Your Input is Appreciated

The Dodgeville School District Board of Education voted April 13, 2020 to permanently close the Ridgeway Elementary School at the end of this school year. The Village of Ridgeway would like to thank the staff for their service and offer its sincere understanding to the families affected by the closure.

The Village is offering to purchase the Ridgeway Elementary School building and property from the Dodgeville School District. The large space offers ample opportunities for a community center, village hall, office space, and much more. The Village Plan Commission and Board of Trustees would like to hear from you regarding the potential uses of the space.  Please share your thoughts via the brief survey link below – it should only take a minute or two. As always, please feel free to contact the village with any additional comments, questions, or concerns. Hard copies/paper copies of the survey will be sent with the May Utility Bills (sent out May 29th, 2020).

Take the survey now: https://forms.gle/nCpsXAnAT3xZDPhr6

Please feel free to share this with all the adults in your household, as well as other family, friends, and neighbors who may not be getting these notices. The survey can also be accessed from the homepage of our village website – just click the image of the Ridgeway Elementary School.

Discussion and documents relating to the matter can be found on the village website and as part of the attachments for the Village Board of Trustees Meeting on May 12th, 2020: https://go.boarddocs.com/wi/vor/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=BNVLSX541070

 


Update on Brush Collection and Dropoff

Monday, May 18th Streets & Parks will pickup brush from area residences per the guidelines below.

After the 18th, brush will only be collected on the first Monday of the Month : June 1, July 6, August 3, September 14 (2nd Monday due to Labor Day Holiday), October 5, and November 2.

Please follow the guidelines below. If you have any questions call the Village Shop or Office. We are happy to assist you.

BRUSH COLLECTION

Place your materials for collection CURBSIDE BY 6 AM MONDAY MORNING per the guidelines below. Please note it may take additional days to collect all the materials due to weather or quantities.

GUIDELINES:

  • A maximum of three armfuls of brush and two bags per residence per month
  • BRUSH MUST BE UNDER 6’ IN LENGTH AND LESS THAN 6” IN DIAMETER.
  • PLACE BRUSH LENGTHWISE ALONG THE CURB – PERPENDICULAR TO THE STREET
  • DO NOT INTERLOCK LARGE PILES OF BRUSH, PLACE IN A UNIFORM MANNER ALONG CURB
  • LEAF, GRASS CLIPPINGS, SMALL TWIGS AND NON-INVASIVE WEEDS MUST BE BAGGED FOR COLLECTION.

We CANNOT accommodate:

  • Downed trees or stumps
  • Rocks, gravel, dirt, or sod
  • Yard waste swept to the curb and not in bags
  • Bags larger than 35 gallons
  • Branches larger than 50 pounds.
  • Invasive weeds – These should be bagged, marked invasive and placed in your trash receptacle

VILLAGE RESIDENTS: BRUSH DROPOFF IS AVAILABLE

Dropoff Location: 3708 Hwy H, Ridgeway WI

Cul-de-sac behind the Wastewater Treatment Facility

Please remember it is YOUR compost/brush disposal site and in order for us to leave it open all must abide by the regulations. It is open 24 hours and monitored by cameras.

NO STUMPS, GARBAGE, RECYCLING, FURNITURE, CARCUSES, PET FECES, APPLIANCES, ETC. ARE TO BE DISPOSED OF AT THIS SITE.

This is a service for VILLAGE RESIDENTS only. Industrial or Commercial Contractors should dispose of their material via their usual means.

THANK-YOU

VILLAGE OF RIDGEWAY STREET DEPT.

Any questions please call and leave a message at the Village Shop 608-924-1520


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
Email
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: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82295838253
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


UPDATED – Parking restrictions moved to May 7th and 8th

Due to an unforeseen breakdown the paving will be completed by contractors on Thursday May 7th and Friday May 8th.

Farwell Street, Weaver Street, and the alley – that connects Weaver and Jarvis Streets – will be paved Thursday May 7th, in the afternoon, weather permitting.

Cardinal Way will be paved Friday, May 8th, weather permitting.

Do not park any vehicles, trailers, etc. on these streets May 7th or 8th so construction work can be completed.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office at 608-924-5881 or Public Works at 608-924-1520.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.


Construction Update – Parking Restrictions in effect May 4th and May 5th

Paving will be completed by contractors on Monday May 4th and Tuesday May 5th.

Areas: Cardinal Way, Farwell Street, S. Weaver Street, and the alley between Weaver and Jarvis Streets.

Do not park any vehicles, trailers, etc. on these streets May 4th or 5th so construction work can be completed.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office at 608-924-5881 or Public Works at 608-924-1520.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.