General Info


Clean, safe residential neighborhoods and a friendly atmosphere make Valders the ideal place to live. Children grow up surrounded by recreational activities, with plenty of fun nearby for adults, too. Several new subdivisions and an active building climate point out the attraction the village has for those seeking the perfect blend of modern life and conveniences and old-fashioned small-town values.

Population: 2012 State Estimated: 962

Utilities:
Electric Supplier: Wisconsin Public Service Corporation
Supplier type: Investor owned
Natural gas supplier: Wisconsin Public Service Corporation
Pipeline source: ANR Pipeline Company
Water source: Municipal wells
Telecommunications: TDS Telecom

Tax Structure: 5%
Net Tax Mill Rate: 2012 20.42 Per $1,000 of assessed valuation

Transportation Services:
Motor carrier: None
Hwys serving city: 151
Port service: Manitowoc
Air service: Manitowoc, Appleton and Green Bay
Distance to nearest public airport: 15 miles
Top four local employers: Valders School District, Spancrete Inc, Valders Cooperative, Valders Stone & Marble

Annual Events
Spring Village Wide Rummage Sale & Brat fry is annually held the first weekend in May, something for everyone. Watch the Valders Journal each spring for participation information.

Easter Egg Hunt held Saturday prior to Easter at the Valders Memorial Park & Community Center and sponsored by the Valders Lions Club.

Valders Area Sports Association Thursday night mens softball league is held mid May thru August ending each season with a Corn Roast. They also sponsor the youth athletic baseball programs.

Valders Firemen's/Lions Fish Boil is held each March at the Valders Fire Station.

Valders Lions Picnic & Parade is held the first weekend of August. Includes coed baseball tournament, live bands, picnic & parade at noon on Sunday.

Viking Striders Annual 2 and 5 mile run and also a 50 yard dash Rug Rat Run is held the first Saturday of August. Contact Connie Schwantes for more information at 773-2713.

The Valders Community Chest conducts an annual fund drive each fall.  This is a non-profit, non-paid voluntary organization that was established in 1947.  Their intent is to provide a coordinated fund raising program that eliminates other fund drives in the community.  All funds raised stay in the Valders area and benefit local agencies.

Elections
All elections are held at the Valders Village Office, located at 207 South Liberty Street. All residents over the age of 18 are encouraged to vote. All voters must register prior to be allowed to vote.  Please see the Village Clerk at the Village Office to register, you will need a current drivers license or if you do not have a drivers license a social security card in order to register.  If you are a new resident to the village or have not previously registered to vote, please try to register 28 days prior to an election so your name will appear on our pre-printed poll list on election day. For an absentee ballot, please contact the Village Office prior to election day.  Polls are open from 7AM-8PM.

Permits
Permits are required for alterations, additions and new construction. No permit is required for projects under $500. For permits, information and inspections, please call the Village Office 775-4522 or stop in during office hours.

Taxation
Your tax bill will be mailed to you in December of every year. The amount may be paid in full at the Village Office or mailed to P.O. Box 459, Valders, WI 54245 by January 31st of each year, or may be paid on the installment basis. The check should be made payable to the Village of Valders. The first one half installment is also due by January 31st, the second half installment is due by July 31st of each year and made payable to Manitowoc County Treasurer. If your mortgage company is to pay your taxes through escrow service, please inform them of the above information. Further information and instructions will be included in your tax bill.

Dog Licences
All dogs over the age of five months must be licensed. Proof of vaccinaton against rabies by a veterinarian is required. The fee for a neutered male or spayed female is $5.00 upon presentation of evidence attesting to the same, and $10.00 for an unneutered male or unspayed female. We ask that you obtain your license when paying for your property taxes. Please contact the Village Office or come in to obtain your license. All pet licenses must be obtain by March 31st of each and every year.  After March 31st a $15.00 penalty per animal is applied to the license fee.

Cat Licences
The same regulations and fees applying to dog owners, also apply to cat owners within the Village of Valders. Please contact the Village Office or come in to obtain your license.

Locates
Valders Public Utilities is a member of Diggers Hotline. For all service requests that involve locates for underground electric, water and/or sewer installations located in the Village, please call 1-800-242-8511 at least three working days prior to digging. After the Village receives notification from Diggers Hotline for any locate requests, the area will be marked off with paint or flags.

Winter Parking
The Village has a winter parking ban in effect from December 1-March 31. There shall be no parking on any public street within the Village limits between 1AM-6AM.

Street Tree Planting
Planting trees in terraces is permitted by permit only. Please contact the Village Office for a Street Tree Planting Plan & Permit.

Village Churches

Faith Lutheran Church Pastor Erica Cunningham 775-4141
St. Gregory's Parish-St. Nazianz & School Father Patrick Nelson 773-2511
St. Mary's - Clarks Mills Reverend Richard Klingeisen 775-4365
St. Michael's-Whitelaw Reverend Richard Klingeisen 732-3901
Trinity Lutheran Church Paster Gregory Pope 758-7500
St.Johns Luthern Church & School Pastor Victor Headrick 758-2201


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