Iowa County Health Department Press Release

The Village of Ridgeway Clerk, Deputy Clerk and Marshal attended a conference call with Iowa County and Iowa County officials earlier this afternoon.

Here are some excerpts from the release. The full release is below.

·         “After lengthy discussion and thoughtful consideration with key leaders locally, Iowa County has elected to not issue a local order at this time. It is important that residents and businesses understand the issuance of an order remains an option and may be implemented if voluntary compliancy is not sufficient.”

·         Siegenthaler adds, “In the event the spread of the virus overwhelms our public health and/or healthcare response or unreasonably jeopardizes public health, we will need to exercise options that protect the health of Iowa County residents”.

·         Businesses and consumers are encouraged to follow Safer at Home principals and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) guidelines

·          “Now, more than ever, it is important to take the following steps to protect yourself and others from COVID-19:”

o   Stay home as much as possible and if you are sick.

o   Minimize physical contact with anyone outside of your household.

o   Maintain 6 feet of distance between yourself and others if you need to go out.

o   Minimize travel, especially to areas considered to be “viral hot spots” within and beyond our state borders.

o   Practice good hygiene:

§  Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

§  Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

§  Avoid touching your face.

§  Wear a fabric face covering when you must be in public. 

o   Individuals over the age of 60 should consider sheltering-in-place to protect themselves from COVID-19. 

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Burn Permits

The Village of Ridgeway Clerk’s Office is working with the Fire Department to enable the Village Clerk or Deputy Clerk the ability to issue burn permits. We hope to have the permits in the office sometime on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Please feel free to call the Village office at 608-924-5881 or email us at to make an appointment to obtain a burn permit if you need one. The fee for a burn permit is $5.00.

We will also be working on an amendment to our Village ordinances to have this become the regular process for obtaining these.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work through this.

Village Contact Information

This notice is to inform you, our residents of the Village of Ridgeway, how to contact us when needed.

The Village office has created an email which is shared by office staff to better assist you.
During normal office hours please call or email.
Outside of normal office hours feel free to call the office and leave a message or email us using the link below. We will gladly respond to you when the office re-opens.

Village Hall Office Hours:
Monday through Friday: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Phone: 608-924-5881
Fax: 888-275-8057
After Hours Urgent Matter: 608-669-0977
Always dial 911 for emergencies!

IMPORTANT: Village matters may be subject to public records, therefore, Please do NOT contact individuals personally, whether via phone, text or social media.

2020 Board of Review

Board of Review

Notice of Meeting to Adjourn to a Later Date

Village of Ridgeway, Iowa County

The Board of Review will meet on the 12th day of May, 2020 at 6:45pm via Zoom virtual meetings, for the purpose of calling the Board of Review into session during the 45-day period beginning on the 4th Monday of April, pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 70.47(1).

Due to the current public health crisis related to COVID-19, the BOR will immediately adjourn and no other action will be taken at the meeting. It is anticipated that the Board of Review will be adjourned until the 9th day of June, 2020 at 6:45pm.

Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 822 9583 8253

Dial by your location: +1 312 626 6799
Meeting ID: 822 9583 8253

Notice is hereby given this 6th day of May, 2020 by:

Board of Review Clerk

2020 Spring Clean-up Day

The Village of Ridgeway Spring clean-up day will be Wednesday, May 20, 2020.

Below is the Garbage and Recycling information for 2020

2020 Brush Pick-up Notice

It is that time of year again when people are cleaning up yards and needing to dispose of brush. The Village of Ridgeway does do pick-up of INCIDENTAL brush. This is done the first Monday of the month until November, weather permitting.

  • The Village will not pick up brush that is in plastic bags (we cannot burn them), entire trees or pieces that are too large for one person to handle and safely place in the truck.
  • There may be occasions in which we cannot pick up brush. For example:
    • Extremely wet
    • We are not able to get in and out of the brush pile location.
  • Residents may take brush ONLY to the pile but contact Public Works in advance at 608-924-1520 or 608-669-0977.

    Below are pictures of materials NOT allowed to be taken to the brush pile.

If these types of items are continued to be left at the brush pile, the Village will have no choice but to discontinue allowing residents to take brush there. The location will then be gated and locked on evenings and weekends. Please contact the Village office at 608-924-5881 or Public Works if you have any questions.

2020 Dog License Reminder

Just a reminder that per Village ordinance 8.05 Licensing and Regulation of Pets, states “State Regulations Adopted. The provisions of Ch. 174, Wisconsin Statutes, and all subsequent amendments and modifications thereof, are incorporated herein by reference.”

The 2019 dog licenses expired as of 01-01-2020. As of April 1, 2020 late fees will be added.

To view the full ordinance, click this link: Chapter 8 Licenses & Permits

Please contact the Village office at 608-924-9011 if you have any questions.

03.30.2020 OFFICE CLOSED


Please feel free to contact us at:
608-924-5881, Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm
 [email protected]

In person absentee voting by appointment ONLY. Please call the Village office to schedule an appointment. You can also request an absentee be mailed to you by clicking here
We are also in need of poll workers to meet our statutory requirements. View previous notice here

Utility payments can be left in the drop box in front of the entrance (place in a small plastic bag) or in the night depository at Farmers Savings Bank.

03.23.2020 COVID-19 Federal Approval Small Business Loans

Gov. Evers Announces Federal Approval of Disaster Loans for Small Businesses

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers announced today that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved Wisconsin’s request for small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to access low-interest federal disaster loans.

“This is very good news for Wisconsin businesses that have already suffered financial losses due to the COVID-19 outbreak,” he said. “With the SBA loans now available to our state, small businesses and their employees have a little more certainty over their financial futures. This is another step in providing much-needed assistance to Wisconsin’s small businesses.”

With unprecedented demand for the loans nationwide, processing of the applications may be delayed.

“We are encouraging business owners to reach out to SBA’s partners [mentioned below] and to SBA’s offices with their questions to help the loan application process go as smoothly as possible,” said Wisconsin’s SBA district director, Eric Ness.

Under the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, businesses and non-profits may qualify for up to $2 million in loans to cover losses resulting from the pandemic. The interest rate on the loans is 3.75% for for-profit businesses and 2.75% for nonprofits. Participants may be able to extend payments for up to 30 years.

Businesses and non-profits can begin their loan applications at The Wisconsin Small Business Development (SBDC) Network and it partners are helping small businesses apply for federal disaster loans to mitigate the substantial economic injury as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Wisconsin SBDC, a resource partner of the SBA, has created a web page to help business owners understand the qualifications and application process. That web page is available here. Consultants across the network’s 13 locations are working remotely via phone, email and virtual tools to assist clients.

The Wisconsin SBA and its other SBA resource partners – including WWBIC, Western Wisconsin Women’s Business Center, SCORE and Veterans Business Outreach Center – are also working to assist their clients.

Additional business resources can be found on Wisconsin SBDC’s website and Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship’s website, The UW System is sharing updates regularly at

As part of the application process, businesses will be asked to supply the following information:

  • Tax Information Authorization (IRS Form 4506T) for the applicant, principals and affiliates.
  • Complete copies of the most recent Federal Income Tax Return.
  • Schedule of Liabilities (SBA Form 2202).
  • Personal Financial Statement (SBA Form 413).
  • Profit and loss statements
  • Monthly sales figures (SBA Form 1368)

For more information, consult the FAQ sheet from SBA here, visit the SBA website at, or visit the SBDC website at