COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates

Last Updated 4/3/2020 at 2:00 p.m.

Declaration of Emergency in the Village of Kimberly (3/16/2020)
Village of Kimberly Facilities Closures Notice  (3/19/2020) 

General Inquiries

Please call or email rather than visit. 920-788-7500 or reception@vokimberly.org for municipal services
Please call or email for all street, inspections and parks related services: 920-788-7507 or streets@vokimberly.org.
We likely can complete your requests or transactions without in-person interaction.

Kimberly Area School District Information

For news about the Kimberly Area School District response to the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit their website updates page: https://www.kimberly.k12.wi.us/updates

Payments

Did you know that we have many options available for bill payment, fee and fine payment, and purchasing of permits and collection stickers.  We have a payment drop box available next to the book return at the Municipal complex - 515 W. Kimberly Avenue - next to the west entrance of the building nearest Kimberly Avenue. This drop box is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. 
No need to leave your home, here is a one-stop shop to our payment services:
Pay your water bill online
Set up auto-pay for your water bill
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unicipal Court Fee and Fine Online Payment 
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ign up and pay for recreation programs

Village Government Meetings

All non-essential Village committee meetings have been cancelled indefinitely immediately. Staff will be limiting group contact for meetings and conferences.  Public meetings that do occur will have conference phone abilities for the public to participate.  We are encouraging the general public to consider foregoing in-person attendance in favor of calling into the meetings using the conference line. Please see our agendas and minutes page for all public meetings, conference call information will be posted at the bottom of posted agendas for upcoming meetings held after 3/18/2020.  Village Board meetings will proceed as scheduled at the Village Municipal Complex, Rick J. Hermus Council Chambers, 515 W. Kimberly Avenue, Kimberly.  The Village will be offering virtual connection and teleconference services for all members of the public and officials.  A video conference link and teleconference phone number/access code will be included on all future agenda notifications.  This information will allow residents to call in, submit public comment and listen to all meetings remotely. 

The March 23rd Public Hearing for 2020 Street Construction projects has call in options available to participate remotely.  Details on how to access the conference call are located at the bottom of the meeting agenda. If you would like to view all the engineer reports before, during, or after the meeting they are all available on our Streets Construction page.  Additional questions?  Please call the street department at 920-788-7507 or email us at streets@vokimberly.org

Municipal Services

Please know that we are able to take care of most of the services we offer online.  We are even able to process requests for yard waste permits and special collection stickers over the phone and process payment.  Refuse and recycling services are continuing as regularly scheduled at this time. For yard waste permits or special collection stickers please call 920-788-7507 and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.  Please see the following forms online for your convenience: 
Water services account change request
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unicipal Court Forms
B
uilding Permit Forms and Fees
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btaining an operators license 
O
btaining a dog license 
O
nline Kimberly Little Chute Library Resources 

Elections and Absentee Voting

April 7th, 2020, Spring Election and Presidential Preference Vote

All voters are strongly encouraged to vote absentee by mail

Hello voters!  Did you know you have options to cast your ballot for the April 7, 2020 election:

For the traditional voter who enjoys the excitement of Election Day, polls will be open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm at the Village of Kimberly Municipal Complex in the Evergreen Room located at 515 W Kimberly Ave, Kimberly.  Our election workers will be happy to assist you along with keeping the election facility as clean and safe as possible.  For voter’s convenience, hand sanitizer and tissues will also be available.

 Not up for Election Day?  Request an absentee ballot online at www.myvote.wi.gov as soon as possible but no later than April 3rd at 5:00 p.m., and a ballot will be mailed to you.  Voters may also request a mailed ballot in writing to the Village Clerk but be sure to include a copy of your photo ID with your request.  This works great for travelers; those who have a suppressed immune system; or voters who just can’t make it to the Village Hall during working hours.  Please be sure to allow mailing time so the ballot is returned on or before Election Day. Absentee ballots MUST be returned no later than Monday, April 13th, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. 

To register to vote on-line by March 18th please visit https://myvote.wi.gov. After March 18th, you MUST appear in the Clerk’s Office to register.  You can register by mail but it must have a March 18th postmark. 

Voters can also vote in-person via absentee ballot at the Village Hall from March 23rd to April 3rd during regular office hours.  In-person voting ends on Friday, April 3rd at 5:00 pm so plan ahead.

Voters can also complete late registration or vote in-person via absentee ballot at the Village Hall, 515 W. Kimberly Avenue, Kimberly during the following dates and times:

  • March 25, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • March 27, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • April 2, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • April 3, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

If you have questions or need assistance with any of your voting options, please contact Deputy Clerk Janine Micke at the Village of Kimberly, 920-788-7500 or jmicke@vokimberly.org     

Additional information can be located here.

Building & Facility Closures

The Village of Kimberly is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all residents who enter our doors.  As the nation’s response to COVID-19 virus continues to change and evolve the Village remains steadfast in communicating with residents.

In the interest of promoting safe public health practices and with the recommendations form the CDC, Wisconsin DHS and the Outagamie County Health & Human Services; the Village of Kimberly is taking action to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and maintain a health community.

The following municipal areas are closed for public access:

  • Senior Center reservations and drop ins (as of 3/16/2020)
  • The Civic Wing of the Municipal Complex to include all rentals and reservations of the Evergreen, Cedar, and Aspen/Birch Rooms  (as of 3/16/2020)
  • Kimberly Library programs and in person services (as of 3/16/2020) 
  • Fox Valley Metro Police Department Lobby (as of 3/17/2020)
  • Village Municipal Complex - 515 W. Kimberly Avenue (as of 3/19/2020)  Closed for Routine Business.  For business that might normally be conducted at Village Hall please visit our website (www.vokimberly.org), email reception@vokimberly.org or call 920-788-7500 rather than stopping in person.  Village Hall will reopen during the dates and times listed later in this notice.
  • Street Department - 426 W. Kimberly Avenue (as of 3/19/2020) Closed for Routine Business.  For business that might normally be conducted at the Street Department please visit our website (www.vokimberly.org), email streets@vokimberly.org or call 920-788-7507. 
  • All playgrounds in the Kimberly Parks system to include Sunset Park, John Street Park, Treaty Park, Triangle Area, Roosevelt Park, Centennial Park, Liberty Park, Stonegate Park, and Verhagen Park are closed until further notice due to Governor Evers Stay at Home Order, effective March 25th, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.

Sanitary Sewer Reminders

A friendly reminder if people are using alternatives to toilet paper in response to shortages due to current events. Wipes that are advertised as flushable ARE NOT and should be disposed of in a garbage bin. Please help prevent sewer backups as flushing these items could cause a sewer backup for you and your neighbors. Thank you very much for your cooperation!  The only items that should be flushed into the sanitary sewer system are human waste and toilet paper.  If you are using alternative products, please dispose of them in your garbage can!  Items that cannot be flushed include:  "flushable" wipes or any other wipes, diapers, rags, feminine products, hair, cotton balls, dental floss, noodles, grease/oil/fat, medications, paper towel, facial tissues, cat litter, cigarette butts, coffee grinds, and goldfish. Any questions can be directed to streets@vokimberly.org 

General, County, State, and National Health Information 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Outagamie County Public Health 

Environmental Protection Agency Drinking Water and Wastewater Updates

Resiliency from Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Children's Mental Health Resources - COVID-19 

Resources from Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin 

Safer at Home Frequently Asked Questions 

Dealing with a drop in income resources from UW-Extension 

Managing stress and anxiety with the National Institute of Mental Health 

Updates

Residents are ALWAYS encouraged to share feedback with the Board of Trustees via email or phone.  Contact information for the Board of Trustees and Village President can be found at: http://www.vokimberly.org/government/village-board-of-trustees/.  Feedback can also be submitted to the Village Administrator Danielle Block at 920-788-7500 or dblock@vokimberly.org.

We will continue to update this page as the response to COVID-19 evolves.  Additional questions may be directed to Village Administrator Danielle Block 920-788-7500 or dblock@vokimberly.org 

The Village truly appreciates your understanding and patience as the community, State and Country implement changes necessary to protect the health and well being of our community members.  We are ALL in this effort together; we welcome your feedback and know that we are all doing our part to “flatten the curve,” preserve precious medical resources and recover as a strong unified community.