VILLAGE BOARD MEMBERS
President: Mike Sprague
Village Adm.: Chris Jensen
Village Board meetings are held the 2nd & 4th Monday of every month at the Matsche Center at 7:00 p.m. The Board welcomes your comments and suggestions, but these must be given in the venue of a Board meeting, where they can be acted on in the proper manner. Attending meetings gives you a voice! Board minutes are posted online at the Village website: Villageofbirnamwood.com
No burning of leaves on Village streets or sidewalks. Any burning should be done on homeowner’s property. NOTE – Yard waste can be taken to the Village dumpster located by the Sewer Plant to prevent air pollution from burning!
TRICK OR TREAT
Trick or Treat hours for the Village of Birnamwood will be 4:30 – 6:30 pm on Wednesday, October 31st. Please leave an outside light on if you would like to have the little spooks stop at your home.
The warming house next to the ice skating area at the south end of Main St. has been painted, shelving installed and skates provided for patrons to use. Thank you to all who have contributed. Once the cold weather arrives, watch for the rink to open. Please respect the property and leave the area as you found it so others can also experience the fun! Donations of skates are welcome.
November 6th at the Matsche Center. 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, Senators, Rep. in Congress, Rep. in Assembly, Sheriff and Clerk of Circuit Court will all be voted on. ALSO Referendums for the use of marijuana and Witt-Birn School District.
GARBAGE COLLECTION & RECYCLING
Garbage collection is Tuesday of each week. Recycling is gathered every other week. Yard waste is NOT collected.
September 11th & 25th
October 9th & 23rd
November 6th & 20th
December 4th & 18th
January 2nd, 15th & 29th
February 12th & 26th
March 12th & 26th
April 9th & 23rd
If you would like to serve your community, the Birnamwood Area Emergency Services is looking for emergency medical responders. They pay on-call hourly wages and hourly wages for responding to calls. Cost of training is covered! Contact Ron Bauch at 715-216-3299 to learn more.
BIRNAMWOOD WATER & SEWER CUSTOMERS
WATER MAIN FLUSHING
The Village will be flushing water mains during the week of Oct. 1st. Customers may experience cloudy or discolored water during this time. Shut off water, wait 30-60 minutes. Run cold water only until clear. The colored water does not pose a health risk. Be sure to test your water in a clear glass jar before doing laundry, as it will stain laundry. If you have any questions, please contact Chris Jensen at 715-219-4151
Elderly Shawano County residents over the age of 60
Shawano County Aging Unit provides services that individuals can take advantage of for little to no cost. These include: HOME DELIVERED MEALS 715-526-4686.
MEAL SITES in Birnamwood & Wittenberg 715-253-2421. TRANSPORTATION FOR INDIVIDUALS OVER 60 OR WHO ARE DISABLED – Subsidized Taxi tickets or Volunteer Driver Escorts 715-526-4686.
BENEFIT SPECIALIST SERVICES are available for those who have a problem with their public or private benefits. Questions about Medicare, Senior Care, Extra Help with prescription drugs, Medicaid and other issues can call –
Monday & Wednesday
2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. – noon
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THE MATSCHE CENTER
The Matsche Center is available for rent to host your events. Contact the Village Clerk to make your reservations or complete a contract from the Village website and mail it in.
Check the Village website for board minutes, notices and events!
INTERESTED in getting a printed newsletter, contact the Village Clerk to be put on a mailing list.
You can get a 0% interest, deferred loan and no monthly payments for needed improvements through the Village Community Block Grant. Call Barb at 715-752-4620 for more information.