2019 Summer Newsletter

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Join us in attending the Town of Lincoln Fire department’s annual fireworks display on July 3, 2019!

Village Hall Closed – July 4 – Independence Day, September 3 – Labor Day

Drop Box – Located at the Warrens Mall & at the front of the Village Hall

Village Meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm in the Village Hall, located at 301 Main St.

Our next meeting is on Tuesday, June 11th. For future meeting dates please check our website www.villageofwarrens.com

John Jewell is retiring! Please come and join us in saying good-bye and good luck on June 21st, at the Village Hall from 2-3 pm.

Welcome our new staff and board member.

– Kevin Peterson will be starting as our new Public Works employee on Monday, June 3rd. He comes to the job bringing skills in heavy equipment, dump truck and snow plowing operation as well as maintenance and mechanical experience. He is the Assistant Fire Chief for the Town of Lincoln Fire Department and worked as a patrolman for the Town of Grant, mowing, plowing and performing road maintenance. Welcome, Kevin!

– Tim Malinger will be starting on the Village Board in June.

DID YOU KNOW? The last time a property assessment was done for the Village of Warrens was in 2011! During the months of June through August, we will be conducting a review of all real property. Please watch your mail for a postcard that you will receive from the Municipal Assessor. There will be more information concerning what can be expected when this review happens.

Pet Owners: Pets must be on a leash. No person shall walk any pet beyond the limits of his own property without picking up and removing animal feces; it is unlawful for any person to dispose of animal feces on public or private property other than the person’s own property.

Comments or Complaints: Can’t make it to the monthly meeting? Write to us! Please send your letters to the Village so we can respond back to you.

Street Lighting: If there are problems with streetlights call the Village office at 608-378-4177.

Garbage Collection: Garbage will not be picked up if it is not in a Village of Warrens garbage bag. All bags must be tied shut. The Village of Warrens bags are available at the Warrens Mall and the Berry Vine. Bags are $2.50 per bag. Please have all properly bagged garbage ready for pick up by 7:00 on Monday mornings.

Recycling is a State Law: Recyclables are NOT allowed in a Village of Warrens bag. Recyclable items are to be cleaned, drained and placed in containers such as: paper or plastic bags, garbage cans or recycling containers. The only recyclables to be separated is cardboard. Please have cardboard tied together or placed in a bag/box together.

The Village composting site is available to the Village residents, located north of the Lions Log Building, by the railroad tracks. Please empty your bags in the appropriate area and take your bags with you when you leave. There will be no stumps or garbage allowed. As in the past, the Village will still pick up your yard waste on the first Tuesday of each month. We will pick up all leaves, pine needles, grass, etc., but it must be in clear plastic bags. Bags with garbage mixed in will not be picked up. Set branches and sticks by the curb and please do not place any yard waste in the street to avoid safety hazards.

Leaky water meter or leaky pipes? If you see any sign of leaks around our water meter, please call the Village Office and we will be happy to come out and inspect it. We will replace any gaskets and tighten any fittings associated with the meter. Any leaks that result from the piping to and from the meter will be the home/business owner’s responsibility. If possible, the Village will help diagnose leaks but will recommend a plumber’s help if our meter is watertight.

The Annual Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) is located at the Village Hall. A copy is available upon request.

Call Before You Dig: Please call 3 working days (72 hours) before you dig to receive information on buried cable. Call 8-1-1 or 1-800-242-8511 http://www.diggershotline.com SAFETY FIRST!

Building Permits: Building permits are required for most work. Call the Village Hall for a list of items you will need to submit your application.

Pay Your Utility Bill Online:

Log onto www.PaymentServiceNetwork.com; enter Account ID RT17971

Pay by checking/savings withdrawal or credit/debit card

Avoid late fees; the payment posts the day you make it.

There is a small convenience fee of $1.00 if using checking or savings or 2.75% if using a credit or debit card. This fee will be added to your payment. If you have questions, call our online service provider, PSN, toll-free at

877-885-7968. http://www.PaymentServiceNetwork.com

Burning: Open burning of leaves, weeds, brush, stumps, clean wood trees, and other vegetative debris is prohibited. ABSOLUTELY NO BURNING OF GARBAGE, PLASTIC OR OTHER MATERIALS Outdoor campfires and small bonfires for cooking, ceremonies or recreation are allowed provided that the fire is confined by a control device or structure such as a fire ring or fire pit. Bonfires are allowed only if approved by and in accordance with provisions established by the Fire Chief. BURN BARRELS ARE PROHIBITED.

Rent the Log Building: Hosting an event this year? Rent the Warrens Lions Log building. If you’re having a wedding, anniversary, birthday, confirmation, graduation, or any other type of gathering check out the Warrens Lions Log Building. Go to our website and scroll down to the bottom of the home page until you get to Log Building Rental. There is a calendar which will show you what dates are available. Click on the Rent Me box to enter your information and we will respond within 48 hours.

Wisconsin Fireworks Law Information

As the Fourth of July approaches, please be mindful of the Fireworks Laws enforced in the State of Wisconsin. Below, you will find a helpful guide to the possession of fireworks. If you’d like to read the complete Fireworks Law, visit the Wisconsin Department of Justice website at: http://www.doj.state.wi.us/site/fireworks.asp

  • Fireworks that Do Not Require a Permit
    The following types of fireworks are legal without a permit: sparklers not exceeding 36 inches in length; stationary cones and fountains; toy snakes; smoke bombs; caps; noisemakers; confetti poppers with less than ¼ grain of explosive mixture; and novelty devices that spin or move on the ground.
  • Fireworks that Require a Permit
    The following types of fireworks require a permit to be handled: firecrackers; roman candles; bottle rockets and mortars; or any other device that explodes or leaves the ground.
  • Permit Rules
    (For definitions of the list below, visit DOJ’s website mentioned above.)

    • A permit may be issued by a mayor, village president or town chair or any person designated by the mayor, village president or town chairperson.
    • A permit is valid only in the city, village or town of the official who issued it.
    • A permit may require a bond or insurance.
    • A permit may be issued to an individual or group of individuals. (Permits cannot be issued to minors.)
    • A valid permit must specify the general kind and approximate quantity of fireworks which may be purchased; location where the fireworks will be used; and specific date the fireworks will be used.
    • A copy of a permit for large fireworks displays must be given to a fire or law enforcement official in the municipality which issued the permit at least two days before the date of use.
  • Penalties/Fines
    A $1000.00 fine may be issued to

    • any individual who possesses a firework without a valid permit. Each firework illegally possessed, used or sold may be a separate violation. [Wis. Stat. §167.10(9)(b)]
    • any parent or guardian that allows a minor to possess a firework that requires a permit. [Wis. Stat. §167.10(9)(c)]

A city, village or town may obtain an injunction prohibiting a person from violating Wis. Stat. §167.10(8)(a). Violations of such an injunction are criminal misdemeanors, subject to up to 9 months in jail and a $10,000 fine.