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Town Office

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1. Where are the Town Hall and the Town Garage located?

The Bayfield Town Hall the main Town Garage are located at 85450 County Highway J, Bayfield, WI 54814. Please see the Contact Us tab for a link to directions via Mapquest.

2. What are the Town Clerk’s Office Hours?

The Town Clerk Office Hours are Tuesdays 8:00AM-4:00 PM. Any variances from this schedule will be posted on the door to the Town Hall.

Town Meetings

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1. When is the Town Board Meeting held each month?

The Regular Monthly Town Board meetings are generally scheduled for each third Monday of the month at 7:00 PM. The Town Board may choose to vary from this schedule occasionally if necessary. Special Town Board meetings are also occasionally scheduled to discuss issues between regular meetings. Please check the Calendar link for the next scheduled Town Board meeting.

2. When is the Plan Commission Meeting held each month?

The Regular Monthly Plan Commission meetings are generally scheduled for each second Monday of the month at 5:30 PM. The Plan Commission may choose to vary from this schedule if necessary. Special Plan Commission meetings are also occasionally scheduled to discuss issues between regular meetings. Please check the Calendar link for the next scheduled Plan Commission meeting.

3. How do I present an issue or concern to the Town Board or Plan Commission?

The Public Comment item on each Town Board and Plan Commission agenda is a time set aside for residents to bring up issues for discussion. If you would like to request that an issue or concern be officially placed on the next agenda for potential action, please contact the Town Chairman, the Plan Commission Chairman, or the Town Clerk. Please see the Town Contacts Tab.

4. When and where are meeting agendas posted?

Meeting agendas are generally posted the week prior to the planned meeting. All notices are posted no later than 24 hours prior to the scheduled meeting and at a minimum of three places within the Town: 1) The Bulletin Board in front of the Town Hall, 2) The Old Town Garage door (adjacent to the Town Hall) and 3) The Star Route Garage door (located in the Settlement). Notices are also posted on the Town of Bayfield website.

Elections and Voting

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1. How do I register to vote?

Please complete a Voter Registration Form, available at the Forms and Permits section of the website and submit to the Town Clerk. Proof of Residence is required. See application for acceptable documents. Additional registration options are available at www.myvotewi.gov

2. How do I request an absentee ballot?

Registered Voters of the Town of Bayfield may request absentee ballots by completing an Absentee Request Form available at the Forms and Permits section of the website and submitting to the Town Clerk. Please check the Calendar tab for election and voting dates. As of October 3, 2014, a copy of your Photo ID is required to vote absentee in the State of Wisconsin. Please visit http://www.bringit.wisconsin.gov/ for more information on acceptable forms of ID and how to obtain a free ID.

3. Where do I go to vote in the Town of Bayfield?

Town of Bayfield residents vote at the Bayfield Town Hall, 85450 County Highway J, Bayfield, WI 54814.

4. Am I required to have a photo ID to vote?

Yes, you are required to have a valid photo ID to vote in Wisconsin. Please visit http://www.bringitwisconsin.com/ for a list of acceptable photo IDs.

5. How do I view a sample ballot for the upcoming election?

Sample ballots can be viewed at www.myvotewi.gov by typing in your name and date of birth in the Regular Voter Section, clicking on your name, then clicking on “what’s on my ballot”.

Licenses and Permits

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1. How do I apply for a Driveway Permit?

Driveway Permit applications and the Town of Bayfield Driveway Ordinance are available in the Forms and Permits section of the website.

2. How do I apply for Zoning Permit?

Do I need a permit from the Bayfield County Zoning Office for my proposed project and if so how do I complete the application process? All questions about County Zoning and how to apply for Zoning applications should be directed to the Bayfield County Planning and Zoning, 117 E. Fifth St., PO Box 58, Washburn, WI 54891, Phone: 715-373-6138. Website: http://www.bayfieldcounty.org/147/Planning-Zoning Bayfield County Zoning Office Staff can explain any necessary approvals needed from the Town of Bayfield Plan Commission, Bayfield Town Board, and Bayfield County Planning and Zoning Committee and recommended applicant attendance at their meetings.

3. How do I apply for Liquor License?

General information on Alcohol Licenses is available at http://www.revenue.wi.gov/faqs/ise/atlicns.html Please contact the Town Clerk concerning applying for Liquor Licenses in the Town of Bayfield.

4. How do I apply for a Dog License?

Dog License Applications are handled by Larry R. Weber, Town Treasurer. Applications forms are available at the Forms and Permits tab of the website. Larry R Weber, Treasurer, Email: llweber@centurytel.net Phone: 715 779-5019.

5. How do I apply for an Operators License (Bartenders Permits)?

Operators License Applications are available in the Forms and Permits section of the website. There is a $25.00 annual fee. License requests are placed on the next scheduled Regular Town Board Meeting agenda and if approved licenses are issued as soon as possible following the meeting. General Information on Alcohol Licenses is available at http://www.revenue.wi.gov/faqs/ise/atlicns.html For more information contact the Town Clerk.

Taxes and Assessments

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1. Who do I contact with questions about my tax bill and where do I send payments?

Please contact Larry R. Weber, Treasurer, Email: llweber@centurytel.net Phone: 715 779-5019.

2. How do I learn more about the assessment process?

Guide for Property Owners http://www.revenue.wi.gov/pubs/slf/pb060.pdf

Open Records Request

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1. How do I submit and Open Records Request?

Please send written Open Records Requests to the Town Clerk. A 25 cent/page charge applies for copies made.

Town Hall Rental

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1. Who do I speak with about the availability and cost to rent the Town Hall?

Please contact Larry R. Weber, Treasurer, Email: llweber@centurytel.net Phone: 715 779-5019. Application Forms and Agreements are available in the Forms & Permits section of this website.

Snow Removal

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1. How do I sign up to have the Town plow my residence driveway?

Please contact Larry R. Weber, Treasurer, Email: llweber@centurytel.net Phone: 715 779-5019.

Garbage and Recyling

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1. Where do residents of the Town of Bayfield take their garbage and recycling?

The BRB Recycling Authority offers garbage and recycling services for Town of Bayfield residents. http://www.cityofbayfield.com/uploads/1/1/1/5/11158030/2014_brochure__updated_.pdf

2. When is Spring Dumpster Day held?

The Town of Bayfield offers an annual Dumpster Day for Town of Bayfield residents to dispose of trash and recycling free of charge. This event is held in May. Check the Notices tab of the website for related postings in April.

Road Maintenance and Issues

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1. How do I report a concern about a Town Road?

Questions and concerns related to any Town Road can be directed to Chuck Cadotte, Roads Foreman. Bayfield Town Garage, Email: Town of Bayfield Garage ttown015@centurytel.net Phone: 715-779-3481.