MONDAY - THURSDAY 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO COVID-19:
The Town Hall Office will be closed until further notice - phones will be answered, and messages will be returned as soon as possible.
Please call or email.
Forms/Applications available by clicking on Forms & Permits in orange section.
Completed tax payments, Leaf & Yard Waste Permit Forms, Dog Licenses, Comprehensive Plan Survey, Building Permit Applications, Voter Registration, and other requests, forms & fees should be submitted to the Town by mail or placed in the Town mailbox or drop box:
TOWN OF WEST BEND
6355 CTH Z
WEST BEND, WI 53095
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
2020 TAX BILL MAILING
Tax bill mailing, going out Friday, December 11, 2020, includes property tax bills, tax payment instructions and information regarding dog licenses, leaf & yard waste, ordinances, & a comprehensive plan survey to be completed by January 31, 2021.
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.
GARBAGE AND RECYCLING
Click links below for more details . . .
REMINDER TO COMPLETE DOG LICENSE APPLICATIONS BY APRIL 1, 2021.
IF YOU NO LONGER HAVE A DOG PLEASE COMPLETE SECTION ON PAGE 2 OF THE APPLICATION FORM AND RETURN IT TO THE TOWN SO WE CAN REVISE OUR RECORDS.
$5 LATE FEE IS CHARGED AFTER APRIL 1, 2021
Public Budget Hearing Monday, December 7, 2020 6 PM
Click on Minutes and Agendas in the orange section for more information.
NEWLY ENACTED ORDINANCES
AS OF TOWN BOARD MEETING AUGUST 12, 2020
NEWLY ENACTED ORDINANCES
AS OF TOWN BOARD MEETING JUNE 18, 2020
Notice is Hereby given of the Town of West Bend Rescheduled Annual Meeting on the 14th day of July 2020 at 7:00 P.M. to be held at the Town Hall, 6355 County Hwy Z, West Bend, WI 53095
UPDATE - No Town Annual Meeting tonight, April 21, 2020.
The assessor shall be available on the 15th day of April, from 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Open Book will be via phone or email ONLY due to COVID-19 virus restrictions known at present. Call Nate Carlson at 262-253-1142 or email the assessor any time before the end of the Open Book at: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTICE OF BOARD OF REVIEW MEETING
The Board of Review will meet on the 11th day of May, 2020 from Noon - 2 P.M. at the Town of West Bend Town Hall for the purpose of calling the Board of Review into session during the forty-five day period beginning on the 4th Monday of April, pursuant to s. 70.47 (1), Wis. Stats. Click on NOTICE OF OPEN BOOK AND BOARD OF REVIEW BLUE LINK ABOVE FOR MORE DETAILS.
BRUSH CHIPPING AND YARD WASTE
The Town provided leaf and 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.
The Leaf and Yard Waste Facility is located at the town hall, south of the Recycling Center, 6355 CTH Z, West Bend, WI 53095
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 Thanksgiving Weekend.
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. The town's wood chipper cannot handle branches more than 4 inches in diameter, stumps, root balls or building material cannot be chipped by our chipper. You must find alternate disposal means for these materials.
Wood chips are available any time at the town hall for anyone to pick up. If you would like a load of chips delivered, please contact DPW to make arrangements (262-338-1795).
REFUSE AND RECYCLING NOTICE
NEWLY ENACTED ORDINANCES
AS OF TOWN BOARD MEETING AUGUST 13, 2019
ORDINANCE 13.161 REGULATING COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES ON TOWN LAKES
ORDINANCE 2019-04 DISBURSEMENT PROCEDURE
SHORT-TERM RENTAL ORDINANCE 2019-01
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.
LEARN HOW TO CONTROL WILD PARSNIP IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
INFORMATION ON TICKS THIS COMING SEASON
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!
Town Fire Departments
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.
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.