February 10, 2015 Special Meeting of the Electorate Report:
The New Glarus Town Board requested authority Tuesday night to purchase property located at 26 5th Avenue in the Village of New Glarus to serve as our new Town Hall.
The Town Board reported that Village approval would be needed to change the zoning use of the building from residential to commercial, and to approve a proposed small addition of 665 SF.
The residents in attendance voted unanimously to authorized the purchase contingent on Village approval of the property's intended use as a town hall, including the expansion.
Trash Collection and Recycling Update:
Residents with property improvement values of $50,000 or more will soon be receiving a letter from Waste Management announcing our new trash and recycling options.
Residents will have until March 3, 2015 to choose from three options for their trash and recycling service:
Two 64 Gallon Containers (1 for trash and 1 for recycling.)
Two 96 Gallon Containers (1 for trash and 1 for recycling.)
Keep your current service the same. (Trash bags or your own personal container and an 18 gallon recycle bin.)
It is very important that you return your selection to our office by the March 3 deadline. If you do not respond, Waste Management will deliver two 64 Gallon Carts.
We hope to have all carts delivered by early April.
Local Government Institute Study on Local Transportation Issues & Needs
(12/19/14) “The Local Government Institute (LGI), which includes the Wisconsin Counties Association, the League of Wisconsin Municipalities and the Wisconsin Towns Association commissioned and released a Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance report entitled Filling the Potholes: A New Look at Funding Local Transportation in Wisconsin on Wednesday, December 10, 2014. The study was intended to look at the issues impacting the funding of local transportation budgets and develop recommendations for fixing the problem.
“This report shows what we’ve already known, that manufacturing, farming, and trucking make up a larger share of jobs and wages that any other state except Indiana,” said Wisconsin Towns Association Executive Director Mike Koles. “In addition, strong roads boost our $11 billion tourism industry. For Wisconsin to grow and thrive, we can’t wait any longer to invest in our infrastructure.”
Please click on any of the below links to see further information:
Wisconsin Towns Association Announces
2015-16 Legislative Priorities
(12/8/14) The Wisconsin Towns Association now has ready its list of legislative priorities for the 2015-16 session. To see a list of those, please CLICK HERE.