Weekly Town Board meeting: 2nd & 4th Monday at 4:30 pm (unless otherwise posted - see "Announcements" below)
To view agendas or minutes from previous meetings click here
Help Map Rural Broadband Speeds - Take Part in a Voluntary Internet Speed Test
Governor Evers has created a Task Force on Broadband Access and as part of that, the Wisconsin Department of Instruction is asking for help to better collect information on internet speeds throughout the state.
In partnership with Measurement Lab, the DPI invites ALL residents and businesses to test their home internet speeds using M-Lab’s speed test. Data produced by the test provides broadband planning groups additional information to target improvements where internet performance is poor.
Please consider taking a moment of your day to assist in this project, by visiting the following website and performing an internet ‘speed test’ - https://speed.measurementlab.net/#/
Participation in measuring internet speed throughout Columbia Co. and WI is completely voluntary, and performing this simple test will help to paint a more accurate picture of the state’s actual broadband connectivity network. - Thank you.
Public Hearing for the Replacement of the I39/90/94 Wisconsin River Bridge
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is providing notice of a public hearing for the proposed improvement of I-39/90/94 in Columbia County, Wisconsin.
The proposed improvement includes:
Replacement of the existing I-39/90/94 Wisconsin River bridge with a new bridge that would accommodate construction staging, future maintenance work, and future traffic needs
Replacement of the County U and County V bridges over I-39/90/94
Construction of retaining walls to avoid impacts to transmission structures
There will be no relocation of persons or businesses as a result of the proposed improvement.
There will be two opportunities to attend the public hearing for this project:
April 6th, 2021 Spring Election Polling hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Polling location: Caledonia Town Hall, N5479 Beich Rd, Portage WI
Voter Registration Deadlines:
March 17th, 2021 - The deadline to register to vote online (by 11:59pm) or by- mail (postmarked).
April 2nd, 2021 at 5pm - The deadline to register to vote at your clerk's office or other designated location. Office hours are Mondays from 3pm-5pm, Fridays 9am-11am. Call Clerk Stephanie Brensike for an appointment (608) 617-4154.
You can register at your polling place on Election Day (April 6th, 2021). Register to vote online here or by printing off this form and mailing it to: Town of Caledonia, Clerk Stephanie Brensike, N5479 Beich Rd, Portage WI 53901.
Absentee By-Mail Deadlines:
April 1st, 2021 at 5pm - The deadline to request an absentee ballot by-mail for regular and overseas voters.
April 2nd, 2021 at 5pm - The deadline to request an absentee ballot by-mail for indefinitely confined voters and military voters (not on active duty).
Please request your absentee ballot as soon as possible by visiting myvote. wi.gov.
Friday February 26th and April 2nd, 2021 9am-12, Monday March 29th, 2021 3pm-5pm, or call to make an appointment Tuesday, March 23rd- Saturday, April 3rd, 2021. Photo ID is required. Call Clerk Stephanie Brensike (608) 617-4154 to make an appointment.
In the State of Wisconsin, you must show an acceptable photo ID- such as a Wisconsin driver license, U.S. passport, military ID, or a free Wisconsin state ID card- before casting a ballot in any election. Voters who choose to vote absentee, by mail or in-person, also must provide photo ID. If you have questions about the Voter Photo ID law, including a list of other acceptable forms of photo ID or how to obtain a photo ID for voting purposes, please visit bringit.wi.gov or contact Stephanie Brensike, Town Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org. 608-617-4154, or email email@example.com. VOTER REGISTRATION
To register to vote, or to change your name or address on your voter registration, please contact Clerk Brensike or visit myvote.wi.gov. MyVote also provides access to information on upcoming elections including sample ballots, polling place information. ABSENTEE BALLOT REQUEST
An Absentee Ballot Request can be made online at myvote.wi.gov, in writing or in-person to the Town Clerk. For further assistance on these, or other elections related information, including deadlines for registration and absentee ballot requests, please contact Clerk Brensike at (608) 617-4154, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Book June 16th, 2021 4 p.m.- 6 p.m. Open Book will be conducted by phone. Property owners may contact the Assessor's office at the number listed once they have received their Assessment Notice.
Board of Review July 7th, 2020 from 8 a.m.-10 a.m. This meeting is currently scheduled to be held virtually.
Upcoming Town Board Meetings:
Monday 3/8 Weekly Town Board @ 4:30 pm
Wednesday 3/10 Regular Town Board Meeting @ 7:00 pm
Monday 3/22 - Weekly Town Board @ 4:30 pm
Town Government Office Hours are on Mondays from 3 pm - 5 pm at the Town Hall