Taxpayer Notes for 2017

Taxpayer Notes 2017

Town website.  Town of Cedar Lake’s new interactive website address is

Check this site for up-to-date information.

Emergency Notification.   The CODE RED community notification system (severe weather, evacuation notices, missing child, etc.) is available in Barron County.  For more information and to sign up go to or call 715.637.6732.

ATV/UTV Routes.  Amendment (dated July 10, 2017) to ATV/UTV Ordinance 5-9-2016 states “All town roads within the township shall be designated as ATV/UTV routes”.  This means that all roads within the township’s jurisdiction are open to ATV/UTV traffic year round.  Roads beyond the township’s jurisdiction, such as State Highway 48 and County Road V, are not open to ATV/UTV traffic.  A formal request has been submitted to WisDOT to designate the State Highway 48 Bridge in Mikana as an ATV/UTV crossing site.

Snowmobiles.  Snowmobiles are allowed on all Town Roads and are subject to all posted speed limits.

Golf Carts.  Golf carts are not allowed on any Town, County or State Highways.

Driveway Permits.  To request a new driveway, contact our Town Patrolman, Mike Gallo, at 715.234.3817.  The Town will determine if a driveway culvert is necessary and will order, deliver, and charge you for it.

Building Permits.  Building permits are required for all new construction, detached garages, and any remodeling that costs more than $20,000 or expands your structure by more than 400 square feet.  Our Uniform Dwelling Code (UDC) building inspector is Scott Schiefelbein at (O) 715.354.3963 or (C) 715.790.6963.  Please contact him prior to any construction.

Storm Debris Removal.  For several days after major storms, the Town offers free disposal of branches and small trees (less than 6 inches in diameter).  For disposal dates and times, contact the Town Patrolman at 715.234.3817.

Road Right of Way (ROW).  A ROW is reserved for the purpose of road maintenance or expansion of existing public services (utilities, walking paths, etc.).  The area 33 feet each way from the centerline of a Town road is part of the Town ROW.  Trailers, stacked wood, basketball backboards, hardscape, bushes and similar items are illegal.  The only items permitted in the ROW are mail boxes and approved signs. 

Absentee Ballots.  Please see the Town of Cedar Lake’s website or contact the Town Clerk, Maryhelen Drew, at 715.234.4333 if you require an absentee ballot in 2018.

Fireworks Permit.  A fireworks permit is available on the Town’s website

Buckthorn.  Homeowners are encouraged to be alert to the presence of buckthorn on their property.  Buckthorn is a fast growing invasive tree that can overtake a wooded area preventing growth of native trees, ferns and wildflowers.  If untreated, buckthorn will create a wall of trees that neither humans nor animals can walk through.  Our township has a volunteer buckthorn control project to assist landowners in identification and control measures.  For more information, contact Richard Ballou at 715.234.8618.

Town of Cedar Lake Officials

Clerk:  Maryhelen Drew, Box 2013, 2706 27th Ave, Mikana 715.234.4333.

Treasurer:  Gladys Roux, 2846 27 ½ Ave, Birchwood, 715.671.8708.

Chairperson:  Ken Leners, 2825 29 ¼ Ave, Birchwood, 612.710.3030.

Supervisor 1:  Tony Wolff, Box 2134, Mikana, 715. 296.7388.

Supervisor 2:  Kory Weiss, 2716 26 ½ Ave, Rice Lake, 715.651.1444.

Town Patrolman:  Mike Gallo, Box 2199, Mikana, 715.234.3817.

Four Corners Police Chief:  Robert “RJ”” Severude, 715.234.2777.

Assessor:  Randy Prochnow, N 10199, CTH S, Wheeler, 715.632.2116.

Uniform Dwelling Code (UDC) building inspector:  Scott Schiefelbein, (O) 715.354.3963 (C) 715.790.6963.

Birchwood Four Corners Emergency Services District (BFCESD) Commissioner: Jon Sleik, 715.354.3003.

2018 Calendar of Events

The Town Board of the Town of Cedar Lake normally meets the second Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Cedar Lake Town Hall, 2696 Main St., Mikana.

The Annual Town Meeting is Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 10 a.m. in the Cedar Lake Town Hall.

The dates for Open Book and Board of Review are normally set in April and May, respectively.

June 16, 2018, White Goods and E-Goods drop off 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Town Shop, 2636 Hwy 48.

July 4, 2018, Biggest Little 4th of July Celebration.  8:30 a.m. 5K walk/run registration, 9 a.m. start.

1 p.m. Parade, 2 p.m. Raffle, Dusk (10 p.m.) Fireworks scheduled for Joel Wosepka Park.

The Birchwood Four Corners Emergency Services District (BFCESD) meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at   

6:30 p.m.  Agendas with locations and Minutes posted to the Town’s website


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