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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. With a population of 4,038 (2019 est.), 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
Extensions: Town clerk: 2, Zoning: 3, Treasurer: 5
Fax: 262-677-2423
E-mail: clerk@townofpolk-wi.gov


Office Hours:
Monday: 7:30am - Noon
Tuesday: 2:30pm - 7:00pm
Wednesday: 7:30am - Noon
Thursday: 7:30am - Noon
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

              RECYCLING IS OPEN AS USUAL!

NOTICE: The March 31 Community Engagement Session 

has been POSTPONED. Constituents will be notified of the new date once established.   

BURN PERMITS: Until further notice, A Town of Polk burning permit will not be required for yard waste except that burning may not take place before dawn or after dusk; the burner has the responsibility to contact the Sheriff’s Department to inform them of their intention to burn; and the burner will take full responsibility for all damages and costs incurred to adjoining property as a result of such fire.


Town of Polk Coronavirus Emergency Response Plan Updated March 23, 2020

These are certainly trying times in our community and around the world. However, your town government is committed to serving you as best that we can during this unprecedented crisis. As such, we will be making several changes to our operations to ensure we are able to provide basic services while also keeping the public and our employees and volunteers safe.

 

CHANGES TO HOW WE SERVE THE PUBLIC

1.       Beginning immediately the public will NOT be allowed in the town office, town hall or maintenance building for any purpose other than to process absentee ballots, to participate in early voting or to handle any emergencies that may arise. No other public business will be conducted in the town office until further notice.

a.       Early Voting – Strict safety procedures will be mandated for early voting at the town office, including restricting building access to six persons at a time, a no touching policy, prohibiting use of restrooms, and sanitizing anything touched by voters after each entry.

b.       April 7th Voting – We anticipate some challenges with primary day voting at the town hall, including a possible shortage of poll workers. We will be developing a plan that balances safety with trying to get voters in and out in a reasonable amount of time. We encourage voters to dress accordingly as lines may extend outdoors in order to maintain appropriate social distancing. We also encourage you to avoid peak voting hours such as early morning, lunchtime and after 5:00pm.

2.       All other essential town business with the public is to be conducted remotely by email or phone, and by using the town office drop box, email or mail services to deliver documents.

a.       All general permit applications (building, electrical, zoning, etc.), liquor license applications, dog license applications can be downloaded from the town’s website or by requesting a form via email or phone. Completed applications and forms and fees should be submitted to the Town by mail. Consultation and other discussions related to permit applications or other forms must be conducted remotely via telephone or email. At the discretion of our town staff, we may instruct residents to delay nonessential town business until a future date in order to manage our workload and maximize safety.

CHANGES TO HOW WE CONDUCT PUBLIC MEETINGS

1.       We are moving rapidly to require certain town public meetings to be conducted remotely

2.       We are currently researching the technology that will allow us to conduct meetings via telephone conference call in accordance with open meetings laws. Should the board determine   that is the direction we will take, we will post meetings accordingly with the dial-in instructions for the public. Agendas and other meeting documents will be available on our website.

3.       Guidance from the Department of Justice states, “Governmental bodies typically can meet their open meetings obligations, while practicing social distancing to help protect public health, by conducting meetings via telephone conference calls if the public is provided with an effective way to monitor such calls (such as public distribution, at least 24 hours in advance, of dial-in information for a conference call).” The town will comply with these requirements.

HOW WE WILL COMMUNICATE TO THE PUBLIC

Circumstances can change quickly. Therefore, our plan will remain dynamic and can also change quickly. We will communicate to the public in the following ways. Any other suggestions are welcome.

1.       We will rely mostly on the town website to provide timely updates to the public.

2.       We will also maintain limited signage on the town office outer door and bulletin boards at Cedar Lake Hills and Roskopf RV Center.

3.       Residents can also call the town office or call the town supervisors with questions or concerns.                           

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POLK REPRESENTATIVES

  • State Senate: Duey Strobel (District 20), Website
  • State Assembly: Rick Gundrum (District 58)
  • House of Representatives: F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr. (WI 5th District): Website
  • County Supervisor: Marilyn Merten (District 17), Email: marilyn.merten@co.washington.wi.us
  • Assessor's office: Grota Appraisals Website
For Department of Transportation Plans, studies and projects for the Southeast Transportation Region of Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha counties, click here.





NOTICE REQUESTED BY FIRE AND AMBULANCE SERVICES:

Low hanging branches and shrubs

Foliage over roads 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.


OTHER NOTICES:



                                         


—Quick Links—
Road Construction in the area 
Washington County Humane Society 
Burning Restrictions - DNR 
Wisconsin State Election Board 
Road Conditions 
Town of Polk's - Assessor Grota Appraisals 
State of Wisconsin 
Wisconsin Towns Association 
Pay Property Taxes after February 1st to the County Treasurer - Washington County Website 
Washington County Prevention Network - Drug/Alcohol Abuse 
Washington County Historical Society 
Ice Age Trail 

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