Community & Current Events

Community & Current Events

Community & Current Events

Badger Books coming for 2024 Election – The Town of Abrams will be using Badger Books beginning for the April 2024 Election.

Weight Limits on County Trunk Highways

The Oconto County Highway Department is announcing seasonal posting of spring weight limits on various county roads in Oconto County. The weight limits become effective Monday, February 5, 2024 at 3:00 pm. A new permit and price changes took effect on January 1, 2024.

School buses, emergency vehicles, milk/seed potato/livestock haulers, perishable food haulers, solid waste haulers collecting residential or commercial waste, and septage hauling will be EXEMPT from the road restrictions.

Fuel/gas haulers will be allowed to transport ½ of their normal legal loads. However, all carriers are encouraged to suspend operations and contact the Oconto County Highway Department at 920-834-6886 if visible road damage is encountered. 

All effected roads will be posted with weight specific restrictions. Permits to exceed posted weight limits will require 48 hour advance notice and will be approved for emergency use only. This information will be forwarded to the Wisconsin State Patrol and the Oconto County Sheriff’s Department. Information regarding posted roads can be found on the County website. Any other information regarding these weight restrictions can be obtained by contacting the Oconto County Highway Department at: 920-834-6886.

Posted Roads

Permit to Exceed Posted Weight Limit

Seasonal Weight Limits by Axle

Winter Parking on City Streets Ordinance

BY ORDER OF OCONTO COUNTY – NOTICE – Highway Obstructions in Oconto County – Pushing Snow or other materials onto or across highways from private driveways can cause accident and death, and is prohibited by Wisconsin Statutes 86.01, and/or 346.94 (5). Obstruction of vision clearance triangles at intersections is prohibited by 86.022 of State Statutes and by Sections 14.410 of the County Zoning Ordinance. Placing mailboxes away from driveways and intersections helps to avoid vision-restricting snowbanks in late winter, and helps to avoid damage to your mailbox. The nearest part of your mailbox should not be closer to traffic than the shoulder line, with box and base strong enough to withstand wind, flying snow and slush from traffic and snowplows. Avoid penalty and liability, and cooperate towards safer roads and highways. The life you save may be your own. Oconto County Highway Department cooperates with the County Sheriff’s Office, and the County Highway Safety Commission to enforce these laws.

RV/Camper Use Guide – Oconto County

Oconto County Physical Address Notice/Information

Fall/Winter Illness Guide 2023-2024 (Oconto County Health Department)

Oconto County ATV/UTV Trails

Medical

Medical Emergencies are handled by ambulance services provided by County Rescue Services. This is a volunteer EMT service located in Suamico, Wisconsin just off Highway 41 at the County Road B interchange. Helicopter rescue is also available for extremely critical situations. The nearest hospitals, clinics, and medical facilities are located in Oconto, Oconto Falls, and Green Bay.

Schools

The Abrams Elementary School serves the needs of several communities in the Abrams area, including Little Suamico, and Oconto Falls. The school covers kindergarten through fifth grade and has an enrollment of approximately 300 students.

Address: 3000 Elm St, Abrams, WI 54101
Phone: (920) 826-5819

Recreation

Along with the Community Park, which has three baseball diamonds; Abrams is the southern gateway to the Machickanee Forest that offers a variety of outdoor activity opportunities. There are also two golf courses that offer 27 holes with rolling hills, wooded surroundings, and several river crossings.