Town easements along the town roads generally are 33 feet from the centerline in both directions. This permits the Town to remove trees, brush, and any obstructions when reconstructing or maintenance work is being done. Please consider this when fencing, landscaping, working fields etc. Shrubbery, trees or crops in the easement may be accidental victims of our weed spraying, ditching or brushing programs. Farming up to the road edge or right at the ditch edge may disrupt drainage and create a hazard by having tall crops impede a drivers field of vision. And,please, do not roll your field picked stones into the ditch. If you have placed rocks in the road right of way please remove them. They are a hazard to the mowing equipment!
Generally, any building project or driveway requires a permit. Contact our local zoning administrator, Matt Westphal (715) 853-2828, before you start your project. It is not unusual to need more than one permit for a project. Our local zoning administrator is the place to start.
Whenever you want to start any kind of outdoor fire for reasons other than cooking or warming the body, you need to obtain a burning permit from a forest ranger, DNR designee, or our local fire-wardens. You can obtain a burning permit at the following locations:
Clintonville Police Dept. - 35 S. Clinton Ave., Clintonville, WI (715) 823-3117
WI DNR Forestry Office - Hartman Creek State Park - N2480 Hartman Creek Road, Waupaca, WI 54981 (715) 258-4780 www.dnr.wi.gov - keyword "fire"
Waupaca County Sheriff Dept. - 1402 E Royalton St., Waupaca, WI (715) 258-4466
There is no charge for a burning permit. Campfires normally do not require a burning permit. Do not wait until you strike the match! Advance notice is imperative. Fire personnel need to be aware of your plans so they can respond appropriately if someone else mistakenly calls in your fire. Cell phones have greatly increased the incidence of someone calling in a fire that is not out of control. The fire departments MUST respond to these calls so make sure to let our fire wardens know ahead of time that you plan to burn. They will advise you on what you can burn and will alert the proper fire personnel.
ALL dogs in the Town of Dupont MUST have a license and MUST have up to date vaccination records. Dog bites and pets running at large are a growing problem in rural Wisconsin. Dogs running at large are a problem in the town of Dupont. Please keep your pet under control and in good health. Spayed/neutered dogs are $6.00 and unspayed/non-neutered dogs are $10.00. Our treasurer issues the dog license. Our chairman collects stray pets as they are captured. At the present time the Town does not have a specific ordinance concerning the number of dogs a resident may have on their property. We have relied on our residents being considerate of their neighbors. Please maintain ownership of only the dogs or other pets that you can properly care for and keep under control. Barking dogs DO NOT make good neighbors. Abusing our freedom to own pets by not contolling them will result in problems for all of us down the road.