Welcome to the Village of Brooklyn
Located in both Dane and Green Counties Wisconsin, the Village is conveniently located half way between Madison and Janesville off Highway 14. Our neighborly small-town (population 1413) has excellent amenities: a great school system; three Village parks; and a community center, which makes Brooklyn a great place to live!
Between the hours of 1 am and 7 am, Nov. 15 through Apr. 15, on-street parking is only allowed on the north side of Sunrise Drive, the west side of N. Kerch St. north of Douglas Dr., the north side of Marcie Dr. west of Pine St., and the north side of Daisy Lane west of Fourth St.
On street parking from 1 am to 7 am during these months on any other street in the Village is prohibited.
*(100 Block of Hotel St. is 3 am to 7 am)
WISCONSIN'S WINTER AWARENESS WEEK
NOVEMBER 14 - 18, 2016
ARE YOU READY FOR WINTER?
Time to get your home and car ready for cold and snow
(MADISON) – It is time to face the inescapable truth, winter is coming to Wisconsin. We all need to brush up on our winter driving skills and cold weather preparedness.
Governor Scott Walker has declared November 14-18, 2016 as Wisconsin’s Winter Awareness Week. The annual campaign, sponsored by Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM), Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), and the National Weather Service (NWS), reminds us now is the time to get ready before the snow and cold hit.
“Make sure you have an emergency supply kit in your car – it could save your life,” says Major General Don Dunbar, Adjutant General and Wisconsin’s Homeland Security Advisor. “If you slide off into a ditch and are stranded during a storm, food and other items in your kit could help keep you and your family safe until emergency help arrives.”
The emergency vehicle kit should contain items such as flashlight, first aid kit, booster cables, emergency flares, water and snack food along with extra gloves, hats, scarves and blankets. In addition, make sure you have a shovel and a bag of sand or kitty litter to help provide traction if you get stuck.
Every winter in Wisconsin, officials say approximately 50 people are killed and more than 4,900 are injured in crashes on icy or snow-covered roads. Many of those crashes are caused by driving too fast in winter conditions.
“The posted speed limit is based on dry pavement and good driving conditions. But the posted limit may be too fast for conditions when a road is snow covered and slippery,” says David Pabst, director of the WisDOT Bureau of Transportation Safety. “During severe winter storms, the safest decision is to not drive until conditions improve. Law enforcement officers frequently respond to vehicles in the ditch and chain-reaction crashes when motorists should not have attempted to travel. Slowed or stalled traffic on slippery roads also delays tow trucks and snowplows, which are trying to get roads cleared, as well as emergency responders.”
In addition to getting your vehicles winterized and putting together an emergency vehicle supply kit, now is also good time to get your home ready for the cold months ahead. Put together an emergency preparedness kit for your home that contains a three-day supply of non-perishable food and water in case there is no power during a winter storm. Also make sure your flashlights have new batteries and you have a NOAA Weather Radio to receive any emergency alerts.
For more information visit ReadyWisconsin at http://ready.wi.gov. You can also follow ReadyWisconsin on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
For the complete media kit: http://www.readywisconsin.wi.gov/news/2016/Winter_Aware_Media_Packet2016.pdf
A SURVEY FROM THE PSC
As you know, more and more work that students do at school is Internet-based. Students without Internet access at home are often unable to do their homework. The equity gap that this situation creates is a serious problem for these students.
The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) is conducting a statewide survey to gather information about residential Internet access throughout the state. The survey gives families the opportunity to tell service providers if they need better or more affordable Internet access – or don’t have access at all.
The survey, located at http://psc.wi.gov/broadbandSurvey.htm, takes about 4 minutes to complete.
Households that do not have home access to the Internet can take the survey by phone (877-360-2973). It is especially important for these households to take the survey, so that PSCW and Internet providers know the location of all households that do not have high-quality, affordable Internet access.
Please take advantage of this opportunity for your families’ voices to be heard regarding broadband!
Dane County Library Service Bookmobile
The Dane County Bookmobile invites children of all ages to participate in the Summer Reading Program: On Your Mark, Get Set…Read!
Brooklyn, at the gazebo
For more information, call the Bookmobile office at 266-9297.