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 geographic 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.

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.

Looking for an excuse not to mow your lawn?

If you are a Big Flats home or business owner, consider skipping mowing your lawns for the month of May. Participating in No Mow May supports Wisconsin’s pollinators during their first critical weeks of spring – native bees, honeybees, birds, butterflies and more. Delaying mowing protects overwinter habitat and allows plants rich in nectar and other nutrients to grow as food at a time when pollinators need it most. The decline of bees has been well-documented in recent years, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture says that pollinating insects have an $18 billion annual impact on crops. About a third of the food Americans eat is pollinated by bees.

Town of Big Flats Survey Results

Big Flats 2021 Survey questions with results PDF
TOWN OF BIG FLATS 2021 COMMUNITY SURVEY [...]
Adobe Acrobat document [72.4 KB]
Big Flats 2021 Survey results spreadsheet with comments
Survey.xlsx
Microsoft Excel sheet [17.6 KB]

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 (608-403-6851);  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]

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.

2022 Open Book and Board of Review:  

Open book (over the phone)- Monday, April 25th. From 2-4 PM

Board of review - Monday, May 16th. From 5-7 PM

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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