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The Town of Polk consists of  13,430 acres with clear rippling creeks, crystal clear lakes, hardwood forests and large kettle shaped land formations, combining local farming with suburban living.  Its' access to State Hwy 60, US Hwy 41, and US Hwy 45 make it an attractive place to live, by connecting community life with museums and the arts.  

Town of Polk
3680 State Hwy 60
Slinger, WI 53086

Phone #262-677-2123 (#2 Clerk) (#3 Zoning Secretary) (#4 Building Inspection) or (#5 Treasurer)

Fax     #262-677-2423                      E-mail townofpolk@att.net

Marlyss K. Thiel, Town Clerk

The Town Hall is open:  Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. until Noon. (Except holidays.) 

The Town Hall will be closed for Labor Day, September 1st.

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Job Opening:  Snow Plow Drivers.  Phone 262.677.2123 extension #2 or stop at the Town Hall office during regular business hours listed above.

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PUBLIC HEARING: October 1, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. and continuing at 6:30 p.m.  at the Polk Town Hall --for the closing of Fond du lac Avenue at it's tracks in the Town of Polk by The Wisconsin Central Ltd and Wisconsin & Southern Railroad LLC.             Official notice: http://www.tn.polk.wi.gov/meetings_list_detail.asp?schedid=24116&locid=160

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WASHINGTON COUNTY LINK FOR DETAILS OF CANDIDATES AND THIER VOTES:  http://www.co.washington.wi.us/departments.iml?Detail=263
 
Next Election Date:  November 4, 2014

SAMPLE BALLOT: http://www.tn.polk.wi.gov/docview.asp?docid=17021&locid=160

Voter Registration Form: http://gab.wi.gov/forms/gab-131-English

Absentee Ballot Form: http://www.tn.polk.wi.gov/docview.asp?docid=7752&locid=160                                      Request can be sent to me by mail: Marlyss K. Thiel, Town of Polk Clerk, 3680 State Hwy 60, Slinger WI 53086; e-mail at townofpolk@att.net ; or dropped off at the Town Hall (there is a mail slot in the front door for after hours submittals).

To check the status of your absentee ballot or check your voter history:   https://myvote.wi.gov/

State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board

The State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board has all the forms available for download at their web site. Below are links to some of the most requested forms.

November Election Referendums: State & Local

NOTICE OF REFERENDUM - Town of Polk

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at an election to be held in the Town of Polk, Washington County, State of Wisconsin, on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 for the following question will be submitted to a vote of the people:

 

Referendum Question to Increase Town Tax Levy for 2014

To Be Collected in 2015 and Continuing on an Ongoing Basis

Pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 66.0602(4) (a)

 

            Under state law, the increase in the levy of the Town of Polk, Washington County, Wisconsin for the tax to be imposed for the next fiscal year, 2014 (to be collected in 2015), is limited to the allowable percentage increase based on new construction, which results in a levy of approximately $0.57. Shall the Town of Polk be allowed to exceed this limit and increase the levy for the next fiscal year, 2014 (collected in 2015), and on an ongoing basis thereafter, by an additional $0.50; a total of 88%, which results in a levy total of $1.07.

 

 

Yes

 

 

( this mean the Town of Polk is requesting the additional $.50 per one thousand of your assessed value, for the Town's portion only.  This does not mean that your entire tax bill is doubled)

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The Wisconsin Transportation Fund Referendum (2014) is a statewide ballot measure that will appear on the November 4, 2014 ballot in Wisconsin.

Path to the Ballot

The referendum was qualified on the ballot through the Legislative process.   Under Wisconsin law, a binding statewide ballot measure can only be qualified if both houses of the Legislature approve a joint resolution for two consecutive Legislative sessions.  During the 2013-2014 Legislative session, a statewide referendum was approved with the passage of Assembly Joint Resolution on the second consideration.  The first consideration was approved during the 2011-2012 Legislative session with the passage of Senate Joint Resolution 23.

Source: Wisconsin State Legislature-Assembly Joint Resolution 2, Wisconsin State Legislature-Senate Joint Resolution 23

Ballot Question

The question on the ballot, as follows:

Question 1: “Creation of a Transportation Fund. Shall section 9 (2) of article IV and section 11 of article VIII of the constitution be created to require that revenues generated by use of the state transportation system be deposited into a transportation fund administered by a department of transportation for the exclusive purpose of funding Wisconsin’s transportation systems and to prohibit any transfers or lapses from this fund?”

YES

NO

Source: Wisconsin State Legislature

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Tax Rate Listing for Washington County by Municipality: http://www.tn.polk.wi.gov/docview.asp?docid=16758&locid=160

TOWN OF POLK – Revaluation/Assessment Notice

As required by 2009 Wisconsin Act 68

 

The Town of Polk has hired Grota Appraisals located at N88 W16573 Main Street in Menomonee Falls, to perform a "walk-through" revaluation on all properties in the Town, for the 2015 through 2017 assessment years. Please notice that the Assessor has certain statutory authority to enter land as described in Sections 943.13 and 943.15 of the Wisconsin Statutes.  Copies of the applicable statues can be obtained at public depositories throughout the State of Wisconsin and from the State of Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau website (www.legis.state.wi.us/rsb/stats.html), or a copy may be obtained from the municipal clerk upon payment of applicable copying charges.

These new assessed values based on the physical inspections, will affect the tax bill you receive in December 2015 - 2017, and will not affect the tax bill for 2014 that you receive this December.

The staff of Grota Appraisals will begin its physical inspection process in in late May 2014 and will view approximately 1/3 or more of the properties per year, over a 3-year period. A detailed letter of introduction will be sent to all property owners approximately 2-weeks prior to an on-site inspection.  All of the Town of Polk properties will be inspected. A Photo-ID badge will be worn by assessment staff. The inspection process will include an interior and exterior listing, measurements of buildings, and color photos of the primary structure/residence.

Published June 10, 2014 and Posted on the Town’s website and bulletin boards.

Marlyss K. Thiel, Town Clerk.

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BURN PERMITS are available during office hours, at the Town of Polk, at no charge. One permit is good for 4 weeks.

Town of Polk Ordinance No: 10-08 Burning Permits in the Town of Polk

The Town of Polk of Washington County, does hereby ordain as follows:

A Burning Permit is required in the Town of Polk for the burning of branches, brush, leaves, garden waste, and weeds. Burning of these items, is permissible after obtaining a Burning Permit from the Town Clerk.  No other materials are allowed to be burned. This is a DNR rule.

 Twenty Acres or More: The open burning of brush, abandoned crops, leaves, grass, and similar open fires may occur on parcels of land of 20 (twenty acres) or more without a permit when done by the owner or occupant, subject to the following:

1. No such open fire may be started except between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

2. No such open fire shall be started until the Washington County Sheriff’s Department is notified of the time and the location.

 Responsibility:   

You are responsible for calling the Washington County  Sheriff’s Department, to report that you will be burning.  

1.  You are still responsible for the fire that you start. A responsible adult must attend to the fire at all times, during the burning.  The party obtaining the Burning Permit is responsible for damage caused by such fire, if it should become out of control.  Attending a fire means a physical presence with a means to extinguish the fire, including a rake, shovel, hose connections an other materials used as fire safety precautions.  Do NOT use accelerants such as gasoline, or any other chemical that would escalate burning. 

2.  Any person which violates the terms of this section, or burns in a manner which results in a fire run from any fire department, shall, be liable for any costs incurred by such fire, including but not limited to fire department charges, county sheriff department charges, and any damages caused by such fire.

3. Locate the fire a minimum of 50 (fifty) feet from any occupied dwelling, wood structure, street, alley, property line, or building.

4. Care should be taken regarding the direction of smoke travel so as to not create a nuisance for neighbors. In the event of unsafe burning conditions (high winds, dry conditions or any other hazards), burning should be suspended.

 

5. Any person violating this ordinance by not following the rules herein, or any person violating this ordinance BY NOT obtaining a current Burning Permit from the Town of Polk, shall be subject to a forfeiture of $50.00 (fifty dollars) plus statutory costs, for the first offense and $250.00 (two hundred fifty dollars) plus statutory costs, for the second offense occurring within a twelve (12) month period of time, payable to the Town of Polk for violating this ordinance.  This fee is in addition to other costs incurred because of such fire set by person(s) obtaining a burning

permit in the Town of Polk.

6. Burning Permits may be obtained from the Town of Polk Town Clerk’s office from 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 Noon Monday - Thursday at the Town Hall. This permit will be issued for 4 (four) weeks.  It can be renewed.

 

Restrictions:

The Town of Polk PROHIBITS the burning the following materials:

            a. Household garbage.

            b. Oily substances (including greasy rags, oil filters, etc).

            c. Asphalt shingles or tar paper.

            d. Plastics (including plastic bottles, plastic bags).

            e. Rubber products (including tires and hoses).

            f. Wet, combustible rubbish (including wet cardboard or paper.

            g. Painted or treated wood.

            h. Foam.

            i. Furniture.

            g. Wire, Metal, Aluminum, Vinyl products.

 

Recycling has been a top priority for the Town of Polk.  We strive to follow the laws governing the state of Wisconsin regarding the regulations of reducing, reusing, and recycling.  The Town of Polk encourages the composting or chipping of yard waste.  Residents are encouraged to drop off their yard waste at the Town Recycling Center. 

 

This ordinance shall repeal Section 9.12 OPEN BURNING of the Town of Polk Fire Protection Code. 

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This ordinance shall take effect immediately upon passage and posting.

Adopted this 8th  day of June, 2010.

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Our Recycling Center is only open on Saturdays 9-Noon.  There are no week day collections.                                      

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 WHEN WALKING YOUR PETS, be sure to wear bright colored clothing so you are visible to vehicles on the road.
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NOTICE REQUESTED BY FIRE AND AMBULANCE SERVICES: Low hanging branches and shrubs can slow down or block access to homes or businesses when emergency vehicles come to help. Most fire and rescue vehicles are much taller than personal vehicles, so please trim trees and shrubs over public roads and private driveways.  Seconds count.

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Assessor's office: Grota Appraisals.  Their website is  www.assessordata.org   and their Office Phone # 262.253.1142
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Senator Glen Grothman (District 20): http://legis.wisconsin.gov/senate/grothman/Pages/default.aspx

Assembly District, Pat Strachota (District 58): (retiring) http://legis.wisconsin.gov/assembly/asm58/news/

Congressman F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr. (5th District) http://sensenbrenner.org/

County Supervisor, Marilyn Merten (District 17): mailto:marilyn.merten@co.washington.wi.us

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The Town Board of the Town of Polk public records and public property are available for inspection during regular business hours of M-TH, 7:30 a.m. until Noon.  Exemptions and fees may apply. (Per Section 19.21 through 19.39 Wis. Stats.) Signed, Marlyss K. Thiel, Town Clerk.

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—Quick Links—
Washington County Humane Society 
Burning Restrictions - DNR 
Wisconsin State Election Board 
Road Conditions 
Town of Polk's - Senate Representative Glen Grothman  
Town of Polk's - Assembly District Rep Pat Strachota 
DNR Weekly Bulletin - Hunting & Fishing, etc. 
Town of Polk's - Assessor Grota Appraisals 
State of Wisconsin 
Recycling News from Wisconsin from the DNR 
Sheriff's Office - Washington County 
Wisconsin Towns Association 
Pay Property Taxes after February 1st to the County Treasurer - Washington County Website 
Washington County Historical Society 
Big Cedar Lake 
Ice Age Trail 
Washington County Smart Growth 

—Upcoming Meetings—
Budget Workshop for 2015 - 9/24/2014  
Zoning Board of Appeals- Public Hearing - Homer & Britta Schultz - 9/25/2014  
PUBLIC HEARING - WISCONSIN CENTRAL & WI & SOUTHERN RAILROADS CLOSING OF FOND DU LAC AVENUE AT THE TRACKS - 10/1/2014  
2ND PUBLIC HEARING - WISCONSIN CENTRAL & WI & SOUTHERN RAILROADS CLOSING OF FOND DU LAC AVENUE AT THE TRACKS - 10/1/2014  

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