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ADAMS COUNTY COURTHOUSE OFFICES
400 Main Street Friendship WI 53934

Administration Wing - 403 Adams Street
Courthouse Entrance - 401 Adams Street
Law Enforcement - 301 Adams Street
Huber Entrance - 397 Adams Street

  
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Public Health Report of West Nile Virus
ADAMS COUNTY HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT DIVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH REPORTS DEAD CROW WITH WEST NILE VIRUS
 
Adams County Public Health reported that a dead crow found in the county on August 18, 2014, has tested positive for West Nile virus. This is the first bird that tested positive for the virus in the county since surveillance for the mosquito-transmitted virus began May 1, 2014.
 
 “The positive bird means that residents of Adams County need to continue to be more vigilant in their personal protective measures to prevent mosquito bites,” Sarah Grosshuesch, Health Officer for Adams County, said.
 
West Nile virus is spread to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes acquire the virus by feeding on infected birds.
 
“Adams County residents should be aware of West Nile virus and take some simple steps to protect themselves against mosquito bites,” Sarah Grosshuesch, Health Officer, stated. “The West Nile virus seems to be here to stay, so the best way to avoid the disease is to reduce exposure to and eliminate breeding grounds for mosquitoes.”
 
Adams County Public Health recommends the following:
·   Limit time spent outside at dawn and dusk, when mosquitoes are most active.
·   Apply insect repellant to clothing as well as exposed skin since mosquitoes may bite through clothing.
·   Make sure window and door screens are in good repair to prevent mosquito entry.
·   Properly dispose of items that hold water, such as tin cans, plastic containers, ceramic pots, or discarded tires.
·   Clean roof gutters and downspouts for proper drainage.
·   Turn over wheelbarrows, wading pools, boats, and canoes when not in use.
·   Change the water in birdbaths and pet dishes at least every three days.
·   Clean and chlorinate swimming pools, outdoor saunas, and hot tubs; drain water from pool covers.
·   Trim tall grass, weeds, and vines since mosquitoes use these areas to rest during hot daylight hours.
·   Landscape to prevent water from pooling in low-lying areas.
 
The majority of people who are infected with West Nile virus do not get sick. Those who do become ill usually experience mild symptoms such as fever, headache, muscle ache, rash, and fatigue. Less than 1% of people infected with the virus get seriously ill with symptoms that include high fever, muscle weakness, stiff neck, disorientation, mental confusion, tremors, confusion, paralysis, and coma. Older adults and those with compromised immune systems are at greater risk of developing central nervous system illness that can be fatal.
 
The Department of Health Services has monitored the spread of West Nile virus since 2001 among wild birds, horses, mosquitoes, and people. During 2002, the state documented its first human infections and 52 cases were reported that year. During 2013, 21 cases of West Nile virus infection were reported among Wisconsin residents. West Nile virus infections in humans have been reported from June through October; however, most reported becoming ill with West Nile virus in August and September.
 
We will not be collecting any more birds to send for testing but we are asking that people in the county continue to call in reports of sick or dead birds. The Wisconsin Division of Public Health will continue surveillance for West Nile virus until the end of the mosquito season. To report a sick or dead crow, blue jay, or raven, please call the Dead Bird Reporting Hotline at 1-800-433-1610. Please do not bring the birds in.
 
CONTACT
Sarah Grosshuesch, Adams County Public Health Officer
 
 
2015-2016 Adams County Plat Books
GREAT NEWS!
 
The 2015-2016 Adams County Plat Book will be available for sale this weekend. They will be available at the Treasurers office & other local businesses on Friday. They will also be sold at the Adams County Fair.
 
Cost is still only $ 30.00/book
 
Smokey the Bear’s 70th Birthday-August 9th

 

Happy 70th Birthday Smokey Beary

The living symbol of Smokey Bear was an American black bear cub.
 
o   One spring day in 1950 in the Capitan Mountains of New Mexico, a little cub had been caught in the path of the fire. He had taken refuge in a tree that was now nothing but a charred, smoking snag. His climb had saved his life but left him badly burned on the paws and hind legs. The firefighters removed the little bear cub from the burned tree and a rancher, who had been helping the firefighters, agreed to take the cub home. The cub needed veterinary aid and was flown to Santa Fe where the burns were treated and bandaged.
 
o   The firefighters who rescued the little bear cub call him Hot Foot Teddy but his name quickly was changed to Smokey Bear.
 
o   After he recovered from his burns the go-ahead was given to send the bear cub to Washington, D.C. Once there, he found a home at the National Zoo and became the living symbol of Smokey Bear.
 
o   Smokey died in 1976 and was returned to Capitan, New Mexico, where he is buried in the State Historical Park.
 
Go to for more infor information http://smokeybear.com
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Town of Adams - Assessing Bids
The Town of Adams will accept bids for assessing to be opened at the August 26th meeting held at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Hall at 1980 11th Avenue. For further information contact Chairman James Bays at 608 339-6004 or Clerk Joyce Jefferson at 608 339-3980. 
 
Publish July 23 & 30, 2014
 
Joyce Jefferson, Clerk
(phone 339-3980)
 
ROAD CLOSED / COUNTY ROAD “G”
County Road “G” (between Apache Lane & County Road C) in Adams County will be CLOSED   ~   from 7/14/14 to 10/31/14 due to Reconstruction.
 
THIS ROAD WILL BE OPEN TO LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY AND WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL THROUGH TRAFFIC.
 
Traffic will be detoured to these roads:
County Road “C”/County Road “KK” (Waushara County)/State Road 73
 
Dates are subject to change on the above project, due to inclement weather.
 
Patrick Kotlowski
Highway Commissioner
 
Seal Coat Surfacing Schedule in Adams County
JUNE 23, 2014 ~ COUNTY ROAD “E”  (County Road B to County Road G)
JUNE 24, 2014 ~ COUNTY ROAD “E”  (State Road 13 to County Road B)
 
PLEASE CONSIDER USING AN ALTERNATE ROUTE ON THESE DAYS

Dates are subject to change on the above projects, due to inclement weather.
 
 
Patrick Kotlowski
Highway Commissioner
 
REQUEST FOR BIDS & QUOTES - Town of Adams
The Town of Adams, Adams County, Wisconsin will accept bids and quotes for the 13th Drive Reconstruction Project until 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 19, 2014. All bids will be opened publicly and read aloud at that time.
The work for which bids are asked includes the following: Pulverizing existing road, excavation and grading, 1400 ton base course, 400 ton hot mix asphalt, excavation and grading to build road and realign existing curve.
Copies of the BIDDING DOCUMENTS may be obtained by contacting Town Chairman James Bays at 608-339-6004.
Pursuant to Section 66.0903, Wis. Stats. the minimum wages to be paid on the project shall be in accordance with the wage rate scale established by local wage rates.
The project is funded in part by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Local Road Improvement Program (LRIP).
The Town of Adams, reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or quotes or accept the bid deemed most advantageous to the Township.
 
Publish June 4 & 11, 2014
Joyce Jefferson, Clerk
(608-339-3980)
 
Adams County State funded public ATV trails
Adams County State funded public ATV trails will open Friday May 30 at 8:00 a.m.  Some trails will be re-routed due to recent land sales.  You may access the trails at the original Trail Head on Badger Avenue.  Please note posted trail changes on maps located directly on trail sites.  For more information please contact Adams County Parks Department at 608-339-4230.
 
Hazardous Waste Clean Sweep & Pharmaceutical Collection

SATURDAY, JULY 26, 2014 FROM 8:00 AM to NOON

HAZARDOUS WASTE CLEAN SWEEP & PHARMACEUTICAL COLLECTION
FREE TO ADAMS COUNTY PROPERTY OWNERS
AT THE ADAMS COUNTY LANDFILL
 
AND ½ PRICE APPLIANCE & TIRE ROUNDUP
 
 (On Hwy 21, 1.5 Miles West of the Intersection on Hwy 13 & Hwy 21)
 
This is a one-day special event to help Adams County Property owners rid their garages, basements, sheds, farms, homes and medicine cabinets of hazardous materials and old prescription medication.
For more information call:
Adams Cty UW Extension Office at: 608-339-4237 OR Adams Cty Solid Waste at 608-339-9178.
 
  
 County & Municipal Meetings


 
     
9/23/2014 9:00 AM Health & Human Services A231 Courthouse
9/24/2014 1:30 PM Ad Hoc Organizational Structure A231 Courthouse
9/29/2014 9:00 AM Administrative & Finance A231 Courthouse
9/29/2014 9:00 AM Health & Human Services A231 Courthouse
10/1/2014 1:00 PM Planning & Zoning A260 Courthouse
10/2/2014 2:30 PM Land Information A260 Courthouse
10/3/2014 9:00 AM Health & Human Services and Veterans Service Health & Human Serv.
10/8/2014 9:00 AM Public Safety & Judiciary A260 Courthouse
10/8/2014 6:00 PM Solid Waste Landfill
10/14/2014 9:00 AM Executive A260 Courthouse
10/14/2014 1:00 PM UW Extension Community Center
10/15/2014 9:30 AM Board of Adjustment A260 Courthouse

These are public meetings and as such all members or a majority of the member of the County Board may be in attendance. While a majority of the County Board members or the majority of any given County Board Committee may be presented, only the above committee will take official action base on the agenda. End times are approximate only, meetings will run until all business on the agenda has been conducted. Any person wishing to attend who, because of a disability, requires special accommodation, should contact the County Clerk’s Office at (608) 339-4200 at least 24 hours before the scheduled meeting time so appropriate arrangements can be made.

    
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