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.

Public Test of Voting Equipment: Thursday, April 2nd 4:00 pm


That the Clerk and Election Officials for the Village of Ridgeway will be conducting a public test of the Command Central Sequoia Electric Voting Equipment on Thursday, April 2nd at 4:00 p.m. located at the Village Office/Fire Department Building at 113 Dougherty Court in Ridgeway, WI. This is in accordance with Wisconsin Statute 5.84(1).

The Spring Election Day is Tuesday, April 7th from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Village Office/Fire Department Building located at 113 Dougherty Ct., Ridgeway, WI. Voting is available by paper ballot or by the voting machine.


Hailey Roessler, Elections Clerk/Deputy Clerk

*this Public Test will comply with all Public Health Mandates*

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.

Become a poll worker! Earn extra money!

We are looking for citizens to serve as poll workers for the April 7, 2020 election.  Many of our veteran poll workers have to sit this one out, so we need more residents to step up!

If you are interested, send me a message with “Poll Worker ” in the subject line, a few words about your interest and your contact information! Poll workers earn $9 an hour.

To be a poll worker, a person must:

  • Be a qualified elector of the county in which the municipality is located (i.e., an adult citizen of the United States who has resided in the election district for 10 consecutive days and is not otherwise disqualified to vote)
  • Be able to read and write fluently in the English language
  • NOT be a candidate for any office to be voted on at the polling place at that election.

Poll workers do everything from check-in voters, help people register to vote, check photo IDs and process absentee ballots. We typically have a morning shift and an evening shift.

I will provide you with training prior to election day for the job you will be doing.

This is a great opportunity for high school (age 16 or older) and college students to get involved with the democratic process!

Village Staff is doing everything we can to ensure the safety of all its residents during this process and is following all necessary guidelines and implementing as many safety measures as possible. Our goal is for each eligible voter to be able to cast a ballot and have that ballot counted. 

Hailey Roessler – Elections Clerk/Deputy Clerk

Phone: 608-924-5881 | [email protected]

You also have the right to vote curbside – call for an appointment. 608-924-5881

Join the Plan Commission!

Help serve and shape your community by joining the Plan Commission!

The Plan Commission reviews and makes recommendations to the board regarding CSM’s, Zoning Change Requests, CUP’s, Land Use and Development and works towards the goals in the 2018 Comprehensive Plan adopted by the Board of Trustees. Training is available and meetings are on an as-needed basis with a paid per diem for attendance.

The Plan Commission:

  • builds capacity within the Village of Ridgeway to meet growing needs in the region
  • serves as advocates for residents
  • creates opportunities and develops dynamic solutions to challenges facing the village
  • fosters growth by supporting innovative endeavors to provide tangible benefits to the village and its residents
  • supports the achievement of our full potential as a community


Name: _______________________________________________


Phone Number: _______________________________________


E-mail: _________________________________________________________________

Send to: [email protected]  or mail to the Village Offices by


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.

Important Information

The Village Office is implementing guidance from federal and state health and election officials, and will communicate any alterations in normal procedures that are being implemented due to COVID-19 precautions.

There is currently no change to our scheduled office hours or election procedure on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. The polling location at the Village Hall/Fire Station at 113 Dougherty Court, Ridgeway, WI will remain open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm on Election Day.

Voters are encouraged to vote absentee for this election. You may vote absentee by mail. This request for absentee ballot needs to be submitted in writing to the clerk’s office along with acceptable photo identification. You may also request an absentee ballot online at: myvote.wi.gov. Information about acceptable photo identification is available at: https://bringit.wi.gov/ Please see the village website under Election Information for additional links and deadlines. https://villageofridgeway.com/election-information/

Vulnerable individuals and individuals who may be ill or exposed to the virus should vote absentee or curbside on election day. Curbside voting will include having a paper ballot brought to you outside to your vehicle by two election inspectors who will issue you a ballot and take it inside to be cast and counted on election day.

The situation concerning COVID-19 and the upcoming election is fluid, quickly evolving and guidance changes daily. The Wisconsin Election Commission is working with federal and state public health officials to determine the most effective guidance to provide to local officials considering this public health event.

We will provide additional information to area residents as it is available.

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 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