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Monday, December 28, 2015

Press Release: Fox Valley Metro Police Department- Overnight Parking Ban



Due to the impending winter storm, Fox Valley Metro Police Department will be reenacting the overnight parking ban tonight 12/28/2015 through Wednesday 12/30/2015. All vehicles must be off the street from the hours of 2:00am to 6:00am for snow removal. No requests for overnight parking will be granted. The Fox Valley Metro parking line has been changed to reflect this.

The Fox Valley Metro Police Department will re-evaluate the road conditions on Wednesday 12/30/2015, and will make a determination then if the parking ban will be lifted for the New Year’s Holiday.

Thank you for your understanding and please drive carefully.

If you have questions, please contact Community Support Officer Michael Lambie at the Fox Valley Metro Police Department at (920) 788-7505.

Community Support Officer Michael Lambie
Fox Valley Metro Police Department
920-788-7505

Friday, December 11, 2015

Habitat for Humanity- Home Repair Program


Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity’s Home Repair program helps low-income homeowners address health and safety issues and preserve the appearances of their homes and yards with zero-percent interest repair loans. 

Partnering with a variety of organizations, Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity provides the volunteers and resources needed to repair homes at a reduced and affordable rate. Providing critical home repairs, weatherization and exterior preservation work in partnership with low-income homeowners, who pay for the repairs through no-interest loans.

To apply: attend an informational meeting or call for an appointment and complete a Home Repair application.

What will be repaired?
Habitat for Humanity staff will assess home repair need and develop a project plan and cost estimate. Priority will be given to critical safety risks/code violations and repairs pertaining to the health, safety and well-being of those living in the home. 

To qualify individuals must: Demonstrate a need for repairs, own a home within the Fox Cities Habitat service area, be the primary residence of the applicant(s) and/or qualifying household member(s), demonstrate ability to make monthly payments to repay the zero-percent interest repair loan and have a household income below 80% County Median Income.

Selection Criteria:
Need: The home must be in need of repair in any of these areas: Safety and code violations,structural integrity of interior or exterior and energy efficiency.

Ability to pay: Individuals must have a stable income, satisfactory credit and the ability to make a small down payment and monthly repayment at no interest.

Willingness to partner with Habitat for Humanity: Individuals must complete an application, provide require documentation and participate in a home visit and Habitat meetings, work alongside volunteers when appropriate, agree to maintain home repairs and be a positive representative of Habitat for Humanity in the community and in your neighborhood.

Apply Now! Applications are accepted year round.
Contact Eileen at (920) 967-8887 or email at EileenD@FoxCitiesHabitat.org

Dog License Information

Do I have to license my pets?

If your dog is spayed/ neutered the cost is $7.00. If not, the cost is $12.00. Failure to get a license after April 1st will result in a $5.00 late fee. 

Upon payment of the fee, individuals must present evidence that the dog is currently immunized against rabies, and a license will be issued. 

At this time you do not need a license for a cat.

Licenses can be obtained at Village Hall, 108 West Main St. from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday

Lost Tags

If a tag is lost, the owner must present their current license. There is no fee for the replacement tag.

Municipal Judge and Trustee Elections

Municipal Judge

The Municipal Judge position is elected in even numbered years
and is elected at large.

If more than two citizens file as candidates for the Municipal Judge position, a primary election will be held on the 3rd Tuesday in February.

How do I run for an elected position in the Village?

You must be a resident of the Village and a qualified elector to seek election to a Village office.  A  Declaration of Candidacy and Campaign Registration Statement form must be filed in person with the Village Clerk.  The citizen must then circulate nomination papers and obtain at least 20 signatures from Little Chute residents to have their name appear on the ballot.

Nomination papers may be circulated no earlier than December 1st  and are due in the clerk's office by (normally 5:00 p.m. the first Tuesday in January) For 2016, deadline is Tuesday, January 5th at 5:00 p.m.

Elections for the Village Board President and Trustee seats are held on the 1st Tuesday in April.  The Village President and three trustee seats are elected in odd-numbered years and all seats are elected at large.

The Village President, Village Trustee seats are three-year terms.

If more than two citizens file as candidates for the Village President position, a primary election will be held on the 3rd Tuesday in February.

If more than six citizens file as candidates for Village Trustee seats, a primary election is necessary and it will be held on the 3rd Tuesday in February. 

The two Trustees receiving the highest amount of votes will be for 3 year terms. The Village Trustee with the lowest vote total will be for a 2 year term.

For additional information contact the Village Clerk.


Friday, November 20, 2015

Utility Billing Change

Beginning January 1st 2016, the Village of Little Chute will be taking over utility billing of village utilities from Kaukauna Utilities.  In the past, the Village contracted with Kaukauna Utilities to bill storm water, water, sewer and garbage utilities.  In order to provide a more efficient billing service for all residents and rate payers, we are making this change.  Starting in January, residents of the Village of Little Chute who receive Storm water, water, sewer and garbage utility services will no longer have those charges appear on your bill from Kaukauna Utilities. Instead, you will receive a separate post-card bill from “Little Chute Utilities”.  The most important factor to consider during this change is that this will have no impact to your services.

Village staff is in the process of providing a number of different payment options for Village residents.  The goal is to provide online bill pay and other customer friendly options so that you can take advantage of these time saving payment options. Our goal is to make this transition as seamless as possible while still providing the best utility services possible.

You should find a door hanger on your door in the next week highlighting this change, but should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to stop by Village hall.  We will also be updating the Village website, to include FAQs and payment enrollment options.

Thank you for your patience throughout this process!

#Dotherightthing

The Fox Valley Metro Police Department is partnering with Papa Johns for an initiative aimed at rewarding those in the community who are going above and beyond to #Dotherightthing. Fox Valley Metro Officers and Police School Liaison Officers will be on the lookout for those going above and beyond and rewarding them with a coupon for a free large pizza from Papa Johns.

Pictures as well as short summaries of those rewarded will be posted on Fox Valley Metro’s Facebook and Twitter Accounts with the hashtag #Dotherightthing. Follow Fox Valley Metro Police Department on Facebook, and on Twitter at @FoxValleyMetro.


If you would like to nominate someone you feel should be recognized please contact the Fox Valley Metro Police Department Community Support Officer Michael Lambie at (920) 788-7505.

#‎DoTheRightThing Windmill Edition

FVMPD recognized a Little Chute couple, Virginia and Eugene (Virgie and Gene) Janssen for their volunteer work and dedication to the Village of Little Chute. You can find the Janssen’s almost daily directing the windmill in downtown Little Chute. Virginia and Eugene volunteer countless hours giving tours, repairing, and decorating the windmill and museum. Not only are the Janssen’s resident experts on Little Chute history, (seriously ask them any question) they also devote their time to many other great organizations in our community. Together they donate their time to Caring Hearts Carrying Meals (Meals on Wheels), Little Chute Elementary School, St. John’s Church, Little Chute Garden Club, Little Chute Athletic Association, and many others. The Janssen's were rewarded with free pizza coupons from Papa Johns Pizza.

Virginia and Eugene are looking for additional volunteers to help out in downtown Little Chute and the windmill. If you are interested in volunteering please contact them at (920) 788-2566.

Monday, August 3, 2015

PRESS RELEASE: Village of Little Chute’s Mill Street Bridge Project Starts in August

Little Chute, WI. (August 3, 2015) – The Village of Little Chute’s Mill Street Bridge project will commence today, August 3rd, 2015.  The long anticipated project will see the complete demolition and removal of the original bridge, built in 1928.  The new bridge set to be constructed will be a pedestrian lift bridge to accommodate the operation of the Little Chute Lock and the 2016 boating season.

The new bridge will be a bascule type bridge that will accommodate both bicycle and pedestrian traffic to the popular Island Park in Little Chute.  In addition, the bridge will accommodate passing boat traffic in the lock system through the Little Chute Canal.  Through a collaborative process, this Transportation Enhancement project includes funding from the Federal Highway Administration, Outagamie County and the Village of Little Chute. 

For residents and users of Little Chute’s Heritage Parkway Trail on Island Park, an important factor to plan for during construction is the removal of access to Island Park from Mill Street. Once the contractor begins mobilizing onto the site, access will not be available from the Mill Street location.  Access to Island Park will still be available from the Village’s Heesakker Park during construction.  As you plan your recreation outings on the Heritage Parkway Trail, please take into account that the Mill Street Bridge access will not be available.

Due to the immense popularity and use that the Heritage Parkway Trail generates, the Village wants to inform the greater public of this closure.  We look forward to a new and improved pedestrian bridge and site upon completion of the project in the spring of 2016.  For a map of the Heritage Parkway Trail system, please visit the following link:

If you have immediate questions or concerns, please contact the Village Administrator at 920-423-3850 or james@littlechutewi.org.  

About the Village of Little Chute
Little Chute is an incorporated community of approximately 10,500 residents. The Village is located within the southeastern portion of Outagamie County and is situated within the heart of the Fox Cities, an urban area along the Fox River. 

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Contact: For additional information, please contact Village Administrator James Fenlon.  Phone:  920-423-3850.  E-mail: james@littlechutewi.org

Monday, March 2, 2015

PRESS RELEASE: Goodwill NCW to open Donation Express facility in Little Chute on March 12



PRESS RELEASE:  Goodwill NCW to open Donation Express facility in Little Chute on March 12; eighth outlet makes donation easier, more accessible

Little Chute — "The eighth Donation Express facility in Goodwill NCW’s Fox River corridor will open to the public at 9 a.m., Thursday, March 12, at 1921 E. Main Street.

The new facility is adjacent to Larry’s Piggly Wiggly, and will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day. The first 40 donors at the Little Chute Donation Express will receive a coupon for a free Papa Murphy’s pizza.

The Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce will partner with Goodwill NCW for a ribbon-cutting celebration when the facility opens.

Each Donation Express is staffed by Goodwill team members, who help donors with their contributions of used clothing and household items. The resale of those contributions provides financial support for the 27 programs and services in Goodwill NCW’s 35-county footprint.

Goodwill NCW’s Donation Express sites are intended to ease the donation process, with staffing and closer access in the communities served by the organization. The strategy has been successful, and plans are under way to create more Donation Express facilities across the service area over the next three years..."

An excerpt from a press release written by Dan Flannery, Vice President of Community Relations (920) 968-6854.  

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Attention Little Chute Residents: Wheel Tax Alert



By now, residents may have started to receive vehicle registration renewals from the Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles for 2015.  These renewals are being mailed to registrations that are expiring in February of 2015 and if your renewal notice contains the incorrect municipality, it could cost you an extra $20.

Renewals being mailed include a message of where the vehicle is actually kept.  For an example, check out the image below.




While there certainly are mailing addresses in the Village of Little Chute that have an Appleton mailing address, this does not mean those residents are required to pay Appleton's newly enacted wheel tax.  If you feel your registration incorrectly calls out the municipality that your vehicle is kept in, write in the name of the municipality you live in on the registration card.  Return the card with check minus the additional $20 for the Appleton wheel tax.  You can also contact the Department of Transportation Vehicle Records Section/Research and Information for help at:


  • Email: vehiclequestions@dot.wi.gov - please reference 'Appleton' in the subject line.  Email should include VIN or plate number of the vehicle.
  • Phone: 608-266-1466 between 7:30 AM and 4:30 PM Monday through Friday

Any contacts/requests to change the actual location or address of the vehicle needs to be made by the registered owner of the vehicle.


Monday, January 19, 2015

Village of Little Chute Adopts Strategic Plan

After a year of planning, the Village of Little Chute has adopted and began the implementation process for its first ever strategic plan.  The document is meant to serve as a road map for the Village over the next 5 years as a means to accomplish and meet the lofty mission and vision established in the planning process.

For more information on the 2015-2019 Strategic Plan, see some of the basics or the specific details, please visit the Village Website at this link:  http://www.littlechutewi.org/index.aspx?NID=390

One can also learn more about the process by visiting the Strategic Planning Advisory Committee site.  At this site, you will learn how the Village of Little Chute drafted the strategic plan:  http://www.littlechutewi.org/index.aspx?nid=376

Should you have any comments, suggestions or questions, please contact the Village Administrator at 920-423-3850 or at james@littlechutewi.org