Nes­tled in a scenic val­ley in the cor­ners of Dane, Green, Iowa and Lafayette coun­ties, the Vil­lage of Blan­chardville offers small town liv­ing within com­mut­ing dis­tance from Madi­son. Along Blanchardville’s Main Street you’ll find stores offer­ing cheese, gifts, fine art, cot­tage indus­try crafts, antiques, and hard­ware. Enjoy home­style cook­ing at the Viking Cafe or a bev­er­age and food at one of the three pub and grills. Situated along the banks of the Peca­ton­ica River is beaut­ful McKel­lar Park, fea­tur­ing 9 full-service camp­sites, pic­nic area and shel­ter, play­ground swim­ming pool, and ball dia­monds. In coop­er­a­tion with the DNR and FEMA, a wet­lands area is being devel­oped. If you are canoe­ing the Peca­ton­ica, Blan­chardville is an ideal launch or take out site. If ATV fun is more your style, the Lafayette Tri County ATV Trail from Fayette ends at Hwy 78 in the village.

Right next to the bridge over the Peca­ton­ica is the Blan­chardville His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety, a museum of arti­facts detail­ing the his­tory of Blan­chardville and offer­e­ing a self-guided tour of the his­tor­i­cal build­ings. The vil­lage was estab­lished in 1844 by a small group of Mor­mons lead by Samuel Horner, who named it Zara­hemla. Horner built a water-powered grist­mill which was bought by Alvin Blan­chard in 1855. After the Mor­mon colony dis­ap­peared around 1857, the com­mu­nity became Blanchardville.

Events in Blan­chardville include the Father’s Day Chicken Bar­beque, Cruis’n Wis­con­sin Car, Truck and Cycle Show on the sec­ond Sun­day in July, a sum­mer gar­den tour and art exhibit in July, Pec Jamm 2-day music fes­ti­val and Peca­ton­ica River Art Con­flu­ence in August, and in late Sep­tem­ber or early Octo­ber a uniquely “Blan­chardville” tra­di­tion of a whole com­mu­nity true Home­com­ing cel­e­bra­tion involv­ing the school, alumni from across the coun­try, and com­mu­nity. The festivities begin Fri­day night with a parade down mainstreet which ends near the football field followed by fireworks and a bon­fire. Next is a fun, slightly wacky, Sat­ur­day home­com­ing parade followed by the foot­ball game. Packed tav­erns on Fri­day and Sat­ur­day nights often pro­vid­e live music.

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VILLAGE OF BLANCHARDVILLE

PUBLIC NOTICE OF MEETING

 

Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Public Safety Committee of the Village of Blanchardville following Parks meeting at est 7:00 PM on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, at the Village Hall, 208 Mason Street, Blanchardville, WI.

Agenda items will include:

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  • Policy Updates – need to revamp or create new
  • 2017 Budget Items – What needs to be planned for
  • Adjourn

 

A quorum of the Village Board may be present.

 

Amy Barnes, Village Clerk

August 15, 2016

Park Committee Meeting Notice

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VILLAGE OF BLANCHARDVILLE

PUBLIC NOTICE OF MEETING

 

Pursuant to Section 19.84, Wisconsin Statutes, notice is hereby given to the public that a meeting of the Parks and Recreation Board of the Village of Blanchardville will be held on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, at est 6:30 PM at Village Hall, 208 Mason Street, Blanchardville, WI.

 

Agenda

  • Requests to speak with board
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  • Policy Updates – need to either revamp or create new
  • 2017 Budget Items – What needs to be planned for
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A quorum of the Village Board may be present.

 

Amy Barnes, Village Clerk

August 15, 2016

 

Planning Commission Meeting Notice

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VILLAGE OF BLANCHARDVILLE

PUBLIC NOTICE OF MEETING

 

Pursuant to Section 19.84, Wisconsin Statutes, notice is hereby given of a Question & Answer followed by brief meeting of the Plan Commission of the Village of Blanchardville, Lafayette and Iowa County, Wisconsin. The meeting will be at 6:15 pm on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at the Blanchardville Village Hall, 208 Mason Street, Blanchardville, WI 53516.

 

Agenda items include:

  • Zoning change for lot 108.0254.0000 from Con Conservancy to R-1 Residential also identified as Lot 5 Block 12 of Blanchard’s 4th Addition owned by Douglas & Judy Kiel

 

A quorum of the Village Board may be present.

 

Amy Barnes,

Clerk Village of Blanchardville

August 15, 2016

 

 

Village Public Works Committee Notice

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Pursuant to Section 19.84, Wisconsin State Statutes, there is a Public Works Committee Meeting Monday, August 15, 2016 at Village Hall beginning at 6:30PM.

The agenda is PUBLIC WORKS.NOT

Amy Barnes

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