Website Updates

Just a note to let you know we added a Projects page to the site (link below) and updated the layout to a one column format. We also updated the menu relocating Documents and Projects as submenu items under Government. Hopefully it will be easier to navigate.


Dog/cat owners who fail to license their animals by March 31st will be subject to a late fee of $5.00 and an additional late fee of $10.00 will be assessed after April 30th! The Village Treasurer will notify Shawano County Sheriff of any unlicensed animals for appropriate fine. The Board has also designated a Dog Lister, who will verify all dogs are licensed with the Village.

No licenses will be issued without a certificate of rabies vaccination. All animals 5 months and older must have a rabies vaccination by a veterinarian. This is a state imposed law.

Please mail Certificate of Rabies Vaccination when applying for a dog license by mail. Certificate of rabies vaccination will be returned with dog/cat license.

If you no longer have a dog that was licensed in the Village last year, please notify the treasurer by mail or phone in order for us to remove it from our records.

Notice to landlords – please inform your renters with dogs/cats to have them licensed!

Dog/cat fees are:

$5.00 -neutered male or spayed females

$10.00 – unneutered or unspayed dogs/cats

Licenses can be obtained starting December 15th by mailing to:

Village of Birnamwood

PO Box M

Birnamwood, WI 54414



Tax bills are mailed out by the end of December.

Payment amounts are included on the payment stub(s) located at the bottom of your tax bill. Please send appropriate stub with payment (1st installment, 2nd installment or paid in full).

Please do not send the entire tax bill with payment.

You may include all parcels on one check.

You may also include dog/cat license fees on the same check.

Payments will be accepted in the form of check, cashier’s check or money order. Please do not send or pay with cash. If sending an escrow check, verify it meets or exceeds the tax bill amount and endorse the escrow check for all names listed on the check.

Tax bills under $100.00 or less are payable in full by January 31 to the Village of Birnamwood Treasurer. Tax bills over $100.00 can be paid in two installments. First installment is due by January 31st to Village of Birnamwood. Second installment is due by July 31st to the County Treasurer. Any payments after January 31st are also paid to Shawano County Treasurer.

If you want a receipt, include a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Send payment to:

Village of Birnamwood

PO Box M

Birnamwood, WI 54414


Shawano County Treasurer

311 North Main St

Shawano, WI 54166


You can print your own tax bill or tax receipt from Shawano County’s website –

Choose – Maps and land records

Choose – property/tax information – Ascent

Enter First & Last name as they appear on your tax bill or parcel ID then click “find now” button

This will bring you to your parcel number or a list of parcel numbers

Click on your red parcel number

In the middle of the page that appears next, click the drop down arrow “select detail” and select “taxes”

You will see “print tax bills” and a list of available years. Click on current year and tax bill will open as a pdf document that you can print.

To print a tax receipt, under “tax history”, click on red tax year and in pop-up in upper right corner click on red “printer friendly”. Receipt will open for you to print.



At this website you can register to vote, vote absentee by mail, find where to vote, see what’s on your ballot and track your ballot.

Or contact Village Clerk at or 715-449-2001

Polls open : 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Voting Location: Matsche Center – 362 Railroad St.

2022 Elections

February 15 – Spring Primary

April 5 – Spring Election

August 9 – Partisan Primary

November 8 – Fall General Election

State of Wisconsin election website –

Election forms can be downloaded from here.

Application for Absentee Ballot (EL-121)

Application for Vote Registration (EL- 131)

VILLAGE BOARD MEETINGVILLAGE OF BIRNAMWOODMONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2020 Matsche Center, 363 Railroad St. 7:00 p.m.

  1. Call to order

2. Pledge of Allegiance

3. Adoption of agenda

4. Motion to deviate from the order of agenda if necessary

5. Public comments

6. Reading and approval of minutes

7. Approval to pay bills as presented

8. Old business

a. Coronavirus update

b. Speed sign reports

9. Committee reports

a. Finance & Insurance

b. Property & Land Use – Backes Store demo update

c. Parks/Events/Sidewalks – merry-go-rounds

d. Water/Sewer/Streets – ditches & culverts on Corazalla Dr – Phase 1 estimates

e. Ordinances – review ordinances submitted at last meeting

f. Clerk communications

10. New Business


B: events

Primary Election August

Fall General Election November 3

C: Next meeting – August 24, 2020

It is possible that members of and possibly a quorum  of members of other governmental bodies of the Municipality may be in attendance at the above stated meeting to gather information; no action will be taken by any governmental body at the above stated meeting other than the governmental body specifically referred to above in this notice.

Please note, that upon reasonable notice, efforts will be made to accommodate the needs of disabled individuals through appropriate aids and services. For additional information or to request this service, contact the Village Clerk at 715-449-2001 or PO Box M, Birnamwood, WI 54414. Accommodations due to disability can be made by calling 715-449-3141 or 715-449-2001.


Posted Monday, August 3, 2020


A regular meeting of the Birnamwood Village Board was held on Monday evening, July 27, 2020
at the Matsche Center.
All members were present.
Also present: Aaron Damrau, Anne Drinkwater & Ed Resch.
President Sprague called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. 
Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Aaron Damrau is running for Menominee-Shawano County District Attorney and spoke about
his running platform. 
Minutes were read and approved. 
Bills were presented.R.Resch/Schmidt m/s/c to approve bills as presented. Roll call vote – all yes. 
Alliant will be building a new power station behind the current one on State Rd. Preliminary workis being completed.
Asbestos removal at Backes store should be done first week of August.
Kautza Excavate after.Fencing and gate completed at the Ball Park.
Birchwood additional parking and path to pond complete.
It was determined that the empty land next to the Legion Hall and park are actually considered part of the street. Property will need to be surveyed and then street vacated and land assigned to the adjoining properties. 
Trustee Dombrowski submitted samples of ordinances for Fireworks, Storage/Shipping Containers,Winter parking restrictions and Citations for review. She also submitted a Building permit ordinance and permit forms for review.
It was decided to join the WI Towns Association.
It will cost $96.00 to have the ads removed from the Village website. Kelly Gutowski will continue to administer the site. 
Village Attorney for Shawano County, Katherine Sloma has been appointed to Judge position.
Behm/Dombrowski m/s/c to purchase ICX voting machine which is similar to current voting machine. Approximate cost will be $3,200.00. Roll call vote – all yes.

Schmidt/R. Resch m/s/c to adjourn at 8:35 p.m.Lauri Klumpyan, clerk/treasurer

Thank you.

Lauri Klumpyan, clerk/treasurer
Village of Birnamwood


A regular meeting of the Birnamwood Village Board was held on Monday evening, June 22, 2020
at the Matsche Center.
All members were present.
Also present: Tom Gatz, Jim Dalbec, Lawrence Hable, Mark Klumpyan & Ed Resch.
President Sprague called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. 
Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
R.Resch/Behm m/s/c to appoint Mark Klumpyan as Village Trustee to fill vacant position. Roll call vote – all yes.
Oath of Office was issued to Mark Klumpyan.
Minutes were read and approved. 
Bills were presented.
R.Resch/Schmidt m/s/c to approve bills as presented. Roll call vote – all yes. 
Dombrowski/R.Resch m/s/c to allow Jim Dalbech to sell concessions at either Remington property.
Roll call vote – all yes.
For the last 2 weeks the speed sign located on State Rd. reported 70% over 30 mph. Highest speed was 66.
President Sprague spoke with Shawano Cty. Sherriff. We could hire coverage at $75 an hour for 3 hour
intervals, during specified times. This would happen if officers volunteer to cover these hours.
Clerk has applied for WEC Cares Subgrant.
Offer to Purchase has been signed for Backes property. Contract signed with REI for asbestos removal. 
Ditches and culverts complete on Birch St. and High St. Behm/Schmidt m/s/c to hire K & D Construction to clean out 
ditchline from Joann Olson property to Lyons Rd and beyond 200′ at a cost of $1,150.00. Roll call vote – all yes. 
Fine screens on sewer intake power system blew out and were repaired. 
Trustee Dombrowski shared what she learned in regard to winter overnight parking and snow removal and street
maintenance ordinances. She also spoke with Village of Wittenberg clerk in regard to their code book. She will
continue to research costs and sources of help for us to complete this project.
Clerk received a complaint for nuisance weed violation at 448 Wausau St. A letter was sent.
Behm/Dombrowski m/s/c to adopt resolution #20-6-1 to terminate Tax Incremental District. Roll call vote – All yes.
Behm/Klumpyan m/s/c to grant licenses as follows: Class A Liquor & Beer to Remington Oil Co. Inc & Dolgencorp LLC, 
Class B Liquor & Beer  to Chet & Emil’s Inc., Cigarette licenses to Remington Oil co. Inc., Dolgencorp, LLC, & Chet & Emil’s
Inc., and Operator’s licenses to Jeremy Praslowicz, Reid Praslowicz, Allison Praslowicz, Ed Resch, April Resch, Robert
Ecker, Cindy Lex, Dorothy Resch, Carla Blumenberg, Emily Low, Tanya Opper, Samantha Low, Kaitlynn Low, Tristin 
Radtke, John Greene, Deann Waldner, Tammy Uttecht, Linda Rastl & Kasey Blarek. Roll call vote – all yes.
President Sprague received an estimate for trees – 10-15’/$3,000 or 20-10’/$3,000, planting & delivery included. 
Schmidt/R. Resch m/s/c to adjourn at 8:40 p.m.
Lauri Klumpyan, clerk/treasurer

Lauri Klumpyan, clerk/treasurer
Village of Birnamwood