PSC Meetings-ATC power lines

There are two Public Service Commission of Wisconsin meetings coming up, both concern the Cardinal Hickory Creek power line.
• American Transmission Company will build this gargantuan structure on our main street—Hwy 18-151.
• ATC—a private company—will use the power of eminent domain to take residents’  land.
• All rate payers will all have to pay ATC the one billion dollar cost of this line.
• There is no need for more power or reliability.
Meeting 1. “. . . to discuss public participation in the various utility construction cases that are under consideration. Those interested in the meeting can expect to learn the general process by which the Commission makes it decisions, and how the interested and affected public can have their voices heard. . .”
When: November 7, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
At:  Public Service Commission Hearing Room
Hill Farms State Office Building Room # S105
4822 Madison Yards Way
Madison, WI  53705
Meeting 2.:  “. . . identifying issues and conducting analysis . . .  in the Environmental Impact Statement . . . The agencies (PSC) encourage persons with local information or environmental concerns to attend the public scoping session. The session will be held in an open house format. Anyone interested in this proposed project is invited to attend.”
Where and when:
Dodger Bowl Lane in Dodgeville
Thursday November 8, 2018
identical sessions at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Madison Marriott West in Middleton
Monday, November 12, 2018
identical sessions at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Grant County Fairgrounds in Lancaster
UWEX Youth and Agriculture Center Auditorium
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
identical sessions at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

2018 Fall Election

The 2018 Fall Election is Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at the Ridgeway Fire Station. 


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.

For more information on Absentee voting click here to be directed to the News & Notices page and scroll to the bottom for Election Notices.

For other information regarding Elections, click here to be directed to the Election Information page.

To view the sample ballots click the links below:
SAMPLE Partisan Ballot
SAMPLE School Referendum Ballot


10-10-18 Possible Quorum

The media is hereby notified that a quorum of the Village of Ridgeway Board of Trustees may be present for inspection of water issues on Meudt Court on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. The Board will not take action at this gathering. 

November 2018 Election Absentee Voting

Absentee ballots can now be requested at the Village of Ridgeway Clerk’s office. Click here to be directed to the Elections page and navigate to the Absentee Notice.

Office Closed CDBG Admin Training

The Village office will be closed Wednesday and Thursday, September 26th and 27th while attending Department of Administration training. The office will re-open at 8:30 am, Monday, October 1st.

2018 Open Book and Board of Review

Open Book – Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Morning session 10:00am-Noon
Afternoon/Evening Session 1:00pm-7:00pm
Click here to view the NOTICE OF OPEN BOOK

Board of Review – Thursday, October 4, 2018 

Board of Review will adjourn from 5:30 pm-7:30pm
Click here to view the BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE

August 2018 Primary

The Partisan Primary will be held on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. Village of Ridgeway residents may vote in person at the Village of Ridgeway Fire Station located at 113 Dougherty Ct from 7:00 am – 8:00 pm.

Absentee ballots can be requested in person at the clerk’s office during normal office hours thru Thursday, August 9th.  Absentee ballots may also be requested on Friday, August 10th by appointment only. Absentee ballots MUST be received by the close of polls on election day.

Public test of the electonic voting machines will be held at 5:00 pm on Thursday, August 9, 2018. Residents are encouraged to come in and test the machines.

US 18-151 Traffic Switch

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and Mashuda Contractors Inc. will be preparing to
move to the next construction phase of the CTH ID Interchange project on USH 18 over the next few weeks.
This next construction phase will involve shifting the bi-directional traffic from the Westbound Lanes to the
Eastbound Lanes. After traffic is switched, the same traffic regulations will apply. The speed limit will remain
55 MPH through the construction zone and there will continue to be no left turns across traffic from USH 18.
Additionally CTH HHH on the west end of Ridgeway will be closed shortly after the traffic switch so all traffic
entering or leaving Ridgeway will use the intersection on the east side of town. The traffic switch is currently
planned for mid-August but this is obviously weather dependent. The traffic switch will likely occur overnight
to have the least impact on traffic.