The Village of Hobart has declared a state of emergency in response to the severe storms on June 15, 2022. This page will be updated as we have information available.

JUNE 20 - 11:26 AM

State of Emergency Lifted – Storm Cleanup Efforts Continue:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(June 20th 2022 - Hobart, WI) – Effective immediately, the State of Emergency, which has been in effect since Thursday June 16th, has been lifted at the direction of Village President Rich Heidel. 

VILLAGE STORM DEBRIS PICKUP
Starting Tuesday morning June 21st, the Village will begin the process of removing any tree and brush debris that residents place in the right-of-way. Please keep all debris off the roadway and the shoulder of the roadway. Village staff will not and cannot go onto private property and remove storm debris. At this time, we anticipate this cleanup effort will take several weeks, at least, so we cannot give you a specific date or time for when storm debris will be removed. All debris must be in the right-of-way by 6:00am on Tuesday, June 21st to guarantee pickup.

At times, the Public Works Department will need to barricade some roads to allow for debris removal. We are reminding that any removal of road barricades may result in a citation being issued

JUNE 17 - 9:00 AM

STORM DEBRIS PICKUP, DROP-OFF SITE RELOCATION, FOOD WASTE DROP-OFF SITE:

The Hobart Public Works staff has been working to open and maintain the Village roadways from Wednesday's severe weather event.  In addition to the incredible amount of tree damage in the Village, Public Works must also maintain the Water, Sanitary, and Storm Utility systems that were also affected by the a storm and power outages.  Their first priority is to maintain roadway access and vital infrastructure systems for all our residents. We are aware of the struggles that residents affected by the storm are having to work through and ask for your patience while the Village assesses and works to secure the roadways and vital infrastructure.

 

VILLAGE STORM DEBRIS PICKUP
Starting next Tuesday morning we will begin the process of removing any tree and brush debris that residents place in the right-of-way. Please keep all debris off the roadway and the shoulder of the roadway. We will not and cannot go onto private property and remove storm debris. At this time, we anticipate this cleanup effort will take more than a week, at least, so we cannot give you a specific date or time for when your storm debris will be removed. All debris must be in the right-of-way by 6:00am on Tuesday, June 21st to guarantee pickup.


TREE AND BRUSH DROP-OFF SITE RELOCATED
We have relocated the drop-off point for all tree and brush debris to Four Seasons Park (471 Four Seasons Drive) for all storm damage. In addition, we have suspended the rules on sizes and amount of debris allowed (please still bring grass and leaves to the Public Works yard waste site at 3769 N Overland Rd).


FOOD WASTE DROP-OFF LOCATION
There will also be a large dumpster available at Four Seasons Park near the yard waste pile from 11am on Friday through Sunday evening for any food waste due to the power outage. Absolutely no yard waste is allowed in the dumpster.


Thank you for your patience while we work through this difficult situation.

JUNE 16 - 1:39 PM

From WPS:

"Our crews have restored power to more than 38,000 customers, and are continuing to repair widespread outages across our area.
We're encountering extensive damage in communities around Green Bay. Customers in this area should be prepared for a multi-day restoration effort."

https://news.wisconsinpublicservice.com/wps-we-energies-crews-making-steady-progress-following-damaging-storms/?fbclid=IwAR3Ma2Jwh_Ug6Vq4iJA1lb5bSxMosjbQ8B4qaq7yRL8JM3iCWtfXn5-eOQ0

JUNE 16 - 11:54 AM

Alternate Yard Waste Site Opened Up:

Due to overwhelming amount of storm debris from last night's weather event, we are asking residents to please bring any yard waste to Four Seasons Park from this point forward.

 

The drop off location will be the gravel parking lot near the Veteran's Memorial. Public Works staff is on site putting up traffic cones to mark off the designated drop off location. We appreciate your cooperation and patience during this difficult time.

JUNE 16 - 10:54 AM

Yard Waste Site Is Open:

Please bring all yard waste to the Public Works site at 3769 N Overland Road. When you drop off, please do not block the gate as our crews need access to continue clean up efforts.

Staff is on site helping and hauling loads away to make room for debris.

We are continuing to clean up roads and right-of-ways for restoration of power and public safety access. At this time there is no availability for assistance on private property.

JUNE 16 - 9:47 AM

From Brown County Resource and Recovery:


Our facilities remain open! 


Waste Transfer Station (3734 W. Mason Street in Hobart):
Due to heavy storm damage, the Village of Hobart has declared a state of emergency. “Our public works is currently working hard to clear roads to allow for the restoration of power and public safety services. Under no circumstances, should anyone move any barricades and/or traffic cones.”  


The Waste Transfer Station is currently open, but will be experiencing longer than normal wait times.  Please follow all guidance provided by the Village of Hobart and proceed with caution.


**Please consider bringing your solid waste and bulk items directly to the Brown County South Landfill, located at 1258 Mill Road, Greenleaf, WI 54126.  ** 


www.browncountyrecycling.org/south-landfill

JUNE 16 - 9:15 AM

Our public works is currently working hard to clear roads to allow for the restoration of power and public safety services. Our primary concern is public roads and property - we are unable to provide cleanup services on private property at this time. Under no circumstances, should anyone move any barricades and/or traffic cones. 


As of right now, 42 percent of the Village is without power. The WPS outage map can be accessed here - https://www.wisconsinpublicservice.com/.../view/outagegrid

JUNE 16 - 8:37 AM

PROCLAMATION 2022-01 - DECLARATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY IN THE VILLAGE OF HOBART


WHEREAS, a series of severe storms on the evening of June 15th 2022 caused tree and property damage throughout the Village of Hobart, and;


WHEREAS, Village Ordinance 5.11 authorizes the Village President to declare a state of emergency “(i)n the event of an existing or threatened state of emergency endangering the lives, safety, health and welfare of the people within the Village or any part thereof, or threatening damages to or destruction of property,” and;


WHEREAS, per Village Ordinance 5.11, “the Board President is hereby authorized and empowered to issue a public proclamation declaring to all persons the existence of such a state of emergency, and, in order to more effectively protect the lives and property of people within the Village, to place in effect any or all of the restrictions hereinafter authorized.”


THEREFORE, I, Richard Heidel, Village of Hobart President, do hereby declare a State of Emergency exists in the Village of Hobart, Brown County, Wisconsin, and this State of Emergency will remain in effect until further notice, and, furthermore, per Village Ordinance, 

  1. Require that all motorists observe posted road and street closures in the Village and avoid those areas where storm damage has made vehicular and pedestrian travel dangerous and/or not conducive to the cleanup of said storm damage and the restoration of public services.

  2. Prohibit obtaining access or attempting to obtain access to any area, designated in the manner described in this section, in violation of any order, clearly posted notice, or barricade indicating that access is denied or restricted.

Declared this 16th day of June, 2022
Richard Heidel, Village Board President

JUNE 16 - 8:07 AM

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