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NOTICE OF RATE INCREASE

Water Customers of the Arena Municipal Water Utility

This is to give you notice that the Arena Municipal Water Utility will file an application on August 7, 2024, with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC), for authority to increase water rates. Rates for general service will increase 4.1 percent. The increase is necessary to reduce the existing deficiency in present rates. The request is being made under Wis. Stat. 196.193. Rate increases granted under this statute do not require a public hearing. Last water rate increase was done in 2004. The effect of the increase for some selected customers is shown below.

Customer Classification

Meter Size

Gallons

Existing
Monthly
Rate

Revised
Monthly
Rate

Average Residential

3/4

4,000

$20.00

$20.81

Commercial

1

15,000

$51.50

$53.61

Multifamily

1

20,000

$62.00

$64.56

Industrial

2

100,000

$243.86

$254.07

Public Authority

3/4

2,000

$15.00

$15.61

Arena Municipal Water Utility anticipates that this rate increase will go into effect on October 1, 2024. If you have any questions about the rate increase request, call the Arena Municipal Water Utility at (608) 753-2133

AUGUST 13, 2024 - PARTISAN PRIMARY

Notice of Voting by Absentee Ballot

Type C Notice - Referendums

Notices - Polling Location, Testing of Voting Equipment, Provisional Ballots

Sample Ballot

RESULTS can be found on the Iowa County website.

Hydrant Flushing

The Village of Arena will be flushing and testing Fire Hydrants during June 11th-13th. Residents may experience some discoloration of their water.
However, the water will continue to be safe to drink. Residents may want to avoid doing laundry during this time to avoid discoloration of clothing. If you must do laundry, make sure you check the water before you wash the clothes.
Despite the inconvenience of the discolored water, it is necessary to flush fire hydrants to remove any sediment that might have settled in the water mains and also, to insure that the fire hydrants remain in good working condition.
If you have any questions, please call the Arena Public Works at 459-5838. Thank you for your understanding during this process.

Spraying Mosquitos

The Village will be spraying for mosquitos at dusk, weather permitting. Please go in doors and shut windows if you have any issues or concern with pesticides.

Control of Noxious Weeds & Mowing of Lawn

As provided in State Stat. 66.0407(4) notice is hereby given to each person who owns, occupies, or controls land in the Village of Arena, Iowa County, Wisconsin to destroy all noxious weeds on such property before the plants bloom.  (Photos available here: https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Invasives/photos/index.asp)

If property is found not in compliance with the above Notice, the Village of Arena shall issue an Official Notice stating that action must be taken within five days of the written notice or the Village of Arena will destroy the weeds at the responsible person’s expense.

8.05.070 Regulation of length of lawn and grasses.

Public Nuisance Declared. The village board finds that lawns, grasses and noxious weeds on lots or parcels of land which exceed eight inches in length adversely affect the public health and safety of the public in that they tend to emit pollen and other discomforting bits of plants, constitute a fire hazard and a safety hazard in that debris can be hidden in the grass, interferes with the public convenience and adversely affects property values of other land within the village. For that reason, any lawn, grass or weed on a lot or other parcel of land which exceeds eight inches in length is hereby declared to be a public nuisance, except for property located in a designated floodplain area and/or wetland area or where the lawn, grass or weed is part of a natural lawn approved pursuant to AMC 8.05.060.

Water Material Inventory Survey

Click Here to take survey

2023 Consumer Confidence Report

2023 Consumer Confidence Report is now available for review here or hard copy is available at Clerk's Office.

Open Book & Board of Review

Open Book will be held on Monday May 13, 2024 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at 345 West St, Arena Village Hall for purpose of inspecting the assessment roll and talking with the assessor.
  Board of Review will meet on Tuesday, May 22, 2024 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm or until adjourned in the Village Hall. Click here for full notice.

Board of Review Agenda

2024 SPRING ELECTION

NO PROVISIONAL BALLOTS

ELECTION RESULTS....APRIL 2, 2024
Notice of Voting by Absentee Ballot

Notices - Polling Location, Testing of Voting Equipment, Provisional Ballots, Canvass

Sample Ballot

RESULTS can be found on the Iowa County website.

TECH HELP....

Are you struggling with your smartphone, tablet, or laptop? Help is at hand, courtesy of the River Valley area public libraries. Every Thursday of the month, from 2 to 4 pm, individuals can drop by for assistance with their tech-related questions—all without needing an appointment.
Whether you're grappling with setting up email accounts, navigating social media platforms, or troubleshooting software issues, knowledgeable volunteers or library staff will be on hand to lend a helping hand.
This invaluable resource is made possible through collaboration among the River Valley area public libraries and is part of their ongoing commitment to fostering digital literacy in the community.Spring Green Library Tech Help Flyer

The Village Offers Auto Pay!

An Auto Pay Authorization form is available at Village Hall or on our website to allow your utility payment to be deducted from your checking or savings account on the due date. It’s Easy! Sign up today to start enjoying these benefits:

  • No Checks to Write 
  • No Postage to Pay
  • No More Late Fees
  • No Worries!

2023 Tax Bills

Tax amounts and payments of taxes can be viewed online through Iowa County’s website. Amounts will be updated in real time as payments are posted. Click below:

Tax Amount & Payment Viewer

*Type in Village of Arena for Municipality and type in either your parcel number, street address or name to get your information. Click on your parcel and then just click on the TAXES tab and scroll down to see your tax information.

DOG & CHICKEN LICENSING

If you have a dog or chickens in the Village, a yearly license is required. The chicken licensing information can be found HERE. To license your dog, please stop into Village Hall during normal business hours, or call the Clerk's office at 608-753-2133.

Monitoring Requirement Not Met for Arena Waterworks

We are required to monitor your drinking water for specific contaminants on a regular basis. Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not your drinking water meets health standards. Between 10/01/2023 and 10/31/2023, we did not monitor for fluoride contaminants, and therefore cannot be sure of the quality of your drinking water during that time.

There are no special precautions you need to take at this time.  This is a DNR required notice to inform residents of a missed test. Tests are done monthly and we have no reason to believe there were any contaminants in the water during the aforementioned timeframe as Arena Waterworks has never tested positive for fluoride contaminants in any previous month.

Unexpected staff changes led to the missed test, and a schedule is in place to ensure no further tests are missed.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Public Works Supervisor Rich Meili, Village of Arena, 345 West St, Arena, WI or by phone at 608-459-5838. 

Notice of Spring Election

Notice of Spring Election

Candidate information for the 2024 Spring Election for the Village Board can be found HERE.

Notice of Noncandidacy has been filed by Incumbent Trustee Tami Erspamer and Kristen Shea.

2024 Proposed Budget

2024 Proposed Budget Information   Budget Hearing: Tuesday, November 7th at 7 p.m.

VILLAGE EDGE ROAD PROJECT

Scheduled to start the end of August and finished the end of October 2023.
Click here for Informational Sheet.

Pellitteri Trash & Recycling Pickup

Effective THURSDAY, July 6, 2023 (One day late this month due to the Fourth of July Holiday): The Village signed a new 10-year contract with Pellitteri for trash and recycling pickup. Residents will continue to pay a monthly fee for recycling on your utility bill and the Village pays for the trash through the annual budget. 

Contact information for Pelletteri: www.pellitteri.com 608-257-4285

SHARON STREET CLOSURE

Will be CLOSED for undetermined time from Washington Street to Christina Street. Please use detour: Christina St - Williams St - Broadway St.Detour Street Construction

Arena Centennial Celebration

Click here to read more about the upcoming Centennial Celebration Events.
Crafters needed for the Jones/Peterson Memorial held on July 8th.

US 14 IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

The WisDOT will host a public meeting to present proposed improvement to US 14 between Oak Street in Arena in Iowa County and Walter Road in Mazomanie in Dane County:
   Place: Arena Village Hall, 345 West St, Arena, WI 53503
   Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2023
   Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Exhibits will be on display for you to review and representatives will be available to discuss and answer questions.
Click here for full information

Utility Bills - April Mailing

How to Calculate Your Water Bill information
You will notice a change in utility billing this month. Invoice is paper size vs green post card due to the insert mailings and needed a mailing address to fit into the window envelope.
You will also notice a possible adjustment on your utility bill due to the Galaxy (antenna-that reads the meters) broke and needed to get a new one. Your January & February utility bill was estimated, the reading in March is the actual usage for the past three months. It deducts the amount that was estimated from your Jan/Feb bills and the balance is owed. Some are more and some are less than your usual monthly bill. If you feel there is a big change in the amount owed (could be due to a possible leak), please call the Village Office at 753-2133.

INFORMATION: Sewer & Lift Station Improvements

Click Here for Residential Information on the Interceptor Sewer & Lift Station Improvements

K9 DIOGE

K9 Dioge Services:
Chief Stroik humbly invites everyone to a final salute for K9 Dioge at the Spring Green Animal Hospital on Wednesday, March 8, at approximately 9am. I would also like to thank each and every one of you for your support and donations throughout Dioge’s long career, and the compassion and kind words we’ve received during this sad time, I can’t tell you how much this has all meant to us.
This short service will last approximately 15 minutes, and will be held outside. A temporary memorial has been set up at the Arena Police Department, and will stay up through Tuesday night, at which time it will be moved to the service.

Sanitary Sewer Project

Sewing Lining to start Monday, February 20, 2023. Click here for more information. Click here for affected area.

2023 Spring Primary

Notice of Voting by Absentee Ballot

Notices - Polling Location, Testing of Voting Equipment, Provisional Ballots

RESULTS can be found on the Iowa County website.

November 8, 2022  General Election

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS CAN BE VIEWED HERE!

No Provisional Ballots

Notice of Voting by Absentee Ballot

Notices - Polling Location, Testing of Voting Equipment, Provisional Ballots, Canvass
Referendum Notice
Referendum Explanation
Sample Ballot

Important Notice to Voters

Important Notice

The Wisconsin Election Commission has notified the Village that there was an error on the ballots that have been printed for the upcoming November election.  Wisconsin Statutes allow independent candidates to include a statement of principle, if any, in five words or less, along with their name on the ballot.  In the race for Congressional District 2, Douglas Alexander, who is running as an independent, should have the words "Term Limits for Congress" after his name instead of "Independent".   

The Village is in the process of mailing a letter to all absentee voters who have already received their ballot. The letter will also be included with future absentee requests and posted during in-person voting. 

  • If you have already returned your absentee ballot and not wish to make any changes, no action is required on your part.
  • If you have already returned your absentee ballot, and do wish to change your vote, you may contact the Clerk's office to spoil your ballot and be issued a new absentee ballot.
  • If you are just receiving the notice with your ballot, the mistake will not affect the votes cast on your ballot.

Public Informational Meeting

IMPACT OF NEW WELL #2 & SANITARY SEWER & LIFT STATION UPGRADE

Public Notice is hereby given that the Village of Arena will hold a public information meeting at the Village Hall, 345 West Street, Arena, Wisconsin on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. to inform the public about the financial impact to the community on the improvements of the New Well #2 and Sanitary Sewer & Lift Station Upgrades.  Click here to view presentation.

DaNean Naeger, Village Clerk

BUILDING PERMIT ONLINE APPLICATION

Johnson Inspection, LLC is pleased to announce we have launched the online Johnson Inspection Permit
Application Portal, where Permits and Inspections can be requested.

This process will allow permitting, payments, and inspection requests to be streamlined and processed
immediately for owners and contractors.

Applicants can apply and pay for their permits online through the website: www.jiportal.com

The applicant will be issued a permit immediately upon the completed payment submission using Credit Card or
ACH. This process will allow work to start promptly, avoiding delays. The applicant can submit payment using a
check if they choose that method as well, but the permit will not be issued until payment has been received. This
will free up Municipal office staff time, since the applicants will not have to come to the Municipal office to pickup
and pay for a permit, while also saving time for the applicant.

The online inspection requests will enable applicants to request inspections, see when the inspection was
completed, and if it passed or failed on-demand, without having to contact the Johnson Inspection office.

Refrigerator & Freezer Recycling

Focus on Energy is offering FREE refrigerator and freezer recycling and a $35 reward per appliance recycled (limit 2).  To qualify for the program, your units must be in working condition and must be 10 - 30 cubic feet in size (mini fridges are ineligible).  Schedule your FREE appliance pick up at Focusonenergy.com or at 1-800-354-1898.

Public Hearing: Abbreviated Facility Plan for Sanitary Sewer & Lift Station Upgrades

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
VILLAGE OF ARENA
ABBREVIATED FACILITY PLAN
SANITARY SEWER & LIFT STATION UPGRADE

Public Notice is hereby given that the Village of Arena will hold a public hearing at the Village Hall, 345 West Street, Arena, Wisconsin on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. to consider an Abbreviated Facility Plan for Sanitary Sewer & Lift Station Upgrades.
The Abbreviated Facility Plan for Sanitary Sewer & Lift Station Upgrades addresses the long-term Sanitary Sewer collection system and Lift Station needs in the Village of Arena. The public hearing will include a discussion of the facility planning process, the recommended improvements, and the anticipated financial impact to the community of those improvements. At the public hearing, questions regarding the Abbreviated Facility Plan for Sanitary Sewer & Lift Station Upgrades will be addressed and public comments will be accepted for consideration and submitted to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
A copy of the Abbreviated Facility Plan for Sanitary Sewer & Lift Station Upgrades will be available for public review at the Village Hall, 345 West Street, Arena, Wisconsin beginning May 9, 2022. Copies of the report may be obtained from MSA Professional Services, Inc., 1702 Pankratz Street, Madison, WI 53704 for a fee of $50.00 each beginning May 9, 2022.
Written comments regarding the Abbreviated Facility Plan for Sanitary Sewer & Lift Station Upgrades will be accepted by the Village’s consulting engineer, MSA Professional Services, Inc., 1702 Pankratz Street, Madison, WI 53704 until June 7, 2022.

Dated this 9th day of May 2022.
DaNean Naeger, Village Clerk

Well Drilling

What is going on in the Village of Arena Park? Sam’s Well Drilling, Inc. from Randolph, WI is drilling the test well for the planned construction of the Village of Arena secondary well to be completed in late 2022 with the well house construction to be completed in 2023. A secondary well has been recommended by DNR for several years to maintain water security in the event of an equipment failure of our only well. Additionally, a second well aids in having adequate water supply in a fire event, and thirdly, an additional well sets our community up for future economic growth. Funding for this project is coming from Arena’s TIF District, which keeps Village taxpayer money in the Village. Photo courtesy of Kathy Stoltz Photography.

DOG LICENSE(S) for 2022 are here!

Please remember that if you have a dog that is over 5 months of age, by state law and village ordinance, it must be licensed each year. This helps ensure that the dog is properly vaccinated. As an added bonus, if our officers come upon a properly licensed dog (meaning the license is current and is attached to the collar), we will try to get the dog home, at least a couple of times, rather than taking it to Human Society “doggy jail” and resulting in the owner of having to pay "bond" to get the dog out. Licenses can be obtained at the Village Clerk's Office – COST: $7.00 neutered/spayed; $15.00 unaltered. Please take steps to get your dog licensed as we do check when we have contact for a dog related matter (and only one warning will be given for the license issue). Thank-you.

Election Workers Needed

Interested in becoming a poll worker for the 2022 elections? Visit https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/Become-PollWorker to sign up with your municipal clerk!

2022 Proposed Budget

2022 Proposed Budget
Public Hearing to be held Tuesday, November 2, 2021 @ 7 p.m. at the Village Hall.
Hard copies of the budget can be picked up at Village Hall.

2020 Consumer Confidence Report

Is now available. Click here to review. If you would like a hardcopy, they can be picked up at the Village Office.