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Town of Amberg In Person Absentee Voting

In person absentee voting will be available in the Clerk’s office at the Community Center on N15035 Grant Street weekdays between the hours of 9:30 am and 4:00 pm beginning Tuesday October 20, 2020 through Friday, October 30,2020 at 4:00 pm.

Public Testing of Voting Equipment

Notice is hereby given that the electronic voting equipment to be used for the November 3, 2020 Presidential election by the Town of Amberg will be publicly tested at the Amberg Community Center/Town Hall at N15035 Grant St. on Monday, October 26 at 3.00 pm. Pat Boshen, clerk


Town of Amberg Winter Garbage Pickup Schedule:

 East Side of 141                                                     West Side of 141

September    12*, 18                                                September    12*, 25
October          2, 16, 30                                             October          9, 23
November     13, 28*                                                November     6, 20
December      11, 26                                               December     4, 18
January           8, 22                                                   January         2*, 15, 29
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.

Background:

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. 
Proposal:
Wausaukee Rescue Squad Inc. would like to become a full time employee paid organization. 
Rational:
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. 
Numbers:
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 $115,433.50/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:

  • fever
  •  cough
  • loss of taste/smell
  • shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • sore throat, headache
  • fatigue
  • diarrhea
  • vomiting
  • nausea
  • chills
  • 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!