Welcome to the Village of Rosendale, Wisconsin. Rosendale is a small community located 11 miles west of Fond du Lac in northeast Wisconsin. This website is intended to be of use to both visitors and village members alike. We welcome you to our community and hope you enjoy your time here.
Did you visit the Famous Sisson's Peony Gardens this season?
The Village of Rosendale has an Ordinance pertaining to the upkeep of yards and property in relation to the cutting of grass and weeds.
Complaints have been received on numerous properties in the Village. Letters have been mailed out to the resident/property owners. The Village Ordinance in question is Village Ordinance 99A pertains to Controlling Noxious Weeds and Maintenance of Vegetation and states:
99A-2 Noxious Weeds and Grasses – shall mean any plant listed under current Wisconsin Statutes, and as amended from time to time: Nuisance Weeds Wis. Stat. 23.235(1(a) and Noxious Weeds Wi. Stat. 66.407, and all other weeds and grasses exceeding 8 inches in height.
99A-3 Control of Noxious Weeds and Grasses; Height Limit. It shall be the responsibility of every person, firm, corporation, owner or occupant of property with in the Village of Rosendale to maintain the entire property and the area between the property line and street or curb edge (also known as right of way). Such areas shall be mowed and maintained at a height not to exceed 8 inches.
As a resident/land/property owner in the Village of Rosendale it is ultimately your responsibility to ensure that you are in compliance with all the Village Ordinances. The allowing your grass and weeds to grow uncontrolled can lead to unwanted wildlife and vermin in the area and is a violation of the standards set forth in the Village Ordinances.
The Village Ordinance allows that for any violations of this Village Ordinance, the Village will serve notice to the resident and or owner that they are in violation and allow 5 days to remedy the situation. Should the grass not be cut after the 5 days a citation may be issued for failing to control noxious weeds and grasses. If this notice is not adhered to the Village is authorized to enter upon such property and cause the weeds and grass to be cut, mowed and or removed in conformity with this Ordinance. You will only receive one notice pertaining to this ordinance per property per calendar year. Should the Village be required to cut your lawn a fee of $100.00 per violation will be assessed as well as any fines associated with the citations, the fines associated with these citations are not less than $50.00 and no more than $500.00.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at the Rosendale Police Department. Thank you for your attention in this matter.
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The Laconia football program has started an aluminum can collection site. It is located in the south east corner of the high school parking lot.
Please make sure all items are aluminum, are in a bag (no single, lose items), and the bag is sealed/ tied/ secured in some way!
Thank you for your continued support!
Rosendale now has a Drug Drop Box!!
The Drug Drop Box is located in the lobby of the Rosendale Municipal Building, 211 N. Grant Street
Open to the public during Clerk's hours:
Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
WANTED: FIRST RESPONDERS & FIRE FIGHTERS
Rosendale Volunteer Fire Dept. & EMS
Seeking Volunteer Firefighters & EMS Personnel
For many years the Rosendale Volunteer Fire Department has protected our surrounding communities from Fire Emergencies utilizing all volunteers that stepped forward answering the call for their community; whether it be day or night, weekend or holiday. Today the Rosendale Fire Department continues to provide those same Fire/Rescue and Emergency Medical services with those same community volunteers.
The Rosendale Fire Department is accepting applications for future eligible volunteer firefighters and Medical First Responder providers.
We are looking for positive & dedicated individuals who believe in our Fire and EMS mission to serve and protect our community, and to be a part of our fire department team.
You will learn some important life skills, such as how to prevent and fight fires, how to rescue people and sustain them in life threatening situations, and how to operate state of the art firefighting equipment.
Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older, live in the Rosendale Fire District, and have a valid driver's license.
Eligible candidates selected, must be willing to complete the State of Wisconsin Entry Level Firefighter Two Part training program at one of our local community training colleges.
EMS Medical First Responders must complete the Wisconsin Medical First Responder Certified course.
For an application, or more information on how you can help the Rosendale Volunteer Fire Department and your community, please contact Chief Dave McCoy at 920-872-2812 or any one of our Rosendale Volunteer Firefigherts or EMS providers for more information.
**Attention Village of Rosendale Residents**
If anyone notices a light pole throughout the Village that appears to be burnt out, please contact the Village Clerks Office so it can be reported to Alliant and repaired.
You can contact the Village Clerks Office by calling 920-872-2740 or
Provide more security for your pet. Lost pets wearing current licenses find their way home sooner than those without. Pets without a collar and tags are often assumed to be a stray and never make their way home to their family. Let people know that you care about your pet. Keep your animal's vaccinations and licenses current. Place a collar with current tags on you pet. If we can locate you, we can get your pet home to you. Licenses can be obtained from the Village Clerk. A record of vaccination is required.
Ordinance #102 now requires ALL DOGS & CATS to be licensed. Residents will be allowed only 3 dogs or 3 cats, or any combination thereof. Licenses can be obtained from the Village Clerk durning normal business hours. A record of vaccination is required.
Dog Licenses: $5.00 each for Spayed or Neutered, $10.oo each if not Spayed or Neutered
Cat Licenses: $5.00 each for Spayed or Neutered, $10.oo each if not Spayed or Neutered
~Late fees: $10.00 per animal if registered AFTER March 31st~
In addition, if you fail to get a valid Village license for each dog or cat you own by March 31st, you may be issued a citation for violating Village Ordinance 102, resulting in a court appearance and fine of $187.00 per non-licensed pet. Call 920-872-2740 if you have any questions.
If you have a lost pet, please contact the Police Department or Public Works Office. The Village has a kennel to house lost pets until the owner(s) can be contacted.
Ordinance #102 defines animal control by the following:
* All dogs must be on a leash or chain not to exceed 6 feet in length and must be in the hands of the person controlling the dog.
* All persons having custody or control of any dog must keep the dog in an enclosure; be kept on an appropriate chain or tie not to exceed 6 feet in length; in an enclosed yard, whether walled or fenced, or in any other appropriate restraining enclosure.