Town of Barnes
Town of Barnes, WI

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2024 DRAFT Comprehensive Plan

Aquatic Management Plans

South Shore Rd Bridge Replacement

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.

Preparing for High Water Trends
Presentation by Friends of the Eau Claire Lakes Area on Dec. 15, 2020.


Demolition will begin on the old Salt/Sand shed starting the week of December 4th.

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 will be 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 will be held on December 19th at 6pm prior to the Monthly Board Meeting.  Any public comments must be submitted to the clerk by 4pm on December 18th for consideration by the board.

Michelle Boheim has been hired as Deputy Clerk and Lisa Meyer has been sworn in as Clerk/Treasurer.  Judy Bourassa will continue as a trainer until the end of 2023.

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 will be available for purchase at the Clerk's Office in early December 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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