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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
Extensions: Town clerk: 2, Zoning: 3, Building Inspection: 4, Treasurer: 5
Fax: 262-677-2423
E-mail: townofpolk@att.net

HOURS:  Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7:30 am - NOON

and Tuesdays from 2:30 pm to 7:00 pm



NEW TREASURER HOURS, effective 5/16/17:
Tuesday 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm and Wednesday 7:30 am – Noon




TOWN OF POLK office will be closed JULY 3 and JULY 4, 2017 in honor of Independence Day.


   



SPRING ELECTION - APRIL 4, 2017

ELECTION TURNOUT

Total Voters: 483

Absentee ballots returned: 68

Absentee ballots not returned: 27

Provisional ballots: 0



Spring 2017 HWY 175 CONSTRUCTION INFORMATION

Click here for more information     



 WANTED: Temporary Recycle Attendant 

Temporary Recycle Attendant

Hours are 8:45 AM – 12:15 PM every Saturday

To start immediately with end date TBD, likely through early June 2017

$9.50 per hour

Responsible for management of recyclable drop offs by Town of Polk Residents





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POLK REPRESENTATIVES

  • State Senate: Duey Strobel (District 20), Website
  • State Assembly: Bob Gannon (District 58), Website
  • 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.


A Letter from Chairman Schulteis

I would like to commend our High Schools for encouraging/requiring their students in American Studies classes to participate/attend local municipal meetings, be it Town, Village, City, or School Board, so they understand the procedures by which local governments function. Over the past few years we have had numerous young visitors present. It’s been encouraging to see their optimistic spirit.

We all hear about the negative and problems of our young people. Did we forget that not long ago we were the “youth of tomorrow” with all the overwhelming challenges even though we lived in a simpler time. With our instant information today and the drama that sells, everything is amplified---except for the good things going on around us daily and there are plenty. These young people may not follow our footsteps in our chosen professions. Disappointing? Yes, but they have their own passions that drive them—encourage it. Maybe there is something that ignites their passion to better society. Let’s help them pursue their dreams too.  Today’s niche markets have endless possibilities driven by the mere restrictions imposed on ourselves.  Needs and wants have changed with our ever changing affluent society or just the desire to get back to a simpler lifestyle when we knew our neighbors, enjoyed conversing and yes, without electronics.

By the same token, we now have an emerging retiring class that is not “old”, or think we aren’t, and have much to give back to the society that helped us raise our children, protect us in emergencies and help us through the “hard” times. They are realizing that they have a wealth of experience to offer as mentors, volunteers to numerous worthy organizations or even starting their own niche markets since they have the time, financial wherewithal, wisdom and developed patience needed to navigate the economy plus they are not bored out of their minds. At this point in their lives and they are probably the “boss” of their own company (themselves), if they wish to go on vacation, fishing or “nothing important today”, no one can do anything but say “good for you”.

We have so much to be grateful for, but hear negative to the point of depression. Take a good long look around and say thank you to your families, neighbors and those behind the scenes people that protect us every day without us even knowing it.

Respectfully submitted,

Albert Schulteis , Chairman








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 - Senator Bob Gannon (District 58) 
Town of Polk's - Senator Duey Strobel (District 20) 
DNR Weekly Bulletin - Hunting & Fishing, etc. 
Town of Polk's - Assessor Grota Appraisals 
State of Wisconsin 
Recycling News from Wisconsin from the DNR 
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 

—Upcoming Meetings—
Special Town Board Meeting - 8/22/2017  
Board of Zoning Appeals Notice - 8/24/2017  

—Weather—
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