Special Village Board Meeting – 2021 Budget Review – Thursday, October 15th 6 PM

Committee of the Whole Meeting – Thursday, October 15th 7 PM

Electric Committee Meeting – Thursday, October 20th at 6:00PM

Voter Information Mailer sent by Wisconsin Elections Commission

On September 1, 2020, the Wisconsin Elections Commission sent an informational mailer regarding voting options to 2.6 million registered voters across the state. The Commission determined that all registered voters who did not have an active request on file for the November General Election as of early June would receive the mailer.  The Village of Trempealeau has over 200 active absentee ballot requests on file which is now creating confusion for our voters since many were applied for after the Wisconsin Elections Commission data was collected.

To verify the status of your voter registration and any request for absentee ballot you have, you may check at https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/  under My Voter Information.

If you have any other concerns or questions about this mailer, please do not hesitate to contact the Wisconsin Elections Commission at 1-866-868-3947 or Village Clerk Kathy Peterson at 608-534-6434 or email clerk@trempealeauwi.com .


September 10, 2020

We just received the email below.  We will process ballots as soon as we are given the go ahead to do so. Our hope is that we have direction on this matter before the arrival on the ballots by September 16th.

Kathy Peterson

Village of Trempealeau Clerk

This email is sent on behalf of Meagan Wolfe, administrator of the Wisconsin Elections Commission.

Urgent!  Please Read

Dear Municipal Clerks,

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has just issued an order which directs the Commission to advise all municipal clerks in this state that they should not mail any absentee ballots until this court has issued a further order stating that absentee ballots may be mailed outTherefore, even if you have already received your ballots from your county clerk or ballot printing vendor, do not send any absentee ballots out until you receive an additional communication from the Commission on this topic.



You may register to vote and/or apply for an absentee ballot by visiting https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/

Applications for Absentee Ballots are also now available at a self-serve station in the Village Community Center during regular business hours Monday through Friday, 8:00AM to 4:30PM. Complete the form and place in the Village Utility Payment box outside the front door for processing.  Voter Registration Forms are also available.

Upcoming Election Schedules

Polling Places open at 7:00 am and close at 8:00 pm.


Presidential Election – Tuesday, Nov. 3


Spring Primary Election – Tuesday, Feb. 16
Spring Election – Tuesday, Apr. 6


There are several ways registered voters can request absentee ballots. If they have internet access, the easiest way is to sign up at MyVote Wisconsin, MyVote WI

Just look for the “Vote Absentee” button near the top of the page. On a mobile phone, use the menu button in the upper right corner of the website. There is a three-step process that starts with putting in your name and date of birth, followed by requesting your ballot. If you don’t already have a photo ID on file with your clerk’s office, you can upload a copy. Mobile phone users can take a picture and upload it to MyVote. Absentee ballot requests submitted this way go directly to your clerk’s office, and you can track your ballot by returning to the website.

Voters can also request absentee ballots by mailing, emailing or faxing their municipal clerk’s office (information below). The deadline for registered voters to request an absentee ballot be mailed to you is the Thursday before the Election. However, voters are urged not to wait, due to possible delays in mail delivery.

Voter should include name, address, Election(s) they are requesting absentee ballot for, and mailing address if different than residence address. These requests must be accompanied by a copy of your photo ID.   If you already have a photo ID on file from previous absentee requests under your current registration, you will not need to provide it again.

Village of Trempealeau

Kathy Peterson, Clerk

24455 Third Street, PO Box 247

Trempealeau, WI  54661

Phone: (608) 534-6434 ext. 102

Fax: (608)534-6280


Voters who are indefinitely confined, meaning they may have difficulty getting to the polls for reason of age, illness, infirmity, or disability are not required to provide a photo ID.  Voters in care facilities can have a representative of the facility confirm the resident’s identity instead of providing a photo ID.  More information on photo ID and exemptions can be found at bringit.wi.gov.

Your absentee ballot must be received in your clerk’s office or at your polling place by 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Voting an absentee ballot in person

Starting Tuesday, October 20th through Friday, October 30th, 2020 you may also request and vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office for the November General Election. You will need to call for an appointment anytime Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm  as our office is currently closed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

No in-person absentee voting may occur on the day before the election.


August 20, 2020

PSC of Wisconsin has ruled to extend the moratorium until October 1st. TMU will not disconnect anyone for non-payment of services before this date.

If you have a delinquent account it is very important for you to still continue to make payments and if you need to set up a repayment plan that you contact TMU immediately. Call 608-534-6434 to speak to a member of staff today!  TMU will be certifying delinquent amounts to the tax roll and pursuing collections through State Debt Service this fall. Any charges prior to September billing are subject to collection.

July 21, 2020  

PSC of Wisconsin has lifted the moratorium and delinquent notices were sent out July 15th. If you received a notice and need to set up repayment arrangements, please contact TMU as soon as possible to avoid any disruption in service.  If you send in a partial payment with no directions for future payment agreement, the Utility may still proceed with the disconnection process.  We would rather have a Deferred Payment Agreement in place before shut off notices are posted on July 24th for possible disconnection on July 27th. 


Village Office Update


During this time our Food Pantry Donations have been made available to anyone in the Village that needs and can be found located inside the entry way to the Community Center at 24455 Third Street. Popular items for donation are Cereal, Pasta, Pasta sauce, single serve items, quick and easy ready snacks and meals, canned chicken, personal/household items and pet items. We have an abundance of canned green beans at this time and don’t need anymore at this time. ONLY non-perishable items, thank you!

 Please feel free to pick up something you need or leave donations on the table of non-perishable items.






Dog Licensing in Village of Trempealeau

As Trempealeau County is currently HIGH Risk of COVID-19 spread, all dog license applications will be processed by staff and tags mailed to dog owners. Please submit application for license along with copy of current rabies showing vaccination number and expiration of rabies. If hard copy of form is required please call 608-534-6434 ext. 101 to arrange pick-up or mailing of form. 

Brush pick up


Village of Trempealeau 2020 Reorganization List

Congratulations to our re-appointed Trustees Kit Locke and Bridgette Turner and welcome to newly elected Trustee Don Hellrung.

2020 Appointments for all Trustees are listed below as approved at the Special Village Board Meeting on April 21, 2020.