APRIL ELECTION INFORMATION
The deadline for making application to vote absentee by mail is 5:00 p.m. on the fifth day before the election (Thursday, March 27th, 2014).
Military Electors should contact the Municipal Clerk regarding the deadlines for requesting or submitting an absentee ballot.
The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the Clerk's Office is the third Monday before the election (Monday, March 17th, 2014)
The deadline for voting an absentee ballot in the Clerk's Office is 5:00 p.m. on the Friday before the election, (March 28th, 2014)
The Municipal Clerk will deliver voted ballots returned on or before Election Day to the proper polling place or counting location before the polls close on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Any ballots received after the polls close will be counted by the Board of Canvassers if postmarked by Election Day and received no later than 4:00 p.m. on the Friday following the Election.
Don’t let the Propane Shortage leave YOU in the COLD!!
This message is brought to you by Green County Emergency Management, Green County Human Services, and Green County Public Health.
As many of you may be aware there is currently a nationwide shortage on Propane. Due to this shortage costs are rising and there may be limited availability. We would like to share some tips and guidelines on how to get assistance, be safe, and conserve energy. All of these items are vitally important to manage and get through this situation that our country finds itself in.
Assistance is available and guidelines have changed! If you have applied forassistance before and have been denied we strongly encourage you to reapply if you are having trouble paying for fuel.
Due to the Propane Shortage, guidelines for heating assistance have changed for Propane customers. If you live in Green County you can call Green County Human Services Economic Support at (608) 328-9344 Monday through Friday during regular business hours to find out if you are eligible. Call (608) 328-9393 for heating emergencies after hours. The Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) 866-266-2035 should not be called as you will be told to call Emergency Management and this department cannot provide energy assistance. By calling Green County Human Services you will be connected with an economic support specialist who can assist you.
If you do not live in Green County but still need assistance, you can call your local Economic Support Agency OR call 1-866-432-8947.
To conserve energy:
Think about safety:
Do not leave space heaters unattended if they are turned on or plugged in. These items can cause house fires.
Extreme Weather Information:
This winter we have experienced days with windchill factors of 30 degrees below zero or more. Temperatures this low are life threatening. It will only take a few minutes for frostbite to occur. Everyone must take extra precautions to ensure their safety.
Frostbite can occur on exposed skin in less than 10 minutes. Symptoms include a loss of feeling and a white or pale appearance in fingers, toes, ear tips and tip of the nose. It is important to keep skin covered.
Signs of hypothermia include shivering, exhaustion, confusion, fumbling hands, memory loss, slurred speech and drowsiness in adults and children. In infants, symptoms can include bright red or cold skin and very low energy. If you notice anyone exhibiting any of the symptoms of hypothermia, seek medical care immediately!
Carbon Monoxide Danger - Carbon monoxide is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in the United States. Symptoms of overexposure to carbon monoxide are often mistaken for the flu and include headaches, fatigue, dizziness, shortness of breath/chest pain, nausea/vomiting, and confusion. If you or someone you know experience any of these symptoms, or your carbon monoxide detector sounds an alarm, head outside immediately for fresh air and call 911.
Never run a gasoline or propane heater or a grill (gas or charcoal) inside your home or an unventilated garage. Any heating system that burns fuel will produce carbon monoxide. Never run a car in an enclosed space. If a vehicle is running, you must have a door open to the outside. Generators should be run a safe distance from the home. Never run a generator in the home or garage, or right next to windows or doors. Make sure you have a working carbon monoxide detector.
Pet Precautions - While our pets might seem to have built-in, warm winter coats, they too are sensitive to the elements. It is recommended to bring them indoors during this bitter weather. Dogs and cats can get frost bitten ears, nose and feet if left outside during bitter cold weather. Chemicals used to melt snow and ice can also irritate pets' paws - be sure to keep anti-freeze, salt and other poisons away from pets.
Cats sometimes crawl under cars and into the engine compartment, seeking shelter and warmth. Bang on the hood before starting the car on cold days to startle sleeping animals. And remember, just as cars heat to oven temperature in summer, they can be equally deadly in winter when they turn into freezers. Don’t leave your pet alone in a vehicle. It may freeze to death.
Livestock Precautions - Animals can suffer from hypothermia, frostbite and other cold weather injuries. Harsh conditions weaken their immune systems and open the door to illness. Calves and swine are especially susceptible to cold. Make sure animals have a place to get out of the wind, even if it is just a windbreak or a three-sided shelter. Also provide dry bedding to protect them from frostbite. Animals also burn extra calories to keep warm in severe cold. They also need access to fresh water – not frozen streams or snow. Stock tank heaters and frost-proof watering devices will ensure that livestock get enough to drink.
“Livestock owners need to provide extra nutrition, plenty of good bedding, and protection from winds and moisture,” says state humane veterinarian Dr. Yvonne Bellay. “Calves often have undetected pneumonia that kills quickly when the temperature drops. Be particularly careful with animals that have recently been brought here from a warmer climate or that have been indoors and are now outdoors. If they’re not acclimated, they’ll suffer more winter illness.”
On the road - If you are traveling make sure you have a winter emergency kit in your vehicle. Items to include in the kit are candles and matches, a flashlight, pocket knife, snacks, a cell phone adapter, a blanket and extra clothing. Also check with http://www.511wi.gov for road conditions.
If you or someone you know has a furnace out or is homeless etc. please contact the Green County Sheriff’s Department at 328-9400.