Highway 47 Construction – Burdick St/Hwy B: To:  Affected property owners Re-construction on Hwy 47 (Main St.) between Burdick St. and Hwy B is scheduled to begin on Monday April 29, 2024, the anticipated date for completion of the Village’s portion of the project to install new water mains and new sanitary sewer lines is August 30, 2024. Keep in mind that this timeframe does not include the State D.O.T.s portion of the work to repave the Hwy, while open to traffic with flag men. This portion of Hwy 47 will be closed to thru traffic during construction. The Hwy will remain open to local traffic for businesses and residents that live within the construction area, with occasional delays for construction equipment. The construction area will not be accessible from the North or South ends, but will be accessible from Birch St., Pine St. and Forest St.  The intersection at 47 & 54 at the stop lights and Main St. between Hwy 54 and Burdick St. will remain open at all times. Attached to this letter is a map showing the detour route and construction area, business owners can copy and distribute this map to their suppliers and customers.  Please see the village web site for future updates on the construction project: www.villageofblackcreek.com Please contact me if you have any questions, Thank you Steve Hackl Village of Black Creek Director of Public Works 920-419-5333

Garbage Collection Update



Last Thursday, the Dept. of Public Works took delivery of a truckload of carts that will be used for garbage collection beginning in the new year. The switch to these carts is being made because the DPW will be taking delivery of a new garbage truck later this month.

The new truck will have an automated arm that will lift and empty the trash carts into the truck, meaning the DPW’s garbage collection service will be less messy and less labor intensive. These are positives for our staff members and for the efficiency of the overall DPW operation, allowing garbage collection to be done by one employee at a time.

DPW staff is busy preparing the carts for delivery to residents. This will begin around the middle of December, with the schedule fluid depending on snowfall and other factors. Attached to each cart will be a letter with important information about the new garbage collection program. We ask that you read the letter when you receive it so you understand all the changes.

Here are a few highlights:

  • New carts will go into service in early January 2024. The official date depends on when the truck is delivered, so watch the village website (www.villageofblackcreek.com) and Facebook for announcements. Once the new truck is in service, all residential garbage pickup will be done on Tuesdays.
  • Like now, carts cannot be placed at the curb before 6pm the night before pickup but must be placed at the curb by 6am the morning of pickup.
  • All garbage MUST BE BAGGED inside the carts.
  • The new garbage truck will not be able to empty dumpsters, so the dumpsters at the WWTP will not be available for public use after 1/1/24.
  • To facilitate disposal of large items as well as tires, oil and batteries, the DPW will allow dropoff of these items at the WWTP twice per year, in April and September. Dates and fees, if applicable, will be published at a later date. Large items can also be taken to the Outagamie County landfill for disposal throughout the year.

If you have questions, please contact:

Director of Public Works

Steve Hackl at (920) 419-5333

[email protected]