Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 9‐13, 2018
Governor Scott Walker has proclaimed the week of April 9-13, 2018, as Tornado and Severe
Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin. This is a perfect time for school administrators,
safety officers, and faculty to review severe weather safety procedures and participate in the
annual tornado drill.
Wisconsin averages 23 tornadoes annually. In fact, the National Weather Service (NWS)
confirmed 23 tornadoes in the state in 2017. This included an EF3 tornado on May 16 that
traveled 83 miles through four counties, killing one person and causing widespread damage.
On Thursday, April 12, 2018, two statewide tornado drills are planned. A mock tornado
watch will be issued statewide by the NWS at 1:00 p.m. The NWS will follow it with a
statewide mock tornado warning at 1:45 p.m. The afternoon drill ends at 2:00 p.m.
An evening drill is scheduled on the same day with a mock tornado warning to take place at
6:45 p.m. This drill provides students and their families a great opportunity to practice
severe weather safety plans at home.
If there is a threat of severe weather in Wisconsin on Thursday, the statewide drills will be
postponed until Friday, April 13, 2018. The drill will go on in all other conditions, including
non-severe weather (clouds, rain, dark sky, scattered thunderstorms, etc.). If severe weather
is also expected on Friday, the drill will be cancelled. Notification of the drill status will be
posted at http://readywisconsin.wi.gov by 10:00 a.m. on the morning of the drill.
Wisconsin Emergency Management and the National Weather Service encourage your
participation in promoting Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week.
For more information on tornadoes and severe weather, please contact your county or tribal
emergency management director or your local NWS office.
On April 28, 2018, the Fond du Lac County Land and Water Conservation Department will hold a clean sweep at the highway department from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Household and agricultural chemicals can be brought for proper disposal. Old, expired, and potentially hazardous chemicals are accepted. Workers in protective clothing will remove the items from your vehicle. There is a fee of $5.00 per car regardless of the number of items. The collection is not for electronics, medications, latex paint, or batteries.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that members of the Town Board of the Town of Oakfield may be attending the Fond du Lac County Unit of the Wisconsin Towns Association at the Empire Town Hall at W3675 Fourth Street Road, Fond du Lac at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, 2018.
The number of Town Board members in attendance may result in a quorum. No Town Board action will be taken.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a joint meeting of the Town of Oakfield Plan Commission and the Town Board will be held following two scheduled Plan Commission Hearings and a Special Town Board meeting that will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 26, 2018 at the Town Hall in Oak Center.
The purpose of this joint meeting being to update and revise the Town Zoning ordinance, including but not limited to, bring into compliance with 2017 Wisconsin Act 67.
In addition, the Town Board will audit and approve payment of bills presented that are due prior to the next regular monthly board meeting.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town Board of the Town of Oakfield will be attending the District #6A Meeting of the Wisconsin Towns Association in Ripon at 8:45 a.m. on Friday, February 9, 2018. This is an educational meeting. There will be no decisions made or actions taken by the Town Board.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the public test of the electronic voting equipment, to be used at the Primary Election on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 will be conducted at the Oakfield Town Hall at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, N3349 Oak Center Road in Oak Center. This test is open to the general public and conducted pursuant to Sec. 5.84 of the Wisconsin Statutes.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall in Oak Center, the Town of Oakfield Plan Commission will conduct a public hearing for the purpose of considering a rezoning request from Lance Kintzler and/or Grant Kintzler. The request being to rezone from the Farmland Preservation District to the R-2 Residential District a 4 acre parcel of property to create a home building site for Grant Kintzler. The parcel is located in the SW ¼ of the NW ¼ of Section 28, south of Oak Center on Oak Center Road. The hearing is open to the public and all interested parties are encouraged to attend. Members of the Oakfield Town Board may be present.
NOTICE IS ALSO HEREBY GIVEN, that on Monday, February 26, 2018, immediately following the above rezoning hearing, the Town of Oakfield Plan Commission will conduct another public hearing on a special use permit request from Al Messner and/or Ami Messner. The request being for a special use permit to replace an existing farmhouse with a new house in the Niagara Escarpment Viewshed Area. The property is located in Section 33 at N2597 County Road B.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that the Town Board of the Town of Oakfield will review the recommendations of the Plan Commission and may act upon the above requests at a special Town Board meeting immediately following the Plan Commission hearing on Monday, February 26, 2018.
For more information contact:
Town Clerk/Zoning Administrator Nicole Schauer at 920.517.6727