2022 – Compost Site Hours

Address: 1500 Dallas Street

Hours will be: Wednesday from 3pm-6pm & Saturday, 1pm-6pm

These hours will remain in effect until late fall.

Reminder: This is for City Residents only. You will need to show a current utility bill to enter.

*There is NO black dirt available for free; Please visit Cresent Landscape


Need Home Repairs?

Funds are available to income qualified City of Chetek residents for home repairs including:
Insulation, heating, plumbing, electrical, windows, doors, city water/sewer connections, roofing,
foundations, siding, wells/septic systems.
The CDBG Home Repair Program provides 0% interest, deferred payment, loans. Homeowners
Are required to pay back the loan when they no longer own or occupy their home.
Example of “income qualified” for a family of 4 is a income not higher than $57,450
Contact: Laura Rushmann – 715.726.7801 or housingauthority@co.chippewa.wi.us


Licensing of dogs required annually

Licensing of dogs is required annually within the City of Chetek. Pursuant to Wisconsin Statute 174.05 – Except as provided in s. 174.054, the owner of a dog more than 5 months of age on January 1 of any year, or 5 months of age within the license year, shall annually, or on or before the date the dog becomes 5 months of age, pay the dog tax and obtain a license. You may obtain your dog license at city hall – a copy of the dogs rabies certificate from the veterinarian is required to obtain the license. The fee is $6.00 for spayed/neutered. $12.00 for non-fixed dogs. Stop in at city hall or mail your information and fee to: City of Chetek, PO Box 194, Chetek, WI. We will back to you the license and copies of your rabies certificate. ⚠️Failure to license your dog may result in a fine of not less than $25.00 nor more than $100 as provided under 174.042(4)

RFQ: Grit Removal System (WWTP)

The City of Chetek (City) hereby gives notice that they have elected to pre-select an equipment supplier for a Grit Removal System, included as part of the New Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) with Grit Removal System to be undertaken by the City.

Electronic and paper/hard copy qualification packages will be received until 2 P.M., local time, on Monday, January 31st, 2022. Suppliers may choose which method of submittal they prefer.

See full RFQ HERE.


Notice to Equipment Suppliers

The City of Chetek (City) hereby gives notice that they have elected to pre-select an equipment supplier for a Reactive Sand Filtration (RSF) System, included as part of the New Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) with RSF System to be undertaken by the City. Click HERE for full request.

The City of Chetek (City) hereby gives notice that they have elected to pre-select an equipment supplier for a Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR) System, included as part of the New Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) with SBR System to be undertaken by the City. Click HERE for full request.

Chetek RSF RFQ Addendum No. 1- HERE

Chetek RSF RFQ Addendum No. 2- HERE


Winter Regulations

REMINDER: City of Chetek – Winter Regulations

❄️Snow around mailboxes – Please be advised that it is your responsibility to clear the snow around your mailbox. There are times when public works may clear some snow but will not be done on a regular basis.

❄️Winter Parking – In order to facilitate the efficient and expeditious removal of snow from City streets during winter months, it shall be unlawful for any vehicle to park on any City street from November 1 to April 1 from 2:00 a.m. until 6:00 a.m.

❄️Depositing snow on public streets, alley, sidewalks- No person shall deposit or cause to be deposited, any snow or ice taken and removed from his/her property, residence, parking area or elsewhere, including any snow taken from the sidewalk in front of such person’s lot or parcel, upon any sidewalk, alley, public place or street in the City – except snow removed from sidewalk areas where there are no boulevards. If you plow across the street you are responsible for cleaning excess snow deposited on the road from plowing.

❄️Sidewalk Snow Removal – It is the responsibility of the owner or occupant of any lot or parcel to remove all snow and ice which may have fallen or accumulated upon the sidewalk in front of such a lot or parcel. When ice has formed that it cannot be removed, the owner or occupant shall keep the same sprinkled with a material which will prevent the sidewalk from being dangerous to pedestrians.

Violations to any of these ordinances are subject to penalty as provided in Section 1-16 of the Code of Ordinances which can be found online


Public Notice: Notice of Availability of an Environmental Assessment & Finding of No Significant Impact

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that RD, as required by the National Environmental Policy Act, is issuing an environmental assessment (EA) in connection with possible impacts related to a project proposed by the City of Chetek, Barron County, WI. The proposal is for construction of a new wastewater treatment facility and supporting infrastructure. The City of Chetek has submitted an application to RD for funding of the proposal.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: To obtain copies of the EA, or for further information,
contact: Joseph M. Dorava, State Environmental Coordinator, 5417 Clem’s Way, Stevens Point WI 54482, 715-345-7649, joseph.dorava@usda.gov. The EA is also available for public review at CBS2 , 770 Technology Way, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729.

To view official notice, click here.

To view supplemental map, click here.

SUMMARY: Rural Development (RD) has made a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) with respect to a request for possible financing assistance to the City of Chetek for the construction of the proposed Wastewater System Improvements (Project) in Barron County, Wisconsin.

FURTHER INFORMATION: To obtain copies of the EA and FONSI, or for further information, contact: Joseph M. Dorava, State Environmental Coordinator, 5417 Clem’s Way, Stevens Point WI 54482, 715-345-7649, joseph.dorava@usda.gov. The EA and FONSI are also available for public review at CBS2 , 770 Technology Way, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729.

To view official notice, click here.


Recycling Changes for City Residents

Barron County Recycling Program changes went into effect March 3, 2021. There is now one site in Chetek at 209 Water Street and it is open Wednesday thru Saturday, 8am-10:30am.

Items accepted for recycling are:

  • #2 natural plastic – Milk Bottles,
  • #2 collared plastic – Soap Bottles etc.,
  • #1 plastic – Pop bottles
  • Tin cans
  • Aluminum cans
  • Glass bottles
  • Cardboard will be discontinued at this time. It should go in your regular weekly garbage.

If you wish to speak to someone regarding the new site/hours, please contact Ray at:

Ray Zeman
Waste to Energy/Recycling Plant Director
 585 10 1/2 Ave
Almena, WI 54805
(715) 637-6890


Compost/Brush Site Open for 2021 Season

The compost/brush site will be opening Saturday, March 27th.

Hours for the season will be Wednesdays and Saturdays 3pm-6pm.

TO ENTER: You will NEED your city utility bill. No exceptions. If you don’t have it, you will be sent away. You can obtain a copy of your bill at City Hall or online if you use PSN payment service. This site is for City residents only.