Town of Barnes
Town of Barnes, WI

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Funding for Businesses-Press Release

Final Comprehensive Plan 2023

Aquatic Management Plans

Town Transfer Site Hours & Information

DNR Fire Management
Get informed about Wildland Fire. Proper burning; get a permit; current fire danger; Firewise tips; and more.


Gov. Evers Announces Support is Available for Many Northern Wisconsin Businesses Affected By Lack of Winter Snow Bayfield County businesses have until April 8th to apply for funding: find additional disaster assistance information at Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email [email protected] for more information on SBA disaster assistance. see more info under "Related Links"

LOAD RESTRICTIONS Pursuant to Section 348.16, Wisconsin Statutes, the Bayfield County Highway Department will impose road restrictions beginning TODAY at 2:00 P.M. – TUESDAY, February 20, 2024. Please check our web page for updated information. – Departments – Highway. All Class A County Road restrictions (lettered roads) shall be posted for 6 Tons maximum per single axle and 10 ton maximum per tandem axle group. Class B County Highway D shall be posted at 60% of Class A Highways. All non – divisible overweight permits will be suspended at this time. Exception to the posting: CTH-E from USH 63 to Nelson Rd., CTH-F from USH 63 westerly 1-mile, CTH–J north from STH 13 for 1.2 miles.

The Town is currently looking for a PT Deputy Clerk. Please go to the "town operations" tab and then to "employment opportunities" for more information or call Lisa Meyer at the town office.

The Town is currently hiring for a full-time EMT - please see the "town operations" tab then scroll to the Ambulance & Fire page for a link to the full job description. Applications can be picked up at the Town Office Mon-Tues-Thurs-Fri 8am-noon or email Brett Friermood at [email protected]

The Tax Levy of $901,006 (approx. 3% increase over 2023) was approved at the Elector's Meeting November 21st.  The 2024 Budget was also adopted and can be found on this website under "Documents", "Town Financial Information".  Tax bills were mailed out the the first week of December.

The updated Comprehensive Plan as proposed is available for viewing (see Related Links) and a Public Hearing was held on December 19th. 

Michelle Boheim has been hired as Deputy Clerk and Lisa Meyer has been sworn in as Clerk/Treasurer.  

SENIOR MEALS ON THURSDAYS ONLY - reservations required-see the flyer in the community events calendar.

ATTENTION:  CURLY LEAF PONDWEED(CLP) has now been discovered in Shunenberg Lake (part of the Eau Claire chain of lakes).  It looks like this.  Learn more here.  PLEASE HELP REDUCE THE SPREAD BY AVOIDING THESE AREAS!

Visit for all your voting needs. Request absentee ballots, register to vote, update name and address and much more. Forms also available at the Town Office. 

Food Shelf at the Church is the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 9-11am.

2024 Transfer Site passes are available for purchase at the Clerk's Office at a cost of $120 per calendar year.  There will no longer be a bag fee and cash will no longer be accepted for disposal fees, credit/debit cards only. 

The Barnes Cemetery Committee is looking for additional members!  Please contact the Town Office if you're interested.

BE AWARE!  A wolf pack has been seen in Tomahawk Lake Park so use caution when walking the trails.

Municipal Campground Proposal - Learn more about the proposal here.

Interested in serving on Town Committees?  Click on the Committees tab to Volunteer.

Silver Beach Elk returns to Barnes
Don't remember about this 500 year old elk? Learn more here.
Read about the recent return and Senator Bewley's visit here.
Visit the BAHA website here.

Tracy Pooler is the Bayfield County Ass't Zoning Administrator -contact him at 715-373-6138 for Planning and Zoning questions.





Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing
Tomahawk Lake Trail
(Trail Reports)
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3360 County Highway N, Barnes, WI 54873

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