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
Extensions: Town clerk: 2, Zoning: 3, Treasurer: 5
Monday: 7:30am - Noon
Tuesday: 2:30pm - 7:00pm
Wednesday: 7:30am - Noon
Thursday: 7:30am - Noon
OPEN AS USUAL!
NOTICE: The March 31 Community Engagement Session
has been POSTPONED. Constituents will be notified of the new date once established.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
We are moving rapidly to require certain town
public meetings to be conducted remotely
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
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
We will rely mostly on the town website to
provide timely updates to the public.
We will also maintain limited signage on the
town office outer door and bulletin boards at Cedar Lake Hills and Roskopf RV
Residents can also call the town office or call
the town supervisors with questions or concerns.
- State Senate: Duey Strobel (District 20), Website
- State Assembly: Rick Gundrum (District 58)
- House of Representatives: F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr. (WI 5th
- County Supervisor: Marilyn Merten (District 17), Email:
- 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.