Monthly brush chipping:  Brush chipping takes place the 2nd Tuesday of the month April - October.  Please remember to call the office (526-3354) by 1:00 p.m. on the Monday before the chipping date to get on the list.  Also, keep in mind that the service is for for light pruning and trimming -- pile no higher than 3 feet and no wider than 15 feet along the curb.  Larger amounts should be handled by a tree service.  THIS IS NOT FOR ASH TREE REMOVAL! If you have a dead ash tree, please contact a tree service for disposal.
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Shouldering work:  Our Town Crew may be in your neighborhood this summer working to maintain the shoulders along the Town roads.  This work involves either cutting away soil/grass that is preventing water from draining from the roads or it may involve adding gravel to shoulders that are lower than the pavement edge to prevent the road from cracking off.  This work is important for the longevity of the roads. Regular maintenance of the shoulders maximizes good pavement and allows run-off from rain and spring thawing.  If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact the Town Hall at 526-3354.  
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Health Advisory relating to drinking water quality concerns in private wells in parts of La Crosse County:  
NEW INFORMATION!  
    5/9/17:  Midwest Environmental Advocates issue press release - 
    DNR will provide emergency drinking water for families with contaminated wells [link]
April 6, 2017 press release
Additional information:  DNR brochures 
                                        Water Quality Health Advisory for Private Wells
                                        Frequently asked questions: Private Well Water Testing
On April 12, 2017, an informational meeting was held at the Town Hall.  For additional questions, please contact the County Health Department at 789-7816.
Link to La Crosse County Health Department:  La Crosse County link
Testing bottles are available in the Clerk's office during office hours.
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New recycling carts have arrived!  The Town will begin using the new 96 gallon carts on Monday, April 10th, with service offered every-other week. See link for more information.
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Burn barrel amnesty program:  Did you know that yearly just two burn barrels release more toxic dioxin into the air than the Xcel Energy plant on French Island? Burn barrels pose a significant health risk, particularly for women of childbearing age, the elderly, and children.  Burn barrels burn about 1800°F less than municipal incinerators, releasing harmful pollutants into the air, which can be absorbed by plants, inhaled in smoke, or leak into groundwater. These toxins can enter our food supply from animals eating contaminated grasses, some at high enough levels to pose a significant cancer risk. To reduce these harmful health impacts, The Solid Waste Department will be accepting burn barrel drop-offs free of charge from October 2-15, 2017 - a $25 savings. Residents will be asked to sign a pledge stating they will no longer use burn barrels on their property and be entered into a drawing for a $100 and $50 Visa Gift Card.  Additional information here: link.

Recycling information is available at link. For additional information on the Amnesty Program, please contact Megan Muehlenbruch at mmuehlenbruch@lacrossecounty.org.

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Dog tags -  All dog licenses are due January 1st of each year (with a grace period until April 1st).  Beginning Monday, April 3rd, dog licenses must be renewed through the La Crosse County Clerk's Office, unless licensing a puppy or newly acquired dog (which are obtained in the Town Clerk's office).  Puppies must be licensed within 5 months.
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Boundary Agreement:  The Town of Holland and Village of Holmen signed a Boundary Agreement on March 20, 2017.  A public hearing on a proposed draft was held on Monday, February 27th and both respective Boards approved the agreement at their March meetings.  Link here for more information.
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Taxes - How can I get a copy of my paid taxes?
To confirm your taxes have been paid or to check the amount of your taxes, link to the County Land Records Information page at:  La Crosse County Land Information link.  For further tax information, check link.
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Fire safety:  The Holmen Area Fire Department is partnering with the American Red Cross to reduce deaths caused by home fires by 25% nationwide within 5 years.  To do this, the Red Cross and their partners are installing smoke alarms and providing fire safety education.  See link for more information.  Link

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Private wells:  Testing kits are available at the Town Hall.  Here's some information:

    How well do you know your well?

    FAQ for private well water testing

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History:  A book about immigrants to the Town of Holland is now available:
Hi from England!   I'm emailing about my new book, "The Lost Story of the William & Mary: The Cowardice of Captain Stinson" which is available via Pen & Sword at the end of this year: http://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk/The-Lost-Story-of-the-William-and-Mary-Hardback/p/12290 .  I wanted to let you know about this true story of a shipwreck in the Bahamas as one of the groups of immigrants on board went on to found the town of Holland, La Crosse, in Wisconsin, and there will be many of their descendants still in the area. 

I am based in England but very keen to raise the profile of the people involved with this shipwreck (many were heroes in this tragedy and several went on to fight in the Civil War) and also my book.  If there is anything you would recommend to this end, or anything you would like to know about this, then I would love to hear more.
Best wishes,
Gill Hoffs
author of "The Sinking of RMS Tayleur: The Lost Story of the 'Victorian Titanic'" (Pen & Sword, 2014, 2015)


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