Village Newsletter- summer 2020

Summer Newsletter

HYDRANT FLUSHING NOTICE

The Star Prairie Utilities will conduct its Fire Hydrant Flushing beginning on July 22nd and July 23rd, 2020.  This notice is to inform our customers that hydrant flushing may cause discolored or “rusty” looking water. The discolored water is caused by naturally occurring iron minerals that are disturbed during the flushing process. If mineral particles are detected (that may affect laundry operations) cold water should be run to clear out household water lines. If the problem persists, residents should contact Star Prairie Utilities at (715) 531-7033.

YARD WASTE COLLECTION SITE

Beginning July 1, 2020, the Village of Star Prairie’s yard waste collection site, located at 603 Hill Avenue, will be open 7am to 7pm April 1st thru December 1st. This service is for village residents only and no foot traffic is allowed. Access road has a 15 MPH limit. To ensure this amenity remains open, please help by reporting suspicious activity to Chief Thompson at 715-531-7095.

ABSENTEE VOTING

Wisconsin Elections Commission encourages absentee voting due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit the village’s website at https://villageofstarprairie.com/election-information/ or 

MyVote Wisconsin at https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/ on how to obtain an absentee ballot. Please call the clerk at 715-248-7231or email at clerk@villageofstarprairie.com to make an appointment for in-person voter registration or early in-person voting in the clerk’s office. Upcoming Elections: August 11, 2020 Partisan Primary and November 3, 2020 General Election.

SPRING CLEAN UP CANCELED

The Village’s annual Clean-Up day has been canceled for 2020. Residents are recommended to monitor and use the county’s upcoming fall collection events. Follow their website at www.sccwi.gov/recycling for prices, updated schedules, and location(s) as well as the fall edition of the printed newsletter “ Your Wasteline.” Tentative dates are as follows: Tire Collection: September 19, 2020, Appliance & Electronics- September 19, 2020 and Clean Sweep Hazardous Waste- September 24-25th, 2020. 

 


Free! Summer Food Options for You and Your Family!

Click here for more details!

Partnering With Our Community

The School District of New Richmond’s School Nutrition Department has partnered with local, state, and national entities to provide food service options for our community through the summer months.
 

1) FREE MEALS FOR CHILDREN 18 AND UNDER WILL CONTINUE

 

  • Every Wednesday, July 8th – August 12th
  • Drive through service 11:00 – 1:00
  • New Richmond High School Main Entrance Loop
  • Meal bags will contain 5 days’ worth of breakfast, lunch, and milk

*June 29th service will be the last for current meal service sites as listed below:

 

 

  • Starr Elementary 11:00 – 1:00
  • Deer Path Townhomes 10:45-11:15
  • Croft Place Apartments 11:20 – 11:50
  • The Centre 11:55 – 12:25
  • Star Prairie (village parking lot) 12:35 – 1:05

 

· Partners: USDA Seamless Summer Option

 

2) FREE PRODUCE FOR ALL FAMILIES IN JULY

 

  • Every Thursday, July 9th – July 30th
  • Drive through service 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Starr Elementary Bus Loop
  • 1 box (12’’ x 9’’) of fresh produce provided to each family (Produce options vary)

 

– Partners: United Way, Food Wise, UW Extension, New Richmond Kiwanis

 

3) HAPPY KIDS BACKPACK PROGRAM AVAILABLE IN JULY

*Only available to families enrolled

  • Every Thursday, July 9th – July 30th
  • Drive through service 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Starr Elementary Bus Loop
  • 1 bag of non-perishable food items provided to each family (Food options vary)

 

· Partners: New Richmond Happy Kids Backpack Program, Five Loaves Food Shelf, Sheridan Story, St. Croix Valley Charities, First National Community Bank


St. Croix County Public Health Advisory Statement and Best Practices

Press Release Health Advisory 6/22/2020

St. Croix County Health Advisory Page

Press Release Health Advisory 5/15/2020

Final Health Advisory- Specific Recommendations 5/15/2020

Additional Resources offering best practices/guidance for local businesses:

WI Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) Best Practices to ReOpen
Business Reopening Guides
WI Restaurant Association Reopening Checklist

WI Restaurant Association COVID-19 Reopening Guide