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Office Hours August 22-August 26, 2016

Monday 8 am-1 pm 2 pm-5 pm
Tuesday 8 am-12 pm 1 pm-5 pm
Wednesday 8 am-12 pm 1 pm-5 pm
Thursday 8 am-12 pm 1 pm-5 pm
Friday Closed to Public


Click Here for 8/9/2016 Election Results

 Pioneer Road Reconstruction
August 8 - Update

Fine grading phase 2 base is scheduled for August 5th and continue on the 6th if necessary Phase 2 binder is scheduled for August 10th and surface paving Phases 1 & 2 August 10th and 11th


Shouldering will take place the week of August 15th on phases 1 & 2.  This should only take 2 days but this is a little too far out to set exact dates right now.


Phase 2 traffic control will remain as is until the end of the project.  Phase 1 traffic is advised to use caution when traveling.


These are the main items and miscellaneous guard rails, top-soiling, seeding etc. will be taking place. 


Please notify residents of these items and make sure residents traveling in the Phase 1 area please exercise caution and patience as there will be work being done along this work zone for the remainder of the project.

June 22, 2016 Pioneer Road Construction Timeline

Phase I Alternate Route  

Phase II Alternate Route

Phase I - Alternate Route for non-Pioneer Road Residents.

All trees and brush have been removed. 

Our Pioneer Road reconstruction project is well underway. The project will include pulverizing the existing asphalt, widening the road, improving sight lines, overlaying with hot-mix asphalt and improving ditch drainage.

Phase I of construction for residents at the East End of Pioneer Road will begin June 8th beginning with pulverizing pavement from County O to Blue Vista. The first layer of asphalt should be completed by July 7th. Mailboxes for this section will be located at Blue Vista on contractor provided mailboxes, labeled with your address. The Postal Service has been notified and will begin delivering to those temporary mailboxes on June 8th.

Phase II of construction for resident on the West End of Pioneer and including Klassy Road will begin approximately July 7th and will run through around August 17th. During this phase your temporary mailboxes, will be located near Blue Vista and will be labeled with your address.

The road is scheduled to be closed for your safety during construction from 7 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday. Due to the complexity of the work, road closures will be strictly enforced. The road will be opened after 5:30 each night and weekends for local traffic and emergency vehicles only. Unforeseen complications may force the construction workers to work as late as 7:00 p.m. In these cases we ask that residents remain patient. Please understand that the workers are trying to meet deadlines and are doing their best to keep the road safe and drivable during construction. The contractor will coordinate with Waste Management for garbage pickup on Mondays.


This timeline is subject to change.


Substantial Completion - August 12, 2016
Final Completion - August 26, 2016


Additionally, for your reference, here is a link to download the construction plans for the project:


Town Hall Expansion Project

We are all moved in!!

Watch for our Open House Event

Town of New Glarus 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 Elections

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

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.

Visit the Voter Information Center

Answers to questions about how to register, where to vote, when to vote absentee, and much more.

Fillable Registration Form

Fillable Absentee Ballot Request


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 - 8/29/2016  


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