Town of Greenville COVID-19 Update

tempclosedTown of Greenville COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response

The health and well-being of our citizens, staff, colleagues and community are our top priority.   Given the evolving concerns around COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) and to help support community health management efforts, our offices are temporarily closed for in-person business during this public health emergency. 

Although our offices are closed at this time, we are still working for you. Our dedicated staff is committed to providing the essential services you need to keep our community safe, healthy and connected. We are available by phone or email during our normal operating hours or by contacting one of our staff team members through our online staff directory.

 We plan to resume full office access on Monday, April 24, 2020, subject to public health conditions at that time.

On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, Governor Tony Evers issued State Wide Emergency Order #12 the Safer at Home Order.

Essential Governmental Functions means all services provided by the State, tribal, or local governments needed to ensure the continuing operation of the government body and provide and support the health, safety, and welfare of the public. Each government body shall determine its Essential Government Function, if any, and identify employees and contractors necessary to the performance of those functions.

Essential Governmental Services
Our Town Hall, Public Works & Parks administrative offices remain closed for in-person general day-to-day business. Our facilities will remain closed for the duration of the State Wide Emergency Order.  Town staff are available to communicate with interested parties by phone or email service needs.

First responders, emergency management personnel, emergency dispatchers, court personnel, jurors and grand jurors, law enforcement and corrections personnel, hazardous materials responders, child protection and child welfare personnel, housing and shelter personnel, National Guard and military, and others working for or to support Essential Businesses and Operations are categorically exempt from this Order. This paragraph does not limit the ability or authority of the Wisconsin Supreme Court to use its constitutional supervisory authority over lower courts to limit or adjust court functions in response to the Public Health Emergency.

The following list of activities is hereby identified as essential governmental functions for the Town of Greenville.  As a result, the following services will continue without interruption.

Direct Service Requests
For any business that needs to be conducted with the Town of Greenville, we ask people to consider visiting our website or calling the appropriate office or staff person. We’ll continue to offer many options to serve your needs:

Utility Bill Payment
We encourage you to pay your water/sewer bill by mail, drop-off box, online or by phone. More details on these payment options can be found at: http://townofgreenville.com/departments/water_sewer/index.php

Voting
Your vote is important to us. You can request an absentee ballot by mail through the State of Wisconsin’s My Vote website: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/, or by emailing your request to the Town Clerk’s office at whelgeson@townofgreenville.com, please include your name and address and attach a copy of your acceptable photo ID

Absentee ballot requests for the April 7, 2020 election must be made by this date: April 3, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. 

The deadline for the receipt of absentee ballots is extended to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 13, 2020.  We will be following the guidance of the Wisconsin Elections Commission for election administration policy and procedures.

Dog Licenses
Dog licenses are due by March 31, 2020. Licenses can be applied for by mail. Please submit your payment with proof of rabies vaccination and the appropriate form which lists the name, gender, breed and color of the dog(s). Dog license application forms can be downloaded here: https://bit.ly/2WpkS8y.  For specific questions, please contact our Town Clerk’s office at (920) 757-5151 ext. 1101  

Building Permits
For contractors, we are still processing all permits, forms and documents.   You are able, and we encourage you, to email in your permit information for review, RFrey@TownofGreenville.com.  Staff will continue to process your requests and communicate through phone, email and regular mail if necessary.  Permit applications, materials and payments should be mailed in to PO Box 60 Greenville WI, 54942 if you aren’t able to email the information.  Please be aware it may take longer than usual to process requests as Inspectors are required to work remotely for permit review and will have minimal access to the Town Hall.  Permit forms may be found here: http://www.townofgreenville.com/departments/forms/index.php#revize_document_center_rz89

For specific questions, please contact our Building Inspection team at (920) 757-5151 ext. 2201

Statutorily Required Inspections are still being processed according to the following but will be limited to specific scheduled times during the week to reduce the amount of exposure to our Inspectors:
  1. Call in or email inspection requests, 920-757-5151 ext. 2200 (Office) or 920-841-3723 (Cell) or dwaala@TownofGreenville.com.
  2. New residential and commercial/industrial construction will require all contractors to vacate the site prior to Town inspectors entering the site or maintain recommended social distancing if vacation of contractors isn’t possible.  If Town inspectors don’t feel safe they may leave and ask to reschedule the inspection.  This applies to all inspections including final inspections.
  3. For existing residential and commercial/industrial remodel construction all rough-in inspections will require the contractor/permit holder to send in pictures of the work performed.  If the inspector sees an issue with the pictures they will contact the contractor to discuss.  If the pictures look ok the inspector will pass the inspection and allow the contractor to continue work.  The pictures will be placed in the permit file.  Inspectors may be able to conduct inspections via FaceTime (Apple Products) or Duo (Android Products); this is at the Inspectors discretion. 
  4. Existing residential and commercial/industrial remodel final inspections and all other accessory structure final inspections may have to be postponed until further notice.  Inspectors may be able to conduct inspections via FaceTime (Apple Products) or Duo (Android Products); this is at the Inspectors discretion.  We encourage you to submit your inspection request and it will be put on a waiting list and be inspected once normal operations resume.
Yard Waste Site Permits
The Town’s compost drop-off facility is now closed. Curbside brush pick up will be suspended through April 2020.   Annual permits can be applied for by mail. Permit forms may be downloaded here:  http://cms3.revize.com/revize/greenvillewi/OFFICE%20CLOSURE%20PURCHASES.pdf. For specific questions, please contact our Public Works team at (920) 757-7276 ext. 3002

Park Rentals & Recreation Program Registrations
Park shelter rentals and recreation program registrations can be completed by mail. Submit the appropriate form and payment. Rentals and registrations will be placed on a first-received basis. Permit forms may be downloaded here: http://cms3.revize.com/revize/greenvillewi/Facility%20Reservation%20Agreement%202018.pdf For specific questions, please contact our Parks & Forestry team at (920) 757-7276 ext. 3002.

Board Meetings & Scheduled Events
Town Board, Planning Commission and other public open meetings will take place as routinely scheduled.  Meetings will be held in a virtual format.  For specific details and to participate review the posted agendas for information on how to log into the meeting and to participate.

Meetings between the Public and Town Staff
Staff will be working with interested parties to conduct online web meetings where possible. Person-to-person meetings will be suspended during this time. Please work directly with the appropriate staff member for details.

Other Town Business Needs: Town staff are available to communicate with interested parties by phone or email any other service needs. Please use the following list of contacts to have your questions or service needs met.

The Town of Greenville continues to follow recommendations from local, state and federal agencies in order to establish preemptive measures to assist in reducing the spread of COVID-19. For the latest information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) regarding COVID-19, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
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