Located in Wisconsin near the shore of Lake Michigan, Belgium is Ozaukee County’s international destination as it is home to the International Luxembourg American Cultural Center and one of the largest populations of people of Luxembourg heritage in the United States. Come enjoy our rich heritage, old world charm, and the natural scenic beauty of rolling terrain.

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What's New

Village Board of Trustees Vacancy

The Village Board of Trustees will have a vacancy beginning in August 2021.  If you are interested in being a candidate to fill the vacancy please submit a letter of interest to the Village Clerk at jlesar@village.belgium.wi.us .  The Village Board will appoint a new Trustee to fill the remainder of the 2021-2023 term that is being vacated.

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Belgium Boy Scouts Yard Clean-up Services

The Belgium Boy Scouts would like to offer their services for miscellaneous yard clean up.  Please call Village Hall at

262-285-7931 or email jlesar@village.belgium.wi.us to request yard clean up services.  Please provide your name, telephone number, email, and a brief description of the type of work you would like done.

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No Bags, INCLUDING COMPOSTING BAGS, are allowed in the yard waste bin at the recycling center.

 

Violations may result in fines and/or revocation of recycling center access.

Public Notices

Notice of Board of Review

Please click here to review the 2021 Preliminary Assessment Roll

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Sec. 70.45 of Wis. Statutes, the following meetings regarding Assessments and the Board of Review for the Village of Belgium shall be as follows:  Open Book – Monday, May 24th, 2021 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  Open Book will be via phone or email only due to COVID-19 virus restrictions known at present.  Call Eric Feavel at 262-253-1142 or email the assessor any time before the end of the Open Book to eric@wi-assessor.com. Board of Review – Thursday, June 17th, 2021, 79:00 p.m.  The Board of Review shall meet at the Belgium Village Hall, 104 Peter Thein Avenue, Belgium, Wisconsin. Additional dates will be used to reconvene said meeting, as determined by the Board.

 

Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the board of review and procedural requirements if appearing before the board:

 

No person will be allowed to appear before the board of review, to testify to the board by telephone, or to contest the amount of any assessment of real or personal property if the person has refused a reasonable written request by certified mail of the assessor to enter onto property to conduct an exterior view such property being assessed.

 

After the first meeting of the board of review and before the board’s final adjournment, no person who is scheduled to appear before the board of review may contact or provide information to a member of the board about the person’s objection, except at a session of the board.  Open book shall occur no less than 7 days prior to the board of review.

 

The board of review may not hear an objection to the amount or evaluation of property unless, at least 48 hours before the board’s first scheduled meeting, the objector provides to the board’s clerk written or oral notice of an intent to file an objection, except that upon a showing of good cause and the submission of a written objection, the board shall waive that requirement during the first 2 hours of the board’s first scheduled meeting, and the board may waive that requirement up to the end of the 5th day of the session or up to the end of the final day of the session if the session is less than 5 days with proof of extraordinary circumstances for failure to meet the 48 hour notice requirement and failure to appear before the board of review during the first 2 hours of the first scheduled meeting. 

 

Objections to the amount or valuation of property shall first be made in writing and filed with the clerk of the board of review within the first 2 hours of the board’s first scheduled meeting, except that, upon evidence of extraordinary circumstances, the board may waive that requirement up to the end of the 5th day of the session or up to the end of the final day of the session if the session is less than 5 days.  The board may require objections to the amount or valuation of property to be submitted on forms approved by the Department of Revenue, and the board shall require that any forms include stated valuations of the property in question.  Persons who own land and improvements to that land may object to the aggregate valuation of that land and improvements to that land, but no person who owns land and improvements to that land may object only to the valuation of that land or only to the valuation of improvements to that land.  No person may be allowed in any action or proceedings to question the amount or valuation of property unless the written objection has been filed and that person in good faith presented evidence to the board in support of the objections and made full disclosure before the board, under oath, of all of that person’s property liable to assessment in the district and the value of that property.  The requirement that objections be in writing may be waived by express action of the board.

 

When appearing before the board of review, the objecting person shall specify in writing the person’s estimate of the value for the land and of the improvements that are the subject of the person’s objection and specify the information that the person used to arrive at the that estimate.

 

No person may appear before the board of review, testify to the board by telephone, or object to a valuation if that valuation was made by the assessor or the objector using the income method of valuation, unless the person supplies the assessor with all the information about income and expenses, as specified in the assessor’s manual under s. 73.03 (2a), Wis. Stats., that the assessor requests The Village of Belgium has an ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided to the assessor under this paragraph that provides exceptions for persons using information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or the duties of their officer  or by order of a court.  The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determined that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under s.19.35 (1), Wis.stats.

 

The board shall hear upon oath, by telephone, all ill or disabled persons who present to the board a letter from a physician, surgeon, or osteopath that confirms their illness or disability.  No other persons may testify by telephone unless the Board, in its discretion, has determined to grant a property owner’s of their representative’s request to testify under oath by telephone or written statement.

 

No person may appear before the board of review, testify to the board by telephone, or contest the amount of any assessment unless, at least 48 hours before the first meeting of the board, or at least 48 hours before the objection is heard if the objection is allowed under s. 70.47 (3) (a), Wis. Stats., that person provided to the clerk of the board of review notice as to whether the person will ask for the removal of a member of the board of review and, if so, which member, and provides a reasonable estimate of the length of time the hearing will take.

 

Anyone wishing to file an objection must contact the Village Clerk to complete and submit the required objection form supplied by the Village, prior to appearing before the Board of Review.  Objections will be scheduled to be heard by the Board in the order in which the Village Clerk receives them.

 

Notice is hereby given this 20th day of May, 2021 by:

 

 

Julie D Lesar 

Village Clerk/Deputy Treasurer                                               

Utility Notice: 2020 Consumer Confidence Report

If you would like to view or download a copy of the 2020 Consumer Confidence Report for the Belgium Waterworks please click the link:

2020 Consumer Confidence Report

Information Meeting Notice:

2021 Utility Project

Village of Belgium, 104 Peter Thein Ave, Belgium, WI

(262)285-7931 Julie Lesar, Village Clerk

 

An informational meeting regarding

2021 Utility Project took place on

Monday, March 1, 2021, 7:00 pm, at the

Christian Life Church, 309 Lakeview Drive, Belgium.

A recording of the meeting is available for residents who are interested but were unable to attend the meeting.

Calendar of Events

The calendar will show any Board or Committee Meetings that have been posted as well as Community Events.  You may click on event listings for more information.