Clerk: MONDAY THRU THURSDAY 8AM-2:30PM
2018 PROPERTY TAXES
Tax bills were mailed Thursday, December 6, 2018.
The Town of West Bend is now on the same system as Washington County, so you are able to view information and print your tax receipt.
Tax Payment Instructions: /uploads/ckfiles/files/2018 Tax Payment Instructions.pdf
LEAF AND YARD WASTE NEWS
ATTENTION!! YOU WILL NEED A 2019 TOWN OF WEST BEND LEAF AND YARD WASTE PERMIT STICKER TO USE FACILITY.
The Town provided leaf yard waste facility requires an authorization sticker to be permanently affixed to the lower left corner of the rear window of a vehicle delivering said waste to the facility. Stickers are $5.00 each with evidence of residency, must be purchased in advance at the town hall during regular hours of Monday through Thursday 8:00 A.M. to 2:30 P.M.
AS OF MARCH 5, 2018 LEAF AND YARD WASTE LOCATION IS SOUTH OF THE RECYCLING CENTER, 6355 CTH Z, WEST BEND, WI 53095. The leaf and yard is closed until May 2019.
LEARN HOW TO CONTROL WILD PARSNIP IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
PARKING CITATIONS ORDINANCE 2018-04
NO PARKING ORDINANCE 2018-07
New Stormater/Erosion Control Ordinance: /uploads/ckfiles/files/ECSM Model Ordinance 2016 Town of West Bend_Final Edits by County(1).docx
We have recently partnered with Respect our Waters to provide more education on stormwater pollution prevention and to help raise awareness on how to better control this. Please visit their site for some great information and tips.
or visit them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RespectOurWaters/
ILLICIT DISCHARGE ORDINANCE 2017-05
Call the Town Hall at 262-338-3417 to report
Illicit Discharge and Pollution concerns.
INFORMATION ON TICKS THIS COMING SEASON
AS OF JANUARY 1, 2016, THE RECYCLYING CENTER HOURS WILL BE:
SATURDAYS FROM 8AM TILL NOON, CLOSED HOLIDAYS
NEW OFFICE HOURS EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1, 2014
MONDAY THRU THURSDAY 8AM-2:30PM
USE OF FIREARMS IN TOWN OF WEST BEND
Ordinance #2013-02 was adopted at the November 13, 2013 Town Board Meeting. Please see attached Ordinance for the updated use of Fire Arms in the Town of West Bend/uploads/ckfiles/files/Ordinance 2013-02 (Use of Fire Arms)(1).pdf
The new Town of West Bend Directory has been mailed out. We have noticed in the Directory that the phone number for the Town Treasurer Dianne Kramer is incorrect. If you need to contact the Town Treasurer please call 262-338-3417. Please make this change in your directory. Thank you!
TOWN WEST BEND BURN POLICY
The Town is in a Department of Natural Rescources Air Quality Contolled Area. The Town of West Bend does not issue burn permits. If for some reason you plan to burn, it is the residents responsibility to notify both the Washington County Sherriff's Department and the appropriate Fire Department of your intentions to burn. Notification to these authorities will eliminate the possibility of receiving a false alarm being called in by a concerned citizen. If a fire is called in and it is determined to be a false alarm, the resident will be responsible for the fees incurred as a result. At this point, the charge for a false alarm call is $9084.00. Please be sure to report your planned burns to avoid the charge. Enjoy your outdoor summer season!
/uploads/ckfiles/files/Town of West Bend Burn Ordinance.pdf
Town Fire Departments
LEAF AND YARD WASTE FACILITY
New Location as of May 5, 2018
South of the Recycling Center
6355 CTH Z, West Bend, WI 53095
The Leaf and Yard Waste Facility opens on the 1st weekend in May. Open 8:00 am - 12:00 pm every Saturday in May, 1st and 3rd Saturday in June, July, August and September and every Saturday in October and November. Closed Memorial, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving Weekends.
The Leaf & Yard Waste Facility accepts grass clippings leaves - (you must take the bags with you) and branches. Branches are to be no more than 10 feet long and no more than 4 inches in diameter. When dropping the branches off the ends are to be to the outside and all one direction. No stumps or building materials allowed.
Recycling hours at the Town recycling center:
Saturdays: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Many residents are aware of the right-of-way ownership the town has for property containing our roads. We want to clarify for those unaware! The town owns from the centerline of a town road a given distance as determined by the road's designation. The town roads are designated by the width of the road measured in rods. A 3 rod road with a width of 49 and 6 inches has a 24 foot 9 inch right-of-way. A 4 rod 66 foot width road has a right of way of 33 feet on each side from the centerline.
Within the right-of-way there are a number of facts the bordering property owner should know. Most importantly the property is owned by and controlled by the town. It can be used for roads and other maintenance including widening the roads during snow removal.
Limitations and requirements within the right-of-way include the prohibiting of building of fences or any type of structure, concrete driveway approaches within the right of way and /or landscaping. Many residents plant grass or landscape to the roads edge. if damage occurs to any of the above in the process of snowplowing or maintenance, it is not the town's responsibility to replace or replant etc. encroachments or obstructions in the road right- of- way is strictly prohibited per municipal code section 8.02.
Please be advised it is unlawful for any person to plow, shovel or otherwise deposit or place snow on the maintained portion of the public road within the town, or to permit such depositing of snow from property occupied or owned by you! This is municipal ordinance 8.04. Any person will be cited.
No person shall park, place or leave standing any automobile, truck or other vehicle on any street or public way during snow plowing operations. The town board declares that an emergency exists during and following a snow storm until the snow from the storm has been removed. This is municipal ordinance 7.05 (3) (a).
Any vehicle is going to be cited! The DPW has police powers now so parking tickets will be placed on windshields of vehicles that are in violation of the parking during snow storms. If municipal citation is not paid this will go to the dot as an unpaid ticket.