SEASON WEIGHT LIMITS:
On Thursday, March 5, 2020, the Portage County Highway Department began imposing seasonal weight restrictions on various County Trunk Highways. The weight restrictions are 6 tons gross load for single axle and 10 tons gross load for each tandem axle (any two axles under 8 feet apart). The maximum gross vehicle weight is 26 tons. Portage County Highway Department will begin installing signs along all posted roads beginning at 7:00 a.m. on the 5th. Enforcement will begin when signs are installed. Learn more at the Highway Department website.
EMS OPEN HOUSE/CITIZEN INPUT:
Sheriff Lukas has announced the dates for EMS Open House/Citizen Input Forums for 2020. The first is slated for Wednesday, April 8th in Amherst (the April 8th Open House has been canceled) with additional forums in Plover (August 12th) and Stevens Point (December 9th). The attached letter provides details. Click for the Sheriff's letter.
TOWN HALL LOCATION:
FIRST RESPONDER MEETING
Second Monday of the Month (ALL MEETINGS CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)
Are you interested in taking an Emergency Medical Responder class? Attached is the Mid-State Technical College Application. Contact Jim Yetter at 715-213-2000 or Jerry Reinwand at 715-570-8720 with questions about becoming a first responder and/or taking a class.
Click Here for Amended ATV Ordinance (July 2019)
All TOWN roads are now open for ATV/UTV travel between the hours of 7:00 am and 10:00 pm. Only ride on COUNTY roads that are clearly posted as an ATV route. As posted, only the NORTH BOUND lane of County U is a route. Please respect property owner's land at all times.
SOME INFORMATION FROM PORTAGE COUNTY
REGARDING COVID-19, THE CORONAVIRUS
INFORMATION BELOW WAS ADDED ON 3/24/2020 TO THE WEBSITE
The Humane Society of Portage County has announced that they are operating and open for animal control only. Approved staff is still there and they are functioning, but closed to the general public (except for animal control). Sorry-but that includes closed for adoptions. Click to read the Public Announcement by the Jumane Society Regarding COVID-19
INFORMATION BELOW WAS ADDED ON 3/20/2020 TO THE WEBSITE
INFORMATION BELOW WAS ADDED ON 3/19/2020 TO THE WEBSITE
INFORMATION BELOW WAS POSTED ON THE WEBSITE ON 3/15/2020
Attached you will find the latest press release from Portage County detailing their initial responses to the COVID-19 situation. Also attached is a Community Mitigation guide that the CDC put out on Thursday (03/12), and from Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) documents on international and domestic travel and mass gathering guidance. Additional press releases and other updates will be posted as they they are received, as it’s important for all to know what is happening. More planning will be taking place at the county level this week (3/16-3/20).
I have included a link that is a good website at DHS for monitoring the situation in Wisconsin. There are also numerous other links on that page to more information. You can call 2-1-1 for information, and they will connect anyone who needs it to the DHS Call Center that is operating from 8am to 8pm Mon-Fri and 9am to 5pm on the weekends. People can also text 211-211 and get an automated message that will connect them with more information. Automated texting is now available on 211-211. If people text COVID19 (do not include the hyphen in the text code) to 211-211 they will receive links to CDC information about the virus.They will then receive a prompt to enter their zip code. All Wisconsin zip codes direct the texter to the 211 Wisconsin COVID-19 webpage which currently provides links to the DHS site. The message also says that people can call 211 to speak with a specialist.
TRANSFER STATION UPDATE
As outlined by Governor Tony Evers "SAFER AT HOME" rules apply when stopping at the Transfer Station. So please…
Town of Grant
The deadline for registered voters to request an absentee ballot be mailed to them is the Thursday before the election, April 2. The request must be made by 5:00 pm on the 2nd. The deadline for online voter registration has been extended to March 30th @ 11:59 pm for the April 7th election only. To learn more about registration and absentee ballots (Click Here) If you do not have a photo ID (e.g. drivers license or other ) on record with the Town Clerk you will need to submit one when applying for your ballot. Read directions carefully when applying for your ballot.
TOWN OF GRANT
Effective March 26, 2020
ALL MEETINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
DUE TO GOVERNOR EVERS
EMERGENCY ORDER # 12 SAFER AT HOME ORDER
Note: Meetings include:
Annual Meeting-will be rescheduled to later date.
Ordered by Town Chairperson, Chris Kruger
EFFECTIVE FRIDAY MARCH 27,2020......All annual written and electronically issued BURNING PERMITS have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus. Further information can be found on the DNR website.
Portage County, Wisconsin
Town Board Meetings (regular meeting on 2nd Wednesday of the month)
TOWN OF GRANT/KELLNER AREA RUMMAGE SALE
The Town of Grant/Kellner Area Rummage Sale will be combined with the Grand Rapids Area Sales on Friday June 12th and Saturday June 13th. This is a week later for the Town of Grant than in the last several years. A Facebook page has been established for the event - https://www.facebook.com/GRCommunitySales/
2020 Voting Dates
February 18, 2020 - Spring Primary
April 7, 2020 - Spring Election &
Presidential Preference Primary
August 11, 2020 - Partisan Primary
November 5, 2020 - General Election