New Phone & Fax Numbers

Note: Effective immediately, the Town of Eau Galle office has new phone and fax numbers, as listed below:

  • Phone: 715-684-3015
  • Fax: 715-684-5210

Notice to all town residents

Citizens are reminded that signs are not allowed in the Town of Eau Galle right of way, normally 33ft from the centerline of the road. This includes real estate signs, advertisements and any other signs. All signs that are in the Town right of way will be removed by the Town and the owner of the sign will be charged for the expense involved.

-- Eau Galle Town Board

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2020 Assessor Notice

Town of Eau Galle, St. Croix County

Dear Property Owner,

A Maintenance Assessment of all Real and Personal Property for the Municipality will be conducted from January 2, 2020 through April 30, 2020. Please note the following from the Wisconsin Department of Revenue:

Section 70.05(5)(b), Wis. Stats. – Trespass

The trespass bill, which was signed November 12, 2009, states in part “Before a city, village, or town assessor conducts a revaluation of property under this paragraph [Section 70.05(5)(b) Wis. Stats.], the city, village or town shall publish a notice on its municipal Website that a revaluation will occur and the approximate dates of the property revaluation. The notice shall also describe the authority of an assessor, under Section 943.13, Wis. Stats. And Section 943.15, Wis. Stats., to enter land. If a municipality does not have a Web site, it shall post the required information in at least 3 public places within the city, village or town.”)

The trespass law entitles the assessor to enter a property once during an assessment cycle unless the property owner authorizes additional visits. If the property owner denies the assessor access to the property, the assessor must maintain a list of denied entries. Sections 943.13 and 943.15 pertain to the entry onto the property. Assessors and their staff should understand the conditions included in these statutes. The major conditions for entry are
listed below:

  • The reason for the entry must be to make an assessment on behalf of the state or a political subdivision.
  • The entry must be on a weekday during daylight hours, or at another time as agreed upon with the property owner.
  • The assessor’s visit must not be more than one hour.
  • The assessor must not open doors, enter through open doors, or look into windows of structures.
  • If the property owner or occupant is not present, the assessor must leave a notice on the principal building providing the owner information on how to contact them.
  • The assessor may not enter the premises if they have received a notice from the property owner or occupant denying them entry.
  • The assessor must leave if the property owner or occupant asks them to leave.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our office.

Sincerely,

Eric Kleven, Assessor
S11091 County Road W
Eleva, WI 54738
Phone: (715) 529-1032
[email protected]

2020 Town of Eau Galle Newsletter

Dog licenses

Dog Licenses are now due and payable. If you have a dog you must fill in enclosed form and return entire form with proof of Rabies Vaccination to Clerk/Treasure William Peavey, 2530 Co. N., Woodville, WI 54028.

Dog Licenses submitted without proof of rabies vaccination will be returned. State law requires all dogs be licensed. 2020 fees are $5.00 for neutered males and spayed females and $10.00 for males and females. Normal Office hours are Wednesday 2 to 4 PM.

Controlled burns

If you are going to start a controlled burn you are required to contact St. Croix County Dispatch at 715-684-2112. If you fail to call and the fire department is dispatched you will be billed full cost from fire department and by policy the fire will be extinguished.

Fire call fees have increased to $875.00 for the first hour and $875.00 for each additional hour; please check with your insurance carrier to make sure you have adequate coverage. If Fire Department vehicles are damaged or delayed by obstructions on your driveway you will be billed for all damage to vehicles and the fire department is not responsible for damage to your property because of a delay.

Contact Town Chairman to have Fire Department evaluate your driveway. Recommended driveway dimensions are on Website under Notice from United Fire.

Trash & recycling

Trash and recycling containers are to be placed at the end of your driveway not on shoulder of road. Trash and recycling containers should be placed out shortly before pickup and removed promptly after pickup to avoid damage from snowplowing and other hazards.

Cleanup days will be held in the Spring and fall, watch Baldwin Bulletin and Website for exact dates.

Snow removal

Plowing snow across the road and piling on shoulders is prohibited and you are may be liable for damages to vehicles and snowplows. Placing rocks, any structure or garbage in the Town right of way (normally 33 ft. from center of road) is strictly prohibited and you will be charged the cost of removal.

Building permits

Building permits may be required for any improvements. Contact the Town Building inspector Todd Dolan at 715-377-2152 to verify that a building project requires a Building Permit.

All structures are subject to setback requirements of the St. Croix County Zoning Ordinance, you must check with the County before building any temporary or permanent structure.

Zoning update

St. Croix County has updated and adopted new Zoning Ordinances. It is also the time to review and update the Town Plan. The town Board and Planning Commission will be seeking residents input and assistance. Please watch for upcoming announcements.

Meeting info & ordinances

All Town Notices and most Town Ordinances are available on the Town Web Site townofeaugalle.org; please check the website with questions.

Town Board meetings are usually held at the Town Hall at 7:00 P.M. on the second Monday of the month. The Baldwin Bulletin is the official newspaper for the Town of Eau Galle. All notices are posted at the Town Hall, on the web site, at the Old Town Hall and Murtha Sanitation and published in the Baldwin Bulletin.

Examples are: Monthly Meeting Annual Meeting; Board of Review; Clean Up days.

Town contact info

  • Website: townofeaugalle.org
  • Town Hall Office: 715-684-3015
  • Town Hall Fax: 715-684-5210
  • Chairman: Jim Lund 715-684-3936
  • Clerk/Treasure: William Peavey 715-698-2361
  • Supervisor Kevin Larson: 715-698-2258
  • Supervisor Amy Shafer: 715-688-6044

Planning Commission contact info

  • Mike Ostlie: 715-684-3951
  • Heather McAbee:
  • Dane Rasmussen: 715-684-2825
  • David North: 715-684-3603
  • Peter Heebink: 715-977-0187

Winter Plowing Notice

NOTICE: The Town of Eau Galle, in cooperation with the County, will NOT plow any private driveways and will not sand any private driveways.

Fall 2019 Town Clean Up Day

Town of Eau Galle residents only!

Date: Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019

Hours: 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon

Location: Murtha Sanitation, 471 US 63, Baldwin.

AcceptableUnacceptable
* = a fee may be charged
Carpet*Paints
Mattresses*Oil
Springs*Batteries
Appliances (Large & Small)*Thinners
Air Conditioners*Pollutants
Tires*Lawn Waste
Recliners*Sticks & branches
Chairs*Large amount of construction or demolition materials
Sofas*
Metals
Wire
Lamps, fans, etc.
Mufflers
Empty paint cans
Small amounts of shingles