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Last updated April 30, 2019




The Village of Reeseville Board Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month beginning at 6:30pm. 
All Village Residents are encouraged to attend the first 15 minutes for public in-put. The Board Meeting Minutes from the preceding month are in our Newsletter.
Please remember, all meeting minutes are not official until approved by the Board at the following meeting.




PO BOX 273




Village Board Meeting is the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m.


COMMITTEES 2017-2018






Protection of Persons                
Property and Safety              

KERRY HORTON       Lee Brasch   Chris Abell


CHRIS BEHYMER               

920-927-6056    Lee Brasch Margaret Schmidt
Streets and Alleys      LEE BRASCH 920-927-3749         Jim Bublitz     Chris Behymer
Personal/Finance       JIM BUBLITZ         920-210-2827            Chris Behymer       Kerry Horton
Public Health and Welfare MARGARET SCHMIDT 920-927-3741     Chris Abell  Jim Bublitz
Public Property CHRIS ABELL 920-285-0285          Margaret Schmidt Kerry Horton

 Village Clerk/Treasurer/Utility Treasurer     Christine Abell   Email reesevilleclerk@gmail.com       Phone 608-575-3097

The Clerk-Treasurer, Christine Abell, is available Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm. Available in person by appointment only, please schedule one by calling, texting or emailing reesevilleclerk@gmail.com  or she can be reached at (608) 575-3097

Department of Public Works: Dean Ziegel  Phone 920-927-5243   EMERGENCY   920-927-5477



Reeseville News Letter and Website Editor   Noreane Ziegel   920-927-5477 Email  nziegel@charter.net

Building Inspector General Engineering Company  Phone 608-742-2169 Fax 608-742-2592




April 11, 2019


A duly convened meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Reeseville, Dodge County,

Wisconsin, was held in open session on April 11, 2019 and called to order by Village President, Brian Miller, at 6:30 p.m. The pledge of allegiance was recited.  The following Trustees were present, Chris Abell, Chris Behymer, Lee Brach, Jim Bublitz and Kerry Horton. Trustee Margaret Schmidt was absent. 


 Notice of this meeting was given to the public at least 24 hours prior to the meeting by posting the complete agenda at the Reeseville Village Hall, the Reeseville Post Office & the State Bank of Reeseville. 


            James Taylor was present for public comment. Mr. Taylor would like to tear down his existing garage and asked the Board for a variance since the mandated setbacks are not feasible for his property lot size. Water runoff has caused extensive damage to the current garage structure and foundation. Mr. Taylor was advised to fill out an application and contact the Clerk-Treasurer to setup a hearing.  


            The consent agenda was approved on a motion by Jim Bublitz and seconded by Chris Behymer. Motion carried. The consent agenda included approval of the minutes of the previous regular meeting, the general fund treasury report and the utility treasurer’s report. 


            Police Chief Bahr was present to give the monthly police department report. There were nine traffic warnings and one citation for the month. The calls for service included a retail theft complaint, a vehicle lockout, a warrant apprehension, a red tagged car on the street and a welfare check. There was no further discussion.


            Fire Chief Gay was present to give the monthly fire department report. The department had one fire call on March 27th in their first due area, for a hog barn fire. Thanks to a quick knock down of the fire, no hogs were lost. The next BINGO is on Sunday, April 14th. The fire department now has a flat bottom boat, which is owned by the Dodge County Fire Chief’s Association. The boat will be used for water rescues and training. Chief Gay stated that there have been a few meetings at the County level and a study is being done regarding EMS due to short staffing. They’re looking into merging all of the EMS departments in the County, into one County ran EMS service. There has also been some talk of merging fire departments for the same reason starting with the smaller departments, if that happens, the Village would no longer have a say or be in control of how the fire department is run or the amount of money to be budgeted towards it. Currently, the municipalities served by the Reeseville, Clyman and Lowell Fire Departments are discussing options of merging the fire departments, to avoid the possibility of being taken over by the County. 


            A revised Lock Box Ordinance was presented for the Board to review. Presently, both CJ Haase Veterinary Clinic and the State Bank of Reeseville have installation extensions until the revised ordinance is passed. Chris Abell is still waiting to hear back from the DEA in regard to the veterinary clinic. Kerry Horton asked to table the adoption of the ordinance until the DEA has responded.  Discussion was tabled.


         There was no report for the First Responders available.


            Paul Scharfman was present on behalf of Specialty Cheese Company. Paul stated that Specialty Cheese will be sponsoring the first annual Reeseville Art and Music Festival on June 23rd, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., hosted by the Lakeside 4-H group. Eric & Sandy Salmi were present to give additional details on the event. The 4-H group will be selling brats, hamburgers, hotdogs, soda and water and are encouraging local artistic talent to come and help build the image of the community. The Reeseville Fire Department will have trucks at the event and the Dodge County Sherriff’s Department may also make an appearance, possibly with the K-9 unit. Eric noted that they normally have a fundraiser by selling brats during the community wide rummage sale, but sales have been declining. The kids would like to give back to the community by promoting businesses and the first responders. Eric asked if any permits would need to be obtained for the event. The Clerk-Treasurer noted that no permits were needed unless there were going to be alcohol sales and Eric was asked if the Community Center was aware of the event. Eric stated that there will be no alcohol sales and the Community Center has been booked for the event and the Recreation Department also noted that they will not have games that day. Paul Scharfman thanked Eric & Sandy Salmi and Cheryl Goodrich for all the work they’ve put into creating the event. 


            Paul discussed the expansion plans for Specialty Cheese. Paul and Jim Schwartz recently met with the Finance & Personnel Committee to discuss purchasing the former Nature Center land. Paul would like to make a formal offer, but he would also like additional information on the land and rezoning. Paul noted that a CSM (Certified Survey Map) of his property mandates a setback of 67 feet from the road right of way, off County Highway G. Paul will be formally requesting a variance for 30 feet from County Road G and six feet on all the other sides of the building. The southern expansion will begin in June or July of this year. 


            The Library Director was absent, but a report for March was available for the Board to review. There were no further comments.


            The 2018 Consumer Confidence Report for the water system, was reviewed by the Board. Dean Ziegel discussed the report in detail and stated that there no violations have been found. The Board thanked Dean for all of his hard work in maintaining the utilities at such a high standard. Dean also gave an update on the utilities for the month and they are running well, there were two minor incidents in which have been resolved. The bid opening, for the sewer plant rehabilitation, will be done on May 3rd at 2:00 p.m. 


            A quote for a generator at the Prairie Street lift station was reviewed. The quote came in at $27,120.00 and it was suggested to go with the Generac brand, which is the brand the Village used for the other generators. Motion by Lee Brasch and seconded by Chris Behymer to approve the purchase and send the project out for bid. Motion carried. 


            Dean Ziegel gave un update on the streets and alleys. The majority of the streets were cleaned on April 10th and the remaining streets will be done on April 12th, weather permitting. It was also noted that the potholes will be fixed within the next month and brush collection has begun. 


            The Board reviewed a memorandum from DesignTech Engineering, LLC in regard to the drainage district assessment. A motion by Jim Bublitz and seconded by Chris Abell to pay $1,000.00 toward the September 2018 assessment and to have the engineering company research the property owners for all parcels listed on the assessment as Village owned. Motion carried. 


      It was brought to the Boards attention that Bonita Gibson has resigned from the Election Board.

Her term expires on 12/31/2019 and discussion was had on what to do with the remaining term. Brian Miller stated that a few people have approached him and are interested in becoming a poll worker. The Clerk-Treasurer requested hiring three people. Preferably, the vacant position will have a split shift with two people and the third person would be “on call” for larger elections, to help with voter registration. Previously, all three Election Board members were trained and certified as Chief Inspectors. The ClerkTreasurer requested that one of the new workers be trained and certified as a Chief Inspector, to replace Bonita on the Election Board. The remaining term will not need to be filled, since there will not be any elections the rest of the year. Discussion was tabled. 


  The Public Health and Welfare Committee presented Ordinance A-118, “An Ordinance to Create Title 11, Chapter 7 “Regulation of Lewd and Sexually Explicit Conduct” of the Code of Ordinances of the Village of Reeseville”, for adoption. Motion by Jim Bublitz and seconded by Kerry Horton to adopt Ordinance A-118. Motion carried. 

        Discussion on the “Discharge of Clear Waters” ordinance was tabled.


            Police Chief Bahr gave a brief update on the property maintenance issues. Property checks and notices are still being made, however, there was nothing new to report. 


 Dean Ziegel noted that the water lines will not be hooked up at the baseball diamonds, until the weather is consistently warmer. 


            Kerry Horton gave an update on the Community Center. Leroy Meats has stated that they will be willing to do future fish fries and that they are willing to work with a smaller turnout due to the size of the community. A fish fry is scheduled for November 2019 and four other dates have been setup for 2020.


        There was nothing to report on the Recreation Department. 


            The Clerk-Treasurer read off the Spring Election results from April 2nd. The results for Village President are as follows; Brian Miller with 81 votes and Margaret Schmidt with 66 votes. Brian Miller won the seat. The results for Village Board Trustee are as follows; Cheryl Goodrich with 99 votes, Jim Bublitz with 96 votes and Dave Snow (as write-in) with 41 votes.  Cheryl, Jim & Dave won their seat. Brian Miller congratulated Cheryl, Jim and Dave and he thanked Margaret Schmidt and Lee Brasch for all of their years of service to the community. 


          The board discussed future agenda items.




The following bills were reviewed by the Board:


BCN Telecom





WI Dept of Revenue



WI Dept of Revenue


United States Treasury



Ziegel, Dean


Abell, Christine



Abell, Christine


Abell, Christine



Abell, Christopher


Berkevich, Thomas



Zechzer, Benjamin


Abell, Christopher



Bublitz, James


Woldt, Justin



Miescher, Michael


Gay, Nicholas



Beal, Denise


Kromm, Darrell



Harmsen, Derek


Van Erem, James



Bahr, Scott


Gebhardt, Terrence



Galvan, Elaine


Didion, Ellen



Westphal, Janet


Kromm, Kay



Loewen, Laurie


Ziegel, Dean



Advanced Disposal


Baker & Taylor



Cardmember Services


Christine Abell



Dodge County Highway


Dodgeland School District



Environmental Specialists


GFC Leasing



Ingram Library Services


Joan Beal



Joan Dykstra


John’s Fire Protection



Kay Kromm





Municipal Law & Litigation Group


Phyllis Schulz



R&R Insurance


Reeseville Fire Department



Reeseville Water & Sewer Utilities


Ryan’s Auto Care








US Cellular


US Cellular



US Cellular





John Deere Financial


Zechzer Excavating



Christopher Abell


Cardmember Services



United Laboratories







Water Utility



Sewer Utility


Associated Bank



Dean Ziegel


Dean Ziegel



L.V. Laboratories


Midwest General Repair



O’Connor, Wells & Vander Werff, LLC


O’Connor, Wells & Vander Werff, LLC



St. of WI Env. Improvement Fund


St. of WI Env. Improvement Fund





Village of Reeseville



Village of Reeseville







WI State Lab of Hygiene



Water Essentials



 Motion by Jim Bublitz and seconded by Chris Behymer that the bills be approved and the ClerkTreasurer be instructed to draw orders for same.  Motion carried.


      Motion by Lee Brasch and seconded by Jim Bublitz to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m.          Christine Abell, Clerk-Treasurer







DOG LICENSE APPLICATION                                                                           Village of Reeseville

Owner Name_________________________________________                              206 S. Main Street

Street Address_______________________________________                                    P O Box 426

Mailing Address_____________________________________                             Reeseville, WI  53579

Phone #:____________________________________________                             Phone: 608-575-3097                      

Email Address: _______________________________________       

License Fees (Valid January 1 to December 31)


$10.00 x_______= $_________


NOT Neutered/Spayed

$15.00 x_______= $_________

**Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope,
to return your tag(s).**

Additional Dog Fee (Per dog over 2)

$25.00 x_______= $_________


Late Fee (after March 31)

$25.00 x_______= $_________


(Separate Check from taxes and utility bills)

Amount Paid             $_________



                            Check Payable to:  "Village of Reeseville"         Cash/Check # ____________

Attach copy of Rabies Certificate

Attach copy proof of spayed/neutered

Attach copy of Rabies Certificate Attach copy proof of spayed/neutered


Attach copy of Rabies Certificate


Attach copy of spay/neuter


Sign "Additional Dog Agreement" on the reverse side if you have 3 or more dogs.




Name of Dog_________________________________

Name of Dog___________________________ Name of Dog_________________________


Breed_________________________________ Breed_______________________________


Color_________________________________ Color_______________________________

Rabies Vac. Date_____________________________

Rabies Vac. Date________________________  Rabies Vac. Date_____________________

Expiration Date_______________________________

Expiration Date_________________________ Expiration Date_______________________

Vet or Clinic Name____________________________

Vet or Clinic Name______________________ Vet or Clinic Name____________________

Check one:Male

Neutered Male Female

Spayed Female

Check one:Male                                                   One-male                       

Neutered Male                                          Neutered Male

Female                                                      Female

Spayed Female                                         Spayed Female



License No________________________

License No________________________                License No________________________

Date _____________________________

Date _____________________________               Date _____________________________






Additional Dog Agreement


Village of Reeseville Code of Ordinances, Section 7-1



I, ____________________________residing at ______________________________________, 

                                           Name                                                                                                      Address

 In the Village of Reeseville, hereby acknowledge that I am aware of the Village of 

Reeseville’s Municipal Code, limiting the number of dogs allowed per household, to two (2).  As a result of owning or keeping more than two (2) dogs on the premises at the address 

above, I, _________________________, agree that if two (2) formal written nuisance complaints 


caused by or related to the dogs at the above premises, is received by the Reeseville Police Department within a four (4) week period, I must immediately reduce the number of dogs on the premises to two (2). 


__________________________________     _______________

Signature                                                          Date

 Tag Numbers Issued: ________ ________ ________ ________ 


In addition to the applicable license fee for each dog, an additional fee of $25.00 per additional dog will be charged for the third and all subsequent licenses issued per household.


Total Additional Fee: $25.00 times #_____ additional dogs =   $__________ 


                                            Plus Regular Dog License Fees = $___________


          Total Amount due $__________ 


 Make Check Payable to: Village of Reeseville



                     For Office Use Only:                                                                                                                                                   



Cash $____________OR Check #_____________     Date: ________________





Owner Name_________________________________________

Street Address_______________________________________

Mailing Address_____________________________________

Phone #:____________________________________________

Email Address:_______________________________________        

*Maximum of 4 Total Fowl Per Household*

License Fees (Valid January 1st to December 31st)

Type of Fowl:

Number of Fowl:


License Fee for Total Fowl:
Village of Reeseville
206 S. Main Street P O Box 426
Reeseville, WI  53579

Phone: (608) 575-3097                          

ATTN:  Village Treasurer


Check Payable to:  "Village of Reeseville"  (Separate check from taxes and utility bills)

Check #:Date:

*Please send a stamped self-return envelope with your application.

By signing below, I agree to abide by the Village's ordinance pertaining to the Keeping of Fowl (Sec. 7-1- 6(i) KEEPING OF FOWL).

I agree to own a maximum of four hens or ducks and understand that roosters & drakes are prohibited. 

A copy of the full ordinance can be obtained by contacting the Village Clerk, (608)575-3097.

                    Signature:                                                                                                 Date:

For Office Use Only:

License Number:







The Village Clerk would like to remind all residents that they now need a photo ID to vote.   If you have not voted in the last two years your voter registration
may no longer be active and you may need to re-register.  You can check you voter registration by go to http://myvote.wi.gov/


The following are the main photo IDs that are acceptable for voting purposes.

o A Wisconsin DOT-issued driver license

o A Wisconsin DOT-issued identification card

o Military ID card issued by the U.S. Uniformed Services

o A U.S. passport book or card

If you have not voted before you will also have to register and provide proof of residence.


All Proof of Residence documents must include the voter’s name and current residential


o A current and valid State of Wisconsin Driver License or State ID card.

o Any other official identification card or license issued by a Wisconsin governmental body or unit.

o Any identification card issued by an employer in the normal course of business and bearing a photo of the card holder, but not including a business card.

o A real estate tax bill or receipt for the current year or the year preceding the date of the election.

o A university, college, or technical college identification card (must include photo) ONLY if the voter provides a fee receipt dated within the last 9 months or the institution provides a certified housing list,
that indicates citizenship, to the municipal clerk.

o A gas, electric, or telephone service statement (utility bill) for the period commencing no earlier than 90 days before registration.

o Bank statement.

o Paycheck or paystub.

o A check or other document issued by a unit of government.

o A letter on public or private social service agency letterhead identifying a homeless voter and describing the individual’s residence for voting purposes.

o Residential lease that is effective on date of registration.

You can also register prior to the election.  If you need additional information or want to check your registration you can also contact the Village Clerk at 927-5785.



 – Separate check required

     Tax bills, water bills and dog licenses must be paid by separate checks.

     Receipts are automatically issued only for in-person payments at the State Bank of Reeseville, Reeseville office only – You must have your parcel ID# which begins with 177, or your tax bill.

     If paying by mail, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you would like a receipt.

     Checks from mortgage companies payable to the Village and the property owner(s) must be signed by all parties before being presented to the Village for payment.

     Any tax refunds could take up to two weeks to process.


 Real Estate and Personal Property taxes are due in full or half by January 31st.   If making your second half payment to Dodge County in July and want a receipt, you must include a stamped self-addressed envelope.


1)    Send your tax payment to Village of Reeseville Treasurer, PO Box 273 – Reeseville, WI 

    53579.  You must include a stamped self-addressed envelope if you want a receipt.

2)    Pay in person at the State Bank of Reeseville – 203 S Main Street – (Reeseville office only). 

    They will provide you with a receipt at time of payment. You must have your parcel ID#.

3)    Or by credit card. A processing fee applies to credit card payments.  To use this service call 1-888-604-7888 for the 24 hr. Call Center. 

4) For taxes use https://govpaynow.comgps/user/plc/a000aj and put in the PLC# for Property Taxes


1) For Sewer and Water Bills go to https://govpaynow.comgps/user/plc/a000ai 

2) Payments may also be made at PO Box 426, Reeseville, WI 53579

3) Or drop payments in the locked box in fromt of the Village Hall 



 --Separate check from water & sewer and tax payment required!

 Dogs five months of age or older must be licensed each year.  Existing licenses expire December 31.  If a dog is not licensed before March 31, a late fee of $25.00 will be charged and a municipal citation may be issued.

 To license your dog(s):

 1.    Complete the dog license application.

 2.    Include copy of rabies vaccination certificate for each dog. This information is not on file.

 3.    Cash or check made payable to the Village of Reeseville.  License fees are:

 $10 if spayed/neutered, $15.00 if unaltered. 

 4.    If you are mailing the above to PO Box 426, you must include a stamped self-addressed envelope for me to return your certificate and your dog tag(s).

 5.    If you are putting this information in the night deposit box located in front of Village Hall – 206 N. Main St., you may put all the information in the stamped self-addressed envelope – no need for two envelopes

  Reminder:  If you pay your water and sewer bill at State Bank of Reeseville

 - no cash payments  - thank you






Information Provided by the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board


There is not a separate "Voter ID" card. There are many forms of Photo ID, which you may already have, that can be used to vote.

Anyone with a valid Wisconsin driver license or Wisconsin state ID card, or any of the documents listed below, already has the photo ID they need for voting purposes.


The following photo IDs are acceptable for voting purposes, and can be unexpired or expired after the date of the most recent general election (currently, the November 4, 2014 election):

o    A Wisconsin DOT-issued driver license, even if driving privileges are revoked or suspended

o    A Wisconsin DOT-issued identification card

o    Military ID card issued by the U.S. Uniformed Services

o    A U.S. passport book or card

The following photo IDs are also acceptable for voting purposes:

o    A certificate of naturalization (that was issued not earlier than two years before the date of the election)

o    An identification card issued by a federally recognized Indian tribe in Wisconsin

o    A driver license receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days from date issued)

o    An identification card receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days from date issued)

o A photo identification card issued by a Wisconsin accredited university or college, or technical college that contains the following:

-Date the card was issued

-Signature of student

-Expiration date no later than two years after date of issuance

- The university or college ID must be accompanied by a separate document that proves enrollment, such as a tuition fee receipt, enrollment verification letter, or class schedule


o Elector's Photograph

The photograph must reasonably resemble the elector

o Elector's Name

The elector's name must conform to the name on their voter registration; conform does not mean that the name must be identical to the name on the voter registration

o An Expiration

If the ID has an expiration date, it must meet the expiration requirements listed above

An acceptable Photo ID for voting does not have to include a current address.


For detailed information about the Voter Photo ID law, visit bringit.wi.gov.

For other information on the Government Accountability Board, visit http://gab.wi.gov
 or call the G.A.B. Help Desk at 1-866-VOTE-WIS or 608-261-2028.


Information Provided by the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board


Yes. The following photo IDs are NOT acceptable for voting purposes:

o    A Military Veteran Affairs ID

o    A State or Federal government employee IDs

o    An out-of-state driver license or identification card

o    An employment IDs

o    A membership or organization ID

o    A Certificates of Citizenship



Yes. The following documents, which do not contain a photo, can be used for voting purposes :

o A citation or notice of intent to revoke or suspend a driver license, which is dated within 60 days of the date of the election. If your driver license has been taken away by law enforcement or a court, you may present written documentation of that fact in order to vote without your photo ID

o A State of Wisconsin, DOT issued, identification card without a photo, issued to those electors with a religious objection to being photographed



Yes. The following electors do NOT need to provide a Photo ID:

o Confidential electors are always exempt from Photo ID requirements. Confidential electors have applied for this status with their municipal clerk, and have presented a court order, a letter from law enforcement, a letter from the staff of a domestic abuse shelter, or the staff of an agency assisting victims of domestic abuse

o Active Military and Permanent Overseas voters are not required to provide a Photo ID when they vote by absentee ballot, but if they vote in-person, they must present Photo ID

o Indefinitely confined voters and voters in special care facilities can provide a witness signature on their absentee ballot certificate envelope in substitute for showing Photo ID; if they vote in- person, they must present a Photo ID

For detailed information about the Voter Photo ID law, visit bringit.wi.gov. For other information on the Government Accountability Board, visit http://gab.wi.gov or call the G.A.B. Help Desk at 1-866-VOTE-WIS or 608-261-2028