Village of Clinton

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Frequently Asked Questions

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 How do I contact the village?

Phone:  (608) 676-5304

Mail:

Village of Clinton
PO Box 129
Clinton, WI  53525

Fax:      (608) 676-5984

 When is Village Hall open?

Village Hall is located at 301 Cross Street and is home to the Administration Office and Police Department.

Administration Office (Administrator, Clerk, Treasurer, Municipal Court):

Monday through Thursday: 8:00AM - 4:30PM *;

Fridays: 8:00AM - 1:00PM*;

*Except for Federal holidays and emergencies.

Police Department:

No scheduled hours

 

 What is the phone number to the Police Station, Fire Station, Post Office etc.?

Police (administrative, non-emergency)- 676-5140

Fire Dept (administrative, non-emergency)- 676-5550

Clerk of Court- 676-5304

Water/Sewer Billing- 676-5304

Library- 676-5569

Public Works (Roger Johnson)- 751-1772

Sewer Plant- 676-4159

Post Office- 676-5422

Senior Center- 676-4600

Advanced Disposal Services (Garbage) - (800)248-2373

 When are Village tax bills sent out and where can I pay them?

Village tax bills are sent out the middle of December. 

The first installment or full payment is due January 31st.  Taxes are collected by the Rock County Treasurer's Office.  Payments can NOT be made at the Clerk's Office in Clinton.  The Rock County Treasurer's Office is located in the County Court House in Janesville.  Payments can be made there personally or mailed to:

Rock County Treasurer

P.O. Box 1508

Janesville, WI 53547

If you would like a receipt you must send a self addressed stamped envelope with your payment. 

You may also pay electronically online at www.co.rock.wi.us for the link to GovTech Services Inc.  A fee will be charged for both online and phone payments.

 How do I get a Burning Permit?

Burning Permits are free of charge and can be obtained by calling the Clinton Fire Department at

676-5550 or the non-emergency distpatch number 757-2244.

 Do I need a Building Permit?

The Village Building Inspector is Mary Dussling, of SAFEbuilt.  He can be reached for any Building Inspection questions.  His phone number is (262) 899-1825.  To schedule an inspection you must call the office at (608) 688-0997 or email to madisoninspections@safebuilt.com 

 When is the Village Compost Site open?

The Compost Site located at 100 Scot Drive will open beginning April 2, 2016 and will be open every Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and every Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. through November 12, 2016. 

 

Only yard waste will be allowed at this site.

 

NOTE:  To access the compost site use Milwaukee Street to Industrial Drive south to Punzel Drive then east to Scot Drive.  (Scot Drive from Delco Drive to Punzel Drive is now a private road and should not be used by the public.)

 

 What if I have an applicance, furniture, or other large piece of trash to be picked up?

Call Advanced Disposal at 1(800)248-2373 by Monday 1:00 p.m. prior to the Wednesday that you want the item picked up. 

 When is recycling and trash picked up?

Residential waste services are provided by Advanced Disposal every Wednesday except weeks containing a Federal holiday (picked up on Thursday).  Residential recycling services are provided every other week on Wednesday except weeks containing a Federal holiday (picked up on Thursday).  A calendar for recycling is available at the Clerk's Office or by calling 676-5304.

The Department of Public Works asks all citizens wanting their recyclables and trash to be picked up to have their receptacles along the curb by 6:00 AM on the days of pick up.

 What days will garbage be picked up on Thursday instead of Wednesday?

Due to 2015 Holidays, waste services will be provided on Thursday instead of Wednesday on the following dates:

The week of Memorial Day (pickup will be June 2nd)

The week of the Fourth of July ( pickup will be July 7th)

The week of Labor Day (pickup will be September 8th)

The week of Christmas (pickup will be December 29th)

 Who may I contact to dispose of computer equipment?

 Universal Recycling Technologies - 608-754-3400 located in Janesville.

 What are the Utility Companies for the Village of Clinton?

Utilities for Village residents are:

Electricity: Alliant Energy 800-862-6222

Gas: WE Energies 800-242-9137

Telephone: Frontier 877-270-9838

Cable TV: Charter Communications 800-581-0081

If you need to do any digging, contact Diggers Hotline 1-800-242-8511.

 How does the assessor value property?

Wisconsin law requires that property assessments be based on Fair Market Value.  Estimating the market value of your property is a matter of determining the price a typical buyer would pay for it in its present condition.  Some factors the assessor considers are: what similar properties are selling for; what it would cost to replace your property; the rent it may earn; and any other factors that affect value.  It is important to remember that the assessor does not create assessed value, but rather interprets what is happening in the market place through real estate sales.

 If my assessed value goes up, won't my taxes go up accordingly?

Not necessarily.  Because your community is currently below 100% of market value, you may expect some increase in your assessed value.  However, if your percent change is less than average, your share of the total municipal taxes will actually go down.  This is because your percent share of the tax load is less than before.  If your percent change is greater than the average, your percentage share of taxes will rise, but less than the direct percent increase in value.  This is because the mill rate used to calculate the tax bill will fall by the same proportionate change as the average increase in assessment.

 Do all assessments change at the same rate?

No, not necessarily.  There are differences between individual properties and between neighborhoods.  In one area, the sales may indicate a substantial increase in value in a given year.  Yet in another nighborhood for example, there may be no change in value, or even a decrease in property values.  Different types of properties wihin the same neighborhood may also show different value changes.  For example, one-story hourses may be more in demand than two-story houses, or vice versa.  Older homes in the same area may be rising in value more slowly than newer homes.  Perhaps the older style homes that have been traditionally selling low are now selling much higher.  There are numerous factors to be considered in each property, which will cause the values to differ.  Some of the factors which can affect value are: location, condition, size, quality, number of baths, number of bedrooms, basement finish, garages, overall condition as well as many others.

 Can I get a map of the Village streets?

Yes.  Attached is a PDF of a map of the Village of Clinton streets.