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April Election for Two New Seats on the Ashippun Town Board
Nomination papers for two new supervisor positions on the Town Board can be circulated starting on December 1, 2013. Positions for Supervisor #1 and #3 are being added to the current positions of Supervisor #2 and #4, along with the Chairman position. NOMINATION PAPERS MUST INCLUDE WHICH POSITION EACH CANDIDATE IS RUNNING FOR - SUPERVISOR #1 OR SUPERVISOR #3. Contact Vickie Schlieve, Town Clerk, for the required forms you will need to proceed. Completed forms must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7, 2014. Call the clerk with any questions. A Primary Election will be on February 18th, if required. The Spring Election for these positions will be on April 1, 2014. The two new supervisors will take the oath of office at the Annual Town Meeting on April 15, 2014.
By Jake Meister firstname.lastname@example.org | Posted: Friday, November 1, 2013 11:29 am
ASHIPPUN -- Starting today, the use of rifles for gun deer hunting will be allowed statewide by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
The announcement, which was made by the DNR Sept. 24, will bring a major change to hunting deer across the eastern portion of the state.
Previous to the announcement, the majority of counties located east of Lake Winnebago and south of Brown County down to the Wisconsin-Illinois border, were designated as shotgun, muzzleloader, and handgun only areas.
Washington and Waukesha counties had a complete ban on the use of rifles during deer hunting. Approximately 70 percent of Dodge County did not allow rifle deer hunting and around half of Waukesha County had a similar rule.
There were no such restrictions on rifle hunting in Jefferson County.
The majority of the Western portion of the state allowed rifle hunting, with the exception of Pierce County and portions of St. Croix and La Crosse counties. Both Pierce and St. Croix's counties are part of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan statistical area. The portion of Dane County that encompasses the greater Madison area, also had a blockage on rifle hunting.
Though the DNR has allowed the hunting of rifles statewide, local municipalities can still have ordinances in place that prohibit the use of certain weapons according to the DNR's website.
"I do think credit should be given to the DNR for simplifying state rules," state Rep. Joel Kleefisch said in a press release." "The bottom line here is that the hunter still has the homework. I encourage you to contact your local municipalities and county land and water resource offices to ensure you have the appropriate information before going hunting."
Town of Ashippun Steve Panozzo said in a press release that the town will likely not be imposing any restrictions on rifle hunting in response to changes put in place by the DNR.
"The reason is simple -- our enforcement capability as a town," Panozzo said. "If the town imposes restrictions beyond what the DNR has stipulated, the town would be responsible for enforcing that ordinance. We simply do not have the ability to do that. Also, the DNR will not enforce town ordinances in this regard because they simply won't have visibility or ability to do it."
Panozzo described himself as a gun rights advocate that is against additional restrictions on guns, but said he believes Gov. Scott Walker's administration is making a mistake by lifting the restrictions in such a way.
For the record, it would cost the town about $1,000 to write an ordinance should the need arise to do so," Panozzo said. "Due to our own lack of ability to enforce an ordinance in this regard, and the DNR's lack of ability to enforce our ordinance, we need to wait and see how the dust settles and hope that nothing bad happens."
TOWN OF ASHIPPUN
Part Time Positions Available
The Town of Ashippun is looking for strong candidates to fill PART TIME positions during the winter. Essential job functions include: operation of truck, grader, and loader. Experienced snow plow drivers are preferred. Candidates must be available to assist in snowplowing and emergencies. Possession of a valid Wisconsin Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and a High School Graduate level education is required.
Interested candidates should submit wage requirement, resume, and/or application of employment to the Town of Ashippun by no later than October 14, 2013 at 5PM.
Applications can be picked up at the Ashippun Town Hall, W1266 County Road O, from Monday through Thursday from 1-5PM.
Send information to: Town of Ashippun, P.O. Box 206, Ashippun, WI 53003
2014 ELECTION DATES
February 18th Non-Partisan Primary if needed
April 1st Spring Election
August 12th Partisan Primary
November 4th General Election
* Refer to the "Election Information" section on this website for voter information.
EPA Superfund Site Information
The EPA has started work as of June 5th on the Superfund Site again. You can find out all of the information you need at the following link. As always please contact Chairman Panozzo if you have questions. Phone contact is 920-355-4080 or Email is email@example.com
ASHIPPUN POST OFFICE CHANGE OF HOURS
Starting May 18, 2013 the Ashippun Post Office will have the following hours for their service window: Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Mail will be picked up at noon from the inside receptacle.
THE OUTSIDE RECEPTACLE WILL BE PICKED UP AT 4:30 P.M. FOR LATE AFTERNOON MAILING
The inside boxes will remain open 24 hours for mail pick up. Call the post office if you have questions.
ASHIPPUN BREAD BASKET FOOD PANTRY
Donations for the food pantry can be dropped off at the Town Hall during the clerk's office hours. Suggestions for your donations: boxed cereal, canned soup, canned fruit, peanut butter, jelly, and paper products. Thank you for your help!
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