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.

WOODFORD STEEL BRIDGE CLOSED

Wisconsin Department of Transportation has asked the Town of Barton to close the Woodford Dr steel bridge to all traffic due to lack of inspection.  It will reopen when the state department deems it safe.

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.