IMPORTANT PLEASE READ For the past 9 months, representatives from the Highland School Board, Village Board, and Town Board have been meeting to discuss ways to work together to improve the Highland area as a place to live, work and play. We are now working on a plan to help guide the community towards a desired future.
We are currently reviewing information about the community and would like you to help us. Please complete the following short survey. Your comments will be compiled and the information used in a community-wide visioning meeting to be held in early 2016. (Please note, all responses will be part of a consolidated report but your specific comments will be anonymous.)
PLEASE COMPLETE THIS SURVEY NO LATER THAN JANUARY 20th.
On behalf of the team, we encourage you to do your part to help create a roadmap to the future for the Highland area and for the future generations who will live here. If you have any questions regarding this project, please feel free to contact us.
President, Village of Highland
Josh Tarrell Highland Community Schools District Principal
Chairman, Town of Highland
Vision Statement: To improve quality of life in a beautiful,
rural setting, while maintaining safety, security, cleanliness,
good housing, desirable employment and educational opportunities.
Highland, Wisconsin is a friendly, vibrant, rural community with 865 residents in the Town of Highland and 841 residents in the Village of Highland. It is located in the rolling hills of west-central IowaCounty. Located between the Villages of Highland and Cobb, tourists are attracted to Blackhawk LakeRecreation Area, which has 150 spacious campsites, a 220-acre lake, and 2,000 acres of surrounding beauty, with opportunities for picnicking, hiking, fishing, swimming and boating.
In 2003, the Village of Highland celebrated its 130th anniversary of incorporation with many festivities. The celebration was names OUR TOWN! The key objectives of this celebration were (and remains) to have fun, to acknowledge Highland as a great community and to honor active Service people. The event was a huge success. The fireworks display was so fantastic that people requested the Village to have a similar --- but smaller --- celebration on a yearly basis. In 2004 the Village of Highland celebrated OUR TOWN with a Saturday evening chicken bar-b-que, music and fireworks. The OUR TOWN celebration has become an annual event, scheduled for the fourth Saturday of July.
The Highland Village Park offers over 15 acres green space, recreational activities and enjoyment for people of all ages, interests and physical abilities. The park is centrally located in the Village and is easily accessed from State Highway 80 and Park Street. Currently, the Highland Village Park offers picnicking opportunities, 4 shelter facilities, flush toilets, drinking water, horseshoe pits, volleyball courts and softball diamonds. The park also provideds 3 parking areas with access roads, handicapped accessible facilities and a large playground area. It is highly used for summer recreation ball games, league volleyball and family reunions.
The Village of Highland has recently expanded its Industrial Park with over 15 acres available for industrial with some commercial mix businesses. This site also has residential lots for sale.
Highland has several active community, civic and religious organizations. The American Legion Post #422, the VFW Post 9440 and the Highland Volunteer Fire Department host annual finger-licking chicken barbeques --- along with the best grilled burgers around --- and ball tournaments. The Highland Lion's Club annually hosts a fisheree at Blackhawk Lake Recreation Area. As part of the Fourth of July Celebration, the Highland Rodeo Club sponsors an annual Little Britches Rodeo for children at the rodeo grounds on Lagoon Road. Little tykes through high school participate in rodeo activities that are growing in number every year --- bull riding, calf roping, barrel and pole racing, mutton busting and tug of war. The Highland School District not only provides education for 4K to 12, but also an entertaining sports program for the Highland Community. The Highland Rescue Squad provides super-fantastic service to Highland area residents and annually host a Valentines Pancake Breakfast. The community supports Christ Lutheran Church, First Presbyterian Church and Saints Anthony & Philip's Catholic Church, which all host annual events throughtout the year.