6704 State Hwy 66
Custer, WI 54423
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Town of Sharon Bulletin Board
UTV Speed Reminder
Just a friendly reminder to the UTV drivers out there that the speed limit is 35 mph, unless posted. If problems arise and anyone has a concern, you should get the license plate number of the UTV and report the incident to the Portage County Sheriff's Department. Unfortunately, the town has received complaints in regard to UTV speed on some roads. Let's all stay safe and enjoy our roads!
NOTICE OF MEETING TO ADJOURN BOARD OF REVIEW TO LATER DATE
Due to the fact that the assessment roll is not completed at this time, it is anticipated that the Board of Review will be adjourned until October 25, 2021 at 6:00 P.M.
2021 Revaluation Notice
This is notification that our town assessor will begin a revaluation of property assessments in the Town of Sharon. It shall occur for the 2021 assessment year. State law (sec. 70.05(5)(b), Wis.Stats.) provides that before a town assessor conducts a property revaluation, the town must publish a notice stating a revaluation will occur. The approximate dates of the revaluation notices being sent to property owners is expected to begin inspection work from fall of 2020 thru the summer of 2021. Postcards will be mailed to property owners with an approximate time that the Assessor will be visiting the property.
Please also notice that the Assessor has certain statutory authority to enter land as described in state law (secs. 943.13 and 943.15, Wis.Stats.).
October 12, 2020
Town of Sharon, Portage County, WI
Sharon is a town in Portage County, Wisconsin. The population as of January 1, 2020 for Town of Sharon is 2078. This makes Sharon the county's 5th most populous community. The unincorporated communities of Ellis, North Star and Polonia are located within the town. Sharon is the second largest town (out of 17 towns) in Portage County in terms of geographic size, encompassing an area of approximately 41,488 acres or 64.9 miles of which 64.3 square miles of it is land and .6 square miles (or 384 acres) is water.
The Town of Sharon is located on the northern edge of Portage County and is bordered on the north by Marathon County, on the south by the Town of Stockton, on the east by the Towns of New Hope and Alban, and on the west by the Towns of Hull and Dewey.
Up until 1960, the Town of Sharon was a typical rural agriculture-based community with a steadily declining population, due mostly to the changes in agriculture economy. Thus, the decade of the 1960's marked the end of the Town of Sharon's declining population and the beginning of a growth period that continues today.
The region was first wooded and attracted lumbermen. When it was cleared of trees, it became farmland. Among the pioneer settlers were Irish and German Catholics who set down roots where Ellis is today. In 1857, the first Polish family settled in this area, creating the first Polish rural settlement in the State and the second in the United States. Coming along with these Polish emigrants was their respect of the land, religion, family and an ethic of hard work.
Polonia was named by a Polish priest when he established a new Catholic church east of Ellis. By the 1900's at least 10,000 people, more than one-third of the Portage County population were of Polish descent. Polish Americans continued the legacy given by their ancestors. This legacy is also evident by the dedication of Highway 66 as the Polish Heritage Highway.
Whether you are a long-time or new resident of the Town of Sharon or a visitor to our community, we thank you for visiting our website.