Town of Coon Newsletter – Spring 2021

 Town of Coon Newsletter – Spring 2021


Calendar of events –

April 6 – Election Day

April 9 & 10 – Spring Clean Up (8AM to 5PM daily)

April 20 - Annual Meeting 7PM at the Town Hall


We are still working on the 2018 FEMA request. Last week Michele Engh turned in the last of the information they have requested. Hopefully it turns out to be satisfactory.

The FEMA requests for 2017 and 2019 are complete. So far we have received about $7,000 in administrative expenses.  


Fire Commission News -

At our December 2020 Coon Creek Fire Commission meeting the decision was made to accept a bid from Alexis Fire Equipment in Alexis, Illinois for a new fire truck. The bid was $620,889.00 with much of the equipment included. The chassis is scheduled to be delivered to Alexis in May with the truck being delivered around December. 

Some of the more common equipment like chainsaws, generators, etc. were not included in the bid. The firemen have been fund raising and receiving donations in anticipation of providing much of the added equipment. 

At our March meeting Russ and Ken gave us a list of what they will order. Their list totals around $100,000. That's right. In addition to all the calls the respond to they help financially as well. Be sure to thank these great volunteers.  


Town shop and hall maintenance -

The last large maintenance issue is to paint the hall and wax the floor. This should be completed prior to Election Day on April 6th.


Road Maintenance -

With the flooding issues we had the road maintenance schedule is truly changed. Supervisor Troy Morey is working with our maintenance contractor Scott Construction to set up a new schedule. 

Revaluation - 

The Wisconsin Department of Revenue has notified us that the Town of Coon is in non-compliance on our overall valuation. At this time we are at 89% and their requirement is 90% or higher. Revaluation should bring the town back to 100% for all valuation categories. The normal time frame for revaluation is 5 to 6 years. It's been 11 years for the Town of Coon.

After our May town board meeting we will meet for the Board of Review. At that meeting we will postpone the Board of Review as required by state statutes. During July and August our Assessor Jerry Kins will do the revaluation. Jerry will have the Open Book about one week prior to the Board of Review. The postponed Board of Review will be on Saturday October 16, 2021 from 9AM to 11AM.

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 site attendant. 

  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 Stacey Sanborn at 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 14th the Wednesday collection hours will switch to 4:00PM to 8:00PM. We will keep those hours till after Fall Clean Up in October. 


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. 

If you have interest in becoming a fireman or 1st responder give Russ or Ken a call. 


Site permits – 

Call Clerk Sara Rudie at 797-3739  for a site permit application. Sara's email address is Mailing address: P.O. Box 523, Coon Valley, WI 54623. The site permit application is also available on the town website.

  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 on the site and a calendar. Jan Ihle keeps the information up to date for us. Meeting notices are posted on the website and at the town hall.


Road issues or concerns -

There is an answering machine at the shop for your convenience. The phone number is 634-3624. Dennis Purvis is our Town Patrolman.

Assessor –

Our Assessor is Jerry Kins. His address is Jerry Kins, Chimney Rock Appraisals, 18604 78th Ave., Chippewa, Falls, WI 54729, Ph 715-861-3964.


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 Sara Rudie – 797-3739              Town Shop - 634-3624


     Zoning Administrator Gary Stendahlen - 632-1025