You may have heard that effective January 1st, 2021 Dunn County will no longer be operating the transfer stations in Connorsville and Boyceville. In fact, the Solid Waste division of Dunn County has become insoluble and will be dissolved at the end of this year. This has left every village and township scrambling to provide recycling and solid waste disposal services for its community.
The Dunn County board had already passed a resolution for a referendum to be placed on the November 2020 ballot before the decision was made to dissolve the solid waste department. The referendum is to exceed the levy limit, and taxpayers would pay back $1 million dollars per year for five years for the County Solid Waste and Recycling Program which will end on December 31, 2020. (Even though this program is ending, the referendum question remains on the November 3rd ballot.)
On September 25, 2020 the Town of New Haven, Town of Sheridan, and Town of Tiffany entered into an intergovernmental agreement to share the cost of recycling using a per capita calculation. The Town of New Haven has contracted with Waterman’s Recycling and Sanitation from Amery to provide a container for mandated recyclables starting in January 2021.
Beginning in 2021, the Connorsville Collection Site (E1285 1256th Street in Connorsville) will be a drop-off location for recyclables only, NO solid waste (garbage) services will be offered. Therefore, residents will need to seek solid waste services for themselves. The site will be available for recyclables on the first Saturday of the month, after the first Friday of the month, through Thursday of the following week. This offers 6 consecutive days each month for residents to drop off recyclables. The site will be available at any time during those days; however, no lighting is available in the site.
Since at least 75% of residents in Tiffany Township already contract with a private company to have their solid waste picked up, it seems best at the present to have everyone contract with a provider for curbside pickup rather than trying to keep the transfer sites open. The following is a list of service providers in our area.
Advance Disposal 715 830-0284 Eau Claire
Waste Management 855 292-6029 River Falls
Waterman's Disposal 715-268-6471 Amery
For things like tires, mattresses, and electronics the closest site would be the Waterman's facility at 663 85th St. just east of Amery.
It is unfortunate that the county infrastructure could not be maintained and was no longer viable. We expect that a private contractor will purchase the facility in Menomonie and will be providing services in the near future. In the meantime, let's all work together to keep our community beautiful.
Again, please note that only some County collection sites remain open through the end of this calendar year. We encourage the use of recycling of any non-mandated items at the county sites prior to closing.
Chuck Siler, Lee Kegan, Steve Boyd -- Tiffany Town Board
LOCATION AND HOURS OF POLLING PLACE
MASKS ARE RECOMMENDED
At the General Election to be held on November 3, 2020 in the Town of Tiffany, the following polling place location will be used:
Tiffany Town Hall 1 & 2
N11502 State Road 79
Boyceville, WI 54725
THE POLLING PLACE WILL OPEN AT 7:00 AM AND WILL CLOSE AT 8:00 PM
If you have any questions concerning your polling place,
contact the municipal clerk.
KATIE MOLL, CLERK
N12045 COUNTY ROAD Q DOWNING, WI 54734
THIS POLLING PLACE IS ACCESSIBLE TO ELDERLY AND DISABLED VOTERS.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at the close of voting on Election Day, pursuant to the provisions of Wis. Stat. 19.84, the Election Inspectors will convene as the Board of Canvassers for the purpose of conducting the canvass pursuant to Wis. Stats. 7.51. This meeting is open to the public pursuant to Wis. Stat. 19.81-89.
TOWN OF TIFFANY
VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT
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 resided in the ward or municipality where he or she wishes to vote for at least 28 consecutive days before the election. The elector must also be registered in order to receive an absentee ballot.
TO OBTAIN AN ANSENTEE BALLOT YOU MUST MAKE A REQUEST IN WRITING or go online at: https://myvote.wi.gov
Contact you municipal clerk and request that an application for an absentee ballot be sent to you for the election. You may also request an absentee ballot by letter. Your written request must list your voting address within the municipality where you wish to vote, the address where the absentee ballot should be sent, if different, and your signature.
Special absentee voting provisions apply to electors who are indefinitely confined to home or in a care facility, in the military, hospitalized, or serving as a sequestered juror. If this applies to you, contact the municipal clerk.
You can also personally go to the clerk’s office or other specified location, complete a written application, and vote an absentee ballot during the hours specified for casting an absentee ballot.
KATIE MOLL, TOWN CLERK
N12045 County Road Q Downing
CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT
THE DEADLINE FOR MAKING APPLICATION TO VOTE ABSENTEE BY MAIL IS 5:00 P.M. ON THE FIFTH DAY BEFORE AN ELECTION
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2020 .
(MILITARY ELECTORS SHOULD CONTACT THE MUNICIPAL CLERK REGARDING DEADLINES FOR REQUESTING OR SUBMITTING AN ABSEBNTEE BALLOT.)
THE MUNICIPAL CLERK WILL DELIVER VOTED BALLOTS RETURNED ON OR BEFORE ELECTION DAY TO THE PROPER POLLING PLACE BEFORE THE POLLS CLOSE ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2020. ANY BALLOTS RECEIVED AFTER THE POLLS CLOSE WILL BE COUNTED BY THE BOARD OF CANVASSERS IF POSTMARKED BY ELECTION DAY AND RECEIVED NO LATER THAT 4:00 P.M. ON THE FRIDAY FOLLOWING THE ELECTION.
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