Construction has started on the bridge replacement. Pheifer Bridge Builders, Neenah, WI was awarded the bridge replacement job. A completion date will be determined by the weather, with the job being completed by September or October, 2019.
Eligible Wisconsin Voters who have a current and valid Wisconsin Driver License or Wisconsin State ID Card can now register completely online! More Information at myvote.wi.gov. You may request an Absentee ballot at that website. EARLY VOTING IS NOW AVAILBLE AT TOWN HALL MONDAY – THURSDAY, 9 AM TO 4 PM, MARCH 20, 2019 UNTIL THURSDAY, MARCH 28TH, 2019. You may contact Laura Konwinski, Town Clerk to schedule a time to vote on Friday, March 29th, 2019. Photo ID Required for Wisconsin Voters Wisconsin voters need to show an acceptable photo ID when voting at the polls or by EARLY and/or ABSENTEE ballot.
SPRING FLOODING – SANDBAG INFO: CONTACT ROAD SUPERVISOR MARK SEDLACEK 715 829-8751 OR DAVID STABER TOWN CHAIR 715 215-0461 FOR SAND BAG PICK UP. WE WILL NOT HAVE SAND BAGS AT THE TOWN OFFICE. The Town shop will have a supply of bags and sand available. We won’t be doing the sandbagging for you but will provide supplies for use by residents and homeowners. With bare ground for most of December and January, record cold temps and frost levels dropping to 3 feet or more, and to be blessed with more than 50 inches of snow in February, spring flooding is a real possibility. As homeowners you should be proactive in clearing snow from window wells, walk out basement doors and areas around down spouts to hopefully prevent water from coming into your home. Spring will come eventually along with spring showers hopefully we get a slow melt and flooding risks are minimized. .
You may purchase new code numbers for the year anytime, however the site will be closed until spring. The code fee is $ 35.00 for the calendar year. Your code number will be different from 2018 number.
Please place garbage cans in your driveway and OFF of the Town road so it is not hit by a plow. Make sure your mail box post is in good condition. The post and box must be able to withstand snow hitting them as it rolls off the plow blade. If the box is damaged due to poor condition or snow hitting it, the Town will not replace it. The box will only be replaced if the Town plow hits the box and post. Please shovel around your box to assure mail service. The Town of Lafayette would again like to remind everyone that it is not only dangerous but unlawful to plow or push snow onto or across a public highway. Section 346.94(5), Wisconsin statutes prohibits this action. PLACING INJUROUS SUBSTANCE ON HIGHWAY. No person shall place or cause to be place upon a highway any foreign Substance which is or may be injurious to any vehicle of part thereof. Plowing snow across a town road may result in a fine. Snow left in ridges or piles on the road and/or highway create a hazard for vehicles. Snow piled on the shoulders may also create problems for equipment during normal plowing operations and increases the possibility of snow drifting across the road and/or highway in these areas. We encourage your cooperation for the safety of all who travel the Lafayette Town roads. Thank you.
2018 was a good year for paving with favorable prices from contractors. We were able to reconstruct almost 4 miles of Township roads. 180th St. from Cty OO to 10th Ave, 10th Ave to the Seymour line, 40th Ave from Cty J to 160th St, 35th Ave from 160th to dead end and 15th Ave from 160th to the dead end. We are working our way up the Pacer rating list and hope to be able to do another 4 miles of roads in 2019. With 92 miles of roads in Lafayette and the life expectancy of 20 to 25 years, it’s a constant rebuilding process.
With the new Stillson School being built on 50th Ave., we will be looking at rebuilding 50th Ave from J to 160th St. but that may have to wait till 2021 as we are applying for DOT funding to help offset the construction cost.
Larson Construction, whose business is located in Lafayette, was able to remove the 195th St. Bridge prior to July 4th after its partial collapse on Mother’s Day weekend, allowing the Paint Creek channel to be open for 4th of July weekend boating activities. Bids for the replacement bridge will be let in February 2019 and awarded in early March with construction starting in early spring of 2019. If we get a waiver from the DNR, allowing work to start earlier than June 15 in the water, the bridge may be open late July, if not, it will be September or October 2019 before its completed. Projected cost of the new bridge is about $1,000,000.00 with the Township and County contributing about $350,000 and the remaining balance coming from DOT funding.
Meetings are scheduled for the 2nd Monday of each month (unless otherwise noted). Business includes discussion regarding Parks, Recreation, and Tourism. Certified Survey Maps are presented for discussion and/or approval for Land Use. Members include: Jeff Peck (Lafayette Supervisor), Dick Barrickman, Scott Faris, Doug Matthews, Rich Miller, Mark Sedlacek, Jerry Zais and Josh Zeug. The general public wishing to address the Commission is limited to 5 minutes per individual. An Agenda is provided for each meeting.
May purchase during Town Hall hours, Monday – Thursday, 9 am to 4 pm, closed Friday.
You may send a copy of your drivers license and $ 35.00 to Town of Lafayette, enclose a self addressed envelope.
YEARLY PASS $ 35.00 FOR RESIDENTS ONLY (ID required)
DAILY PASS $ 5.00 MUST USE ON DATE PURCHASED
NO CHARGE: The site will be open to residents on the last RECYLING SATURDAY, 8 AM TO 1 PM.
THE PERMIT WILL EXPIRE WHEN THE SITE CLOSES IN NOVEMBER OR DECEMBER FOR THE YEAR.
Grass clippings, leaves allowed in compost site, they must be removed from plastic bags. Brush, branches, smaller than 6″ in diameter, pine cones allowed in brush site.
No stumps, no tree roots, no timbers, no railroad ties, no trees larger than 6″ in diameter are allowed in the brush site. No cement blocks, landscaping rocks and/or cement items.
No garbage, furniture, mattress, sofas, tables, no concrete blocks, chunks of cement or rocks are allowed in either one of the sites. Violators will be banned from the site.
Site is video monitored please do not share or give out your code number.
Violator’s will be banned from the site. Thank you for your help in maintaining the leaf and brush site.