Burning Permits

Annual burning permits are available from the following:

Please burn AFTER 6:00pm. When burning a large brush pile, notify the Columbia County Sheriff's office by calling
608-742-4166.

Burning Restrictions - DNR
Note: Daily burn restrictions are not updated until after 11 a.m.

Placement of Emergency Response Numbers

Columbia County ordinance Title 28 states all Emergency Response Number Signs are to be placed approximately five (5) feet to the right (facing the home) of the driveway right-of-way at the edge of the road right-of-way.

The Town of West Point places each Emergency Response Number Signs for each town resident in the correct location.

It is very important NOT to move the Emergency Response Number Sign as emergency (fire and ambulance) look for the signs to be in the correct location.

Seasonal Weight Restrictions

The Town of West Point will implement seasonal weight restrictions on Town Roads beginning today Monday, February 20, 2017.  Restrictions become effective upon the placement of signs. The Town follows the same guidelines as Columbia County, attached is notice from Columbia County Highway and Transportation.

Spring 2017 Weight Limit Notice

2016 Property and Personal Taxes

2/2/2017 – 1st installment tax payments were due postmarked by January 31, 2017. However, Wiscsonsin State Statue 74.11 allows for a 5 business day grace period for accepting timely property tax payments.  For 2016, the grace period goes through Tuesday February 7, 2017.  This is not a “postmark by” date.  Rather, payments MUST be in the Treasurer’s hands by Tuesday February 7, 2017 in order to be considered timely.

After February 7, 2017 all outstanding 2016 property tax payments need to be made directly to the Columbia County Treasurer, PO Box 198 Portage WI 53901.  Interest and penalties will be assessed by the County Treasurer on late tax payments.

For delinquent taxes please contact the Columbia County Treasurer at (608) 742-9613.

Web Links

 

Election Results

February 21, 2017 Spring Primary Results

 

 

 

 

Notice to the Public

****Wisconsin Broadband Survey****

As you know, more and more work that students do at school is Internet-based.  Students without Internet access at home are often unable to do their homework.  The equity gap that this situation creates is a serious problem for these students.

The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) is conducting a statewide survey to gather information about residential Internet access throughout the state.  The survey gives families in your area the opportunity to tell service providers if they need better or more affordable Internet access – or don’t have access at all.

The survey, located at http://psc.wi.gov/broadbandSurvey.htm, takes about 5 minutes to complete.

Households that do not have home access to the Internet can take the survey by phone (877-360-2973). It is especially important for these households to take the survey, so that PSCW and Internet providers know the location of all households that do not have high-quality, affordable Internet access.

Please take advantage of this opportunity for your families’ voices to be heard regarding broadband!

 

 

Road Issues

The Transportation Development Association wants to hear about road issues in Wisconsin. Share your story for “Just Fix It Wisconsin”, with this link Vote for this #JustFixItWI story: Just Fix It WI

 

 

2017 Dog licenses

Wisconsin State Statues 174.05 and 174.07(1)(b)  require ALL DOGS over the age of 5 months to be  licensed annually by the Municipal Treasurer.  Licensing your dog requires proof of rabies vaccination from your veterinarian.

Fees are:Dogs of all shapes and sizes

  • $5 spayed or neutered dogs
  • $10 unspayed or unneutered dogs

Dog licenses may be purchased by mail or in person at the Town Hall from the Town Treasurer.  When purchasing by mail, please send payment and proof of rabies vaccination along with a self-addressed stamped envelope for return of the license and dog tag to: Town of West Point, N2114 Rausch Rd, Lodi WI 53555.   (Please note: extra postage is required if licensing multiple dogs.)

 

 

Merrimac Ferry Accessible Fishing Pier Project

Ferrylanding Project Information

Donation Form

2017 West Point Area Historical Society Calendar

2017 Calendars are available now to purchase.

Take a step back in history every day with a 2017 Historical Society calendar. Cost is $6.00 plus $3.00 for postage if mailed.  Calendars can also be purchased in person at the Town Hall.

Learn more about the history of the Town of West Point at:  www.townofwestpointareahistoricalsociety.org

Find the West Point Area Historical Society on Facebook.

West Point Historical Society Holiday Open House

February 7, 2017

Emergency Fire Numbers

Columbia County Sheriff Richards is asking for assistance in making sure that Emergency Fire Number signs posted at your home or business are visible in case of an emergency.  Please see the following requirements:

 v     Fire, Ambulance and Sheriff personnel need to be able to see the Fire Number to find your home in an emergency. 

v     Your Fire Number should be posted five feet to the right of your driveway.

v     Your Fire Number should be 3 ½ feet off the ground at the road right of way.

v     Your Fire Number should be free of obstructions. 

v     If your sign is missing or damaged please contact your local town clerk for a replacement sign.

 For more information on Emergency Fire Number placement please go to the ColumbiaCountyweb page at www.co.columbia.wi.us or contact your local municipal town government official.

Taffy Buchanan

Town Clerk

Town ofWest Point

 Phone Number is 608-592-7059

 Email Address is townclerk@townofwestpoint.us

Recycling

The Town of West Point Recycling Center (Transfer Site) located at N1455 Chrisler Rd, Lodi WI 53555 is open to all West Point residents and taxpayers.

Hours of Operation:  Saturday 9am – 4pm

NOTE:  All garbage needs to be bagged in CLEAR plastic garbage bags.

Recycling Center Information Booklet