The Village of Hortonville is a vibrant community of 2,711 residents (2010 population census) located in southwestern Outagamie County, Wisconsin, an area known as the Fox Valley. The Village is located at the intersection of State Highway 15 and County Highway M, 10 miles northwest of the City of Appleton. Approximately 1 million people live and work within a 50 miles radius of the Village. Green Bay is 43 miles to the northeast, Oshkosh 24 miles to the south and Fond du Lac 50 miles to the southeast. The Village is the site of the only lake in the county – the 75 acre Black Otter Lake.
DAM REPLACEMENT PROJECT DETOUR
The bridge on S. Nash St. is closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic on Monday, April 27th, and will remain closed during the Black Otter Lake Dam replacement project.
Please click here to see the detour routes.
Businesses on S. Nash St. will be accessible throughout the duration of the construction project. Bank Mutual, Brick's Hardware, Donaldson's Gourmet and Gift, and the Black Otter Supper Club can be accessed by using either S. Mill St. (at W. Main St.) from the north or S. Nash St. (at Nye St.) from the south. The south parking lot behind the businesses on W. Main St. will remain accessible.
BLACK OTTER LAKE DAM REPLACEMENT PROJECT
Replacement of the Black Otter Lake spillway commenced in May of 2015.
All construction activities related to the stabilization of the bridge, wing walls, and fishing pier have been completed. Lunda is now focusing their efforts on the original project, which is replacing the Black Otter Dam. Crews will be pouring the spillway slab (apron base) of the new dam structure any day now. Due to the unforeseen stability issues encountered when excavating the old dam, the projected completion date of September 1st has now been pushed back to mid-November. Unfortunately, the delay will affect school traffic, which is why we're asking for everyone's patience and that they use the posted detour as much as possible.
The level of Black Otter Lake will be lower during the dam replacement project.
The project permit allows for a miximum drawdown of 4-feet from normal water levels during construction, satisfying the Village's goal of protecting and sustaining the lake's fish population. This WDNR mandated project will be partially funded through grant monies recieved from the State. If you have any questions, contact the Department of Public Works at 779-6011.
PARK EQUIPMENT DONATION
The Village of Hortonville would like to commend resident Darlene Bosin's charitable efforts towards improving the quality of life for all the citizens in our community. Darlene's generous donation is being used to upgrade the playground equipment in both Miller and Alonzo Park. Village personnel are currently rebuilding the playground in Miller Park, installing new swing sets, including a new toddler swing for infants, new safer playground edging, as well as installing sidewalk access to the equipment. The Village of Hortonville and Darlene Bosin have teamed up on projects before at the new Municipal Services Center. She helped make it possible to construct an educational trail that combines with library programs to help children to learn, grow, and explore their natural environment.
VILLAGE ORGANIZATIONS AND STAFF COMMENT ON VILLAGE PROGRESS
Village partners and staff were recently asked to write their impressions of the Village over the last five years.
President Gitter wrote "It is important to consider all the hard work that staff, Board, and standing committee members, along with our community partners have accomplished over the past five years."
Click here to read what our community partners had to say.
The Press Star published an article on Village progress in their April 2nd edition of the paper.
Click here to read the full article.
SENIOR BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Come and help celebrate any senior citizen's birthday on the third Monday of each month!
NEED INFORMATION ABOUT THE VILLAGE?
We have information available about:
Click here to see our data/info sheets and get your questions answered.
EMERALD ASH BORER INFORMATION
Click here to see the flyer with information on what to look for and what to do if you suspect an Emerald Ash Borer infestation.
NEW ITEMS ACCEPTED FOR OUTAGAMIE COUNTY RECYCLING
COME MEET THE VILLAGE OF HORTONVILLE
Come meet the Village of Hortonville and find out why we are a great place to call home for your business or residence. We have recently greatly reduced our building permit fees and we are looking to help you fulfill your dreams of home or business ownership. Come learn more about us. We are the Village of Hortonville.
Residents and business owners - Watch the video, tell others you know about it, and let's get people excited about the possibilities abounding here in Hortonville!
CELL TOWER LEASE AVAILABLE
The Village of Hortonville currently has openings for a communications facility lease on our water tower at 521 W. Cedar St. The site includes an existing fully powered and air conditioned communication shelter building, and associated conduits running to the base of the water tower. Site availability date: April 3, 2014.
BUILDING PERMIT FEE REDUCTION FOR 2015 and 2016!
The Village has reduced single-family, two-family, and multi-family residential building permit fees for 2015 and through the end of 2016. Now is the time to build in Hortonville!
Single-Family permit fee $749 plus $250 Builder's Escrow fee
Two-Family permit fee $1,065 plus $250 Builder's Escrow fee
Four-unit Building permit fee $2,685 plus Builder's Escrow fee
Eight-unit Building permit fee $3,685 plus Builder's Escrow fee
Twelve-unit Building permit fee $4,685 plus Builder's Escrow fee
All fees include the municipal water and sewer connection fees.
WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH THE TREES?
The Village of Hortonville lost a great number of trees along Main Street, in our parks, and at many private residences during the storm on August 7, 2013. The Village's Tree Board is currently working with tree experts to develop a plan for the replanting of our urban forest and the re-beautification of our home town. The tree replacement program was started in the spring of 2014. We would like to remind everyone about the Memorial Tree Program. Please contact the Administration office at 779-6011 for more information.
SEE THE VILLAGE VOICE FOR NEWS AND INFO
See news and info about Senior activities, coming events, Fox West Chamber news, and more. Click on the link for the Village Voice in the list at the left of the screen to read the Village Voice.
WATER LINE INSURANCE?
Some residents have received a mailing recently offering water line insurance.
This insurance is offered by private insurance companies and is not offered or sponsored by the Village of Hortonville. Insurance of this type is not mandated for your water lines.
MEMORIAL TREE AND BENCH PROGRAM
This program provides the opportunity to donate a park bench or tree in the memory of a loved one. Your donation to this program will not only provide lasting memories, but alsoh elp to beautify our parks and trails.
Click here to see the informational flyer.
PURCHASE VETERANS MEMORIAL BRICKS
The Veterans Memorial has really moved along! The concrete walk is in and the memorial has been installed. One stone benche has been purchased and will be installed. You can purchase an engraved brick to honor your veterans or make a donation for the memorial or a bench. Just click on Forms, Permits, Licenses in the left margin to be able to download a copy of the purchase form.