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President

Exp. 4/2015

Roger Truttmann

608-212-6785

Trustee

Exp. 4/2015

Peggy Kruse

608-527-2769

Trustee

Exp. 4/2015

Mark Janowiak

608-527-4220

Trustee

Exp. 4/2015

Eric Gobeli

608-214-7138

Trustee

Exp. 4/2016

Greg Thoemke

608-575-6888

Trustee

Exp. 4/2016

Petra Streiff

608-527-4155

Trustee

Exp. 4/2016

Laci Bainbridge

417-331-3272

 

Village Committees and Committee Appointments 

 


Staff & Contact Information


Administrator

Nicholas Owen

608-527-5971

Clerk/Treasurer

Lynne Erb

608-527-5973

Deputy Clerk/Treasurer

Barb Roesslein

608-527-3677

Assessor

Gardiner Appraisal

608-838-3993

Building Inspector

Mike Fenley

608-963-0652

Public Works Supervisor

Scott Jelle

608-527-2097

Utility Office Manager   Beth Heller   608-527-2913

Mailing Address/Location:

Village Hall

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

 

Pending Cooperative Plan Between

the Village of New Glarus

and Town of New Glarus

 

The Boards of the Village of New Glarus and the Town of New Glarus held a joint public hearing on Thursday, August 16, 2012.  The purpose of the public hearing was to gather public input on a proposed cooperative plan between the Village of New Glarus and Town of New Glarus.  Contact Village Administrator Nicholas Owen with any questions at 527-5971 or by email at nowen@newglarusvillage.com.

  • To view the public hearing - click HERE .

To view the Public Hearing Draft of the New Glarus Cooperative Plan and Revenue Sharing Agreement - click HERE

To view a Summary of the Draft New Glarus Cooperative Plan and Revenue Sharing Agreement - click HERE.

 

Assessor


The assessor for the Village of New Glarus is:

Gardiner Appraisal

PO Box 525

McFarland WI 53558

(608) 838-3993

Property Assessments in a Declining Market FAQ

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.

Forms and Publications for Open Book/Board of Review  

 

Board Meetings


Click on links below to view videos of Village Board meetings.

 

Current Meeting

 

September 30, 2014 (Budget Meeting)

 

Prior Meetings

 

September 16, 2014

March 18, 2014

September 2, 2014

March 4, 2014

August 19, 2014

February 18, 2014

August 5, 2014

February 4, 2014

July 15, 2014

January 21, 2014

July 1, 2014

January 7, 2014

June 17, 2014

December 17, 2013

June 3, 2014

December 3, 2013

May 20, 2014

November 19, 2013 (Budget Public Hearing)

May 6, 2014

November 5, 2013

April 15, 2014

October 15, 2013

April 1, 2014

October 1, 2013

 

Budget


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.

Adopted Budget:

CLICK HERE to view the 2013 Real Estate Tax Information / 2014 Budget Breakdown Brochure.

 

The 2014 Proposed Village of New Glarus Budget will see a $48,781 increase in the levy, or approximately 3.7%.  Of that increase, approximately $43,425 will go to Debt service expense.  The Board continues to work to provide sufficient funding for all Village services to maintain their day-to-day operations, plan and save for future projects while looking for additional revenue sources and operational savings.

 

The Village Board held a public hearing on the 2014 Village Budget on November 19, 2013 at Village Hall Community Room beginning at 7:00 p.m. to seek comments from the public on the proposed 2014 budget.

Any questions regarding the proposed budget can be directed to

Village Administrator Nicholas Owen at nowen@newglarusvillage.com or 608-527-5971 or

Clerk Treasurer Lynne Erb at ngclerk@newglarusvillage.com or 608-527-5973.

 

Building Inspector


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.

 

Building Permit Fee Schedule.

 

Building & Zoning Application/Forms

 

Brush/Yard Waste


Brush: Brush and branches will be picked up curbside during the first week of each month from April through OctoberPlease 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.

 

Comprehensive Plan


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.

 

Dog Licenses


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:

  • Vaccination Certificate from Veterinarian (proof of rabies vaccination)

  • Veterinarian proof of spaying or neutering

  • License Fee

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


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.

Please note that mailed in voter registrations must be postmarked by October 15, 2014 for the General Election (November 4, 2014)

 

You may register in person at the Clerk's Office until 5 p.m. on Friday, October 31, 2014.  You may also register on Election Day.

 

When completing a voter registration on Election Day you will need to provide your Wisconsin driver’s license number and proof of residency at the polling place. 

 

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.

In-person absentee voting for the General Election (November 4, 2014) begins October 20, 2014 at the Clerk's Office until 5 p.m. on Friday, October 31, 2014.

 

The deadline for making application to vote absentee by mail is 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 30, 2014.

 

Deadline for Returning Ballot: The complete ballot must either be delivered to the clerk no later than election day or postmarked no later than election day and received by the clerk no later than 4 p.m. on the Friday after the election.

Contact the Village Clerk's Office (527-2510) for more information on Voter Registration or Absentee Voting

 

You may also visit the Elections Division of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board on its website at http://gab.wi.gov for election information.

 

The Facts about Military and Overseas Voting in Wisconsin

 

 

Click Here to look up polling place location, your voter registration, or provisional voter status.

 

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.

 

Click Here for a Spanish Voter Registration Application

 

 

2014 ELECTIONS

February 18, 2014 - Spring Primary (if necessary)

April 1, 2014 - Spring Election (including local offices)

August 12, 2014 - Partisan Primary

November 4, 2014 - General Election

CLICK HERE to view election results through the Green County website.

 

 

Extraterritorial Zoning


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 Area Plan Maps:

Extraterritorial Zoning Applications:

 

FORMS: Applications/Licenses/Permits


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.

ALCOHOL LICENSING

ANIMALS

BUILDING & ZONING

ELECTIONS

FACILITIES RENTAL

HISTORICAL PRESERVATION

PUBLIC WORKS

If you have any questions, please contact the Village Clerk's Office at 527-2510.

 

Forester


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


GARBAGE & RECYCLING PICK-UP

Due to the holiday on Friday (July 4th) garbage and recycling will be picked up on Saturday, July 5th.  If you have any questions please contact Advanced Disposal Services at 1-800-583-2510.

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 FridaySchedule 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.

BULK WASTE ITEMS:

In addition to the Spring Residential Bulk Pickup, bulk waste can be disposed of anytime during the year as follows:

 

GREEN COUNTY LANDFILL: The Green County Landfill will accept bulk waste items that you haul to their site located at W2002 CTH SS, Brodhead, WI. Following is the fee schedule for items taken to the Green County Landfill:

TIRES – Auto and light truck tires (off rim) $ 2.00 each
Heavy truck and agricultural tires (off rim) $ 180.00 per ton
ADD $5.00 for each rim

FREON APPLIANCES - $20.00 EACH

NON-FREON APPLIANCES & BULK ITEMS- $ 5.00 MINIMUM FOR
220 LBS OR LESS OR
$45 PER TON

TELEVISIONS- $ 0.30 PER POUND

COMPUTERS & RELATED HARDWARE $ 0.30 PER POUND

Green County Clean Sweep May 1 - October 31: Hazardous Waste Disposal Program

The Landfill is open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday thru Friday and the 1st Saturday of each month – May to October 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Additional questions can be directed to the Landfill at (608)897-8605.


 

ADVANCED DISPOSALSERVICES: Advanced Disposal will provide curbside pickup of your bulk waste items by calling (800) 583-2510 and arranging a pickup. Following is the fee schedule for items picked up by Advanced Disposal:
 

Appliances                                                             Household Items 

freezer                               $45.00                           couch, chair                         $15.00

refrigerator                          $45.00                           mattress, box spring             $10.00

air conditioner                     $45.00                           TV - 20" or larger                  $25.00

dehumidifier                        $45.00                           TV - 19" or smaller                $25.00

stove                                  $30.00                           lawn chairs                          $ 3.00

washer                               $30.00                           kitchen chairs                       $ 2.00

dryer                                  $30.00                           table - large                          $15.00

humidifier                            $30.00                           table - small                         $10.00

microwave                           $15.00                           sink, toilet                            $15.00

water heater                        $30.00                           lawn mower - push                $25.00

water softner                       $30.00                           lawn mower - rider                 $75.00

                                                                              swing set                              $15.00

                                                                               tires - on rim                         $25.00

                                                                               tires - off rim                         $15.00

                                                                               grills - small                          $15.00

                                                                               grills - large                           $20.00

                                                                               auto batteries                        $10.00

                                                                    

Bulk Pickup

$14.00 per yard

 

Construction

$25.00 per yard

4- 4ft by 2ft = yard

 

Carpet

$15.00 per yard

4 - 4ft by 2ft = yard

Disposing of Hazardous Wastes:

If you have any questions concerning recycling or garbage pickup, call:

Advanced DisposalServices: 1-800-583-2510

 Recycling:

Recycling FAQs

Want to know exactly what's banned from Wisconsin landfills?  Download flier HERE.  For more information, see What to Recycle in Wisconsin.

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:

  • American Cancer Society Discovery Shop, (608) 829-1002

  • Bethel Parish Shoppe, (608) 267-7780

  • Easter Seal Society, (608) 267-7780

  • Goodwill Industries, (608) 246-3150

  • Oakwood Resale Shop, 608-230-4264

  • St. Vincent DePaul Stores in Monroe: (608) 329-7837 and Madison: (608) 278-2920

  • Green Haven Family Advocates in Monroe (608) 325-7711

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.

E-Waste Recycling Rates from the Green County Landfill Effective 9/1/10

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.

More information can be found at http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/recycling/oil.html or you may contact the Jack Connelly of the DNR at (608) 267-7574 or the Green County Landfill at (608) 897-8605.

 

Other websites to check out for ideas to reduce the amount of waste include:

www.wastelesswisconsin.org

www.kab.org

www.earth911.com

www.freecycle.com

For composting ideas, check out these publications from the DNR website:

Garbage to Gardens

Home Composting - The Complete Composter

Home Composting: Reap a heap of Benefits

Yard Care: Do Your Share

 

Green County Landfill:

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.

E-Waste Recycling Rates from the Green County Landfill Effective 9/1/10

Green County Clean Sweep: Hazardous Waste Disposal Program

 

Historic Preservation


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:

  1. It should exemplify the broad cultural, political, economic or social history of the nation, state or community;

  2. It should be identified with an important historic person or with important events in nation, state or local history;

  3. It should embody the distinguishing characteristics of an architectural type or specimen valuable for study of a period, style, method of construction, or of indigenous materials or craftsmanship;

  4. It should be representative of the notable work  of a master builder, designer or architect who influenced his or her age; or

  5. It should have yielded or be likely to yield important information to prehistory or history.

 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.

 

Leaf Pick-up/Burning


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.

ALTERNATIVES TO RAKING LEAVES:

  • Mulch your leaves into your lawn by running your lawn mower over the leaves so that it chops them up and disperses them. The smaller leaf pieces will fall in between the blades of grass and decompose, releasing nutrients to feed your lawn.

  • Pile up the leaves and then chop them up with your lawn mower.  Then use the leaves for mulch around your shrubs, piling it 4 to 6 inches deep to help control grass and weeds.

  • Use the chopped leaves to cover perennials and roses after the ground freezes. This helps keep the ground from thawing and refreezing in early spring, which often damages perennials.

  • Use your chopped leaves for compost by stacking them in alternating layers with grass clippings, kitchen waste, and a little bit of soil. Spread finished compost in the spring around perennials and shrubs and in your annual flower and vegetable gardens.

  • If you don't want a compost pile, till chopped leaves right into the soil of your flower and vegetable gardens now. It will start to break down and add valuable organic matter.

Source: Diana Alfuth, horticulture educator, UW-Extension

 

Ordinances/Codes


 

Planning


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.

 

Public Works Department


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.

 

Snow Removal


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.

 

Space Rental


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.

 

Click Here for a Village Hall (Community Room) Reservation Form.

 

Click Here for a Park Use Permit Application.

 

Tax Collection


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. 

 

Please make checks payable to: GREEN COUNTY TREASURER at

1016 16th Avenue, Monroe WI 53566

Phone: 608-328-9435

 

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

 

 

Tax amounts and payments of taxes can be viewed online through Green County's website.  Amounts will be updated in real time as payments are posted.  Follow the link below:

 

http://landrecords.greencountywi.org/lrsweb/parcel/search.aspx

 

Type in Village of New Glarus for Municipality and type in either your parcel number, street address or name to get your information.  Click on your parcel and then just click on the TAXES tab and scroll down to see your tax information.

 

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. 

 

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