A reminder that overnight parking restrictions on all village streets begin at 2am next Monday November 1st. No parking is allowed on any village street from 2am - 6am every day from November 1st - April 1st. Law enforcement is unable to grant overnight parking exemptions.
**Hunting on Duck Creek within the Village of Howard**
Recently, there have been complaints regarding hunting on Duck Creek. In short, hunting of any kind is NOT allowed on Duck Creek within the village limits.
Village ordinance 24-69 restricts the discharge of fi****ms and other weapons within the village and 24-70 explains any exemptions. Ordinance 24-70(3) specifically addresses where fi****ms and other weapons can be discharged for hunting by saying “Those portions of the village as designated on the hunting map adopted by the village board.” The attached photograph is a screen shot of the official Village of Howard hunting map (full map located at http://villageofhoward.com/DocumentCenter/View/1127/2021-Hunting-Map-PDF?bidId=).
While DNR rules govern hunting on waterways, municipalities (in this case, the Village of Howard), can further restrict hunting areas within the boundaries of the village (village limits end at the mouth of the bay).
*For reference, orange is where gun hunting is allowed. The yellow outlined areas require a permit. The full map key is available on the full map, which is linked above. **This section has been edited to change the color from yellow to orange to help clarify.
With some schools starting this week and the remainder next week, you will once again see school buses picking up kids in the morning and dropping off in the afternoon.
A reminder that flashing yellow lights on the TOP of the bus (right next to the red lights) are a warning that the red lights will be on shortly and stop sign will be out. These were put in place so you can prepare to stop. They don't mean speed up to get through before the red lights and sign.
The red lights and stop sign mean just that - STOP!
Someone could be seriously injured (or worse) by ignoring the warning lights and sign. Bus companies forward violator information to law enforcement and you could be issued a $325 citation.
Attached to this post is a helpful visual for anyone who is unclear of when to stop.
Help us keep all members of our community safe!
Officers from the Howard Police Department and Brown County Sheriff's Office will be out at Dunkin Donuts on Lineville Rd from now until 11am supporting the amazing athletes from the Special Olympics. We hope to see you out here!
Preparations are underway for National Night Out happening today, August 3rd, from 5pm-8pm at the Howard Village Hall, 2456 Glendale Av.
We will have a K9 demonstration, the fire safety trailer, rollover simulator and other interactive events. Families will also have an opportunity to tour police and fire vehicles and interact with both law enforcement and fire fighters and even dunk one of them in the dunk tank! All demonstrations and tours are open to everyone free of charge.
Food will be available for purchase from Boy Scout Troop #1033, as well as The Dough Shoppe and Monkey Tailz.
We hope to see you here!
The Howard Police Department and the Village of Howard Fire Department will once again be holding National Night Out at the Village of Howard hall 2456 Glendale Av on Tuesday August 3rd from 5pm-8pm. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to help keep our community a safe place to live.
There will be both police and fire vehicles available for families to tour, interactive exhibits, a K9 demonstration and a dunk tank to dunk a police officer or fire fighter. All events and demonstrations are free and open to anyone in the community.
Food will be available for purchase from Boy Scout Troop #1033, as well as Monkey Tailz ice cream and the The Dough Shoppe.
Please watch for more information as the event draws near!
With the Duck Creek Quarry opening this Friday (May 21st, 2021), we wanted to provide the most up-to-date information for all residents. There have been some changes regarding park hours and procedures for obtaining a wristband (see below).
- Duck Creek Quarry Beach is open only to Howard residents and their guests with a wristband. The remainder of the park is open to the public for catch-and-release fishing, non-motorized boating, paddle boarding, dog swimming, and walking.
- Swimming is only allowed from the beach area. Swimming is prohibited at the fishing dock or any other area of the quarry. Use of any type of floaty is considered swimming, so those are only allowed on the beach.
- Everyone over the age of 5 must have a wristband to enter the beach. Howard residents can order wristbands online (please go to www.villageofhoward.com).
Wristbands will be given for each member of the immediate household over the age of 5 and up to two guests. Residency will be verified before wristbands are mailed. Due to the time needed to process and ship the bands, please allow up to two weeks for delivery.
- Wristbands will not be available at Village Hall or at the beach.
- Swimming is at your own risk. The water depth is greater than 170 feet in some areas, and there is no lifeguard on duty. Life jackets are recommended.
- Users must abide by the posted rules. These include no smoking or va**ng, no alcohol, no glass bottles or containers, etc. Failure to do so may result in the loss of beach privileges.
** Hours **
Duck Creek Quarry Park is open to the general public during normal park hours (sunrise to sunset), except for the Duck Creek Quarry Beach.
The beach is open only to Howard residents and their guests who have wristbands during limited hours from the end of May through Labor Day. For the 2021 season, the Duck Creek Quarry beach will be open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day from May 21 to Sept. 6.
Today is a very bitter-sweet day for everyone at the Howard Police Department. Officer Jim Dagneau, or “Daggs” as many in the community know him, is retiring after 32 years.
Officer Dagneau started in Law Enforcement in 1988, with the last 29 years at the Brown County Sheriff’s Office. Throughout his career, he has been a member of the Brown County Drug Task Force (DTF) and swat team, although most know him for the 20+ years he has served the citizens of Howard as Brown County’s first Directed Enforcement Officer (DEO). The job of the DEO is to work closely with the citizens of the village to solve long-term problems and also act as a liaison between the village and the Sheriff’s Office.
Officer Dagneau, as the first DEO in Brown County, has been instrumental in shaping the program to best serve all citizens. With the help and guidance of Officer Dagneau, there are currently eleven DEO’s throughout Brown County serving the communities of Howard, Suamico, Allouez, Bellevue and Denmark.
With all of his accomplishments, what most think of with they think of “Daggs” is his commitment to serving the community in many different non-traditional ways. Whenever there was a birthday party or a school raffle for lunch with a cop, Daggs was the first one people would contact. Daggs was a fixture at community related events like National Night Out, Coffee with a Cop and Shop with a Cop. If there was a community event in Howard, you didn’t have to look far to find Daggs. Daggs will tell anyone who asks that they broke the mold when they made him, never to brag, but to explain his outgoing personality. If you ever saw Daggs, he always had a smile on his face. No one ever questioned Daggs commitment to the community.
Officer Dagneau has spent the last few years training the current Howard DEO’s to make sure that the citizens of Howard won’t notice any difference in the services they receive, although his presence is irreplaceable.
Thank you Jim for your service to the citizens of Brown County and the Village of Howard. Your work throughout the community has helped build bridges between the community and law enforcement which will last for many years to come.
We hope you enjoy your retirement Jim!