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Office Hours July 18-July 22, 2016

Monday 8 am-12 pm  1 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


Dangerously Hot temperatures and high humidity is predicted to reach this area Thursday and Friday. Heat related illnesses are the #1 weather related killer in the United States - including Wisconsin. If you don't have an air conditioner plan to stay with a friend or relative.

These cooling centers will be available Thursday, July 21 and Friday, July 22, 2016:

  • The Monroe Fire Station #1 available 8am - 5pm
  • The Monroe Sr. Center available from 8am - 5pm
  • Brooklyn Community Center at 102 N Rutland available from 8am 8pm
  • Brodhead Methodist Church from 8am-5pm
  • Browntown Civic Center will be open Thursday  and Friday from 8am to 8pm  
  • Town of New Glarus at 26 5th Avenue 8am-5pm
  • Village of New Glarus Community Room at 8am-4pm

Other places that folks can seek relief are at local libraries, village/city community centers, churches and other public places.  (Not all churches have air conditioning).


Green County Emergency Management urges you to be careful to avoid heat related illness during the hot weather predicted this week.  The National Weather Service predicts dangerously hot weather and high humidity on Thursday July 21 and Friday, July 22.


Heat is the number one weather-related killer in the United States and Wisconsin far exceeding tornadoes, severe storms and floods combined.   Make sure you drink plenty of fluids, but avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol.  People may develop heat exhaustion which develops slowly after exposure to heat for several days and there has been an inadequate or unbalanced replacement of fluids and electrolytes. Symptoms may include heavy sweating, paleness, muscle cramps, weakness, dizziness, headache, nausea, fainting. If you have these symptoms immediately cool down and seek medical attention.


Heat stroke can occur suddenly when the regulating mechanism of a persons body fails due to prolonged exposure to high temperature. Symptoms are extremely high body temperature, red, hot, dry skin, rapid pulse, throbbing headache, dizziness, nausea, confusion, unconsciousness. Immediately call 911 and cool the victim down with cold water in a shower or hose until help arrives.


Pets and livestock can also suffer from the heat.  Make sure they have access to cool, clean water and shade. If you can, bring pets inside where there is air conditioning. Limit exercising your pets to early morning or late evening when it is cooler.  Pets can suffer from heat stroke too and symptoms can be heavy panting, glazed eyes, and excessive thirst and veterinary assistance must be sought immediately.


Additional information for hot weather tips and other emergency preparedness tips can be found at:

Brazen Dropouts Cycling Team

The Brazen Dropouts cycling team is hosting a bicycle race southwest of New Glarus on Saturday, July 30th.  In conjunction with the event there will be a large number of cyclists in the area.  Click HERE to view map of the route being used.  The races will begin at 8 a.m. and continue throughout the day with the final participants clearing the course by 4 p.m.  Questions can be directed to the race director, Ben Grabow at or (254) 717-0242.

 Pioneer Road Reconstruction
June 22, 2016 - Update

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.

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

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—
Plan Commission Meeting - 7/28/2016  


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