City of Plymouth Wisconsin http://www.ciplywi.com Plymouth Wisconsin City Government Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:49:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING http://www.ciplywi.com/2016/12/05/notice-of-public-hearing/ Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:49:51 +0000 http://www.ciplywi.com/?p=5721 ON THE FREEWAY DESIGNATION OF WIS 23 BETWEEN COUNTY HIGHWAY P AND WIS 32 IN SHEBOYGAN COUNTY

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS are advised that the Wisconsin Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing as provided by law to consider the Section 84.295(10) future freeway designation of WIS 23 between County P west of Plymouth and the freeway section near WIS 32 in Sheboygan Falls.

The public hearing will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 13, at Riverview Middle School, 300 Riverside Circle, Plymouth, WI 53073. Interested persons may attend anytime between 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. to review displays and other hearing materials, ask questions, and provide testimony.

A brief project presentation is scheduled to begin at 5:30. Following the presentation, public verbal testimony will be accepted. Public verbal testimony will continue until everyone interested in providing testimony has had the opportunity to do so or until the public hearing ends at 7 p.m., whichever comes first.

WisDOT project staff will be available for informal discussion to explain the proposed improvements and answer questions. Exhibits of the proposal will be on display and a statement about the proposed freeway designation will be available for review.

All interested persons are invited to attend the hearing and to present relevant verbal and/or written testimony concerning the designation of the portion of WIS 23 from County Highway P to WIS 32 in Sheboygan County in accordance with the provisions of Section 84.295(10) of the Wisconsin Statutes.

Provisions have been made for the submission of written statements or other exhibits in place of or in addition to the testimony presented at the public hearing. This additional testimony will be included in the hearing record if mailed, emailed or faxed no later than January 10, 2017. Testimony should be addressed to: Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Natasha Gwidt, P.E., 944 Vanderperren Way, Green Bay, WI 54304; or via e-mail at natasha.gwidt@dot.wi.gov

To allow for arranging assistance for special accommodations needed to participate, please contact Natasha no later than three working days prior to the public hearing.  The meeting facility is wheelchair accessible.  Deaf or hard of hearing persons needing assistance should contact the Wisconsin Telecommunications Relay System (dial 711).

The Department of Transportation will review all comments and testimony presented as part of this public hearing process and reserves the right to make a final determination on the proposed improvements as described in this notice.

Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Division of Transportation System Development

Project ID 1440-19-00

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Huson Water Tower Progess http://www.ciplywi.com/2016/11/21/huson-water-tower-progess/ Mon, 21 Nov 2016 18:27:51 +0000 http://www.ciplywi.com/?p=5707 Delivery of the main Huson Water Tower structure is scheduled for November 22nd.  The contractor built the main structure offsite and will put it together in late November/early December.

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Common Council Adopts 2017 Annual Budget http://www.ciplywi.com/2016/11/17/common-council-adopts-2017-annual-budget/ Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:44:32 +0000 http://www.ciplywi.com/?p=5682 On November 15, 2016 the Common Council held a public hearing regarding the adoption of the 2017 Annual Budget.  After the public hearing and budget presentation by Brian Yerges, City Administrator/Utilities Manager, the Common Council adopted the 2017 Annual Budget after a lengthy deliberation.  The 2017 budget includes a 2.5% increase to the property tax levy which equates to $100,000 in new revenue.  The tax levy increase is the first property tax increase since 2010 for the 2011 budget year.  The budget also includes an increase of $9.50 to the recycling fee and $8.39 increase to the garbage fee.  The fees are part of the annual property tax bill.  The Common Council previously approved a 10-year plan to transition the garbage and recycling service to annual fees so that the residential customers that receive benefit from the garbage and recycling service pay directly for the service.  After the 10-year period, commercial and industrial property owners will no longer subsidize the garbage and recycling service for residential properties.  Major 2017 budget funding initiatives for the City of Plymouth include the rehabilitation of Stayer Park in downtown ($404,000), paving of Western Avenue from Factory Street to the City limits ($250,000), and completion of the 2015-2017 Phase I LED street lighting program ($40,000).  For Plymouth Utilities, the average residential sanitary sewer bill will increase by $1.05 per month or 3.6%.  There will be no increase to the water rates or the electric rates in 2017.  Major initiatives for Plymouth Utilities in 2017 include the replacement of 2,500’ of water main on Western Avenue along with continued work on the automated infrastructure metering (AMI) project which was partially started in 2016.

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Sheboygan County Hosts “Just Fix It” Transportation Forum: State’s Roads Ranked Poorly http://www.ciplywi.com/2016/10/21/sheboygan-county-hosts-just-fix-it-transportation-forum-states-roads-ranked-poorly/ Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:18:46 +0000 http://www.ciplywi.com/?p=5631 According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Wisconsin’s roads are in bad shape, ranking Wisconsin the 3rd worst in the nation for road conditions.  The Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance and American Society of Civil Engineers have also independently reported Wisconsin’s transportation system is badly deteriorating.  A recent study showed drivers in Milwaukee and Madison alone are spending more than $600 per year in vehicle repairs.  In Sheboygan County, work on State Highway 23 continues to be delayed, and sadly, many residents and visitors know all too well how dangerous it can be.

In an effort to raise greater awareness and support for maintaining our State transportation system, Sheboygan County hosted a “Turnout for Transportation” public forum September 29, with nearly 100 people attending.  County, city, town and village officials, members of the business community and the public were in attendance and learned more about the condition of our state’s transportation system, escalating costs, and ongoing revenue challenges.

The forum was part of the Transportation Development Association’s “Just Fix It” campaign.    The purpose was to have a statewide dialogue about the condition of Wisconsin’s infrastructure,   impact to Wisconsin residents and businesses, and the need for a sustainable solution.  Speakers provided an overview of the Governor’s proposed transportation budget, discussion on transportation costs and trends, and shared specific examples of transportation challenges.  Senator Devin LeMahieu and Representative Terry Katsma also participated.

Speakers included County Board Chairman Tom Wegner, County Administrator Adam Payne, County Transportation Director Greg Schnell, Sheboygan Mayor Mike Vandersteen, City of Sheboygan Director of Public Works David Biebel, Plymouth Mayor Don Pohlman, Village of Elkhart Lake President Alan Rudnick, Wisconsin Towns Association Unit Chairman William Goehring, Town of Lima Chairman Charles Born, and Town of Scott Chairman Randy Narbatovics.

“Our transportation system is a key to Wisconsin’s economy, job growth and our quality of life” said County Board Chairman Tom Wegner.  “We must work together to establish a sustainable solution to our transportation challenges.  Overall, the Governor’s recently proposed state transportation budget does not include an increase in new revenue for maintaining and improving our transportation system.  As a result, some major projects will continue to be delayed, including State Highway 23 for at least another three years.”

According to the Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau, when the State Highway 23 project was first approved in 1999, the estimated cost was $42 million.  Today, due to ongoing delays and inflation, the project is estimated to cost $146 million.

“Deficient highways, roads and bridges impact our safety and economy on a daily basis.  Sheboygan County agriculture alone generates $3.1 billion in economic activity, and a safe and reliable transportation system is essential,” said William Goehring, Wisconsin Towns Association Unit Chairman.  “We are falling further and further behind.  If we don’t maintain our roads today, it is going to cost much more down the road,” Goehring said.

“We hope these transportation forums will help spur more dialogue and bring people together to discuss the challenges we face.  The Governor and our State Legislators need to work together on a long-term solution,” said County Board Chairman Tom Wegner.         

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For more information, please contact County Board Chairman Tom Wegner, County Administrator Adam Payne, or County Transportation Director Greg Schnell.  More information about the statewide event is also available at www.TurnoutforTransportation.com.

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Garbage & Recycling Update http://www.ciplywi.com/2016/10/17/garbage-recycling-update/ Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:42:38 +0000 http://www.ciplywi.com/?p=5627 Garbage and Recycling carts are currently scheduled to arrive the week of October 24th.  Please begin using the new carts immediately.  If desired, you are able to post a written note on any old garbage or recycling cans and Advanced Disposal will take them the next time they are picking up garbage and recycling.  All current garbage and recycling routes and schedules remain unchanged through the end of 2016.  EFFECTIVE ON JANUARY 3, 2017 YOUR NEW GARBAGE AND RECYCLING PICK UP DAY WILL BE TUESDAY.  The entire City of Plymouth will have garbage and recycling service starting on Tuesday’s in 2017.  Please remember to have your carts out by 7 am for service.  A link to a pdf of the Advanced Disposal service area is below.  Any questions, please contact Advanced Disposal directly at 888-688-4005.

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Plymouth Granted Funds to Replace Ash Trees http://www.ciplywi.com/2016/10/12/plymouth-granted-funds-to-replace-ash-trees/ Wed, 12 Oct 2016 13:33:48 +0000 http://www.ciplywi.com/?p=5604 Congratulations! The City of Plymouth has been selected to receive a 2016 Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission and DNR Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Mitigation Grant of $10,000 to remove ash trees and plant at least 100 diverse, non-host trees in high visibility public areas of the city.

This funding has been made available through a FY2015 U.S. Forest Service Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GRLI) grant received by the Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission earlier this year.

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One Book One Community http://www.ciplywi.com/2016/10/10/one-book-one-community/ Mon, 10 Oct 2016 15:14:56 +0000 http://www.ciplywi.com/?p=5568 Community Book Read
The 2nd annual Community Book Read is quickly arriving. The opening event will be Friday, October 14th, featuring author Ginny Gilder, an Olympic medalist in rowing. This year’s book is “The Boys in the Boat”, which is about the USA 1936 men’s rowing team, who won a gold medal at the Berlin Olympics – against all odds. There are books available at the library if you have not read it yet. You do not have to read the book to participate in the events. There are also flyers available at the library with the schedule of events.

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Plymouth’s Mullet River Corridor Study Earns Planning Award http://www.ciplywi.com/2016/10/04/plymouths-mullet-river-corridor-study-earns-planning-award/ Tue, 04 Oct 2016 16:02:43 +0000 http://www.ciplywi.com/?p=5522 Congratulations to the City of Plymouth and the Mullet River Corridor Plan Committee for winning a 2016 Plan Award from the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Planning Association.  Plan implementation to begin in 2017 with the rehab of Stayer Park!

MSA Professional Services worked with the City to analyze the future of the aging Mill Pond Dam.

The City of Plymouth, Wisconsin now has an award-winning blueprint for development of the critical Mullet River Corridor, including the future of the Mill Pond, a 41-acre impoundment of the Mullet River. MSA worked with the City to develop a corridor study.

The Wisconsin Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA-WI) presented an award Sept. 23 to the City and MSA for the Mullet River Corridor Study. Planners from Michigan and Minnesota selected the project as a winner in the Plan Document category.

“The Mullet River Corridor Study takes a holistic approach in addressing the future relationship that the City of Plymouth will have with the Mullet River. The plan is well written and can be easily understood by those without a planning background,” one juror said.

This plan, adopted by the City in November 2015, studies the Mullet River corridor in the City from STH 23, through Downtown, to CTH PP, as an aesthetic, recreational and economic amenity that affects or is enjoyed by all Plymouth residents and visitors. The project considers various projects and improvements that may enhance the use and health of this valuable community resource.

 

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Construction Started at 133 E. Mill Street http://www.ciplywi.com/2016/09/28/construction-started-at-133-e-mill-street/ Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:06:55 +0000 http://www.ciplywi.com/?p=5519 Plymouth Project to Pay Homage to “The Cheese Capital of the World”

Plymouth, WI – The Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation Foundation (SCEDCF) and the Plymouth Redevelopment Authority (RDA), have started construction on the Plymouth Cheese Capital of the World building at 133 E. Mill Street in downtown Plymouth.  With a goal of opening the historic 1875 building during the summer of 2017, construction is on an aggressive schedule starting with demolition work.  The 133 E. Mill Street project is a cheese themed retail store and heritage center paying homage to the past, present, and future of cheese production and converting. It is estimated that 15% of all the cheese consumed in the U.S. moves through Plymouth as either bulk or converted cheese for retail and food service/ingredient consumption. In 2017, the completion of the project will help celebrate the City of Plymouth’s 140 years as a City and its standing as the Cheese Capital of the World.

For decades Plymouth, WI has been considered the Cheese Capital of the World.  This slogan started in the 1920’s while Plymouth was location for setting the commodity price of bulk cheese.  “Cheeseville” was located on the south side of Plymouth along the railroad tracks and was the center of cheese distribution.  Commodity analysts would meet daily in the Exchange Bank Building in downtown Plymouth and set the bulk price for cheese.  The history in Plymouth certainly supports the “Cheese Capital of the World” designation.

Although the cheese price is now set as part of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Plymouth is still recognized as the Cheese Capital of the World, with manufactures Sargento, Sartori, Masters Gallery and Great Lakes Cheese calling Plymouth home and numerous cold storage facilities in the city storing millions of pounds of cheese.

The Cheese Capital of the World building will have three completed floors; with the main floor paying homage to the history of cheese in Plymouth and Sheboygan County.  There will be displays and hands on activities for visitors of all ages as well as the opportunity to purchase the finest cheese products from the area.  A lunch counter serving traditional and exotic grilled cheeses along with other menu items is planned.

The project also includes three (3) premium market rate apartment units on the second floor and rear of the property as well as a future Phase II of interactive exhibits geared toward children in the lower level or “kid’s cheese cave” area.

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Ready to Vote? http://www.ciplywi.com/2016/09/26/ready-to-vote/ Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:10:26 +0000 http://www.ciplywi.com/?p=5515  

ARE YOU READY TO VOTE ??

Contact the City Clerk’s Office:
  • 128 Smith Street, P. O. Box 107, Plymouth, WI 53073
  • 920-893-1271
  • Clerk Patricia Huberty – phuberty@plymouthgov.com
  • Office hours 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday

 

  • YOU MUST RE-REGISTER IF YOU HAVE HAD A NAME OR ADDRESS CHANGE SINCE THE LAST TIME YOU VOTED. DO THIS NOW TO AVOID LINES ON ELECTION DAY!!!
  • PROOF OF RESIDENCE OF AT LEAST 10 DAYS IMMEDIATELY PRECEEDING THE NOVEMBER ELECTION MUST BE PROVIDED FOR VOTERS AND THOSE MAKING NAME AND ADDRESS CHANGES.
  • IN-PERSON ABSENTEE VOTING BEGINS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH AND ENDS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD AT 5:00 PM

 

 

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