Welcome to the City of Jefferson, Wisconsin

Jefferson, Wisconsin is a quaint Wisconsin community. Main Street shows off its vintage buildings and steepled churches built by German craftsmen. Two picturesque rivers flow through the middle of town. Our rivers will be a focal point for visitors and residents, so they can float up and catch a concert, meal and even camp along the riverbank. We know what we have is special, because people from big cities keep moving here. It’s also because we’re close by, comfortable, easygoing, hardworking, genuine and fun loving. If the great outdoors are important in your life, then Jefferson should be, too. Because, “We’re Going Outside”.

Fall 2020

REGISTER TO VOTE AND REQUEST AN ABSENTEE BALLOT

ELECTION Q & A

Q: Can I vote early by mail?

A: Absentee voting by mailing is currently happening. You can go onto myvote.wi.gov to request a ballot to be mailed to you. You can do this until Thursday, October 29th. OR, you can email sarah@jeffersonwis.com with your request to receive a ballot by mail.

Q: Can I vote early in person?

A: Yes, from October 20th – October 30th you can vote in person at City Hall, 317 S. Main Street. We do request that you call ahead to make an appointment.  Our lobby is small and we want to take appropriate steps to allow social distancing while voting.  Please call 674-7700 to request an appointment.

Q: What is Curbside Voting?

A: Curbside Voting is absentee voting, on Election Day, but outside in your vehicle.

Q: What if I’m registered to vote, but do not want to come into City Hall on Election Day, can I vote another way? (SEE MAP BELOW)

A: Yes, we will be having Curbside Voting on Election Day at a much larger scale than we normally prepare for. Behind City Hall, on S. Gardner Ave., you will be able to use a “drive through” and vote from your car (please follow signage). You will need to provide a Photo ID and be an active registered voter in the City of Jefferson. You will vote on an official ballot and seal your ballot inside an absentee envelope.  Staff will transport your sealed envelope with your ballot inside into the polls where it will be opened by election inspectors and deposited into the voting machines (counted).

Q: If I need to register on Election Day, can I come to City Hall?

A: Yes, you can come to City Hall anytime between 7 am- 8 pm on Election Day to register and vote. Please bring a proof of address and a photo ID to register to vote.

TRICK OR TREAT

Jefferson’s Trick or Treat will be on Saturday October 31st from 3pm to 6pm. There will NOT be a Parade this year or activities at the Library.

Several Officers will be patrolling the City to keep all the ghouls and goblins safe. Remember to carry a flashlight to help you with your travels.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has the following recommendations for those participating in Halloween:

  • Avoid in-person contact while going door to door.
  • Leave individual grab bags (or paper cups) filled with goodies outside your door for children to take.
  • Stay local. Avoid the urge to attend events in another town.
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from people you do not live with.
  • Wear a cloth face covering whenever possible around people you do not live with

Have a great evening, stay safe and keep an eye out for extra foot traffic in your neighborhood.

FALL LEAF PICKUP


The fall leaf pick up will begin on October 12.  We ask that residents rake their leaves into the gutters for pick up.  Leaves will be picked up in the City streets until either all the leaves placed in the curb line have been collected or the snow prohibits them from continuing.  Please do not mix brush with leaves, as this will plug the leaf machine.  The City DOES NOT pick up leaves in the spring.  

Crews will start at one quadrant in the City and work street to street until the entire City is picked up.  It typically takes the Public Works crew one week to complete a full round through the City before they begin again.  Your patience is appreciated.

 

 

KEEPING OUR COMMUNITY OPEN…SAFELY

SMALL BUSINESS GRANTS

 

COVID-19

*Please use the above link for all information related to COVID-19.  Press Releases, as well as, information on City services and closures are also available thru this link.  

BULKY COLLECTION REMINDERS

Residents may call John’s Disposal’s office M-F from 8am – 4:30pm and Saturday 8am – noon to schedule collection.  Bulk item collection will be scheduled each week throughout each month.  Residents no longer need to wait until the second Tuesday of the month.  Residents may schedule one bulk items collection per month.

Note: residents may substitute two of their twelve bulk items collections to have an electronic item collected. 

This does not include yard waste, construction material or hazardous material.

Please note that the green recycling carts are emptied every other week and cannot be emptied by the bulk collection crews.

 

News & Announcements

COMPOST SITE WILL CLOSE DECEMBER 1
The City compost site will return to its regular hours after Memorial Day Weekend. The site will remain open through Monday May 25th before closing and returning to normal operating days/hours on Tuesday May 26th. 
As a reminder, follow all instructions once on site. Cameras have caught illegal dumping over the past month and $250 fines were issued. Please work together to keep our site clean from garbage and unaccepted debris. Thank you for your cooperation. 
City Engineer Pinnow

Compost Site

COMPOST SITE WILL CLOSE DECEMBER 1 The City compost site will return to its regular hours after Memorial Day Weekend. The site will remain open through Monday May 25th before closing and returning to normal operating days/hours on Tuesday May 26th. As a reminder, follow all instructions once on site. Cameras have caught illegal dumping over the past month and $250 fines were issued. Please work together to keep our site clean from garbage and unaccepted debris. Thank you for your cooperation. City Engineer Pinnow

Operation Clean Sweep

Please refer to the press release from the Jefferson PD for more details on this program.

Absentee Voting

Who can Request an Absentee Ballot? Any qualified elector (U.S. citizen, 18 years of age, who has resided in the district in which he or she intends to vote for at least 10 days) who registers to vote is eligible to request an absentee ballot. Under Wisconsin law, voters do not need a reason or excuse, such as being out of town on Election Day, to vote absentee. Any voter who prefers to vote by absentee ballot may request one. You have several options for requesting an absentee ballot and casting your vote. Refer to Link for Additional Information

Quick Links & Areas of Interest 

Need Help?

Jefferson City Hall: (920) 674-7700
Jefferson Chamber of Commerce: (920) 674-4511