ANNOUNCING KETTLE MORAINE FIRE DISTRICT

The Eagle Fire Department and the North Prairie Fire Department will soon begin operating as the Kettle Moraine Fire District.Our anticipated start date is January 1, 2022, barring unforeseen circumstances.The Kettle Moraine Fire District was created by a joint municipal agreement between the Village of Eagle, Village of North Prairie and Town of Eagle.We will continue to operate with two stations, one in the Village of Eagle and one in the Village of North Prairie.Both stations will be staffed with a combination of Full-time, Part-time, and Paid On-call staff for 24/7 coverage of our communities.If you have any further questions, you may contact the Kettle Moraine Fire District Fire Chief, Scott Kugel at 262-594-3302 ext. 7.


AUDIT Request for Proposals

The Town of Eagle, Waukesha County, Wisconsin (Population 3,635) is seeking Request for Proposals for auditing services for 2021.   This is the first audit of the Town as the Clerk and Treasurer position are now combined.  Please see the attached RFP document for more information.  Please be assured that the first year’s audit timeline is flexible because of our late request. RFP are due on or before January 19, 2022 at 6:30 pm.If no bids are received, then the deadline will be extended until to February 7, 2022 at 6:30 pm.


Eagle Cemetery Preservation Association

Now Seeking Donations

https://www.facebook.com/EagleCemeteryPreservationAssociation

Welcome new followers! We have set up this new organization in order to help restore and preserve Eagle, WI cemeteries. Our first main project is restoring “Oak Grove Cemetery” located on Hwy 67.
We are currently fundraising for a new sign and to help get the grounds cleaned up and restored. More updates to come soon!

If you’d like to donate, we have a few easy options:
Paypal:
https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=EFXNVLNCE64UA

GoFundMe: https://gofund.me/00cc7daa

Cash/Checks: Send to:
Eagle Cemetery Preservation Association
P.O Box 113
Eagle, WI 53119
***Make checks payable to: Eagle Cemetery Preservation Association

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!


Do you have questions related to financial assistance for property taxes?

Below is some information provided by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue to assist taxpayers due to financial hardships.

Three credits are applied directly to a property tax bill with the amounts printed separately on the bill.

  1. Lottery and Gaming Credit – if you are a Wisconsin resident, own your property and it is your primary residence, a property owner may qualify for this credit
  2. First Dollar Credit – if there is a real property improvement on the land, the property qualifies for this credit
  3. School Levy Tax Credit – all taxable real property in Wisconsin qualifies for this credit

There are also credits an individual may claim on their Wisconsin income tax return. The income tax return instructions are the best source to determine qualification for these credits.

  1. Homestead Credit – this credit has requirements that can be found in the income tax instructions or in the common questions on our website at Claiming Homestead Credit
  2. Veterans and Surviving Spouses Property Tax Credit – a credit equal to the amount of property taxes paid during the year on an eligible veteran’s or surviving spouse’s principal dwelling. The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) provides a certificate of eligibility. Information, instructions and request forms can be found on the DVA website.
  3. Renter’s and Homeowner’s School Property Tax Credit – this credit is not available if an individual claims the veterans and surviving spouses property tax credit

There is one program intended for the elderly in particular

  • The Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) provides property tax deferral loans for the elderly
  • For more information, contact WHEDA at (800)755-7835

Financial hardship

In the case of an individual that is suffering a financial hardship due to the pandemic, encourage them to reach out to their legislators to make them aware of their situation. This is helpful for legislators when they reconvene in 2021, and possibly pursue new COVID relief legislation.

Tax credits/assistance information is included on the property tax bill backer