015

Contact: Thaddeus Kubisiak – Administrator/Clerk/Treasurer

Spencer, WI – The Village Board of Spencer adopted Resolution 2015-05 at their meeting on Monday night to urge the Governor and Legislature to agree upon a sustainable funding solution for state and local road maintenance.  The resolution also states that for every month that state and local road repairs are deferred, the cost to the taxpayer increases over the long term.

Wisconsin is dependent upon its transportation and road system which play an important part in continued economic growth.  However according to the Local Government Institute of Wisconsin (LGI) 2014 report “Filling the Potholes: A New Look at Funding Local Transportation in Wisconsin,” the condition of Wisconsin’s highways is now in the bottom third of the country.  Municipal transportation spending has declined from $275 per capita in 2000 to $227 in 2012 according to the LGI.

“The levy limits imposed by the State do not allow local government to make up for the deterioration of State funding.  Wisconsin’s over-reliance on bonding has deteriorated the State’s segregated funding sources – the State gas tax and vehicle registration fees-which increasingly go to pay debt service rather than fund local transportation needs,” said Thaddeus Kubisiak.  This is significant because local government in Wisconsin is responsible for about 90% of the road miles in the State.

Wisconsin motorists pay significantly less than any of our neighboring states when you combine the annual cost of the state gas tax and vehicle registration fees.  The Village is urging the state to adopt a responsible level of bonding and user fees to adequately fund Wisconsin’s transportation system and prevent significant road deterioration over the next decade.

The Village is working with the League of Wisconsin Municipalities as part of the Transportation Investment Coalition to support the Governor and State Legislature to agree upon a sustainable solution for funding local roads in Wisconsin.