Notices
Recycling Center
Dec 30, 2015
As of January 1, 2016 the Recycling Center will be open on Saturdays from 8am till noon.  ...READ MORE »

 
Office Hours:

 

Clerk:  

MONDAY-THURSDAY

8AM-2:30PM

 

 

www.townofwestbend.com

 

 OFFICE HOURS 

 

UPDATE AS OF 5:20 PM 4/6/2020

April 7, 2020 - Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary is proceeding as planned

 

LOCATION AND HOURS OF POLLING PLACE

7:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Location                                                                             Wards
Town of West Bend Town Hall                                           Wards 1-8
6355 CTH Z
West Bend, WI 53095

 

Election Update as of 4/2/2020

Deadline for the receipt of absentee ballots is extended to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 13, 2020. 

Deadline for receipt of absentee ballot requests by mail, fax email, or myvote is extended to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 3, 2020. 

Absentee Ballots may be mailed or dropped off in the box located at the front of the Town Hall main door 6355 County Hwy Z. 

 

The town office is closed because we have started drive through voting at the recycling center. Your patience is appreciated during these difficult times.

The Recycling Center will be open this Saturday, April 4th from 8:00 am to Noon. You will be using outside dumpsters, so in order to save space, PLEASE break down all cardboard and crush plastic containers before arriving.  

All meetings at the town hall are canceled until further notice because of COVID-19. 

Please email or call with questions.

clerk@townofwestbend.com

262-338-3417

 

CORONAVIRUS GUIDELINES FOR AMERICA

 

Voters encouraged to request a mailed ballot for April 7 Election or vote in-person at our Drive-through Voting
located in the Recycling Center

See further instructions
and Drive-Through Voting times below

TOWN OF WEST BEND, WASHINGTON COUNTY, WI – Because of the COVID-19, voters in The Town of West Bend are strongly urged to act now to vote absentee for the April 7 Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary.

 

SPRING ELECTION UPDATE

At this time, the election on April 7 is proceeding.

Please sign up to vote by mail. Voters are to visit myvote.wi.gov. Click VOTE ABSENTEE. Enter legal name and DOB. Click REQUEST ABSENTEE BALLOT. Follow prompts to confirm address and select which elections to receive a ballot for. Voters may have to upload a picture of their photo ID. It may be easiest to use a smartphone.

Voters can also request absentee ballots by mailing, emailing or faxing their municipal clerk’s office. You can find your clerk’s contact information on MyVote Wisconsin or below. These requests must be accompanied by a copy of your photo ID.   If you already have a photo ID on file from previous absentee requests under your current registration, you will not need to provide it again.

Email:  clerk@townofwestbend.com or deputyclerk@townofwestbend.com

Town Address:  6355 CTH Z, WEST BEND, WI 53095

Phone:  262-338-3417

Fax:  262-338-0427

 

IN PERSON ABSENTEE VOTING HOURS AND LOCATION - subject to change

Please check web site daily for days and times of voting

We are trying drive through voting starting March 24th at the recycle center, please be patient in line, we are trying to make this safe for everyone.

 

Location                                                                             Wards

Town of West Bend Recyle Center                                 Wards 1-8
6355 CTH Z
West Bend, WI 53095

March 17, 18, 19                              9 AM - 2 PM

March 24                                          9 AM - 2 PM

March 25                                          9 AM - 1 PM

March 26                                          10 AM - 1 PM & 4 PM - 6 PM

March 31                                          12 PM - 7 PM

April 1 & 2                                        12 PM - 7 PM

 

PHOTO ID LAW IS IN PLACE, PLEASE BRING A PHOTO ID WITH YOU TO VOTE!!

 

Registration Update

Pursuant to a federal court order 3/20/2020, the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) has reactivated the online voter registration functionality of MyVote Wisconsin through March 30, 2020.

 

How to Register to Vote by the Deadline

Online voter registration is available at https://myvote.wi.gov. There are two ways you can register using the website:

  • People with a Wisconsin driver license or state ID card whose address is current with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation can complete their online registration immediately. People who need to update their address with DOT can accomplish that online and complete their online registration.
  • People without a Wisconsin driver license or state ID card can fill out the voter registration form online, then print it, sign it and mail it to their municipal clerk’s office along with a proof-of residence document. The website has detailed instructions. If you do not have a printer where you are, you can save the completed form as a PDF and make arrangements to have a family member or a friend with a printer, or a copy center, to print it for you.

 

**REMINDER**

Dog licenses due by April 1st, 2020

Any dog license received after April 1st, 2020 will be charged a $5 late fee 

 

NOTICE OF OPEN BOOK AND BOARD OF REVIEW

 

**COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE**

A Community Engagement Session will take place on May 6, 2020 at the Town Hall @ 6:30pm.  For more information, click the link below

/uploads/ckfiles/files/COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE 052020.pdf


2019 PROPERTY TAXES

Tax bills were mailed December 9 & 10, 2019.

The Town of West Bend is on the same system as Washington County, so you are able to view information and print your tax receipt.

Select here to view Property Taxes online.

Tax Payment Instructions:  /uploads/ckfiles/files/2020 TAX LETTER.pdf

 

 

 

Washington County Public Library Card Survey

 

2020 Census Information 

 

 

REFUSE AND RECYCLING NOTICE

/uploads/ckfiles/files/Refuse and Recycling Ad for 2020 Curbside Collection and Disposal Services1.pdf

 

NEWLY ENACTED ORDINANCES AS OF TOWN BOARD MEETING 
HELD AUGUST 13, 2019

 

ORDINANCE 13.161 REGULATING COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES ON TOWN LAKES 

/uploads/ckfiles/files/Ordinance 13_161 Regulating Commercial Activities on Town Lakes 2019-05.pdf

 

ORDINANCE 2019-04 DISBURSEMENT PROCEDURE

/uploads/ckfiles/files/Ordinance 2019-04 Disbursment procedure.pdf

 

 

ORDINANCES

 

SHORT-TERM RENTAL ORDINANCE 2019-01

/uploads/ckfiles/files/Short Term Rental Ordinace 2019-01_FINAL.pdf

 

 

PARKING CITATIONS ORDINANCE 2018-04

/uploads/ckfiles/files/Parking Citations Ordinance 2018-04_UPDTof2008-09Ord.docx

 

NO PARKING ORDINANCE 2018-07

/uploads/ckfiles/files/Parking Ordinance 2018-07.docx

 

 

STORMWATER/EROSION CONTROL

 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.

/http://www.respectourwaters.org/

or visit them on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/RespectOurWaters/

 

 

ILLICIT DISCHARGE ORDINANCE 2017-05

/uploads/ckfiles/files/OrdinanceIllicitDischargeUPDT11817.doc

Call the Town Hall at 262-338-3417 to report

Illicit Discharge and Pollution concerns.

 

 

 

 

DOG LICENSES

REMINDER TO COMPLETE DOG LICENSE APPLICATIONS BY APRIL 1, 2020

CLICK HERE FOR THE DOG LICENSE APPLICATION 

IF YOU NO LONGER HAVE A DOG PLEASE COMPLETE THE REVERSE OR BOTTOM HALF (ONLINE) OF THE APPLICATION FORM AND RETURN IT TO THE TOWN SO WE CAN REVISE OUR RECORDS.

$5 LATE FEE IS CHARGED AFTER APRIL 1, 2020

 

 
 
 

LEAF AND YARD WASTE NEWS

ATTENTION!! YOU WILL NEED A 2020 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.  

 

 

LEARN HOW TO CONTROL WILD PARSNIP IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

/uploads/ckfiles/files/CONTROLLING WILD PARSNIP IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.pdf

 

 

 

INFORMATION ON TICKS THIS COMING SEASON

/uploads/ckfiles/files/SKMBT_C284e17041310270.pdf

   

             

RECYCLING CENTER HOURS:

Saturdays:  8AM - 12PM....Closed Holidays

 

 

USE OF FIREARMS IN THE 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

 

 

 

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

/uploads/ckfiles/files/Wisconsin Statewide Law on Burning.pdf 

 

Town Fire Departments

 

 


LEAF AND YARD WASTE FACILITY

Located 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 Weekend. Click link below for actual dates.

/uploads/ckfiles/files/LEAF AND YARD WASTE 2019.docx

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 CENTER

Recycling hours at the Town recycling center:

Saturdays: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM...Closed Holidays

 

 

 

TOWN RIGHT-OF-WAY OWNERSHIP CONTAINING ROADS

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.

Warning!

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.

 

 

+50
+64°
+42°
West Bend
Thursday, 09
Friday   +56° +37°
Saturday   +62° +34°
Sunday   +54° +33°
Monday   +60° +46°
Tuesday   +73° +58°
Wednesday   +74° +52°