A Community Connected
“A Community Connected” … the Town of Algoma, with an estimated population of 7,300, is conveniently located along Highways 41 and 21 and is the City of Oshkosh’s western border. Primarily residential and agricultural in composition, Algoma is serviced by one of the finest Volunteer Fire Departments and First Responder Units in the state, the Town of Algoma Fire Department. Recreational opportunities abound with comprehensive parks and recreation areas. Lake Butte des Morts serves as the Town’s northern border and a public landing with fishing pier provides access to nearby Fox River and Lake Winnebago. The WIOUWASH bicycle/snowmobile trail is also located within a few miles of the Town. With Algoma’s close proximity to Oshkosh, Town residents can enjoy quieter living with access to large city amenities, including outstanding public and private schools, churches of most denominations, excellent medical facilities, several shopping venues, a wide range of services, and many fine restaurants.
Unfortunately, parking on Town roads overnight is an ongoing problem. Most residential streets are narrow and curvy and overnight parking is a real safety concern. Now that winter has arrived, county highway trucks have a difficult enough job keeping Town roads clear after snow events. If they have to navigate cars parked on the road, the streets do not get cleared properly, plus it is a safety issue for pedestrians and the truck driver. Parking is NOT ALLOWED on Town roads from midnight to 6:00 a.m. every day of the week. Violators will be ticketed.
New phones were installed at the Town Hall and Fire Station on December 28th. After 10+ years using the previous system, staff are getting use to a new system with a number of new features. The phones will help with efficiency and the ability to communicate better with the public…
Several utility companies are continuing their work within the road right of way along Omro Road. As winter sets in, the utility work is expected to be finished by early January. Please be patient and watch out for those individuals working near and within roadway.
Most building and improvement projects require a building permit, including culverts. All permanent and temporary culverts need a permit prior to installation. For a list of items that require a permit either issued by the Town or Winnebago County, please check Algoma’s website for more information.
This continues to be a problem. No resident or property owner shall place signs within the Town’s right of way. As a rule of thumb, the Town’s right of way extends 33′ on either side from the center of the road. In addition, no signs shall be attached to street…
The Town of Algoma has installed a secure drop box outside of the Town Hall at 15 N. Oakwood Road. Please put all official documents, including absentee ballots, building and culvert permits, correspondence, etc. in the drop box. Staff do check it frequently.
We receive a number of calls a month from residents experiencing water in their ditches or areas around their homes. Most of the water is from sump pumps, as well downspouts that discharge into the ditch or drainage easement. To help alleviate some of the water going into the ditches,…