All of the above are dealt with first by the Plan Commission, then by the Town Board. The process would be that the applicant would: 1) first go to Barron County Zoning and obtain the necessary forms; 2) call the town office at (715) 924-2580 to get on the agenda for the Plan Commission's meeting; 3) fill out the form from the county and put together any pertinent information regarding your request and get it to the town clerk at least 10 days before the Plan Commission meeting; 4) attend (either you or your agent) the Plan Commission meeting (having paid the requisite fee). The matter is forwarded to the Town Board for its review - unless the Plan Commission needs further information or decides that an onsite visit is necessary which would then delay the matter until some specified time. The Plan Commission recommends, the Town Board decides. The matter then goes to Barron County Zoning.
Any number depending on whether you are interested in an elective office – Town Chairman, Supervisor, Clerk or Treasurer; an appointive office – Plan Commission, Election Inspector, Administrative Appeals Board; or a volunteer – various committees or sub-committees; or just a concerned citizen who regularly or occasionally attends Town Board and Plan Commission meetings and Annual Meetings and Budget Hearings and public hearings on various matters such as ordinances or other matters.
The town treasurer takes care of this – call (715) 491-0984. You pay a fee according to whether the dog is spayed or neutered or not (now $6 & $12) and you must present a current vaccination certificate. (See Dog License Form under “Forms & Permits”.)
The town clerk issues these. Read the UDC Ordinance elsewhere on the website to learn under what conditions you must obtain a building permit. The fee is $20 in person, or $25 by mail. County permits must be in hand when applying for the town permit. Call the town office to set up an appointment to fill out the form – (715) 924-2580.
Call the town patrolman at (715) 642-0190 to set up an appointment to meet at the site. The cost is $30.
If you will be burning east of “SS” you obtain your burning permit from the DNR. You will find it here: http://dnr.wi.gov/ (keyword “fire”) or from Shady Grove Resort, located at 1093 22 ¾ Street (tel. 715-924-3141) or another fire warden. If you live west of "SS" you may obtain a burning permit from the town board chairman or a supervisor or at the town office. See contact information on this website. Please remember to call the DNR hotline 1-888-947-2876 and Barron County Dispatch at 715-537-3106 before burning.
You may register at the town office located at 796 21st Street by making an appointment with the clerk (call (715) 924-2580). You must submit proof of residence in order to register at any time. You may mail in your registration application (with proof of residence) if it is postmarked at least 20 days preceding the election in which you wish to be eligible to vote. You may also register, with proof of residence, on Election Day.
You must register after any change of residence – even if you moved across the street or into another house on your property; or if you change your name; or if you have not voted for 4 years. If you don’t move or change your name and vote at least once in 4 years you do not have to re-register – your registration stays active.
All residents of the Town of Prairie Lake vote at the Meeting Room which is located in the Municipal Building at 796 21st Street – located about 2 miles west of Chetek just off CTH D.
First, be sure that you are a registered voter in the town. You may vote absentee in person as soon as ballots are available before the election up to 5 p.m. on the Sunday (if clerk has week-end hours) before the election. You would call (715) 924-2580 to set up an appointment and then at that time you come to the town office and mark your ballot and fill out a short certification form. If you wish to receive a ballot by mail you would fill out a request for an absentee ballot EL-121 – form is on the Election Commission website and on the town website. The request for the ballot to be mailed must be in the clerk’s office on the Thursday before the election – it can be emailed or mailed (but if the ballot must be sent any distance get the request in as soon as possible as the voted ballot must be received at the polling place on Election Day by 8 p.m.).There are special rules for military and permanently overseas voters. Contact the clerk or Election Commission for particulars.
On the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. unless a hearing or special meeting is scheduled ahead of the regular meeting but that would be noted on the notice of the meeting and the agenda. The meetings are held at the Meeting Room of the Municipal Building at 796 21st Street.
By calling the Chairman or the Clerk 10 days ahead of the meeting.
On the Thursday before the Tuesday of the Town Board meeting at 6 p.m. at the Meeting Room.
Any issues dealing with land divisions, special exceptions, variances, zoning changes and various other matters as directed by the Town Board.
By calling the town clerk’s office at (715) 924-2580.