Red Cross Assistance Available

The Red Cross plans to open a Multi-Agency Resource Center tomorrow, Friday, July 21,  at the Walworth County Health and Human Services building, W4051 County Road NN, across from the Judicial Center, near Lakeland Aurora Hospital in Elkhorn from noon to 7:00 pm. They will be in the Auditorium located at the east end of the building. No additional information is available at the time of this posting.


Clean Up & Road Repairs Update

Repairs continue for road washouts damaged by the heavy rains and flooding. Some areas, including Hargraves Road, are beyond the capabilities of our crew and equipment and Siegler Excavating and Clark Excavating have viewed several areas and will be getting repair plans, costs estimates, and estimated repair times to the town in the next few days. As much as we’d like to have everything fixed and back in ship-shape quickly, our crew, neighboring town crews, and local contractors are being stretched to their limits by the large amount of work to be done. We ask for your patience and understanding. We realize some folks have experienced extreme conditions and hardships and we are doing our absolute best to get everything back in order as quickly as possible.

If there are washouts or damage to culverts, pavement or road shoulders near your home or property and you haven’t seen one of our crews, please contact the Town Hall at 262-642-7477 and leave a message, or email the Town at springprairie@centurytel.net with the approximate location or nearest house number.

If you have damage to your possessions, home or property, please report it to Walworth County by dialing 211. This will aid the county in compiling accurate reports for both the State and FEMA. Since the Town does not have curbside trash pickup, each resident is on their own to properly dispose of any items that have been damaged or destroyed. We thank you for your cooperation!


Well Test Kits Available

Well test kits from the Walworth County Public Health Department are available at the Town Hall. If you have reserved a kit, they are available for pickup. Office hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 6 p.m.  Feel free to call or email (springprairie@centurytel.net) to reserve a kit.


Assessors Continue Property Visits

Accurate Assessment is continuing house-to-house property revaluations. If you are not home, or do not answer your door the assessor will send a letter asking to set an appointment. All property owners should have received a post card in the mail prior to the start of the field work. If the Assessor was not able to tour the inside of your property, you can make an appointment to facilitate the updated assessment online by visiting www.accurateassessor.com and clicking the APPOINTMENT link at the top of the screen. This will allow you to select a day and time that fits your schedule. The Town thanks you for your cooperation in making this state-mandated revaluation go smoothly. Once the revaluation is complete, Open Book will be held, followed by the Board of Review in late October.

 


Flood Tool Kit

Flood Tool Kit

Walworth County Public Health has provided a Flood Tool Kit of information for anyone who has flooding in their home or other buildings. Please follow the link in this message. They will also provide well test kits for anyone interested and will provide the testing service for anyone using the kit. If you are interested in receiving a test kit, kindly contact the Town Hall via email, website messaging or by calling 262-642-7477 and leaving a message. Kits should be available sometime next week. For more information contact:

Ashley Vickers, MPH

Emergency Preparedness Coordinator

Walworth County Health & Human Services

Division of Public Health

Phone: 262-741-3740

Avickers@co.walworth.wi.us


Representative to East Troy Fire District Needed

After 15 years as the Spring Prairie representative to the East Troy Area Emergency Services District Board, Paul Miller has decided to step down and hand the responsibility of the position over to another Town of Spring Prairie resident. The District meets, on average, once per month and oversees the operation of the East Troy Fire and Rescue Services. The board is comprised of one representative each from the Towns of East Troy, Lafayette, and Spring Prairie, as well as the Village of East Troy.

Miller recommends that his successor have a strong background in accounting or finance, but this is not required. It would also be helpful to have an understanding of the basic operation of fire and rescue services, but, again, this is not required.

If you are a resident of the Town of Spring Prairie and interested in this volunteer position, please contact the Town at 262-642-7477. Be prepared to leave a message with your name and contact information. You can also contact the Town by emailing the Clerk at springprairie@centurytel.net.