E6592 State Road 22
Bear Creek, WI 54922
Welcome to the Town of Union! The town was established on December 31, 1857 when the supervisors of Waupaca County determined that the Town of Little Wolf would be divided.
We have two lakes, School Section Lake and Cedar Lake, that have public access for your boating and fishing pleasure. If trout fishing is what you enjoy, we have Blake and Whitcomb Creeks. We also have the Little Wolf River for tubing, canoeing, and kayaking! Our town also boasts rich farmland and maple trees for producing maple syrup.
PLEASE NOTE: You will find the Notice of Spring Election on the 3rd page with the 2015 newsletter. It makes for easier reading.
Please note the time change for the town board meetings for the winter months is 6:00 p.m.. The next town board meeting will be held on Monday, April 3, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
If you are interested in renting the town hall please call Sandy Werth at 920-596-3832.
IMPORTANT: The public testing of the electronic equipment used at the April 4, 2017 election will be held at the Union Town Hall on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.
PLEASE NOTE: The implementation of 2015 Wisconsin Act 79 allows towns and villages, in part, to utilize their Internet site to achieve the making of legal notices. Therefore, it is only necessary that the allowable notices that need to be posted will be listed on the town's website, as well as on the town hall door.
Effective November 1st the Union Cemetery Association has set new fees for the Danish, Marble, and Union Cemeteries. The new charges are:
Summer Internment Burial $625
Winter Internment Burial $1000 + actual cost of plowing added, if needed
Saturday Burial added fee $150
Sunday or Holiday added fee for burial or cremation $200
Summer cremation or baby grave $300. No more than 2 cremations per lot
Winter Cremation $500 + actual cost of plowing added if needed. No more than 2 cremations per lot
Single Grave Lot Purchase $550 Includes perpetual care
Transfer Fee for Deeds $25
Oversized Vault $50.00
Tammy Pethke is currently serving as Sexton. She can be reached at home 920-596-2888 or cell phone 715-281-4312.
Marilyn Herman is the secretary-treasurer and can be reached at home 920-596-3594 or cell phone 612-718-2293.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
The Town Board Members and their contact numbers are located on the Contacts page.....
Manawa Fire and Ambulance has a website, click on the name to find it....
TOWN OF UNION
NOTICE OF PUBLIC TEST ON
ELECTRONIC VOTING EQUIPMENT
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a pre-election public test of the electronic voting equipment to be used by the disabled and/or general public at the April 4, 2017 Spring Election will be conducted on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. at the Union Town Hall, E6592 State Road 22, Bear Creek WI and is open to the public.
Sharon Olsen, Town Clerk
Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may request to vote an absentee ballot. A qualified elector is any U.S. citizen, who will be 18 years of age or older on Election Day, who has resided in the ward or municipality where he or she wishes to vote at least 10 consecutive days before the election. The elector must also be registered in order to receive an absentee ballot. Proof of identification must be provided before an absentee ballot may be issued.
You must make a request for an absentee ballot in writing.
Contact your municipal clerk and request that an application for an absentee ballot be sent to you for the primary or election or both. You may also submit a written request in the form of a letter. Your written request must list your voting address within the municipality where you wish to vote, the address where the absentee ballot should be sent, if different, and your signature. You may make application for an absentee ballot by mail, email, or in person.
Making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail
The deadline for making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail is: 5 pm on Thursday, March 30th, 2017.
Note: Special absentee voting application provisions apply to electors who are indefinitely confined to home or a care facility, in the military, hospitalized, or serving as a sequestered juror. If this applies to you, contact the municipal clrrk regarding deadlines for requesting and submitting an absentee ballot.
Voting an absentee ballot in person
You may also request and vote an absentee ballot in the clerk's office or other specified location during the days and hours specified for casting an absentee ballot in person. See following list.
No in-person absentee voting may occur on the day before the election.
The municipal clerk will deliver voted ballots returned on or before Election Day to the proper polling place or counting location before the polls close on April 4th, 2017. Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted.
You may send your application for absentee ballot to Sharon Olsen, Clerk at N8521 Jossie Road, Manawa WI 54949. Be sure to include all information listed above, as well as proof of identification. You must be a registered voter in order to receive an absentee ballot.
E6592 State Road 22
Bear Creek, WI 54922