HELP!! / SLOW INTERNET / TESTS NEEDED / RUN IT AGAIN

The County is working to improve internet service by testing and compiling coverage area data to apply for grants.

If you have slow coverage PLEASE run this test. If you ran it with your hard connection, consider shutting off your wi-fi and running it with just your cellular connection. This type of multiple tests from one location are Okay.

Please use the below website. The county needs at least another 1,000 tests in the rural area for a good sampling.

https://www.browncountywi.gov/community/brown-county-broadband-speed-test-initiative/speed-test/wi.gov

Meetings Going Live on Facebook

The Town through the money available through Covid funding recently purchased a camera system to enable residents who have not been able to attend in person to be able to watch the meetings online through the Town’s Facebook page.

The camera has microphones to capture audio, a 360 degree camera to capture the whole room as well as a camera that can be directed to point at the board or another speaker.

This will allow people to watch and hear what is going on. Commenting through this system will not seen by the in person meeting attendees.

The Town has experimented with the camera and has the attached test video up for people to see. Please forgive the crudeness of the test. We will continue to experiment to make the system better.

We hope to have our first live use of the system at the February meetings.

Pittsfield wins Brown County Voter Challenge trophy

The non-partisan volunteer organization Project Vote of Brown County, WI has announced this year’s winners of their Voter Challenge, and the town of Pittsfield will be taking home the trophy for having the highest voter turnout this year.

With municipal turnouts of registered voters ranging from 79% to over 90%, Brown County voters cast ballots like never before in the November 3 election, the organization said in a news release. When all ballots were tabulated, the town of Pittsfield had the highest voter turnout percentages in it’s respective category.

The town of Pittsfield had a turnout of 90.073% of registered voters to win the Green Division trophy for Brown County municipalities with populations below 10,000. Pittsfield’s winning voter percentage was followed closely by the town of Eaton (90.069%), town of Rockland (90.05%), town of Lawrence (90.03%), town of Wrightstown (90.02%) and town of Scott (90.01%).

Due to the ongoing pandemic, there will not be a public presentation of the Voter Challenge trophies. It will be delivered to the Pittsfield Town Hall at a future date.

Read the full NBC 26 news story this information was taken from at the below link.

https://www.nbc26.com/news/local-news/pittsfield-and-suamico-win-brown-county-voter-challenge-trophies

SLOW INTERNET ?????

If you are complaining about your internet speed, well here is a chance to do something about it.

Brown County is doing testing to use in a study to able to apply for grant money to improve internet speeds. They NEED the information from this test to show we have issues in our communities.

Go to the below website and take the test from your residence, place of business or anywhere you use the net. (NOTE: take it at the time of day when you normally experience the greatest issues.) They will not take any data that you do not Okay to share.

After taking the test you will see you speeds and they will add your results to the study. You can then click through to a map that shows where others have taken the test. The attached screen shot shows little colored dots where people have taken the test. Red being slow connection speeds.

The Pittsfield/Pulaski area has very little participation.

Let’s turn that map red.

Brown County » Community » Brown County Broadband Speed Test Initiative » Speed Test (browncountywi.gov)

Job Fair

The Town recognizes that there are those in the community that are hurting in their employment status.

Thus we do want to share that the Greater Green Bay Chamber is hosting a Virtual Job Fair on Wednesday, December 9th from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in partnership with The Business News and the Wisconsin Job Center. During this 2-hour virtual event there will be up to 50 employers who are seeking to fill positions at their organizations. Potential job seekers will choose which companies they want to talk to. Job seekers will choose up to 8 employers and will be virtually sent around the Zoom rooms to talk with employers. There are many opportunities for you to be involved in the Virtual Job Fair, please check it out at https://www.greatergbc.org/events/line-on-work-virtual-job-fair/.

Drive and Drop Food Drive

From Pulaski Schools – Hello Pittsfield Families,

During the month of October, there is usually a food drive held and students bring food to school and often there is some type of incentive for the classes with the most food brought in.  The food is donated to the Community Pantry of Pulaski.

We were hoping to continue the great tradition the Lannoye area has established over the last 15 years, but this year we would do it with a “Drive and Drop” food drive.  It would take place in the Lannoye parking lot.  Here is how it will work.

This weekend, consider picking up a few extra non perishable food items or some health and beauty aids (soaps, shampoo, deodorant, laundry detergent, etc.).  Drop them off in the Lannoye parking lot on Wednesday, October 21 between 4-6pm.  Mark Heck will be there with his bike (van and trailer).  We will grab the stuff from your back seat or trunk.  You will not even have to exit your car.

Planning and Board of Appeals Vacancies

The Town has openings on two of its boards. Please review the below information and if interested email or mail (information below) to the Town Chairman with a letter outlining your skills and qualifications prior to November 3rd, 2020.

Planning Committee – The Committee provides oversight that assists our community in governing growth and future development. The committee oversees the town’s development review processes, site plan reviews, rezoning, conditional use and special use permits, variance requests, and proposed amendments to ordinances. The committee is also responsible for developing and updating the Town’s Comprehensive Plan and assisting in the preparation of adopted plans, ordinances, zoning policies, planning documents and maps. Membership is for two years with meetings monthly generally on the second Tuesday of the month at 6 pm.

Board of Appeals – The Board of Appeals is a body appointed to hear and decide appeals, interpret the Zoning Ordinance, and to approve or deny variances. Another responsibility of the Board is to provide an appeal mechanism for property owners who believe that the Town has made an error in interpreting the zoning ordinance. The Board only meets when needed, generally once or twice a year.

Send a letter or email to Chairman Keith Deneys at:

keith@townofpittsfield.org

or:

Board Vacancy

ATTN: Chairman Deneys

4682 Kunesh Road

Green Bay WI 54313