Ready Wisconsin – Memorial Day Weekend Tips

May 22, 2017
Memorial Day Weekend
Tips to keep you and your family safe this holiday weekend

(MADISON) – Many people will be traveling this holiday weekend to attend Memorial Day events and to spend time with family and friends. Whether you are traveling or staying home, ReadyWisconsin has these tips to help keep you and your family safe.

• If traveling the highways, make sure your car is in shape to make the trip. Having a first-aid kit, bottled water and some energy bars is a good idea in case you get stranded. A car adaptor for your cell phone is also a good idea in case you need to call for help.

• Schedule your road trip at times to help avoid the holiday travel congestion. If possible, leave before rush hour traffic Friday and travel home Monday before 4 p.m. or after 10 p.m.

• Check or call 511 for the latest traffic and road information on your route.

• Never leave people or pets inside a parked car. Temperatures can climb to dangerous levels even on a cloudy day.
• If you are planning on barbequing, never leave the grill unattended and have a fire extinguisher available.

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Statement from Village Board Regarding 4th of July Fireworks

Brooklyn Fireworks was a tradition that was stopped in 2016 due to lack of volunteers and funds. Since then residents and businesses in the community have inquired if it will return. While it will not return under the Village’s leadership, we are looking for a group(s) or other entities that would lead the revival of this event for the 2018 season. If you are interested in leading this effort, please contact the Village Clerk’s office.

Please remember to keep your lawns & weeds mowed.

According to Village Ordinances 24.56 regarding noxious weeds and/or 24.57 regarding the length of lawn. It is declared in said ordinances that “every person shall destroy all noxious weeds on all lands which he/she shall own, occupy or control in the Village” (24.56), and “lawns on lots or parcels of land which exceed six (6) inches in length adversely affect the public health and safety of the public in that they tend to emit pollen and other discomforting bits of plants, constitute a fire safety hazard in that debris can be hidden in the grass, interfere with the public convenience and adversely affects the property values of other land within the village”.

NO Mowing Grass into the Streets

Per Village Ordinance Section 24-93 (c) Regulation of dumping – Protection of street, public places and water. No part of the contents of or substance from any sink, privy, cesspool or drywell, nor any manure, garbage, ashes, refuse or other waste shall be thrown by any person or persons, or be allowed to run or drop upon or remain in any street or public place, nor shall the same be thrown into or allowed to fall or run into any of the water surrounding said village save through the public sewers.

Arbor Day Celebration

Thank you to Brooklyn Elementary fourth grade TEAM for helping plant trees in Village of Brooklyn’s Legion Park this Arbor Day!
Also, thank you to one of DNR’s finest Cory Secher, for speaking and helping today.He had a lot of useful information and answered a lot of questions.