Washburn, Wisconsin

 

Lake Superior Shoreline

Green Ruler

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Explore the links at left to find out more about Washburn or to learn the latest news from the city government. To help you find the information you need, consult the Site Index.

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NEWS AND EVENTS

 

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Posted April 4, 2015:

The City’s Yard Waste Site is tentatively scheduled to open May 9th, weather permitting.

See the City's calendar for more details regarding the site hours.

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New City Employment Opportunities

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 Posted March 30, 2015:

 

CITY OF WASHBURN

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

 

Public Hearing will be held at the regularly scheduled City Council Meeting, Monday, May 11, 2015, 5:30 P.M., at City Hall, 119 Washington Avenue, for public comment on the following issue:

 

Zoning Code Amendment:

 

For the purpose of creating setbacks for taller structures, by amending Sec. 13-1-13(a)(4) and creating Sec. 13-1-13(a)(6), Washburn City Ordinances

 

Further details on the proposed amendment may be obtained in the offices of the Washburn City Hall,

M-F, 8AM-5PM.

 

 

 

Scott J. Kluver

Zoning Administrator

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 Posted March 30, 2015:

 

CITY OF WASHBURN 2015 SPRING CLEANUP

                                                                                                                 

 

WHO:           CITY OF WASHBURN RESIDENTS

 

WHEN:        SATURDAY, May 9, 2015

 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. EXCEPTFood Waste & Hazardous Materials-will not be accepted.

                     Yard waste can be dropped off at the compost site on CTH “C.”

 

 

 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                                                

 

If you have any concerns or questions please contact the Department of Public Works at 715-373-6171.

 

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Posted March 10, 2015:

CITY OF WASHBURN

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

 

 

 

Public Hearing will be held at the regularly scheduled City Council Meeting, Monday, April 13, 2015, 5:30 P.M., City Hall Building, for public comment on the following issue:

 

Conditional Use Permit Application:

 

Home occupation for a holistic healthcare practice in an R1 Rural Residential-Limited Agricultural District, Amy Arnao, Petitioner, 1129 8th Avenue West.

 

Further information can be obtained at the Washburn City Hall, 119 Washington Avenue, Washburn, WI 54891, or by calling 715-373-6160 Ext. 4. 

 

 

 

Scott J. Kluver

Zoning Administrator                  

 

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Posted March 9, 2015:

 

NOTICE

SEASONAL WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS

CITY OF WASHBURN

 

 

Seasonal Weight Restrictions on thoroughfares within the City limits of the City of Washburn

Will go into effect on Friday, March 13, 2015, at 12:01 A.M.  Signs will be posted.

 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

Gayla Salmi

Director of Public Works

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Posted February 26, 2015:

 

CITY OF WASHBURN

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT

 

 

 

Public Hearing will be held at the regularly scheduled monthly City Council Meeting, Monday, April 13, 2015, 5:30 P.M., City Hall 119 Washington Ave., for public comment on the following issue(s):

 

Plan Commission recommendation to the Common Council of the City of Washburn that text portions of Chapter 3 Land Use, Chapter 4 Waterfront and Coastal Resources, and Chapter 6 Utilities and Community Facilities, and map figures 3-2 Land Use Plan and 6-3 Utilities and Community Facilities Plan of the 2007 City of Washburn Comprehensive Plan be amended as presented on Exhibits A, B, and C.

 

Any interested individual may contact the Office of the Washburn City Clerk, 119 Washington Avenue, Monday-Friday, 8:00AM – 5:00PM, #715 373-6160 x#4, to review or obtain further details and/or a copy of the proposed amendment and comprehensive plan.

 

 

 

 

Scott J. Kluver

City Clerk

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Posted February 26, 2015:

Proposed Amendments to the City’s Comprehensive Plan:

CLICK BELOW TO VIEW:

 

Summary of Proposal Letter/Resolution/Notice of Public Hearing (PDF)

Exhibit A – Landuse (PDF)

Exhibit B – Waterfront and Coastal Resources (PDF)

Exhibit C – Utilities and Community Facilities (PDF)

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Interested in What is Being Planned for the Future of Thompson’s West End Park?

Click Here to Learn More and to Find Out How to Get Involved!

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Click Here to Watch a City Council Meeting Online on Ustream

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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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Learn More About the Regional Housing Program

 

Administered through the Northwestern Regional Planning Commission (NWRPC), the Regional Housing Program offers qualifying Low- and Moderate-Income households with financial assistance for housing rehabilitation, homebuyer assistance, and funds towards handicapped accessibility modifications.

 

For more details about this program visit the program website or view the program brochure.

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·         2015 Fee Schedule Released (PDF)

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

·         Runoff Water Overflow And How You Can Help

·         Zoning Code Revision: Frequently-Asked Questions

·         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 Real Property for Sale

 

 

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

 

 



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