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City of Port Washington - News And Information Archive - 2020

March - 2020

03/30/2020: Change In Polling Locations For April 7, 2020 Election
Due to COVID-19 and our reduced ability to staff our polling locations, we are combining St. Matthew Lutheran Church (Ward 1 and Ward 7) with Grand Avenue United Methodist Church (Ward 4, Ward 5 and Ward 6). For full information, please click here.

03/27/2020: Notice From City Clerk's Office
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.

03/25/2020: 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.

03/25/2020: 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.

03/25/2020: 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.

03/25/2020: City Hall Closures
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.

03/25/2020: Notice From City Clerk's Office
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

03/24/2020: 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.

03/24/2020: 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/.

03/20/2020: 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.

03/20/2020: 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.

03/20/2020: Notice From City Clerk's Office
Early In-Person Voting by Absentee Ballot and Voter Registration will be held from March 23rd through April 3rd from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday at Port Washington City Hall, 100 W. Grand Ave. BRING YOUR OWN BLUE OR BLACK PEN (NO RED PENS, NO SHARPIES) FOR VOTING YOUR BALLOT. No Early Voting or Voter Registration may occur the Monday before the election. Absentee ballots may also be requested by mail by filing an application either online at MyVote Wisconsin or by paper application found on the website. Note: Any Absentee Voter, whether by mail or in person, must provide Photo ID. Regular mail out Absentee Voting ends on Thursday, April 2nd. Open Voter Registration period (registration by mail or online) will end on Wednesday, March 18th. Beginning Thursday, March 19th, Voter Registration must be completed in the City Clerk’s Office or on Election Day, April 7th at your polling location.

03/19/2020: Possibility Playground Closed
To protect our citizens and public servants, effective 03/19/2020, Possibility Playground is closed. The use of other playgrounds is strongly discouraged. Use at your own risk. Playground equipment, tables and other surfaces are not wiped down. Restrooms are closed. Be prepared before you leave home and time outings so that you are not dependent on public restrooms or wash sinks. Bring sanitizer with you just to be safe. Please practice social distancing and avoid close contact with others. The CDC recommends a minimum of 6 feet distance to help reduce the risk of spread between individuals. Do not congregate in groups of 10 or more people. We need your help to keep our parks safe for you and others. Please stay home if you are sick and practice good hygiene. Wash your hands after touching surfaces. Avoid touching your face. Sneeze or cough into a tissue or the inside of your elbow. Place garbage in trash receptacles. If you see something that needs attention, please call the Port Washington Parks & Recreation Department at 262-284-5881.

03/17/2020: City Hall Closures
Effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, due to the COVID-19 virus, there are some changes to the in-person services normally available at City Hall. City Hall will remain open to the public for Absentee Voting and Voter Registration. Please see the "Notice From The City Clerk's Office" posting below for more information, or call 262-284-5585 if you have questions related to voting.

City Hall is also 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 general administrative questions, including water billing, pet licenses, parking permits, etc., please call 262-284-5585.

Normal hours of operation remain Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Thank you for your cooperation.

03/17/2020: 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.

03/16/2020: Notice From City Clerk's Office
Early In-Person Voting by Absentee Ballot and Voter Registration will be held from March 23rd through April 3rd from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday at Port Washington City Hall, 100 W. Grand Ave. Absentee ballots may also be requested by mail by filing an application either online at MyVote Wisconsin or by paper application found on the website. Note: Any Absentee Voter, whether by mail or in person, must provide Photo ID. Regular mail out Absentee Voting ends on Thursday, April 2nd. Open Voter Registration period (registration by mail or online) will end on Wednesday, March 18th. Beginning Thursday, March 19th, Voter Registration must be completed in the City Clerk’s Office or on Election Day, April 7th at your polling location.

03/16/2020: 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.

03/16/2020: City Hall Closures
Effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, due to the COVID-19 virus, City Hall will be closed to the public except for Absentee Voting and Voter Registration. You may also visit our City of Port Washington Elections page for information on how to register or absentee vote. Please call 262-284-5585 if you have any questions related to voting. Building Permit applications can be left in the metal basket at the Building Inspection Office downstairs at City Hall. The Inspection Office will get back to you within 24-48 hours. Please call 262-284-2600 with any Building Inspection questions.

03/16/2020: Voting Information
Need information on how to register to vote, absentee/early vote, election dates, etc.? Please visit our City of Port Washington Elections page for this information and more.

03/16/2020: Municipal Court Closing
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic the Port Washington Police Department along with City Hall has made the decision to not hold Municipal Court this 03/18/2020. If you received a citation that has a court date of March 18 and wished to speak with a judge you can e-mail the court at info@mmmcourt.com, include your name, citation number (if available), court date (03/18/20), and that you are requesting an adjournment. Requests should be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on 03/18/20. For any defendants who are unable or unwilling to send an e-mail, they should call their office for further advice at 262-334-5700 ext 107. Visit http://www.pwpd.org/municipal_court.html to find out how to enter a plea, or if you just wish to pay the citation and where to send the money. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but hope you understand the necessity due to the current quarantine and social distancing measures that have been put in place in an effort to control the current COVID-19 crisis. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Port Washington Police Department at 262-284-2611.

03/16/2020: Public Restrooms Closing
Beginning March 16, 2020, all public restrooms in the City's parks are closed until further notice.

03/16/2020: W.J. Niederkorn Library Closing
Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 at 5:00 p.m., the W.J. Niederkorn Library in Port Washington will be closed to the public until further notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Staff will be able to answer the phone between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The library will be waiving fines incurred during this time. Their electronic resources are still available - please access them through the library website at: https://www.wjnlib.org/.

03/16/2020: 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.

03/16/2020: 2020 U.S. Census Facts - Updated Every Monday!
City of Port Washington - 2020 U.S. Census Respond to the 2020 Census online. The 2020 Census marks the first time you will be invited to respond online—even on your mobile device. You can respond by phone or mail—they’re secure, too—but going online is a great option, because it is easy, convenient and secure. For more information, please click here.

03/12/2020: COVID-19 Virus
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.

03/12/2020: 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.

03/09/2020: 2020 U.S. Census Facts - Updated Every Monday!
City of Port Washington - 2020 U.S. Census Every renter can take ownership of the future. Every 10 years, the United States counts everyone living in the country on April 1, regardless of their nationality or living situation. This includes renters. For more information, please click here.

February - 2020

03/02/2020: 2020 U.S. Census Facts - Updated Every Monday!
City of Port Washington - 2020 U.S. Census Counting everyone in your household can shape your future. Every 10 years, the United States counts everyone living in the country on April 1, regardless of their nationality or living situation. This includes renters. For more information, please click here.

02/24/2020: 2020 U.S. Census Facts - Updated Every Monday!
City of Port Washington - 2020 U.S. Census Property managers, make it count. Property managers are critical to the success of the 2020 Census. As a trusted voice among your tenants, you can raise awareness of the 2020 Census and increase response. Your efforts will help provide accurate data to improve communities across the nation. For more information, please click here.

02/20/2020: 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.

02/17/2020: 2020 U.S. Census Facts - Updated Every Monday!
City of Port Washington - 2020 U.S. Census Shape the future for your family. Every 10 years, the census counts everyone living in the United States. It is important to count every person living in your home to make sure your community and others across the nation are accurately funded and represented for the next decade. For more information, please click here.

02/11/2020: Change In Common Council Meeting Date
Due to the Spring Primary being held on Tuesday, February 18th, the Common Council meeting has been moved to Wednesday, February 19th at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

02/10/2020: 2020 U.S. Census Facts - Updated Every Monday!
City of Port Washington - 2020 U.S. Census Everyone counts in group housing. No matter where you live, it is important that you are counted in the 2020 Census. Information collected in the census will help determine funding for vital community resources, congressional representation, and more. For more information, please click here.

02/04/2020: Employment Opportunities
The City of Port Washington has positions available for Adult Services Librarian and 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.

02/03/2020: 2020 U.S. Census Facts - Updated Every Monday!
City of Port Washington - 2020 U.S. Census Shape our children's future! Start with the 2020 Census. To find out why counting our young children is important, please click here.


January - 2020

01/30/2020: 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.

01/30/2020: Employment Opportunities
The City of Port Washington has positions available for Adult Services Librarian and School Crossing Guards. For more information, please visit the City of Port Washington employment page.

01/28/2020: Employment Opportunities
The City of Port Washington has positions available for City Administrator, Adult Services Librarian and School Crossing Guards. For more information, please visit the City of Port Washington employment page.

01/27/2020: 2020 U.S. Census Facts - Updated Every Monday!
City of Port Washington - 2020 U.S. Census The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that completing the 2020 United States Census Questionnaire will take 10 minutes on average to complete. What does the 2020 United States Census Questionnaire look like? Please click here for a sample copy.

01/24/2020: Voter Registration - Public Notification
There have been and will continue to be mass mailings to residents made by various groups, organizations and 501c3 promoting voter registration. These applications will have the City of Port Washington and/or City Clerk's Office return address imprinted on them, which makes it appear that it was sent by the City.

We do not solicit voter registration and will only mail applications at residents' requests. If you receive a voter registration application by mail from one of these groups, you may use it but be aware that you must also mail in a Proof of Residency document or provide missing information for your application to be processed. Some most used Proof of Residency documents may include a WI Driver's License or State ID with your current address on it, Bank Statement, Credit Card Statement, Utility Bill, Property Tax Bill, Payroll Check Stub. There are other document options available, contact City Hall to discuss if needed.

It is encouraged that residents provide a telephone number on all applications so we may contact you should we have questions about the application, otherwise a letter must be mailed out to each applicant, which delays the process.

If you would like to Register to Vote or check the status of your registration, you may do so online at MyVote.wi.gov. Voter Registration Applications are also available on this website by visiting the City of Port Washington Elections page.

For the upcoming Spring Primary on Tuesday, February 18th, early/open Voter Registration ends Wednesday, January 29th. After that date you may register in person at City Hall up until Friday, February 14th at 5:00 p.m. After that deadline you may register to vote on Election Day at your Polling Location.

01/23/2020: Snow & Ice Removal
All snow and ice must be removed from sidewalks within 24 hours of snowfall. Property owners can be fined for non-compliance. Please visit the City of Port Washington Municipal Codes page for more information.

01/22/2020: Placement of Garbage/Recycling Carts
Advanced Disposal is requesting that residents not put their garbage and/or recycling carts on snowbanks or behind snowbanks. Advanced Disposal will not pick up carts located on or behind banks.

01/20/2020: 2020 U.S. Census Facts - Updated Every Monday!
City of Port Washington - 2020 U.S. Census The census is a count of every person who lives in the United States and its territories. It happens every 10 years. In early 2020, you will be asked to count everyone who lives in your home as of April 1. Responding to the 2020 Census is a chance to shape your future. For more information on U.S. Census Frequently Asked Questions, please click here.

01/12/2020: Change in Common Council/Finance and License Meeting Dates During Elections
Due to the Spring Primary on Tuesday, February 18th and the Spring Election on Tuesday, April 7, both of those Common Council meetings and Finance & License Committee meetings will be held on Wednesday, February 19th and Wednesday, April 8th.

01/05/2020: Employment Opportunities
The City of Port Washington has positions available for City Administrator and School Crossing Guards. For more information, please visit the City of Port Washington employment page.

01/03/2020: Employment Opportunities
The City of Port Washington has positions available for Videographer, Water Filtration Plant Operator and School Crossing Guards. For more information, please visit the City of Port Washington employment page.

01/02/2020: Christmas Tree Pick-Up
Christmas Tree curbside collection will begin Monday, January 6, 2020 through Friday, January 10, 2020 and Monday, January 20, 2020 through Friday, January 24, 2020. Trees with stands, light strings, ornaments and/or tree bags will not be picked up. Wreaths and garland are considered refuse and are to be placed in the garbage carts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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