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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Perscription Drug Take Back Event - October 22



           PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK DAY COMING TO FVMPD OCTOBER 22                                                                          
The Fox Valley Metro Police Department, in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Justice, will coordinate a Prescription Drug Take Back initiative on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 11am-2pm at the Little Chute Village Hall located at 108 W. Main St.


This effort will continue to bring focus to the issue of prescription opiate abuse highlighted by the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Dose of Reality campaign to prevent prescription painkiller abuse. The goal of the Take Back Day is to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the community about the potential for abuse of these medications.

Find a Take Back location near you at http://doseofrealitywi.gov/drug-takeback/find-a-take-back-location/

Unused or expired medicine should never be flushed or poured down the drain. Water reclamation facilities are not designed to remove all of them and trace amounts of pharmaceuticals are showing up in rivers and lakes around the world.


“With the opiate epidemic devastating families and communities across our state, we must work together to remove unused prescription painkillers from circulation. They need to be collected and destroyed,” Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel said. “This program will also reduce the environmental hazards associated with the improper disposal of unused prescription drugs.”


GUIDELINES:

All waste pharmaceuticals must be generated by a household – no businesses are allowed.


Bring:  Prescription (controlled and non-controlled) and over-the-counter medications, ointments, patches, non-aerosol sprays, creams, vials and pet medications.


Do Not Bring:  Illegal drugs, needles/sharps, inhalers, aerosol cans, bio-hazardous materials (anything containing a bodily fluid or blood), personal care products (shampoo, soaps, lotions, sunscreen), household hazardous waste (paint, pesticides, oil, gas), mercury thermometers.
  • Participants may dispose of solid, non-liquid medication(s) by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into a disposal box or into a clear sealable plastic bag. Plastic pill containers should not be collected. Blister packages are acceptable without the medications being removed
  • Liquids will be accepted during this initiative.  However, the liquids, creams and sprays must be in their original packaging and evenly distributed within the boxes of collected solid prescription medications.  Liquids without the original packaging will not be accepted.
  • Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative and should not be placed in collection containers. 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Help Protect Your Family

Outagamie County is excited to announce that we’ve partnered with AtHoc, to implement a new mass notification system that allows citizens to self register for emergency alerts.  When an emergency happens in your neighborhood and the 911 center needs to get urgent information to you, AtHoc will ensure you get critical alerts and actionable information.  You may also register to receive weather information.  You want to be selective on the weather alerts so you are not getting overwhelmed with general weather statements.  Some priority selections to consider should be severe thunderstorm warning and tornado warning.

Sign Up Instructions for Emergency Alerts:
1.     Visit www.outagamie.org and click on the AtHoc icon in the lower left hand corner
2.     On the next page click on the registration link: https://alerts5.athoc.com/SelfService/3949039/Register
3.     On the registration page, enter the requested information, e.g. first name, last name, username, password
4.     Once you click on register you will be brought to another page which requires more detail in regards to your location and contact information
5.     Once your name, address and phone number is completed, you may also choose to select any weather alerts you wish to receive
6.     When you are finished, press “Save”
7.     Review your profile and make any needed changes
8.     When alerts are issued you will receive them

9.     Remember your user name and password as you may wish to edit/update your profile in the future

Monday, June 20, 2016

Little Chute Releases 2016 Community Survey

Earlier this year, the Village of Little Chute partnered with the UW River Falls Survey Research Center.  In April 2016, the Survey Research Center (SRC) at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls mailed surveys to 1,101 randomly selected households in the Village, followed by a second mailing to non-respondents two weeks later.

The SRC received 471 useable responses, for a net response rate of 48%.  Based on the estimated number of adults in the population of Little Chute (8,148), the results provided in the report are expected to be accurate to within plus or minus 4.4% with 95% confidence.


The effort of the survey is actually part of a larger strategy, that being the 2015-2019 Strategic Plan.  The data collected in this survey will assist in policy creation, future decision making and assist with providing data in a number of key areas for the Village of Little Chute.  Perhaps most pressing, data from the report will be utilized as staff continue to work on a cohesive marketing effort for future economic development efforts in the Village, particularly in the Downtown/Central Business District.

Finally, the Village Board of Trustees and Village staff would like to thank the residents of Little Chute for sharing their time and opinion during this effort.  With a response rate of 48%, it is safe to say that the residents of Little Chute are engaged.  We look forward to working on continually improving Village government, not only to meet your expectations that our residents clearly have for our community, but to exceed them!  

You can find the full report for the survey on the Village's Strategic Planning landing page (linked in the left column) or by clicking here

Friday, May 6, 2016

Total Housing Units/ Building Permits

As collected by The Business News Magazine, the 2016 Book of Lists indicates the number of total housing units/building permits in the Village of Little Chute. The Village's economy has been steadily growing over the years. This represents an increase in demand for individuals seeking to invest in the area. This is a good indicator for community development; work for staff has been plentiful. This list will be added to the 2016 Comprehensive Plan.

As represented in the 2015 data below, Little Chute ranks #9, with a total of 114 total units. In 2016, Little Chute had about 122 total units. 


Thursday, April 21, 2016

Yard Waste Drop off Site

Please review this information regarding Little Chute's yard waste drop off site!
The location of the 2016 yard waste site is located at the corner of Elm and Nixon Streets, this is the same location as last year’s temporary site. The same access control card can be used as last year. There is a possibility of relocating this site, this property may be a future building site. THE YARD WASTE SITE IS NOT OPEN YET. You will receive a letter in the main once it opens.
Lawn clippings and leaves only, or brush the size of your hand are allowed. For larger brush items please call the Parks and Recreation Department at (920) 423-3869 to be put on a list for curb side pickup of your brush.
Place the yard waste in the retaining wall once at the site and dispose of the containers/bags that you brought the yard waste into the garbage containers. Keep this site clean, any misuse of site rules may result of closure of the site.
If you have lost or disposed of your card, there will be a fee to reactivate your pass when the permanent site is open. Reactivation of access control cards or the purchase of a new card can only be done at the Village Hall Finance Department.
If you would like to purchase an access control card for the new yard waste site once it becomes available, please call the Department of Public Works at (920) 423-3865 and we will add you to a list of residents that will be contacted when the site is available.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

2016 Windmill Miniature Quilt Show

Come join us! The Little Chute Historical Society is sponsoring the 2016 Miniature Quilt Show to benefit our new, authentic, working Dutch windmill. Our windmill grinds grain into flour with only the power of the wind. 

The Miniature Quilt show will be held on April 22, 23, and 24 from 9-4 each day. Admission is $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for children, a tour of the windmill is included in this cost.
The miniature quilt show is a competition featuring a variety of miniature quilts. Visitors can vote for their favorite. Cash prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place winners. 

For more information on the show, please visit our website at www.littlechutehistory.org 
Or contact us by phone at (920) 788-4679 and at the windmill at (920) 788-2629.

List of Events:

Friday, April 22: From 12:30 – 1:45pm the Library/ Civic Center will be featuring author, Gini Athey, for a book signing of her novel “Quilts Galore.”  


Saturday, April 23: From 9- 3pm in the Library/Civic Center, the Senior Service Club will be serving a breakfast/lunch. A Mission Group from St. Johns Parish will be selling their items in the Library/ Civic Center from 9-4 as well.
Free Pickup of Residential Tires
The Village of Little Chute will collect passenger car tires no larger than 18” (rims acceptable) with a limit of (4) tires per household twice during the year.  The pickup will be on your garbage collection day during the weeks of:  April 18—21 and September 19—22. 
Place the tires curbside by 6:00 a.m. on your collection day.  This collection is limited to residential tires only, not businesses.

If you wish to dispose of tires at any other time, you can take them to the Outagamie County Landfill and pay their regular tire disposal rates.  Tires exceeding 18” in size may be taken to the Outagamie County Landfill for $4.00 per tire or $150.00 per ton.  Please call 920-968-5721 if you have questions or would like additional information.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Press Release: Village of Little Chute Releases Survey to the Community


Little Chute, WI. (April 7, 2016) – The Village of Little Chute and the Survey Research Center (SRC) of University of River Falls collaborated to create a community survey to be released to Village residents. The survey will question residents about their satisfaction with Village services and direction on other important topics.

Since 1990, the Survey Research Center (SRC) at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls has provided statistically sound, low cost information gathering services for academics, local units of government, non-profit groups, school districts, and other organizations.  

According to the most recent 5-year estimate from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, there are approximately 8,148 adults age 18 year and older in Little Chute. Based on that number, the SRC will need to receive 367 completed questionnaires to produce viable survey results. The SRC will send the survey to a random sample of 1,101 Little Chute residents.

The Village of Little Chute has requested that residents fill out this survey in an effort to assess the services the Village provides. Each response will be taken into careful consideration when reviewing the results of the survey. It is of high priority that residents take their time completing the survey and answer honestly and correctly.

The survey will be sent out this week. Please check your mail box for this survey and return by mail. Post card reminders will be sent to non-respondents 10-14 days after the initial mailing and mailing a second survey to non-respondents 10-14 days after the reminder postcard is sent. 

The Village of Little Chute appreciates your time and input on this important effort. Comments and suggestions are always welcome. It is anticipated that the final results will be delivered approximately one month after the closing of the survey.

About the Village of Little Chute
Little Chute is an incorporated community of approximately 11,000 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 from Kaukauna to Neenah. 

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



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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Little Chute Bike & Pedestrian Plan

Village of Little Chute
Bike and Pedestrian Plan

The Village Board will be holding a public meeting on Wednesday, April 6th at 6:00 p.m. during the Regular Board Meeting in regards to the Village of Little Chute’s Bike and Pedestrian Plan. Every 5 years the Parks, Recreation, & Forestry Department updates the village’s Bike and Pedestrian Plan. During this cycle of renewal we are updating the Pedestrian & Bicycle Facilities Recommendations Map. This map designates locations for new and existing bike lanes, signed bike routes, and shared use paths throughout the Village. These routes, lanes, and paths are installed either when an existing road is being reconstructed or when money is available to do the striping, signing, or paving through the village budget. Below I have included the definitions for a bike lane, signed route, and shared use path as written in our Bike & Pedestrian Plan.

Bike Lane:  A portion of the roadway which has been designated by striping, signing and pavement markings for the preferential or exclusive use of bicyclists. (AASHTO) They (bicycle lanes) are usually 4-6 feet wide. Bicycle lanes are perceived by many bicyclists as being safer and thus encourage bicycling on these facilities. (CPORP)

Signed Route:  A shared roadway which has been designated by signing (“Bike Route”) as a preferred route for bicycle use. (AASHTO)

Shared Use Path:  A bikeway physically separated from motorized vehicular traffic by an open space or barrier and either within the highway right-of-way or within an independent right-of-way. Shared use paths may also be used by pedestrians, skaters, wheelchair users, joggers and other non-motorized users. (AASHTO) 

On April 6th the Village Board is specifically discussing the map of proposed and existing bike lanes, signed bike routes and shared use paths. The entire village is invited to come to this public meeting and share their inputs on this plan. If you have any questions prior to the public meeting please call the Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Director at 920-423-3868.


Click on the following link for a full PDF file of the proposed Pedestrian & Bicycle Facilities Recommendations Map. http://www.littlechutewi.org/DocumentCenter/View/3493

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Monthly Reports

Since the start of the New Year, the Village has created monthly reports detailing the operations the various Village departments which is submitted to the Village Board of Trustees and the residents of Little Chute. The information with in the reports are intended to keep the Board and public informed about their government at work. Monthly reports contain the following sections: accomplishments for the month prior, priorities for the current month and metrics on various service or resident related items.

The goal is to provide statistics and measures that can be analyzed and viewed over time. These reports will be reported to the Board on a monthly basis. Ultimately, this information can be sued to assist in policy and fiscal decisions on the future of Village operations. The reports will be added to the official file of the Village of Little Chute and will be published on the Village’s website.

To view the monthly reports click the link: http://www.littlechutewi.org/434/Monthly-Reports