Oak Grove

RESIDENT LINKS

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CURRENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

AD FOR BIDS (570th Roadwork):  Sealed bids for the 570th Ave. culvert replacement project will be opened and read at 10a on June 13. Click HERE for the full notice.  

REQUEST FOR BIDS:
Sealed bids for 2024 Sealcoat Projects will be opened and read at the June 17 town board meeting. Click HERE for the full notice.

Ordinance 2024-01, Snowmobile
Routes:  The town board has adopted Ord. 2024-01, which permits snowmobile travel on 550th Ave. and a portion of 1090th to link adjacent trails.  Click HERE for the full ordinance and map.  

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For general taxpayer information, see the Wisconsin DOR website, including the "2024 Guide for Taxpayers" and "2024 Agricultural Assessment Guide" -- available at this link:
 www.revenue.wi.gov/Pages/PropertyTax/home.aspx  

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Proposed 1208th St. Project: To help reconstruct the 1208th St. spillway and improve safety on nearby curves, the Town has applied for state and federal grant funds through the DOT’s competitive LRIP/TRID program. Click HERE for details from the application filed. A cost-share of approx. 69 percent, or $529,854, has been awarded as a reimbursement to the town.


UPCOMING & RECENT MEETINGS
SPECIAL BOARD MEETING May 29:  The town board will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29, regarding a proposed detour on 530th Ave. due to Highway 10 construction. Click HERE for the full notice.


TOWN RECYCLING:  Residents may deliver recycling to the self-service bin in the town hall's rear parking lot. Two types are accepted: commingled clean fibers (flattened cardboard, paper, magazines, phone books, etc. – but not gift-wrap); and commingled containers (cans, glass of any color, plastics #1, #2, and #5, such as yogurt and sour cream containers). Please rinse containers, remove caps (metal caps can be recycled), flatten milk jugs, and help keep the area clean. Bins are serviced by the Pierce Co. Solid Waste Dept. (Click HERE for a guide to trash haulers and other recycling options.)


FlameBURN PERMITS: To request the required burn permit, phone town supervisor Jim Boles or supervisor Rich Ruemmele (see contact info at the left) before you burn brush, grass, acceptable construction materials, etc.  You must ALSO notify the Sheriff’s Dept. (715-273-5051).  Click “Permits” (related pages below, left) and see Ord. 2013-05 for complete information.

For the DNR’s current fire-risk assessment and burn restrictions, click these links:
https://apps.dnr.wi.gov/wisburn/#/FireDanger
https://apps.dnr.wi.gov/wisburn/#/BurnRestrictions


Ordinance 2023-01, ATV/UTV ROUTES: Town Ordinance 2021-01 has been rescinded and replaced with Ordinance 2023-01, effective May 25, 2023. All public town roads (streets and avenues) are open to ATV/UTV travel unless otherwise posted. Operational restrictions, requirements, and penalties match Wis. Stat. s. 23.33. Click HERE for the official NOTICE summarizing updates. Click HERE for the complete ordinance.



Ordinance 2020-02, BUILDING CODE:  Click HERE to review the Building & Driveway Code. 


ANIMAL CONTROL (LOST AND FOUND DOGS)

For local assistance with an Animal Control concern— including a lost/found dog, nuisance, or incident—contact town supervisor Michelle Huber or the town chair (see directory, left). Private social media posts may also help reunite lost dogs with owners. Potential links include lostdogsofwisconsin.org, Prescott Police Dept.'s Facebook page, and the pet section of Craigslist.

Oak Grove contracts with Companion Animal Control, 715-220-1332; companionanimalcontrol@gmail.com. There is no animal shelter in Pierce County; impounds are transported to a facility near Baldwin, WI. Pet owners who retrieve their pets from quarantine/impound are responsible for all associated humane officer and shelter costs. Lost and/or impounded pets can be viewed at www.companionanimalcontrol.com. Note: Any dog found stray in Oak Grove may be ordered impounded by any town board member, especially if the animal is a nuisance or danger, or a reasonable attempt to reunite the dog and owner has failed.

To see Oak Grove’s Animal Control and Kennel ordinance (General code, Chapter 12:04), click HERE.

Dog license forms are available under "Licenses/Permits”; see submenu or links below, left. Owners must license their pets as required by state law, and are strongly encouraged to put their phone number on collars so stray pets can be more readily returned.


THE TOWN OF OAK GROVE

POPULATION
2022 estimate 2,441

EQUALIZATION
2022 value $398,671,600

SCHOOL DISTRICT
Ellsworth & Prescott Schools

The Town of Oak Grove is located on the western edge of Pierce County, Wisconsin. The Town is bordered on the north by the Towns of Clifton and River Falls, on the east by Trimbelle, on the south by the Town of Diamond Bluff, and on the west by the Mississippi River. The City of Prescott lies within the town boundary. The Town of Oak Grove is a rural township with a mix of farmland, woodland, and creeks. Its primary industry is agriculture, which includes dairy, beef, and crop farms and also includes a winery. The town of Oak Grove is gradually becoming more of a residential community as more small tracts are created for housing.

TOWN MEETINGS & NOTICES

Legal notices including official meeting notices/agendas are posted to the Town’s website and at the Town Hall. The Town does not have an officially designated newspaper.  Supplemental newspaper notices may appear in the county-wide Journal.

Residents are encouraged to attend the Town of Oak Grove meetings. The Town Board regularly meets at the Town Hall on the 3rd Monday of every month at 7:30 p.m. To request that an item be considered for the agenda, please contact the Town Clerk at least 12 days prior to the meeting.

The Annual Town Meeting is typically held the third Tuesday in April - unless the Town's electors vote for a different date within 10 days of the third Tuesday (at the previous Annual Meeting). Each elector present at the annual meeting may vote to decide certain issues (under Wis. Statutes 60.10), including salary changes (by immediate show of hands or other tally).

Some decisions are advisory to the board. In addition, the residents who attend:

  • Review the prior year's financial report and business report
  • Hear the road work report
  • Set the date for the next annual meeting
  • Discuss issues and concerns regarding the township

The annual budget hearing/special town meeting is held in November. At this meeting, the residents of the town:

  • Approve the proposed budget for the next year
  • Adopt the town tax levy
  • Authorize highway expenditures

PLANNING COMMISSION

Oak Grove's Planning Commission includes the town chair (Jerry Kosin), one appointed supervisor (Michelle Huber), and 5 appointed citizen members: Bruce Borgerding, Mary Bolin, Nate Green, Mark Hildebrandt, and Ben Huppert. Citizen members serve three-year terms commencing in May of 2023. The appointed supervisor shall be elected by a two-thirds vote of the board each April (OG Code Sec. 1.20). The planning commission regularly meets the second Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Hall. Please contact the town clerk at least 15 days prior to a meeting to request that an item be added to the agenda.