INFORMATIONAL NOTICE TO AMBERG ELECTORS
At the meeting of the Amberg electors on November 17 the 2021 budget was unanimously approved to include the proposed increase for the Emergency Services. The Town Board had previously voted on a resolution to cover the proposed increase in operating costs to change from an all volunteer organization to a full-time, paid Rescue Squad. As a result the mill rate will increase from 12.49 to 12.54 in 2021.
2020-2021 Town of Amberg Tax Collections
Due to the Pandemic this year all Tax Collection payments must be mailed in to Treasurer, Lisle Suzawith, N14690 Wontor Rd. Amberg 54102. If you must pay in person please call 715-759-5892 for an appointment. MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED. Please include a SASE if you require a receipt. If you need a Dog License please send the appropriate fee, proof of Rabies Vaccination and a SASE for the return license.
Town of Amberg Winter Garbage Pickup Schedule:
East Side of 141 West Side of 141
February 5, 19 February 12, 26
March 5, 19 March 12, 26
April 2, 16, 30 April 9, 23
May 14, 28 May 7, 21
For safety reasons GAD will no longer pickup any garbage that is not bagged even if it is in a garbage can. There is still a 35# weight limit per bag of garbage and a weekly limit of 5 bags per household according to the contract between the Town of AMBERG and GAD. As always please have your garbage and recyclables out early. The winter schedule will be in effect with east and west sides of highway 141 being picked up alternately on Friday’s through Memorial Day. Garbage pickup will occur on Saturday during the weeks with the following holidays: Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year.
Wausaukee Rescue Squad Inc.
Proposal to change Wausaukee Rescue Squad Inc. from a volunteer organization to a paid organization.
Wausaukee Rescue Squad Inc. was formed in 1960 as a volunteer organization. Over the years the organization grew to over 30 active members. In recent years volunteers have dwindled to our present state of 8 members with only 4 doing most of the hours. We have two people doing 140+ hours per week and one member doing 70+ hours while working a full time job.
Wausaukee Rescue Squad Inc. would like to become a full time employee paid organization.
Our members are getting burnt out and a change is needed. If we pay high enough wages and offer a 40 hour week with no overtime we feel that we could get employees in to fill the schedule.
We are basing our numbers on a simple formula.
There are 8760 total hours that must be covered (24 hours a day x 365 days a year = 8760 total hours).
Pay for members:
EMT = $15.00/hr
EMR = $13.00/hr
Driver = $11.00/hr
We can run with an EMT, EMR, and a driver an be considered a full crew. In this scenario we will use a standard crew of two EMT’s and a driver at a total cost of $41.00/hr. Again using simple math 8760 hours/yr x $41.00/hr per on call crew = $359,160.00 per year for a standard crew.
Total Cost for Town of Amberg $117,680.00/year vs the $14,825.44/year that we currently contribute.
Alternate option would be to contract with Integrity out of Iron Mountain costing $400,000 for start up and $300,000 to $450,00/year depending on 2 or 3 man crews.
Conclusion: If the squad does not get the required personnel to fill their roster or this proposal is refused they will finish out the current contract and serve the community as volunteers until 31 December 2020 and cease to exist.
You might have COVID 19 if you have at least one of the following symptoms:
- loss of taste/smell
- shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- sore throat, headache
- muscle aches.
If you have questions or immediate needs related to COVID-19, call 2-1-1 or text COVID19 to 211211. For other testing locations visit: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/testing.htm
The Town of Amberg Community Center is closed to the public until further notice due to the current guidelines issues by the federal and state governments over the Coronavirus Crisis. The treasurer (715-759-5892) and assessor are available by telephone or email. The clerk is available during reduced hours in the office (call first 715-759-5095).
Please keep your distance: stay safe and stay healthy–our community depends on you!