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Posted on: March 16, 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update for Village of Poynette

COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) UPDATE FOR VILLAGE OF POYNETTE - UPDATED 3/19/20 @ 10:11 AM

The Village of Poynette is continuing to monitor the status of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. The following measures have been taken regarding the Village of Poynette’s departments, programs and services.

VILLAGE HALL GENERAL INQUIRIES/PAYMENTS:

All face-to-face and in-person visits to Village government buildings are highly discouraged. We are looking to limit the potential exposure to protect staff and the general public. This will also help us maintain our ability to continue providing essential services.

If you have a general service inquiry or need assistance from Village staff or a consultant, please call or email rather than visit. We can be reached at 608-635-2122 or clerk@poynette-wi.gov. We likely can complete your request or transaction without in-person interactions.

If you are looking to make a Village payment, please contact Village Hall offices by phone to discuss options that would avoid face-to-face contact. Options may include on-line payments or use of the 24/7 dropbox located outside the Main Street entrance to Village Hall (106 S Main Street).

ABSENTEE VOTING APRIL 7, 2020, SPRING ELECTION AND PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE VOTE

April 2, 2020 is the last day to request a ballot by mail:  If you are concerned about appearing in person in the Clerk’s office for absentee voting or at the polls on Election Day due to the Coronavirus outbreak, you have the option of having your ballot mailed to your home. To request a ballot be mailed to you at home please visit the MyVote website (https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/) using Google Chrome as your web browser. You may be required to submit photo identification with your application. Please visit the Bring it to the Ballot (https://bringit.wi.gov/) website for information on photo identification. The deadline to vote curb side or in person is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 3, 2020.

VILLAGE HALL RENTALS

The State of Wisconsin has issued an order banning gatherings of 10 or more people across the State on March 17th. We will not allow any scheduled rentals at Village Hall until this order is rescinded. We will be contacting individuals affected by this order and issue refunds.

WATER METER CHANGEOUTS

The Poynette Water Utility will not be scheduling any water meter changes in homes/businesses during this time.

SPRING CLEAN UP DAY

The Village cancelled the annual Spring Clean Up Day including Drug Take Back and the Shred-It Truck scheduled for Saturday, April 25th.  Please stay tuned as this will be evaluated over the coming days and weeks.  We are looking at rescheduling.

POYNETTE AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY

In light of the recent closing of schools and businesses in Wisconsin, effective Tuesday, March 17th, the Poynette Area Public Library building will be closed to the public through at least Sunday, April 5th. This date is subject to change, depending on the duration of the school closures. All of our programs have been cancelled until further notice.

We take our role as a community gathering place very seriously, but we must observe the best health and safety practices for all of our community members, patrons and library staff. In order to be responsive to mandated measures for preventing the spread of COVID-19, our library building is closed. However, staff is available to take your call between 9:30 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.

  • There are no fines accrued on any materials that are currently checked-out, so you can keep your materials until the library re-opens.
  • Other services we can provide are: curbside delivery of library materials (i.e, holds pickups), curbside delivery of tax forms, curbside service for photocopying and faxing.
  • You can utilize our Wi-Fi signal from the exterior of the building at any time.

Please note, we are no longer receiving delivery service, so your items will remain on hold until service resumes. Feel free to call me if you have any questions or concerns. We sincerely appreciate your patience during this difficult situation.

Stay well,

Jodi Bailey, Director, Poynette Area Public Library, (608) 635-7577

Available online library resources

JOINT MUNICIPAL COURT

The regularly scheduled April and May court dates at Village Hall have been cancelled.  The court intends to meet again on June 1st in the Poynette Civic Hall.

VILLAGE HALL FOOD PANTRY

The Food Pantry at Village Hall is operating with curb side pickup.  If you have any questions, please call 608-316-0563.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Columbia County Health and Human Services has created a website dedicated to the most current local information, situation reports, advisories, and recommendations:

Columbia County Coronavirus Website 

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