We continue to be in need of N95 masks, hand sanitizer, and surgical face masks. Call the station if you can help us out. 1-262-662-2079. Consider donating to your local department. Thanks to all who have donated so far, it has made a difference.
REMINDER CONTACT/RESOURCE INFORMATION (3/30/20):
If you have any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 we strongly advise individuals and employees to stay home to limit the spread of the virus.
Call 9-1-1 for emergencies that pose immediate risks to health, life, property, or environment
Visit www.waukeshacounty.gov/COVID19 for local public health information on COVID-19
Call 211 for information for COVID-19 questions about non-serious symptoms
Call WCC Non-Emergency at 262-446-5070 with non-emergent requests for Sheriff and VFD Non-Emergency at 262-662-2079 with non-emergent requests for Fire
SPECIAL COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT FROM CHAIRMAN & TOWN CLERK/TREASURER (3/27/20):
TOWN BUILDING INSPECTOR SUSPENDING OFFICE HOURS (3/25/20)
With Emergency Order #12 - Safer at Home issued by the State of Wisconsin our Town Building Inspector Vince Budiac will not have any office hours. If you need a permit, inspection, etc from Vince, please give him a call at 262-366-2400.
SPRING SOCCER PROGRAMS CANCELED (3/25/20):
With Emergency Order #12 - Safer at Home issued by the State of Wisconsin in effect until April 24, 2020 the Town of Vernon Park & Rec Department has decided to CANCEL ALL SPRING SOCCER programs for 2020. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to possibly offer some soccer camps or skill sessions during the summer. Watch Facebook or the website for future announcements.
The Town of Vernon will begin processing full refunds as soon as possible to families that have registered; however we ask that you please be patient as we are working with limited staff during this COVID-19 pandemic.
Thank you for your understanding and patience during these unprecedented times in our Town. Stay safe!
MESSAGE REGARDING VOTING & ABSENTEE VOTING (3/24/20):
At this time, the 2020 Spring Election is still scheduled to take place on April 7; however, we strongly encourage residents to absentee vote by mail. In-person absentee voting at the Clerk/Treasurer’s office is currently available (subject to Federal, State, and County executive orders) Monday thru Friday (March 23rd to April 2nd) from 8:00am-4:00pm and Friday April 3rd 8:00am to 5:00pm, Saturday March 28th from 8:00am to 4:00pm, Sunday March 29th from 9:00am to Noon, OR by appointment. These hours and times may be restricted and/or cancelled in the future pending Federal, State, or County executive order. If you are unsure if the Town Hall is open, please call ahead – 262.662.2039. You may request a ballot at www.myvote.wi.gov. Please be sure to pay close attention to strict requirements and deadlines. You will be asked to upload your photo ID (e.g., driver’s license).
For those voting in person on Election Day, Tuesday April 7, 2020 Spring Election, ALL WARDS will be RELOCATED to polling locations at the VERNON TOWN HALL at W249S8910 Center Drive. Fire Station #1 will be closed to the public. Per strict CDC guidelines, the Town Hall polling location will be limited to serve three (3) voters at one time. Due to these strict guidelines, extensive wait times are expected. Voters in line will need to be at least 6 feet apart. We ask that only voters report to the polling location and that they please refrain from bringing extended family members or non-voters with them. Again, you are strongly urged to vote absentee.If you have any questions or concerns, please call 262-662-2039.
EMERGENCY ORDER #12 - SAFER AT HOME 3/24/20
On March 24, 2020 Wisconsin Govenor Evers' Office issued Emergency Order #12 - Safer at Home.
To VIEW it in its entirety: Emergency Order #12 Safer at Home
IMPORTANT MESSAGE ON VERNON'S RESPONSE TO COVID-19 3/23/20:
As a municipality we want to keep everyone as informed as possible throughout this difficult situation. However, we also cannot emphasize enough the need to support one another, come together in the spirit of community, and remain calm and measured as we all do our part to combat and slow the onset of COVID-19. The situation is constantly evolving, and we want to encourage our residents to continue to take proactive steps to slow down the COVID-19 virus. Please stay home and follow the health and safety protocols outlined by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), State, and County Health Departments.
THE FOLLOWING LETTER HAS BEEN MAILED TO ALL RESIDENTS OUTLINING OUR RESPONSE TO
COVID-19 & IMPORTANT INFORMATION: TOV'S COVID-19 RESPONSE
VERNON FIRE DEPARTMENT IN NEED OF N95 MASKS OR GOWNS 3/22/20:
If anyone or any business in our area have any N95 masks or gowns that they could donate to the Vernon Fire Department please consider doing so. We, as well as most departments in the area, are going to be running short. Please give Vernon Fire Station #1 a call at 1-262-662-2079 if you can help. Thank you.
UPDATED HOURS FOR IN-PERSON ABSENTEE VOTING / ON-LINE REGISTRATION EXTENDED 3/22/20:
Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, we are encouraging all Town of Vernon residents to absentee vote by mail or vote early in-person. As of today, we expect polls to be open on election day April 7th, however with strict CDC guidelines enforced which may cause extensive delays.
March 16th thru April 3rd - Extended hours and added days for Early In-Person Absentee Voting:
Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm (Fri April 3rd open until 5:00pm)
Saturday - March 28th 8:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday - March 29th 9:00am to Noon
or By Appointment
We ask, however, that if you have a fever or have flu like symptoms, to refrain from participating in this in-person absentee voting at this time until you are free of symptoms.
ON-LINE VOTER REGISTRATION: A Federal judge has ordered the Wisconsin Election Commission to reopen ONLINE VOTER REGISTRATION until March 30th due to COVID-19. Register Today: INFO
SPRING BRUSH PICK-UP SUSPENDED 3/20/20:
Due to limiting exposure and reprioritizing DPW duties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, SPRING BRUSH PICK-UP has been SUSPENDED. There will be NO brush pick-up. Thank you for your understanding and patience during these unprecedented times in our Town.
VERNON TOWN BOARD STATE OF EMERGENCY PROCLAMATION 3/19/20:
At the March 19, 2020 Town Board Meeting, the Town Board authorized the Town Chairman to sign a Town of Vernon Proclamation of State of Emergency. This will allow the Town of Vernon to continue to function with limited staff and allows access to any and all available resources from State and Federal government. Watch: TOV 3/19/20 Meeting*
*YouTube technical difficulties resulted in partial recording of meeting, a full audio will be made available soon.
VERNON CLERK/TREASURER PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT 3/14/20: