This Community Health survey is designed for adult residents and students in 5th through 12th grade living in Buffalo County, Wisconsin. The purpose of the survey is to gather local, real-time data that will help decision-makers provide services and information that support Buffalo County residents during the COVID-19 pandemic and in the future.
Highway Project Notice:
Virtual Public Involvement
Project ID 7356-00-00 (70)
CTH OO: Branch Rose Valley Creek Bridge
The Buffalo County Highway Department invites public comment on the proposed bridge replacement of CTH OO over Branch Rose Valley Creek. The proposed bridge replacement project is located in the Town of Belvidere between Prairie Moon Road and CTH O just south of Village of Cochrane. The project is scheduled for construction in 2022.
The public is invited to view the materials and offer any questions or concerns about the proposed bridge project and its potential impacts. Please return comments using the comment form, telephone, or email by January 10, 2021.
Please contact John Dewitt, Buffalo County Highway Department at (608) 685-6226 or John.Dewitt@co.buffalo.wi.us if written or verbal language translation is desired for the materials and exhibits.
Please contact Daniel Sydow of Ayres Associates at (715) 834-3161 or SydowD@AyresAssociates.com if project information and exhibits should be provided to persons interested in the project but unable to access the online materials.
PRESS RELEASE - - Dated: November 12, 2020
BUFFALO COUNTY ANNOUNCES ACCESS TO COUNTY BUILDINGS
ARE LIMITED TO APPOINTMENT ONLY
The Buffalo County Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday, November 10th to temporarily limit access to county buildings to appointment only effective 4:30 p.m. Friday November 13, 2020 after seeing a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in the community. People who need services will need to call ahead and make an appointment. The building entrances will be locked and customers with prearranged appointments will be instructed on how to enter the building. All individuals entering the building may be subject to temperature and symptom screening and are required to wear a mask to protect the health and safety of all employees and visitors unless they are exempt per Emergency Order #1.
Phone based and online services will be available; access the county website at www.buffalocounty.com for a department directory. Additionally, a secure drop box in the Sheriff’s Office entrance will be monitored frequently during business hours, to file documents with the Clerk of Courts and Register in Probate as well as for recording documents and vital records applications with the Register of Deeds to meet mandatory deadlines.
Members of the public should not expect to be allowed into the building, limited access may be allowed on a case-by-case basis for critical court proceedings and statutorily necessary hearings. If you have an upcoming hearing or need to inquire about the status of your case, please call the Clerk of Court at 608-685-6212.
If you have business with State of Wisconsin and/or USDA/FSA agencies within the Courthouse, please contact the appropriate office by phone before coming to the courthouse. The Department of Motor Vehicle is open Monday and Wednesday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. for selected services only. DMV Services and information can be found online at www.wisconsindmv.gov.
It is important to note that the coronavirus outbreak is extremely fluid and subject to change. County officials are continually assessing conditions and are in close communications with the Buffalo County Health Department following guidance from the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control, and State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Regular updates are posted on the county’s website at www.buffalocounty.com and the Buffalo County Public Health Facebook page.
We continue to encourage everyone to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and protect the health of the public and our employees. We urge Buffalo County residents to maintain at least six feet of distance from others, wear a face covering, avoid gathering with individuals outside of your household, and stay home if possible.
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR BUFFALO COUNTY DEPARTMENTS:
DMV ~ DMVs are open for all driver license and ID card customers. Driver licenses can be renewed online for most customers. All vehicle transactions must be done online, by mail or 3rd party agents. Vehicle emission extensions are expiring. Renew your plates online by your due date to avoid a $10 late fee and then visit an emission testing facility.
Even though the courthouse is closed you can still access the DMV Service Center. Enter the courthouse by the south entrance (Sheriff's Department entrance). Once inside the lobby area use the phone to call the DMV extension and a staff member will come to the lobby to bring you to their office.
Information for Small Businesses
Small Business Disaster Assistance https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance
Coronavirus Tax Relief - IRS - Coronavirus Tax Relief | Internal Revenue Service
Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources - SBA - Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
USDA Implements Immediate Measures to Help Rural Residents, Businesses and Communities Affected by COVID-19 -
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Contact Interim Emergency Management Director Bruce Fuerbringer for questions or more information.
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