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No resolution reached in Woodman’s claims of excessive taxes

By Kevin Boneske Staff Writer HOWARD – Attempts have been unsuccessful to mediate a resolution to a dispute dating back to 2017 over the assessed value of the Woodman’s store at 2400 Duck Creek Parkway. The matter remains pending in Brown County Circuit Court, where attorneys representing Woodman’s alleged a difference of nearly $6.5 million …

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Dark store loophole continues with no repeal in sight

By Kevin Boneske Staff Writer BROWN COUNTY – Local municipalities continue to face the prospect of having to defend their property tax assessments against what’s known as the dark store loophole. This after legislative efforts have stalled to change state law related to tax assessments for leased property and assessments based on comparable sales and …

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No security changes yet to yard waste site in Bellevue

By Heather Graves Correspondent BELLEVUE – Concerns were raised by the village board earlier this year about the village yard waste site, located at 3891 Eaton Road, regarding escalating costs and security enhancements, especially during overnight hours. The board has already raised the license fees for both Bellevue and non-Bellevue contractors in hopes of helping …

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Sewer

Allouez board passes resolutions of support for state budget

By Heather Graves Correspondent ALLOUEZ – The village board adopted four resolutions supporting certain components of Gov. Tony Evers’ state budget at its May 7 meeting. The governor’s proposed state budget includes initiatives that impact local municipalities. Specifically, those that impact levy limits, shared revenue, transportation aid and closing the dark store and Walgreen’s property …

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Walsh

Referendums pass on dark store loophole, medicinal marijuana

By Kevin Boneske Staff Writer BROWN COUNTY – County voters who cast ballots in the Nov. 6 fall general election supported a pair of advisory referendums by 3-to-1 margins. Those advisory referendums are not legally binding, but urge lawmakers in Madison to change state law. On Question No. 1, by a margin of 81,030 in …

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Campaign seeking to close dark store loophole as election approaches

By Kevin Boneske Staff Writer BROWN COUNTY – The effort to close what’s known as the dark store loophole is among the issues being discussed in the final days leading up to the Nov. 6 general election. The dark store loophole relates to commercial retailers and manufacturers challenging the assessed value of their properties by …

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De Pere contributing $5,000 to eliminate dark store loophole

By Kevin Boneske Staff Writer DE PERE – The city of De Pere has joined the list of municipalities contributing money to the League of Wisconsin Municipalities for an issue advocacy campaign to eliminate what’s known as the dark store loophole. The city council voted 6-1 Tuesday, Aug. 21, to take $5,000 out of the …

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