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.
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 Park, ATV routes, snowmobile routes, hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities.
The Town of Big Flats is Zoned. New construction or changes in land use require a Land Use Permit from the town before proceeding. Please see Ordinances and Forms and Applications for necessary information and paperwork for downloading.
Declaration of State Of Emergency for the Town of Big Flats
Due to the CDC global restrictions, the town hall will not be available for use until further notice.
The Board will hold the May 12, 2020 Annual Meeting and theTown Board meeting.
THESE MEETINGS WILL BE HELD FOLLOWING COVID GUIDELINES, PLEASE WEAR YOUR MASKS IF YOU HAVE THEM, SEATS WILL BE SET AT SOCIAL DISTANCING LIMITS.
ATTENTION - CHANGE IN RESIDENTS REPORTING FLOOD DAMAGE
Residents suffering damage from the recent flooding should report their damages by calling 2-1-1. Please disregard completing the Business and Residential Damage Assessment forms. Thank you.
Jane M. Gervais, Director, Adams County Emergency Management
Town Board Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 6 pm at
the Big Flats town hall.
Board Chair: Todd Peterson (608-564-7142)
Supervisor I: Larry Beck (608-474-0369) Highway Dept. Driveways & Culverts
Supervisor II: Mark Reed (608-564-2601) Transfer Site
Town Clerk: Mary O'Neil (608-547-1864)
Treasurer: Sheila Smedbron (608-547-1723)
Fire Chief: Dick Meyers (608-474-0177
Zoning Administrator: Mike Clark (608-403-7714) email@example.com
Assessor: Associated Appraisal, Inc. 1314 W. College Ave., Appleton, WI 54912 (920-749-1995, email: firstname.lastname@example.org )
Please feel free to call the Highway Dept. directly for down trees, road flooding, anything that needs to be addressed immediately @ 608-564-7429 and leave a message, please leave a return call number as well.
Please direct all tax related questions to Sheila Smedbron, the Town Treasurer.
Special Assessment requests can be emailed to the town @ email@example.com
Absentee Ballots are available from the Town Clerk. You can send an email request for a ballot to firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE APRIL 7, 2020 PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE ELECTION WILL STILL BE HELD AT THE TOWN HALL. ALL RECOMMENDED CDC PRECAUTIONS WILL BE FOLLOWED. THE TOWN OF BIG FLATS POLL WORKERS WILL DO THEIR BEST TO KEEP YOU SAFE. CALL OR EMAIL THE TOWN CLERK WITH ANY QUESTIONS, A LINK IS PROVIDED BELOW TO EMAIL STRAIGHT FROM THIS SITE, AND THE NUMBER TO CALL IS ABOVE.
Transfer Site Hours of Operation
Drop off garbage and recyclables open only to Big Flats property owners with a valid site pass. Summer: Saturday 9-4, Sunday 12-4, Wednesday 1-6, Winter (daylight savings time): Saturday 12-4, Sunday 12-4. Please bring your tax bill or receipt to the town treasurer to obtain or replace a pass. Replacement cost is $10.
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.
If a resident would like an email notice of special town board meetings, please feel free to contact the town clerk at: email@example.com.
Big Flats Town Hall
1104 County Road C
Arkdale, WI 54613
Phone: 1 608 564 7754