Washburn, Wisconsin

 

Lake Superior Shoreline

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Washburn, Wisconsin

A Small Town On The Greatest Lake

 

Surrounded by forest, the city of Washburn nestles on the shore of Lake Superior's historic Chequamegon Bay in northernmost Wisconsin. With unparalleled outdoor recreation opportunities, a vibrant cultural life, and a progressive atmosphere, Washburn is great place to live, a rewarding place to do business, and a spectacular place to visit.

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NEWS AND EVENTS

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                                                                                                                                                               PWS ID: 80401321 – DNR Violation: 45328942

                                                                                           MC – Bayfield County

Important Information about your Drinking Water

Tests Show Coliform Bacteria in Washburn Waterworks Water

 

The samples listed below indicate the presence of coliform bacteria in your drinking water and are a violation of State and Federal Safe Drinking Water Regulations.

 

A water sample collected on 09/25/14 indicated the presence of coliform bacteria.  Further sampling on 09/29/14 confirmed their presence.

 

What precautions should be taken at this time?

 

As a precaution we have increased the chlorine concentration in our water supply.  People with severely compromised immune systems, infants, and some elderly may be at increased risk.  As a precautionary measure, any ice cubes, beverages, baby formula, or other food items made with the water between

September 25, 2014September 29, 2014 should be discarded and their containers or icemakers cleaned.  If you have any questions, you can contact your local health department.  If you have specific health concerns, consult your doctor.

 

What does this mean?

 

Total coliform bacteria are generally not harmful themselves. Coliforms are bacteria that are naturally present in the environment and are used as an indicator that other, potentially-harmful, bacteria may be present. Coliforms were found in more samples than allowed and this was a warning of potential problems.

 

Usually, coliforms are a sign that there could be a problem with the treatment or distribution system (pipes). Whenever we detect coliform bacteria in any sample, we do follow-up testing to see if other bacteria of greater concern, such as fecal coliform or E. coli, are present.  We did not find any fecal coliform or E. coli bacteria in our subsequent testing.

 

What is being done to correct the problem?

Corrective action(s) taken:

TOTAL SYSTEM CHLORINATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have questions regarding the safety of our drinking water, please contact:

Scott J. Kluver                                                                               715-373-6160 Ext. 4

 

Name of Responsible Person

119 Washington Avenue

Area Code-Telephone Number

Washburn, WI 54891

 

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I certify that the information and statements contained in this public notice are true and correct and have been provided to consumers in accordance with the delivery, content, format, and deadline requirements in Subchapter X of ch. NR 809, Wis. Adm. Code.

 

Scott J. Kluver

 

Bldg, Website, Public Access TV 09/29/14

Mailing 09/30/14

 

 

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Tier 2 Notice

 

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Click Here to Learn More about the City’s Zoning Code Rewrite Project and to Review the Proposed Changes

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VOTER PHOTO IDENTIFICATION NOW REQUIRED

 

 

Wisconsin Statutes require that voters provide a valid document establishing their proof of identification as part of the Voting process.  This requirement applies to ALL VOTERS who are not active military electors, permanent overseas electors, confidential electors, and indefinitely confined electors.

 


You must show valid Photo Identification on Election Day, failure to do so will result in you not being able to cast a ballot for the November 4, 2014 election. 

 

Valid forms of proof of identification must include the voter’s name, which conforms to the voter’s name on the poll list (i.e. Mike for Michael, etc.) and a photograph that reasonably resembles the voter.  The address on the document does not have to be current to be used as proof of identification.

 

The following Photo IDs are acceptable for voting purposes, and can be unexpired or expired after the date of the most recent general election (currently, the November 6, 2012):

 

Ø  A Wisconsin DOT-issued driver license, even if expired, revoked or suspended. 

Ø  A Wisconsin DOT-issued identification card (available for free, see below)

Ø  Military ID card issued by a U.S. uniformed service (veteran ID card not included)

Ø  A U.S. passport book or card

 

The following Photo IDs are also acceptable for voting purposes, but must be unexpired: 

 

Ø  A certificate of naturalization that was issued not earlier than two years before the date of an election at which it is presented

Ø  A driver license receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days)

Ø  An identification card receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days)

Ø  An identification card issued by a federally recognized Indian tribe in Wisconsin

Ø  A photo identification card issued by a Wisconsin accredited university or college that contains the following:

§  Date of issuance

§  Signature of Student

§  Expiration date no later than two years after date of issuance

§  The university or college ID must be accompanied by a separate document that proves enrollment

 

For information on obtaining a free State ID card for voting purposes, please visit the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s website: http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/drivers/drivers/apply/idcard.htm.

 

The WI DOT has a new policy to help people who do not have birth certificates obtain a free state ID card for voting purposes:  http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/drivers/drivers/apply/petition-process.htm.

 

If you have any questions about acceptable forms of proof of identification, please contact us or visit the Government Accountability Board’s website for more information:  http://gab.wi.gov.

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CITY OF WASHBURN

FALL ELECTION

November 4, 2014

 

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 ballot. Proof of identification must be provided before an absentee ballot may be issued.

 

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 absentee ballot.

 

TAMMY L. DEMARS-DEPUTY 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., October 15, 2014.  The last day for electors to request absentee ballots by mail is 5:00 P.M., October 30, 2014.

 

The first day for voting absentee in the Clerk’s Office is October 20, 2014.   The deadline for voting an absentee ballot in the Clerk's office is 5:00 P.M., October 31, 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.

 

 

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Announcing the 2014 Fall Cleanup

 

WHO: CITY OF WASHBURN RESIDENTS

 

WHEN:           SATURDAY, October 11, 2014

 7:00 AM  -  2:00 PM 

 

WHERE:         1ST AVENUE EAST – 2 BLOCKS SOUTH OF BAYFIELD STREET

 

WHAT:           The dumpsters are available for CITY OF WASHBURN RESIDENTS ONLY.  Citizens will be able to get rid of all types of waste EXCEPT:  food waste & hazardous materials.  These items will not be accepted

 

 

  The fee schedule is subjectively set up as:

 

Large Car Load                       $10.00

Pickup Truck Load                 $20.00

Larger Trailers                         $30.00

 

 

                        SMALL APPLIANCES Such As:                                        

 

                                    Microwave Oven

                                    Toaster Oven

                                                                                                            $15.00

                       

                        LARGE APPLIANCES Such As:    

                                                           

                                                            Stoves / Refrigerators / Freezers                                

                                                            Air Conditioners

                                                            Computers/Printers/Monitors

                                                            Dehumidifiers                        

                                                                                                            $20.00

 

                        TELEVISIONS

                                                            Large                                       $25.00

                                                            Small                                       $15.00

                                                                                                                                               

 

                        BATTERIES                                                 NO CHARGE

                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                         

                        TIRES

                                                Car and Light Truck                          $  4.00

                                                Semi                                                     15.00                                                                                                                               Large Tractor or Grader                  32.00                            

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·         Ice Rink Schedule Released (PDF)

·         2014 Fee Schedule Released (PDF)

·         Wisconsin's New Municpal Utility Law- Forms and Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

·         Washburn High School 2013 Commencement Address

·         Runoff Water Overflow And How You Can Help

·         Zoning Code Revision: Frequently-Asked Questions

·         2013 Recycling Calendar

·         Thompson’s West End Park Beach Cleanup Status Report (PDF)

·         Information on Possible Utility Extensions

·         Council Meeting Now Available as Streaming Video

·         Washburn Marina Improvements Plan

·         Downtown Building Façade Renovation Loan Program

·         Voter Registration Information

·         City Announces Real Property for Sale

 

 

 

 

 

Need information on beach closures?
Check the Wisconsin Beach Health page for up-to-date information.

 

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Scott Griffiths 
Mayor

 

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