Ridgeway Elementary School Update

The Dodgeville School District Board of Education voted April 13, 2020 to permanently close the Ridgeway Elementary School at the end of the 2019-2020 school year. The Village of Ridgeway and Dodgeville School have both signed an agreement providing the Village the option to purchase the Ridgeway Elementary School building and property from the Dodgeville School District for $1. This agreement outlines timelines and contingencies of this potential purchase.

The large space of the former school offers ample opportunities for a community center, village hall, office space, library, and much more. The Village Plan Commission and Board of Trustees are utilizing a $5,000 grant award from Compeer Financial to assist with the completion of a Feasibility and Constructability Analysis for the adaptive reuse of the former Ridgeway Elementary School by the Village.

Strang Engineering has been selected to complete this study. Workshops will be held by them with various stakeholders and reports given to the Steering Committee. The Steering Committee consists of the Plan Commission and the Board of Trustees. Mitch Branscombe and Larry Burton of Strang Engineering will begin this study the week of September 21st, with three workshops to be held the subsequent weeks with a final presentation of the study results on October 12th.

The Village Board of Trustees will meet on Tuesday, October 13th to discuss the future of the village’s purchase of the property at that time.

Seeking Community Members for Board of Zoning Appeals

Get involved in your community! The Village is looking for interested individuals to be members of the Village Board of Zoning Appeals.

Board of Zoning Appeals Application

You can check local zoning ordinances for further information or view information about serving for a Board of Zoning Appeals from the Center for Land Use Education.

If you have any further questions please contact the Village Office.

August 11 Partisan Primary Results

Voters: 91

Election Day Registrations: 2

Registered Voters: 381

Percent Turnout: 24%

Number of Outstanding Provisional Ballots: 0


Representative In Congress District 2 – Democratic

Mark Pocan – 63

Write In – 0

Representative To The Assembly District 80 – Democratic

Kimberly Smith – 31

Sondy Pope – 33

Iowa County District Attorney – Democratic

Matt Allen – 33

Iowa County Clerk – Democratic

Kristy K. Spurley – 62

Iowa County Treasurer – Democratic

Connie Johnson – 62

Iowa County Register Of Deeds – Democratic

Taylor J. Campbell – 62

Representative In Congress District 2 – Republican

Peter Theron – 24

Representative To The Assembly District 80 – Republican

Chase Binnie – 24

Iowa County District Attorney – Republican

Iowa County Clerk – Republican

Iowa County Treasurer – Republican

Iowa County Register Of Deeds – Republican

Representative In Congress District 2 – Constitution

Representative To The Assembly District 80 – Constitution

Iowa County District Attorney – Constitution

Iowa County Clerk – Constitution

Iowa County Treasurer – Constitution

Iowa County Register Of Deeds – Constitution

Notice of Public Test of Voting Equipment





NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public test of the EDGE voting machine to be used at the Partisan Primary Election on August 11, 2020 will be completed by the Elections Clerk and Election Officials for the Village of Ridgeway at the Village Office/Fire Station on Thursday, August 6th at 4:00 p.m. The testing is open to the general public per Chapter 5 Section 84 Wisconsin State Statutes. The public test of the voting machine is accessible to people with disabilities. If you need accommodations or assistance in accessing the test please contact the Elections Clerk.

The use of a facial covering is strongly encouraged, but not required. Physical/Social Distancing shall be enforced and the village shall adhere to a maximum of ten people within the Village Office at one time. These conditions may be modified by the Elections Clerk, Clerk/Treasurer, Village President, or Village Trustees as circumstances arise with the sole intention of protecting public health, safety, and welfare.

Hailey Roessler, Elections Clerk/Deputy Clerk

Village of Ridgeway


Request for Proposals – Constructability/Feasibility of Ridgeway Elementary School Renovation into a Community Service Center

Request for Proposals

Constructablity and Feasibility of Ridgeway Elementary School as a Municipal Service Center

Ridgeway,  Iowa County, Wisconsin

The Village of Ridgeway is seeking proposals for the constructability and feasibility of limited remodeling and upgrades to the former Ridgeway Elementary School to serve as a municipal service center.

Read the full RFP: RFP – Constructability and Feasibility of RES Conversion to Municipal Community Center

Ridgeway Community Building Study Report 2020

The deadline to submit proposals is 4:30 p.m., July 31, 2020. The Village Board of Trustees will make a decision the second week of August at their regular Board Meeting. The date is to be determined July 14, 2020. The Village of Ridgeway reserves the right to accept or reject any proposal.

Hailey Roessler, Deputy Clerk, Village of Ridgeway

Update from Iowa County Public Health

Iowa County Public HealthMass Gathering Guidance_June17.2020

Some local updates:

  • There will be no community events until further notice. The Board will consider an end-of-summer community celebration at the July 14th meeting
  • The Farmer’s Market will continue as an essential service in the Park Shelter to follow stronger social distancing measures
  • The park remains open for use at your own risk
  • Please continue to follow safe practices (wear a cloth face covering, wash your hands, maintain physical distance from people outside your household etc.)

No Electronics Collected on Cleanup Days (June 17 is the next one)

Our trash collector can not take electronics of any kind, including TV’s, even during clean-up days.

Electronics need to be recycled. You can contact Faherty Inc. directly to arrange for delivery of the materials and applicable fees. Gauger Sanitation in Arena will also take TV’s for a fee. Belmont Salvage, or other area recycling or salvage yards may also take them.

Tire and appliance recycling can be collected with collection fees paid to the village today.