Big Flats, Wisconsin
   Big Flats, Wisconsin

Welcome to the official website of the Town of Big Flats.

The unincorporated community of Big Flats is located near the center of Wisconsin in northern Adams County on Highway 13 between Wisconsin Rapids and Adams and Friendship. The population was 1,018 at the 2010 census. Big Flats has three trout streams including the Big Roche-a-Cri Creek, three major rock formations including Rabbit Rock Wayside Park, ATV and snowmobile routes, and hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities. The Town of Big Flats wishes to preserve our most valuable resources of woods, water, wildlife, and family traditions in harmony with our rural lifestyle.

Town of Big Flats 2020 Survey Results on Community Page

Big Flats is Zoned: New construction or changes in land use (including the placement of a mobile home) require a Land Use Permit from the town before proceeding. Please see Ordinances and Forms and Applications for necessary information.

Advertisement for Town Clerk & Town Treasurer Positions

 

The Town of Big Flats is accepting applications for the following Part-Time positions:

 

Town Clerk:

Position is responsible for all office duties of the township including Accounts Payable, Payroll, accurate record keeping, balancing and reporting, answering phones, oversight of elections, website updates.  Applicants experience must include prior office experience; strong customer service; excellent attention to detail; proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel and knowledge of Quick Books.  A flexible schedule is needed for training, meetings, workshops, and seminars.  Knowledge of Township operations is a plus. Must be able to pass a background check.  Flexible schedule approximately 20 hours/wk.

 

Town Treasurer:

Position is responsible for accurately recording all incoming funds, processing real estate tax payments, verifying outgoing payments and balancing records.  Applicants experience must include prior office experience, experience in Word and Excel and knowledge of accounting principles.  A flexible schedule is needed for training, meetings, workshops and seminars.  Must be able to pass a background check.  Flexible schedule approximately 5 – 10 hours/wk (More during tax season).

 

Deadline to apply is January 31st, 2023.

 

Please submit a cover letter, resume and 3 references to: 

Mark Reed, Town Chair, 1104 County Rd. C, Arkdale, WI  54613

Town of Big Flats

Transfer Site Hours of Operation

Summer Hours as of April 1, 2021: Sat. 10am-2pm, Sun. Closed, Mon. & Wed. 1-7pm.  

Drop off garbage and recyclables open only to Big Flats property owners with a valid site pass.  All garbage must be in a clear or white bag. Please display your pass in your dash, if you do not have a dump pass, please contact the Town Clerk by email at clerk@bigflatswi.com, or call 608-547-1864. Replacement cost is $10. CONSTRUCTION DUMPSTERS HAVE BEEN REMOVED. NO TV'S, MATTRESSES OR TIRES

Daylight Saving Hours (winter) starting Nov. 7, 2021Sat. 10a-2pm, Sun. 10a-2pm. 

Town Board Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 6 pm at the Big Flats town hall.

Big Flats Town Officials

Board Chair: Mark Reed (608-212-1413);  chair@bigflatswi.com

Supervisor I: Dale Kipfer (608-474-0990) Highway Dept.;  supervisor1@bigflatswi.com

Supervisor II: Mike Clark (608-403-7549) Transfer Site;  supervisor2@bigflatswi.com

Town Clerk: Mary O'Neil (608-547-1864)  Records;  clerk@bigflatswi.com

Treasurer: Marge Reed (608-564-2601) Taxes/Special Assessments;  treasurer@bigflatswi.com

Fire Chief: Dick Meyers (608-474-0177)

Zoning Administrator: Jay Jocham (608-403-7714); zoning@bigflatswi.com

Plan Commission Chair - Wendy Goerke

Nuisance Committee Chair - Kris Cruise (608-403-8331)

Assessor: Jake Baumbach, Associated Appraisal, Inc. PO Box 440 Greenville, WI 54942 

(920-749-1995) email: info@apraz.com

 

Please feel free to call the Highway Dept. directly for down trees, road flooding, anything that needs to be addressed immediately @ 608-547-1864 or Dale Kipfer @ 608-474-0990 and leave a message, please leave a return call number as well.

 

Please direct tax related questions to, Marge Reed the Town Treasurer.  Special Assessment requests can be emailed to the town @ treastnbigflats@yahoo.com

Declaration of State Of Emergency for the Town of Big Flats

Public Health Emergency Regarding Covid-19 Pandemic
Emergency Declaration.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [866.7 KB]

Affordable Connectivity Program for Internet

The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more. The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers. Please see https://www.fcc.gov/acp for more information and how to sign up.

Fire Number Sign Replacement

Fire signs are crucial for emergency personnel to locate them in the case of an emergency. If a resident wants to replace a faded fire sign, they need to obtain an address number application for replacement from the Real Property Lister at the Adams County court house. The house number application is also available on the Adams County website at "house number application". Replacement cost is $25 and will be added to the property tax bill as a special assessment.  

ATV USE IN THE TOWN OF BIG FLATS:

AS A REMINDER TO ALL ATV USERS, A NEW STATE LAW REQUIRES ANY PASSENGER UNDER THE AGE OF 18 MUST WEAR A HELMET.

2023 Annual Meeting set for third Tuesday of April:  

April 18, 2023

Big Flats Town Hall
1104 County Road C
Arkdale, WI 54613


Phone: 1 608 564 7754

Email: clerk@bigflatswi.com

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