Town of Shelby, Wisconsin

Town of Shelby Welcomes You


Dog Licenses were DUE 1/1/2018, if you received an orange late notice card from the County, please come in before 3/29/18 to get your yearly pet license.  Cash or check to the Town (additional fees apply for credit or debit cards). Dogs $24, Spayed or Neutered $13, Cats $5.  **Please bring current rabies certification from Vet.
Note we are CLOSED on Good Friday March 30th.  Any remaining outstanding dog licenses will be forwarded to the County and a fee of $25 per dog will be assessed by them.  

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Town of Shelby

Bookkeeper/Administrative Assistant

The Township of Shelby is advertising to fill a position at the Town Hall Office.  The Bookkeeper/Administrative Position is a full-time 32 hours per week position with benefits The Benefits include paid vacation time, personal day, sick time and health insurance.  Qualifications of a candidate should include; Governmental Accounting, a cheerful attitude and the ability to work in an office setting with a medium amount of noise and distractions.  The position requires working weekdays only from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., however, additional hours may be necessary.  Please contact the Town Administrator for a complete job description if you have an interest in this position.  Pay range $17.50 to $18.50 starting pay per hour. depending on Qualifications.  The Township is an equal opportunity employer and encourages vets and minorities to apply.  For a full ethics statement see our website at www.townof

Application forms are available on line under the Forms tab.

Contact information or call 608-788-1032 or stop by the Townhall located at 2800 Ward Ave to pickup an application and job description.

Town of Shelby

Part-time Recreational Program Coordinator Position

The Township of Shelby is advertising to fill a part-time position to coordinate recreational activities.  The individual will be required to interact at a high level with adults, children and the public in an outdoor environment. This individual will be required to seeking donations, oversee fundraising activities and explain current and new programs to citizens interested in participating in our Recreational Program. The Recreational Coordination must exhibit good sportsmanship in a safe environment for all ages. The Recreational Coordinator maybe required to perform some custodial duties or property care in these environments. If you have these qualities and interests please complete an application (form tab) and submitting it to Carroll Vizecky, Administrator.  The Township is an equal opportunity employer and encourages vets and minorities to apply.  For a full ethics statement see our website at  Pay range Salaried and depends upon experience and qualifications.  


See the new page of news at the "TOWN NEWS SECTION" on this web site


Shelby Fire Dept wants to say a big THANK YOU for all the support on the Chicken Q, they had a record total of 3,469!! Thank you to all our vendors, residents and all our Fire Dept crew for a super event.  This fundraiser keeps our community safe by keeping our equipment up to date and our crew safe.  

*The Town office will be CLOSED for Good Friday March 30th, in person absentee by apt that day until 5pm see Elections for info.  

*Private Well Residents:  there will be an informational meeting by La Crosse County on Tues March 20 & Thurs March 22 at the Town Hall at 6pm.  See attached Flyer.


Right of Way tree trimming:  Please note the Road Crew will be starting in the Valley and making their way around the entire town clearing brush and trees from the Right of Way.  This allows for traffic, school busses, and Emergency Vehicles to pass through our roads.  At times, an entire tree will need to be removed.  

Recycling Brochure Calendar - the calendar has updates, please see FORMS for a new schedule.  The months with Holiday's on Mondays will have our pick up on Wed and Thurs, not as regularly scheduled Tues and Wed. 

Boundary Meetings continue with the City and Town, dates to come. 

New Shelter at Mormon Coulee Park - see attached photo!!

The New Shelter at Mormon Coulee Park is complete. A big THANK YOU to all our Contractors who provided time and talents in completing the shelter at Mormon Coulee Park.  A special “Thank You,” to Contractors that donated time and material to the project.

Please consider taking a drive to Mormon Coulee Park to see this beautiful building.  The Lion’s Club is seeking donations to help fund the project.  Donations are still needed to meet their goal of $50,000 dollars for this year.  Clink on Donate to do your part.

Thanks to Everyone that has donated to this project already. (posted 11/30/17)

Mormon Coulee Park Shelter Donations

Corporate: $5,000 and above   
Rhodium $2,500 - $4,999
Platinum: $1,000 to $2,499
Gold: $500 to $999
Silver: $100 to $499                
Bronze: $99 and Under

The Town of Shelby has received the following copy of the Bluffland Preservation by La Crosse County LAPC.  This document has not been approved the by Town of Shelby Board. This is for reference.  Please review and forward your comments or concerns to Tim Candahl, Tim Ehler, or Carroll Vizecky. Additional information will be be posted when it becomes available. 

BluffLand LAPC 

The Town is selling stickers to be used when you have extra garbage that will not fit into the garbage cart.  They are 5 stickers for $15.00. (posted 5/2014) 

SENIORS:  Senior Guidance is an organization dedicated to providing helpful senior living resources for the elderly.  They have a website that shows a list of services and may be of value to our residents.  Please go to for additional information.  


Apply for your 2018 FIRE RING PERMIT (FREE) online-see Fire Dept heading on left and apply!  They go right to the Fire Chiefs Office and they get emailed back to you!  No need to have them mailed or get a paper copy. As of 2014 this is a one time application as long as you reside at the location on the permit. (posted 12/15)

  • 911 SIGNS: Signs are still be installed in some locations around Town.
  • There is a serious problem with dog feces being left in the parks!  It should be picked and taken home, not left in refuse containers at the parks or thrown in the bathrooms.  If the problem continues, dogs will be banned from all Town of Shelby parks.  Those who use the parks for other activities and park maintenance staff should not have to deal with your dog feces.  We are also having reports of dogs running loose in Pammel Creek Park and Mormon Coulee Park.  Dogs must be on a lease at all times outside of your yard. (posted 4/13/2014)
  • DUMPSTERS: Town does not allow dumpster or other obstructions to be placed on Town right-of-way.  Permits are available for special circumstances. (posted 4/13)
  • Town right-of-way extends 10-15 feet beyond the edge of the road.  This area is used for snow storage when snow is pushed back away from the road and sometimes the plows tear up the sod and dirt.  Generally the property owner will be responsible for repair. (posted 1/14/2014)
  • A permit is required for Drive Way restructuring, resurfacing. There is no fee for this permit. We just want to make sure culverts are in good condition and the water flow is moving the way it needs to move. (posted 4/7/2015)


Concerns and Complaints:

Brush List Sign-up: Please leave your address when calling in to the Brush-Hot-Line at 608-788-1032 ext. 6 or email:

Info on House Checks:

2800 Ward Avenue
La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone: 608-788-1032
Fax: 608-788-6840

Office Hours 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Monday thru Friday


Tim Candahl Town Chairperson 608-780-3564

Tim Ehler Supervisor 608-792-6955

Tim Padesky Supervisor 608-780-1322

Town of Shelby is an Equal Opportunity employer. 
The Town shall not discriminate in employment, selection of vendors, or provision of services based on sex, color, ancestry, disability, marital status, race, creed (religion), age (40 or over), use of lawful products, arrest/conviction, honesty testing, national origin, pregnancy or childbirth, sexual orientation, genetic testing, military service, or declination to attend or participate in any communication about religious or political matters, or any other class or characteristic protected by state or federal law.


Road Department



The Road crew is responsible for maintaining 45 miles of Shelby town roads, town parks, Shelby Youth Ball fields and the sewer and water systems for Sanitary District #2.

During the winter, the crew is responsPlow_Truck_with_2_bladesible for keeping the roads clear of snow, trimming trees from road shoulders and maintaining the Town's equipment.  During snow events the Town uses 6 plow trucks and a snow blower to keep the roads and walkways open.

Summer time projects include street sweeping, ditch cleaning, drain repairs, general road work, road side mowing and any other repairs needed to the Town's facilities.

The 5 full time road crew is supplemented by 6-8 part time workers in the summer to keep the parks mowed and 2-3 in the winter to assist with plowing.

Reminders and Concerns:  Town road crew and office continues to receive calls relating to grass being scraped next to the road.  The Town right-of-way extends 30 to 33 feet from center line and the area adjacent to the paved road is for snow plowing and snow storage.  This area will be scraped during the winter and this is unavoidable.  The Town does not repair this area unless damage is extensive.  Please note before calling.

Spring Roads:  Once the snow is gone, the Road crew will begin cleaning up the sand from the winter.  Sand from ditches and driveways can be placed in the street to be picked up by the sweeper when it comes through.  The sweeper goes out as early in the spring as possible to pick up the majority of the sand and then it goes out a second time to clean the streets a little better.

Please call the office, not the Road crew, if you have any problems regarding a road  Call Michelle at extension 7

Regional Declaration of Emergency Under 49 CFR390.23 December 30,02017

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