Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department Monthly E-Newsletter
OCTOBER 2020
DEER CULLING
INFORMATION PACKETS AVAILABLE
*Application deadline is October 28*
The Village of Little Chute through the Village Board has determined that bow hunting will be authorized within Heesakker Park only to remove deer. The authorized deer culling will be for antlerless deer and antlered deer. This year's culling will be from Monday, November 30 to Sunday, December 6, and from Monday, December 14 to Sunday, December 20 (four hunters selected for each week who will be assigned a quadrant of park).

Application packets for the 2020 Deer Culling are now available. Little Chute residents/taxpayers who are age 18 & up can apply to be selected. Click the included link for the information packet, otherwise a printed copy of the packet can be picked up at the Park & Rec Office in Village Hall.  Packet contains all the paperwork needed to apply for the 2020 Deer Culling (information sheet, map of area, rules/regulations, application form, and shooting proficiency test form).  To be placed in the lottery draw to participate, required paperwork must be returned in person to the Park & Rec Dept by Wednesday, October 28.  
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TRICK-OR-TREAT HOURS
Trick-or-Treating will be held on Saturday, October 31 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. for those Little Chute families that wish to participate in the usual door to door event.  We hope your kids have a fun and safe night!

* Children should only travel with other members of their household, which includes an adult to supervise young children.

* Social distance from other families while walking to and from homes you visit.

*  Make sure your kids wear well-fitting costumes and comfortable shoes to avoid any trips and falls. Have kids carry flashlights to see better.

* Walk on sidewalks; remind kids not to run. Cross streets at intersections after checking both ways for traffic.

* Check your children's candy when you get home.

Please click the included link for information from the Outagamie County Health Department on how to "Trick-or-Treat Safely During COVID-19" .
DAVID AND RITA NELSON FAMILY
HERITAGE CROSSING UPDATE
After 5 years of planning and fundraising, the “David and Rita Nelson Family Heritage Crossing” broke ground on August 1 of this year. Michels Corporation is performing the construction work and GRAEF is the engineering company in charge of this project. As of the end of October, all of the piers will be in the water. You will continue to see a lot of activity in October as Michels works on grading and installing the steel girders. This project will be under construction through January of 2021 and is anticipated to be opening on June 1, 2021. This boardwalk extending over the Fox River will connect the Little Chute and Kaukauna existing trail systems. This project is also a key link along the Loop the Locks project connecting Kaukauna, Little Chute, Kimberly, and Appleton via a dedicated trail system. The loop will be roughly 13 miles in length.
LITTLE CHUTE AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
FREE MEALS PROGRAM
Due to a waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Little Chute Area School District and Taher are now able to offer free breakfast and lunch for all children 18 and younger​ throughout the Little Chute community. The waiver is extended until December 31, 2020. This means that whether attending school at home or virtually, and whether enrolled in LCASD schools or not, a free, school-provided breakfast and lunch are available for all children 18 and younger.  The flexibility in the school meal program allows LCASD to ensure meal options are available for all students and children and are able to access meals under all circumstances. Please click included link to LCASD Free Meal Program letter for more information.
ANIMALS ON PARK PROPERTY
We often receive calls asking what our village policy is in regards to having animals on park property. Per Village Ordinance Sec. 32-1(20), animals are not permitted onto park property with the exception of leashed dogs on roads, paved trails, or chipped or gravel paths. Dogs are not allowed on playgrounds, athletic fields, picnic areas, lawns or in park shelters. Dogs must be secured on a leash, display current rabies tag and current registration tags, stay under control of their owner/walker, and all waste must be immediately picked up and disposed of.  This subsection shall not apply to certified guide dogs.
If you have questions, please give the Park & Rec a call at 920-423-3869.