Town Shop

About the Town Shop

We celebrated the grand opening for the Town Shop in September 2006 with over 100 residents in attendance. It is state of the art and built to handle the Town’s needs for many years to come. We are working with Barron County to have them keep up to three County trucks in the shop during the winter season. This will allow those plowing to get to their trucks more quickly, get the roads plowed more quickly, and to save fuel.

We have already agreed to rent a space to the County for one truck in the shop for $1,500 for the season. Our timing on financing the shop could not have been better. Brill State Bank gave us the best finance option at $400,000 @ 3.75% for 10 years fixed.

Fire Numbers : Progress

The Town has replaced about 20% of the fire numbers this year and will be doing the same until they have all been replaced. The new signs are two-sided and much more effective for the emergency services folks to see.

The town will pay for one sign per property. If you would like additional signs they can be purchased from the town patrolman for $30 each.

The primary purpose of the fire numbers is to identify your location for the fire department, ambulance service, USPS and others. It is very important that the fire number be visible from the road. Typically they are placed near the driveway just off the shoulder of the road, please do not relocate you fire number without consulting with our Town Patrolman, Scott Walters.

Several private roads access multiple properties; each address accessed on the private road will have an individual sign placed on a totem pole at the start of the private road.

It is important that each property owner who uses a private road to access their property determine how many more address signs are necessary to direct emergency services to your residence. Think about an ambulance trying to find your address in the middle of the night. How will they know how to get to your residence.

If you would like assistance, feel free to contact our Town Patrolman or Town Chair.

Quick Info

Culverts

Currently, there are 000 culverts available.

Driveway Permits

If you are locating a new driveway you need to contact the Town Patrolman, Scott Walters, at 715-234-3817 (town shop) and leave a message. The town will determine if the driveway is necessary and if a culvert is required.  If a culvert is required, the Town will order, deliver and charge you for it.

Mailboxes

The proper placement of mailboxes is to have the front edge of the mailbox at the edge of the gravel shoulder furthest from the roadway if you would like assistance locating your mailbox contact our Town Patrolman.  the Town recommends using a swing arm type mail box. The roads are plowed to keep the snow as far off the roadway as possible.  To effectively remove the snow, the plow may travel at the posted speeds.  Regrettably, the force of the snow sometimes knocks down mailboxes. The Town does not accept responsibility for replacing mailboxes but will work with those who have a swing arm type mailbox.

Right of Way

Each year there are several questions that arise regarding Town Road right of way.

The area 33 feet from the centerline of the road is the right of way.

The only things allowed in the right of way are mailboxes and approved signs (fire numbers, street signs, stop signs, etc). Each year we mow the right of ways in the Town to keep them open for plowing snow in the winter and maintaining safe visibility. Trees, bushes, basketball backboards and the like are not legal and do not belong in the right of way. The only things permitted in the right of way are mailboxes and approved signs.

Snowplowing

It is illegal and a safety issue to plow snow across a Town, County or State highway.

Storm Debris Disposal

For several days after major storms, the Town offers free disposal of branches and small tree parts (no larger than 6 inches in diameter).

For disposal dates and times contact Scott Walters at 715-234-3817 or Tony Wolff 715-296-7388

White Goods Pick-Up

Once a year, usually in June, there will be dumpsters available at the town shop in order for town residents to properly dispose of white goods.

Examples of items accepted are: washing machines and dryers, refrigerators, water heaters, stoves, etc.

Examples of E-Goods accepted are: computers, printers, copies, electronics, etc.

Items not accepted: Tires, batteries, Liquids

For information on how to recycle and where click below:

Barron County Recycle Information