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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City Offices will close at noon this Friday, April 3, 2015.

The Public Works Department will close at 11:00am that same day.

For after hours utility or street emergencies, please call 715-373-6120.

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New City Employment Opportunities

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 Posted March 30, 2015:

 

CITY OF WASHBURN

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

 

Public Hearing will be held at the regularly scheduled City Council Meeting, Monday, May 11, 2015, 5:30 P.M., at City Hall, 119 Washington Avenue, for public comment on the following issue:

 

Zoning Code Amendment:

 

For the purpose of creating setbacks for taller structures, by amending Sec. 13-1-13(a)(4) and creating Sec. 13-1-13(a)(6), Washburn City Ordinances

 

Further details on the proposed amendment may be obtained in the offices of the Washburn City Hall,

M-F, 8AM-5PM.

 

 

 

Scott J. Kluver

Zoning Administrator

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 Posted March 30, 2015:

 

CITY OF WASHBURN 2015 SPRING CLEANUP

                                                                                                                 

 

WHO:           CITY OF WASHBURN RESIDENTS

 

WHEN:        SATURDAY, May 9, 2015

 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM 

 

WHERE:      1ST AVENUE EAST – 2 BLOCKS SOUTH OF BAYFIELD STREET

 

WHAT:         The dumpsters are available for CITY OF WASHBURN RESIDENTS ONLY. Citizens will be able to get rid of all types of waste. EXCEPTFood Waste & Hazardous Materials-will not be accepted.

                     Yard waste can be dropped off at the compost site on CTH “C.”

 

 

 SMALL APPLIANCES Such As:                                                     

 

                                                                                     Microwave Oven

                                                                                     Toaster Oven

                                                                                                                                                         $15.00

                                 

                                  LARGE APPLIANCES Such As:    

                                                                                    

                                                                                     Stoves / Refrigerators / Freezers                                         

                                                                                     Air Conditioners

                                                                                     Computers/Printers/Monitors

                                                                                     Dehumidifiers                                   

                                                                                                                                                         $20.00    

 

                                  TELEVISIONS

                                                                                     Large                                                          $25.00

                                                                                     Small                                                          $15.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

 

                                  BATTERIES                                                                            NO CHARGE

                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                           

                                  TIRES

                                  Car and Light Truck                                                                             $    4.00

                                  Semi                                                                                                          $  15.00                                                                                                         Large Tractor or Grader                                                                      $  32.00                                                

 

If you have any concerns or questions please contact the Department of Public Works at 715-373-6171.

 

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Posted March 20, 2015:

New Draft Updates to the Thompson’s West End Park Plan Are Now Available

 

We now reviewing a newly revised combined framework plan and RV Park redesign prepared by Marek Landscaping based on recommendations from the West End Park Ad Hoc Committee and public participation at recent meetings.  The public is urged to review this plan and supply us with additional feedback.  A public meeting has be arranged with the West End Park Ad Hoc Committee will be holding a meeting for Monday, March 30, 2015 to discuss these changes. The public is strongly encouraged to attend or to contact us to provide comments and feedback!

 

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

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Posted March 10, 2015:

CITY OF WASHBURN

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

 

 

 

Public Hearing will be held at the regularly scheduled City Council Meeting, Monday, April 13, 2015, 5:30 P.M., City Hall Building, for public comment on the following issue:

 

Conditional Use Permit Application:

 

Home occupation for a holistic healthcare practice in an R1 Rural Residential-Limited Agricultural District, Amy Arnao, Petitioner, 1129 8th Avenue West.

 

Further information can be obtained at the Washburn City Hall, 119 Washington Avenue, Washburn, WI 54891, or by calling 715-373-6160 Ext. 4. 

 

 

 

Scott J. Kluver

Zoning Administrator                  

 

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Posted March 9, 2015:

 

NOTICE

SEASONAL WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS

CITY OF WASHBURN

 

 

Seasonal Weight Restrictions on thoroughfares within the City limits of the City of Washburn

Will go into effect on Friday, March 13, 2015, at 12:01 A.M.  Signs will be posted.

 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

Gayla Salmi

Director of Public Works

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Posted March 9, 2015:

 

Due the warm weather, the Ice Rink is now closed for the season.

We will see you next season!

 

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Posted March 5, 2015:

 

CITY OF WASHBURN

SPRING ELECTION

April 7, 2015

 

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.

 

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 Monday – Thursday

8:00am – 5:00pm Friday, March 27, 2015

8:00am – 12:00pm (Noon) – Friday, April 3, 2015

 

The deadline for electors to register by mail to vote is 5:00 P.M., March 18, 2015.  The last day for electors to request absentee ballots by mail is 5:00 P.M., April 2, 2015.

 

The first day for voting absentee in the Clerk’s Office is March 23, 2015.   The deadline for voting an absentee ballot in the Clerk's office is Friday, April 3, 2015.

 

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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Posted March 5, 2015:

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

 

Absentee voting to be administered at

Northern Lights Health Care Center

706 Bratley Drive

Washburn, WI

9:00A.M

March 31, 2015

 Special Voting Deputies appointed by the City of Washburn will be administering absentee voting for the residents of this facility for the April 7th Spring Election at the above time and place.  Any qualified elector who is 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.

                

Only observers from each of the two recognized political parties whose candidates for governor or president received the greatest number of votes in the municipality at the most recent general election may accompany the deputies to each facility where absentee voting will take place.  The observers may observe the process of absentee ballot distribution in the common areas of the home, facility, or complex.  Each party wishing to have an observer present shall submit the name of the observer to the clerk or board of election commissioners no later than the close of business on the last business day prior to the visit.

 

Family members of residents may be present at the time of voting.

 

If you have further questions, please contact:

 

Tammy L. DeMars

City of Washburn-Deputy Clerk

119 Washington Ave.

Washburn, WI  54891         

(715) 373-6160 x3

tdemars@cityofwashburn.org

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Posted March 5, 2015:

 

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 April 7, 2015 Spring Election will be tested by the Municipal Clerk and Election Board Officials at the following time and location:

 

11:00AM, Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Washburn City Hall Building

119 Washington Avenue

 

The Public Is Welcome To Attend

 

 

Scott J. Kluver

City Adminstrator-Clerk

 

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Posted March 5, 2015:

 

NOTICE OF ELECTION HOURS AND POLL LOCATION

 

CITY OF WASHBURN

 

SPRING ELECTION

 

 

 

ALL WARDS vote Tuesday, April 7, 2015

City Hall Building

 

7:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.

 

 

The polling place is accessible

to elderly and disabled voters.

 

At the close of voting on Election Day, pursuant to the provisions of Wis. Stat. § 19.84,

the Election Inspectors will convene as a joint meeting of the Local Board of Canvassers

and the Municipal Board of Canvassers for the purpose of conducting the local and

municipal canvasses pursuant to Wis. Stat. §§7.51 and 7.53(1). This meeting will be

open to the public pursuant to Wis. Stat. §§ 19.81-89.

 

Scott J. Kluver

City Administrator-Clerk

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Posted February 26, 2015:

 

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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Posted 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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Posted 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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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

(Link leaves this website.)

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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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