2016 Open Book and Board of Review Dates

Assessment Roll & Board of Review

For the City of Oconto

Assessment Roll

The Assessment Roll will be open for inspection at the Oconto Municipal Building, in Council Chambers, 1210 Main Street, Oconto, WI 54153 on:

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Board of Review

The Board of Review for the City of Oconto will meet at the Oconto Municipal Building, 1210 Main Street, Oconto, WI 54153 on the following dates and times:

Monday, May 31, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. (meet to adjourn to July 28, 2016)

Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.

Applications for hearings must be made in writing on forms available at the Office of the City Administrator, 1210 Main Street, Oconto, WI 54153

Sara J. Perrizo, CPA

City Administrator

Notice of the City of Oconto

Open Book & Board of Review


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Review for the City of Oconto of Oconto County shall hold the following meetings:


Open Book: Pursuant to Sec. 70.45 of Wis. Statutes, the assessment roll for the Year 2016 assessment will be open for examination on Tuesday, the 12th day of July, 2016 at the City Municipal Building, 1210 Main Street from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM.


Property owners are encouraged to contact R & R Assessing, 307 N Chestnut Avenue, Oconto Falls, Wisconsin (920-846-4250) before July 12, 2016 if they have questions about the valuation of their real estate or personal property.


Board of Review will convene Monday, the 31st day of May, 2016 starting at 4:00 PM and subsequently adjourn until Thursday, the 28th day of July, 2016 starting at 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM at the City Municipal Building, 1210 Main Street to hear objections from property owners who follow the below listed requirements.


Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the Board of Review and procedural requirements if appearing before the Board:


  • No person shall be allowed to appear before the Board of Review, to testify to the Board by telephone or to contest the amount of any assessment of real or personal property if the person has refused a reasonable written request by certified mail of the Assessor to view such property.


  • After the first meeting of the Board of Review and before the Board’s final adjournment, no person who is scheduled to appear before the Board of Review may contact, or provide information to a member of the Board about the person’s objection except at a session of the Board.


  • No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone or contest the amount of the assessment unless, at least 48 hours before the first meeting of the Board or at least 48 hours before the objection is heard if the objection is allowed because the person has been granted a waiver of the 48-hour notice of an intent to file a written objection by appearing before the Board during the first two hours of the meeting and showing good cause for failure to meet the 48-hour notice requirement and files a written objection, that the person provides to the clerk of the Board of Review notice as to whether the person will ask for removal of any Board members and, if so, which member will be removed and the person’s reasonable estimate of the length of time that the hearing will take.


  • When appearing before the Board of Review, the person shall specify, in writing, the person’s estimate of the value of the land and of the improvements that are the subject of the person’s objection and specify the information that the person used to arrive at that estimate.


  • No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board or by telephone or object to a valuation; if that valuation was made by the Assessor or the Objector using the income method of valuation; unless the person supplies the Assessor all the information about income and expenses, as specified in the Assessor’s manual under Sec. 73.03 (2a) of Wis. Statutes, that the Assessor requests.


  • The Board shall hear upon oath, by telephone, all ill or disabled persons who present to the Board a letter from a physician, surgeon or osteopath that confirms their illness or disability. No other persons may testify by telephone.



Respectfully submitted, City of Oconto Administrator Sara J. Perrizo

Published as a Class I Notice

Oconto History Videos on Youtube

Check out the links below for some very interesting videos about Oconto from the 1990’s!

Thank you to the Oconto Area Chamber of Commerce for allowing us to share these videos.

Oconto History on the Bay 1991: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtELMMAr4zw

Oconto History on the Bay 1995: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVZmjbEKLPc

1984 Copperfest Parade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41-R2olb3AE

1985 Copperfest Parade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSl1IdQ0Tlg

1986 Copperfest Parade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXlLGW1VuTo

1987 Copperfest Parade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDpFhajY5cA

1988 Copperfest Parade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlV8Cfpy4MU

1989 Copperfest Parade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7J5jKPGG14

1990 Copperfest Parade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNASLDmgOH0

1991 Copperfest Parade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bu3pILyYbfc

1992 Copperfest Parade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=155QYBMAluc

1993 Copperfest Parade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4hAUdfl0eQ


Request for Quotes – Cleaning Supplies, Rugs and Uniform Service


City of Oconto

Request for Quotes – Cleaning Supplies, Rugs and Uniform Services



The City of Oconto is soliciting quotes for service of uniforms, cleaning supplies and rugs. Vendors also have the option of quoting prices for paper products.


Contractor Qualifications

Contractors shall have a proven record of reliable service to businesses and municipalities.


Three references are required with the submission of each quote.


Price Quote Requirements

Price Quotes should be labeled “City of Oconto Supply Service Quote”, be received by noon on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 and mailed to the City of Oconto, Sara J. Perrizo, CPA, City Administrator, 1210 Main Street, Oconto WI 54153.  Electronic submittals are acceptable and should be addressed to: admin@cityofoconto.com.


The quote should include prices for the following items:


Monthly List of Supply Needs by Department:


City Hall

  • 100 – Stripe glass towels
  • 2 – 3×5 Scraper Mat
  • 2 – 24” Dust Mop


  • 12 – Toilet Seat Cleaner/Seat Sanitizer
  • 5 – 3×10 Black Mat
  • 2 – 4×6 Black Mat
  • 8 – 4×12 Black Mat
  • 4 – Air Freshener

Street Department

  • 100 Oil Rags
  • 1 – 3×10 Rug
  • 1 – 4×5 Rug
  • 2 sets of coveralls and jackets for 7 employees (weekly service)


  • 1 – 4×5 rug
  • 75 cleaning rags

Wastewater Treatment Plant

  • 1 – 3×15 rug
  • 1 – 4×5 rug
  • 2 – 3×10 rugs
  • 50 cleaning rags
  • 2 sets of coveralls and jackets for 2 employees (weekly service)

Water Department

  • 2 sets of coveralls and jackets for 2 employees (weekly service)


All Departments (Including Campground and Parks) – OPTIONAL ITEMS:

  • Center Pull Towels
  • Roll Toilet Paper
  • Foaming Hand Soap



Additional Information

The City of Oconto reserves the right to reject any and all quotes for any reason at their sole discretion, to negotiate terms and conditions of the eventual contract, and to impose additional restrictions, if necessary.


Contact Information

All inquiries should be directed to:

Sara J. Perrizo, CPA

City Administrator

City of Oconto

1210 Main Street

Oconto WI 54153




Dumpsters in the City

The City of Oconto and the City’s Building Inspection Department would like to help out the citizens by bringing out some of the most common questions that are asked.

A citizen of the City of Oconto that is located in a residential district doing construction and or disposing of waste material and is in need of using a Refuse Container (Dumpster) needs to apply for a dumpster permit. The permit application can be picked up and filled out at City Hall. The fee for such permit is $10.00 and is good for one month with the size being limited to 20 yards.

  • Sec. 8-3-13. – Refuse Containers in Residential Districts. (b)Permit. A fee of ten dollars ($10.00) per month shall be paid for this permit. The Building Inspector may issue a permit to a person as required in Subsection (a) for the following purposes subject to the following conditions: (2)Special Events. The Building Inspector may issue a permit for the purpose of holding refuse generated as the result of any special event. As used in this Subsection the term “special event” shall include, but not be limited to, carnivals, auctions, weddings and other family gatherings. The permit issued under this Subsection shall be valid for a period of time not exceeding five (5) days. Said refuse container permitted under this Subsection shall be located where the special event is then occurring. The Building Inspector shall establish the allowable size and number of the refuse containers depending on the number of persons anticipated to attend the said event and shall also designate the area where the said containers may be located. Any person owning an interest in the property where the special event is to occur and any person sponsoring said special event may apply for the permit described in this Subsection. There shall be a five dollar ($5.00) charge per dumpster for this permit. (c)Penalty. Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this Ordinance shall, upon conviction, be subject to a penalty as provided in Section 1-1-7 of this Code, together with the cost of prosecution. Each day a violation continues or occurs shall constitute a separate offense. This Section shall not preclude the City from maintain any appropriate action to prevent or remove a violation of this Section.   City of Oconto Inspection Department


  • Thank You
  • Please feel free to contact the Inspection Department at any time for additional questions.
  • (Ord. No. 1018, § 1, 6-11-02; Ord. No. 1039, § 2, 12-14-04; Ord. No. 1040, § 1, 1-11-05
  • (3)Permits. A permit is required for any refuse container in any area as defined in Subsection (a) above. Permits shall be issued on a monthly basis. Any refuse container seen from any public thoroughfare that has been granted a monthly permit, for more than six (6) times in any one (1) year, shall have the container in an enclosure as approved by the Building Inspector.
  • (1)Construction Refuse. The Building Inspector may issue a permit for the purpose of holding refuse generated as the result of construction then occurring on said property. The permit shall be valid for one (1) month from the date of issuance but the Building Inspector may extend the permit for additional periods of time depending upon the progress of construction occurring on the property. Any refuse container permitted to be placed on the property under this Subsection shall be located on the property where the construction is then occurring and shall not have the capability of holding more than twenty (20) cubic yards. Any such refuse container shall not be placed in the front yard setback as defined in this Code. Any person owning an interest in the said property or the owner or hauler of the refuse container may apply for the permit described herein.
  • (a)Refuse Containers in Residential Districts. No person shall place or cause to be placed, or remove or cause to be removed on or from any single-family or multifamily dwellings located in any Residential 1 (R-1) and Residential 2 (R-2) zoned district a refuse container or a series of containers unless a permit is obtained from the Building Inspector.

Discover Wisconsin to Feature Oconto County!




Premier of Oconto County’s Discover Wisconsin Episode Sneak peek of the Discover Wisconsin broadcast featuring Oconto County


Residents from across Wisconsin and beyond will soon discover Oconto County! The episode “Oconto County – a place for you” follows hosts Mariah Haberman and Eric Paulsen from Discover Wisconsin around the county for endless opportunities of adventure!


The episode will show off Oconto County’s hundreds of miles in snowmobile and ATV/UTV trails, the Bay of Green Bay, artist Joan White, Sweet Memories Candy Shoppe, the Nicolet National Forest and the history of Oconto County!


Several festivals – such as Copperfest, Oconto Fly-In and the Lakes Country Arts and Crafts show are also featured.


The episode concludes with scenes from a guided fishing excursion with Don Loch on the Bay of Green Bay for some world class walleye fishing.


The public is invited to a “Discover Wisconsin” premier party on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 5:00pm at the Red Maple Country Club in Suring. Please RSVP by Friday, March 18, 2016 by phone 920-834-6969 or email ocedc@ocontocounty.org.


The episode will air in Northeast Wisconsin on March 26th at 10:00am on FSN Wisconsin or WFRV Channel 5 March 26th at 6:30pm. Discover Wisconsin TV airs in eight states across the Midwest.  Check out their broadcast guide online at www.discoverwisconsin.com to find out when you can catch the show in your neck of the woods.


The 20-minute episode will also be available online after March 26th at:

www.discoverwisconsin.com  or www.ocontocounty.org

Mayor’s Message – 02.18.16


Hello Everyone!

Our 6th annual WinterFest is almost upon us – Saturday, February 27th at the Oconto Legion Golf Club! The festivities will start at 11:00 a.m. Until 3:00 p.m., with FREE outdoor events to participate in such as Chair Ski Races, Turkey Bowling, Great Ham Putt, Willburger Toss, Bucket Golf, Oconto Fireman Snow Rides, Oconto Police Car Rides, Bean Bag Toss, Bicycle Toss, Dog Sweater Contest, Hidden Coins, and S’Mores.  And inside will be the Logo Contest, Coloring Activities, and Card Games.  During this period of time, the Great North Woods Chili Cook-Off will be happening in the dining area!  (Please consider entering a favorite chili for cash prizes and awards!)  All-you-can-eat chili will be available for only $6 a bowl – and you get to keep the cute bowl and spoon!  Following the FREE outdoor events (3:00 p.m.), prizes for those events will be awarded, and then the FREE raffle – you will be given a ticket, and should win at least one prize – if we can estimate the amount of available raffle prizes from previous years’ donations!    NOTE:  The Dog Sweater Contest judging will be at 1:00 p.m.    SEE YOU THERE!  J

Such a source of pride it was for me as your Mayor, during our recent snow storm, that our City crews were keeping ahead of the weather! Although it is reported that we received 6.5 inches of beautiful, white precipitation, our streets were kept very clear.

Also, how proud I am regarding the Channel 2 news on Wednesday evening, when two of our citizens, Laddie Bina and Angela Phillips, were interviewed and expressed how they were helping out neighbors during the storm clean-up and keeping fire hydrants cleaned off. The news announcer presented it as the way a small community works together!  Let us keep up this great work!  Thank You, Everyone!

Let us give a shout-out to our talented High School Band, and our faithful student and adult fans who really packed the house for the recent Oconto/Southern Door Game! Such community support is awesome to witness! Go Blue Devils!

And, a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to the Oconto High School Wrestling Team on winning the Packerland Conference Title! How very proud we are of all of our wrestlers!  If you want to see them in action (and give them a pat on the back, please attend the Regionals at Oconto High School on Saturday, February 13th starting at 10:30 a.m.  Six teams will be competing.  Go Blue Devils!

Have A Great Day! And remember, “It is time for all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever – the one who recognizes the challenge, and does something about it!”  —  Vince Lombardi