Town of Polk, Wisconsin

 
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



Spring 2017 HWY 175 CONSTRUCTION INFORMATION

Click here for more information     

While work continues on STH 175, the shoulder gravel placement will be completed by Thursday.
 
Please feel free to re-install your mailboxes and by this official notice the Post Office can resume mail delivery as residents make the installations.
 
The re-installation of mailboxes is the responsibility of each home owner.  For residents that worked with the Hartford Post Office, please make sure you remove any temporary boxes that were set on side roads. 
 
On-going work includes asphalt placement in driveways, pavement marking and signing.  The roadway remains closed to thru traffic.
Be prepared to watch for lanes closures, etc., that will continue until the project is complete.
 
The barricades and signs that state the road is closed, will not be removed until all the work is complete.  Please slow down and obey flag personnel.
 
Again, you can re-install your mailboxes beginning on Thursday and the Post Office can begin delivery.  Please follow the regulations either on the US Post Office website for height and offsets to the shoulder for installation.







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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

     Summer has extended itself through September, now into October.  Weather will change quickly as fall usually does. Take advantage of the colors and fresh air. 

     Our road projects are nearly completed for 2017.

     A much needed project in Scenic View subdivision required milling and overlay the pavement along with the total rebuild of two portions of Western Ave that needed a base rebuild and re asphalting. Pioneer Rd, west of Hwy 164 was leveled and crackfilled along with a portion of Cedar Creek Rd, east of the Hwy 41 Bridge. Two deteriorated culverts were replaced and ditches in certain areas had deposits of silt removed. Ten miles of roadways were center and fog line marked by Washington Co. Highway Dept. It may not sound like a big deal but pavement marking amounts to a cost of about $1,000.00 per mile.

     Thanks to the co-operative agreement between the Town and Wissota Sand and Gravel, Fond du lac Drive, from Hillside Rd, east to Hwy 175 has had a dangerous hill removed and the entire stretch of roadway rebuilt and re asphalted at no cost to Town residents.

      In September we reviewed/rated our road pavement condition through the State Paser Program, a required system that helps track progress every 2 years. We will base the next few year’s improvements on some of the info from the report.

     Like any other structure, our Salt Shed needed attention this Spring so a new roof, trim and paint were invested to maintain the facility.

     During the past few years the Town Board has budgeted funds to maintain and replace the highway dept. equipment when needed. Our utility truck/one ton pickup is now going on 20 years of age and is due to be replaced without borrowing funds or using any referendum funds that are specifically allocated for road improvement.

    Due to some changes in the State Budget promoted by our local legislators, funds may be available to aid in highway projects in the upcoming two years. We will be applying at the appropriate times. 

   As always, trying to keep our residents informed. 


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:


 

 

 

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