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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Public Safety Committee Meeting – Monday

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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 7:00 PM on Monday, November 14, 2016, at the Village Hall, 208 Mason Street, Blanchardville, WI.

 

Agenda items will include:

  • Requests to speak with committee
  • Meet with Officer in Charge/Department activities
  • Public nuisances including junk/inoperable-unlicensed vehicles/loud vehicles/dog & cat issues/sidewalk/weed and unmown lawn problems
  • Adjourn

 

A quorum of the Village Board may be present.

 

Amy Barnes, Village Clerk

November 10, 2016

 

 

Village Public Works Committee Meeting – Monday

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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 Public Works Committee of the Village of Blanchardville will be held on Monday, November 14, 2016, at 6:30 PM at the Village Hall at 208 Mason Street, Blanchardville, WI 53516.

 Agenda items will include:

  • Requests to speak with committee
    • Mason Street/Saether Project costs
  • Meet with employees
  • Routine Operations/Street/Waste/Recycling/Water/Sewer
  • Utility Software & Payment Policies – Update from Clerk as to ongoing inefficiencies
  • Adjourn

 

A quorum of the Village Board may be present.

 

Amy Barnes, Village Clerk

November 10, 2016

 

Initial Village Results for General Election

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The Village has NO PROVISIONAL Voters that have cast a ballot and need to provide Photo ID to the Village Clerk in either County.

Turnout for Iowa County – 85 Voters issued ballots which equals 68%

Turnout for Lafayette County – 303 Voters issued ballots which equals 76%

Village Board – Public Hearing, License & Finance Committee & Board Meeting

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The Budget PUBLIC HEARING will be Monday, November 7th at 5:45PM at Village Hall.  The License & Finance Committee will meet after the Public Hearing followed by the Board meeting.

The Budget was published in the paper on October 13th and is posted at Village Hall, Emberson’s Market and Woodford State Bank.

Notice for the License & Finance Committee Meeting and Board meeting are linked here.  november-board-meeting-agenda