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No Overnight Parking Reminder

A reminder that there is no overnight parking on any town roads from Nov 1st- April 1st. This allows crews to safely clear the roads.

In the event of a snow emergency, there’s no parking on any town roads until the ban is lifted. Vehicles parked on the road during a snow emergency are submit to towing at the owners expense. Snow emergencies are announced on the Town’s website and social media platforms as well as the local media platforms. Keep in touch with the town by liking us on Facebook and Twitter, and by signing up for our e-newsletter at the links below.

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Join Our Crew – Now Hiring Public Works Crew Member! Apply by February 7th.

The Public Works Crew duties include installation, maintenance, and operations of Town infrastructure,  buildings & grounds, roads, ditches, storm sewer, parks, sanitary sewer, and water distribution. The Public Works Crew consists of a four employees who are equally required to participate with a weekly on-call rotation schedule.   This is a non-exempt position scheduled for 40 hours a week plus on-call as scheduled.  A competitive wage and benefits program are offered.

To apply, submit an application, cover letter, and resume to Sarah Burdette, Administrator, at sburdette@ledgeviewwisconsin.com by 4:00 PM on  Friday, February 7th, 2020.

100 Year Flood, 500 Year Flood; What’s the Difference?

We likely all have recent memories of news coverage of more than one “100 year flood” in our lifetimes.  How can this be if a “100 year flood” occurs once every 100 years?  While climate change could certainly have a role, the fact is that it is an oversimplification of statistics.

A common misunderstanding (rightfully so based upon the name) is that a 100 year flood means the level of flooding that is expected to occur once every 100 years, and a 500 year flood occurs once every 500 years.  However, this in not the case.
A 100 year flood is the level of flooding that has a 1% chance of occurring in any given year, and has an equal chance of occurring every year, regardless of whether or not it occurred in previous years.  It’s similar to buying a lottery ticket – the chances are slim of you getting the winning numbers, and winning one week’s lottery drawing does not impact your chances of winning the next week’s lottery drawing.  So the luck of the draw may result in a community getting hit by 100 year floods 2, 3, 4 years in a row.
Similarly, a 500 year flood is flood levels that have a 0.2% chance of occurring in any given year.  And again, it happening one year does not change the likelihood of it happening the next year, or the next, or the next.
We also call large storms the “100-year storm”….  but in actuality, just like the “100 year flood”, it too has a 1% chance of happening in any given year.
You can learn more at the USGS website here:  100 year flood

Flooding Expected in 2020 – What can be done to prepare your family & home?

In 2019, the Green Bay area experienced the wettest year in 125 years of recorded weather history.  We exceeded our previous record of 39.21 (set in 2018) inches by October.   The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting another wet winter for 2020 across the Midwest.

Because we have had back to back record-breaking wet years the ground is saturated and our rivers and streams have been in flood stage since spring.  The expected wet winter in this already water-logged area is expected to cause record-breaking flooding again in the spring of 2020.

The Town of Ledgeview and all Green Bay area communities are preparing for public safety flood response (i.e. road closures, evacuation routes, evacuation transport, power outage response, etc.).  However, there is little we can do to prevent or reduce the impact of the expected flooding because the ground is saturated, rivers and streams are already flooded, and Lake Michigan water levels are expected to rise due to the back to back water logged years.

There is no place for the water to go and there is no way to stop the water from coming.  All we as local government and you as residents can do is prepare to respond to flooding.

Steps you can take to prepare your family and your home for flooding:

  1. Pay attention to flood alerts and have evacuation routes planned.
  2. Move furniture and valuables to a safe place.
  3. Pack an emergency kit.
  4. Elevate electrical equipment and appliances.
  5. Waterproof your basement.
  6. Make sure your sump pump is operating correctly and has battery backup.
  7. Prevent sewer backups by ensuring your home has a sewer backflow valve.
  8. Insure your home/contents for flooding.

 

Sewer backflow valve:  if you live in a newer home, one was probably installed when the home was built. If not, a plumber can install one.  Backflow valves reduce the likelihood of sewage backing up into your home. A properly maintained backwater valve allows water to flow only in one direction at a time due to a mechanical disc (flapper) that will close during high flow periods (i.e. large rain events), reducing the chance that sewage can enter your basement from the sewer main.  A backwater valve is installed in the private sewer lateral (the line that connects your home to the main sewer).

Flood insurance:  Standard homeowners and renter’s insurance policies DO NOT cover damage from flooding. If your home is in an area that is mapped as a flood zone, you likely have basic flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).  The basic NFIP coverage is $250,000 for the structure of the home and $100,000 for contents (cash value, not replacement) with limited coverage for belongings stored in a basement.  NFIP flood insurance is only available in designated flood zones.  For more information about the NFIP, visit floodsmart.gov.  If your home is NOT in a mapped flood zone, private flood insurance is available as a separate policy.  For more information contact your homeowner’s insurance carrier.

Committee Members Needed

During this season of sharing and caring consider giving back to your community as a Committee Member, Commission Member, or Fire Fighter.  You can help shape the future of Ledgeview! There’s opening for:

Simply click on the link above to see the exceptions of each committee, commission, or Fire Fighter, and submit an application or information sheet today!

Christmas Tree Curbside Collection – January 6th by 6:00 AM

New this year, the Public Works Department is offering curbside Christmas Tree collection!  What does this mean?

  • Trees MUST be curbside by Monday, January 6th by 6:00 AM
  • One sweep per neighborhood. The department will not return to pick up trees once the neighborhood is concerned completed.
  • Special pick-ups will not be scheduled.

If the pick up is missed, the property owner is responsible for disposal.  Christmas trees can be taken to the compost site located on Rockland Road.  The compost site is now open 7 days a week form dawn to dusk. A stick is not needed to use the compost site.

Town Board Election – April 7th, 2020

Nomination Papers Deadline:  Tuesday, January 7th, 2020 at 5:00 PM

The Town Board consists of the Town Chair and four supervisors who serve at large, meaning they represent the Town’s population as a whole, there are no districts.  All positions serve a two-year term.  Regular meetings are held on the first Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. and the third Tuesday of the month at 4:30 p.m.

The following are up for re-election on April 7, 2020:

  • Town Supervisor—Mark Danen
  • Town Supervisor—Renee Van Rossum

Information on how to run for office can be found under the elections tab on the Town’s website, or by contacting the Clerk.

Fat Bike Trails Closed at Ledgeview Golf Course

Fat Bike Trails at Ledgeview Golf Course are closed due to warm temperatures. We’ll monitor the situation but will most likely require more snow to reopen. Please go to lvtrails.com for the latest trail condition updates. Thanks!

Fat Bike Trails Open at
Ledgeview Golf Course

The fat bike trails ONLY are open at Ledgeview Golf Course. Ski trails remain closed until we get more snow. Please follow Ledgeview Trails Club or Town of Ledgeview on Facebook for timely updates of trail status.
Winter Trails Map 2019