Notice of Public Hearing

                                on ATV/UTV Ordinance

Please be advised that the Buffalo County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing at 

6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 22, 2021 in the Third Floor County Board Room, Buffalo County Courthouse in Alma, Wisconsin to consider the adoption of an ordinance designating all-terrain vehicle routes and regulating the operation of all-terrain vehicle on all County Trunk Highways except for County Trunk  Highway Y.   County Trunk Highway Y would be open for ATV/UTV traffic if Trempealeau County approves use of this highway located in their County.  

 

Due to COVID-19, the County is requesting that you call the Buffalo County Administration Office at 608-685-6234 to inform them of your intent to attend in person and speak so that adequate arrangements can be made to safeguard the public.  The public will be able to participate via Teams through the Buffalo County website in lieu of personal attendance.  Written comments can be sent to the Buffalo County Administration Office at PO Box 494; Alma, Wisconsin 54610 or sent via e-mail to sonya.hansen@co.buffalo.wi.us until March 18, 2021 at 3:30 p.m.

 

You are further notified that copies of the ordinance are on file and open for public inspection in the office of the Buffalo County Clerk and the Buffalo County Administration office upon appointment and also are available on the Buffalo County website www.buffalo.county.com .

 

The County Board will convene immediately following this public hearing who will consider adoption of the proposed ordinance.


Ordinance & Public Notice

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Vaccine Interest Form

If you are 65 years of age or older, you cannot make arrangements with your healthcare provider, and you are interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, please fill out this form. Please continue to check our website and Facebook page for more information.

COVID-19 Vaccine Interest Form: https://form.jotform.com/210135164180140

BUFFALO COUNTY OUTDOOR RECREATION SURVEY

 

Do you like the outdoors? Do you want to see more outdoor activities for you and your family in Buffalo County? The Buffalo County Outdoor Recreation Committee wants to hear your ideas. We are updating the County Outdoor Recreation Plan and want your input. Please take 5 minutes and go to the link below or the Buffalo County homepage and give us your thoughts! By taking the time to give us your input, you will help guide us in prioritizing future outdoor initiatives and programs in Buffalo County.

 

https://forms.gle/BWu1fctjmpWupGHA8

  

On behalf of the Outdoor Recreation Committee, I thank you for your time and commitment to making Buffalo County a better community for all!

 

Stephen S. Schiffli

Economic Development

The Aging & Disability Resource Center of Buffalo and Pepin Counties, otherwise known as the ADRC, is committed to helping individuals aged 60+ and adults with disabilities, along with their caregivers/family members, to live independently and with dignity; providing them unbiased information, programs, & services. 

The ADRC is responsible for creating an Aging Plan for 2022-2024.  This plan provides us with an opportunity to set local goals based on the current and future needs of our communities.  Please share your ideas with us and return the completed survey to the Buffalo or Pepin County Courthouse by 3/12/2021. If you’d rather connect via phone, please contact us at 866-578-2372, or you can find our survey online https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/T89N3W3 


2022-2024 ADRC Survey

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.

 

For the latest guidance and to stay informed, visit the CDC’s COVID-19 website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services at www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR BUFFALO COUNTY DEPARTMENTS:

https://www.buffalocounty.com/145/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. 

Buffalo County FSA Information


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 -  

https://www.rd.usda.gov/sites/default/files/USDA_RD_SA_COVID19_ProgramImmediateActions.pdf


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