The Village urges residents to take caution when driving in areas with standing water over the roadway, specifically the 3rd Avenue area. We will continue to provide updates of areas of concern as more information becomes available.
UPDATE (3 p.m. 2/20/18): The northern portion of 2nd Street, near the New Glarus High School will be closed at 4:30 p.m. today, due to high water levels. Individuals desiring to access the High School after the closure should utilize Hwy 69 to the southern access to 2nd Street. Village staff will reevaluate whether or not the road can be reopened on Wednesday morning.
Reminder Regarding Village of New Glarus Snow Removal
To make public sidewalks safe for pedestrians, the owner or occupant of any property which fronts upon or abuts any public sidewalk or hydrant is responsible for the removal of any snow and/or ice that accumulates on the sidewalk or hydrant. Pursuant to Section 262-7 of the Municipal Code of the Village of New Glarus, residents are required to clear snow and/or ice within twenty-four (24) hours from the time the snow ceases to accumulate. Sidewalks are to be kept clear of snow and ice to a minimum of four (4) feet in width.
In the event that the removal of ice is impossible, the property owner or occupant is required to use sand and/or salt to prevent the ice from being dangerous.
Spring Primary Election
The Spring Primary will be held on February 20, 2018 in the Village Hall Community Room (319 2nd Street). Poll Hours are from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Click HERE for information on voter registration, absentee voting and to view a sample ballot for the election.
Summer Recreation Programs
Online Registration is now open for the 2018 Pool and Recreation Programs. Click HERE to begin the registration process.
The Village of New Glarus is looking for lifeguards for the 2018 season. Click HERE for more information and employment application.
Street Trees Available to New Glarus Residents
Street Trees Available to Village of New Glarus Residents. Tree planting plans are underway for the 22nd Annual Arbor Day Tree Planting, which will be held on Friday, May 4, 2018. Under the program, village property owners may purchase trees from the village for a minimal cost. The trees are planted by local high school and adult volunteers. Anyone interested in more information about purchasing trees or volunteering to plant should call the Village Forester, Paul Jennrich at 527-5833.
Alternate-side Winter Parking
Alternate-side Winter parking begins November 15, 2017 and ends March 31, 2018. This requires anyone parking a vehicle on a village street to park on the even side of the street on even days and on the odd side of the street on odd days, which is enforced between 1:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.
If you live on a street with No Parking on one side, the alternate-side winter parking does not apply to that area. There are also areas in the village that are exempt from the winter parking ordinance, if you have any questions please contact the New Glarus Police Department at (608) 527-2145 or click HERE for more information.
New Property Owner Questionnaires - Gardiner Appraisal
The Wisconsin Department of Revenue requires the assessor to investigate and analyze all sales each year. The assessor need to determine whether the sale is an arms-length sale. Gardiner Appraisal Service, LLC, is the assessor for the Village of New Glarus. They will mail a questionnaire to the buyer with questions that will determine if the sale is arms-length. Please fill out the information that you know. You will also receive an appointment at a later time to view the interior of your property. This is to make sure that the data that is recorded on your property is accurate. This information is used to determine the equalized value of the Village, so it is important that the information is accurate.
Refrigerator & Freezer Recycling
Focus on Energy is offering FREE refrigerator and freezer recycling and a $35 reward per appliance recycled (limit 2). To qualify for the program, your units must be in working condition and must be 10 - 30 cubic feet in size (mini fridges are ineligible). Schedule your FREE appliance pick up at Focusonenergy.com or at 1-800-354-1898.