Incorporate Lisbon 2020

You may already know that the Town of Lisbon has begun the process of incorporating into a village. Click the button to learn more.

WHAT IS MUNICIPAL INCORPORATION?

Municipal incorporation is the process of creating new villages and cities from town territory. It is regulated by State of Wisconsin Statutes. The Town of Lisbon would become the Village of Lisbon.

What Are the Next Steps?

The Town needs to obtain two Cooperative Border Agreements with neighboring villages, which we have been working through with Merton and Lannon.  The agreement with Merton and Lannon have been approved by all three municipalities and submitted to the Wisconsin Department of Administration for review and approval.

Lisbon-Merton Border Agreement Updates:

Click here to view the YouTube videos from the November 6, 2019 DOA Lisbon-Merton Border Agreement Public Hearing.   There is a 10 day window for anyone to submit comments to the DOA for or against the Border Agreement. Comments may be submitted by Monday, November 18, 2019. Please email them to wimunicipalboundaryreview@wi.gov and either “cc” or forward your email to the Town Administrator, ggresch@townoflisbonwi.com.

Click here to view the full set of documents submitted to the DOA for review.

Lisbon-Lannon Border Agreement Updates:

The Lisbon-Lannon Border Agreement was delivered to the DOA on Friday, November 1, 2019.  Per the statutory timeline, anyone may request a public hearing with the DOA by Monday, November 11.  We received notice on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 that the Village of Sussex requested a public hearing.  Details will be posted as soon as the DOA finalizes them.

Click here to view the full set of documents submitted to the DOA for review.

If/when the DOA approves both agreements, the Town would schedule a special referendum election.  The date is to be determined.

If the Town of Lisbon Does Not Incorporate and Become a Village…

The Town will lose area due to annexations by surrounding municipalities.  Annexation erodes the Town’s tax base.  When vacant town lands are annexed by an adjacent municipality, the town loses value, while the annexing city or village benefits from current assessed values and value of future development.  When a town loses value, it must spread out the same amount of property taxes among everyone else left in the town.  Your slice of the “tax pie” would get a little bigger.  In order to preserve the tax base in the lands we have in the Town, we need to incorporate.

It Boils Down to This

Development is inevitable and if the Town doesn’t secure its borders, we will lose valuable land, whether it is valuable now or would be in the future.

Chairman:
Name: Joe Osterman
Phone: 246-6100 ext. 1200

Supervisor #1:
Name: Tedia Gamiño
Phone: 246-6100 ext. 1201

Supervisor #2:
Name: Marc Moonen
Phone: 246-6100 ext. 1202

Supervisor #3:
Name: Linda Beal
Phone: 246-6100 ext. 1203

Supervisor #4:
Name: Becky Plotecher
Phone: 246-6100 ext. 1204

Administrator:
Name: Gina Gresch
Phone: 246-6100 ext. 1003

Clerk:
Name: Dan Green
Phone: 246-6100 ext. 1004

Contact Us

WHERE CAN I FIND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING INCORPORATION?

Website:
incorporatelisbon2020.com

Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/lisbonwi

Department of Administration:
https://doa.wi.gov/Pages/LocalGovtsGrants/Incorporation.aspx

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