A snow plow struck my mailbox. Will the Village repair or replace it?
Mailboxes damaged by Village snow plow equipment will be repaired or replaced with a standard mailbox and post. Mailboxes and posts knocked down by the snow being pushed by Village plows, however, are the homeowner's responsibility. The Village is not responsible for decorative boxes and posts but will contribute up to $25.00 to the homeowner towards a decorative mailbox of their choice. The Village will not replace mailboxes or posts which were not installed according to standard specifications.
Please call the Public Works Department at (920) 434-8410 during their office hours of 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to report the damage. If the Village agrees it is responsible for replacement, the replacement would be a basic black sheet metal box.
Why is only half of my road plowed?
As drivers run a route, they will typically drive for several miles in one direction before they turn around to clear the opposite side of the road. If there happens to be an equipment failure, it could be several hours before the driver is able to return. Routes are determined in a way which minimizes backtracking in an effort to be as efficient as possible.
Why isn't salt/sand put on icy spots?
Icy conditions can appear overnight or develop over the course of time, and they may dry up as fast as they appeared. We work closely with the Brown County Sheriff's Department to keep abreast of the current road conditions. If an unsafe condition is observed, please contact the Public Works Department at (920) 434-8410. If you believe the condition warrants an emergency, please call 911.
Why isn't my road plowed earlier?
There are approximately 140 miles of road in Suamico. Each road has two lanes, making 280 miles of road to plow. This translates to almost 47 miles of plowing for each of the six drivers. Roads are prioritized based upon traffic. During heavy snow events, we concentrate on clearing the more heavily-traveled roads first. Please be patient.
How do I report a street light that is out?
You may use this link below to report a street light that is out to the Wisconsin Public Service Corporation. Click on "Report a Problem." If possible, please have the pole number available. This number is stamped on a metal tag attached to the pole.
Who is responsible for maintaining street signs?
Street signs are either the property and responsibility of the Village of Suamico or the Brown County Highway Department. If a street or directional sign is missing or down, please notify the Public Works Department during regular business hours of 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and we will direct the repair to the proper agency. For stop signs or other signs that have the potential to cause a concern for safety, please contact the Brown County Sheriff's Department at (920) 391-7450.
What type of street maintenance is done in the Village of Suamico?
Street maintenance performed by the Village includes pothole repair, crack filling, chip seal, shoulder repair, sign repair, ditch repair, or any other tasks intended to provide a safe roadway and extend the life of pavement. The county truck roads are maintained by Brown County. (B, HS, J, IR, M)
How do I get a pothole or washed out shoulder on the road filled?
Please contact the Public Works Department at (920) 434-8410. Field crews will evaluate the problem and make repairs as needed.
How is it decided which roads will be repaired each year?
The Village of Suamico operates and maintains approximately 140 miles of public roadways. The Village bids publicly and awards an annual repair and reconstruction contract for the maintenance of these facilities. Determination of which roads will be reconstructed or repaved is based on roadway condition and traffic volumes. The Public Works & Utility Commission recommends an itemized list of roadways to be included for the fiscal year annually to the Village Board.
When is street sweeping scheduled?
Street sweeping on curb and guttered streets will typically be accomplished twice a year, in spring and in fall. In areas having gravel shoulders, streets are swept only if gravel has been displaced from the shoulders, causing a safety hazard. If gravel is a problem in your area, please notify the Public Works Department at (920) 434-8410.
What is the correct method to travel through a roundabout?
Driving a Vehicle in a Roundabout:
- Slow down.
- Watch for traffic signs.
- Move into the correct lane for the direction you want to travel.
- Yield to pedestrians and bicyclists as you enter and exit the roundabout.
- Look to the left for traffic.
- Enter when it is safe.
- Keep your speed low within the roundabout.
- Exit carefully to your destination.
Driving a Bicycle in a Roundabout:
- Merge into the traffic lane before the shoulder ends.
- Signal your intent to move into traffic.
- Once inside the roundabout, don't hug the curb.
- Ride close to the middle of the lane to prevent cars from passing and cutting you off.
- Watch for cars waiting to enter the roundabout as they may not see you.
- If you do not want to ride your bike in the roundabout, use the sidewalk and proceed as a pedestrian.
Modern roundabouts are the newest form of intersection in the U.S. Roundabouts provide safe and efficient traffic flow and make use of extensive safety and traffic research conducted over the past 25 years in other countries. For additional information, please click on this link.
Who cuts the weeds in the ditches?
On developed properties in Residential Sewered (RS) and Rural Residential (RR) zonings, it is the responsibility of the property owner to maintain the vegetation in the ditches. The Public Works Department cuts ditches along the roadside in all other undeveloped zoning classifications.
Are driveway culverts required?
In most cases, driveway culverts are required to allow for drainage of stormwater. The size and depth of a culvert is determined by the Departments of Public Works & Engineering by application and permit. Once installed, it is the responsibility of the property owner to maintain the culvert, keeping it free of obstructions and growth that may impede water flow. A culvert can be expected to last for 30 to 50 years. Replacement is also the responsibility of the owner. A permit is currently $50 but may change from time to time. Please contact the Public Works Department at (920) 434-8410.
My culvert is blocked/broken. Who is responsible for the upkeep of the culvert?
Repair or replacement of a driveway culvert is the responsibility of the property owner. When a culvert is replaced, it must conform to the current standards such as installing apron end walls. If, however, a culvert pipe freezes during the spring thaw, please call the Public Works Department at (920) 434-8410 and we will "jet" the pipe to restore flow.