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
Village of Coon Valley
13th Annual Senior Citizens Picnic
Thanks to everyone who helped make this a success.
Reminders for Winter...
Winter is just around the corner... snow has fallen. Please remember that when it snows, sidewalks must be cleared to a minimum of 4 feet in width of all snow and ice within 24 hours from the time the snow ceases to accumulate. This is a Village ordinance and will be enforced. Also please remember to clear snow 3 - 4 feet from around the fire hydrants in your area.
And with the snow comes snowplowing. Village Ordinance states that trees that are located near the streets shall be kept trimmed so that the lowest branches projecting over the public street or alley provide a clearance of not less than 14 feet. It is also important to keep mailboxes, basketball hoops or other decorative items from protruding into the roadway. All of these things make snowplowing the Village streets more difficult.
Village ordinance states that all motor vehicles must be moved within a 12 hour period after any snowfall. Further restrictions outlined in the Village ordinance book state that no trailer or vehicle of any description can be parked for more than 48 hours in the same location.
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.
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. 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.
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).
Mulch your leaves
Consider mulching your leaves. Leaves are rich in carbon, phosphorus, and potassium- all essential nutrients needed by plants including turf grasses. To gain the benefits of these nutrients, you can simply mulch fallen leaves in place by mowing over them.
Composting is an option
Composting is a natural recycling process that you can begin at home with leaves, grass clippings, and other lawn and garden waste. The Wisconsin DNR provides tips and information regarding composting on their website. Leaves can also be used as organic mulch around trees, shrubs, and in gardens. Mulch offers your garden and landscaping benefits including moisture retention, temperature moderation, and erosion prevention.
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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