Town of Coon Newsletter – Spring 2018

Town of Coon Newsletter – Spring 2018

Calendar of events –

    April 3 – Election Day

    April13 & 14th– Spring Clean Up (8AM to 5PM daily)

    April 17 – Annual Meeting 7PM

    April 25 – Open Book 5PM to 7PM

    May 3 – Board of Review 9AM to 11AM

New Town Supervisor -

    In January Supervisor Craig Storm resigned. Craig and his wife are moving to a new home in Pennsylvania. We say thank you to Craig for serving and wish them the best.

    Herb Cornell has been appointed to serve as supervisor to replace Craig. Herb will also serve as Zoning Committee Chairman. Supervisor Troy Morey has taken Craig's position on the Coon Creek Fire Commission.

Coon Creek Fire Commission News -

    Coon Creek Fire and Rescue is always in need of more members. If you or someone you know is willing to serve please contact Fire Chief Russ Cornford at


    Along with this letter is a recruitment letter. Please read it and consider helping out if possible. Recruiting and retaining firemen and 1st responders is a nationwide problem.

Recycling and dumpster building -

    Recently we completed the construction of a recycling and garbage collection building. You may ask – Why? Over the years we have paid the Vernon County Landfill for many pounds of rain and snow. The county recycling dumpster has always been covered. That dumpster cover is heavy and water and ice may it even more difficult to remove. The Vernon County Solid Waste department encouraged us to at least cover the recyclables by offering $1,000 toward a building.

    Financially the timing was also right. The town loan on the sand & salt building had three years remaining. That loan and the new building loan were combined. Our annual payment remained the same ($15,000) and the loan will be paid off in 10 years.

Collection site guidelines -

  1. This site is for Town of Coon residents and property owners (No friend's garbage).

  2. We collect general garbage and recyclables on Saturdays from 8:00AM to 5:00PM and Wednesdays from 4:00PM to 8:00PM. No appliances or large items are allowed during these hours.

  1. General garbage must be bagged. Recyclables should be placed in the proper containers. If you have questions ask the attendant on duty. Tom Cade is our new site attendant. Arnie Koll is on call if Tom needs time off.

  2. The Town of Coon has Spring Clean Up on the second Friday and Saturday of April and Fall Clean Up on the second Friday and Saturday of October each year. We collect everything except hazardous chemicals. Call the Vernon County Landfill for hazardous waste. The number is 634-2900. The Vernon County Landfill accepts appliances weekdays throughout the year. We now have two dumpsters for ag plastic at our site. Talk to Tom Cade about guidelines.

5.The attendant has the authority to not accept your material. Please follow these guidelines

Note: On April 18th the Wednesday collection hours will switch to 4:00PM to 8:00PM. We will keep those hours till after Spring Clean Up in October.

    Recycling and garbage collection is not free. There is $36,000 in the annual town budget to cover these costs.


Bridge Replacement -

    In July bids will be let on a new bridge on Old Line Road. The necessary right-of-way has been purchased. It is expected that Old Line Road will be closed for about three months. School buses will need to switch routes for the first couple months of school this fall.

Burning brush -

    If you have brush to burn the first thing to do is call Fire Chief Russ Cornford at 452-3077. Should he not be available call Ken Phillips the Assistant Chief at 452-3932. By calling one of these people you could avoid a fire call charge. .

Site permits –

    Call Clerk Lorraine Bakkestuen at 452-3308 for a site permit application.

Construction projects requiring an inspection will be forwarded to our building inspector Vince Schmidt. If you wish to talk to Vince his phone number is 608-487-4642.

    If you have zoning or local ordinance questions the people to contact is Zoning Committee Chairman Herb Cornell at 606-5333 or Zoning Administrator Gary Stendahlen at 632-1032.

Website –

    The Town of Coon website is There are several ordinances on the site and a calendar. Jan Ihle keeps the information up to date for us. The website was recently updated and we feel it is more user friendly. We would appreciate feedback on the use of our website. Meeting notices are posted on the website and at the town hall.

Employees –

Curt Hess is our patrolman and Dennis Purvis is his assistant. There is an answering machine at the shop for your convenience. The phone number is 634-3624.

Assessor –

    Our Assessor is Jerry Kins. His address is Jerry Kins, S8420 Oriole Drive, Eau Claire, WI 54701 Ph 715-713-0081.

From Town Treasurer Jan Ihle -

    Jan will not send receipts for bills less than $100. Your canceled check is your receipt.

Note – Please forward this letter to tenants or anyone else that may not receive it.     .



    Town of Coon Board

Chairman Orlan D. Bakkum – 452-3370    Supervisor Herb Cornell - 606-5333

Supervisor Troy Morey - 769-7476        Treasurer Jan Ihle – 452-3548

Clerk Lorraine Bakkestuen - 452-3308    Town Shop - 634-3624