La Crosse County, Wisconsin
I have something I would like the Town Board to discuss. How do I get it on their agenda?
Call the chairman, Matt Hoth at (608)486-2671 or clerk, Jane Esser at 486-4159.
What articles of trash are supposed to be recycled?
#1 and #2 plastic, glass, tin and aluminum cans should be kept separate from the rest of the trash. Wash or rinse them out, remove the labels, and put them in a separate container. The Striped Strivers 4-H club collects the aluminum cans, so if you would bag them separately, it would be very helpful. Newspapers are collected for recycling in a separate bin.
What should I do with hazardous items such as paint, gasoline, or chemicals?
Most of these articles can be disposed of at the Household Hazardous Material Collection site, which is located at the La Crosse County Landfill on Highway 16. No fee is charged La Crosse County residents if you furnish proof of residency. For more information, call
(608)785-9999 or click on Hazardous Materials.
What are the regulations about burning refuse?
It is okay to use a burning barrel unless the weather gets very dry. For other burning, call the chairman, Matt Hoth at (608)486-2671, Fire Chief, Robert Rueckheim at (608)486-9409 or Bangor Village clerk, Shelly Miller at (608)486-4084.
How can I get a building permit?
Contact La Crosse County Zoning at (608)785-9722, and also the building inspector Randy Sullivan, 316 Kay St. Sparta WI 54656, phone (608)269-5858
What 4-H clubs are here, and how can my children join?
We have several 4-H clubs: Country Lanes, Striped Strivers, Browns Valley, Lower Big Creek, Bangor Township, and Rockland Fish Creek. For information, call the La Crosse County Extension Office at (608)765-9593, or just ask your neighbors or your children's' friends.
I need a place to hold a meeting or celebration. Can I use the Town Hall?
Citizens of the Town of Burns may use the town hall. Call the clerk, Jane Esser, at (608)486-4159 to make arrangements.
I have questions about the assessment process, the appeal process, etc. Where can I get answers?
Click on Assessor Data (Note: This website provides professionals with web access to official property records information. In order to use this website, you must obtain an account. You can obtain an account by calling (262) 253-1142 between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm CST. The cost to use this service is $1 per property records report.) or call the Town of Burns Assessor, Peter Post, at (715) 386-8547.
I would like to buy a cemetery plot close by. Who should I contact?
The Town of Burns has three cemeteries.
For information about the Burns Cemetery and the Sand Creek Cemetery contact Carol Bramschreiber, (608)486-2200.
For information about Rockland Cemetery, Char Payton, (608)486-2552.
You can find answers to many more county-wide questions on the
La Crosse County Website
You will find county ordinances at
Find help with tax questions at
Department of Revenue
and tax publications at
Safety and building codes can be seen at
News and information from the state government level can be seen at
You can find a list of state agencies at
The state legislature has a site about their activities as well as other interesting information about Wisconsin at Legislature
To see the federal government's Website, go to