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New equipment, new paths, and Christmas lights! Garrette Park is a Winter Wonderland!

Although the new equipment and structures have been delayed, they are all nearing completion. The new inclusive playground, park shelter, dog waste stations, drinking fountains, pathways and sidewalks are all wonderful improvements to our community.

Mayors Message

Sunshine and blue skies are out my window today, but it is chilly and soon will be downright cold. Most of the leaves have fallen, and we’ve already seen a few snowflakes. December means winter is here! December also means it is time for the annual Christmas in the Park. This year I am grateful to be able to enjoy the parade, the great hot chocolate and time with friends and neighbors, in addition to the beautiful lights. And, I am going to try out some of our new


I am so proud and excited for our Roughrider Football team! A perfect season so far, and still going strong. No matter what happens next week, we have had an incredible season.

2021 has brought new challenges, some harder than others. We have all been inconvenienced and frustrated with supply chain issues, curtailed hours or services and other difficulties. Many people have had to overcome serious Covid side effects, and others are missing loved ones. Our children and their parents have had to be incredibly flexible and resilient as schools have had to modify how things are done. But everyone is persevering and moving forward. As this year draws to a close, I find myself being more aware of how wonderful it is to live here in this wonderful Village with great neighbors who care and work so hard to make this a great place to live.

Have a great month!

What’s Happening

Village Council

Meetings on Dec. 6 and Dec. 20 at Village Hall at 7pm.

Jefferson Township Board of Trustees

Meetings on Dec. 1, Dec. 15 and Dec. 29 at 6:30pm in Township Hall, 225 Cemetery Rd., WJ.

WJ Board of Education

Meeting on Dec. 13, 7pm in the WJ High School Auditorium

Planning Commission

Meeting on Dec. 8 at 6:30pm at the Community Center

Utility Department

Water Bills are due on or before December 15 to avoid late charges.

All Village offices will be closed Dec. 23, 24 and 31.

Parks and Rec

Snowflake Dance for all Elementary-aged students Dec. 10,6-9pm at the Community Center. $1 donation to Adopt-A-Family requested.

Christmas in the Park is Dec. 11 from 5-10pm in Garrette Park. The Parade begins at 5:30. Food stations, carriage rides and Santa!


Check the website for weekly activities and programs.

Police Dept.

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