Coon Valley is located in the heart of the Driftless area, an area never touched by glaciers. This unique characteristic has produced a beautiful area of rolling hills and spring fed trout streams. Coon Creek which is known for its excellent fishing borders Coon Valley Park and provides a wonderful place to picnic, hike and enjoy time with friends and family. Coon Valley offers unique shops and wonderful restaurants and numerous places to explore and enjoy!!
Contained on these pages are important phone numbers and general information about services and opportunities in Coon Valley and the surrounding area. We hope that you find the information useful.
Our Mailing address and contact information:
Village of Coon Valley
205 Anderson Street
P.O. Box 129
Coon Valley, WI 54623
Office Phone: 608-452-3168
Vernon County Solid Waste/Recycling
*** Clean Sweep Programs***
Spring Clean Sweep will be held in Hillsboro at the County Hwy Shop on Saturday, May 9th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Fall Clean Sweep will be held at the County Landfill on Friday, September 11th and Saturday, September 12th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. both days.
Due to changes in Drug Enforcement Agency Regulations, they can no longer accept medications at these events.
Click on the Newsletter links below for more information, as well as important recycling information.
Cat and Dog License Reminder
Each year your dogs and cats must be licensed in the Village of Coon Valley. In order to renew your pet’s license you must also have a copy of their current rabies certificate. The fee to renew the license of a neutered or spayed animal is $3.00 and $8.00 if they are not neutered or spayed. Licenses must be renewed by April 1st or within 30 days of acquiring a new pet. Puppies and kittens cannot be vaccinated until they are 5 months old. If you do not renew your pet’s license by April 1st or when they are old enough to receive a rabies vaccination, there will be a $5.00 late fee added on to the regular fee for licensing.
What's the Siren?
In Vernon County there are several warning systems which can be activated rapidly during severe weather events, which are monitored closely by Vernon County Emergency Management, the Vernon County Sheriff's Office, and your local police and fire authorities.
The most common warning devices in populated areas of Vernon County are the community sirens. These sirens are activated when conditions exist that there is "imminent danger," including, but not limited to a tornado sighting. Straight-line winds, microbursts, and downbursts associated with severe thunderstorm activity are equally as dangerous as tornadic activity.
It is also important to know that community sirens are variable in effectiveness according to wind direction and speed, placement of the siren, and whether someone is inside a building or outside.
The community sirens need to be tested to make sure that they are working properly. Vernon County Emergency Management will be testing the sirens April 6th though September of each year. This test will be done the first MONDAY of each month at 11am. If inclement weather is in the area the test will be done the next good weather day.
For more information, contact Chad Buros, Vernon County Emergency Management Director at the Erlandson Office Building in Viroqua, telephone 637-5266.
Are you Ready?
Disaster Preparedness/Antiterrorism Awareness Seminar
With guidance from Federal, State and County Agencies, the Coon Valley Business Association will be conducting an in depth seminar to be prepared for any disaster that might come our way - Be it natural or man made.
This event is free and open to all ages.
HOPE FOR THE BEST AND PREPARE FOR THE REST.
Saturday, April 25th, 1:00 p.m.
Coon Valley Village Hall
Questions - 452-3447
Garbage and Recycling Collection:
Southwest Sanitation (637-8010) located in Viroqua is the Village garbage and recyclable hauler. Garbage pickup is every Monday. Recyclables are picked up every other Monday. Please have your garbage and recyclables out on the street by 7 a.m. Click on "Residential Services" and then "Yard Waste, Trash Collection and Recycling" for the 2015 schedule. The recycling service uses a commingled system which means all recyclables can be put in one container and do not have to be separated. You can use the blue, plastic recycling containers or you can put your recycling in clear, plastic bags.
A friendly reminder from Southwest Sanitation: Garbage Bags should be tied when they are set by the curb and they should weigh less than 50 pounds.
Prices for garbage bags are as follows:
Large bags - $1.95 a bag or a pack of 10 for $19.50.
Small bags - $1.20 a bag or a pack of 10 for $12.00.
The large bags are blue and the small bags are clear with “Southwest Sanitation” printed on them. Bags will continue to be sold at the Village Office, Chances Are Flower Shop, Main Street Mercantile and Kwik Trip. The Village office will sell small and large bags in packs of 10. Kwik Trip sells only the large bags in packs of 10. Chances Are and Main Street Mercantile sell bags individually.
Looking for a way to give back to your community?
Ever thought about becoming a firefighter?
Serving as a volunteer firefighter is a great way to serve your community! Coon Creek Fire and Rescue is looking for men and women interested in serving their community as volunteer firefighters. We offer paid training and compensation for your time. All we ask from you is regular attendance at meetings and trainings, respond to calls when available, and a willingness to serve your community. Want to learn more? Contact Chief Russ Cornford (452-3077), Assistant Chief Ken Phillips (452-3932), Assistant Chief Jason Rundhaugen (792-6550), any firefighter, or attend a meeting or training, (6:30 PM on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, respectively).
Knutson Memorial Library
Effective January 19th, 2015
Monday 1:00 - 6:00
Tuesday 4:00 - 8:00
Wednesday 4:00 - 8:00
Thursday 1:00 - 8:00
Friday 10:00 - 2:00
Saturday 10:00 - 1:00
Vernon County Emergency Management announces a messaging system called "Nixle." The system has the ability to send out messages via text or email for different types of incidents or emergencies that are occurring such as Severe Weather, Missing Persons, Hazardous Materials emergencies, and many more. You can text your zip code to 888777 or go to
http://www.nixle.com to get emergency messages from Vernon County Management.
Coon Valley Home
Important message from the Public Works Department - Do not flush Flushable Wipes or Depends down the toilet. They clog up the lift station pumps.
Thank you so much for your cooperation during this very long and difficult winter. It is now safe to stop running water in your home. We adjusted the March water and sewer billing to reflect December 2013 billing. In June we will once again review the bills and adjust for the additional water used during the first few weeks in April. Since there is no way to determine exactly how much extra water ran during this period, we will be using averages from past billing. If you are new to the Village and do not have a billing history, we will try to determine a fair usage by reviewing your current water usage. Again thank you and if you have any questions don't hesitate to call the Village office at 452-3168.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - The Coon Valley Municipal Water Utility is requesting Village residents to run their cold water a pencil size stream in one faucet of their home. Running a thin stream of cold water will help prevent freezing of water lines. Please run water until further notice. We will have announcements on local radio and television stations notifying residents when they can discontinue running water. Your March water/sewer bill will be adjusted to allow for the additional water use. If you have any questions, please call the Village Office at 452-3168.
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