Village of New Glarus Government
319 2nd Street
PO Box 399
New Glarus, WI 53574
Phone: (608) 527-2510
Fax: (608) 527-6630
Emergency Phone: (608) 558-5773
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; M-F
The assessor for the Village of New Glarus is:
2014 Open Book: Open Book will be held Friday, May 9, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the New Glarus Village Hall Boardroom, 319 2nd Street.
Open Book provides property owners an opportunity to meet with the Assessor to discuss their assessment.
If you have questions, contact Village Clerk Lynne Erb at (608) 527-5973.
2014 Board of Review: The first meeting of the Board of Review will be held Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. to adjournment at the New Glarus Village Hall Boardroom.
Board of Review provides property owners an opportunity to contest their property assessment and address any issues not resolved at Open Book. Anyone wishing to appear before the Board of Review needs to provide a written or oral intent to file an objection to the Clerk's Office 48 hours prior to the first scheduled meeting of Board of Review.
See links below for publications provide by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue to assist you with the Open Book/Board of Review process.
If you have questions, contact Village Clerk Lynne Erb at (608) 527-5973.
Click on links below to view videos of Village Board meetings.
The Village of New Glarus detailed budget is available for public inspection at the New Glarus Village Hall and at the New Glarus Public Library during regular business hours. If you have any questions, please contact the Village Clerk's Office at (608) 527-2510.
CLICK HERE to view the 2013 Real Estate Tax Information / 2014 Budget Breakdown Brochure.
Applications for building permits can be obtained from the Village Clerk's Office. Completed applications shall be remitted to the Building Inspector for issuance.
Building Inspector: Mike Fenley (Fenley Total Inspections LLC)
Village Office Hours: The Building Inspector holds office hours at Village Hall on Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., or by appointment.
Phone: For appointments/inspections call (608) 963-0652.
Brush: Brush and branches will be picked up curbside during the first week of each month from April through October. Please remember to leave your brush on your terrace the 1st day of the month to assure for pick-up within the 1st week of each month. Brush can also be dropped off at the wood-chip pile located behind the Village Garage, accessible from Second Street.
Yard Waste: The yard waste dumpster is available during the months of April through November for use at the Village Garage at 93 - 1st Street. Please remember to empty your bag into the dumpster, do not place bags in dumpster. YARD WASTE ONLY should be placed in this dumpster. Yard waste will not be picked up curbside.
The Village of New Glarus Comprehensive [Smart Growth] Plan” pursuant to Comprehensive Planning Smart Growth legislation was adopted on November 1, 2005. Comprehensive Plan maps may be obtained at the Village Clerk's Office. I you have any questions regarding the Comprehensive Plan, please contact the Village Administrator.
The Village Clerk's Office issues dog licenses at all times during the year. The fee is $4.00 for altered dogs and $9.00 for dogs not altered. To obtain a license you must provide the following:
Effective April 19, 2011 per Ordinance 11-01 there is a limitation of three (3) dogs on any residential lot within the Village. Click HERE to view complete ordinance amendment.
A Kennel Permit is required for a commercial establishment wherein or whereon three or more dogs are kept for the purpose of breeding and selling.
Elections are held at the Village Hall at 319 2nd Street in New Glarus. Polling Hours are 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the day of election.
Voter registration is required statewide for all elections. If you are not currently registered to vote or have recently moved, please complete a Voter Registration Application and return form to the Village Clerk's Office. Please be sure to include all the documentation as noted on the instructions for completing the Application.
Absentee voting: Any qualified elector who is 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 reside in the ward or municipality where he or she wishes to vote for at least 28 days before the election. The elector must also be registered in order to receive an absentee ballot.
You may also visit the Elections Division of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board on its website at http://gab.wi.gov for election information.
Non-English Voter Materials can be obtained from the Elections Division of the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board on its website at http://gab.wi.gov.
The Village and Town of New Glarus have developed a collaborative approach for land development and preservation beyond the Village’s edges in the Town. The goals of this effort are to provide clearer and more consistent plans and regulations, to preserve the look and feel of the New Glarus area while accommodating reasonable development, and to provide future growth opportunities in mutually agreed areas. It is the hope that the two municipalities and their residents will benefit from an improved, collaborative approach to land use.
Extraterritorial Zoning Applications:
The Village of New Glarus has the following forms/applications available for download (see User Fee Schedule for permit application fees). Applications can be return to the Village Clerk's office at 319 2nd Street, PO Box 399, New Glarus WI 53574.
BUILDING & ZONING
If you have any questions, please contact the Village Clerk's Office at 527-2510.
Street Trees Available to New Glarus Residents
Village of New Glarus property owners interested in getting new terrace trees are invited to participate in the village’s Annual Arbor Day Tree Planting. The tree planting occurs each April or May.
Under the planting program, property owners purchase trees from the village for a minimal cost. The trees are planted by local high school and adult volunteers. The trees available for purchase come from a reputable nursery and are 6 to 8 feet tall, with a trunk diameter of approximately one inch. Residents can choose the kind of tree planted in their terraces from a variety of choices provided by the village forester.
Since the Arbor Day program began in 1997, over 620 trees have been planted in New Glarus street terraces and parks.
Anyone interested in more information about purchasing trees or volunteering to plant should call the Village Forester, Paul Jennrich, at 527-5833.
New Glarus Named Tree City USA
New Glarus has been named a 2013 Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation to honor its commitment to community forestry. It is the 17th year New Glarus has received this national recognition.
The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service.
According to the National Arbor Day Foundation, the Tree City program is designed to recognize communities that effectively manage their public tree resources.
New Glarus has met the four standards to become a Tree City USA community: a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry program, and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.
GARBAGE & RECYCLING PICK-UP
Garbage Pick-up: CLICK HERE to view the 2014 Village Garbage/Recycling Newsletter.
Advanced Disposal Services (formerly Veolia Environmental Services) collects residential garbage and recycling each Friday. All garbage and recycling containers and bundles shall be at the curb or near the street edge for collection by 7:00 a.m. on each Friday. Schedule changes will be posted on village website and published in the Post Messenger Recorder as the need arises.
Each household is allowed one (1) 32-gallon container of garbage weekly. Each additional bag or container must contain a pickup sticker. Stickers cost $2.00 each, and are available in packets of five (5) stickers at the Village Clerk's Office. Unlimited amounts of recycling are allowed provided that you have a recycling cart. A recycling cart may be ordered by contacting Advanced Disposal Services at 1-800-583-2510.
The dumpsters in various locations around the Village (including the garbage dumpster at the Village garage) are not for public dumping. Pursuant to Section 257-10 of the Municipal Code improper use of trash receptacles is prohibited. Additional garbage can be disposed of by purchasing stickers for additional bags at the Village Clerk's Office, or contacting Veolia for a special pickup.
2014 SPRING CLEAN-UP: Spring Clean-up Day will be held on two non-consecutive Fridays with the Village being divided into two zones. Zone A will be picked up on Friday, May 16, 2014 and Zone B on Friday, May 30, 2014. Click HERE to view map of the two zones.
At this time the contractor WILL pick up furniture, and other items not considered being normal residential garbage, refuse or recyclables. This pick up DOES NOT include tires, e-waste (i.e. TVs, VCRs, computer equipment), medication, remodeling or construction materials.
If you have any questions, or your garbage is not picked up, please call Advanced Disposal at 800-583-2510.
Please contact the Village Clerk's Office at 527-3677 for pick-up of large appliances on this day (i.e. stoves, refrigerators, microwaves, etc.) as those will require the purchase of an appliance sticker. Large Appliances will only be picked-up on May 30, 2014 and must have sticker attached.
In addition to the Spring Residential Bulk Pickup, bulk waste can be disposed of anytime during the year as follows:
Disposing of Hazardous Wastes:
If you have any questions concerning recycling or garbage pickup, call:
Advanced DisposalServices: 1-800-583-2510
Unlimited amounts of recycling are allowed provided that you have a recycling cart. A recycling cart may be ordered by contacting Veolia Environmental Services at 1-800-583-2510.
As part of the Going Green initiative, the Village encourages residents to recycle and reuse whenever possible. The cost to the Village for dumping of garbage at the landfill increases each year. In 2010, the per ton cost is $41.20. In 2009, the Village had 440.47 tons of residential waste. This per ton cost is only a part of the Village's expense at the landfill. We also pay our proportionate share of the operational expenses along with each other member municipality.
Every item you are able to recycle or reuse is one less item going to the landfill. One of the best ways to dispose of your unwanted items is to hold a rummage sale and turn your trash into cash. There are also several charitable organizations noted on the City of Madison recycling website that operate resale shops. Check with these organizations to see if they have use for your items:
There are also several websites available for selling and disposing of items, such as Craigslist. The City of Madison and Dane County have a reuse and resale website called Madison Stuff Exchange at http://www.madisonstuffexchange.com.
For building materials, check with a St. Vincent DePaul Store or the local Habitat for Humanity. You can reach the Habitat for Humanity Restore at 608-661-2813.
Compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) contain small amounts of mercury and need to be recycled properly. CFLs can be dropped off for recycling at no charge at the New Glarus True Value located at 1420 State Hwy 69. New Glarus True Value will also accept tube fluorescents for a fee of $1 per tube. Home Depot will also accepts used CFLs in all stores in the U.S.
Click here for information on how to handle a broken compact fluorescent bulb.
Cell phones, rechargeable batteries and ink-jet cartridges can be dropped off at the free recycling kiosks at any Best Buy in the U.S.
Plastic Bags can be dropped off at the following locations: Walmart, Target, JC Penney, Cub Foods, Kohl's, Sam's Club, Lowe's and Supervalu.
Leftover Medications: Contact the Green County Health Department for information on disposing medications and upcoming County medicine collection days at 608-328-9390.
The University of Wisconsin-Extension Solid & Hazardous Waste Education Center publishes an online schedule of upcoming medicine collection days planned for various locations throughout the state. To view upcoming medication collections go to: http://www4.uwm.edu/shwec and select "Medicine Collections".
For more information on the proper disposal of medicines, go to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Internet site, http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/HealthWaste/.
E-Waste: Wisconsin's electronics recycling law goes into effect January, 2010. The new law prohibits the disposal of various electronic devices such as: computers, computer monitors, printers, televisions, VCRs, DVD players and telephones with video displays. It also shifts the recycling burden from local government to retailers and manufacturers. More information can be found at http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/ecycle or calling the DNR at (608) 266-2111. Register for Recycling Updates at http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Recycling/updates.html for notification on new materials.
The Green County Landfill will accept electronics at a fee (see fee schedule below) from households and K-12 public schools. The landfill is located at W2002 CTH SS, Brodhead, WI. For more information, contact the Green County Landfill at (608) 897-8605.
For a full list of collection sites, see http://dnr.wi.gov/ecyclewisconsin .
Visit the Best Buy website for E-Cycle programs and resources that they provide to Wisconsin residents.
Oil Filters and Oil Absorbents: A ban on the disposal of used oil filters and oil absorbents in landfills goes into effect January 1, 2011 in response to the new Wisconsin solid waste regulations (s.287.07 Wis.Stats) banning the disposal of these items from Wisconsin landfills. Beginning January 1st, oil filters and oil absorbents will have to be recycled.
Oil filters, if properly drained, may be taken to salvage yards along with other scrap steel. They may also be brought to the Green County Landfill at no charge.
Other websites to check out for ideas to reduce the amount of waste include:
For composting ideas, check out these publications from the DNR website:
The Green County Landfill is open the first Saturday morning of each month from April - October from 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. in addition to their regular hours of 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. The landfill is located at W2002 CTH SS, Brodhead, WI. For more information, contact the Green County Landfill at (608) 897-8605.
Historic Landmark Designation
Landmark designation is an honor bestowed on a property by the Village of New Glarus Historic Preservation Commission.
A historic structure, site, or district can include any site, natural or improved, including any building, improvement, or structure located on a property, or any area of particular historic, architectural, archaeological, or cultural significance to the Village of New Glarus.
To be designated as an official historic landmark, the property should meet one of the following five criteria:
If you have a property that you think might qualify for historic landmark designation, pick up a Landmark Designation Packet prepared by the Historic Preservation Commission at the Village Clerk’s Office. You may also download the packet below. The packet includes a Landmark Nomination form and guidelines.
If you have any questions or need help with completing a Landmark Nomination, please contact the Village Clerk’s office at 527-2510 and they will have someone from the Historic Preservation Commission contact you to assist you.
Certificate of Appropriateness
Once a property has been designated as a Village of New Glarus historic landmark, the Commission must issue a certificate of appropriateness prior to the property owner reconstructing, altering, improving, or demolishing all or any part of the exterior of the property. Ordinary maintenance and repairs do not require a certificate of appropriateness, provided they do not require a building permit. This generally does not apply to any changes to the interior of the property. The process serves to document changes to the building. The Commission may request to photograph the landmark prior to and after any changes in order to maintain a record of the history of the building. An application for Certificate of Appropriateness can be obtain from the Village Clerk’s Office or downloaded below.
2013 LEAF PICKUP: The Village will again be using the leaf vacuum and Public Works will begin picking up leaves as weather permits the week of October 21st and will continue to pick up leaves through November as weather permits. Please rake only leaves (grass and branches cannot be vacuumed up) into the gutter area for pickup. The compost dumpster will continue to be at the Village Garage for disposal of yard/garden waste. Please Note: Bagged leaves will not be picked up.
LEAF BURNING: NO BURNING of leaves will be permitted. Please note that failure to comply with these regulations, as set forth in 122.1 of the municipal code will result in a fine up to $187.90.
Source: Diana Alfuth, horticulture educator, UW-Extension
Below are documents to assist with questions you may have regarding planning within the Village of New Glarus. For additional information please contact the Village Administrator.
The Public Works Department is located in Village Hall. Scott Jelle is the Public Works Supervisor for the Village of New Glarus. He has two full-time employees.
The Public Department involves the maintenance, repair and construction of streets, alley, curbs and gutter, sidewalks, bridges, street signs, storm sewer, parks, Village buildings and structures and all machinery, equipment and property need to perform such tasks.
Pursuant to Section 262-7 of the Municipal Code of the Village of New Glarus, sidewalks must be cleared of all snow and/or ice within twenty-four (24) hours from the time the snow ceases to accumulate. Sidewalks are to be kept clear of snow and ice to a minimum of four (4) feet in width.
The Village has space available for rental in the Village Hall (Community Room). The Community Room is available for meetings, reunions, birthdays, etc., for a fee of $20 per day. Park pavilions can also be rented, for a fee of $25 for residents and $35 for non residents. Please contact the Village Clerk's Office at 527-2510 for more information and availability of the site.
Property tax bills are mailed to property owners' mid December. The Village Clerk's Office can assist you with any questions or concerns regarding your property tax bill or payment.
The property taxes are collected by the Green County Treasurer's Office for both installments (1st installment due January 31st and 2nd installment due July 31st). Receipts will be returned by mail only if a stamped self-addressed envelope is included with your payment.
Credit card or e-check payments are also accepted by Green County at a nominal fee. Visit their website at www.co.green.wi.gov and use the Quick Link: Pay Taxes Online.
First Dollar Credit
The First Dollar Credit is a property tax credit provided taxpayers under 2007 Wisconsin Act 20. The credit is calculated using the Equalized Value School Tax Rate and has a Maximum Credit Value, similar to the Lottery Credit. The credit is allowed on all real estate parcels that contain an improvement and one taxpayer may receive more than one First Dollar Credit. The credit is reflected on the line above the Lottery Tax Credit on your property tax bill and is divided equally between the two installments. If you do not see the Credit reflected on your tax bill and believe you are eligible, please contact either the Village Clerk or County Treasurer's Office.
Lottery Tax Credit
To qualify for a Lottery Tax Credit you must own a home in Wisconsin AND occupy that home as your primary residence on January 1 of the year in which the tax is levied. If the credit was not applied and you feel you are entitled, please contact either the Village Clerk or County Treasurer's Office.
More information on these credits can be found at www.dor.state.wi.us and type the name of the credit in the search engine.
The Village publishes a newsletter quarterly.
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