Kinnickinnic is an Ojibwe word meaning “what is mixed” and describes the landscape and residents of this St. Croix County, WI Township.
The Kinnickinnic River, nationally known for trout fishing, starts here before flowing through River Falls and into the St. Croix River. Farmland, pasture, streams and rocky bluffs make up the landscape that is home to 1,600 residents; some tracing their roots back to early settlers and others who are newer to the area, drawn by its natural beauty and close poximity to the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area. It’s the best of both worlds.
There has been an addition to the December 1 town board meeting, item h of New Business, Petition for County Aid for culvert on Evergreen Drive, 50% aid, discussion and action. This did not make the paper as dates were shorted to accomodate Thanksgiving Holiday. See the revised agenda under Town Board button.
See Liquor License Hearing Notice under the Town Board button above.
Town Clerk Position
Town of Kinnickinnic
The Town of Kinnickinnic, River Falls Wisconsin ( population 1755) is seeking qualified individuals for a part time Town Clerk. Primary responsibilities include: election administration, attendance at various evening meetings, minutes taking and transcriptions; proficient computer and software knowledge including Microsoft Office; clerical functions in accordance with State Statutes and Municipal Ordinances. Candidates must possess a high level of integrity, problem solving, verbal and written communication skills and a excellent commitment to public service. Individuals may be fully trained on the duties of a Municipal Clerk.
Qualifications: High School graduation or GED equivalent. Some experience in an office environment. Experience in a Municipal Clerk's office preferred but not necessary.
Job description posted on town's website: www.kinnickinnictwp.org
Send resume to : Town of Kinnickinnic Attn: Lola Higgins 1271 County Road J River Falls, WI 54022 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Town of Kinnickinnic
Clerk’s Duties and Responsibilities
Attend all Town Board and Plan Commission meetings; and keep a full record of their proceedings, minutes etc
Maintain records for town.
Rent Hall, accepts payment, distribute keys, hold deposits, and keep records.
Pay all town bills and send all town statements, bills, Fire Calls, etc.
Keep town financial accounts books, WiStar WIN program, receipts and disbursements
Publish and post all notices, resolutions, and ordinances as requested by state statutes
Issue all license required by state
Payroll monthly, 941 payments, records, issue checks, keep wage reports
Prepare town budget for Board and Town approval
Prepare tax information relating to levies, mill rates etc, for yearly tax statements;
Ø prepare statement of assessment
Ø prepare statement of taxes
Ø Mill rate
Prepare and file all forms required by State and County, Example: Financial Form C; Recycling Grant Application; Social Security and Medicare forms; W-2’s; State compensation Forms; etc, 1099’s, 941
Perform all duties related to elections
Ø retain poll workers
Ø education of poll workers
Ø education of Clerk as Election Administrator
Ø set up and take down polling place
Ø do absentee requests
Ø order ballots, poll lists sheets, etc. from County
Ø take ballots to County Clerk’s office following election
Ø any other duties relating to elections
Prepare Yearly Financial Statement for Annual Meeting in April
Prepare tax related information for Board of Review
Attend Board of Review
Prepare Tax Assessment and Tax Roll work following Board of Review
Send any correspondence requested by Board
File the Insurance Audit.
File all town documents
Work with town Attorney, Engineer, and Building Inspector with regard to records, notices, information gathering.
Attend County, State, and Town’s Association workshops to educate self on Clerk’s duties, be a member of the WMCA for education and to keep current with practices of Municipal Clerk.
Any other duties required/requested by Board, County, State, or Federal Government
Keep posted hours of 9 a.m. to 2 p. m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, these are my posted hours, Clerk keeps longer hours but can expect resident request during posted hours.
The past year the Clerk averaged 80 to 85 hours a month, which exceed the regular posted hours above. More will be added as needed, example tax season, the Clerk clocked 80 to 115 hours a month to do the tax reports on a timely manner and meet deadlines. Minimum hours attended, during slower summer season, above posted hours.
Salary will be as the motion passed at the town board meeting.
The Fireworks Ordinance, 2007-01 was rescinded per town board decision at the 9-1-2015 Town Board Meeting. State Statues still apply, residents should read 167.10 for use, storage and handling of fireworks.
To get all the updated law changes and what responsibilities are put on elector's in the upcoming 2016 elections go to : bringit.wi.gov. You can get a lot of information from this website, if you still have questions please call the town clerk, 715-821-0382.
PLEASE DISPOSE OF ONLY ITEMS ACCEPTABLE INTO THE RECYCLING DUMPSTER. TO SEE ACCEPTABLE ITEMS GO TO THE RECYCLING BUTTON TO THE LEFT, OR USE THE DIRECTIONS ON THE RECYCLING DUMPSTER. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION ON THIS MATTER. LEAVING ITEMS OUTSIDE THE DUMPSTER IS CONSIDERED DUMPING. IF IT DOESNT FIT OR IS TO BIG TO GO IN THE DUMPSTER YOU MUST TAKE IT HOME AND DISPOSE OF PROPERLY, THANK YOU.
ALSO PLEASE SEE ARTICLE BY TOWN BOARD IN THE NEWSLETTER BUTTON TO THE LEFT REGARDING LITTERING WITHIN THE TOWN OF KINNICKINNIC.
Thank you to the River Ramblers 4-H Club for installing a Little Free Library next to the sidewalk at the town hall. Anyone please come enjoy a good book, use and replace or exchange one of your books for a new, used one from the Little Free Library. River Ramblers thank you so much for this interesting addition to our town.
View more photos of the area on our Photo Page