Monthly Archives: April 2019

Fire and EMS Info

The Town of Clyde Fire Department and EMS services are provided by the Lone Rock Fire District headquartered in Lone Rock, WI
The emergency # is 911.

Towns of Buena Vista, Ithica, Clyde, and the Village of Lone Rock make up the municipalities in the fire district. Each municipality contributes a proportional share of the District’s annual budget, which is collected with your property tax.

How the fire district tax is determined.

The equalized value of the improvements (buildings, not land) of each municipality in the district is taken from the tax role and added together. The total is divided by each municipalities $ amount to determine its percentage. The fire district budget total is divided by each muni’s percent to determine its $ share.

Clyde is currently ranked second in percent. Payments are made quarterly. The current 2019 quarterly payment is $8,629.50


Fire District meetings are held quarterly. The District Board is made up of a representative of each municipality. The fire chief and clerk are also present at the meetings.


The fire department charges a fee for its services, billed to the property owner:

1st hour of call out – $600

Each succeeding hour – $400, calculated in quarter hours.

1st False Alarm – Free

2nd and succeeding calls – $600 per call

EMS Assistance

1st call – free

2nd and succeeding calls for the same individual – $125 per call

EMS calls are billed by EMS.

State law requires a fire vehicle to be sent to any substantial auto accident. The $600 fee is to be paid by the vehicle driver(s), regardless of where they are from. (Some auto insurers cover this). However, the fire district bills the Town where the accident occurs for the fee, and the Town is responsible to collect it from the driver. The Town Treasurer is in charge of collections. All fees are put into the Fire District’s capital expenditure account (trucks and equipment).

Burning Permits

Burning permits are required for any outdoor burning. They are available on the DNR website.

Additional Information

For additional information, contact Millie Rott, 608-415-1247

2019 March 12 Minutes

Town of Clyde

Board Meeting Minutes, March 12, 2019

Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.  Board Members in attendance: Dwayne Gilbertson, Bob Dries, Dave Price, Tom Spicer and June Gilbertson.

Minutes: Bob made the motion to approve, Dave seconded all in favor.

 Treasurers Report:  Tom Reported:

Beginning balance-regular checking: $21,720.41

Projected credits:  $501.74

Projected debits: $14,250.40

Projected ending balance: $ 6,414.23

The following accounts were reported: LGIP account $67,425.54, High Interest Savings $28,909.63 tax account $94,200.32 (balances as of February 28, 2019). There is an outstanding tax refund check.  LGIP interest went down a little bit.   Dave made the motion to approve, Bob Seconded all in favor.

LRFD and Fire calls:  No new calls.

Recycling Center: Pick up the big dumpster, we might need a sign for the metal dumpster indicating metal only.

Roads: When Craig Hardy says we should put the weight limit signs we will.  There is one brake valve on the truck that is not applying, the part is ordered.  There are some trees that need to be trimmed. Snow fence on Clyde road for drifting for future purposes, will have to talk to Linda and Tom.

Committee Reports: 

Smart Growth: Nothing

Community Center Committee: Need to turn on the water in back kitchen. There was some painting done, and the snow might need pushed back for the CCN.

New Business:  

Commercial Electrical Rules:  We do not have a commercial electrical inspector Bob recommends letting the state do it. Dave made the motion to let the State do it, Bob seconded all in favor.

CHC: Rural Utilities released environmental impact statement. Monica and Rob Evaluated the document and doesn’t’ spell out the energy alternatives. Need the board to OK to have our name on it. Just give concerns in the public comment section. We are asking CHC to review alternative sources of power.

Grader: Are we interested in having Nick Ramsden fix the grader? $60/hour shop rate roughly $1000 in parts. Brakes are another story. 15 to 20 hours to pull the engine out and clutch. Can either drive it or pull it. Get started on the clutch and come back let us know what else.  Bob made the motion to repair clutch and look at the rest. Dave seconded it all in favor.   Nick will give us an insurance to cover the labor and parts for 60 days.

Public Comment:  

Bills and Receipts: were reviewed and paid.

Motion to Adjourn: Dave made the motion to adjourn, Bob  seconded all in favor.

Respectfully submitted June Gilbertson, Clerk.


Election Results 4/2/19

Election Results for the Town of Clyde


Dwayne Gilbertson     53

Bob Dries      93


Tom Long      81

Charlotte Mitchell Smith    101

David Price     83


Mary Pohlman     65

Deanna Brennum     77


Tom Spicer     139