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TOWN OF CHICOG


 We make it a point to keep our readers well informed about the latest happenings, news and laws related to The Town of Chicog. Please take a look below to learn about what is happening in our town.


 Hello Walkabout Social Community,

With the State of Wisconsin to be at “peak” on April 17, please re-consider even going out in the public; instead stay home and stay safe. (If you are not in Wisconsin at this time, check this link and click on the tab until you find the State you are in and then scroll down to the peak day:

https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america

If you don’t have groceries that you think you need to have for the next two weeks, go now and get it and then stay home. Do the same for medications that you may need. We encourage you all to stay home. Stay home and stay safe! And tell others to not come and visit during these critical weeks.


This might be the Easter Day that you do not visit your family or if you do, you do not stay to eat – only visit for short time with a cloth face mask on. You would not want to be the person who is asymptomatic or 2 to 3 days before getting symptoms come in and then infect your family during your visit.

We want you to stay safe now and after the “peak” season.

Please read through this paragraph and follow the recommendations from CDC and Public Health at Washburn County (here is a good site from Washburn County https://www.co.washburn.wi.us/news/public-health/coronavirus-outbreak ).


If you have a cloth face mask or scarf that you are wearing when you go out, here is how to put on your mask, take it off and store for 24 hours, and how to wash your cloth masks:


Need to be careful in putting mask on and taking off after out in public. Do good handwashing before and after. Do not touch the inside of the mask. Do not touch outside of mask when out in public or when returning/taking it off. Use elastic as a way to take the mask off. Place mask in brown paper bag or bag that gives room for mask toBair out, in a location far away from living area, and let it sit for 24 hours in bag if possible.
Cloth masks should be laundered in hot water with regular detergent and machine dried on high heat which will not damage the masks as the sewers have pre-washed the fabric in hot water/hot dryer prior to making them.

Please take care of you and stay home – please stay safe!

Milly Thissen 612.670.8541.


ESG

Landowners of Chicog need to look at these suggested evacuation routes and map, attached file Evacuation Routes & Map, so to plan how to leave your property in case of a required evacuation.  Do plan to have more than one route out of the area, which will depend which way the fire or “hazard” is coming from.

Also you will find the different levels of fire danger alerts information in the attached file, Levels of Fire Danger Alerts, so that you have a general idea of the different levels and what message your ESG phone caller will give you.

Please let me know if you have any questions by contacting Terri Corrie at tcorrie@centurytel.net


Chicog Evacuation Map & Routes.pdf
Chicog ESG Levels of Fire Danger Alerts.pdf


WASHBURN COUNTY COMMUNITY RIGHTS ALLIANCE - WCCRA


The Washburn County Community Rights Alliance (WCCRA) is a citizens group who believes in our right to local community self government.  We believe in community rights over corporate rights.  We are now putting together a community rights law called a Climate Bill of Rights.  We feel that our community should have a say as to whether a non local corporation has the right to come into our community and potentially degrade and destroy the land.  After all we, along with future generations, have to live with the potential harms.


 SURVEY RESULTS - HEALTH CLIMATE ORDNANCE


Two surveys have been mailed to the town citizens to find out how they felt about a Right to a Healthy Climate Ordnance.

In April of 2019, with the approval the town chairman and the supervisors, one hundred and fifty short surveys were mailed to all of the township residents.  44 were returned.  36 (82%) were in favor of the ordinance. Because of this favorable response the town chairman agreed another survey should be distributed to Chicog’s taxpayers.

In December of 2019, with the approval of the town board, 700 short surveys were mailed along with the tax notifications.  97 were returned.   Five questions were asked:

1. Do you support a right to a healthy climate: air, land and water?  92 responded yes (94%).

2. Should the legal system recognize corporate rights over human, ecosystem rights?  84 responded no (87%).

3. Do you think the Town of Chicog should legally have the right to enact and enforce laws to protect health, safety and welfare?  81 responded yes (83%).

4. Would you be in favor of passing the ordinance:  Right to a Healthy Climate that would give protection, legal standing, and constitutional rights in a court of law in the Town of Chicog?  75 responded yes (77%).

5. Are you interested in attending an informational meeting?  28 responded yes (29%).


LADIES OF THE LAKE

"The Ladies of the Lakes Holiday Luncheon started to provide funding for two local food shelves as well as have an enjoyable gathering. It started many, many years ago and continues with an October 27, 2020 Luncheon event scheduled at the Heartwood Conference Center, starting at 10:30 a.m. with anticipation of closure by 2 p.m. The donated chance drawings items or baskets and the paid chance tickets support the funding for the two local food shelves. All are welcome as there is no restriction to where you live.

For more information/questions/concerns, please send email to ladiesofthelakes@gmail.com or call Glenys Thorsen 612.437.0753. 


CHICOG FREE LIBRARY

The Town of Chicog free library is now open at the town hall. It is located on the west side of the building under the canopy. There is  pretty good selection of books including some children's  books.

There is no charge for these books and no time limit on how long you can keep them. We only ask that, if possible, when you take a book, you leave a book .

HALL RENTAL

Rental of the town hall for personal use is the responsibility of the town treasurer. Please contact Kathy Strohmeyer to reserve the hall for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, etc.

News

IRS Scams: IRS never does phone calls to inform people if they are in the rear with income tax payments; instead they send you a formal letter. So if you are receiving a phone call from the IRS, it is a scam. Do not listen or do anything they are asking you.



Washburn County CodeRED: Head to this website, http://www.co.washburn.wi.us/ and look for CodeRED emblem. Click on it and sign up for coverage through this easy way. More details at this website.


BREAK-INS

Keep alert for any suspicious activities in the area. If you see anything that looks suspicious, call the Washburn County Sheriff's Department. Let's keep an eye out for all our neighbors.

PUBLIC INPUT WANTED

At every monthly town meeting we have a public input segment, where you, the landowners of Chicog, can express your ideas and suggestions to the town board. It is also an outlet for any concerns you may have about what is happening around town. We are aware that only a small number of residents and landowners are able to attend these monthly meetings, so many of your ideas and concerns never reach the town board. Beginning now, you can e-mail your input to me at loiselle@centurytel.net and I will present your ideas at the meeting. The more ideas we hear, the better we are able to address the wants, needs, and concerns of the people of Chicog.


$200.00 REWARD

There has been an issue with vandalism to town property in Chicog. We have had several road signs either knocked down, stolen, or shot up. The town will pay a $200.00 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the people responsible for this or any other damage to town property. Please contact a board member if you have information.

HELP AVAILABLE

If you need help around the yard either removing snow or cleaning up the yard, contact the Washburn County Unit on Aging. Or you can call Pastor Patrick at the Wesleyan Church in Spooner at 715-635-2768.

E-MAIL ALERTS

The Town of Chicog has setup an e-mail list to alert residents of Chicog of happenings within our town. If you would like to be added to this list, send your e-mail address to Steve Loiselle at loiselle@centurytel.net.

CHICOG VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARMENT

The Chicog Volunteer Fire department is always looking for new members. If you are interested in joining, contact Jim Fransheski at chicogvfd@hotmail.com


ZONING AND BUILDING PERMITS

Chicog Township is zoned. Zoning laws are enforced through Washburn County. If you plan on building in our township, visit the Zoning Office at the Washburn County courthouse in Shell Lake and make sure everything is in order. Also, keep in mind that building permits are required
in Chicog.

PHONE CALLS

Your town board is dedicated to helping the people of Chicog in any way possible. However, please keep in mind that they have private lives as well. If you need to contact a board member, please do so between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM Monday through Saturday. E-mails can be sent at any time, but may only be responded to during business hours. The board appreciates your co-operation on this matter.

If you have any suggestions or comments, please send them to Terri Corrietcorrie@centurytel.net or call at 715-466-4129. We appreciated your interest in keeping the Town of Chicog informed and safe!



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