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City of Port Washington - News And Information Archive - 2019

May - 2019

Employment Opportunities
The City of Port Washington has positions available for Wastewater Operator/Plant Maintenance, Adult Community Senior Center Assistant, Water Filtration Plant Operator and School Crossing Guards. For more information, please visit the City of Port Washington employment page.

Safer Lake Michigan Surf Thanks to Kiosk With World’s First “Traffic Lights” to Warn Beachgoers About Rip Currents
Recreational enthusiasts flocking to North Beach on Lake Michigan in Port Washington this summer will be much safer thanks to new real-time “traffic lights” mounted atop an informational kiosk that will brightly indicate the presence, or absence, of dangerous waves and rip currents. For more information, please click here.

Attention City Residents with Wednesday Garbage Pickup
Advanced Disposal has informed us that the garbage truck has been breaking down today, Wednesday, May 15. 2019. They will not be finishing their Wednesday route. Advanced Disposal will have extra garbage personnel and garbage trucks in the City on Thursday, May 16, 2019 to pick up Wednesday’s route. Please leave your carts out if your garbage has not been picked up. If you have any questions regarding this item, please give us a call.

Attention City Residents with Garbage Pickup on Tuesday
If your Tuesday (May 14, 2019) garbage was not picked up, please leave it out and the garbage men will pick it up on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. If it is not picked up 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, please let the City know.

2020-2024 CONSOLIDATED PLAN AND REGIONAL ANALYSIS OF IMPEDIMENTS TO FAIR HOUSING
Waukesha County and the HOME Consortium, including Waukesha, Jefferson, Ozaukee, and Washington Counties, are beginning development of their 2020-2024 Five-Year Consolidated Plan, 2020 Annual Action Plan, and the regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing. The Plan will identify community development and affordable housing needs and set priorities for investment of federal grant funds to address them. These plans are required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the City and Consortium to receive federal money through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) programs. To learn more about the CDBG and HOME programs, please visit https://www.waukeshacounty.gov/communitydevelopment.

Residents and other stakeholders are invited to provide input about local affordable housing and community development needs at a public meeting on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 5:30 PM at the USS Liberty Memorial Public Library, 1620 11th Avenue, Grafton, WI 53024. You can also provide written comments to the Community Development Staff, c/o Waukesha County Administration Center, 515 W. Moreland Boulevard, Room AC 320, Waukesha, WI 53188 or email to Kristin Silva at ksilva@waukeshacounty.gov.

Anyone with special needs related to accessibility or language translation or interpretation should contact Kristin Silva at 262-896-3370 or ksilva@waukeshacounty.gov at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled meeting.

Employment Opportunities
The City of Port Washington has positions available for Water Filtration Plant Operator, Water Utility Outside Maintenance (Distribution)/Filtration Plant Operator and School Crossing Guards. For more information, please visit the City of Port Washington employment page.

Employment Opportunities
The City of Port Washington has positions available for Water Utility Outside Maintenance (Distribution)/Filtration Plant Operator and School Crossing Guards. For more information, please visit the City of Port Washington employment page.

April - 2019

Holiday Hours
City Hall will be closed Friday, April 19, 2019. City Hall will re-open Monday, April 22, 2019.

Employment Opportunities
The City of Port Washington has positions available for Police Department Records Clerk, Water Utility Outside Maintenance (Distribution)/Filtration Plant Operator, Summer Parks and Recreation opportunities and School Crossing Guards. For more information, please visit the City of Port Washington employment page.

Statewide Tornado Drill - UPDATE
Due to possible severe weather on Thursday, April 11th, the statewide tornado drill originally scheduled for Thursday, April 11, 2019, has been postponed until Friday, April 12th (same times). Two statewide tornado drills are planned - one in the afternoon and one in the evening. A mock tornado watch will be issued statewide by the NWS at 1:00 p.m. The NWS will follow with a statewide mock tornado warning at 1:45 p.m. The afternoon drill ends at 2:00 p.m. An evening drill is scheduled on the same day with a mock tornado warning to take place at 6:45 p.m. The drill ends at 7 p.m. If severe weather is also expected on Friday, the drill will be cancelled. Notification of the drill status will be posted at http://readywisconsin.wi.gov by 10:00 a.m. on the morning of the drill.

Attention West Portview Drive and Summit Drive Residents
Your water will be turned off on Monday, April 8, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. and turned back on at 2:00 p.m. for Water Main Reconstruction.

March - 2019

2018 Consumer Confidence/Water Quality Report
The new City of Port Washington 2018 Consumer Confidence Report is now available to view online. Click here to view.

Street Department News
The Street Yard will be open on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Brush pick up will begin on Monday, April 15, 2019, which will be bi-weekly until the week of June 10, 2019. As of the week of June 10, 2019, brush pick up will be weekly. Please do not rake your leaves into the street - they will not be picked up. Please bag your leaves and take them down to the Street Yard, which is open Tuesdays and Thursday from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Street Improvements and Storm Water Management
Please visit the City of Port Washington Engineering Department page for updated information on 2019 Street Improvements and also tips on storm water management.

Employment Opportunities
The City of Port Washington has positions available for Summer Help in the Parks, Water, Wastewater and Street Departments, Summer Parks and Recreation opportunities and School Crossing Guards. For more information, please visit the City of Port Washington employment page.

EARLY VOTING
In-person early absentee voting and registration is taking place from March 13th - March 29th at City Hall, Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the City Clerk's office. Please visit our Elections page for more information on registration and voting.

Employment Opportunities
The City of Port Washington has positions available for Firefighter/Paramedic, Summer Parks and Recreation Opportunities and School Crossing Guards. For more information, please visit the City of Port Washington employment page.

Statewide Tornado Drill
On Thursday, April 11, 2019, two statewide tornado drills are planned - one in the afternoon and one in the evening. A mock tornado watch will be issued statewide by the NWS at 1:00 p.m. The NWS will follow with a statewide mock tornado warning at 1:45 p.m. The afternoon drill ends at 2:00 p.m. An evening drill is scheduled on the same day with a mock tornado warning to take place at 6:45 p.m. The drill ends at 7 p.m. If there is a threat of severe weather in Wisconsin on Thursday, the statewide drills will be postponed until Friday, April 12, 2019. The drill will go on in all other conditions, including non-severe weather (clouds, rain, dark skies, scattered thunderstorms, etc.). If severe weather is also expected on Friday, the drill will be cancelled. Notification of the drill status will be posted at http://readywisconsin.wi.gov by 10:00 a.m. on the morning of the drill. For more information on Wisconsin's Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week (April 8-12, 2019), please click here.

February - 2019

Spring Primary - Tuesday February 19, 2019
Polling Locations are open for voting from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Voters may also Register to Vote at their polling locations on Tuesday. Voters - Bring your Photo ID to vote and Proof of Residency to Register (see our City of Port Washington Elections page for more information). If you have any questions call City Hall at 262-284-5585 or email the City Clerk at swesterbeke@cpwwi.org.

Community Recycling Event - March 23, 2019
The Port Washington High School Robotics Team will be hosting their yearly Community Recycling at the Port Washington High School on Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. For more information on what items are accepted, please click here.

Garbage Pick-Up News
Garbage Pick-up for Wednesday, February 13, 2019 is still on in the City of Port Washington. Please make sure it is clear of snow. Garbage carts need to be accessible to the garbage trucks. Please remove the snow from around your garbage cart if they are buried in the snow. If the garbage trucks cannot get to your containers, they will not be picked up. Thank you for your cooperation.

Employment Opportunities
The City of Port Washington has positions available for Firefighter/Paramedic and School Crossing Guards. For more information, please visit the City of Port Washington employment page.

Water Main Break
There is another water main break at N. Roger Street and W. Melin Street. Residents that live on N. Roger Street north of W. Melin Street will be without water starting at 8:00 a.m. today (Wednesday, February 6, 2019). We will keep you updated.

Candidate Forum - Ozaukee County Circuit Court Judge, Branch 2
The League of Women Voters of Ozaukee County will sponsor and moderate a Candidate Forum for candidates running for Ozaukee County Circuit Court Judge, Branch 2. The forum will be held on Monday, February 11, from 7:00 to 8:15 p.m. at the Ozaukee County Administration Center, County Board Room, A204, at 121 W. Main St, Port Washington. All four candidates on the ballot for this position in the non-partisan primary election will participate: Steven Cain, Angela Foy, Mark Larson, and James Wawrzyn. Candidates will respond to questions from the on-site audience. A video recording of the entire forum will be available at: https://www.lwvozaukee.org/blog. The primary election is February 19th.

Early Voting
In-person early Absentee Voting is available in the City Clerk's Office at City Hall, from February 5, 2019 through February 15, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

January - 2019

Water Main Break
There is currently a water main break in the area of Melin and Rogers Streets that City crews are working on. Residents on Rogers Street will be without water until the problem is fixed. We appreciate your patience in this matter.

Library Closure - Thursday, January 31, 2019
The W.J. Niederkorn Library will be closed due to problems with the heating system. It is hoped the problem will be corrected shortly and the library will be open this afternoon.

Attention City Residents - Garbage Pick-Up
Due to the snow storm on Monday, January 28, 2019, which delayed garbage pick-up one day, and the extreme cold weather on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 and forecasted for Thursday, January 31, 2019, Advanced Disposal will not be collecting their normally scheduled Tuesday and Wednesday routes until next week's regularly scheduled days. Garbage normally scheduled for Friday this week will be collected on Saturday, February 2, 2019. Advance Disposal understands that the week delay in picking up Tuesday and Wednesday's route will inconvenience residents, but appreciates your patience during this extreme weather. Residents that have Tuesday and Wednesday pick-up next week will be allowed to place extra bagged trash outside their carts this one time only. (No bulk items will be allowed).

Downtown Snow Removal
Snow removal in the downtown area will begin at 2:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.

No Garbage Pick-Up on Wednesday, 01/30/2019
There will be no garbage pick-up on Wednesday (01/30/2019) as the trucks will not start due to weather. Please check back later for a new pick-up schedule.

Library Closed On Wednesday
The W.J. Niederkorn Library will be closed, due to weather, on Wednesday, January 30, 2019.

Sanitary Sewer Foam
The sanitary sewer at the intersection of Franklin and Jackson Streets had a large quantity of white foam coming out of a manhole in the street early Sunday morning (01/27/19). The event lasted approximately 3 hours and was promptly removed by a City plow. The foaming was closely monitored to ensure that public exposure was not an issue.

Port Washington Adult Community Center Closing Information
Channel 6 (Fox), Channel 12 (ABC), and 58 (CBS) are the Center's official stations and websites for notices of closings or cancellations.

Garbage Pick-Up Schedule for week of January 28, 2019
The City of Port Washington garbage schedule for the week of January 28, 2019:
Monday - No garbage pick-up
Tuesday - Monday's garbage will be picked up
Wednesday - Tuesday's garbage will be picked up
Thursday - Wednesday's garbage will be picked up
Friday - No garbage pick-up
Saturday - Friday's garbage will be picked up
If you have any questions, please call 262-284-2600. Thank you.

Library Closed
The W.J. Niederkorn Library is closed today due to weather. The library will re-open on Tuesday, 01/29/19.

Attention City Residents With Wednesday (01/23/19) Garbage Pick-Up
Garbage and Recycling for Wednesday, January 23, 2019 is being picked up today according to our garbage company, Advanced Disposal.

Newest Proclamations
Proclamations honoring Adult School Crossing Guard Week and Water Utility Superintendent Dave Kleckner were presented at the January 15, 2019 Common Council meeting. Visit our Proclamations page for more information.

News Release - Emergency Assistance Program
An Emergency Assistance Program grant for low income homeowners and landlords that rent to low income families is now available. Applications are being accepted for damages sustained from August 27, 2018 to September 1, 2018. For more detailed information, please click here. Applications may be downloaded as either a PDF document or as a Word document.

City Department Phone Issues
The City Departments are experiencing problems with their phones and internet today (Friday, January 11, 2019). This is a Spectrum issue and they are working on it. If you need to talk to a City Department, please call City Hall at 262-284-5585 and/or the Department of Public Works at 262-284-2600, press 0. We hope to be back on line in a couple of hours.

Breakwater/Pier Warning
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, strongly urges people to use caution around breakwaters, piers or jetties in the Great Lakes and to adhere to posted warning signs. Do not swim near or jump off any structure, the life you save may be your own. For more information, please click here.

Employment Opportunities
The City of Port Washington has positions available for School Crossing Guards. For more information, please visit the City of Port Washington employment page.

Employment Opportunities
The City of Port Washington has positions available for Wastewater Operator/Plant Maintenance and School Crossing Guards. For more information, please visit the City of Port Washington employment page.

Property Taxes
City of Port Washington property taxes may be paid on-line by clicking the yellow Property Tax Bills button to the right, by mailing to the City of Port Washington, P.O. Box 307, Port Washington, or stopping in at City Hall at 100 W. Grand Ave. THROUGH JANUARY 31, 2019. After January 31, 2019, property taxes MUST be made payable to and submitted to the Ozaukee County Treasurer, 121 W. Main St., Port Washington.

Christmas Tree Pick-Up
City of Port Washington - Winter ParkingChristmas tree pick-up will be the weeks of January 7th, January 21st and January 28th. Trees must be bare of all items and not in a plastic bag. If you have any questions, please call 262-284-2600 and press 0. The City only picks up Christmas trees. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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