Town of New Glarus


Happy Thanksgiving

Notice to Town of New Glarus Residents
beginning next week the Town Assessor will be gathering property information and may visit or sketch your property/home. Our Assessor and his staff do carry identification. Please ask them for credentials if you are wary of their presence on your property.

2016 Town of New Glarus Adopted Budget

Town Hall Expansion/Remodel Project

At the September 8th meeting, the New Glarus Town Board selected Anderson Construction for our Town Hall Expansion/Remodel Project.

We are excited to begin construction and hope to be in our new home by April 2016!

Pioneer Road Reconstruction

At the May 26 meeting, Tim Schleeper of Vierbicher reported that a number of companies took out bidding documents for the Pioneer Road Reconstruction Project but only Rock Road submitted a bid. Schleeper felt there were too many areas in the bid that were too far off estimated costs and recommended that all bids be rejected and rebid at the beginning of 2016.

The Town Board voted unanimously to reject the bid and rebid the entire project with two phases and an additional addendum for conduit. New Glarus Town Chairman also noted that he wanted to be assured that the Town will have the flexibility with the new bids to choose portions of the project as best suited for the Town.

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.

New Glarus Town Strategic Planning Results

(3/25/15) The Town of New Glarus held a Strategic Planning Workshop to determine what direction the residents would like to see the Town pursue. To see a summary of the results, please CLICK HERE.

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:

(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.




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Printed Saturday, November 28, 2015