Washburn, Wisconsin

 

Lake Superior Shoreline

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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.

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NEWS AND EVENTS

August 12, 2014:                                                              CITY OF WASHBURN

                                                                                    PARTISAN PRIMARY

 

VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT

 

 

Any qualified elector unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may request to vote an absentee ballot.  A qualified elector is any U.S. citizen, who will be 18 years of age or older on Election Day, who has resided in the ward or municipality where he or she wishes to vote for at least 28 consecutive days before the election. The elector must also be registered in order to receive an absentee ballot. 

 

TO OBTAIN AN ABSENTEE BALLOT YOU MUST MAKE A REQUEST IN WRITING.

 

Contact your municipal clerk and request that an application for an absentee ballot be sent to you for the primary or election or both.  You may also request an absentee ballot by letter.  Your written request must list your voting address within the municipality where you wish to vote, the address where the absentee ballot should be sent, if different, and your signature.

 

Special absentee voting application provisions apply to electors who are indefinitely confined to home or a care facility, in the military, hospitalized, or serving as a sequestered juror.  If this applies to you, contact the municipal clerk.

 

You can also personally go to the clerk's office, complete a written application, and vote an absentee ballot during the hours specified for casting an absentee ballot.  Military Electors should contact the Municipal Clerk regarding the deadlines for requesting or submitting an absentee ballot.

 

SCOTT J. KLUVER, CITY CLERK

WASHBURN CITY HALL

119 WASHINGTON AVENUE

P.O. BOX 638

WASHBURN, WI 54891

715 373-6160 ext #3

FAX 715 373-6148

8:00am - 5:00pm M-F

 

The deadline for electors to register by mail to vote is 5:00 P.M., July 23, 2014.  The last day for electors to request absentee ballots by mail is 5:00 P.M., August 7, 2014.

 

The first day for voting absentee in the Clerk’s Office is July 28, 2014.   The deadline for voting an absentee ballot in the Clerk's office is 5:00 P.M., August 8, 2014.

 

ALL VOTED BALLOTS MUST BE RETURNED TO THE MUNICIPAL CLERK SO THE CLERK CAN DELIVER THEM TO THE PROPER POLLING PLACE BEFORE THE POLLS CLOSE ON ELECTION DAY.  ANY BALLOTS RECEIVED AFTER THE POLLS CLOSE WILL BE COUNTED BY THE BOARD OF CANVASSERS IF POSTMARKED BY ELECTION DAY AND RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 4:00 PM ON THE FRIDAY FOLLOWING THE ELECTION.

 

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August 1, 2014:

 

CITY OF WASHBURN

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC TESTING

OF ELECTRONIC VOTING EQUIPMENT

 

Pursuant to §5.84(1) WI Stats., electronic voting equipment to be utilized at the August 12, 2014 Partisan Primary will be tested by the Municipal Clerk and Election Board Officials at the following time and location:

 

 

11:00AM, Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Washburn City Hall Building

119 Washington Avenue

 

The Public Is Welcome To Attend

 

 

 

Scott J. Kluver

Washburn City Administrator-Clerk

 

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NOTICE OF ELECTION HOURS AND POLL LOCATION

PARTISAN PRIMARY

 

                                                                             

 

ALL WARDS vote Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at the City Hall Building, 119 Washington Avenue, at 7:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.

 

The polling place is accessible to elderly and disabled voters.

 

Scott J. Kluver

City Administrator-Clerk

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City of Washburn Harbor Commission

Notice of Public Hearing on Restated Slip Lease Declarations – Washburn Marina

 

 

Please take notice that the City of Washburn Harbor Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, August 13, at 5:30 p.m. in the Washburn City Hall at 119 Washington Ave., Washburn WI 54891.  The purpose of the hearing is to receive public comment on the proposed restatement of the Slip Lease Declarations at the City of Washburn Municipal Marina.  A copy of the proposed Restated Slip Lease Declarations can be obtained at the Washburn City Hall at the address stated above.  In addition, a copy of the proposed Restated Slip Lease Declarations can be obtained at the Washburn Marina, at 1 Marina Drive, Washburn, WI 54891, or on the City’s website at www.cityofwashburn.org.

 

Written comments may be submitted in advance of the meeting.  Please address them to the attention of the City Administrator and send them to P.O. Box 638, Washburn WI 54891 or e-mail them to washburnadmin@cityofwashburn.org . Questions on the proposed changes may be addressed to Michelle Shrider, Washburn Marina Manager, at 715-373-5050.

 

 

            Respectfully Submitted,

            Scott J. Kluver

            Administrator

 

 

·         Summary of Changes to 2014 Marina Declaration

·         2014 Marina Declaration Revisions

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June 26, 2014:

INVITATION TO BID:  Repair and Replacement of the Roof Fascia and Roof Covering

 

OWNER:       City of Washburn

                  119 Washington Avenue

                  Washburn, WI 54891

 

PROJECT      Washburn Public Library

LOCATION    307 Washington Avenue

                  Washburn, WI  54891

 

ITEMS TO BE BID:

 

The work consists repairing and replacing the fascia, the removal of the existing asphalt roofing and the installation of new asphalt roofing.  Also included in this project is the tuckpointing of existing chimneys and installation of new caps and flashing.      

 

BID DOCUMENTS:  Bidding Documents may be obtained on, or after June 25, 2014, at the office of C&S DESIGN & ENGINEERING, INC., 803 Lake Shore Drive West, Ashland, Wisconsin  54806, telephone number (715) 682-0330, upon a non-refundable deposit of $75.00 per plans and project manual.

 

A $10.00 per set additional, non-refundable fee is required to obtain bid documents by mail.

 

Bidding Documents may be obtained through e-mail and/or on a compact disc as electronic files (in PDF format) by requesting them from C&S Design & Engineering, Inc. at csdesign@ncis.net and upon a non-refundable deposit of $20.00.

 

The contract documents are available for viewing at the following Builder’s Exchanges:  Duluth Builders Exchange, 802 Garfield Ave., Duluth, MN 55802, Ph: (218) 722-2836, Fax: (218) 722-2626.

 

A set of Bid Documents will be available for viewing after June 26, 2014 at Washburn City Hall, 119 Washington Avenue, Washburn, Wisconsin 54891.

 

BID GUARANTEE: Each bid shall be accompanied by a Bid bond, Certified Check, Cashiers Check, Bank check or Money Order, (but not a personal check or company check), in the amount of five percent (5%) of the bid price, payable to City of Washburn as a guarantee that if the bid is accepted, the bidder will execute the project contract and bonds within the time set by the Owner or the bid guarantee will be forfeited.

 

 

 

 

BID SUBMISSION:                City of Washburn

                                         ATTN:  City Clerk

                                         Washburn City Hall

                                         Post Office Box 638

                                         119 Washington Avenue

                                         Washburn, Wisconsin 54891

 

Note: Bids shall be marked “Sealed Bid – Washburn Public Library Repair and Replacement of the Roof Fascia and Roof Covering”

 

PRE-BID WALK-THROUGH: July 8, 2014 @ 2:00 P.M.  at the jobsite.  The pre-bid walk-through is highly recommended for contractors wishing to submit bids.

 

BID OPENING:    Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the City of Washburn Library Board until 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, July 22, 2014, according to the clock on the wall at the Washburn City Hall.  The Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud, for the furnishing of all labor and material for the repair and replacement of the roof fascia and roof covering for the Washburn Public Library. 

 

Bids may not be withdrawn within 30 days of the bid opening without the written approval of the Owner.

 

 

START DATE:      August 4, 2014

 

COMPLETION DATE:     October 20, 2014

 

PERFORMANCE AND PAYMENT BONDS:   100% of contract price.

 

BIDDERS QUALIFICATIONS:  Only pre-qualified General contractors may submit bids on this project work. 

 

The City of Washburn Library Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids or to accept any bid deemed to be in the best interests of the City, and waive any formalities in bidding.  All bidders accept the process outlined in the bidding instructions in submitting a big.

 

All bids remain subject to acceptance for thirty (30) days after the day of the bid opening, but the owner may, in its sole discretion, release any bid and return it prior to that date.

 

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June 17, 2014:

A Look at the Historic Washburn Carnegie Library

The Washburn Public Library has always been and still remains an important part of our community.  Click here to see the a brief profile of our library by FOX 21 News KQDS-DT.

 

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June 11, 2014:

East 3rd Street in City of Washburn is Now Included in State Register of Historic Places

32 Houses and structures on the City’s East 3rd Street have now been included in the State of Wisconsin Register of Historic Places.  Click here to see the whole story on FOX 21 News KQDS-DT’s Website.

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The City of Washburn Waterworks Publishes Its 2013 Consumer Confidence Report

Click Here to read the 2013 Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) and learn more about your drinking water!

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Date Set For Hazardous Waste Clean Sweep Collection

Clean Sweep will be held Saturday, July 19, 2014 in Washburn at the County Highway Garage from 10:00AM until Noon.   Residents can properly dispose of their unwanted chemical products, electronic equipment, medications and old appliances at this event.  For more information on what will be accepted and possible collection fees please see the following information:

 

General Collection Information

 

Medication Disposal Information

 

Appliance Disposal Information

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June 4, 2014 - For Immediate Release:

National Historic District Approved in Washburn

The City of Washburn East Third Street Historic District has been approved for inclusion in the State Register of Historic Places and is awaiting the announcement of its inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places in America. The residential neighborhood includes 32 structures that encompass a variety of architectural styles. More importantly, the district captures the unique personality of Washburn. The concentration of single-family homes and duplexes have remained intact since many were built between 1915 through 1920 by the DuPont Corporation to house employees. Known locally as “DuPont Row,” the historic district becomes one of 84 nationally recognized districts in the State of Wisconsin.

 

The mature neighborhood’s oldest architectural style is Queen Anne. But the mixture of styles, including American Craftsman, Dutch Colonial Revival, American Foursquare, Bungalow, Prairie School and Colonial Revival, is what gives the new historic district its character. An impressive collection of Bungalow single-family houses and duplexes is the most dominant style of architecture within the district.

 

The process began in August of 2008, when the City of Washburn’s Historic Preservation Commission undertook a survey of historically and architecturally significant resources. This initial study identified 147 different structures within the City that had potential historic importance. A second, more intensive survey was completed in July of 2009. In addition to creating a comprehensive database of information about Washburn’s historic resources, the survey identified specific buildings that were potentially eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places in America.  In addition, the East Third Street Historic District was identified as eligible. A grant from the State Historical Society of Wisconsin funded the nomination of the district in October of 2012.

 

According to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, historic districts bring economic value to a city. Historic districts typically have higher home values and promote a sense of community. They also can attract stable businesses, promote tourism, and bring more tax dollars into a community, allowing for greater public investment in infrastructure and services.

 

The East Third Street Historic District will be included in a historic home tour and trolley tour during Washburn’s Brownstone Days on Saturday, July 26. The Washburn Heritage Association, who facilitated the creation of the historic district, sponsors the tours.

 

For more information about the topic discussed in this press release, please contact: Kristy Jensch, Email: kjensch@centurytel.net

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·         Ice Rink Schedule Released (PDF)

·         2014 Fee Schedule Released (PDF)

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

·         Washburn High School 2013 Commencement Address

·         Runoff Water Overflow And How You Can Help

·         Zoning Code Revision: Frequently-Asked Questions

·         2013 Recycling Calendar

·         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 Announces Real Property for Sale

 

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Check the Wisconsin Beach Health page for up-to-date information.

 

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Scott Griffiths 
Mayor

 

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