NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Town of Barton
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

ON THE MATTER OF OPENING ROADS TO ATV/UTVS

     NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing will be held before the Town Board Monthly Meeting on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 7:00 pm at the Barton Town Hall, located at 3482 Town Hall Rd to consider opening roads in the Town of Barton to ATV/UTVs. A Road Route Proposal is available via email or at Town Hall.

     All interested parties should attend this Public Hearing.

                                                                              Sherry Eckert, Town Clerk
                                                                              Dated February 4, 2020

Individual members of the Town Board or other governmental bodies may attend the above-mentioned meeting. It is possible that such attendance may constitute a meeting of those bodies. This information is given solely to comply with the requirements of the Open Meeting Law.

Publish 2/12/2020

SNOW REMOVAL AND CARS IN RIGHT OF WAY

Any vehicle parked, stopped or standing upon a highway in violation of any of the provisions of this article is declared to be a hazard to traffic and public safety. Such vehicle shall be removed by the operator in charge to a position where parking is permitted or to a private or public parking or storage premises or property. Any officer, after issuing a citation for either illegal parking, stopping or standing of any unattended vehicle in violation of this article, is authorized to remove such vehicle to a position where parking is permitted or to cause the towing of such vehicle. In addition to other penalties provided by this article, the owner or operator of a vehicle so removed shall pay the reasonable costs of removing, towing and storage. If the vehicle is moved or towed by a private motor carrier, the motor vehicle tower is entitled to recover the actual charges regularly paid for such service. If the vehicle is stored in a public storage garage or rental facility, customary charges for such storage shall be paid. Upon payment, a receipt shall be issued to the owner of the vehicle for the towing or storage charges.

TAX COLLECTION DATES

TAX COLLECTION DATES

December 10 & 17  2:30 – 4:30 pm

December 12 & 19 5:30 – 7:30 pm

January 7, 14, 21 & 28  2:30 – 4:30 pm

January 9, 16, 23 & 30  5:30 – 7:30 pm

 

TRANSFER STATION HOURS

Winter hours are in effect. 12 Noon to 4:00 pm on Saturdays November through April.

Loose garbage is not permitted at the Transfer Station, all garbage must be bagged. Only household garbage is accepted. Appliances, furniture, rolls of carpet, electronics and any hazardous waste items are NOT accepted. Please do no use plastic bags for paper/cardboard as they cause problems with equipment. The Town encourages recycling. Place glass, steel cans, plastic #1 and #2 and aluminum cans in the containers provided by the town for these items. Please crush or flatten plastics to save on space – often bins become too full of recyclables. We encourage everyone to separate their aluminum cans from the other recyclables and place them in the receptacle for the Good Luck 4-H Club. The Club uses this as a fundraiser. 

Electronics – The State DNR has a website that answers many questions, and lists businesses that are collection centers for electronics. Electronics are not accepted at the Transfer Station.

TREASURER/TAXES …..NEW FOR 2020

There is a “Tax Payment Drop Box” mounted on the building, just right of the main doors.

Please mail your taxes in the enclosed return envelope and enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope if you would like a receipt returned to you or if you have a refund due. Please note that refunds of under $2.00 will not be refunded. It is preferred that you mail your taxes or use the drop box.

ONLY CHECKS AND MONEY ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED. NO CASH, CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD PAYMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!

Tax Collection Dates: December 10 & 17 2:30 – 4:30 pm; December 12 & 19 5:30 – 7:30 pm.
                                   January 7, 14, 21, & 28 2:30 – 4:30 pm; January 9, 16, 23, & 30 5:30 – 7:30 pm.

DOG LICENSES

Also new this year is the dog License form. This form allows for up to three (3) dogs. Please note the increase in fees.

State Law requires dogs to be licensed. Enclose a separate check for dog licenses as the Tax Collection and Dog License Program are two separate data base programs. Please send a self-addressed stamped envelope for the license/tag to be returned to you. The deadline to license dogs and kennels is March 31, 2020. There is a $5 late fee for applications received after March 31st. 

BRUSH REMOVAL AND CHIPPING

Available for the 2020 year May Through October 14 for residential properties only. YOU MUST CALL DON MAURER TO HAVE YOUR BRUSH CHIPPED (262-338-8253). Branches should be piled with the cut ends all laying the same way and spread out enough so as not to create a tangle of branches. The cut ends need to face the road and be approximately 2 ft from edge of pavement and the pile cannot exceed 3 ft in height. Please leave at least 2 ft between the piles. The thickest part of the brance cannot be more than 4 in. in diameter. Please trim any forks on heavy branches so as not to jam the chipper. If these rules are not followed, brush will not be removed and property owner will be responsible for removal. If you would like to keep the chips, please inform the men doing the chipping. Otherwise they are taken to the Transfer Station and are available to anyone. If anyone would like chips, call Don for availability. PLEASE DO NOT ABUSE THE CHIPPING SERVICE- THIS IS NOT MEANT AS A WAY TO CLEAR HEAVY BRUSH-FILLED AREAS AND WOODS.