A friendly reminder on yard waste
Please do not rake your yard waste into the street. We are not running the leaf machine this spring. Yard waste must be bagged in brown paper recycle bags and put out for pick up. As always, thank you for your cooperation.
If you have any questions or concerns, you can reach the Village offices at 262-878-1818.
New information to check out
Check Out The Events Page
For the latest information on programs and events, view the events calendar.
The Public Is Invited To Attend Village Meetings.
Click Here To View Current Meeting Agendas And Minutes: Village Meetings
New Stray Dog & Cat Information.
Union Grove now contracts with Playmate Kennels & Stables, 1213 51st Dr., Union Grove, WI 53182, ph. 262-878-1550 for the actual catching and transport of animals. The animals will then be held (and can be recovered by owners) at Safe Harbor Humane Society, 7811 60th Av., Kenosha, ph. 262-694-4047 & Cat Information
Union Grove Area Tick Information
For information on awareness, prevention and removal of ticks, view the tick information PDF.
Tax Payment Refunds
Tax payment refunds will go out once a week. If a refund is less than $2.00 we will not be issuing a check, if you want the refund you will need to request it in writing and return in two weeks to pick it up.
Trees will soon be dropping their leaves. Remember that leaves should be placed in the roadway for pick up by the Village. Do not place branches, garden waste or other items with the leaves.
SNOW ON SIDEWALK
As winter approaches, residents are remined that snow and ice must be cleared from sidewalks in front of your property within 24 hours after the end of the snowfall. If not cleared, the Village will clear the sidewalk and the property owner will be charged for the cost. Please remember that you are not to push, plow or throw the snow into the street where it will cause problems for traffic.
During recent storm events, some residents had sewer back ups in their basements. One reason for this is the large amount of storm water that gets into the sanitary sewer lines. When the sanitary sewer lines fill up with rain water, the whole system backs up and some basements get sewer water backups. One of the causes of this is residential roof drains and foundation drains that are tied directly to the sanitary sewer. This is a violation of the Village Municipal Code which provides:
All residential roof drains shall be discharged no closer than six feet from any lot line and above grade. Roof drains that are installed to discharge below grade shall be removed and shall be so reconstructed as to discharge above the ground level grade.
Residents should check their roof drains and make sure that they discharge onto the ground and not into the sanitary sewer.
From November 15 through March 15, overnight parking shall be permitted only on the even-numbered side of the street on the nights bearing an even calendar date during the hours from 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. and on the odd-numbered side of the street on those nights bearing an odd calendar date during the hours from 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. on any street in the village, except Main Street.
No person shall permit any motor vehicle owned by him or under his control to remain standing or parked in any village street or a village-owned or -operated parking lot in excess of 24 consecutive hours.
PREVENTING SEWER BACKUPS
Rain events can cause sanitary sewer backups for a number of reasons such as blockage in a sewer lateral leading to a home, blockage in a sewer main or sewer mains that reach capacity because of storm water infiltration. There are a number of things that homeowners can do to try to minimize sanitary sewer backups. The Village does not guarantee that any or all of these suggestions will work. If interested homeowners should explore these options with a plumbing contractor and the building inspector. For more information: Sewer Back up prevention