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Town board meetings are currently scheduled for the second Friday of the month at 9:45 a.m. Please check the posted written notice, as days and times can and do change. You may also find it useful to check the website and/or sign up for notifications.
Please note that the written public notice is the official notification.
The office hours are by appointment only. If you need to contact the Clerk or Treasurer you can call (715) 964-6410 and leave a message.
The patrolman or any of the town board can be contacted in case of a road maintenance emergency.
Yes. You should make sure to check the burning conditions put out by the DNR.
Because of the deductibility of property tax on owner's federal income taxes, many property owners pay all of the bill by December 31. However, all that is required is that the first installment be paid by January 31. The first installment is usually about one-half of the total due. For those who choose to pay in two installments, the second installment is due by July 31. By the way, property owners pay the first installment to their local municipality, but the second installment is paid directly to their county. All of this information (amount, due dates, who to pay, etc.) is stated on the bill sent in December.
Trash Collection is done by Advanced Disposal - Marshfield.
- 501 South Hume Avenue
- Marshfield, WI 54449
- Ph 715-387-6275
- Fax 715-384-3445
You can contact Richard Larson with any questions.
Home Building FAQ's
First a land use permit must be obtained from the Jackson County Zoning Office, Jackson County Court House, 307 Main Street, Black River Falls, 715-284-0220. A sanitary system permit is handled through this office as well.
A town building permit is issued through the Clerk after county approval and paperwork has been issued. The phone number is (715) 964-6410 to set up an appointment.
The statutes of the State of Wisconsin are very specific; towns are not permitted to do work for private parties. Except for delivering a culvert for a driveway permit in the town. We do not do work for private parties. The last few years, we have had requests to sand private drives. We do sand private drives but usually only after the roads have been plowed.
A town road is generally considered to be 66 feet wide. You are permitted to place a mail box next to the road. A mailbox post that is very large or too strong is a serious hazard and will expose yourself and the town to liability if someone is hurt or killed. Anything placed within the road right of way that presents a safety concern for the town will be required to be removed.
- The Postal Service requires the the bottom of the box be 42 to 48 inches above ground level.
- Support posts should be of a material that will easily break off or move out of the way.
- Pipes should be two inches inside diameter or less.
- Square wood supports should not be larger than four inches by four inches. ( 4" X 4" )
- Round posts should not be larger than four and one-half inches in diameter. ( 4 1/2" )
- Metal channel posts should not weigh more than two pounds per foot.
- The front of the mailbox should be no closer than the outside edge of the shoulder.
In our efforts to provide safety for our residents, our board will address mailbox placements that we believe will be a safety issue in the town.
Snow Removal FAQ's
We attempt to remove snow as quickly as possible. Depending on the type and severity of the snowfall we would prefer to wait until the snowfall is winding down to try to limit the number of times that an area must be plowed and to provide safety for our drivers. We try to monitor the Jackson County Highway Department for the safety of our operators to be on the road, if the county calls their drivers off the road for safety concerns, we don’t want our drivers on the road as well. We try to plow as many of our major travel routes as early in the process as well.