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Gov. Evers’ Statement on Wisconsin Supreme Court Ruling – Released May 13, 2020
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has issued a 4-3 decision in Legislature v. Palm, declaring the Department of Health Services’s (DHS) “Safer at Home” order unenforceable and immediately striking down the order. Enacted May 13, 2020
Relief And Recovery Resources For Your Business from WEDC as of May 12, 2020
Emergency Order #36 Interim Order to Turn the Dial Effective May 11, 2020
Emergency Order #34 Interim Order to Turn the Dial – Effective April 29, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.
Emergency Order #31 Badger Bounce Back from Governor Evers April 20, 2020
Essential Businesses Declaration
Emergency Order #28 Safer at Home from Governor Evers
Wisconsin Department of Health Services Updates
Grant County Health COVID-19 Updates
WEDC COVID-19 Business Resources
Grant County Economic Development COVID-19 Business Resources
City of Fennimore COVID-19 Information
March 24, 2020
March 19, 2020
With the Memorial Building being closed to the public until further notice, another drop off location has been added for those wanting to drop off their utility payments. The drop box is located next to the northern entry doors of the Memorial Building. Residents can also call 608-822-7271 , visit
https://www.paymentservicenetwork.com/Login.aspx?acc=RT25099, or mail payments in. Our office is still currently staffed, so please feel free to call 608-822-6110 with any questions.
March 18, 2020
Proclamation from the City of Fennimore Mayor on the closures of all city-owned buildings and properties to the public and will remain in effect until March 24th, or such earlier time as a quorum of the Common Council convenes and alters or rescinds the Proclamation.
Here is the downloadable pdf of the Proclamation from the City of Fennimore Mayor 3-18-2020
March 16, 2020
The intent of this notification is to hopefully offer some reassurance and inform the community of some changes that will take effect immediately concerning the operations of the City of Fennimore due to COVID-19.
We will do our best to keep on top of any changes that may come within the next couple of weeks or beyond. Information provided here is subject to change dependent on circumstances out of our control.
As a reminder, people should follow some simple steps to avoid getting sick or spreading a virus, including:
- Frequent and thorough hand washing with soap and water
- Covering coughs and sneezes
- Avoiding touching your face
- Staying home when sick
At this time, the City of Fennimore will be working on a “business as usual” basis with a few exceptions. There should be no concern over the essential services or infrastructure offered through the City. As you may know, both the fire department and rescue squad service that provide coverage for the City of Fennimore community are not owned by the city but, I have had conversations with the Chiefs of both departments and they are comfortable saying they are ready to continue to serve the community, should their services be needed and will continue to monitor the situation.
Following is a list of changes that will be implemented immediately and continue until further notice:
- The gymnasium within the Memorial Building will be locked and off limits to the public.
- City-owned park shelters will remain closed. The Marsden Park is not city-owned property and I am unaware of their current policy.
- The Memorial Building door facing the West, by the Elementary School, will remain locked.
- The Memorial Building doors facing the East, by Lincoln Avenue, will be unlocked at 8:30 am and locked again at 4:30 pm.
- The Memorial Building will remain locked from 4:30 pm on Friday afternoon until 8:30 am on Monday morning.
- Disinfection procedures on touch points will be increased within the Memorial Building as well as other city-owned properties, including the Library.
- The Library will continue normal business hours and functionality at this time.
- All City employees will honor a 6’ “social distancing” from other people whenever possible.
- Other than emergency situations, City employees will not be entering residences.
The City Clerk will soon be releasing details for the upcoming elections. She will be attending a webinar on 3/23 put on by the Wisconsin Election Commission and will share those details.
Please be understanding and respectful of these temporary changes as we all continue to wait this out and see what the next step may be.
Ryan Boebel, Mayor