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

EFFECTIVE TODAY, MARCH 30, 2020, IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, THE VILLAGE OF RIDGEWAY OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC INDEFINITELY.

Please feel free to contact us at:
608-924-5881, Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm
or
email:
 [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 www.sba.gov/disaster. 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 https://wisconsinsbdc.org/covid-19/ and Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship’s website, www.business.wisconsin.edu/covid-19. The UW System is sharing updates regularly at www.wisconsin.edu/coronavirus.

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 sba.gov, or visit the SBDC website at www.wisconsinsbdc.org/disasterloans.


03.17.2020 FSB Ridgeway Branch

This notice is to inform our Village residents and customers of Farmers Savings Bank of the temporary closing of our branch in Ridgeway. This is an exerpt of what we received from the main office. If you are a Farmers Savings Bank customer, you may have received this in your email.

Starting Tuesday, March 17th we are temporarily suspending our face-to-face lobby services as an abundance of caution to the customers, staff and communities we serve. Our five office locations with drive-up access will remain open for their normal business hours (hours can be found on our website).

OUR RIDGEWAY OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED TEMPORARILY DUE TO NOT HAVING A DRIVE-UP.

NOTE: YOU MAY STILL USE THE NIGHT DEPOSIT AS A FARMERS SAVINGS BANK EMPLOYEE WILL BE COMING OVER DAILY TO HANDLE THOSE.

Our Edmund Office will have their drive-up open and will also be open to those USPS customers with a PO Box within the facility. Our network of over 400 surcharge-free ATMs across the Midwest will continue to serve customers as usual. You can access your account from anywhere 24/7 using our online, telephone or mobile banking platforms for your day-to-day banking transactions, such as checking a balance, transferring funds between accounts, applying for a loan, paying a bill, or depositing a check. If you are not yet using our digital services, visit www.farmerssavings.com or follow the links below.

Free ATM Access Network: www.atmaccess.net

Online Banking: www.farmerssavings.com/personal/online-banking/online-banking-agreement

Mobile Banking: www.farmerssavings.com/personal/mobile-banking

Telephone Banking: Toll Free 1-888-443-3226 or Locally at 608-987-3321


03.16.2020 Contacting the Village Office

Please make sure you are contacting the Village Office via phone (608-924-5881) or through village email ([email protected] or [email protected]) .

If we are busy assisting someone else, please leave a message and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

All business should be handled through these proper channels for staff to best serve your needs and perform their jobs in compliance with all state regulations.


2019 Property Tax

The Village office is NOT open on Fridays. First installment property tax payments need to be received by the taxing jurisdiction (or postmarked) by Friday January 31, 2020. First installments not received (or postmarked) by the due date must be made out to and paid at the Iowa County Treasurers Office, located in the Courthouse. 

If you have any questions, please contact Lori or Hailey at the Village office at 608-924-5881.


Welcome to the Team!!

The Village of Ridgeway Board of Trustees would like to welcome

Tanner Cullen and Hailey Roessler

to the team of individuals dedicated to serving you and the community.

 Tanner has been with the Village since the end of September and has been very active in learning about the Village Public Works areas. Tanner brings with him knowledge of working with large equipment, as well as maintenance for such equipment. Tanner has lived his entire life in the Village of Ridgeway so he is very familiar with the community. Feel free to stop by at the shop or if you see him out and about say HI and give him a warm welcome.

Hailey joined us on January 6th in the newly created position, Election Clerk/Deputy Clerk. Hailey brings with her extensive knowledge of elections and other clerk duties. She has been a resident of Ridgeway for several years and is happy to be able to serve the community in which she resides. Please help us welcome Hailey and stop by the office to say HI!


We are excited to have you both join us to better serve our community.


TYPE E NOTICE: VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT

Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may submit a request to vote an absentee ballot to their municipal clerk.  A qualified elector is any U.S. citizen, who will be 18 years of age or older on Election Day, who has resided in the ward or municipality where he or she wishes to vote for at least 10 consecutive days before the election.  The elector must also be registered in order to receive an absentee ballot.  Proof of identification must be provided before an absentee ballot may be issued.

You must make a request for an absentee ballot in writing or online at MyVote.wi.gov.

Contact your municipal clerk and request that an application for an absentee ballot be sent to you for the primary or election or both.  You may also submit a written request in the form of a letter or you may apply for an absentee ballot online at MyVote.wi.gov.  Your written request must list your voting address within the municipality where you wish to vote, the address where the absentee ballot should be sent, if different, and your signature.  You may make application to your municipal clerk for an absentee ballot in person, by mail, by fax, by email or at MyVote.wi.gov.

Making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail

The deadline for making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail is:

5 pm on the fifth day before the election, FEBRUARY 13TH, 2020.

Note: Special absentee voting application provisions apply to electors who are indefinitely confined to home or a care facility, in the military, hospitalized, or serving as a sequestered juror.  If this applies to you, contact the municipal clerk regarding deadlines for requesting and submitting an absentee ballot.

Voting an absentee ballot in person

You may also request and vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office or other specified location during the days and hours specified for casting an absentee ballot in person.

Hailey Roessler, Elections Clerk/Deputy Clerk

(608) 924 -5881

113 Dougherty Court

Office Hours: Monday through Thursday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

 The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is:

February 4th, 2020

 The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office:

February 14th, 2020

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

(February 17, 2020)

The municipal clerk will deliver voted ballots returned on or before Election Day to the proper polling place or counting location before the polls close on February 18th, 2020.  Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted.