Town of Land O’ Lakes receives Broadband Forward community certification
The town of Land O’ Lakes has been certified as a Broadband Forward community by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin which distinguishes the town as supportive of increased broadband access by taking steps to reduce obstacles for private and public investment.
Governor Scott Walker signed The Broadband Forward! Community certification bill into law as 2015 Act 287.
Land O’ Lakes is a great example of a rural Wisconsin community working hard to ensure their community is connected,” said Governor Scott Walker. “It’s an important stepping stone into further broadband expansion and economic development.”
“Expanding broadband is critical to the town of Land O’ Lakes and we need to take all the steps we can to reduce the hurdles for deployment of additional infrastructure,” said Dan Balog, Town Chairman. “Our Broadband Forward certification sends the signal that we’re serious about working with broadband providers to extend service.”
“The State Broadband Office at the Public Service Commission stands ready to serve as a resource to communities and providers looking to maximize broadband infrastructure investments in Wisconsin—with the goal of bringing broadband service to every corner of our state,” Walker said.
To assist in the expansion of broadband in Wisconsin, Governor Walker created the Broadband Expansion Grant Program in the 2011-2013 biennial budget. In 2015, Governor Walker and the Legislature tripled the amount of funding for broadband expansion grants to $1.5 million annually; with a total of $6 million allocated from the Universal Service Fund cash reserves, to fund grants over a 4-year period. “Our current budget allocates a historic $35.5 million in additional spending for broadband expansion efforts via the expansion grant program and TEACH grants,” said Walker.
“In addition to these significant and flexible public-private grants, a six-year, $570 million federal program is providing funding to expand rural broadband access in Wisconsin,” said Walker. “Any improvement in the speed and efficiency of these investments, such as that provided by the Broadband Forward! Community Program, will make a significant difference in Wisconsin.”
The Snowflake Ice Rink in Land O’ Lakes is in the final stages of completion. The Town of Land O’ Lakes is looking for donations. Additional funds are needed to complete the stonework, restrooms, finish interior, and miscellaneous expenses to finish the ice rink. The Town would like most of it completed before the winter season. For more information contact the town at 715-547-3255, stop by the Town Hall at 4331 Cty Rd B in Land O’ Lakes, or mail donation to PO Box 660 Land O’ Lakes, WI. 54540.
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Property Owner or Tenant:
Bowmar Appraisal Inc has been retained by the Town of Land O’Lakes to perform a Revaluation of all Real Estate and Personal Property within the Town.
State Law requires the revaluation. The main purpose is to make sure that all properties are valued on a fair and uniform basis. In order to accomplish this, the appraisers must have the opportunity to make a thorough examination of each parcel of property. We therefore urge you to cooperate with the appraisal personnel.
Your courtesy and consideration will be greatly appreciated.
Notice that the Assessment Roll is available for examination at the Open Book
Town of Land O’ Lakes, Vilas County
Pursuant to s. 70.45 Wis. Statutes, the assessment roll for the year 2017 assessment will be open for examination on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00pm. Open Book with the Assessor(s) present will be held at the Town Hall, 4331 County Hwy B, Land O’ Lakes. Instructional material will be provided at the open book to persons who wish to object to valuations under s. 70.47, Wis. Statutes.
Notice is hereby given this 10th day of July, 2017 by:
/s/ Lynn Bybee, Town Clerk-Treasurer Town of Land O’ Lakes