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E8514 Weyauwega Road
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TOWN OF MUKWA

E8514 Weyauwega Rd., Northport  Phone/Fax 982-9890

Monthly Board Meetings held the Second Tuesday of each month at 6:00p.m. - Mukwa Town Hall.

 

Phone/Fax  920 982-9890

www.mukwa.us   clerk@mukwa.us

 

Click here for Absentee Ballot Request Form & Directions
Click here for March 2020 Calendar

 

 

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MONTHLY TOWN BOARD MEETING AGENDA  

March 10, 2020 – 6:00 p.m.

 

Chairperson calls meeting to order.

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll call of officers.

It is understood, that in Accordance with Town of Mukwa Ordinance 10-05, this Meeting will Adhere to Robert’s Rules of Order.

Notification of this Meeting was given to the Press on February 27, 2020 and the Final Agenda was posted in the three designated places on March 6, 2020.

 

1.   Approve:  February 11, 2020, Monthly Town Board Meeting Minutes

 

2.  Treasurer:  Monthly Treasurer’s Report – February

                                                                               

3. Budget/Vouchers:    (a)Approve:  Moving $8,668.24 from Local Tax Levy-Culvert Special Charge into the Road Construction /Maintenance Account; (b)Approval & Payment of Vouchers 27924 through 27964, dated February 12, 2020 through March 10, 2020, & Direct Withdrawals of Social Security, Medicare, & Federal Tax of $1,169.86 & the February 14th We Energies Invoice of $704.80; for a total of $1,050,036.74

 

Showing of Hands for Public Forum – Keep Subject and Question Brief.

4.  Town of Mukwa Residents – Five Minute Public Forum.

 

5.  Animal Control Officer/s:  (a)Animal Report Forms  (b)Citation Letter/s Issued in Past Month

 

6.  Building Inspector Report - None

 

7.  Plan Commission: (a)March 4th Follow-up; (b)Next Meeting:  TBD

 

8.  City of New London/Public Works:  Approve/Sign Brush Drop-Off Contract

 

9.  ATV/UTV Routes – Reminder – Mukwa Residents Vote at April 7th Election

 

10.  Roads:  (a)Monthly Report; 

                    (b)Equipment-Report/Repairs/Purchases Needed;

                    (c)Railroad Crossing Removal Agreement – Discussion/Possible Action;

                    (d)2020 Road Construction Projects;

                                                                                 

11.   Waupaca County Zoning & Other Meetings/Training:

 Attended: (1)February 20th @ 6:00 p.m. - Waupaca County Towns Association Quarterly Meeting – Waupaca County Highway Department, Waupaca; : (2)March 5th @ 12:30 p.m. – Wisconsin Asphalt Pavement Association Seminar  – Liberty Hall, Kimberly; (3)March 5th @ 6:00 p.m. – Wolf River Preservation Meeting – Fremont Village Hall

Upcoming: (1)March 31st – Wisconsin Asphalt Pavement Association Seminar – Best Western, Plover; (2)Pipeline Emergency Response Training – Various Date/Locations

 

12.  Election Reminder:  Spring Election & Presidential Preference Primary to be held on Tuesday, April 7th

            Please contact Clerk Zielinski to Absentee Vote or to Register

 

13.  Correspondence Received: 

 

14.  Motion to Adjourn 

 

/s/Jeannette Zielinski, Municipal Clerk                                       www.mukwa.us

Published: March 5, 2020  Press Star – Legal Notice            Final Agenda Posted/Town Website:  March 6, 2020

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                    VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT for the April 7, 2020 Election

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 10 consecutive days before the election.  The elector must also be registered in order to receive an absentee ballot.  Proof of identification must be provided before an absentee ballot may be issued.

 

You must make a request for an absentee ballot in writing or online at MyVote.wi.gov.

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 submit a written request in the form of a 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.  You may make application for an absentee ballot by mail, in person, e-mail  or at MyVote.wi.gov.

 

Making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail: 

The deadline for making application to receive an absentee by mail is 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, 2020.

Note:   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 regarding deadlines for requesting and submitting an absentee ballot.

 

Voting an absentee ballot in person:  You may also request and vote an absentee ballot in the clerk's office or other specified location during the days and hours specified for casting an absentee ballot in person.

CLERK CONTACT INFO:

IN-PERSON ABSENTEE VOTING HOURS:

Jackie Beyer, Clerk for  City of New London

215 N. Shawano Street

New London, WI  54961

 (920) 982-8500  ext. 101

In-person absentee voting hours for the City of New London will be

Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

jackieb@newlondonwi.org

Emily Miller, Clerk for Town of Caledonia

E9181 State Road 96      PO Box 190

Readfield, WI  54969

 (920) 667-4773

In person absentee voting by appointment, from  9am-12pm at the Caledonia Community Center E9181 State Road 96

caledoniatownclerk@gmail.com

Jennifer DeZeeuw, Clerk for  Town of Dale

W9641 State Road 96      PO Box 83

Dale, WI  54931

 (920) 779-4609

In person absentee voting by appointment, Tuesday and Thursday between 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

towndalewi@gmail.com

Mary Schoenrock, Clerk for Town of Lebanon

N5844 Buelow Road

New London, WI  54961

 (920)359-0116

In-person Absentee Voting, by appointment, Monday thru Friday

during the specified hours of 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

townoflebanon@gmail.com

Julia DeGroot, Clerk for Town of Liberty

N3918 Hollow Rd       PO Box 525

New London, WI  54961

 (920)427-0071

In-person Absentee Voting, by appointment

 

jdegroot@townofliberty.com

Lynette Gitter, Clerk for Town of Maple Creek

W10388 County Road W    PO Box 224

New London, WI  54961

(920) 982-5258

In-person Absentee voting, by appointment

The hour times will be: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 10:00am to 5:00pm

maplecreekclerk@gmail.com

Jeannette Zielinski, Clerk for Town of Mukwa

E8514 Weyauwega Road

New London, WI  54961

 (920) 982-9890

In-person Absentee Voting - Monday thru Thursday, by appointment.

Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Weekends: by appointment.

clerk@mukwa.us

The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk's office:   Friday, April 3, 2020

  NO IN-PERSON ABSENTEE VOTING MAY OCCUR ON THE DAY BEFORE THE ELECTION.

The municipal clerk will deliver voted ballots returned on or before Election Day to the proper polling place or counting location before the polls close on April 7, 2020.  Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted.

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Winter Road Maintenance Policy

Adopted October 21, 1996

 

Table of Contents

 

                                                                                                             

Introduction                                                                                         

Liability to Clear Roads                                                                               

Emergency Calls                                                                                

Non-Authorized Use                                                                          

Icy and Slick Surfaces                               

Road Priorities

Circumstances or Exceptions to this Policy

Snow and Ice Left in the Road by Homeowners, etc.

Where to Call for more Information or Complain

Mailbox Policy

Employee Requirements

 

Introduction:

Town of Mukwa roads are subject to a wide variety of adverse conditions.  Freezing rain, ice, snow and drifting snow along with combinations of these factors are common.  Normal winter storms can be expected between November and April.  The responsibility for keeping the towns approximately 43 miles of roads passable in winter belongs to the Town Board.

 

The following policy and plan has been adopted by the Mukwa Town Board dated 10-21-96.

 

Liability to Clear Roads:

Section 81.15 of the Wisconsin State Statutes states, “No action may be maintained to recover damages for injuries sustained by reason of an accumulation of snow or ice upon any bridge or highway, unless the accumulation has existed for three weeks.”

 

Our goal is to maintain the roads in the Town of Mukwa to a higher standard than state statutes require.  We strive but do not guarantee to provide passable roads in a reasonable amount of time as weather, equipment, and budgets allow.

 

Each storm event is often different in total accumulation, temperature, winds, prior conditions, moisture content, time of day, variation in local accumulations, and accuracy of forecast.  This policy must be flexible enough to deal with unique aspects of each storm event.  The amount of snow accumulation and time of day at which the storm occurs has a significant effect.  High winds may cause roads to quickly fill in again with drifted snow despite efforts taken to make roads passable.

 

We utilize area forecasts from radio or TV.  Combinations of input from our Board members or acting road supervisor, snowplow operators, other municipalities and local constituents may be used to learn of impending or actual road conditions.

 

Emergency Calls:

During snow and ice control periods the town’s crew will respond to emergency conditions to the extent practical.  The Town may, but is not required to respond to unverified emergency requests direct from the public.  The request normally comes from the appropriate emergency agency (i.e. fire, police, ambulance.)

 

Non-Authorized Uses:

Road crew will not plow or salt/sand roads or drives on private property.  Will not be allowed to tow or push stuck or stalled vehicles, and not be allowed to plow for hire, without authorization from the Town Board.  The Town Board will not take any responsibility for removal of snow, ice, or accumulation that is plowed or otherwise placed in driveways or private entrances.

 

Icy and Slick Surfaces:

Due to lack of storage facilities, the Town will contract with outside suppliers, to purchase on an as needed basis, sand, salt and any other required material needed to improve the roads’ condition.  We are therefore subject to availability or shortages.  Salt, sand or combinations will commonly be used in some areas where extra traction is desired.  Other materials may be used on an experimental basis.  Some conditions are best improved through natural weather changes and additional material may not be applied as a large accumulation can actually slow deicing.

 

Road Priority:

All the Town’s roads will be mapped and ranked for priority.  Operators will be provided this map.  The sequence will commence as follows.

 

First priority roads will include the Towns most frequently traveled roads such as Bean City, most of Manske, Jennings, Dey, Broadway, Tank, Larry, and others.  Town snow plow operators will be instructed to plow accumulations of two (2) inches of snow or more and keep these first priority roads in the best condition of the three priorities.

 

Second priority roads will be roads connecting large numbers of people to the towns’ first priority or county roads or state highways.  Examples of these roads include Lyons, Klatt, Huntley, and others.

 

Third priority roads are the least traveled (something has to be last) and will not always be maintained to the same standard as first and second priority roads.  Examples of these roads will be Gorges, Markman, Pine Ridge, Sun Ray, and others.

Amounts less than two (2) inches are difficult to effectively remove with plows and may be left.  In extreme conditions or times of equipment breakdown the Town may have to hire outside municipalities or contractors to assist in operations.

 

Circumstances or Exceptions to this Policy:

Some limiting circumstances and exceptions to this policy will exist from time-to-time.  Some examples include but are not limited to the following.  Equipment breakdown or unavailability.  Spring thaw load limits or otherwise soft road conditions.  Qualified operators unavailable or delayed.  Fuel unavailability due to power outages.  The Town Board or acting member(s) may suspend operations of road maintenance for the purpose of safety to the equipment operators due to poor visibility, blowing snow or other hazards.  Operation would resume when practical and cost effective conditions resume.

 

Snow and Ice Left in the Road by Homeowners, etc.:

It is illegal to plow a driveway, sidewalk, alley parking area, or other area and deposit any snow back into the roadway.  Owners are liable for fines and damages.

 

Where to Call for Information and Complaints:

Comments, compliments (we like those) or complaints should be addressed to Board members.  Legitimate complaints will be investigated and discussed as needed by the Board members to improve the winter maintenance program, where practical.

 

Complaints addressed to spouses or children of Board members will be given consideration if conveyed in a respectable and accountable manner.  No spouse, child or grandchild will ever be expected to deal with rude, belligerent, or offensive behavior.

 

Complaints involving individual operators must be submitted to the Town Clerk in writing with full address and phone number(s) and signed by the accusing party.  These will be dealt within person at the scheduled monthly meetings.  All people involved must have the opportunity to be present at that time.

 

Mail Boxes – That Perpetual Target for Snow Plows:

Operators are instructed to be very cautious near mailboxes.  In most cases, a properly installed mailbox will permit a snowplow wing to clear snow very close to the box.  Most cases of damaged mailboxes are caused by heavy snow hitting the box.  The mailboxes are not usually hit by the plow or wing itself.  The Town will repair or replace a mailbox, if it was properly installed, was hit by us, and we noticed or were notified.  The repair will not take place until as soon as practical after the plowing and salting/sanding is complete.  This will be done to the best of our ability and circumstance.  You may wish to do the repair yourself.  A standard issue mailbox will be used as a replacement.  Ornate or elaborate mailbox systems cannot be replaced by us.  No part of any mailbox should reach closer than three and one-half (3 ½”) feet from the edge of the blacktop and the bottom of the mailbox 40 inches from the ground.

 

The Town assumes no responsibility for lost mail, inconvenience, or delay.

 

Employee Requirements:

All employees of the Town will be required to follow the Town of Mukwa employee policy, a separate document, in addition to this policy.

 

The winter road maintenance policy shall be deemed to be enforced after its passage and approval.

Approved by the Mukwa Town Board as of October 21, 1996.

 

/s/Gordy Freeman, Chairperson

/s/Jim Curns, Supervisor #1

/s/Neil Freeman, Supervisor #2

 

 

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DON’T FORGET TO LICENSE YOUR DOG

**Please make out a separate check for your dog license fee

along with proof of rabies vaccine & send with your tax check.

 

                    The owner of a dog more than 5 months of age on January 1st of any

                    year or 5 months of age within the license year, shall annually, or on

                    or before the dog becomes 5 months of age, pay the dog license tax

                    and obtain a license.  Dog licenses are due by April 1st of each year.

                    After that date, there will be a late fee of $5.00 per dog, plus the cost

                    of the license.  THERE ARE NO FORMS TO FILL OUT BUT:

                    Three things to remember:

                    1.  Send or bring your rabies certificate.

                    2.  $3.00 for spayed/neutered -- $8.00 if not.

                    3.  A self-addressed stamped envelope for the return of the license (tag),

                    and your rabies certificate.

                    Mail/Drop Off:  Treasurer, Brenda Grove,

                    E8514 Weyauwega Road, New London, WI 54961

 

Posted:  November 10, 2018

www.mukwa.us

 

Publish: Legal with Box – December 20th & 27th  

 

 

WAUPACA COUNTY 2018 BOAT LAUNCH STICKERS AVAILABLE

 

BOAT LAUNCH FEES


 

Boat launch fees are $5 per day or purchase an annual sticker which is $25 for in-county residents and $35 for out-of-county residents.  The annual sticker goes on the inside of your vehicle windshield.   

Second stickers are $10.  In order to get a second sticker for $10, BOTH VEHICLES must be registered to the same person or same address (copy of registrations are required).  

The County boat launch passes are good for Gills Landing and Shaws Landing on the Wolf River, Little Wolf Boat Launch on the Manawa Mill Pond, and Columbia, Taylor, Dake, Miner, and McCrossen Lakes on the Chain O'Lakes.

For more information contact the Parks Department at 715-258-6243 or e-mail
parks@co.waupaca.wi.us

 

Jeannette Zielinski, Town of Mukwa Municipal Clerk has the County Boat Launch Stickers available during office hours.  I am usually in the Town Hall Monday – Thursday in the evening (I also work at the New London Housing Authority) and on Friday.  Feel free to email me:  clerk@mukwa.us or leave me a message at 982-9890 to set-up a time to stop in.

 

 

 

 

 

Published:  December 7, 2017 Press Star – Legal Notice

Final Agenda Posted/Town Website:  December 8, 2017                     www.mukwa.us

 

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Link to Waupaca County Website to look up your Tax History