Town of Dunkirk, Wisconsin

Town Staff

The Town Board

The Town Board consists of Town Chairman, Supervisor I, and Supervisor II. Town Board members are the elected officials in charge of all Town decisions and actions not otherwise assigned to another Town committee, officer, or employee. The Town Board also has final responsibility for town decisions and actions concerning budget, spending, Town policy and ordinance enforcement.

Chairman Norman Monsen (608) 873-3853
Supervisor I Eric Quam (608) 873-3048
Supervisor II Ted Olson (608) 873-3171

Schedule

The Town Board regularly meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Meetings are held at the Dunkirk Town Hall, which is wheelchair accessible. The Town Board welcomes the public to its open meetings.

Notice

Notices of upcoming meetings are posted at least 24 hours prior to the meeting at the Dunkirk Town Hall, Harried U-pick-Umm Farm on County Highway N, and the Town brush site on Collins Road.  

Agendas and Minutes

Agendas for each meeting are posted outside the Town Hall at least 24 hours prior to the next Town Board meeting.

Town Board meeting agendas and minutes are listed below. The meeting minutes are available after they are approved at the following board meeting.

Additional Information

Please contact the Town Clerk Melanie Huchthausen at (608) 873-9177 or townofdunkirk@att.net in the following instances:

  • If you wish to be placed on the agenda for a future meeting.
  • If you are disabled and need assistance at the meeting.
  • If you have questions regarding town board meeting dates or the agenda.

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The Plan Commission

The Town Plan Commission consists of five appointed members responsible for reviewing petitions for land zoning changes and conditional use permits. The Town Plan Commission is an advisory body that makes recommendations to the Town Board. The Town Board makes final decisions about petitions.

Plan Commission and Town Board decisions are based on the Town of Dunkirk Comprehensive Land Use Plan. Copies of the Comprehensive Land use plan can be viewed digitally on this website. Printed copies may be viewed at the Dunkirk Town Hall, the Stoughton Public Library, and the Edgerton Public Library. Copies can be purchased from the Town Clerk.

Chairman Kent Falligant (608) 873-5730
Bill Delehanty (608) 877-9642
Sheldon Schieldt (608) 873-4071
                   Brett Olson (608) 873-4788

Schedule

The Dunkirk Plan Commission regularly meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Meetings are held at the Dunkirk Town Hall, 654 County Road N. The Plan Commission welcomes the public to its meetings.

Agendas and Minutes

Agendas for each meeting are posted outside the Town Hall at least 24 hours prior to the next Plan Commission meeting.

Plan Commission meeting agendas and minutes are listed below. Meeting minutes are available after they are approved at the subsequent meeting.

Additional Information

  • If you wish to be placed on the agenda for a future meeting, please contact Commission Chairman Kent Falligant at 608-873-5730.
  • If you are disabled and need assistance at the meeting, please contact the Town Clerk in advance.
  • For information about county regulations for land development, contact the Dane County Department of Planning and Development at 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Room 116, Madison, WI 53703 or 608-266-4251. The Department also has a website at www.countyofdane.com/plandev
  • If you need to petition the Plan Commission about a change, you can find petitioning process information here.

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The Town Clerk

The Town Clerk is the appointed official responsible for Town correspondence, elections, accounts payable, payroll, legal notices, and Town Hall rental, as well as Town Board meeting agendas and minutes.

Town Clerk Melanie Huchthausen (608) 873-9177

Contact

The Town Clerk is available in the Town Hall office on Mondays 2:00-5:00 p.m. At the office, she can be reached at (608) 873-9177 or townofdunkirk@att.net

Additional Information

Please contact the Town Clerk in the following instances:

  • If you wish to reserve the Town Hall for meetings or social events.
  • If you are disabled and need assistance at a Town meeting or in voting at an election.
  • If you are a voter who has not yet registered as a town resident.
  • If you wish to obtain an absentee voting ballot.

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The Town Constable

The Town Constable is responsible for enforcing Town ordinances and assisting with animal control.

Constable Greg Holte (608) 873-0381

The Town Constable may be reached at his home number or a message may be left for him at the Town Hall at (608) 873-9177 or townofdunkirk@att.net

Additional Information

  • Dogs are not allowed to run at large.
  • Unlicensed vehicles, junk or waste may not be stored within public view.
  • Open burning of construction material, garbage, trash, or materials not readily combustible is prohibited.
  • Local ordinances are complaint driven.

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The Town Treasurer

The Town Treasurer is an elected official responsible for mailing real estate and personal property tax billings, collection of the tax payments, and other incoming revenue as well as issuing dog licenses.

Treasurer Bonnie K. Smithback (608) 877-0456

Contact

The Town Treasurer may be reached at her home number or a message may be left for her at the Town Hall at (608) 873-9177 or townofdunkirk@att.net

Additional Information

  • All payments, whether for taxes, dog licenses, or other fees and charges should be made payable to Town of Dunkirk
  • First installment or payment in full for Real Estate taxes made by January 31 of each year are payable to the township and mailed to:
Bonnie K. Smithback, Treasurer
793 State Road 138 S
Stoughton, WI 53589
  • Second installment as well as delinquent real estate taxes are payable to:
Dane County Treasurer
P.O. Box 1299
Madison, Wisconsin 53701-1299

Contact the County Treasurer for delinquent amounts due at 266-4151

Personal Property taxes are due by January 31 and payable to Town of Dunkirk

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The Town Assessor

The Town Assessor assigns an assessed value to all taxable property within the Town to calculate property tax bills.

Assessor

Associated Appraisal Consultants
1314 W. College Avenue
P.O. Box 2111
Appleton, WI 54912-2111
Website: www.apraz.com
Phone: (800) 721-4157
Fax: (920) 731-4158
Email: Info@Apraz.com

Contact

Residents with assessment questions may directly contact Associated Appraisal Consultants at 1-800-721-4157.

Open Books

Open Books is an annual opportunity for town residents to review and question their property assessments. Open Books is held hosted by the Town Assessor over the course of one business day typically in May. Residents questioning their assessment will get a response from the Associated Appraisal Consultants within 24 to 48 hours.

Board of Review

The Town Board and Town Assessor hold one meeting 15 days after Open Books, during which town residents may appeal their tax assessments. During the appeal process, residents and the Town Assessor each present their evidence and the Town Board makes the final decision.

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