Town of Coon Newsletter – Spring 2020

 Town of Coon Newsletter – Spring 2020


Calendar of events –

Election Day –April 7th.

April 10 & 11 – Spring Clean Up (8AM to 5PM daily)

April 21 – Annual Meeting 7PM at the Town Hall


Seal coating -

Due to all the flood damage in 2018 we decided to not seal coat any roads last year. Supervisor Troy Morey will meet this spring with Kevin Schmitz from Scott Construction and Jeff Delmore from Delmore Consulting. They will review our roads and develop a plan for the next few years. 



After three straight years of floods and FEMA applications I think everyone is hoping for a clean year. We are still waiting on our 2017 FEMA funds. The process is complete as far as we know and it's a matter of time till the State of Wisconsin releases the funds. This is around $130,000.

The 2018 FEMA application is all over the place. Debris removal, bridge repairs, shoulder rebuilds, stream issues, and right-of-way concerns have been real difficult for Michele Engh and the FEMA representatives to sort out. The rotating door of FEMA personnel brings in a new person who sees the project a little differently. Many times Michele ends up having explain where we are at. The total damage for this event was $1 million.   

The flood of July 2019 was supposed to be easy. I believe we are working with the fifth different project manager. Our loss here was $52,000. 


Fire Commission News -

The new brush truck is in service. We will soon put the old brush truck on Wisconsin Surplus for sale.

The process to replace the 1991 fire truck is progressing. The fire chief and his assistants have a truck that is in service outside the area they feel will fit their needs. By July we will get chassis specifications, a list of required and needed equipment, and photos. A committee made up of probably two Commission members and two firemen along with a consultant will do a review. By August the whole Fire Commission will get the review information. 

By September 1, 2020 bids for the new truck are due. An additional cost per municipality at this time looks to be around $7,000 per year over a ten year loan period. The plan is to pay off the fire station loan ($74,000) leaving a ten year loan on the truck. 


Town shop and hall maintenance -

The shop and hall are 35 years old. We identified several maintenance issues. The roof has been sealed and painted. The shop furnace was replaced. The town patrolman is in the process of replacing the old florescent tubes with LED tubes. As the weather warms again this spring the insulation will be upgraded followed by repainting the town hall and refinishing the tile floor.

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 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 15th 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 Valey, WI 54623

  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