Welcome to the Town of Skanawan Website!
he Town of Skanawan was established in April, 1911 and we've celebrated 104 years as a beautiful community in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.
In the late 1800's surveyors were hired to map out Government Townships (different from town governments) in Northern Wisconsin for the purpose of surveying and mapping this new territory. Each Township was to be a six mile radius containing 36 sections of one mile each. And, that's what you will find in our Lincoln County Plat Book today.
And, did you know that the word "skanawan" means "snow melting"? Early in the history of becoming towns here in Lincoln County two towns were named "Scanawan" and "Skanawan" but they both decided to change to new names, leaving "Skanawan" to be named as our Town.
TOWN BOARD MEETINGS are held the second Monday of each month, at 7:00 p.m., unless otherwise posted on the bulletin boards located at the Town Hall, Clover Club and Oak Hill Cemetery, as well as this website. You are invited to attend meetings to learn what's going on in the Town of Skanawan and to voice your opinion, concerns or ask questions during the Public Comments from the Floor period at the end of the meeting. If you wish to comment on a particular agenda item, contact Chairman Ben Mehring and ask to be on the Agenda.
PROPERTY TAXES: If you pay your taxes in two payments, the first is due by January 31st of each year and the second payment is due by July 31st. Mark these dates on your calendar so you don't forget.
Are you interested in becoming an election worker? Contact the Town Clerk for more information. You must be trained and attend classes for certification before being allowed to work but it's a good experience and enjoyable meeting town residents on election day.
Recycling: 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month during the summer (June, July, & August) 8am - 11am. 2nd Saturday of each month during the winter months 9am - 12pm, Winter hours change with time change, so November will start the 9-12 hours.
ELECTION: PLEASE, GET IN YOUR ABSENTEE BALLOT REQUESTS IN ASAP! YOU CAN ALSO VOTE IN PERSON ABSENTEE BY CONTACTING YOUR CLERK THROUGH THE WEBSITE.