Welcome to the Village of Brooklyn
Located in both Dane and Green Counties Wisconsin, the Village is conveniently located half way between Madison and Janesville off Highway 14. Our neighborly small-town (population 1413) has excellent amenities: a great school system; three Village parks; and a community center, which makes Brooklyn a great place to live!
Does your home need repairs? Would you like to purchase a home? USDA Rural Development has funding available
to purchase and repair homes in eligible rural communities. Interest rates range between 1-3.75%. Grants for repairs are also available to income eligible households over the age of 62. For more information,
contact USDA Rural Development at 715-345-7611.
Additional information is also available at www.rd.usda.gov/wi
USDA Rural Development is an equal opportunity provider, lender and employer.
WI EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT RELEASE:
June 26 is Lightning Safety Awareness Day in Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis. — When thunder roars, go indoors! Wisconsin’s Lightning Safety Awareness Day is Tuesday, June 26, 2018 and ReadyWisconsin is reminding people about the dangers of lightning and what steps they can take to keep safe.
“Lightning strikes can seemingly come out of nowhere, killing or seriously injuring a person in the blink of an eye,” said Wisconsin Emergency Management Administrator Brian Satula. “It’s important to watch the skies and be ready to head indoors if you hear thunder or see lightning.”
Lightning kills dozens of people across the country and injures hundreds of others each year. In Wisconsin, seven people have died since 2008 after being struck by lightning.
Health officials say if a person you are with is struck by lightning, immediately dial 911 and start performing CPR. Don’t be afraid to touch the victim – the human body does not hold an electrical charge.
If you can hear thunder or see lightning, act quickly to protect yourself. Even if the skies are clear directly overhead, a bolt of lightning can travel several miles from the center of a storm. Never seek cover under a tree or think you are safe by being low to the ground. Get out of open areas and away from bodies of water, such as lakes or rivers.
The safest place to be is inside a sturdy shelter, such as a house. Even the inside of a car with a hard top is safer than being out in the open during a thunderstorm. If you are inside a vehicle, avoid touching metal surfaces that could conduct electricity.
Before spending time outdoors, pay attention to weather forecasts and be ready to change your plans if thunderstorms are in the forecast.
BROOKLYN IN THE NEWS
Last year a UW professor and his students visited various communities in the state, including Brooklyn, to conduct a research study regarding their growing young adult populations. Below is a link to the UW study and also a Capital Times article speaking about the study.
Capital Times article - UW-Madison Study Suggests Asking Young People How to Attract Millennials
#FighttheBite! DHS Encourages Residents to Take Action to Prevent Tick and Mosquito Bites
While many Wisconsin residents are more than ready to take advantage of the warmer weather and enjoy all the resources the state has to offer, the Department of Health Services (DHS) strongly encourages everyone to take care to avoid tick and mosquito bites.
Both ticks and mosquitoes can transmit various illnesses. Lyme disease, which is spread by ticks, and West Nile virus, which is transmitted by mosquitoes, account for most of the disease spread by ticks and mosquitoes in Wisconsin.
A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows Wisconsin among the top 20% of states reporting cases of tick-borne disease in the country. Wisconsin reported 4,299 cases of Lyme disease in 2017, the highest number reported in our state to date.
In addition, there were 51 human cases of West Nile virus reported in 2017, the highest number in Wisconsin since 2012. Certain dead birds can be an indication of West Nile virus in an area. DHS encourages anyone who finds a sick or dead bird to call the dead bird reporting hotline at 800-433-1610.
Many people consider ticks and mosquitoes to be an annoyance when they’re enjoying outdoor activities; however, both can make people sick . Yet, if people take simple precautions, they can enjoy the outdoors while avoiding serious illness.
Here are some things you can do to protect yourself from illnesses spread by mosquitoes and ticks:
- Use EPA-approved repellent(link is external) and apply according to label instructions.
- Wear light colored long-sleeved shirts and long pants.
- Use permethrin-treated clothing and gear.
- Take steps to control ticks on pets(link is external).
- Check for and safely remove ticks from family and pets.
- Take steps to control mosquitoes outside your home.
ADRC - AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCES
This information has been moved and can be found under the Community - Links Tab at the top of the this page.
Dane County Library Service Bookmobile
The Dane County Bookmobile invites children of all ages to check us out on
Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 in
Brooklyn, at the gazebo
For more information, call the Bookmobile office at 266-9297.
AVAILABLE AT CLERK'S OFFICE OR CLICK ON LINK ABOVE