THIS PAGE WILL HOLD ANY PERTINENT INFORMATION IMPACTING THE VILLAGE AND IT'S RESIDENTS IN REGARDS TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS.
CHECK HERE FOR UPDATES.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html - Center for Disease Control Prevention Corornavirus website
https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/disease/coronavirus.htm - Wisconsin Department of Health and Services website
https://www.browncountywi.gov/community/covid-19/general-information/ - Brown County Coronavirus website
Next Steps in Managing COVID-19
Effective June 2nd, the Village of Hobart will take the next steps in returning Village operations to their pre-COVID-19 conditions, with some minor alterations. The changes include:
Park reservations will once again be taken for larger events. We do ask that anyone using the Hobart parks continue to observe social distancing guidelines until further notice;
The Village will re-implement its drug and prescription drop off services at the Village office;
The Village will continue to maintain its outdoor drop box for bill payments and other document deliveries, but residents may pay their bills in person at the Village office. We do ask that anyone who exhibits any symptoms of COVID-19, or is not comfortable entering the building, continue to use our outdoor drop box or online bill paying option.
If you have any question, please contact us at 869-1011.
Brown County Health & Human Services Releases Guidelines on Reopening Brown County
Village of Hobart Maintains Operations
The Village of Hobart continues to maintain as normal an operation as we can, in light of the circumstances. We wanted to let you know that our departments, with some adjustments, remain ready to assist you as they did prior to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Planning and Code Compliance Department is available to take calls on your project, whether it involves construction of a new structure, an addition, remodeling or changing the use of an existing structure (869-3809). Todd Gerbers, our Director of Planning and Code Compliance, is in the Village Office to assist you with consultations during the planning, plan review, permitting, and inspection processes. Please call him to schedule an appointment, if needed, or discuss any issues over the phone, which is our preferred method of service at the present time. He can also be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information can found on our Village website, specifically the Department’s web page (https://www.hobart-wi.org/building-code-compliance). Permits can be downloaded at this site - https://www.hobart-wi.org/forms-permits.
We are committed to providing the services you have come to expect during these difficult times. Thank you, and stay safe and healthy!!
COVID-19 Statement from the Administrator
In an effort to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the following steps are being implemented by the Village of Hobart, effective immediately:
We are encouraging residents to utilize our virtual services, such as online bill pay (https://www.hobart-wi.org/pay-online) or drop any payments off in the drop box outside the Village office.
We will be closing our prescription drop off collection site (located in the Village office) until further notice.
Village meetings will continue to operate as they normally would.
We would request that you utilize our general email (email@example.com) and general office phone (869-1011) if it is at all possible, rather than an in-person visit to the Village office. That said, we are doing our best to maintain a supply of hand sanitizer on hand in the building, for staff and visitors.
We are encouraging Absentee Ballot Applications and Registrations through myvote.wi.gov.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call me (869-3804) or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org). We appreciate your cooperation and patience in these trying times, and we will continue to keep you as informed and up-to-date as we possibly can as we work together in addressing these issues. Above all, I would ask that we all use good common sense and be good neighbors to each other in the days ahead.
Aaron Kramer – Hobart Village Administrator
WE WILL PROVIDE UPDATES AS NEEDED AS QUICKLY AS WE CAN VIA HOBART HEADLINES, OUR FACEBOOK PAGE, AND OUR WEBSITE.
An Update from Advance Disposal
Don't Flush Wipes & Towelettes
With Adults and children staying home due to current events, the Hobart Public Works would like to remind residents to be aware of what items are and are-not allowed to dispose of through the sanitary sewer system.
The only item that may be flushed down a toilet is manufactured bath tissue (toilet paper).
Popular cleaning wipes, pre-moistened towelettes such as Handiwipes, Clorox Clean Ups, baby wipes and Swiffer products, which are often advertised as flushable are not, and may not be flushed or disposed of through the sanitary system. These items should be disposed into a garbage bin.
Flushing these items can lead to a costly sewer backup which could result in a sewage backup into you and your neighbors’ homes.
Voters Encouraged to Vote Absentee
VILLAGE OF HOBART- BROWN COUNTY-WISCONSIN – Because of the COVID-19, voters in Hobart are strongly urged to act now to vote absentee for the April 7 Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary.
“Polls will be open in Hobart for those who need them on Election Day, but most voters should vote absentee for this election,” said Mary Smith. “For that to happen, you should request an absentee ballot as soon as possible.”
Acting by Wednesday, March 18, is especially important for anyone who needs to register to vote by mail, Smith said. If your name or address has changed since the last election, you need to register with your current information. You can check your registration status at https://myvote.wi.gov, click on “My Voter Info.”
If you know you are registered but cannot find yourself on the website, you should contact your clerk or Wisconsin Elections Commission. There is possibly a typo in the spelling of your name or your date of birth. Voters who cannot find themselves on MyVote should call their municipal clerk’s office at 920-869-3802 or call the Wisconsin Elections Commission at 866-VOTE-WIS (866-868-3947) or 608-261-8005.
How to Register to Vote by the Deadline
Wednesday, March 18 is the deadline for electors to register to vote by mail or online for the Presidential Preference Primary and Spring Election. After this date, electors must register in person in the municipal clerk's office or at the polling place on Election Day.
According to state law, mailed voter registration forms must be postmarked no later than the third Wednesday before the election. Online registration closes at 11:59 p.m. the same day.
Online voter registration is available at https://myvote.wi.gov. There are two ways you can register using the website:
People with a Wisconsin driver license or state ID card whose address is current with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation can complete their online registration immediately. People who need to update their address with DOT can accomplish that online and complete their online registration.
People without a Wisconsin driver license or state ID card can fill out the voter registration form online, then print it, sign it and mail it to their municipal clerk’s office along with a proof-of residence document. The website has detailed instructions. If you do not have a printer where you are, you can save the completed form as a PDF and make arrangements to have a family member or a friend with a printer, or a copy center, to print it for you.
Voter registration forms that can be printed and filled out by hand are also available here in English: https://elections.wi.gov/forms/el-131-fillable
Voter registration forms that can be printed and filled out by hand are also available here in Spanish: https://elections.wi.gov/forms/el-131-spanish
Blank voter registration forms are also available at the clerk’s office, 2990 S. Pine Tree Road during these hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm.
Remember, the deadline to register online or by mail is Wednesday, March 18.
Voters who miss the deadline may also register in their municipal clerk’s office until the Friday before the election, April 3 or at the polls on election day.
How to Request an Absentee Ballot
There are several ways registered voters can request absentee ballots. If they have internet access, the easiest way is to sign up at MyVote Wisconsin, https://myvote.wi.gov.
Just look for the “Vote Absentee” button near the top of the page. On a mobile phone, use the menu button in the upper right corner of the website. There is a three-step process that starts with putting in your name and date of birth, followed by requesting your ballot. If you don’t already have a photo ID on file with your clerk’s office, you can upload a copy. Mobile phone users can take a picture and upload it to MyVote. Absentee ballot requests submitted this way go directly to your clerk’s office, and you can track your ballot by returning to the website.
Voters can also request absentee ballots by mailing, emailing or faxing their municipal clerk’s office. You can find your clerk’s contact information on MyVote Wisconsin. These requests must be accompanied by a copy of your photo ID. If you already have a photo ID on file from previous absentee requests under your current registration, you will not need to provide it again.
Voters who are indefinitely confined, meaning they may have difficulty getting to the polls for reason of age, illness, infirmity, or disability are not required to provide a photo ID. Voters in care facilities can have a representative of the facility confirm the resident's identity instead of providing a photo ID. More information on photo ID and exemptions can be found at bringit.wi.gov.
The deadline for registered voters to request an absentee ballot be mailed to you is the Thursday before the election, April 2. However, Smith urges voters not to wait, due to possible delays in mail delivery. If you get an absentee ballot mailed to you, you can still decide to vote at the polls on Election Day if you haven’t returned it.
Your absentee ballot must be received in your clerk’s office or at your polling place by 8 p.m. on Election Day. Again, Smith urges voters to request and return ballots as soon as possible.