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We make it a point to keep our readers well informed about the latest happenings, news and laws related to The Town of Chicog. Please take a look below to learn about what is happening in
our town

CHICOG FUN DAY RAFFLE WINNERS

Savage 7MM.08 Rifle - Brent Merrill

Weekend stay at Watson's Resort - Marie Frieberg

Picnic Table - Bill Strohmeyer

$50.00 Gift certificate at The Chicog Pub - Bonnie Bloomquist

$50.00 Gift Certificate at Victory Lane - Steve Bush

CHICOG FREE LIBRARY

The Town of Chicog free library is now open at the town hall. It is located on the west side of the building under the canopy. There is  pretty good selection of books including some children's  books.
There is no charge for these books and no time limit on how long you can keep them. We only ask that, if possible, when you take a book, you leave a book .

AVAILABLE INFORMATION ON ZEBRA MUSSELS

Library on websites of ZM information (5/12/17)

The Wisconsin DNR general facts,  http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/invasives/fact/zebra.html

Good source of information about Zebra Mussels: http://burnettcounty.com/index.aspx?nid=358

“Washburn-Burnett Counties Mobilizing Against Zebra Mussels”.  http://wclra.org/  

To see a video how to identify ZM on your dock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFtojw1q8GM

Basic Facts from USGS:  https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?speciesID=5

DNR website discuss gear and methods:  http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Invasices/disinfection.html

Living on the lake may bring family and friends with their boats to enjoy your lake.  Do you know where to send your friends and family members who are bringing their boat to spend time on your lake so that they wash their boat if they have been in any of the areas where the red dots show in this website https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/SpeciesAnimatedMap.aspx?speciesID=5

How the zebra mussels moved over the USA and you will notice that our area of Wisconsin is clean from them…until last year.  https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/SpeciesAnimatedMap.aspx?speciesID=5

“Protect Your Boat and Engine from Zebra Mussels” if you are in an infested lake, http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/invasives/fact/pdfs/ProtectYourBoat.pdf

Zebra Mussel control procedures.  Here is a list:

Burnett County:  Dave Ferris 715.349.2186 dferris@burnettcounty.org Burnett County Land & Water; Bob Baker 715.349.8009 robert.w.baker@uwrf.edu Burnett County Lakes & Rivers Association.

Washburn County:   Lisa Burns 715.468.4654 lburns@co.washburn.wi.co Washburn County Land & Water; Cathie Erickson 715.865.4406 Washburn County Lakes & Rivers Association.

DNR Wisconsin:  Report ZM potential sightings to Kris Larsen 715.635.4072; Another ZM DNR personnel - Pamela Toshner 715.635.4073 Pamela.Toshner@wisconsin.gov

US Fish & Wildlife:  Dave Wedan 608.783.8435 dave_wedan@fws.gov

Decontamination hot water high pressure West Point Resort on Big McKenzie: Call Lee Ledford 715.566.2457 (or Lisa Michelson) at 1150 West Point Road, Spooner, and ask him what the package program is to have boat decontaminated.

Boat Wash locations in the area:Spooner Auto Laundry: 701 S. River St., Spooner. 715.635.7433. Has self-service.  Door is 10 feet with most boats fitting.  High pressure cold water. Use quarters only; starts with $2.50 and just keep adding quarters.

Wild Bill’s Sporting Goods: 26798 Lakeland Ave. N, Webster 715.866.4220.  High pressure cold water.  Must use quarters only.Danbury carwash:  7403 Main St. E., Danbury. 218.721.2464. There is a height restriction.  Has high pressure cold water.  Currency use goes from quarters, $1, $5, or credit card.Link’s Carwash:  660 W. Hokah St., Minong. Do boats by hand. Call Adam directly at 715.466.1054 to learn about the pricing.


HALL RENTAL

Rental of the town hall for personal use is the responsibility of the town treasurer. Please contact Kathy Strohmeyer to reserve the hall for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, etc.

News

IRS Scams: IRS never does phone calls to inform people if they are in the rear with income tax payments; instead they send you a formal letter. So if you are receiving a phone call from the IRS, it is a scam. Do not listen or do anything they are asking you.


Washburn County CodeRED: Head to this website, http://www.co.washburn.wi.us/ and look for CodeRED emblem. Click on it and sign up for coverage through this easy way. More details at this website. Also call Milly Thissen (612.670.8541) and give her permission to sign you up and she will do so you have the benefits of CodeRED.



  1. BREAK-INS

    Keep alert for any suspicious activities in the area. If you see anything that looks suspicious, call the Washburn County Sheriff's Department. Let's keep an eye out for all our neighbors.

    PUBLIC INPUT WANTED

    At every monthly town meeting we have a public input segment, where you, the landowners of Chicog, can express your ideas and suggestions to the town board. It is also an outlet for any concerns you may have about what is happening around town. We are aware that only a small number of residents and landowners are able to attend these monthly meetings, so many of your ideas and concerns never reach the town board. Beginning now, you can e-mail your input to me at loiselle@centurytel.net and I will present your ideas at the meeting. The more ideas we hear, the better we are able to address the wants, needs, and concerns of the people of Chicog.
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    HELP FOR SENIORS

    RSVP Transport has expanded their program and will now pick up seniors in Chicog Township and take them to and from the grocery store. Call 715-635-4460 for schedule and/or to make a reservation.



    $200.00 REWARD

    There has been an issue with vandalism to town property in Chicog. We have had several road signs either knocked down, stolen, or shot up. The town will pay a $200.00 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the people responsible for this or any other damage to town property. Please contact a board member if you have information.

    HELP AVAILABLE

    If you need help around the yard either removing snow or cleaning up the yard, contact the Washburn County Unit on Aging. Or you can call Pastor Patrick at the Wesleyan Church in Spooner at 715-635-2768.

    E-MAIL ALERTS

    The Town of Chicog has setup an e-mail list to alert residents of Chicog of happenings within our town. If you would like to be added to this list, send your e-mail address to Steve Loiselle at loiselle@centurytel.net.

    CHICOG VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARMENT

    The Chicog Volunteer Fire department is always looking for new members. If you are interested in joining, contact Jim Frascefski at kathski827@hotmail.com


  2. ZONING AND BUILDING PERMITS

    Chicog Township is zoned. Zoning laws are enforced through Washburn County. If you plan on building in our township, visit the Zoning Office at the Washburn County courthouse in Shell Lake and make sure everything is in order. Also, keep in mind that building permits are required
    in Chicog.


    PHONE CALLS

    Your town board is dedicated to helping the people of Chicog in any way possible. However, please keep in mind that they have private lives as well. If you need to contact a board member, please do so between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM Monday through Saturday. E-mails can be sent at any time, but may only be responded to during business hours. The board appreciates your co-operation on
    this matter.


    If you have any suggestions or comments, please send them to Terri Corrie tcorrie@centurytel.net or call at 715-466-4129. We appreciated your interest in keeping the Town of Chicog informed and safe!

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