The town office is closed because we have started drive through voting at the recycling center. Your patience is appreciated during these difficult times.
Recycling Center is closed until further notice because of COVID-19.
All meetings at the town hall are canceled until further notice because of COVID-19.
Voters encouraged to request a mailed ballot for April 7 Election or vote in-person at our Drive-through Voting
located in the Recycling Center
See further instructions
and Drive-Through Voting times below
TOWN OF WEST BEND, WASHINGTON COUNTY, WI – Because of the COVID-19, voters in The Town of West Bend are strongly urged to act now to vote absentee for the April 7 Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary.
SPRING ELECTION UPDATE
At this time, the election on April 7 is proceeding.
Please sign up to vote by mail. Voters are to visit myvote.wi.gov. Click VOTE ABSENTEE. Enter legal name and DOB. Click REQUEST ABSENTEE BALLOT. Follow prompts to confirm address and select which elections to receive a ballot for. Voters may have to upload a picture of their photo ID. It may be easiest to use a smartphone.
Voters can also request absentee ballots by mailing, emailing or faxing their municipal clerk’s office. You can find your clerk’s contact information on MyVote Wisconsin or below. These requests must be accompanied by a copy of your photo ID. If you already have a photo ID on file from previous absentee requests under your current registration, you will not need to provide it again.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Town Address: 6355 CTH Z, WEST BEND, WI 53095
IN PERSON ABSENTEE VOTING HOURS AND LOCATION - subject to change
Please check web site daily for days and times of voting
We are trying drive through voting starting March 24th at the recycle center, please be patient in line, we are trying to make this safe for everyone.
Town of West Bend Recyle Center Wards 1-8
6355 CTH Z
West Bend, WI 53095
March 17, 18, 19 9 AM - 2 PM
March 24 9 AM - 2 PM
March 25 9 AM - 1 PM
March 26 10 AM - 1 PM & 4 PM - 6 PM
March 31 12 PM - 7 PM
PHOTO ID LAW IS IN PLACE, PLEASE BRING A PHOTO ID WITH YOU TO VOTE!!
Pursuant to a federal court order 3/20/2020, the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) has reactivated the online voter registration functionality of MyVote Wisconsin through March 30, 2020.
How to Register to Vote by the Deadline
Online voter registration is available at https://myvote.wi.gov. There are two ways you can register using the website:
Dog licenses due by April 1st, 2020
Any dog license received after April 1st, 2020 will be charged a $5 late fee
**COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE**
A Community Engagement Session will take place on May 6, 2020 at the Town Hall @ 6:30pm. For more information, click the link below
2019 PROPERTY TAXES
Tax bills were mailed December 9 & 10, 2019.
The Town of West Bend is on the same system as Washington County, so you are able to view information and print your tax receipt.
Tax Payment Instructions: /uploads/ckfiles/files/2020 TAX LETTER.pdf
REFUSE AND RECYCLING NOTICE
NEWLY ENACTED ORDINANCES AS OF TOWN BOARD MEETING
HELD AUGUST 13, 2019
ORDINANCE 13.161 REGULATING COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES ON TOWN LAKES
ORDINANCE 2019-04 DISBURSEMENT PROCEDURE
SHORT-TERM RENTAL ORDINANCE 2019-01
PARKING CITATIONS ORDINANCE 2018-04
NO PARKING ORDINANCE 2018-07
New Stormater/Erosion Control Ordinance: /uploads/ckfiles/files/ECSM Model Ordinance 2016 Town of West Bend_Final Edits by County(1).docx
We have recently partnered with Respect our Waters to provide more education on stormwater pollution prevention and to help raise awareness on how to better control this. Please visit their site for some great information and tips.
or visit them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RespectOurWaters/
ILLICIT DISCHARGE ORDINANCE 2017-05
Call the Town Hall at 262-338-3417 to report
Illicit Discharge and Pollution concerns.
REMINDER TO COMPLETE DOG LICENSE APPLICATIONS BY APRIL 1, 2020
IF YOU NO LONGER HAVE A DOG PLEASE COMPLETE THE REVERSE OR BOTTOM HALF (ONLINE) OF THE APPLICATION FORM AND RETURN IT TO THE TOWN SO WE CAN REVISE OUR RECORDS.
$5 LATE FEE IS CHARGED AFTER APRIL 1, 2020
LEAF AND YARD WASTE NEWS
ATTENTION!! YOU WILL NEED A 2020 TOWN OF WEST BEND LEAF AND YARD WASTE PERMIT STICKER TO USE FACILITY.
The Town provided leaf yard waste facility requires an authorization sticker to be permanently affixed to the lower left corner of the rear window of a vehicle delivering said waste to the facility. Stickers are $5.00 each with evidence of residency, must be purchased in advance at the town hall during regular hours of Monday through Thursday 8:00 A.M. to 2:30 P.M.
AS OF MARCH 5, 2018 LEAF AND YARD WASTE LOCATION IS SOUTH OF THE RECYCLING CENTER, 6355 CTH Z, WEST BEND, WI 53095.
LEARN HOW TO CONTROL WILD PARSNIP IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
INFORMATION ON TICKS THIS COMING SEASON
RECYCLING CENTER HOURS:
Saturdays: 8AM - 12PM....Closed Holidays
USE OF FIREARMS IN THE TOWN OF WEST BEND
Ordinance #2013-02 was adopted at the November 13, 2013 Town Board Meeting. Please see attached Ordinance for the updated use of Fire Arms in the Town of West Bend/uploads/ckfiles/files/Ordinance 2013-02 (Use of Fire Arms)(1).pdf
TOWN WEST BEND BURN POLICY
The Town is in a Department of Natural Rescources Air Quality Contolled Area. The Town of West Bend does not issue burn permits. If for some reason you plan to burn, it is the residents responsibility to notify both the Washington County Sherriff's Department and the appropriate Fire Department of your intentions to burn. Notification to these authorities will eliminate the possibility of receiving a false alarm being called in by a concerned citizen. If a fire is called in and it is determined to be a false alarm, the resident will be responsible for the fees incurred as a result. At this point, the charge for a false alarm call is $9084.00. Please be sure to report your planned burns to avoid the charge. Enjoy your outdoor summer season!
/uploads/ckfiles/files/Town of West Bend Burn Ordinance.pdf
Town Fire Departments
LEAF AND YARD WASTE FACILITY
Located south of the Recycling Center
6355 CTH Z, West Bend, WI 53095
The Leaf and Yard Waste Facility opens on the 1st weekend in May. Open 8:00 am - 12:00 pm every Saturday in May...1st and 3rd Saturday in June, July, August and September...and every Saturday in October and November. Closed Memorial, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving Weekend. Click link below for actual dates.
The Leaf & Yard Waste Facility accepts grass clippings leaves - (you must take the bags with you) and branches. Branches are to be no more than 10 feet long and no more than 4 inches in diameter. When dropping the branches off the ends are to be to the outside and all one direction. No stumps or building materials allowed.
Recycling hours at the Town recycling center:
Saturdays: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM...Closed Holidays
TOWN RIGHT-OF-WAY OWNERSHIP CONTAINING ROADS
Many residents are aware of the right-of-way ownership the town has for property containing our roads. We want to clarify for those unaware! The town owns from the centerline of a town road a given distance as determined by the road's designation. The town roads are designated by the width of the road measured in rods. A 3 rod road with a width of 49 and 6 inches has a 24 foot 9 inch right-of-way. A 4 rod 66 foot width road has a right of way of 33 feet on each side from the centerline.
Within the right-of-way there are a number of facts the bordering property owner should know. Most importantly the property is owned by and controlled by the town. It can be used for roads and other maintenance including widening the roads during snow removal.
Limitations and requirements within the right-of-way include the prohibiting of building of fences or any type of structure, concrete driveway approaches within the right of way and /or landscaping. Many residents plant grass or landscape to the roads edge. if damage occurs to any of the above in the process of snowplowing or maintenance, it is not the town's responsibility to replace or replant etc. encroachments or obstructions in the road right- of- way is strictly prohibited per municipal code section 8.02.
Please be advised it is unlawful for any person to plow, shovel or otherwise deposit or place snow on the maintained portion of the public road within the town, or to permit such depositing of snow from property occupied or owned by you! This is municipal ordinance 8.04. Any person will be cited.
No person shall park, place or leave standing any automobile, truck or other vehicle on any street or public way during snow plowing operations. The town board declares that an emergency exists during and following a snow storm until the snow from the storm has been removed. This is municipal ordinance 7.05 (3) (a).
Any vehicle is going to be cited! The DPW has police powers now so parking tickets will be placed on windshields of vehicles that are in violation of the parking during snow storms. If municipal citation is not paid this will go to the DOT as an unpaid ticket.