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Job Opening:  Public Works Director

Mar 12, 2019:  The Town of Lodi has an opening for a Public Works Director.

This position is responsible for performing and/or supervising all duties related to Town of Lodi Parks, the Town of Lodi Transfer Site, the Town Hall Building, and the Okee Schoolhouse.

See the Public Works Director Job Opening (PDF) for complete details.  Please submit resume and letter of interest by April 1, 2019.


Update on Boundary Agreement

Mar 19, 2019:  An update from Tom Marx, Town of Lodi Chairperson

The Boundary Agreement that the Town is negotiating with the City of Lodi has been put on hold.  The current Town Board believes an agreement is good for the Town but wants to ensure that no one can interpret what we are doing as something being pushed through at the last minute.  We do want to make clear that a Boundary Agreement does not in any way involve any change in property from the Town to the City or vice versa, as rumors seem to indicate.  Please feel free to come to Board meetings or call if you have any questions.

Tom Marx, Chairman
Town of Lodi
Office:  608-592-4868
Cell:  608-770-7370
Email:  tom.marx@twnlodi.com


Spring Election:  Tue, April 2, 2019

The Spring Election will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm at the Town Hall.

Remember that you will need to show a Photo ID to the poll workers before you can vote.  It is possible to register on election day.

Sample Ballots

This election will have (3) different ballot styles depending on which Sanitary District each resident is in, if any.

Voter Deadlines

  • Wed, Mar 13:  Deadline to Register by Mail;  Deadline to Register Online
  • Thu, Mar 28 at 5:00 pm:  Deadline to Request Absentee Ballot by Mail
  • Fri, Mar 29 at 5:00 pm:  Deadline to Register In-Person at Town Hall; Deadline for In-Person Absentee Voting
  • Tue, Apr 2 at 8:00 pm:  Deadline to Return Absentee Ballot

For full details on all voter deadlines, see the Voter Deadlines page at My Vote Wisconsin.

Absentee Ballots & In-Person Absentee Voting

Mar 8, 2019:  Absentee ballots have arrived and early in-person absentee voting will continue through Friday, March 29 at 5:00pm.  You can either request that an absentee ballot be mailed to you or you can stop by the Town Hall with your Photo ID and vote early in person.  You can request an absentee ballot by mail/paper or online via My Vote Wisconsin.  If you are not yet registered as a voter in the Town of Lodi, then that is your first step.  See the Register To Vote section on our Elections page.

 

In-Person Absentee VotingSkip the line and avoid any waiting on election day!  In Wisconsin any eligible voter may choose to vote early in-person with their municipal clerk as soon as the ballots are available and absentee voting has begun.  Early in-person voting is a form of casting an absentee ballot without having to mail the ballot back and forth.  The last day for early in-person voting is Friday, March 29 at 5:00 pm.

 


Spring Flooding, Free Sandbags Available & Flood Insurance

Mar 20, 2019:  Columbia County property owners who sustained any flood damages should report them to the County Emergency Management department.  See the press release (PDF) for full details.

Mar 12, 2019:  Columbia County Emergency Management Office has issued an advisory regarding the risk of potential flooding in the next few days.  The County has free sandbags available (while supplies last).  See the press release (PDF) for full details.

Mar 7, 2019:  The State of Wisconsin Insurance Commission is urging Wisconsin residents to evaluate flood insurance needs before the snow melts.  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) noted that Wisconsin's flood risk is above normal to well-above normal throughout March and April.  See this press release (PDF) for more information.


Boundary Agreements

Please see the State of Wisconsin Department of Administration site for general information about Boundary Agreements.

Also see our Civics page for a general discussion of Town government and how a Town relates to any incorporated cities or villages within or adjacent to it.

Town of Lodi & City of Lodi Boundary Agreement Discussions

Feb 6, 2019:  A message from Tom Marx, Town of Lodi Chairperson

It has come to my attention that someone is spreading both incomplete and misleading information regarding discussions that are ongoing between the City of Lodi and Town of Lodi regarding a Boundary Agreement.  There are  a small minority of people who would prefer no relationship between the City and Town.  The fact is that it is mutually beneficial to have a good relationship with your neighbors, just like it is beneficial for residents to have good relationships with their neighbors.  Good relationships can benefit everyone.  As an example, there would be no street light at the corner of Lindsay Road and Highway 60 if we didn’t have cooperation from the City.

The primary reason that the Town is considering a Boundary Agreement with the City is to create a document that will be good for both the Town and the City.  Simply stated, what a Boundary Agreement does is specify where it is likely, in the future, that the City may grow.  It DOES NOT mean that any property would be annexed to the City.  It is a document that would give property owners information to make informed decisions.  This is important if property owners or others are considering buying or selling property.  It will have provisions in the agreement to protect Town residents and their property and give the Town more rights than we have currently.

A Boundary Agreement is in the negotiation stage and any document that you may have received a copy of has not even had the input from our attorney and was very premature to circulate.  Therefore, it is a starting point for review.  Based on comments received there will most likely be modifications to the agreement.  Once an agreement is reached between the Town and City there will be a joint Plan Commission meeting and a joint City of Lodi Council and Town Board meeting where the public will be provided complete information and have the opportunity for input.  We do and will listen to input and I am confident that this Town Board will listen to residents' concerns and take the appropriate action on the agreement, after listening to our residents.  These will be noticed meetings and everyone is welcome to attend and provide input.  Those of you that know me will understand that I am leaving office in April and I personally have nothing to gain from this agreement.  As a matter of fact, it would have been much easier to push this off until after my term is up, which is what many people in government do.  However, to the very last day I am in office I was elected and will attempt to do what is in the best interest of our Town residents.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me directly at 608-770-7370.   

Tom Marx, Chairperson

Town of Lodi


Transfer Site Vehicle Stickers Are Here

Feb 24, 2019:  The new Transfer Site stickers have arrived and are being handed out at the Transfer Site on your next visit.  Please see one of our employees to exchange your old paper card for one of the new stickers.


Public Notice of New Ordinances for Erosion Control & Storm Water Management

Feb 5, 2019:  Two new ordinances were approved by the Town Board at the January 29, 2019 meeting.

The full Public Notice (PDF) as posted on our Notices page.  Also see our Ordinances & Resolutions page for all ordinances.


2019 Notice of Rabies Vaccination & Dog License Requirements

 

NOTICE OF RABIES VACCINATION AND

DOG LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:

LATE FEE MAY BE ASSESSED AFTER APRIL 1

 

Dec 6, 2018:  Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to Secs. 95.21(2), 174.05, and 174.07(1)(b), Wis. Stats., the owner of a dog shall have the dog vaccinated against rabies by a veterinarian at no later than five (5) months of age and revaccinated within one year after the initial vaccination.  If the owner obtains a dog after the dog has reached five (5) months of age, the owner shall have the dog vaccinated against rabies within 30 days after the dog is obtained. The owner of a dog shall have the dog revaccinated against rabies by a veterinarian before the date that the immunization expires or within 3 years after the previous vaccination. The owner shall pay the dog license fees and obtain a license from the municipal treasurer.  Late fees may be assessed after April 1.  Susan M. Moll, Columbia County Clerk


Okee Bridge & County Road V Construction

Construction is scheduled for approximately July 8, 2019 through October 2019.  Check here for the latest news, plans and contacts for the Okee Bridge & County Rd V project. (Aug 31)

State Highway 60 (between Lodi & Arlington) Construction

Construction is scheduled to start near the end of June 2019.  Most of the work is expected between I-39 & Arlington.  However about 1000' feet of highway just east of Lindsay Rd will also be repaved.  Ultimately Highway 60 will be detoured for approximately 2 weeks.

 

 

NEXT MEETINGS

Wed, Mar 20:  Park Commission (no meeting)

Tue, Mar 26:  Town Board

Tue, Mar 26:  Lodi Area Emergency Services Ad Hoc Building Committee Public Input Session @ Lodi Fire Station

Wed, Mar 27:  Okee Sanitary Commission

Wed, Mar 27:  Joint Sewerage Commission

Thu, Mar 28:  EMS Commission

Tue, Apr 2:  Harmony Grove Sanitary Commission

Tue, Apr 9:  Plan Commission

Wed, Apr 10:  Fire Commission

Tue, Apr 16:  Annual Town Meeting

Wed, Apr 17:  Park Commission


Agendas available on our Meetings page.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Exchange Table at Transfer Site Is Closed for Winter & Will Reopen in Spring (Nov 12)


Next Food Pantry:  Fri, April 12


City of Lodi $20 Wheel Fee Does Not Apply to Town Residents


Town of Lodi
W10919 County Road V
Lodi, WI 53555
Phone: (608) 592-4868
Fax: (608) 592-2024
Email: twnlodi@twnlodi.com