Monday, August 3, 2020

Voting Absentee - August 11, 2020 Partisan Primary Election & Town-wide Referendum


How to Request an Absentee Ballot

There are several ways registered voters can request absentee ballots. If they have internet access, the easiest way is to request an Absentee Ballot by mail at MyVote Wisconsin, https://myvote.wi.gov.

Just look for the “Vote Absentee” button near the top of the page. On a mobile phone, use the menu button in the upper right corner of the website. There is a three-step process that starts with putting in your name and date of birth, followed by requesting your ballot. If you don’t already have an acceptable photo ID on file with your clerk’s office, you can upload a copy. More information on acceptable photo ID and exemptions can be found at www.bringit.wi.gov.   Mobile phone users can take a picture of your acceptable photo ID and upload it to MyVote. Absentee ballot requests submitted this way go directly to your clerk’s office, and you can track your ballot by returning to the website.

Voters can also request absentee ballots by mailing, emailing or faxing their municipal clerk’s office. You can find your clerk’s contact information on MyVote Wisconsin. These requests must be accompanied by a copy of your acceptable photo ID.   If you already have an acceptable photo ID on file from previous absentee requests under your current registration, you will not need to provide it again.

Voters who are indefinitely confined, meaning they may have difficulty getting to the polls for the reason of age, illness, infirmity, or disability are not required to provide an acceptable photo ID.  Voters in care facilities can have a representative of the facility to confirm the resident's identity instead of providing a valid photo ID. 

The deadline for registered voters to request an absentee ballot be mailed to you is the Thursday before the election, August 6 by 5:00 p.m. However, the Wisconsin Elections Commission urges voters not to wait, due to possible delays in mail delivery.  If you get an absentee ballot mailed to you, you can still decide to vote at the polls on Election Day if you haven’t returned it.

Your absentee ballot must be received in your clerk’s office or at your polling place by 8 p.m. on Election Day. Again, the Wisconsin Elections Commission urges voters to request and return ballots as soon as possible.  Vote the ballot in the presence of one adult witness.  The witness cannot be a candidate for the election.  The witness must verify that the individual completed the absentee ballot but should not view the voter’s choices. The witness must sign the certificate and provide their address.  Click here for a full list of instructions.

In-person absentee voting is being offered until 5:00 p.m. on Friday August 7, 2020 in the Clerk's Office. 

Please note:  Due to the ever-evolving response to COVID-19, this information may be updated and revised under the guidance and direction of the Wisconsin Election Commission.   

Friday, July 31, 2020

The Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department's Feature Friday

Each Friday, the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department features something new for residents or visitors to learn more about and this week were continuing our summer “Meet the Staff” series. As another summer is nearing its end end, we're giving a HUGE shout out to each of our seasonal employees!

This was Isaac’s third summer with the Parks Department. After the summers over, he’s headed into his junior year at St. Norbert College where he’s majoring in finance. After college, he hopes to become a pilot! Isaac’s favorite part of the job is mowing grass with his coworker John. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, going to the lake, and hanging out with friends.

Isaac’s positive, easy going attitude is just one of the many reasons we’ve enjoyed welcoming him back each summer. His coworkers say he is reliable and has a great work ethic!

We may be biased, but we think we have some of the most ambitious, hardworking seasonal employees out there! Without their help, our summer would have been a lot less sunny.

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/

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Greenville Project Update

The projects detailed below are large scale projects happening in addition to our regular operations. Their completion may be scheduled to be done by town staff or the services may have been contracted with a third party. Please remember that all of the information and time lines are weather dependent and subject to change at any time.

A more detailed description and additional information about these projects can be found on our website at: http://townofgreenville.com/projects.php or by contacting our office at (920)757-7276.



Streets

  • Greenwood Road Urbanization (STH 15 - Parkview Dr)
    • An existing conditions survey is currently being performed. Following this, a conceptual design will be drafted.
    • The project is planned to be constructed in 2021.
  • South Creek Drive (School Rd-Molly Marie Ct)
    • Week of 7/27/20: Common excavation of roadway to finish. Ditching and culvert replacement to follow. 
    • Week of 8/3/20: Ditching to continue and culvert replacement to occur. 
  • Spring Road Pulverize and Pave (North Rd-Julius Dr)
    • Week of 7/27/20: Monitor project restoration for grass growth and erosion. 
    • Week of 8/3/20: Monitor project restoration for grass growth and erosion


Stormwater

  • Community Park Dredging
    • Anticipated to begin in September 2020
    • Dredging of the waterway along the south boundary of Community Park to remove sediment and undergrowth. 
    • The completion of this project will increase the capacity of the waterway and improve overall site drainage.
  • STH 15 East/West Basins
    • Anticipated to begin in August 2020
    • The STH 15 east basin will be constructed as a dry detention basin to serve as a flood control facility. 
    • The STH 15 west basin will be constructed as a wet detention basin to increase the capacity of the existing flood control facility as well as provide stormwater quality control. 
    • The completion of this project will reduce flooding events of nearby residential properties that have been historically affected.


Water & Sewer

  • Annual Hydrant Exercising and Flushing
    • Began the week May 11 and is still in progress.
    • It is normal to notice a slight discoloration or cloudiness to your water while staff is working on the hydrants in your area. To help clear up the color, you can run the cold water tap located closest to your water meter until the water runs clear.
  • STH 15 Utility Relocates 
    • Anticipated to begin in August 2020
    • Utility relocates along STH 15 between Julius Drive and Lily of the Valley Drive. Existing sanitary sewer and water main facilities will be relocated to accommodate the future STH 15 WisDOT expansion project.


Parks, Recreation & Forestry

  • Greenville Sports and Splash Park
    • Rettler Corporation has been contracted to design and engineer a new entrance road to the property. This new entrance road is consistent with the Master Plan for the park and will provide a safer access to the park from Hwy 96. This entrance road will be an official Town road and will also provide safe access to Well #5 and a private residence. Construction is planned to be completed in 2020. 
    • The Field of Dreams Referendum Steering Committee brought a formal recommendation to the Town Board on May 18, 2020 to hold an advisory referendum with the August 11, 2020 election regarding the development of Phase 1 of the Field of Dreams Property, now dubbed the Greenville Sports and Splash Park. The Town Board approved the resolution to hold the advisory referendum. Up to date information regarding this project can be found at this website: http://www.townofgreenville.com/SportsandSplashPark/index.php
  • Lions Park 
    • The Lions Club is installing the fencing for the future sport courts in the southeast quadrant of the park as well as completing landscape restoration of the area. Any additional work in this area is postponed due to the cancellation of their main fundraising efforts for 2020. 
    • Town staff is installing a concrete pad and fenced enclosure for the trash and recycling dumpsters near the Barn Pavilion.

Landscape Beautification Award

Do you or your neighbor have a beautiful yard? Do you frequent a local business that has gone above and beyond? Have you driven by a property that catches your eye?

Through the Landscape Beautification Award, our department, along with the Urban Forestry Board, recognizes the efforts of residents, businesses and organizations within the Town of Greenville that beautify the community through outstanding landscape improvements and maintenance.

We are still accepting nominations for the 2020 Landscape Beautification Award winner so don't wait, submit yours today! Nomination forms can be found on our website here: https://bit.ly/306SwBJ


Friday, July 24, 2020

The Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department's Feature Friday

Each Friday, the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department features something new for residents or visitors to learn more about and this week were bringing back our “Meet the Staff” series. As another summer is nearing its end end, we want to give a HUGE shout out to each of our seasonal employees!

Shelby is finishing her second summer with the Town of Greenville, and first working full time in the Parks Department. She is headed into her sophomore year at Northern Michigan University where she is majoring in math and minoring in math and Spanish. After school, she plans to be an actuary and hopes that her career will provide her the opportunity to travel. Shelby’s favorite parts of her job this summer have been the mowing and the people. She says her coworkers make it so much fun to come to work every day! In her free time, she enjoys tennis and hanging out with her friends and family.

Shelby’s eagerness to learn and willingness to help made us happy to welcome her full time into the Parks Department. She’s always willing to try and is able to pick up on new things quickly. Her coworkers say that her great sense of humor and fun personality make the days fly by!

We may be biased, but we think we have some of the most ambitious, hardworking seasonal employees out there! Without their help, our summer would have been a lot less sunny. 

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/