Washburn, Wisconsin

 

Lake Superior Shoreline

Green Ruler

 

 

 

 

 

Washburn, Wisconsin

A Small Town On The Greatest Lake

 

Surrounded by forest, the city of Washburn nestles on the shore of Lake Superior's historic Chequamegon Bay in northernmost Wisconsin. With unparalleled outdoor recreation opportunities, a vibrant cultural life, and a progressive atmosphere, Washburn is great place to live, a rewarding place to do business, and a spectacular place to visit.

Explore the links at left to find out more about Washburn or to learn the latest news from the city government. To help you find the information you need, consult the Site Index.

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NEWS AND EVENTS

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New City Employment Opportunities

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CITY OF WASHBURN

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT

 

 

 

Public Hearing will be held at the regularly scheduled monthly City Council Meeting, Monday, April 13, 2015, 5:30 P.M., City Hall 119 Washington Ave., for public comment on the following issue(s):

 

Plan Commission recommendation to the Common Council of the City of Washburn that text portions of Chapter 3 Land Use, Chapter 4 Waterfront and Coastal Resources, and Chapter 6 Utilities and Community Facilities, and map figures 3-2 Land Use Plan and 6-3 Utilities and Community Facilities Plan of the 2007 City of Washburn Comprehensive Plan be amended as presented on Exhibits A, B, and C.

 

Any interested individual may contact the Office of the Washburn City Clerk, 119 Washington Avenue, Monday-Friday, 8:00AM – 5:00PM, #715 373-6160 x#4, to review or obtain further details and/or a copy of the proposed amendment and comprehensive plan.

 

   

 

 

Scott J. Kluver

City Clerk 

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February 26, 2015:

Proposed Amendments to the City’s Comprehensive Plan:

CLICK BELOW TO VIEW:

 

Summary of Proposal Letter/Resolution/Notice of Public Hearing (PDF)

Exhibit A – Landuse (PDF)

Exhibit B – Waterfront and Coastal Resources (PDF)

Exhibit C – Utilities and Community Facilities (PDF)

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THE ICE RINK IS OPEN FOR THE SEASON

CLICK HERE FOR THE ICE RINK SCHEDULE AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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December 10, 2014:

The City of Washburn now accepts credit card payments for most transactions through GovPayNet® Payment Services.  Utility Bills, Ambulance Bills, and Parking Tickets may be paid online.

 CLICK HERE TO MAKE A PAYMENT

Additional service fees apply.  Click Here to see the credit card fee schedule for more details.

(The City does not accept credit card payments for property tax payments.)

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NOTICE OF SPRING ELECTION

CITY OF WASHBURN

APRIL 7, 2015

 

 

State of Wisconsin)

City of Washburn) ss.

County of Bayfield)

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at an election to be held in the City of Washburn, State of Wisconsin, on Tuesday April, 7, 2015, the following offices are to be elected to succeed the present incumbents listed.  The term for Alderperson begins on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 for a two-year duration expiring April, 2017; unless otherwise indicated below.

 

 

         Office                                                                                 Incumbent

 

 

Alderperson-1st District, 1st Ward                                            Kristy M. Jensch

 

Alderperson-2nd District, 2nd & 3rd Wards                                Linda S. Barnes

 

Alderperson-3rd District, 4th Ward                                            Jeremy P. Oswald

 

Councilor- at- Large                                                                 Richard M. Avol

 

                                                                                          

 

           

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the first day to circulate nomination papers is Monday, December 1, 2014, and the final day for filing of nomination papers is Tuesday, January 6, 2015, 5:00 PM, in the office of the City Clerk. 

 

Nomination Papers, Declaration of Candidacy and Campaign Finance Registration Statement forms may be obtained at the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, Washburn, Wisconsin 54891 (715) 373-6160 ext. #4.

 

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that if a primary is necessary, the primary will be held on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, being the third Tuesday in said month.

 

Given under my hand and official seal at the City Hall in the City of Washburn, County of Bayfield, this

14th day of November, 2014.

 

 

Scott Kluver –City Clerk

City of Washburn

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Winter Parking Restrictions in Effect

The Washburn Police Department would like to remind you that odd/even parking is in effect from November 01 – April 01.  During these dates you must park on the odd side of the street on odd dates and the even side on even dates.  This is in effect 24 hours a day and begins at midnight.  A grace period from 8:00PM to Midnight will be allowed for you to move your vehicle to the correct side prior to midnight. If you have any questions, please call 373-6164.

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Interested in What is Being Planned for the Future of Thompson’s West End Park?

Click Here to Learn More and to Find Out How to Get Involved!

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Click Here to Watch a City Council Meeting Online on Ustream

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Click Here to Learn More about the City’s Zoning Code Rewrite Project and to Review the Proposed Changes

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Learn More About the Regional Housing Program

Administered through the Northwestern Regional Planning Commission (NWRPC), the Regional Housing Program offers qualifying Low- and Moderate-Income households with financial assistance for housing rehabilitation, homebuyer assistance, and funds towards handicapped accessibility modifications.

 

For more details about this program visit the program website or view the program brochure.

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·         2015 Fee Schedule Released (PDF)

·         Wisconsin's New Municipal Utility Law- Forms and Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

·         Runoff Water Overflow And How You Can Help

·         Zoning Code Revision: Frequently-Asked Questions

·         Thompson’s West End Park Beach Cleanup Status Report (PDF)

·         Information on Possible Utility Extensions

·         Council Meeting Now Available as Streaming Video

·         Washburn Marina Improvements Plan

·         Downtown Building Façade Renovation Loan Program

·         Voter Registration Information

·         City Real Property for Sale

 

 

 

 

 

Need information on beach closures?
Check the Wisconsin Beach Health page for up-to-date information.

 

 



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