Declaration of Health Emergency – COVID-19

EXECUTIVE ORDER #1-2020

 

Relating to a Proclamation Declaring a Health Emergency in Response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus

 WHEREAS, in December, 2019, a novel strain of the coronavirus was detected, now named COVID-19, and it has spread throughout numerous countries including the United States;

WHEREAS, international organizations, the federal government, state government, and local governments are all working together to contain the further spread of the disease and treat existing cases;

WHEREAS, the World Health Organization has declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, and the United States Department of Health and Human Services has declared a Public Health Emergency;

 WHEREAS, the State of Wisconsin has been working to protect all Wisconsinites from the spread of this disease, and to prepare for the impacts it may have on the state; and

 WHEREAS, in order to protect the health and wellbeing of its residents, the State of Wisconsin must avail itself of all resources needed to respond to and contain the presence of COVID-19 in the State

WHEREAS, in order to protect the health and wellbeing of its residents, the Town of Russell, Bayfield County, Wisconsin must avail itself of all resources needed to respond to and contain the presence of COVID-19 in the Town.

 NOW, THEREFORE, I, Paul Tribovich, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors of the Town of Russell, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of this state, and specifically  by Section 323.11 of the Wisconsin Statutes, hereby:

 1.    Proclaim that a public health emergency, as defined in Section 323.02(16 ) of the Wisconsin Statutes, exists for the Town of Russell .

 2.    Designate the Bayfield County Public Health Department as the lead agency to respond to the public health emergency in the Town.

 3.    Direct the Town Board to take those actions within its authority to protect the well being of all Town residents.

 4.    Direct the employees of the Town to follow all directives from State and Federal agencies regarding recommendations and procedures relating to this public health emergency.

 5.     Proclaim that a period of abnormal economic disruption, as defined in Section 100.305 of the Wisconsin State Statues exists within the Town.

 IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great seal of the Town of  Russell to be affixed. Done at the Town of Russell this twenty-fourth day of March in the year of two thousand twenty.

                                                                       

                                                _________________________________________

    Seal                                      Paul Tribovich – Chairman of the Town of Russell


Poll Hours Wards 1 & 2 April 7 Spring Election

TOWN OF RUSSELL – BAYFIELD COUNTY – WISCONSIN

SPRING ELECTION – APRIL 7, 2020

LOCATION AND HOURS OF POLLING PLACE

 At the election to be held on April 7, 2020, in the Town of Russell, the following polling place location will be used for the wards indicated:

                                                            Location                          Wards

                               TOWN OF RUSSELL GARAGE      1 & 2

                                         35900 State Highway 13

 

ALL POLLING PLACES WILL OPEN AT 7:00 A.M. AND WILL CLOSE AT 8:00 P.M.

 If you have any questions concerning your polling place, contact the municipal clerk.

David L Good

35900 State Highway 13

Bayfield, WI 54814

(715) 779-3284 (call any time)

Office Hours – Monday 8 a.m.to 4 p.m.

The polling place is accessible to elderly and disabled voters.

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Type D Notice | Rev 2014-10 | Wisconsin Elections Commission, P.O. Box 7984, Madison, WI  53707-7984

608-261-2028 | web: elections.wi.gov | email: [email protected]


Voting Absentee for the April 7 Spring Election

TOWN OF RUSSELL – BAYFIELD COUNTY – WISCONSIN

VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT

SPRING ELECTION-PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE, NONPARTISIAN OFFICES & REFERENDUM

APRIL 7, 2020

Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may submit a request to vote an absentee ballot to their municipal clerk.  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 for 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 or online at MyVote.wi.gov.

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 or you may apply for an absentee ballot online at MyVote.wi.gov.  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 to your municipal clerk for an absentee ballot in person, by mail, by fax, by email or at MyVote.wi.gov.

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 the fifth day before the election, April 2, 2020

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 clerk 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.

 

David L. Good – (715) 779-3284

35900 State Highway 13

Mondays – 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is:

8 a.m. – Monday, March 9, 2020

The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office:

4 p.m. – Friday, April 3, 2020

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 7, 2020.  Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted.

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    TYPE E NOTICE | Rev 2018-07 | Wisconsin Elections Commission, P.O. Box 7984, Madison, WI  53707-7984 | 608-261-2028 | web: elections.wi.gov | email: [email protected]

 

 


Voting Equipment Test April 7 Election

TOWN OF RUSSELL

Bayfield County – Wisconsin

NOTICE OF PUBLIC TESTING OF ELECTRONIC VOTING EQUIPMENT

 Pursuant to Section 5.84(1) of Wisconsin State Statutes, electronic voting equipment to be used at the Spring Election on April 7, 2020 will be tested by the Town Clerk at the following time and location: Monday, March 30, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the Town of Russell Garage; 35900 State Highway 13; Bayfield, WI 54814. The public is welcome to attend. Questions regarding this test should be directed to the Clerk at (715)779-3284. 

 David L. Good – Clerk/Treasurer

 Notice is hereby given this 6th day of March 2020.


Road Weight Limit Restrictions as of March 15

ROAD WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS

Town of Russell-Bayfield County

The Town of Russell hereby notifies that on March 15, 2020 at 12:01 a.m., all roads within the Town of Russell will be posted for weight restrictions.  The maximum weight of any vehicle will be 5 tons gross weight per axle.  This weight restriction will remain in effect until May 15, 2020 at 12:01 a.m.  Exemptions will be emergency vehicles, waste haulers, heating fuel deliveries, and farm machinery or any others that receive Town Board approval.

David L. Good, Clerk

Posted Monday, March 9, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.


Election Results – February 18th Primary

SPRING PRIMARY ELECTION – February 18, 2020

Register Voters – 721

Voters 168 of which 7 voted absentee

New voter registrations – 15

 Representative in Congress District 7

Democratic Party

                        Tricia Zunker    125

Lawrence Dale  5         

                        Write-ins 1

            Republican Party

                        Tom Tiffany     18       

                        Jason Church    13       

                        Michael Opela (registered write-in)  0

                        Write-ins 1

            Constitution Party

                        Write-ins Winona LaDuke 1

 

Justice of the Supreme Court

                        Daniel Kelly     36

                        Jill J. Karofsky  69

                        Ed Fallone        24

                        Write-ins          2