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Town of New Glarus Open House
Saturday, October 29
1-4 pm

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 Fall General Election
Held November 8, 2016 at 26 5th Avenue! 7:00 am-8:00 pm

Voter Photo ID Required The U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed the photo ID provisions of 2011 Wisconsin Act 23. A photo ID is now required to receive a ballot in all special and regular elections. Learn more about photo ID and voting here, and visit the Bring It to the Ballot website.

New Free State ID Card Policy for People without Birth Certificates The Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles has a new policy to help people get a free state ID card.

VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may request to vote an absentee ballot.  A qualified elector is any U.S. citizen, who will be 18 years of age or older on Election Day, who has resided in the ward or municipality where he or she wishes to vote for at least 10 consecutive days before the election.  The elector must also be registered in order to receive an absentee ballot.  Proof of identification must be provided before an absentee ballot may be issued.

You must make a request for an absentee ballot in writing
Contact our office and request an application for an absentee ballot be sent to you for the primary or election or both.  You may also submit a written request in the form of a letter.  Your written request must list your voting address within the municipality where you wish to vote, the address where the absentee ballot should be sent, if different, and your signature.  You may make application for an absentee ballot by mail or in person.

Making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail
The deadline for making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail is: 5 pm on November 3, 2016.

Note: Special absentee voting application provisions apply to electors who are indefinitely confined to home or a care facility, in the military, hospitalized, or serving as a sequestered juror.  If this applies to you, contact the municipal clerk regarding deadlines for requesting and submitting an absentee ballot.

Voting an absentee ballot in person
You may also request and vote an absentee ballot in the clerk's office or other specified location during the days and hours specified for casting an absentee ballot in person.  Our office is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The last day to vote an absentee ballot is November 4. We will be open until 5 p.m. on November 4 to accommodate later requests.

The municipal clerk will deliver voted ballots returned on or before Election Day to the proper polling place or counting location before the polls close on November 8, 2016.  Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted.

Visit the Voter Information Center Answers to questions about how to register, where to vote, when to vote absentee, and much more.


2016 Green County Clean Sweep Information  


2016 Annual Meeting Recap

Financial Report Presentation: Tara Bast of Johnson Block will present the Town Board with our 2015 Financial Report and Audit Results.

Old Business:

  • EMS Update - Kris Mueller
  • New Glarus Fire Department - Facility Expansion Project
  • Pioneer Road Reconstruction Project
  • New Office

New Business:
Consider Water Study Resolution: Madeline Gotkowitz, a Hydro Geologist with the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey/UW Extension will be here to discuss water studies and answer questions related to how the results are used to aid communities in their planning.

Click here for the Draft Water Study Proposal Presented to the Green County Board 3/8/2016.

Following the discussion, The Town Board will ask residents to consider a County-wide Water Study Resolution.

Click here to view the signed resolution that was sent to the Green County Board in support of the Water Study.

Consider CAFO and other Industrial Development Moratorium: The Town Board will be seeking resident's input on establishing a moratorium on Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) and other Industrial Developments within the Town of New Glarus.

The Potential moratorium will allow the Town of New Glarus time to discuss and potentially regulate health and safety concerns these types of operations bring to the community. The biggest concern to the Town of New Glarus include: surface and ground water contamination and manure spreading operations using town roads not equipped to handle overweight trucking as is allowed for agriculture equipment.

Click here to view the adopted CAFO and Other Industrial Development Moratorium

Referendum Supporting Constitutional Amendment "Corporations are Not People and Money is Not Speech": The Town Board has been asked to present the citizens of The Town of New Glarus an opportunity vote on Supporting a Constitutional Amendment "Corporations are Not People and Money is Not Speech." A referendum question will be on the November 2016 ballot asking this question. 

Consider Other Growth Plan Direction:

  • Consider Fiber Optic Conduit Placement
  • Natural Gas
  • Consider Single Access Road Abandonment
  • Discuss new Brush and Tree Policy

The Town Board feels these are all important issues and welcome citizen involvement in helping to shape the future of the Town of New Glarus. Please plan to attend our Annual Meeting, next Tuesday, April 19th at the Swiss Miss Center - 1101 Hwy 69.

Help Wanted 

Click Here For A Printable Application


2016 Town of New Glarus Adopted Budget


—Quick Links—
Green County Emergency Management 
Town of New Glarus Recycling and Trash Pick up Schedule 
Town of New Glarus Parks and Recreation Website 
Green County Website 
New Glarus Chamber of Commerce 
New Glarus EMS 
New Glarus Fire District 
New Glarus Public Library 
Southwest Regional Planning 
State of Wisconsin 
Swiss Center of North America 
Poison Hemlock  Wisconsin DNR - Noxious Weeds 

—Upcoming Meetings—
CAFO and Other Industrial Development Committee Meeting - 10/24/2016  
Plan Commission Meeting - 10/27/2016  


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