Town of Barnes
Town of Barnes, WI

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Aquatic Management Plans

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


Town Transfer Site Hours & Information

Updated Comprehensive Plan

Voting Information


2024 VATTEN PADDLAR: The Vatten Paddlar will no longer be associated with the Town.  The Cabin Store will be hosting the event.  Please contact PJ Foat at 715-580-0918 with questions, donations and entry fees.  If you've made a donation via Paypal or Check to the Vatten Paddlar event and wish to have your donation refunded, please contact the Town Office at 715-795-2784 or email [email protected]

FREE MONTHLY VITALS CHECK: The Barnes Ambulance is offering free monthly vitals check the first Tuesday of every month at the Town Hall. Learn more here.

PLANNING & ZONING QUESTIONS: Tracy Pooler is the Bayfield County Ass't Zoning Administrator.  Tracy will be at the Town Office on Tuesdays from 10:00am-noon.  You can also reach him at 715-373-6138 or via email.   For additional Planning & Zoning information go here.

BAISS Aquatic Invasive Species committees needs volunteers to help in various capacities. Please click here to learn more, sign up on our Volunteer Form and see, signup on Schedules. 

The Barnes Cemetery Committee is also looking for additional members!  The volunteer application is here

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES: The Town is currently hiring for a full-time EMT - for a  link to the full job description, please see the HELP WANTED tab on Ambulance & Fire page here. Applications can be picked up at the Town Office Mon-Tues-Thurs-Fri 8am-noon or email Brett Friermood at [email protected]

SENIOR MEALS ON THURSDAYS ONLY - reservations required-more information is available here.

2024 TRANSFER SITE PASSES: passes are available for purchase at the Clerk's Office or Transfer Site 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.

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

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 Town Financial Information.  

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!

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.





Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing
Tomahawk Lake Trail
(Trail Reports)
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