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Friday, June 27, 2014

**Important School Crossing Update**

As you may have noticed, the Outagamie County Highway Department has been preparing Freedom Road/CTH ‘N’ (from CTH ‘OO’ north to HWY 41) for an eventual repaving this summer.  As Village of Little Chute officials began to work with the County on the project, the Village of Little Chute reached out to the Little Chute Area School District to ensure a major stakeholder in our community had adequate input into the project.

One of the major issues identified in this project was the pedestrian crossing at Greenfield Avenue and Freedom Road/CTH ‘N’.  This pedestrian crossing has long been identified by traffic experts as a hazardous crossing due to poor sight lines, speed and the curvature and changing elevations of Freedom Road/CTH ‘N’ (particularly the northbound traffic lane).

The Village of Little Chute and the Little Chute Area School District are asking that all pedestrians not cross at Greenfield Avenue, due to the dangers that are present at that crossing.  Instead, we are asking pedestrians utilize the crossings at Freedom Road/CTH ‘N’ and CTH ‘OO’ or the crossing at Freedom Road/CTH ‘N’ and Florida Avenue.  This is particularly important moving forward and we hope that parents will talk with their children about the importance of utilizing marked pedestrian crossings, obeying pedestrian signage, and utilize the areas where crossing guards are present in the hours before and after school.

Moving forward, the Village of Little Chute and the Little Chute area School District will work to improve pedestrian signage along Freedom Road/CTH ‘N’, look at school zones in greater detail Village wide, and work towards a revamped “Safe Routes to School” plan in 2015.  At the end of the day, we want to provide safe accommodations for all pedestrians, especially our youngest pedestrians.  We ask your help in ensuring their safety in these efforts.

To stay informed of the latest information on this topic (and other relevant topics), please visit the Village of Little Chute’s Village Hall Blog at http://www.littlechutewi.org/blogger.  Please contact us with any questions, concerns or comments you may have.

Sincerely,



David Botz                                                                   James P. Fenlon                                                 
District Administrator                                                   Village Administrator
Little Chute Area Schools                                            Village of Little Chute
Phone: (920) 788-7605                                               Phone: (920) 788-7380
Email:  dbotz@littlechute.k12.wi.us                              Email:  james@littlechutewi.org


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Throwback Thursday

In celebration of Throwback Thursday, we offer these photos from Little Chute Resident, Dave Romenesko.

Remember when the pool was fed from and connected to the Fox River? You can see in the photo below that a small canal joins the two. We've come a long way!


 This photo shows the blasting of bedrock in the winter to form the deep end of the new pool. Dynamite was used to create a deep hole to allow for a full 15 foot deep diving area. Anyone remember the blasts? Share your stories in the comments.



Wednesday, June 11, 2014

2014 Assessed Property Values

The 2014 assessed property values have yet to be finalized for the re-evaluation. The appraisal company is currently reviewing the values and completion is projected for mid July. Notices of all changes and assessed values will be mailed out at the end of July. The open book hearings are tentatively scheduled for August 6th and the Board of Review on August 26th at the Village Hall.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

2nd Annual Cookout for a Cause

FOOD ~ FIRE DEPARTMENT SUPPORT ~ FUN

Enjoy a summer cookout AND help support your local Fire Department!



   Friday, June 20th
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Parkside Care Ctr
1201 Garfield Ave
Little Chute, WI  54140



For more information please call: 920.788.5806
                        
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~ All proceeds will be donated to the Little Chute Fire Department ~

Thursday, June 5, 2014

State Money Available For Housing Rehabilitation

The Northeastern Wisconsin Housing Rehabilitation Community Development Block Grant has loan money available for residents in Brown, Calumet and Outagamie counties. 

If your home needs repairs or improvements, you may qualify for home rehabilitation assistance through this program.

Loans are available starting at $1,000 to $24,999 with no interest.  Loan repayment is not required until the home is sold, is no longer the primary residence of the applicant, refinanced, or 30 years, whichever comes first.

The loan is secured by a mortgage on the property.

For landlords, installment loans are available for rental unit repairs provided the unit is or will be rented to tenants who are low or moderate income.

Gross household income must be at or below 80% of the median county income.  Income limits may be found at http://doa.wi.gov/Divisions/Housing/CDBG-Housing

For additional information on the program, contact Todd D. Mead at mead_td@co.brown.wi.us or (920) 448-6480.