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

Outdoor Warning Siren Test To Resume


 APPLETON – On Saturday, April 6, 2024 the county’s Emergency Management Department will resume the audible Saturday outdoor warning system test at noon.  Please share this information widely as to avoid any unnecessary calls to 911. 

Sirens are intended for outdoor warning only.  They are not intended to be heard inside homes or businesses.  Outagamie County recommends that residents obtain NOAA weather radios or a local weather phone app for severe weather alerts.

Wisconsin’s annual statewide tornado drills will take place on April 11 at 1:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. during Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week.  These drills offer citizens the opportunity to practice their tornado and severe weather sheltering plans. Schools, businesses, and homes are encouraged to practice going to their nearest tornado shelter during the drills, as if there were an actual tornado warning in effect. Ideal tornado shelters can include a basement, a ground floor interior room of a building, or a specially constructed safe room designed to withstand high winds and falling debris. Outagamie County will be activating the outdoor warning sirens for both drills on April 11th

For more information on NOAA weather radios or other preparedness information, contact the Outagamie County Emergency Management office at 920-832-6361.  Questions related to specific outdoor warning sirens should be directed to the relevant municipality.