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!
Does your home need repairs? Would you like to purchase a home? USDA Rural Development has funding available
to purchase and repair homes in eligible rural communities. Interest rates range between 1-3.75%. Grants for repairs are also available to income eligible households over the age of 62. For more information,
contact USDA Rural Development at 715-345-7611.
Additional information is also available at www.rd.usda.gov/wi
USDA Rural Development is an equal opportunity provider, lender and employer.
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:
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Village of Brooklyn
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
#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:
- Use EPA-approved repellent(link is external) and apply according to label instructions.
- Wear light colored long-sleeved shirts and long pants.
- Use permethrin-treated clothing and gear.
- Take steps to control ticks on pets(link is external).
- Check for and safely remove ticks from family and pets.
- Take steps to control mosquitoes outside your home.
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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