Volunteer Firefighters Charcoal Chicken Feed

Sunday, May 21 from 11 AM – 7 PM

Serving at the Town of Washington Fire Station

5750 Old Town Hall Road, Eau Claire

$9.00 per person

  • Chicken
  • Cole slaw
  • Buns
  • Beans
  • Milk/Coffee

Hot dogs & chips available for children

Also serving root beer on tap

Raffle for children’s bicycles


Open Book & Board of Review

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Review for the Town of Washington, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin, shall hold its meeting on the 8th day of June, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Town Municipal Building at 5750 Old Town Hall Road.

An open book assessment review will be conducted at the Town Municipal Complex, 5750 Old Town Hall Road, on May 23, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the board of review and procedural requirements if appearing before the board:

  1. No person shall be allowed to appear before the board of review, to testify to the board by telephone, or to contest the amount of any assessment of real or personal property if the person has refused a reasonable written request by certified mail of the assessor to view the property.
  2. After the first meeting of the board of review and before the board’s final adjournment, no person who is scheduled to appear before the board of review may contact or provide information to a member of the board about the person’s objection, except at a session of the board.
  3. The board of review may not hear an objection to the amount of valuation of property unless, at least 48 hours before the board’s first scheduled meeting, the objector provides to the board’s clerk written or oral notice of an intent to file an objection, except that upon a showing of good cause and the submission of a written objection, the board shall waive that requirement during the first 2 hours of the board’s first scheduled meeting, and the board may waive that requirement up to the end of the 5th day of the session or up to the end of the final day of the session if the session is less than 5 days with proof of extraordinary circumstances for failure to meet the 48-hour notice requirement and failure to appear before the board of review during the first 2 hours of the first scheduled meeting.
  4. Objections to the amount or valuation of property shall first be made in writing and filed with the clerk of the board of review within the first 2 hours of the board’s first scheduled meeting, except that, upon evidence of extraordinary circumstances, the board may waive that requirement up to the end of the 5th day of the session or up to the end of the final day of the session if the session is less than 5 days. The board may require objections to the amount or valuation of property to be submitted on forms approved by the Department of Revenue, and the board shall require that any forms include stated valuations of the property in question. Persons who own land and improvements to that land may object to the aggregate valuation of that land and improvements to that land, but no person who owns land and improvements to that land may object only to the valuation of that land or only to the valuation of improvements to that land. No person may be allowed in any action or proceedings to question the amount or valuation of property unless the written objection has been filed and that person in good faith presented evidence to the board in support of the objections and made full disclosure before the board, under oath, of all of that person’s property liable to assessment in the district and the value of that property. The requirement that objections be in writing may be waived by express action of the board.
  5. When appearing before the board of review, the objecting person shall specify in writing the person’s estimate of the value of the land and of the improvements that are the subject of the person’s objection and specify the information that the person used to arrive at the estimate.
  6. No person may appear before the board of review, testify to the board by telephone, or object to a valuation if that valuation was made by the assessor or the objector using the income method of valuation, unless the person supplies the assessor with all the information about income and expenses, as specified in the assessor’s manual under s. 73.02(2a), Wis. stats., that the assessor requests. The Town of Washington has an ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided to the assessor under this paragraph that provides exceptions for person using information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or the duties of their officer or by order of a court. The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determined that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under s.19.35 (2), Wis. stats.
  7. The board shall hear upon oath, by telephone, all ill or disabled persons who present to the board a letter from a physician, surgeon, or osteopath that confirms their illness or disability. The board may consider telephone testimony for other persons as outlined in Municipal Code, Article 7.Town of Washington.

Janelle L. Henning, Administrator/Clerk/Treasurer


Town Office Closed

Due to an off site training session, the Town Office will be closed on Wednesday, May 3.


Rest Haven Cemetery

Beginning May 1, real or artificial flowers can be placed in a plant stand at the grave of a loved one.  Items are not allowed to be planted or directly placed on the ground.  Veteran flags are replaced annually the week before Memorial Day.


Spring Road Clean Up

The Town road crew continues to sweep roads.  Sweeping should be completed within the next couple of weeks.  In addition, the many potholes that have appeared will be filled in.  You can call the Town Office to report a pothole in need of repair.


Annual Town Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an Annual Town Meeting for the Town of Washington, in the County of Eau Claire, State of Wisconsin, for transaction of business as is by law permitted to be transacted at such meeting will be held at the Town Hall in said Town on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at 4:30 p.m.  Annual Town Meeting Agenda


Update on Seasonal Weight Limitations

The Town of Washington will lift the seasonal weight limitations of 12 Tons on Tuesday, April 11 for:  Balsam Road, Dewitz Road , Graff Road, Old Town Hall Road, and Voight Road.  Weight limit signs will be removed as soon as practicable to reflect this update.

 


Snow Plowing Schedule

The Town of Washington Road Crew began plowing at 2:00 a.m. today and will be plowing throughout the day.  All roads will be plowed at least once and priorities and hills a second time.  They will be back in Friday overnight to plow again.  We appreciate your patience.  Travel is not advised.