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Town Hall

6704 State Hwy 66
Custer, WI 54423

Town Board Meetings

2nd Tuesday - 6:30PM

Plan Commission Meetings

1st Tuesday - 6:30PM
when necessary

Town of Sharon Bulletin Board


NOTE:  A salt/sand mixture is available for Town of Sharon residents to use on sidewalks/driveways.  It is available at the Town Garage.  

IN-PERSON ABSENTEE VOTING HOURS:
Tuesday, February 7            4:15 p.m to 6:30 pm
Wednesday, February 8        9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday, February 9           4:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Monday, February 13            9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesday, February 14            4:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 15        9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday, February 16            4:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

You may also request an absentee ballot be mailed to you by going to MyVote.wi.gov.  


OFFICE HOURS

4:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.   Tuesdays and Thursdays 
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.             Wednesdays
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.       Saturday, February 4th and 18th

Please text or call 715-321-6201 before or after these hours.  I am available 24/7 via cell phone.  If we are not in the office any you have something to drop off (i.e. a dog license), please use the black drop box by the front door and we will mail it back; however, do not use the black drop box for absentee ballot returns.
Thank you!
Pam Filtz, Clerk/Treasurer

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2022 TAX BILLS HAVE BEEN COMPUTED - MILL RATES PER TAXING JURISDICTION ARE AS FOLLOWS:     

                                                2022                        2021      
Portage County                        $ 5.87                      $ 5.12
Town of Sharon                        $ 2.51                      $ 2.64
Rosholt School District             $ 9.65                      $ 9.04
Stevens Point School District    $ 7.81                      $ 7.49
Mid-State Tech College            $   .91                      $   .90
North Central Tech College      $ 1.35                      $ 1.21
School Levy Tax Credit             $ 1.43                      $ 1.45


What is a mill rate in Wisconsin?
The mill rate is the total amount of the tax apportionment (levy) divided by the total local assessed value for that taxing jurisdiction. This rate is expressed in mills per dollar of value or the amount per $1,000 of the assessed value of the property.

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.