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. will close to vehicle and pedestrian traffic on Monday, April 27th, and remain closed for about 90 days 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 sough parking lot behind the businesses on W. Main St. will remain accessible.
COMPREHENSIVE OUTDOOR RECREATION PLAN HEARING
Village residents and staff have been working withthe East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission to update our current recreation plan into a comprehensive outdoor recreation plan (CORP). The proposed CORP is intended to increase quality of life, health and recreational areas in the Village.
During the discussion and plannin process a survey was made available to the public to ask for comments on our current recreation system and hopes for the future. Now a draft CORP is ready for the public to review and comment on.
A public hearing will be held on June 18, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at the Municipal Services Center at 531 N. Nash St. to solicit comments on the proposed park plan (CORP) before final adoption. A copy of the draft CORP is available in the Administration Offices at 531 N. Nash St. and you can also read it by clicking on the three parts of the plan here.
Please click on the items below to read the plan.
Draft Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (CORP)
Maps for the plan
BLACK OTTER LAKE DAM REPLACEMENT PROJECT
We will start to draw down Black Otter Lake this Friday, April 17, 2015.
Replacement of the Black Otter Lake spillway is tentatively scheduled to commence on May 1, 2015. The Village of Hortonville and its engineering firm, Becher-Hoppe, have received final approval of the plans and specifications from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
The permit allows for a miximum drawdown of 4-feet from normal water levels during construction, staisfying the Village's goal of protecting and sustaining the lake's fish population. This WDNR mandated project is expected to be completed in 90 dyas, and 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.
OUTAGAMIE COUNTY NO BURN ADVISORY
Outagamie County Emergency Management is concerned about the fire danger and is issuing a no burning advisory. Please click here to see the full No Burning Advisory.
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 2014 AND 2015!
The Village has again reduced single-family and two-family residential building permit fees for 2014 and extended the reduction through 2015. Now is the time to build in Hortonville!
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
Click here to see the basic Village Voice.
See news and info about Senior activities, the Spring Election, 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 see all the pieces of 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.