Town of Rhine
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  Office Hours — Tuesday & Thursday - 11:30am to 4:30pm
Call the Town Office to make an appointment outside of normal hours
Phone - 920-876-3413 | Fax - 920- 876-4264 | Email
Town Hall - W5250 Cty. Rd. FF | P. O. Box 117, Elkhart Lake 53020

Latest News — Bulletin Board


The Town of Rhine is announcing that as of March 17, 2020 there will be no in-person business conducted at our Town Hall. Our Clerks and members of the Town Board will be accessible either via email or by telephone.
The Town Hall is still open for EARLY, IN-PERSON VOTING ONLY on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. This is subject to change on a daily basis. On April 7th, voting will be conducted from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. unless other restrictions are declared.
Meetings that need to be conducted for official Town Rhine business will be posted as in the past.
We will continue to monitor the situation and will keep everyone apprised as to when this temporary ban will be lifted.
Thanks you for your understanding.
Red Platz,
Town Rhine Chair


In regards to the drop off site- We will be open on a week to week basis. The attendants may or may not help people at their own discretion. Please use common sense when visiting the drop off site to help avoid spreading the virus.
Thank you,
Al Feld 

Town Supervisor and Collection Site Supervisor 


 
Special Opportunity to make your area even more Wonderful - Volunteers Needed
At the March 2020 Board of Supervisors meeting it was proposed that the Town form a Stewardship Committee to promote environmentally sound practices, preserve and protect our natural resources and promote enhance the accessibility and positive utility of Town properties, notably the Town’s Nature Park.
Our office has observed that there are Federal, State and County grant monies available for the preservation and environmentally sound utilization of public properties.
We are looking for volunteer members to help formalize the Committee structure, plan strategies and determine operational activities. They would also investigate potential funding sources and grants.
Second Supervisor, Jon Rost, was named to head the new committee. If you are interested in serving on this exciting new committee, please contact Jon at jrost@townrhine.com. We are hoping that someone with grant writing experience would be willing to volunteer to be involved.
 
Please Note
Our monthly Town of Rhine Board of Supervisors Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 6:30pm INSTEAD of Tuesday, April 7, 2020 due to the use of the Rhine Town Hall as a polling place that day.
 
Avoid Long Lines and Waiting on Election Day
Register NOW for the April 7, 2020 Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary. Come in any time during our regular business hours to register in-person or register online. Open our Election Information option to gain access to the appropriate forms to register at home, if preferred.
If voting absentee, we have been informed that the ballots will be available for mailing out by March 17th, 2020. It is the responsibilty of the voter to apply for an absentee ballot in a timely manner to allow the postal service ample time to deliver to and from the voter. Once we have the ballots in our offices in-person absentee voting at the Town Hall will be available. This will be for both the Presidential Preference Primary and for our local elections.

Upcoming Events
Elkhart Lake Glenbeulah Education Foundation

Bootlegger's Ball at Paddock Club
Saturday, April 18, 2020
7 PM-11 PM
Tickets $25 in advance ($30 at the door)
Purchase in ELG School Offices, the EL Chamber Office, or online at www.elgef.org/ball
Music, Snacks & Cash Bar, Raffles & Silent Auction
Help Local teams compete for the Boss of Education!
All proceeds benefit the kids of ELG Schools

Breakfast at the Firehouse (Elkhart Lake / Town Rhine Fire Station)
Sunday, April 19, 2020
8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Hosted by the Elkhart Lake Fire Department
All you can eat scrambles eggs, pancakes, french toast, sausage, ham, toast, coffee, milk and orange juice.
Adults $10, children 8 and under $5

Real Estate Property Tax Deadline Notice
We will be collecting property tax payments until Friday, January 31,2020. ALL payments after that date need to be paid at the Sheboygan County Treasurer's office (508 New York Avenue Room 109, Sheboygan, WI 53081) . We will not process any taxes in the Town of Rhine after January 31, 2020.

Want a copy of your tax bill or payment receipt?
You can easily print this at home online.
How to Access Information about your Property
 Please visit sheboygancounty.com
  • Click on blue tile called, "Land Records".
  • Then click on the purple "Land Records Web Portal" tile. 
  • You will then need to read and accept their disclaimer. Click on "I accept".                
    From there, you can search any property under last name, address, parcel number etc.
  • For your taxes, use the TAX tab and pick the year you are interested in.
You can find aerial photos of the property and other interesting and useful tools. It is a wonderful resource for our community members. Enjoy!

Please do not send Sanitary District bills to the Town of Rhine.
Each sanitary district has their own PO Box number. It is located on your bill. The Town of Rhine does not process these bills. Thank you.

 
There have been reports of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in our area. For more information click here.

Invasive Species Awareness Information


Tax Payments
Your property tax bills are in the process of being finalized and prepared. Tax bills should be available by December 18, 2019.
Tax payments may be made at National Exchange Bank and Trust (274 Osthoff Avenue, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020) on Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:00pm.
Tax payments may be made during normal business hours at the Town of Rhine Hall at W5250 CTH FF Tuesday or Thursday from 11:30 am-4:00 pm. Tax payments may also be deposited in our locked drop box which is located at the Town Hall just left of the entrance door. For tax payments by mail, please use the following address and include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you would like a receipt. Please make check payable to the Town of Rhine, not to the Treasurer, Lexann Hoogstra.

Town of Rhine
PO Box 117
Elkhart lake, WI 53020-0117
The Town of Rhine will not accept cash or credit card payments.

2nd Installment payment notices will be sent out in June and will also need to be paid to the Sheboygan County Treasurer, not to the Town of Rhine.



Fee Increases effective as of 8/7/2018
Public Records Request $30 per additional hour after first free hour of research, excluding postage.
Collection Site/ Recycling Center/ Dump Tags will now be $20 to replace if lost, stolen, or misplaced.
Special Assessment Letters are now $35. If it is a RUSH order it will be $60 if completed in same business day.
$5 late fee for dog license (per dog) after March 31, 2020.
Town Hall Rental $90 plus $90 refundable cleaning fee.
Town Shelter Rental $90 plus $90 refundable cleaning fee.
If both Town Hall and Shelter are rented together $160 plus $160 refundable cleaning fee.

Collection Site Notice
It would be appreciated when you bring in a larger item (TV stand, dresser etc...) if you would knock it down as flat as possible to take up less space in the dumpsters.  This would also be helpful when bringing in cardboard boxes.  The more we get in the dumpsters, the less it costs us in transport charges.  Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
As of December 1, 2015 ID Tags will now be needed when you visit the Collection Site.  If you have not received yours please contact the Town Hall Office at 920-876-3413. Lost, stolen or replacement tags are available for a $20 fee.


Dog Licensing
All dogs that are five months or older MUST be licensed before April 1, 2020. All late payments after April 1st are subject to a $5 late fee PER dog. Payment of Dog Licenses may be made during normal business hours at the Town of Rhine Hall at W5250 CTH FF on Tuesday or Thursday from 11:30am to 4:30pm.  Dog license payments, including a self-addressed stamped envelope for mailing the license back to you, may also be deposited in the drop box outside of the Town Hall at any time.  For Dog License payments by mail, please use the following address & include a self-addressed stamped envelope so the dog tag may be mailed back to you:  Town of Rhine, PO Box 117, Elkhart Lake, WI  53020-0117.  Checks for Dog Licenses should be made out to the Town of Rhine and must be a separate check from your tax payment.


Town of Rhine, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin

The rural Town of Rhine atmosphere is beautiful, natural, and peaceful as well as offering a rich heritage and abundant recreational opportunities. The Town of Rhine includes a robust agricultural industry and a well developed lake residential community at Elkhart lake, Little Elkhart lake, and Crystal lake. The Town surrounds the quaint Village of Elkhart Lake, and the world famous road racing venue, Road America. The Town of Rhine is a great place to live and work, or just to visit. We strive to balance its bountiful natural resources and its rural atmosphere with a strong economic development vision.

 

Map of Wisconsin with a cut-out of Sheboygan County