News and Events
May 16, 2013: Non-Conforming Uses, Structures and Lots
Public Hearing is planned for the regularly-scheduled City Council Meeting, Monday, June 10, 2013, 5:30 P.M., City Hall Building, for public comment on an amendment to Municipal Code of Ordinances.
The purpose of Ordinance #13-006 is to permit existing lots, structures, and uses of land to remain and continue in accordance with provisions contained therein. Ordinance #13-006 will update current Washburn Code to comply with recent State Law changes.
Copy of the complete proposed ordinance amendment is available for viewing at the City Hall offices.
May 16, 2013: Open Book and Board of Review
The City of Washburn Open Book with assessing firm, BowMar Appraisal, Inc., will be conducted Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 10:00 AM - Noon. Official Board of Review will be held Monday, June 24, 2013, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM. The assessment roll will be available for public inspection.
Inquiries regarding Open Book Hearing Appointments and Board of Review may be directed to the City Clerk-Treasurer=s Office, M-F, 8AM-5PM, #715 373-6160 ext 1. Objection Forms to Real and/or Personal Property Assessment are available at the City Clerk-Treasurer's Office.
See additonal information. (PDF)
May 16, 2013: Harbor Commission Vacancy
The City of Washburn has a vacancy for immediate filling to complete unexpired term on its Harbor Commission. Term would end April 2014 and be subject to a reappointment.
Commissioners serve a three-year, non-compensated term and fulfill the responsibilities of Wisconsin Statutes §30.37 & 30.38. The Commission meets in regular session once per month. Candidates must be qualified electors of the City and have three (3) years continuous residency in the City prior to the appointment. It is not necessary to own a marina slip or be a recreational boater to be considered for the appointment.
Applications and related details may be picked up at the City Clerk’s office. A written letter of interest and/or resume may be attached to the application form. The position is one appointed by the Mayor with confirmation of the Common Council.
For further information on the duties of position, term of office, and other related concerns, please contact the City Clerk-Treasurer, #373-6160, ext #1.
April 29, 2013: Runoff Water Overflow And How You Can Help
City of Washburn residents are encouraged to check to make sure sump pumps are not connected to the sanitary sewer system in accordance with ordinance 9-2-14(c)(1). In addition, Washburn residents are also encouraged to conserve on water usage for the next couple days.
Rapid snow melt has contributed to the Wastewater Treatment Plant exceeding capacity as of Sunday evening. It is estimated that 100,000 gallons at this point has overflowed into Lake Superior. Currently, the plant is at its capacity for what can be treated in a day, and the overflow basin is also at its capacity. Additional rainfall forecast for later in the week will not help.
Directing sump pumps to flow to lawns will help, along with reducing water usage, so the plant can begin to process sewage in the overflow basin.
All protocols are being followed in accordance with Department of Natural Resources procedures. The cooperation of our residents is asked to reduce any potential additional overflows in this next week and to gain capacity in the overflow basin.
April 24, 2013: Yard Waste Site Opening Delayed- UPDATE
Due to current ground conditions, the opening of the City’s Yard Waste/Compost Site on County Highway “C” has been delayed until May 11, 2013. The Site will be open on Wednesdays from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. starting on that date and lasting until November 3rd. The Yard Waste/Compost Site is available to City of Washburn residents.
November 11, 2012: 2013 City Fee Schedule Released
The City of Washburn has released a downloadable copy of the comprehensive fee schedule, including license and permit fees, administrative, recreational fees, etc.
Download 2013 Fee Schedule (PDF format)
March 22, 2012: Council Meeting Now Available as Streaming Video
Download instructions to watch video coverage of City Council meetings. (PDF format)