Winter Sidewalk Clearing
The Village of Allouez fall of 2020 amended its sidewalk clearing policy and corresponding Village Code. The change addressed the challenge of maintaining sidewalk along Village thoroughfares and in some cases increased the snowfall depth at which the Village assists property owners with the clearing of the sidewalk. This change was necessary to overall improve the safety of sidewalk along our thoroughfares, simply Village maintenance efforts and be mindful of budgetary challenges.
In addition, on January 4th, 2022 the Code was amended replacing referenced street segments with a map describing winter sidewalk clearing responsibilities.
Following is the new sidewalk clearing code:
The Village of Allouez will assist property owners as follows with the clearing of snow from public sidewalk:
- After each snowfall event the Village will clear sidewalk adjacent to roundabouts and problem area sidewalks. See Village Sidewalk Clearing Map below.
- 6″ of snowfall or more- The Village will clear all other contiguous sidewalk as shown on the Village Sidewalk Clearing Map. Less that 6″ of snowfall, it is the property owner’s responsibility to clear snow and ice from sidewalk.
The Sidewalk Clearing Map can be found at the link below and/or at the Village Hall.
The owner of the property abutting any sidewalk shall, without notice, keep such abutting sidewalk clear of snow and ice as descried above and after the initial clearing efforts by the Village. Residents have 48 hours after a snowfall to clear sidewalk of snow and ice.
Your cooperation and help with the implementation of this revised code would be appreciated to ensure sidewalk is clear and safe for pedestrian use during winter months. This change will go into effect this year and will be enforced beginning with the first snowfall.
Yard waste is defined as all materials originating in the yard and garden which are capable of natural decomposition (i.e. Leaves, plants, flowers, etc.). Grass clippings, brush (branches/twigs), stumps, tree roots, or root balls WILL NOT be collected. Our Village crew makes a full pass through the Village in 6-7 days. Place your yard waste piles at the curb (NOT in the street) during spring clean-up.
A message from the Village of Allouez Water Utility regarding COVID-19:
Drinking water supplied by the Village of Allouez Water Utility is high quality and is well treated. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) encourages the continued use of tap water, as there is no evidence of COVID-19 transmission through municipal water supplies such as ours.
The EPA has established regulations with treatment requirements for public water systems that prevent waterborne pathogens, such as viruses, from contaminating drinking water and wastewater. COVID-19 is a type of virus that is particularly susceptible to disinfection, and standard treatment and disinfectant processes are expected to be effective. Updated information from EPA on COVID-19 can be found here.
For more information about the virus and to learn how you can help protect yourself and others, please visit these trusted sources of information:
Wisconsin Department of Health Service
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
NEW Water Public Service Announcement:
NEW Water (Green Bay Metropolitan Sewer District), advises our customers to continue to only flush the 3Ps (#1, #2, Toilet Paper) to avoid clogging our sanitary sewer system.
“With reports of toilet paper shortages due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) people may be tempted to use paper towels, facial tissue, or wipes: Please continue to ONLY FLUSH THE 3Ps (#1, #2, Toilet Paper) at this time, and always. These materials can clog pipes, cause a backup in your home, and inhibit the sanitary sewer system in our community from working. This graphic image depicts actual “unflushables” of wipes and other muck that reaches our facilities on a daily basis. Please do your part to protect public health!”
Fall Leaf Collection:
Fall leaf collection begins in mid-October and extends through the week before Thanksgiving. The Village crew makes a full pass through the Village in 6-7 days. It is important that leaves be placed at the curb by Monday morning since the collection schedule varies and leaves may be picked up any day of the week. A Leaf Collection Schedule is posted twice weekly on the Village website and is intended to provide a general guide to when leaf collection will occur in specific areas of the Village.
ALLOUEZ WATER UTILITY INFORMATION for RESIDENTS
As a member of the Central Brown County Water Authority, the Village of Allouez encourages and has committed to increased water conservation.
When reading your monthly municipal services invoice remember that the water charge, the sanitary sewer charge, and the storm water charge are listed individually and the codes explain the charges.
Water Conserving Methods:
Residents are encouraged to conserve through use of water-conserving plumbing fixtures. Information on water conserving appliances is available at www.epa.gov/watersense. Look for the WaterSense label on plumbing products as these are products confirmed to be low water use products.
Lawn watering is probably the greatest opportunity for water conservation. Lawn watering systems should include a moisture sensor to over-ride the watering system operation when rainfall occurs and adequate water is already available.
Cross Connection Inspections:
The Allouez Water Utility is required under Wisconsin Administrative Code NR 811.09 (1) (c) to inspect every Residential water service a minimum of once every twenty (20) years, and every commercial business water service every two (2) years to eliminate plumbing cross connections of potential contamination sources to the water supply system. Inspections must include all points of access to the water system within a building, not just an inspection of the water meter. These include outside threaded faucets that can be connected to garden hoses, laundry wash tub faucets, inside basement threaded water faucets, bath tub faucets, and flexible shower faucets such as in a shower stall. All potential cross connection points must be properly installed and must have a hose bib backflow preventer if a threaded faucet. Household inspections are conducted by area in the Village. Residents will be notified if their home is to be inspected. Residential and commercial inspections are performed by the Village and Hydrocorp staff respectively. Further information on the Cross Connection Program is available on the Village website under Water Utility.
December 15, 2011