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 Park Committee Meeting – TUESDAY, Jan 17

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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 TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2017 at 11:30AM at Village Hall, 208 Mason Street, Blanchardville, WI.

 

Agenda

  • Requests to speak with board – Kriss Marion
  • Cropland Bids – Open those received by deadline
  • Pool
    • Maintenance
    • Staffing
    • Discussion of what needs to be improved on from 2016
  • Park
    • Maintenance – Equipment needs?
    • Staffing
    • Park Donations – requests from Chris Johnsen, Tommy Olson & Inez Watrud Families
    • Park UTV
  • Campground
    • Maintenance – what needs to be done before it opens

 

A quorum of the Village Board may be present.

 

 

Amy Barnes, Village Clerk

 

January 13, 2017

 

 

 

Village Public Safety Committee – January 10, 2017

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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 7:15 PM on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at the Village Hall, 208 Mason Street, Blanchardville, WI.

Agenda items will include:

Requests to speak with committee

      • Fire & EMS Reports
      • Meet with Officer in Charge,
        • Departmental activities
        • Public nuisances including junk/inoperable-unlicensed vehicles/loud vehicles/dog & cat issues/sidewalk problems
        • Other Department activities
      • Departmental Staffing
          • Adjourn

 

A quorum of the Village Board may be present.

 

Amy Barnes, Village Clerk

January 9, 2017

Village Public Works Committee – January 10, 2017

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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 at 6:30PM on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at the Village Hall at 208 Mason Street, Blanchardville, WI 53516.

 Agenda items will include:

  • Requests to speak with committee
    • Ben Heidemann
  • Meet with employees
  • Routine Operations/Street/Waste/Recycling/Water/Sewer
  • Utility Software Conversion Update
  • Adjourn

 

A quorum of the Village Board may be present.

 

Amy Barnes, Village Clerk

January 9, 2017

Village Board & License-Finance Committee Meeting Notice

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VILLAGE OF BLANCHARDVILLE

NOTICE OF REGULAR VILLAGE BOARD MEETING

Pursuant to Section 19.84, Wisconsin Statutes, notice is hereby given to the public that a regular meeting of the Village of Blanchardville Board of Trustees will be held 6:30 PM on TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2017, at the Village Hall, 208 Mason Street, Blanchardville, Wisconsin.

Attached is the agenda. january-board-meeting-agenda

Amy Barnes

Village Clerk