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Election Results

August 9, 2022
Total Number of Voters - 357
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Residential Trash and Recycling Charges

Residential customers will notice a slight increase on this month's utility bill refuse fee. Due to the increase of fuel costs the current refuse contractor has the ability to charge an energy/fuel surcharge cost to the Village. This is part of the pre-negotiated contract that was agreed upon in January of 2020. This energy/fuel surcharge will be added on each months refuse fee until prices come down. The amount will fluctuate as the cost of fuel goes up or down.

It is importance that residential customers use their trash and recycle bins for weekly pick up. Whether it's one bag or stuffed, the cost is the same. The Village pays an additional fee to dispose of the garbage and recyclables that are brought to the Recycle Center. This means as tax payers, in a sense, you are paying to dispose of your garbage twice.


Bonduel Recycle Center Changes - Effective Immediately

100% ID check and sign-in will begin this weekend at the Bonduel Recycle Center. If your address does not match your driver's license address, then you will need to bring in your current water bill with the correct address on it. This in efforts to help stop non-residents who have been using the Village recycle center.

This effort is to help reduce the cost to the residents who do live in the corporate limits of the Village of Bonduel and pay for the recycle center. If you see someone trying to use the Recycle Center who does NOT live in the corporate limits of the Village, please report the person to the recycle center attendant.

How do you know if you DO NOT live in the corporate limits of Bonduel? If your address starts with a letter, such as W1234 Helmet Street, Bonduel, WI 54107, you DO NOT live in the Village.

This also applies to the Yard Waste Area of the Recycle Center which is open 24/7. The Yard Waste Area will be randomly checked for ID's, during open hours of operation on Saturdays. There will be no sign-in required for this area. All other hours the Yard Waste Area is monitored by surveillance video, and license plates will be checked for vehicle residency.

The Recycle Center does NOT accept: Furniture (couch, mattresses, chairs, tables, etc.) or construction material (any amount) this includes shingles or any item that would not fit in your bin if it was empty. Those items can be taken to the Shawano landfill that charge by the weight and can dispose of those items.

The Recycle Center will take the following items for a fee: TV's, computer monitors, freezers, refrigerators, air conditioners, and dehumidifiers. As attendant for item disposal cost. Fees are paid to the attendant at the time of drop off.

For further questions regarding the Recycle Center changes, please contact Jesse Rankin at 715-758-8779.


Lawn Clippings and Yard Waste

When mowing your lawn, make the first few passes with the lawnmower blowing the grass clippings into the lawn, not the street. If there are grass clippings on the street or sidewalk, use a broom or leaf blower to blow them back into the lawn. Do not use a hose to wash them into the street or storm drains. Keeping your leaves and lawn clippings out of the streets and gutters will prevent clogging of the storm sewers. Clogged storm sewers floods the street causing short and long term effects to the villages infrastructure. Bonduel is under mandate by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to assist in improving water quality in lakes, streams and drainage ways into which the village storm sewers discharge. Cost for clean-up of a violation and a citation may be issued to the property owner if compliance is not met.


Recreational Vehicles

As summer is upon us it brings the oppurtuity to enjoy the outdoors. Here are a few tips to ensure you are in compliance with the village ordnance.

1. Parking is permitted outside in the side yard or rear yard, during the time period of April 1 st to October 31 st , provided it is not nearer than five feet to the lot line.

2. Parking is permitted outside on a hard-surfaced or well-drained gravel driveway provided:
     a. Space is not available in the rear yard or side yard or there is no reasonable access to either the side yard or rear yard. A corner lot is always deemed to have reasonable access to the rear yard. A fence is not necessarily deemed to prevent reasonable access.
     b. Inside parking is not possible.
     c. The unit is parked perpendicular to the front curb.

3. The body of the recreational vehicle, boat or trailer must be at least 15 feet from the face of any curb.

4. No part of the unit may extend over the public sidewalks or public right-of-way.

5. Parking is permitted only for storage purposes. Recreational vehicles, boats or trailers shall not be:
     a. Used for dwelling purposes, except for overnight sleeping for a maximum of 14 days in any calendar year. Cooking is not permitted at any time.
     b. Permanently connected to sewer lines, waterlines or electricity. The recreational vehicle may be connected to electricity temporarily for charging batteries and other purposes.
     c. Used for storage of goods, materials or equipment other than those items consideration to be part of the unit or essential for its immediate use.


Ganschow Street Reconstruction

Orange barrel and flag season is upon us. Ganschow Street project is under way with utility's being repositioned and tree removal starting as part of the ongoing preparation work. The actual construction will start on or about 31 May. We expect this to be completed by the end of July. There will be times the road will not be passable due to water main replacement and cement work. Residents on this street will be notified of these occasions. Any questions please contact Jesse Rankin at 715-758-8779.


Bonduel GIS

The Village of Bonduel has teamed with Ruekert and Mielke to create our very own GIS page. Information on it is limited but will continue to expand as we build our database. Feel free to look and reference this tool that will assist the village employees and residents in all aspects for Bonduel.
https://bonduel.assetally.com


0% Interest Home Repair Loans Available

     The Village of Bonduel has a Community Development Block Grant for Housing Rehabilitation. The funds are loaned at 0% interest to eligible households for home repairs.

     Applications are accepted on a first come first serve basis. The loan can be used to make the following types of repairs: Handicap Accessibility, Electrical Upgrades, Replace Windows & Doors, Connect Water & Sewer Lines, Roofing, Painting, Siding, Porch Repairs, Other General Improvements, Repair/Replace Heating Systems, Water Heaters & Plumbing Systems. See our flyer for more information.

     If interested, applications are available at Village Hall or by contacting Kari Justmann at the MSA Housing Program Office at 1-800-552-6330. All information submitted is kept strictly confidential. Funds are limited so apply now!!


ATV/UTV Routes

The Village of Bonduel roads are officially open to ATV/UTV use, except for State Hwy 117. Country Road BE is now open to ATV/UTV use. Please note this only applies to ATV/UTV's, dirt bikes and other similar motorized vehicles are not allowed. The following are conditions of the use of these routes, and apply to all operators and passengers:

(1) All ATV operators shall slow the vehicle to ten mph or less when operating within 150 feet of a dwelling.
(2) No person shall operate an ATV anywhere within the village between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. With the exception of snow removal operations.
(3) All ATV/UTV operators on routes shall observe posted roadway speed limits; not to exceed 35 MPH.
(4) All ATV/UTV operators shall ride single file.
(5) Operators of ATV/UTV shall observe all laws of this state pertaining to the use of an ATV/UTV.
(6) The Village of Bonduel accepts no liability for the operation of ATV/UTVs on any village roads, alleyways and/or transportation marked corridors under the provisions of this ordinance and also that ATV/UTV operators must remain on an approved and marked trail or route.
(7) All operators are required to have a valid driver's license. Operators' under the age of 16 are required to complete an approved ATV/UTV safety course and carry a safety certificate with them while riding on public roads.

Click here for the full Village Ordinance.


Recently Updated Ordinance

The Municipal Code on this site does not reflect the most up to date changes adopted by the Village. Below are the recently updated ordinances.

2022-02 Littering    

2021 Consumer Confidence Report Posted

For copy of Water Quality Report, call 715-758-2402 or visit www.villageofbonduel.com/docs/municipal/2021CCR.pdf


Homeowners Insurance Coverage for Fire Dept. Services

     Responding to a major structure fire entails significant costs - trucks, equipment, materials and firefighters' labor to name a few. After a fire, local fire departments send bills for their services to the homeowner to recoup these costs. MOST INSURANCE COMPANIES PROVIDE NO MORE THAN $500 OF COVERAGE FOR A FIRE DEPARTMENT BILL. Call your insurance agent to confirm whether or not your homeowner's policy provides coverage for a fire department bill and to learn what level of coverage is available. The additional premium to add this coverage to your policy is minimal & will reduce the strain on your finances and the anxiety to you & your family after suffering an unforeseen catastrophe.


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