Town of Barnes
Town of Barnes, WI

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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"

ROAD RESTRICTIONS - Seasonal weight restrictions are being removed on all Bayfield County trunk highways effective at Noon on April 11, 2024

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES: 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]

TOWN BUDGET & TAX LEVY: 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. 

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!

VOTING INFORMATION: 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. 

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

2024 TRANSFER SITE PASSES: 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. 

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

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

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.

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.

PLANNING & ZONING QUESTIONS: 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
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3360 County Highway N, Barnes, WI 54873

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