Public Budget Hearing and Notice of Special Meeting of Electors

Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at 7:00 p.m., at the Barton Town Hall, located at 3482 Town Hall Rd, Kewaskum, Wisconsin, a PUBLIC HEARING on the PROPOSED BUDGET of the Town of Barton, Washington County, will be held. The proposed budget in detail is available for inspection at the clerk’s office in the town hall during the clerk’s office hours. Summary of proposed 2024 budget can be found under Meetings and Minutes.

Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, immediately following the completion of the Public Hearing on the proposed town budget, which begins at 7:00 p.m. at the Town of Barton Town Hall, located at 3482 Town Hall Rd, Kewaskum, Wisconsin a special town meeting of the electors, called by the town board pursuant to sec. 60.12(1)(c) of the Wisconsin Statutes, will be held for the following purpose:

  1. To adopt the 2023 town tax levy to be paid in 2024 pursuant to sec. 60.10(1)(a) of the Wisconsin Statutes.

Sherry Eckert, Town Clerk
Town of Barton, Washington County

#OperationGreenLight

By shining a green light, we aim to let veterans know that they are seen, appreciated and supported. Join us in #OperationGreenLight for Veterans by changing one light bulb in the entryway of your house or business to a green bulb. November 6th – 12th.

NEW ELECTION EQUIPMENT IN BARTON

Voters in the Town of Barton will see new election equipment at the polls in 2023 with the recent purchase of Badger Books.
Overview: In 2017, Wisconsin Elections Commission developed an electronic poll book application for use in Wisconsin elections. The Badger Book is the only electronic poll book authorized for use in Wisconsin and is the only e-poll book application with direct WisVote integration. Badger Books do not use an internet connection.
The Badger Book is used to check in voters, process Election Day Registrations (EDRs), and record absentee participation. In short, Badger Books perform the functions currently processed on paper poll book. After Election Day, a data file generated from the Badger Book is used to upload election participation and Election Day Registration information into WisVote.
 
Some benefits of Badger Books that will impact Voters include:
  • No need for separate lines as all devices are identical
  • Signing of electronic poll book is quick and easy
  • Efficient voter registration process (no paper form to complete)

Road Tour

The Town Board will be meeting for the specific purpose of a road tour to inspect town roads on 4/16/22 at 8:00 a.m.

Agenda located under meetings and minutes.

NOTICE OF NONCANDIDACY

Incumbent Supervisor, Jerry Meulemans, has given Notification of Noncandidacy and will not be a candidate for the office of Supervisor at the next election of April 5, 2022.

If you are interested in running for the office of Supervisor for the Barton Town Board. Papers must be filed by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 4, 2022.

TOWN BRUSH CHIPPING

This service runs from May through October 13 in 2021 and is available to residential propertes only.  You MUST CALL DON MAURER 262-338-8253 to have your brush chipped.

Pile branches with the cut ends all laying the same way and spread out enough so as not to create a tangle of brushes. The cut ends need to face the road and be approximately 2 ft from edge of pavement. The pile cannont exceed 3 ft in height. Please leave 2 ft between piles. The thickest part of the branch cannot be more than 4 inches in diameter. Please trim forks on heavy branches. 

If these rules are not followed, brush will not be removed and property owner will be resposible for removal. If you would like to keep chips, please inform th men doing the chipping. If you would like chips, please call Don Maurer.

Please do not abuse chipping service.  This is not meant as a way to clear heavy brush-filled areas and woods or as clean-up from professional tree service cutting your trees.