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

Our June 2020 Newsletter is available!
Please click on Town Newsletters in the left column to access and enjoy!

News/Updates

Q. Will the Town of Rhine Collection Site be open on Saturday, July 4th, 2020?
A. Yes, it will be operating as usual.

The Town Hall will be closed the week of July 13-17, 2020 as the Clerk/Treasurer and Deputy Clerk will be attending annual training through the University of Wisconsin Green Bay's Clerks and Treasurers Institute. Thank you for your understanding.

ATTENTION - CHANGE OF DATE
The Town of Rhine's Monthly Board of Supervisor's meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 9th, 2020 at 6:30 PM NOT on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020. 
Remote from the Elkhart Lake - Glenbeulah High School  201 N. Lincoln Street, Elkhart Lake, WI
NOTE:   Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, this meeting may only be attended remotely.  For computer access, click on the link below, or call one of the phone numbers listed below.   If you wish to be speak at the meeting, you must make prior arrangements with the Town Clerk.  By NOON on JUNE 9, email your request to clerk@townrhine.com or call Clerk/Treasurer Lexann Hoogstra at 920-876-3413.
Website: https://bluejeans.com/149394686/8763511
Phone Dial-in: +1-408-419-1715 (United States (San Jose))  +1-408-915-6290 (United States (San Jose))  (Global Numbers)
Meeting ID: 149 394 686

Please note- the Crystal Lake high water issue will be discussed and possibly acted upon.   Please see both proposals (updated 6/4/2020- The drafts are the same substantively in terms of the proposed slow/no-wake and wake enhancement regulations, but were revised in order to keep the code section numbering consistent with the Village of Elkhart Lake.  To accomplish this the 2 ordinances would create new Code Sections 5.12 and 5.13).
Proposal 1 and Proposal 2  - Neither proposal passed at Tuesday's Board of Supervisor's meeting held on 6/9/2020.
You may also view a full agenda here. In addition to the agenda, you may read Bill Jacob's opening presentation here.

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.

 
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.

Your Sanitary District information will be located on your bill and payments should be submitted to that address. 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.

 

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