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Notice From City Clerk's Office - Updated 03/27/2020
Voting by Absentee Ballot in the City of Port Washington at City Hall will be as follows for the week of March 30th through April 3rd. This change is due to the COVID-19 crisis and available staff to process Early Voting and mail out Absentee requests. If you need assistance with obtaining an Absentee Ballot by mail you can do so at MyVote Wisconsin or by application which can be found on this website at: City of Port Washington Elections. You may also email or call City Hall at 262-284-5585 and request an application for Absentee Ballot be mailed to you. Photo ID is required to obtain an Absentee Ballot or to vote early in person by Absentee Ballot unless you are an indefinitely confined elector, military or permanent overseas voter.

EARLY VOTING HOURS FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 30TH - APRIL 3RD AT CITY HALL:
Monday, March 30th: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 31st: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 1st: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 2nd: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Friday, April 3rd: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Voter Registration is also being completed at City Hall during this time. You may also register to vote at MyVote Wisconsin. You will need Proof Of Residency to register to vote, which should include your current address. Options for Proof Of Residency can be found on the City of Port Washington Elections page or by contacting City Hall.

IF YOU CHOOSE TO VOTE BY MAIL - PLEASE NOTE:
Before returning your ballot to the City Clerk, did you sign and date your Absentee Ballot envelope? Did your witness sign and provide their address on your envelope? THESE SIGNATURES ARE REQUIRED FOR YOUR BALLOT TO BE COUNTED ON ELECTION DAY!


Port Washington City Hall main lobby is also open March 30th - April 3rd, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to drop off your Absentee Ballot through the slot at the Finance Office window.

Disinfectant Wipes
Please DO NOT flush Disinfectant Wipes down the toilet. These will not break down in the City sewer and can potentially plug your sewer lateral or the main City sewer. In addition they can plug pumps and can cause problems at the plant or on their way to the plant. Despite what some packaging claims, they ARE NOT Flushable for the reason that they will not break down. Please throw them away in the garbage. If you have any questions please call Wastewater Superintendent Dan Buehler at 262-284-5051 or email him at dbuehler@cpwwi.org.

City of Port Washington Playgrounds Closed
Effective immediately, all City of Port Washington Playgrounds are closed, per Wisconsin Governor Evers Safer At Home Emergency Order #12. All City of Port Washington parks are currently open. Please be safe and continue to enjoy the open space in our parks with proper safe distancing practices.

Water/Sewer Utility Bill Payments
During the “Safer at Home” mandate, the Water Utility encourages everyone who is able to pay their water bill, to pay online thru Payment Service Network (PSN) at the City of Port Washington Water Payment Portal or through their personal bank online portal. City Hall also has an outside drop box available in the back of the building that will be checked daily. Please DO NOT place cash in the outside drop box. For a statement issued by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin related to suspension of disconnects during the COVID-19 pandemic, please click here.

City Hall Closures - Updated 03/25/2020
City Hall is open for building permit applications which can be left in the metal basket at the Building Inspection Office downstairs. The Inspection Office will get back to you within 24 - 48 hours. Window service is not available until further notice. Please call 262-284-2600 with any Building Inspection questions or to schedule an inspection appointment.

The Department of Public Works may be contacted by phone or email. Please call 262-284-2600 with any questions or email jklumb@cpwwi.org.

For questions regarding water billing, pet licenses, parking permits, etc., please call 262-284-5585, ext. 1004 or email snelson@cpwwi.org.

For all other questions, please call 262-284-5585.

City Hall will have limited staff available during the “Safer at Home” mandate. All emails and voicemails will be returned when staff is available. Thank you for your cooperation.

City Street Yard Closed
The City Street Yard will not be opening on Thursday, April 2, 2020. The City will be keeping the Street Yard closed until further notice.

W.J. Niederkorn Library Closing
Beginning on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 12:00 p.m., the book drop and window pick-up will be closed at the W.J. Niederkorn Library. Library staff are no longer in the building due to the "Safer At Home" order from Gov. Evers. Their electronic resources are still available - please access them through the library website at: https://www.wjnlib.org/.

Police Department Lobby Closed
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak the Port Washington Police Department has taken the necessary measures to protect all of our personnel. Effective immediately, the lobby is closed to the public. If you need to speak with an officer, please push the button on the wall to the right of the doors, or call 262-268-7728. Both of these options will go directly to the Sheriff’s Department Dispatcher and an officer will either respond to speak with you or they will call you. If you are there to drop off a statement form and/or parking ticket you may put them in the yellow fine box that is at the bottom of the steps by the front doors. This box is checked daily. Delivery personnel may either push the button on the wall or call 262-284-2611. This phone number rings directly to our Records Department and an employee will let you in. All deliveries will be dropped inside of the lobby. If you need to speak with the Records Department or any personnel, please call 262-284-2611.

A Message From Advanced Disposal
Effective March 23, 2020, Advanced Disposal will not collect any trash/refuse or recycling that is not containerized. All trash/refuse and recycling must be placed in the carts. Loose or bagged items placed outside the cart will not be collected. All bulky item pickup/collection is suspended until further notice. If you have a bag pickup, please put everything in bags. If it is not in a bag, the garbage/recycling will not be picked up. If you have any questions, please contact 262-284-2600. Thank you for you cooperation.

Marina Office Closing
Effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, due to the COVID-19 virus, the City of Port Washington Marina office will be closed to the public, however the staff will be in the office Monday through Friday accepting phone calls and answering emails. If you would like to purchase a Season Launch Pass, please contact the Marina office at 262-284-6606 to purchase via credit card and the pass will then be mailed to you. For those tenants needing to pay for your slip by the April 1st deadline, we ask that you mail your check to the Marina office instead of paying in person. As for keys and parking passes, contact the Marina office and they will get them in the mail to you. Please follow the Marina’s Facebook page and the Marina website for future updates.

Parks & Recreation Department Closings
Protecting the safety and health of our staff, participants, and their families is the top priority of the Port Washington Parks & Recreation Department. Over the course of the last week we have been diligently following guidelines set forth by the Center for Disease Control, the Wisconsin Department of Health and the Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department. Moving forward, we will be closing our Office and Rec Center to the public but our staff will be here to assist through online registration, phone calls, emails, etc. Please visit the City of Port Washington Parks and Recreation website for an updated list of changes/cancellations.

Public Restrooms Closing
Beginning March 16, 2020, all public restrooms in the City's parks are closed until further notice.

Port Washington Adult Community Senior Center Closing
In response to the current public health warnings issued by the Center for Disease Control, the decision was made to close the Adult Community Senior Center to the public, effective March 17th at 4:00 p.m., until a time to be determined. All programs, activities, trips and special events will be postponed. Every effort will be made to reschedule - but in the event this is not possible, refunds will be given. The exception at this time is the Ozaukee County Home Delivered meals delivered from the Center. Any changes to this closing will be made available on the Port Washington Adult Community Senior Center Facebook page, this website, or by calling 1-262-284-5821.

COVID-19 Virus - Protect Yourself And Others
Protect yourself and your community from getting and spreading respiratory illnesses like coronavirus disease 2019. Everyone has a role to play in getting ready and staying healthy. For information from the CDC regarding Preventing COVID-19 Spread In Communities, please click here.

Brush Collection
Brush collection begins bi-weekly on April 20, 2020. Weekly collection begins June 8, 2020. Brush collection is for tree trimming and small tree removals (8-inch or less in diameter). Large tree removals and large quantities of brush need to be removed with a private contractor. Stack brush in small neat piles for easier pickup. Do not make one large pile with branches in different directions. Brush stacked in one large pile or with branches in all directions will be tagged and residents will have to re-stack piles which will be picked up the next week. The longer the branches the better, no need to cut branches into small pieces. Trimmings less than 1 foot must be placed in a pail, garbage can, or some sort of container for easier pick up. The city is not responsible for brush on vacant lots.

Employment Opportunities
The City of Port Washington has positions available for School Crossing Guards. Port Washington Parks and Recreation Department has positions open for Pirates' Hollow Lifeguards, Pool Attendants, Swim Instructors, Playground Leaders, Maintenance, Tennis Instructors, Soccer Instructors, Gymnastics Instructors, and more! For more information, please visit the City of Port Washington employment page.

Notice Of Sewer Rate Increase
The rate for sewer services in the City of Port Washington has increased as of January 2, 2020. There are no rate increases to the water service at this time. These new rates will be reflected in the billing that will be mailed in March, due in April. The bimonthly fixed sewer rate went from $30.46 to $31.90, an increase of $1.44. The sewer usage rate went from $2.94 per cubic feet to $3.20 per cubic feet. This is an increase of $0.26 per cubic feet.

2020 Garbage/Recycling Calendar
The 2020 City of Port Washington Garbage/Recycling Calendar is here. To download a copy, please click here.

Room & Lodging Tax
For information on City of Port Washington Room & Lodging Tax, and if your business is required to collect room tax, please click here.

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.

Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off
Get rid of hazardous items NOT collected in your regular trash pick up. For more information, click here.

Economic Development Plan: 2035
For a copy of the 2035 Economic Development Plan, please click here.




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Port Washington City Hall
100 W. Grand Avenue
P.O. Box 307
Port Washington, WI 53074

Phone
262.284.5585

Fax
262.284.7224

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CITY COUNCIL

City of Port Washington Mayor Marty BeckerMayor
Marty Becker
262-707-1464
Email

City of Port Washington Alderperson Ward 1 Deborah PostlAlderperson Ward 1
Deborah Postl
414-550-0034
Email

City of Port Washington Alderperson Ward 2 Paul NeumyerAlderperson Ward 2
Paul Neumyer
262-689-2668
Email

City of Port Washington Alderperson Ward 3 Mike GasperAlderperson Ward 3
Michael Gasper
262-235-2824
Email

City of Port Washington Alderperson Ward 4 Doug BiggsAlderperson Ward 4
Dan Benning
414-207-3487
Email

City of Port Washington Alderperson Ward 3 Bill DriscollAlderperson Ward 5
Jonathan Pleitner
219-793-2260
Email

City of Port Washington Alderperson Ward 6 Patrick TearneyAlderperson Ward 6
Patrick Tearney
262-388-6697
Email

City of Port Washington Alderperson Ward 7 John SigwartAlderperson Ward 7
John Sigwart
920-946-0215
Email

City Ward Map 38.6 mb file download

DEPARTMENT HEADS


City of Port Washington City Administrator Mark GramsCity Administrator
Mark Grams
100 W. Grand Ave.
Box 307
262-284-5585
Email  |  Website

City of Port Washington City Engineer Rob Vanden NovenEngineering
Rob Vanden Noven
100 W. Grand Ave.
Box 307
262-284-2600
Email  |  Website

City of Port Washington City Planner Bob HarrisPlan & Development
Bob Harris
100 W. Grand Ave.
Box 307
262-284-2600
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City of Port Washington Director of Public Works Rob Vanden NovenGarbage & Recycling
Rob Vanden Noven
100 W. Grand Ave.
Box 307
262-284-2600
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City of Port Washington Building Inspector Gary PetersonBuilding Inspection
Gary Peterson
100 W. Grand Ave.
Box 307
262-268-4277
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City of Port Washington Street Commissioner James HoileStreet
James Hoile
333 N. Moore Rd.
Box 307
262-284-2600
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City of Port Washington Parks & Recreation DirectorRecreation
Kiley Schulte
201 N. Webster St.
Box 307
262-284-5881
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City of Port Washington Library Director Tom CarsonW.J. Niederkorn Library
Tom Carson
316 W. Grand Ave.
262-284-5031
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City of Port Washington Police Chief Kevin HingissPolice
Kevin Hingiss
365 N. Wisconsin St.
Box 365
262-284-2611
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City of Port Washington Fire Chief/Ambulance Director Mark MitchellFire/Ambulance
Mark Mitchell
104 W. Washington St.
Box 307
262-284-2891
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City of Port Washington Senior Center Director Catherine KienerSenior Center
Catherine Kiener
403 W. Foster St.
Box 307
262-284-5821
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City of Port Washington Wastewater Superintendent Dan BuehlerWastewater
Dan Buehler
450 N. Lake St.
Box 307
262-284-5051
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City of Port Washington Water Utility Superintendent Leo DuffrinWater/Filtration
Leo Duffrin
408 N. Lake St.
Box 307
262-284-2172
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City of Port Washington Harbormaster Dennis ChernyMarina
Dennis Cherny
106 N. Lake St.
Box 307
262-284-6606
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City of Port Washington Treasurer Jennifer ClarkTreasurer
Jennifer Clark
100 W. Grand Ave.
Box 307
262-284-5585
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City of Port Washington Parks, Forestry & Landscape Superintendent Jon CrainParks, Forestry & Landscape
Jon Crain
100 W. Grand Ave.
262-284-2600
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