NEWS AND EVENTS
August 12, 2014:
CITY OF WASHBURN
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
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
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.
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:
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
The Public Is
Welcome To Attend
Scott J. Kluver
NOTICE OF ELECTION HOURS AND POLL LOCATION
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 of Washburn
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 email@example.com
. Questions on the proposed changes may be addressed to Michelle Shrider, Washburn Marina Manager, at 715-373-5050.
Summary of Changes to
2014 Marina Declaration
June 26, 2014:
INVITATION TO BID: Repair and Replacement of the Roof
Fascia and Roof Covering
City of Washburn
119 Washington Avenue
Washburn, WI 54891
Washburn Public Library
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and upon a non-refundable deposit
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
Note: Bids shall be
marked “Sealed Bid – Washburn Public Library Repair and Replacement of
the Roof Fascia and Roof Covering”
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
PAYMENT BONDS: 100% of contract
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.
June 17, 2014:
A Look at the Historic Washburn Carnegie Library
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.
June 11, 2014:
East 3rd Street in City of Washburn is Now Included
in State Register of Historic Places
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.
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
Date Set For Hazardous Waste Clean Sweep Collection
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
June 4, 2014 - For
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,
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