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
April 2, 2019 – Spring Election
Ballots Cast 1262
Winning Local Candidates:
Supervisors-Dennis Sang and Robert Roecker
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NOTICE REQUESTED BY FIRE AND AMBULANCE SERVICES:
Low hanging branches and shrubsFoliage 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.
A Letter from Chairman Schulteis:
What started as just a so-so winter, sure got its act together since mid-January. The Town Highway Department has a group of dedicated individuals that went over and above to meet the winter challenges, clearing roads early to prepare for buses and your commute to work. Timing of storms/winds all play into the process. Needless to say, the inventory of salt is stressed but adequate. According to the calendar, spring will be here soon.
The extreme cold drove frost into the open roads, thawed them, refroze to new depths again and again only to create new issues. Roadways are being accessed for summer repairs.
As we mentioned earlier in communications, the Town hired an engineering firm for work on Cedar Creek Road to qualify for the grant we received as part of an LRIP (Local Road Improvement Program) from the State of Wisconsin. We are still headed in that direction. After speaking to neighboring municipalities, contractor prices have inflated. Will know more soon.
The Town office staff has seen record applications for services this year already. Our location with main highway corridors, (Interstate 41, Hwy 45, Hwy 60, Hwy 175 and Hwy 164) are driving activities on building permits, land divisions and acquisitions, business relocations and expansions. Realizing the affect, the Board has hired a planner, as an “on call” contractor to get our Ordinances/Codes in order to both protect the interests of our current residents plus keep the influx of new development in proper sequence to comply with our Comprehensive Plan.
From time to time I hear a comment about our office only being open part time because “There probably isn’t enough work to call for full time”. Nothing could be further from the truth. Our staff has more than its fair share to fill their time, plus they are completing tasks on their own time. That’s dedication! Our staff goes beyond their required criteria to meet the needs of residents and do it with a positive spirit. To this I tip my hat to their dedication to you, the people of the Town.
The Board is reviewing web site options. Our present site is obsolete, and no longer supported by the designer, to the point that it limits our information uploads and sets predetermined parameters set by the web design company. For us to properly serve our residents with information and requested application forms, upgrading is essential.
We are living in a fast paced world, with demands and needs constantly evolving. Recycling, road funding, growth in housing and business sectors---all important issues. We may need to get back to the important basics. Take time to know your neighbors, be aware. Security systems have come a long way although the personal touch is lacking. Sometimes just a simple “Hello” can turn the corner for a person that’s just had a bit more on their plate than wanted. Communities as well as people need to stay connected. It’s hard to believe, but we are all in this together. Watch out for one another.Albert Schulteis
Printed Tuesday, June 25, 2019