Welcome to Town of New Hope, Wisconsin
Welcome to the Town of New Hope Website!
Town Officers: Todd Knepfel – Chairman, Timm Raddatz – Supervisor, Ray Reser – Supervisor, Doreen Stolpa – Treasurer, Pat Zellmer – Clerk
The next Town of New Hope Meeting? Tuesday, Dec. 19, 7:00 pm. North New Hope Church (845 Cty Rd T).
Another RECYCLING EVENT!!
Due to the unprecedented demand of the October Electronic and Small Appliance Recycling Event, Portage County Solid Waste has teamed up with Dynamic Lifecycle Innovations and Vizio to offer Portage County residents a second opportunity to properly recycle electronics and small appliances. Residents will be able to recycle items for free on Saturday December 2nd from 8:30 to 2:30 BY PRE-REGISTRATION at the Portage County Transfer Facility in Plover. To reduce traffic congestion and wait times, all participants must pre-register by noon on December 1st. A very limited number of weekday appointments leading up the December 2nd event are available.
To see what’s eligible for recycling (and the details for the event), click here, then click on the link that appears. Portage Co Dec 2 2023 E-waste event
The event will be able to accommodate up to 750 vehicles. Here is the direct link to pre-register: https://www.co.portage.wi.gov/Activities/Activity/Detail/Electronic-Small-Appliance-Recycling-Eve-679
BUILDING PERMITS: Wondering if you need a permit for that building or remodeling project? Please contact Portage County Planning and Zoning Department at 715.346.1334 BEFORE you begin as they issue all building permits for the entire county. Note that changing windows, doors, roof, siding does not need a permit unless that will change the slope, shape, or size of your current building. If in doubt, check it out with the zoning department. Zoning Permit Application Forms, Procedures and Information
BURNING PERMITS are not currently required in Town of New Hope. Please contact the WI DNR for more information on their website: https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/forestfire/permits.
Be SAFE: sign up for Weather and Power Outage alerts: With summer storms here and winter on the way, consider signing up for weather updates, storm warnings on the Portage Co. Community Alert System notifications page (https://portagecountycommunityalert.bbcportal.com) and power outage alerts (see Alliant Energy: My Account (https://www.alliantenergy.com/accountandbilling/customersupport/managemyaccount)
Portage County Warming and Cooling Emergency Shelters Did you know that Portage County offers Warming and Cooling Shelters to help us deal with extreme weather? Check this link for shelters near you. https://www.co.portage.wi.us/department/sheriff-s-office/emergency-management-division/warming-and-cooling-centers
WATER QUALITY: Worried about what’s in your drinking water? Terrific resources for more information and help are:
- Portage County Planning and Zoning (715.346.1334) https://www.co.portage.wi.us/department/planning-zoning/groundwater-management
- Understanding Ground Water in Portage County Groundwater-in-Portage-County
- Portage County Residents are eligible to receive a free lab-certified water test, and may be eligible for financial assistance for a reverse osmosis treatment system Portage County WATER-Well Assistance Project 2023
- Free Water Test to any Portage County resident who uses a private well Portage County WATER Program 2023
- Free Water Testing: Portage County Planning and Zoning (715.346.1334) https://www.co.portage.wi.us/department/planning-zoning/water-resources/portage-county-water-well-owner-assistance-for-treatment-and-economic-recovery-project/water-test-registration-form
- The UWSP Water and Environmental Analysis Lab provides water testing for a nominal fee https://www3.uwsp.edu/cnr-ap/weal/Pages/Homeowner.aspx
- What are the ‘safe’ maximum contaminant levels in water for your health and how to interpret and understand those water test values? (Especially important for children and pregnant women) Wisconsin DNR https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/DrinkingWater/HealthAdvisoryLevels.html
- The DNR Well Compensation Grant Program (https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/aid/WellCompensationFAQ.html) provides funding to eligible landowners or renters to replace, reconstruct, or treat contaminated private water supplies that serve a residence or provide water to livestock.