Part Time Position Available – Clerk/Treasurer

The Town of Jacksonport is seeking applications for the part time position of Town Clerk/Treasurer. Average 20 hour work week. Salary plus meeting per-diems.



  1. A) Education: Associate degree in business, human resources, or accounting OR comparable work experience in one of these areas is required.
  2. B) Valid Wisconsin Driver’s License. Must be bondable.
  3. C) Experience:
  • Three to five years of experience in financial management, budget preparation, accounting, personnel, or administration.
  • Working knowledge of government budgeting, finance, public relations preferred.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills.
  • Working knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel required. Working knowledge of QuickBooks a plus.


A complete job description is available here: Job Duties – Clerk Treasurer


Please submit a current resume with a cover letter summarizing experience, along with the contact information for three work related references to:


Elissa Taylor, Town Clerk

Town of Jacksonport

3365 CTY V

Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235


The deadline for submitting your resume and cover letter is August 21st, 2017. Expected start date in the position would be October 1, 2017.


Leadership Committee Meeting Next Tuesday, July 11th at 7PM

The Town held two Leadership Committee meetings in 2016 and the Board feels they were valuable in obtaining feedback and fostering cooperation. In my opinion, it was a very useful to see representatives from all the groups, clubs and committees in the Town talking together. The Plan Commission urged the Board to continue those meetings and the next meeting is scheduled for July 11 at 7:00 pm at the Town Hall.


The purpose of this meeting is to share information, goals and problems. I hope the groups make brief presentations covering the discussion topics below:


1.            Projects or programs that the group is engaged in or planning to do.

2.            Issues or problems the group is facing.

3.            What do you need from the Town Board or other key stakeholders to be successful?


The Board believes that sharing this type of information will expose the community groups to the full range of current activities and new projects being planned for the Town. The benefit of this type of meeting is to improve communications between the various groups.


Please consider inviting the other members of your board or general membership to attend the meeting. Thank you again for participating. Please let Elissa Taylor know if you or your members will be attending the meeting.


Robert Kufrin


July Plan Commission Meeting is Cancelled

The Plan Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, July 10, 2017 has been cancelled. The next Plan Commission meeting will be held in August. Please check the website calendar.

Audio of the Town Board Meetings

Going forward, audio files of the Town Board meetings will be made available the following morning. Be sure to visit the website and go to Agendas and Minutes.

SJNA Annual Meeting and Phragmites Update

The Shores of Jacksonport Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday July 1st at 8 a.m. at the Jacksonport Town Hall. We hope to see all shore residents and those living across the road from the shore at this meeting.  There will be an up date on what is happening on the shore.

The Town of Jacksonport has established a very simple Phragmites program and has reduced the Phragmites on our beaches to about 3% of what they once were. This year will be a real test as we have had an unusual amount of rain and many old canes washing up, the question is what will happen? We are asking that a membership dues of $25 be paid to the S.J.N.A. by all shore residents and those living across the road, and sent to Eric Wickstrom , 6706 Memorial Dr., Egg Harbor, WI. 54209 or it can be paid at the meeting. We  encourage all town residents to send a donation of at least $20. ( note Phragmites project) to the Town of Jacksonport,  3365 County Road  V, Sturgeon Bay, WI. 54235 to support the Invasive Species Projects.  You may also sign up for the Propane Group at this meeting. Phragmites are not just a shore problem they are found in the ditches throughout the township, in wetlands inland, around Kangaroo Lake and Clark Lake, which is currently being helped by a Ridges Grant, and have been found in wooded land growing to 15 ft., and in a quarry. Volunteer walkers will be walking the beaches the last 2 weeks of July to spot and DCIST will map the Phragmites for spraying in early fall. We ask all residents to monitor their property and report all Phragmites to Randy Halstead Town Chairman  920-823-2303 or Jo Wahlen 920-823-2032 co – ordinator  for this project who work with Kari Hagenow Of DCIST and Krista Lutzke from Soil and Water. Self reporting has a huge impact on this project. We are also asking shore owners NOT TO MOW after July 4th below the high watermark, which is  marked with iron stakes, so that the Phragmites can be easily spotted. When mowed they travel underground to your neighbor’s. Much of the land from the Ridges North has been named a Ramsar Site which has been designated as wetlands of International Importance. This land is recognized as being of significant value not only for the country in which it is located, but for humanity as a whole. Let us do our part to keep this county pristine.

Board of Review 06262017

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Review for the Town of Jacksonport of Door County shall hold its first meeting on Monday, June 26, 2017 beginning at 4PM to, at least, 6PM at the Jacksonport Town Hall.

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 view such property.

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 Board.

No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone or contest the amount of 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 because the person has been granted a waiver of the 48-hour notice of an intent to file a written objection by appearing before the Board during the first two hours of the meeting and showing good cause for failure to meet the 48-hour notice requirement and files a written objection, that the person provides to the Clerk of the Board of Review notice as to whether the person will ask for removal of any Board members and, if so, which member will be removed and the person’s reasonable estimate of the length of time that the hearing will take.

When appearing before the Board, the 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 subject or object to a valuation; if that valuation was made by the Assessor or the Objector using the income method; unless the person supplies the Assessor all of the information about income and expenses, as specified in the manual under Sec. 73.03(2a), that the Assessor requests. The Town of Jacksonport has an ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided to the Assessor under this paragraph which provides exemptions for persons using information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or of the duties of their office or by order of a court. The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determined that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under Section 19.35(1) of Wis. Statues.

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 disability. No other persons may testify by telephone.

Respectfully submitted,

Town of Jacksonport, Elissa Taylor, Clerk


Notice of Open Book

Open Book

Town of Jacksonport



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the assessment rolls will be open for examination by taxpayers in the Jacksonport Town Hall on Tuesday, June 6th from 5:30 PM to at least 7:30 PM. Instructional material about the assessment, how to file an objection, and Board of Review procedures under law will be available at that time. If you would like to discuss your assessment, please call ahead for an appointment to Action Appraisers at 920-766-7323.

Board of Review will be held on June 26th from 4 PM to 6PM. Notice of Board of Review will be published in the local paper not more than 20 days ahead.

Respectfully submitted this 22nd day of May, 2017.

Elissa Taylor, Town Clerk

Town of Jacksonport

Parks Committee Workday


Jacksonport Parks Committee Workday

Saturday, May 20, 2017 beginning at 9AM

The committee is planning a spring cleanup. Tasks already on the list include these:


Straighten and stabilize existing boardwalk

Remove metal poles and string around protected beach grass

Install small signs or other obstructions to foot traffic on beach grass

Minor trimming near the lakefront – no bush or tree removal


Posted: May 17, 2017                Elissa Taylor, Town Clerk



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A majority of Jacksonport Town Board members may be in attendance to provide or obtain information; however, this meeting is solely for educational purposes and no formal business of the Jacksonport Town Board will be conducted.


Notice of RPC Meeting – Lauritzen Rezoning Request

A public hearing will be held by the Door County Resource Planning Committee on Thursday, May 18, 2017 in the Chambers Room of the Door County Government Center at 421 Nebraska Street, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235. The hearing will begin at 2:00 PM to give consideration to the following matter:




Cherie Lauritzen; rezone a vacant 21.2 acre parcel from Estate (ES) to Mixed use Commercial (MC) for the purpose of establishing campground and retail store on the property; parcel is located west of STH 57 and north of Bagnall Road.



Chairperson: Randy Halstead

Clerk: Elissa Taylor


Posted: May 12, 2017



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Public Notice



It is possible that members of and possibly a quorum of members of other committees and governmental bodies of the Town of Jacksonport may be in attendance at the above-stated meeting to gather or provide information; no action will be taken by any committee or governmental body at the above-stated meeting other than the governmental body specifically referred to above in this notice.


Parks Committee Tour 05152017



The Jacksonport Parks Committee will meet at Appliance Avenue, 938 Egg Harbor Road, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 at 5PM on Monday, May 15, 2017 to begin a tour of restroom facilities built by three different construction companies up for consideration on the Lakeside Park project.


A majority of Jacksonport Town Board and Parks Committee members may be in attendance to provide or obtain information; however, this meeting is solely for educational purposes and no formal business of the Jacksonport Town Board and/or the Park’s Committee will be conducted.


Chairperson: Dawn Craig


Posted: May 12, 2017



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