Proper Christmas Tree & Wreath Disposal Needed

This holiday season, Wisconsin was the inadvertent recipient of wreaths, swags, roping, select trees and other holiday greenery infested with an invasive species, elongate hemlock scale (EHS).  EHS is native to Asia and poses a threat to hemlock forests, as it feeds on 43 species of conifers.  Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) inspectors detected EHS and required stores to return or destroy infested greenery, but some had already been sold by several large chain stores. 
DATCP and DNR staff are asking the public to dispose of infested greenery by bagging and landfilling (or burning, where allowed) to prevent EHS from surviving to potentially establish here in WI.  Again, these materials should not be composted or put out for holiday tree collections.

For more information, go to: https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/Programs_Services/EHS.aspx https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/WIDATCP/bulletins/224bc33


Curbside Trash Collection Update

Please be advised that Curbside Trash Collection will occur in the majority of the Town, including all large population areas (Paradise Valley, Honey Lake) on Tuesdays.

Residents in Sections 22, 23, 24, 25, 26,27, 34, 35 and 36 (an area roughly bounded by Lyons Road to the West, the county line to the East, and the town line to the South) will have collection on Wednesdays.

All collection will be moved 1/2 to 1 day when a holiday occurs on the regular collection day (July 4th, Christmas, New Years). If you are unsure of your collection day, kindly call the collector, ASDA Enterprises at 262-539-2086. Thank you!


Mt. Hope Cemetery Annual Meeting

NOTICE

MOUNT HOPE CEMETERY

NOTICE

TOWN OF SPRING PRAIRIE

The annual meeting of the Mount Hope Cemetery Board will be held on Monday, January 14, 2019 immediately following the regular meeting of the Town of Spring Prairie Board or at 8:00 p.m.

Town of Spring Prairie

Debbie Collins, Clerk-Treasurer


Change Your Address on County Website

A new feature that will allow the public to send their address changes directly to the Walworth County Property Lister via the internet was recently added to the Walworth County website.  If you need to update the address for your property tax bills you can go to the Walworth County Website (http://www.co.walworth.wi.us/) and click on Online Services, then click on Treasurer Real Estate & Personal Property Tax Search, agree to the disclaimer, you will be able to search for your parcel and enter the new address there.  Next to the Mailing Address, you will find a “Request Mailing Address Change.”  By clicking on Start Request, you will be able to enter your new address and the change will go directly to the Property Lister.  Requests will be reviewed and then added to the system as appropriate. This will help to eliminate errors by having fewer persons entering the information before it reaches the Property Lister.