Monday, April 6, 2020

Important Park Reminders

Please remember that ALL PARK PLAYGROUNDS ARE CLOSED. Park facilities including playgrounds, ball courts/fields and skate board facilities are closed due to COVID-19 and the Governor’s “Safer at Home” order.

Town staff has been receiving an influx of complaints in regards to neighbors not cleaning up after their pets. This is not only a nuisance but also a violation of municipal code §211-5D which states “All dog waste must be immediately picked up and disposed of.” Please help up keep our trails clean and enjoyable for everyone!

Greenville Yard Waste Site to Open under Modified Hours amid COVID-19 Safer at Home Order

Beginning on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 the Yard Waste Facility will open on weekdays only, during the hours of 8:00 am to 12:00 noon.

The following rules will apply during these modified hours:
  • The yard waste site is available for drop off only! No pick-up of materials will be allowed.
  • Users will be expected to remain in their vehicles until their turn to drop off materials. 
  • Permit Stickers will not be sold in-person at the site.
  • Yardwaste Site Permits, Bulk Item Stickers, and Extra Garbage Bag Stickers can be purchased through USPS using the following form: Purchasing Form. For specific questions about yard waste please contact our Public Works office at (920) 757-7276.
For more information about how the Town is handling the COVID-19 pandemic, click here: Town of Greenville COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response.

Although we are making this accommodation available to our residents,  The Town of Greenville encourages residents to follow the State of Wisconsin's Safer at Home Order, Emergency Order #12.

According to this order: All Wisconsinites must stay at home as much as possible and non-essential businesses and operations must cease, with limited exceptions for minimum basic operations and working from home.

This order is mandatory.   All Wisconsinites need to do their part to keep their family, friends, neighbors, and communities safe.

According to the Order, individuals may leave their homes for the following reasons:
  1. To perform essential governmental functions, to work at essential businesses and operations, to do minimum basic operations for non-essential businesses, and essential travel, all of which is defined in the order;
  2. To obtain services at or to work for health care and public health operations, certain human services operations, or essential infrastructure;
  3. To perform tasks that are essential to health and safety such as obtaining medical supplies or medication, seeking emergency services, or visiting a health care professional;
  4. To obtain necessary services or supplies such as food, gasoline, pet supplies, and other household consumer products;
  5. To engage in outdoor activity, as long as they maintain social distancing; and
  6. To care for a family member, friend, or pet in another household, and to transport family members, friends, or pets as allowed under the order.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Health & Safety Rules for the April 7, 2020 Election

The Town of Greenville is encouraging all voters to be aware of the following health & safety rules for Election Day:
  • Voters will be required to sanitize their hands before approaching the Election Inspectors table.
  • Social physical distancing will be enforced. Tape or other markings will be placed in six (6) foot increments designating where the next voter should stand
  • We have plexiglass cough/sneeze guards placed between the Election Inspector and the voter. There will be room to slide the poll book under for your signature
  • There will be a limited number of voters inside the polling place. Please be prepared to wait.
  • All voters will be given their own pen to use. 
  • We will be sanitizing voting equipment frequently with Isopropyl sanitizer provided by the State of Wisconsin
  • Hand sanitizer will be available for voters and Election Inspectors
  • Have your PHOTO ID out and ready
  • “I Voted” stickers will not be given away at this election
  • Minimize discussion and as always NO political discussion
Please be patient and kind to your Election Inspectors on Election Day.  Everyone here at the Town of Greenville is committed to a safe environment while protecting your right to vote. 

April 7th Election Absentee Ballot Requests and Receipt Deadlines Extended

Judge William Conley of the Western District of Wisconsin federal court has issued an order related to absentee ballots for next week’s Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary scheduled for Tuesday, April 7, 2020.

The Court ordered the following:
  • The deadline for the receipt of absentee ballots is extended to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 13, 2020. The Court specifically did not add a requirement for a postmarked-by deadline as long as the ballot is returned by the new deadline.
  • The deadline for receipt of absentee ballot requests by mail, fax or email is extended to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 3, 2020. Please email your requests for an absentee ballot to the Town Clerk: Your email should include your name, your address and a copy of your acceptable photo ID.
Judge Conley’s decision was issued in a set of three federal lawsuits that were consolidated and which requested various remedies related to the Spring Election. The decision did not grant other requests such as postponing the election date or suspending and photo ID requirements for mail-in absentee voters.

Friday evening part of Judge Colleny’s ruling on Absentee Voting was repealed in the court of Appeals.

  • Witness signatures and addresses ARE REQUIRED on your envelope certification.  Ballots in Envelopes that do not have a complete certification will not be counted per state law. Your envelope is highlighted in yellow in the places that are required to be filled out and the instructions included with your ballot explain the requirements.   
How to get a witness for my absentee ballot?
Staff will continue to attempt to make contact with those who have returned incomplete certifications.

An Important Park and Trail Update