Town of New Glarus


The Town of New Glarus Parks Commission is updating our Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan.  Please tell us how we can improve and expand our recreational trails, facilities, and services.

Please visit the link below to complete a brief survey by March 31st.

If you are unable to access the internet to complete the survey, please visit or call the New Glarus Town Hall to complete the survey by paper or phone:                                   

 26 5th Avenue

New Glarus, WI 53574

(608) 527-2390

Your input is very important to us!


 Survey Results

The Town of New Glarus survey results are in. It is apparent that internet connectivity has shortfalls for our community. We are working towards bringing you better service! This will not be an overnight process. Please stay tuned and connect to get involved.




The Survey feedback comments include:                                            


·         “TDS is slow and unpredictable.”

·         “Current TDS service is horrible. Internet connection - watching paint dry is faster. We would stream however, there is no way you can. Horribly slow and unreliable. How can they charge for DSL and we have slower than dial up?”

·         “I have called TDS and complained about the slow speeds too many times to count. I have provided proof, using the site. TDS Technicians have come to my house and seen the problem first hand. Sometimes, it is so bad that the speed-test site won't even load! Of course, it is impossible to watch Netflix or even YouTube videos with this problem. The TDS technicians have admitted that TDS simply does not want to pay to upgrade equipment to handle the additional users they charge for their service.”

·         “I cannot even use DSL Internet during peak hours. I have to go to the library to take my on-line tests because slow speed has timed out my exams.”

·         “There is a direct correlation to volume and times when children get home from school and on weekends when speeds drastically slow down and we often receive the message "system is over capacity, please try again later.””

·         “There is no way I could ever run a successful internet based business out of my home because of this antiquated, out of date service available here.”

·         “Our satellite connection is very expensive and not fast enough for streaming videos. Speed is inadequate and reception is weather-dependent. TDS only offers dial-up service to our home, so we have no other option than satellite. TDS should be required to offer the same level of internet service to ALL their customers, not just offer hi-speed to profitable geographic areas.”

·         “Because of our location, we are not able to access any other internet provider besides TDS. The speed of TDS internet is not even substantial enough for my 3 children to get their homework done.”

·         “If the wind blows, my satellite service goes out. This directly affects my ability to work from home so I am sure hoping someone gets New Glarus high speed internet that works, even when the wind blows.”

·         “I run a website from my home so it is important for me to have reliable internet service.  Likewise, for many people nowadays, it is as basic a service as water and electricity.  I wish there was an option for internet service with dependable and usable speed, when people actually want to use it.”

Effective January 30, 2017 The Town of New Glarus changed telephone and internet services from TDS to Charter.

Our telephone numbers were not effected by the change.

Please note the following new email addresses:

Pattie Salter
Maegan Roesslein
Chris Narveson
Dean Streiff
Susan Crum
Jim Hoesly
Robert Elkins



APRIL 4, 2017
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at an election to be held in the Town of New Glarus, on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, the following offices are to be elected to succeed the present incumbents listed.  All terms are for two years beginning on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.
                      Office                             Incumbent
                      Chairman                      Chris Narveson
                  1st  Supervisor                Dean Streiff
                    2nd Supervisor               Susan Crum

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that a town caucus for the purpose of nominating candidates to appear on the spring election ballot for the above listed offices will be scheduled during the month of December. The caucus will be held on a date not sooner than January 3, 2017 and not later than January 24, 2017. Notice of the scheduled date of the caucus will be given at least five days before the caucus.  





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