Welcome to the Village of Brooklyn

 

Located in both Dane and Green Counties Wisconsin, the Village is conveniently located half way between Madison and Janesville off Highway 14. Our neighborly small-town (population 1413) has excellent amenities: a great school system; three Village parks; and a community center, which makes Brooklyn a great place to live!

NOTICE OF SPRING ELECTION

VILLAGE OF BROOKLYN

 APRIL 3, 2018

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that at an election to be held in the Village of Brooklyn, on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, the following offices are to be elected to succeed the present incumbents listed.  The term for village trustee begins on April 17, 2018.  All terms are for two years unless otherwise indicated.

Office                                                                   Incumbent

Village Trustee                                                   Sue McCallum

Village Trustee                                                   Bruce Crubaugh

Village Trustee                                                   Russell Cazier

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that the first day to circulate nomination papers is Friday, December 1, 2017, and the final day for filing nomination papers is 5:00 p.m., on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, in the office of the village clerk.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that if a primary is necessary, the primary will be held on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

Acceptable Photo ID will be required to vote at this election.  If you do not have a photo ID you may obtain a free ID for voting from the Division of Motor Vehicles.

Done in the Village of Brooklyn,

On November 27, 2017.

Linda Kuhlman, Clerk-Treasure

Data Privacy Day: Shrink Your Digital Footprint, One Step at a Time

DATCP NEWS RELEASE: Data Privacy Day: Shrink Your Digital Footprint, One Step at a Time

Release Date: January 23, 2018

Media Contact: Jerad Albracht, Senior Communications Specialist, 608-224-5007 or Bill Cosh, Communications Director, 608-224-5020

Editor's Note: An MP3 file is attached with comments from Michelle Reinen, Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection.


MADISON - New online applications are launched every day, and internet users are only a couple of clicks away from downloading these programs and
setting up accounts. With each new account we create, we continue the spread of our personal (and often financial) information across the internet, expanding
our "digital footprint."

To remind everyone of how important it is to consider the amount and types of information
we share online, Sunday has been designated as Data Privacy Day (1/28). Governor Scott Walker issued a proclamation in recognition of this international campaign,
and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) asks Wisconsin residents to set aside a couple of minutes on that day to
evaluate their online presence and the steps they take to protect their personal information.

"Today almost everyone has a digital footprint, and we need to be sure to protect it," said
Michelle Reinen, Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection. "Data Privacy Day is a day to stop and consider how we interact online and the potential risks of
oversharing personal information."

Our names, addresses, birthdates, Social Security numbers and more are stored throughout
the internet in databases owned and maintained by businesses, government agencies, healthcare organizations and educational institutions. We rely on these
organizations to safeguard our data, but we can help protect our information by making decisions on how and where we share our information online.

To better protect their digital footprints, consumers could use Data Privacy Day to:

  • Delete apps that they no longer use. Having an abundance of unused, out-of-date
    apps can create vulnerabilities that could threaten your accounts and your devices.
  • Purge the application permissions list in their social media accounts. Many people
    use their social media accounts to log into other services rather than creating usernames and passwords for those apps. These connections could give the third-party
    service the right to reuse information from your social account such as your name, birthdate, contacts and even your messages. This could put your social accounts
    at risk if a linked service is compromised.
  • Review the settings of each app to see which services it accesses in their devices.
    Some apps may access your device's camera, seek your physical location (using information from GPS, cellular and Wi-Fi networks or Bluetooth), or access your
    device's mobile pay features. Turn off any connections you are uncomfortable with or delete the app altogether.
  • Pay close attention to requests for data or device services that appear during
    the setup stage for a new app or online account. If you are uncomfortable with any of the data or services that the program will utilize, deny the request.
  • Update passwords. Be sure they are long and strong, with a combination of at
    least eight uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers and special characters.
  • Update all web-enabled devices to the latest operating system and antivirus
    package in order to protect against the newest viruses and vulnerabilities.
  • Remind friends and family members not to click on links in unsolicited emails
    or social media posts and to avoid completing unsolicited surveys that ask for personal information.

For additional consumer information or to file a complaint, visit the Consumer Protection
Bureau at https://datcp.wi.gov, send an e-mail to datcphotline@wisconsin.gov
or call the Consumer Protection Hotline at 800-422-7128.

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Safety Tips from ReadyWisconsin

Safety First - Stay Informed

Safety First - Stay Informed

The National Weather Service (NWS) issues winter storm watches and warnings. Here’s what they mean and what you should do.

Winter Weather Advisory – There is a high confidence that a hazardous winter event will happen with 3 to 5 inches of snow over a 12 hour period, but the event likely will not meet warning criteria.

Winter Storm Watch – Winter storm conditions including freezing rain, sleet, and heavy snow are possible within the next 36-48 hours. Continue monitoring the weather forecast.

Winter Storm or Ice Storm Warning – A significant winter storm is occurring or will begin in the next 24 hours. Snowfall rates could be in the range of 6 inches in 12 hours or 8 inches in 24 hours. The combination of snow, sleet, freezing rain and moderate winds will impact travel and outdoor activities. An Ice Storm Warning is issued when mostly freezing rain is expected with ice accumulations of ¼ inch or more within a 12-hour period. Take necessary precautions – consider canceling travel plans.

Blizzard Warning - A dangerous storm with winds that are 35 mph or greater in combination with falling and/or blowing snow that reduces visibility to 1/4 mile or less for a duration of at least 3 hours. Canceling travel plans is advised.

Wind Chill Advisory - Issued for bitter cold wind chills of 20 to 34 below zero (25 to 34 below zero in the northwest portion of the state)

Wind Chill Warning - Issued with wind chills of 35F below zero (40F below zero for far NW portion of Wisconsin). Frostbite is possible when outside for 10 minutes or less.

Wind Chill Calculator - NWS Windchill Chart

Keep Warm and Safe

Frostbite is damage to body tissue caused by extreme cold. A wind chill around –20°F could cause frostbite in just 15 minutes or less. Frostbite causes a loss of feeling and a white or pale appearance in extremities such as fingers, toes, ear tips or the tip of the nose. If symptoms are detected, seek medical care immediately!

Hypothermia is a condition that develops when the body temperature drops below 95°F. It is very deadly. Warning signs include uncontrollable shivering, disorientation, slurred speech and drowsiness. Seek medical care immediately!

Overexertion is dangerous. Cold weather puts an added strain on the heart. Unaccustomed exercise such as shoveling snow or pushing a car can bring on a heart attack or make an existing medical condition worse.

Pets also need extra care when the temperatures fall. They should be brought inside when the temperature reaches 30°F with wind chill. Dogs and cats can get frost bitten ears, nose and feet if left outside during bitter cold weather. Chemicals used to melt snow and ice can also irritate pets' paws - be sure to keep anti-freeze, salt and other poisons away from pets.

For additional information, contact your county emergency management office, the National Weather Service or ReadyWisconsin. Tips on winter safety, developing your own personal preparedness plan and building an emergency kit can also be found at the following website: http://www.weather.gov

 

 

 

For more information on carbon monoxide poisoning, visit: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/air/co.html

For tips on emergency preparedness: http://readywisconsin.wi.gov. You can also follow ReadyWisconsin on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

ADRC - AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCES

This information has been moved and can be found under the Community - Links Tab at the top of the this page.

 

 

Dane County Library Service Bookmobile

 The Dane County Bookmobile invites children of all ages to check us out on   

Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 in

Brooklyn, at the gazebo

  For more information, call the Bookmobile office at 266-9297.

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 BROOKLYN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PAMPHLET

AVAILABLE AT CLERK'S OFFICE OR CLICK ON LINK ABOVE

 

 

 

VILLAGE CONSULTANTS

 

Assessor - Accurate Appraisal, LLC  800-770-3927

Building Inspector - David Geraths, General Engineering Company 608-697-7776

Zoning Administrator - Rob Roth 608-697-5857 or Addie Tamboli 608-617-5571

 

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