Clerk: MONDAY THRU THURSDAY 8AM-2:30PM
The Town of West Bend Office will be closed December 26, 2016.
NOTICE OF SPRING ELECTION
Town of West Bend
April 4, 2017
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that at an election to be held in the Town of West Bend, on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, the following offices are to be elected to succeed the present incumbents listed. The term for all offices is for two years beginning on Tuesday, April 11th, 2017.
Town Board Chairperson Paul R. Rice
Town Board Supervisor Seat 1 Jeff Geib
Town Board Supervisor Seat 2 Jim Heipp
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that the first day to circulate nomination papers is December 1, 2016, and the final day for filing nomination papers is 5:00 p.m., on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 in the office of the town clerk.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that if a primary is necessary, the primary will be held on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.
Acceptable Photo ID will be required to vote at this election. If you do not have a photo ID you may obtain a free ID for voting from the Division of Motor Vehicles.
Done in the Town of West Bend,
on November 1, 2016
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
BRUSH AND YARD WASTE FACILITY
The brush and yard waste facility opens on the 1st weekend in May. Open every Saturday in May, 1st and 3rd Saturday in June, July, August and September and every Saturday in October and November
The Town of West Bend 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.