What's New With Barron County Government?

Department Updates

The Barron County Department Update is now available online.  To view this monthly newsletter in which department heads highlight department accomplishments for the month, or provide information about special projects that are taking place within their departments, select the link below:

Barron County Groundwater Study Presentation March 14, 2024

Barron County residents are invited to a presentation on March 14, 2024, where the results of the Barron County groundwater study will be discussed. The presentation will feature Kevin Masarik, from the UW-Stevens Point Groundwater Center, who will delve into the findings and provide insights into the health implications of various elements present in the groundwater, along with treatment recommendations.

Home Repair & Homebuyer Programs

Funds are available to assist homeowners with needed and necessary repairs to their homes with the CDBG Home Repair Program through Chippewa County Housing Authority (covering 10 counties including Barron County). No interest, deferred payment loans are also available for down payment and closing costs assistance to income-eligible homebuyers.
Meals on Wheels Drivers Needed

Meals on Wheels Drivers needed in Barron County

The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Barron & Rusk Counties is hiring part-time Meals on Wheels Drivers in the areas of Barron, Cumberland, and Turtle Lake. This rewarding position is a shared-position offering two weeks on then two weeks off. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is retired and looking to fill some time a few hours out of the day, but still provides time off. These positions pay $10.00/hour and drive a county vehicle. It’s a great way to give back to your community by serving homebound older adults. Please contact Joanne Sweet, Meals on Wheels Coordinator, at 715-537-6225 or by email at joanne.sweet@co.barron.wi.us.
Field Chat at Barron County Demo Plot

Soil Conservation Field Chat at the Barron County Demo Plot

On Thursday, September 15, 2022, Michael Geissinger, Barron County Regional Crops Extension Educator, held a field event at the Barron County demo plot. The plot is newly established, inter-seeded cover crops. It is located at 1393 19th Street, Cameron, WI 54812.

Barron County Library Plan for 2023-2028 Public Hearing

Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held for the presentation and recommendation of the Barron County Library Plan for 2023-2028 before the Barron County Library Plan Work Group on Monday, August 22, 2022 at 6:45 p.m. at the Barron County Government Center.

West Central Wisconsin County Crash Report

This document consists of crash reports for each of the seven counties that are located in the West Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (WCWRPC) planning area. The individual reports give a detailed look at each county and provides a tool for each county to review crash data. The reports also consist of maps that give locational data and information. The maps and data do not include crashes located in cities and villages.

Barron County Economic Outlook

As presented to the Barron County Board of Supervisors on Monday, August 17, 2020 by Barron County Economic Development Executive Director David Armstrong.

United States Census 2020

The U.S. Constitution (Article I, Section 2) mandates a headcount every 10 years of everyone residing in the 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Island Areas of the United States.  This includes people of all ages, races, ethnic groups, citizens, and non citizens.  The first census was conducted in 1790 and one has been conducted every 10 years since then.  The next census occurs in 2020.

Barron County Home Purchase Program

Loans of up to $15,000 are available from the Barron County CDBG Program, administered through the Chippewa County Housing Authority, to assist homebuyers with matching funds for down payment and/or closing costs. The loans are deferred. There is no interest or payments required until the homebuyer no longer owns or occupies the home. The loans will be secured by a mortgage taken in second position behind the purchase financing.

Kids and Cars

Love Them, Protect Them.  Keep your children safe in and around vehicles.  Safety tips from KidsAndCars.org.

Property Fraud Notification Service

According to the FBI, Property Fraud is the fastest growing white-color crime.  It can be as simple as someone recording a fraudulent document making it look like they now own your home or property.

Permanent Prescription Drug Disposal Now available in Barron County

There is a new way to safely dispose of your unused, unwanted or expired medication anytime in Barron County.  The Barron County Sheriff’s department is proud to announce that a Med Return drop box has been installed at the Barron County Sheriff’s Department and is available for residents to drop off unused, expired, or unwanted medications twenty four hours a day, seven days a week.