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.
Big Flats Rummage Sale Fund Raiser: Friends of Big Flats Firehouse will be holding a Rummage Sale at the Town Hall on September 3, 2022 from 9 AM until 2 PM. Donations will be accepted on Saturday, August 31 from 9 AM until Noon and Sep. 1, 5-7 PM. No TV's, mattresses, box springs, or clothing will be accepted. The township reserves the right to refuse any questionable items. Donated items will be sold by offer to purchase the item, please consider the fund raiser proceeds will be used to benefit the Township. Items that are not sold will go the Rome Re-Use store.
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 if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price. Please see https://www.fcc.gov/acp for how to sign up.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, 2021: Sat. 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.
Board Chair: Mark Reed (608-403-6851); email@example.com
Supervisor I: Dale Kipfer (608-474-0990) Highway Dept.; firstname.lastname@example.org
Supervisor II: Mike Clark (608-403-7549) Transfer Site; email@example.com
Town Clerk: Mary O'Neil (608-547-1864) Records; firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Marge Reed (608-564-2601) Taxes/Special Assessments; email@example.com
Fire Chief: Dick Meyers (608-474-0177)
Zoning Administrator: Jay Jocham (608-403-7714); firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Declaration of State Of Emergency for the Town of Big Flats
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