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!

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. All details will be given once agenda is finalized.  Please note- the Crystal Lake high water issue will be discussed and possibly acted upon.   Please see both proposals (updated 5/28/2020).   Proposal 1 and Proposal 2


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.
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

Part-Time Job Opportunity - Office Assistant
The Town of Rhine is accepting applications for an Office Assistant.  This person must be experienced with Microsoft Word  and Excel.   The applicant should possess good filing, telephone and interpersonal skills, and accounting skills, including Quick Books. Town Rhine residency is preferred, but not required.  Some of the job responsibilities consist of general office work, attending meetings, taking minutes, dog licensing,  posting property tax payments, liquor licensing, assisting with elections and cultural events, and other office related responsibilities.
 The applicant should be available Tuesday, Wednesday, and  Thursday, as needed for approximately 10 to 12  hours per week.  The salary range is $15.00 to $18.00 per hour based on qualification and experience as determined by the Town Board.
 The successful applicant for this position may have the opportunity to advance to the Town of Rhine Clerk/Treasurer position.
The deadline for applications is May 10, 2020.  Please email a resume to clerk@townrhine.com.

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 click here for Elkhart Lake Fire Department's Official Press Release for their 2020 Annual Picnic Update.

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.

 

Boat Landing at Crystal Lake