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6704 State Hwy 66
Custer, WI 54423

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Town of Sharon Bulletin Board


ELECTION DAY - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH

The election on Tuesday, February 20th is for residents of the Stevens Point School District ONLY that live in the Town of Sharon. The Stevens Point School Board is the ONLY contest on the ballot for this election. In person absentee voting starts on Tuesday, February 6th and ends Friday, February 16th.  Our absentee voting hours for this election at the town hall are as follows:

Monday from 10 am to 2pm  (February 12)
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm  (February 6, 8, 13, 15)
Wednesdays from 10 am to 2 pm (February 7 and 14)
Fridays from 9 am to 3 pm (February 9 and 16)

Please note there will also be new voting equipment at this election and for in-person absentee voting which will be used County-wide. The new voting machines are called the ExpressVote Voting System. If anyone would like to see this equipment, please contact me and I will be happy to meet with you to show you how it works. It's really quite simple and I think once voters use it once, you will like it! Of course, for in-person absentee voting and on election day, the Election Inspectors and myself will be available for any questions and assistance needed. I thank you in advance for all your patience and understanding while the Town of Sharon and all of Portage County adjust to our new way of voting on this equipment.

Pam Filtz, Town of Sharon Clerk/Treasurer

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OFFICE HOURS – FEBRUARY 2024


10 a.m. to 2 p.m.                   Mondays
4:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.           Tuesdays & Thursdays
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.                   Wednesday, February 7th & 14th
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.                     Friday, February 9th & 16th
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.              Saturday, February 10th & 17th


Please text or call me at 715-321-6201 before or after these hours.
If we are not in the office any you have something to drop off, please use the black drop box by the front door. 


Thank you!

Pam Filtz, Clerk


TOWN PLAN COMMISSION

The Town of Sharon is seeking candidates for town's Plan Commission. Any interested person should contact me for an application and more information. Also note that you do not need to reside in the town to be on the Plan Commission.  This is a paid position.  Thank you in advance for your interest!
Pam Filtz, Clerk/Treasurer


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.