Friday, November 15, 2019

The Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department's Feature Friday

Each Friday, the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department features something new for residents and visitors to learn more about. This week we're talking about the CB Trail project!

Through a federally funded grant, the Town of Greenville was able to construct a multi-use recreational trail along County Trunk Highway CB from State Trunk Highway 96 to Levi Drive here in Greenville. This section of trail is 10 feet wide and approximately 0.75 miles long.

In 2015, the Town constructed the 2.2 mile section of trail connecting Greenville and Fox Crossing. This project provides the final connection in the CB Trail. It eliminates the final gap between the southern trail segment previously constructed and the existing trail north of Levi Drive. The full CB Trail runs from Moonshadow Drive in Greenville south to Winneconne Avenue in Neenah.

The Town of Greenville has been actively pursuing the creation of this trail within the community over the past 10 years. This project was originally projected to be completed before winter, but will now be finished in the spring of 2020.


To see more photos of today's Feature Friday or to see more posts like this, check out the Parks & Recreation Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/greenvilleparkandrec/

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Fire & Safety Building Progress Update


The new Fire & Safety Building is nearing completion.  This project has been highly successful thanks to our team of Five Bugles Design and Miron Construction.  The physical building will be completed and operational in the next 3-4 weeks. 

Unfortunately, our recent weather conditions have prevented our contractors from completing the site work at the new station this fall.  The remaining final work includes parking lot paving, site restoration, and landscaping.  Our weather has been extremely wet throughout the fall (record-breaking!), coupled with unseasonably frigid temperatures and higher than average snow volumes.  We presently have over 12”+/- of frost in the ground.  Because of this, final site work will occur in the spring of 2020.  Holding off from doing this work will ensure we are delivered a high quality, long-lasting product.  Furthermore, the contractors are guaranteeing their pricing, so holding off this work will not cost the Town anymore.

What does this mean for using the station during the winter?  A soft move-in will likely occur throughout the winter.  This decision will be left up to the Fire & EMS Department.  A grand opening/ribbon cutting will be planned after the site is fully completed in spring 2020.

This fall weather has been a struggle to complete our project.  However, the Town is appreciative of the public's patience and understanding of these conditions.  We look forward to opening our facility and celebrating the community's investment with the general public.

Questions can be directed to the Town Administrator, Joel Gregozeski at (920) 757-5151 or by email: joelg@townofgreenville.com.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Parking Restrictions

Did you know that beginning at midnight on November 15, it is against Town ordinance to park on town roads between the hours of 12:00AM and 6:00AM?

Vehicles that are parked on the Town roads during this time, may be ticketed and/or towed at the owner’s expense. Motorists are only allowed a 30 minute parking window after restrictions have gone into effect to allow for loading and unloading of a vehicle. Additionally, we ask that if a winter storm is predicted, please do not park your vehicle in the road anytime during, or after the storm. This will help to allow our staff to more effectively clear the roads.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Snow Removal & Winter Maintenance

Generally, after the first accumulating snowfall event, we field phone calls and email messages from area residents informing us of our snow and ice control efforts.

Each snow event is unique and our response to the event requires a thorough evaluation. Although we're not able to devise a policy that can address every individual weather-related winter event, it is important to have a baseline to provide guidance to ensure timely, cost-effective winter maintenance.

Snow and ice control is a significant annual expenditure. The Town has budgeted $188,092 for the 2019 fiscal year. In an effort to be efficient and effective with Town resources (funds), the Town adopted a formal snow and ice control program policy (see link below).

If you have any questions or concerns about our snow and ice control activities, please contact the Public Works Office at (920) 757-7276.

Website Link: http://townofgreenville.com/departments/public_works/snow_and_ice_control.php

Friday, November 8, 2019

The Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department's Feature Friday

Each Friday, the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department features something new for residents and visitors to learn more about. Throughout these next few cold months, we'll be sharing a series of meet the staff features, so keep your eye out! This week we want you to meet Jeff.

Jeff is a long term, seasonal employee who works with the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department between the months of April and November each year. He has worked hard over the last 10 years to ensure the lawns at our various park properties are looking their best! His favorite part of the job is getting to see the Town while enjoying the weather. Before coming to work with the Town of Greenville, Jeff worked at Foremost Farms for 30 years.

Fun Facts about Jeff: When he isn’t at work he likes to spend time up north and with his family. He also enjoys going fishing and attending concerts. During the winter, he and his wife like to vacation in Mexico.


To see more photos of today's Feature Friday or to see more posts like this, check out the Parks & Recreation Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/greenvilleparkandrec/