City Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer

The City Administrator/City Clerk-Treasurer and her staff manage the day-to-day operations of city government in the areas of administration, accounting, development, planning, zoning, personnel, and elections under the general direction and policy of the Mayor and Common Council. The office is the city's records custodian, processes permits and license applications, and responds to information requests from the general public.

  • Cassandra Langenfeld
  • City Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer
  • Phone: 1-920-898-5766
  • FAX: 1-920-898-5879
  • Send Email
  • 2110 Washington Street
  • Lori Beck
  • Deputy City Clerk/Deputy Treasurer
  • Phone: 1-920-898-5766
  • FAX: 1-920-898-5879
  • Send Email
  • 2110 Washington Street
Polls are open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Wards 1-5

City Hall
2110 Washington St
New Holstein, WI 53061
The City of New Holstein has created the Revolving Business Loan Program to support business in New Holstein. This revolving loan program is a gap financing measure primarily used for development and expansion of small businesses. It is a self-replenishing fund of money, utilizing interest and principal payments on old loans to issue new ones. The program offers two types of loans: Facade Loan Program and General Business Loan Program. The use of this program is to provide financing to allow your business to make improvements that create a visible improvement to the store or location and to allow businesses the opportunity to grow and to operate in our community. 

The Facade Loan Program will provide money for actual project costs up to $8,000 per property address, to commercial property owners and/or merchants for exterior building and site improvements.

The General Business Loan Program will provide money for projects that will create permanent employment, diversification of the local economy or increase the local tax base in New Holstein.

The brochure, application and manual can be found on this page under DOCUMENTS.
Absentee Voting to be Administered at Willowpark 8:30AM Monday, January 27, 2020 (and Wednesday, January 29, 2020 if needed) 

Absentee Voting to be Administered at Willowdale

10:00AM(approximate) Monday, January 27, 2020

(and Wednesday, January 29, 2020 if needed)


Absentee Voting to be Administered at Homestead Health Services

11:00AM(approximate) Monday, January 27, 2020

(and Wednesday, January 29, 2020 if needed)


Absentee Voting to be Administered at Caring Hands

1:00PM Monday, January 27, 2020

(and Wednesday, January 27, 2020 if needed)

 

 

Special Voting Deputies appointed by the City of New Holstein will be administering absentee voting for the residents of this facility for the 2020 Spring Primary at the above time and place. Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may request to vote an absentee ballot. A qualified elector is any U.S. citizen, who will be 18 years of age or older on Election Day, who has resided in the ward or municipality where he or she wishes to vote for at least 10 consecutive days before the election. The elector must also be registered in order to receive an absentee ballot.


What is TIF?

Tax Increment Financing (TIF) is a special funding tool available to local municipalities that spurs economic development which otherwise would not occur. When a Tax Increment District (TID) is created property owners within the district continue to pay the same property tax rates as those outside the district. The difference is that tax collections, over and above the "base value" are placed into a special fund that is used to pay for project costs. Once all costs incurred by the creation of the TID are recouped by the additional tax increment created the TID is closed and the additional property taxes created are shared by all taxing entities. The use of TIF varies from project to project and district to district. In some cases, the City uses TIF to promote redevelopment of older parts of the community. In other cases, the City uses TIF to create industrial parks through land acquisition and construction of infrastructure. In both cases, increased property tax collections are used to pay down debt service associated with project costs. The following outlines the City's policy regarding TIF.

PURPOSE

The purpose of this Policy is to articulate to existing or potential businesses the City of New Holstein's desire to promote economic development that is consistent with the City's Comprehensive Plan and provides a community benefit that will ultimately be shared by all taxing entities (City, School, Technical College, County, and State) impacted through the establishment of Tax Increment District (TID).

Notwithstanding compliance with any or all of the guidelines herein, the provision of TIF assistance is a policy choice to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the Common Council. The burden of establishing the public value of TIF shall be placed upon the applicant and the application must substantially meet the criteria contained herein. City Administration reserves the right to bring any TIF proposal forward for Council consideration.

Meeting statutory requirement, policy guidelines or other criteria listed herein does not guarantee the provision of TIF financial assistance nor does the approval or denial of one project set precedent for approval or denial of another project.

TIF Authority

The authority and regulations for TIF and the establishment of TID are found in Wis. Stat. 66.1105. The City of New Holstein reserves the right to be more restrictive than provided under the statutes.



Basic Provisions

As a matter of policy, the City of New Holstein will consider using TIF to assist private development in those circumstances where the proposed private project shows a demonstrated financial gap and that the financial assistance request is the minimum necessary to make the project feasible. The developer is expected to have exhausted every other financial alternative(s) prior to requesting the use of TIF, including equity participation, other federal and state funds, bonds, tax credits, loans, etc.

It is the intent of the City to provide the minimum amount of TIF assistance to make the project viable and not solely to broaden a developer's profit margin on the project. The potential developer shall provide sufficient evidence of efforts to gain financial assistance from other sources, and to show that those attempts have been exhausted. The City will then perform an independent analysis of the information.

In requesting TIF assistance, the developer must demonstrate that there will be a substantial and significant public benefit to the community by eliminating blight, strengthening the economic and employment base of the City, positively impacting surrounding neighborhoods, increasing property values and the tax base, creating new and retaining existing jobs, and implementing the Comprehensive Plan.

Each project and location is unique and therefore every proposal shall be evaluated on its individual merit, including its potential impact on city service levels, its overall contribution to the economy and its consistency with the Comprehensive Plan, Strategic Plan or other community planning documents. Each project must demonstrate probability of financial success.

"BUT FOR" TIF

The fundamental principle and that which the City must determine through information provided by the developer is that the project would not occur "but for" the assistance provided through TIF. The burden is on the developer to make this case to the City and not the City to make this case for the developer. Should this "but for" determination not be made, TIF for the project cannot be approved.

TIF Objectives

The City will consider utilizing TIF to meet the following basic objectives:
1. Stimulate and continued revitalization of the community by:
a. Improving infrastructures;
b. Creating a variety of housing opportunities;
c. Preventing or eliminating slum and blighting conditions;
d. Constructing mixed-use developments;
e. Attracting desirable businesses and retaining existing businesses;
f. Encouraging development projects that enhance the streetscape and pedestrian experience and improve the vitality of the community
2. Promote efficient usage of land through redevelopment of blighted areas.
3. Strengthen the economic base of the City and support Economic Development.
4. Stabilize and upgrade targeted neighborhoods.
5. Create and retain family supporting jobs in the City.
6. Increase property values and tax revenues.
7. Leveraging the maximum amount of non-city funds into a development and back into the community.

What Development is Eligible?

The type of development that the City will consider TIF funding includes:
1. Business development (attraction, retention, expansion). TIF assistance will be evaluated on its impact on existing local markets.
2. Mixed-use developments that creatively integrate commercial and retail projects into a residential development.
3. Revitalization of historically significant or deteriorated buildings.
4. Projects that promote office and retail development.
5. Projects that promote neighborhood stabilization or revitalization.
6. Projects that promote industrial development.
7. Projects consistent with approved TIF Project Plans.
8. Projects that involve environmental clean-up, removal of slum and blighting conditions.
9. Projects that contribute to the implementation of other public policies, as adopted by the city such as promotion of high-quality architectural design, energy conservation (i.e. LEED, Energy Star, etc.), green infrastructure, etc.

What Development is Ineligible?

The City will not favor use of TIF funding to help support the following types of development.
1. Speculative office development (projects that have no secured tenants).
2. Relocation of offices, retail and/or commercial uses for purposes other than retaining or substantially expanding the business.
3. Office and retail development outside of the city.
4. Standalone residential development projects unless limited by site and environmental conditions beyond which make the project financially infeasible.
5. Projects not consistent with the Comprehensive Plan.



The full policy is available at City Hall or by contacting Casey Langenfeld at 920-898-5766.
The City of New Holstein Common Council and Revolving Loan Fund Committee has established a City of New Holstein COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Loan Program to assist City of New Holstein businesses that have been impacted by the COVID-19 virus pandemic.

ELIGIBILITY
Any business located in the City of New Holstein is eligible for up to $5,000 in a zero interest loan for business purposes. All loans will be awarded to eligible applicants while funds are available. The City is making $100,000 available for this program from the existing Revolving Business Loan Program. This money is not taxpayer money. It is money that the City received from the Federal Government over 30 years ago to start a Revolving Loan Fund. The $100,000 is the accumulation of the original funds received after successful lending to local businesses. Awards will be made upon determination of need. Applications will be accepted weekly beginning on Monday, June 1, 2020. All applications need to be submitted to the City by Tuesday until 4:30 PM to be considered for that weeks review. The RLF Committee will review all applications on Thursday of the same week.

INELIGIBLE USERS
Loans are not available for: property management/landlord for either commercial and/or residential customers, any speculative venture, investment venture, or research and development.

LOAN TERMS
Loans will be extended at an interest rate of 0%, 36 month term with 6 months of deferred payments. Loan repayment will begin 6 months from the date of the loan approval. Appropriate closing documents will be executed and invoices will be mailed for monthly payments.

Applicants are required to demonstrate why the Recovery Loan assistance is needed through a written narrative, explain any other factors that should be considered in evaluating this request. Tax returns from 2018 and 2019 (if 2019 was filed) in addition to Financial Statements from 2019 and the first couple of months of 2020 are required as a part of the application. Loan applicants will be provided with information on resources that are available through Calumet County for free business Network, WWBIC, or similar no-cost coaching services to help applicants with an understanding of business cash flow and/or business operations.

PROGRAM CONTACT
Casey Langenfeld
Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer
City of New Holstein
2110 Washington St.
New Holstein, WI 53061
920-898-5766
clangenfeld@wppienergy.org


Fillable application available on the right under DOCUMENTS
 
 
POLLING LOCATIONS
April 7, 2020 Presidential Preference Primary and Spring Election
 

    

At the Presidential Preference Primary and Spring Election to be held on April 7, 2020, the following polling place locations will be used for the wards indicated:

 CITY OF NEW HOLSTEIN

New Holstein City Hall – 2110 Washington Street, New Holstein, WI  53061

CONTACT:  Cassandra Langenfeld, (920) 898-5766

Wards 1-5

 

ALL POLLING PLACES WILL OPEN AT 7:00 A.M. AND WILL CLOSE AT 8:00 P.M.

If you have any questions concerning your polling place, contact the municipal clerk listed.

All polling places are accessible to elderly and disabled voters.             

Notice of Meeting of the Local and Municipal Board of Canvassers

At the close of voting on Election Day, pursuant to the provisions of Wis. Stat. § 19.84, the Election Inspectors will convene as a joint meeting of the Local Board of Canvassers and the Municipal Board of Canvassers for the purpose of conducting the local and municipal canvasses pursuant to Wis. Stat. §§7.51 and 7.53(1). This meeting will be open to the public pursuant to Wis. Stat. §§ 19.81-89.

                                                                 Cassandra Langenfeld, City Administrator
 
 
 
 
 
 
State Statutes allow anyone who is unable or unwilling to go to the polls on Election Day to vote by absentee ballot. You can cast an absentee ballot in person or by mail. Please check with the City Clerk for the dates when an absentee ballot can be obtained prior to the election.

We encourage all voters to use the Wisconsin voting system at https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/ to obtain an absentee ballot and to register to vote.

Please Note . . . If you are not already registered, you will also need to register to vote before an absentee ballot can be sent to you.

Absentee Voting in Person
Absentee voting now ends at the close of business on the Friday before the election. Please check with the City Clerk to obtain the actual dates for absentee voting.
Where: City Clerk's Office, City Hall, 2110 S. Washington Street
When: 8:00am to 4:30pm., Monday through Friday
Call: 920-898-5766 to make sure ballots are available.
Request by Mail
You can request and vote an absentee ballot by mail. You must submit a written request containing the following information:
  • Name 
  • City of New Holstein Address 
  • Date of Election(s) 
  • Address the absentee ballot should be mailed 
  • Contact Phone Number 
  • Signature Date 
  • or click
Complete the form and mail it to: City Clerk's Office 2110 Washington St. New Holstein, WI 53061
The application must be received by the clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on the 5th day (Thursday) before the election in order for an absentee ballot to be mailed to you. An elector may apply for an absentee ballot by facsimile or email; however, the faxed or emailed application must contain a copy of the applicant's signature and the elector must return a copy of the faxed or emailed application with the elector's original signature with the absentee ballot.
For more information about requirements for voting in Wisconsin please visit the Government Accountability Board's voter information web page: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/
Property tax bills are typically sent out around December 10th. The City of New Holstein Property Taxes are distributed and payable to the Calumet County Treasurer located at 206 Court Street, Chilton, WI 53014-1198 in person or by mail. Personal Property Tax history can be found on the Calumet County website or by clicking here.
Dog Licenses are available at City Clerk's Office
Neutered Males or Spayed Females - $5.00
Non-Neutered Males or Non-Spayed Females - $10.00

Proof of rabies shot is required.

Dog licenses, per Wisconsin Statutes, if not licensed by April 1 of each year become delinquent and are subject to a late fee of $20.00 in addition to the above charges.