City of Plymouth Wisconsin Plymouth Wisconsin City Government Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:45:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 N Milwaukee Construction Schedule and Access Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:45:07 +0000 Bill Immich, City of Plymouth Public Works Director/City Engineer, has provided information for residents living along the Hwy. 67 construction corridor.  If you have any further questions, please contact Bill at 920.893.1471.

  • Home owners will have access to their property the “majority of the time”.   You can drive around the barricades… they are placed so a car can get around them.
  • There will be times when you will drive along the edge of the road or across gravel.
  • Plans are to maintain a crossing at Grove Street to Edna Street and access to Victor Court.
  • When work is being done directly in front of the house you will not be able to get in the driveway.  There will be times such as  when they install the concrete that you will not have access.
  • The work has begun today … and work is scheduled to be complete by the end of October early November.
  • One other question that has come up is what to do with garbage pickup…  we ask you to place you trash out as normal and we will get it picked up.


Bill Immich

Director of Public Works/City Engineer

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Plymouth’s City Hall Gets Solar Update Fri, 26 Jun 2015 20:22:14 +0000 The City of Plymouth’s newest energy upgrade has been completed at the City Hall building.  The building complex houses the Clerk/Treasurer’s office, the Building Inspector, the Municipal Court Clerk, and the Police and Fire Departments.  The electricity used by the city employees in the complex will now be supplemented by solar energy.

Sixty-four solar panels are expected to produce up to 25,243 kilowatt-hours per year with an estimated electrical usage offset of 57.7%.  Those savings add up over the years with an expected cumulative savings of $400,000 over 40 years.  WPPI Energy granted the city $25,000 as an incentive for the project.  The grant and the energy savings add up to a smart project for the city’s future.

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Fur, Feathers, and Fidelity: Military Mascots – Coming to Plymouth Public Library Tue, 23 Jun 2015 13:46:46 +0000 mascot

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RDA Releases Cheese Capital of the World Logo Wed, 17 Jun 2015 19:52:42 +0000  


Plymouth, WI – The Plymouth Redevelopment Authority, an economic development group in Plymouth, announced the release of a new logo.  The logo, designed by Barkin Spider, a freelance illustration and design studio in Green Bay, WI, celebrates the area’s rich history and excellence in cheese making and manufacturing.  The design of the logo is a modern take on cheese labels that were placed on cheese wheels prior to sale.

Lee Gentine, RDA Chairman, says, “We encourage area businesses to leverage this logo in their printed and digital collateral.” “We want the greater Plymouth community to celebrate our history while we continue to focus on furthering tourism and downtown development in Plymouth.”  Businesses can request use of the logo, a usage style guide, and high resolution files in multiple formats by contacting Brian Yerges, City Administrator/Utilities Manager at (920) 893-1271.

In 1918, Plymouth was home to the Wisconsin Cheese Exchange, where cheese commodity pricing was set for the country until the late 1950’s.  The exchange is now part of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME).  Plymouth is home of numerous manufacturers and packaged cheese converters including Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), Sartori Foods, Sargento Foods, Masters Gallery Foods, and Great Lakes Cheese of Wisconsin.  In addition, some of the largest “cold storage” facilities for cheese are located in Plymouth.  It is estimated that almost 15% of all cheese consumed in the United States is moved nationally through Plymouth some time during its manufacturing or distribution cycle.

The Plymouth Redevelopment Authority’s mission is to serve as a catalyst for development which supports Plymouth as a welcoming place for the arts, entertainment, shopping, dining, working and living.  The Authority has a particular interest in the physical revitalization of downtown Plymouth as an inviting atmosphere which encompasses not only buildings but also streetscapes, parking areas, signage, sidewalks, pedestrian lighting and green spaces including the River Walk corridor.

For additional information or for questions, please contact the City Administrator/Utilities Manager at City Hall at (920) 893-1271 or e-mail at

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Plymouth’s new Water Reservoir Mon, 01 Jun 2015 20:49:32 +0000 In October, 2014, construction was completed on Plymouth’s newest water reservoir, the first built by the City since 1941.   The reservoir is a tilt up concrete structure that was designed by Kapur & Associates of Milwaukee.

Construction began in August of 2014.  The walls were constructed of concrete panels that were formed and poured on the ground then tilted up into position.  A total of eighteen panels were made.   The roof of the reservoir was also fashioned using concrete panels.   After the joints of each panel were sealed the tank was wrapped with 17.3 miles of steel cable.  The cable was then coated with a concrete grout and finished.  The outside walls were painted to add a visual arch feature.

The tank was filled and no leaks were found and in October the reservoir was connected to the City water supply.

The project received a Concrete Design Award from the Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association for Tilt Up construction projects.

The new reservoir is located directly north of the existing reservoirs and can be best viewed from the west end of Main Street.  The new reservoir ensures adequate fire protection for years to come as well as storage capacity for future growth.

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From left to right, Don Albright of Kapur & Assoc., Bill Immich, Public Works Director/City Engineer, Brian Yerges, City Administrator/Utilities Manager, Mayor Don Pohlman, John Grosskreutz of Kapur & Associates (holding the Wisconsin Ready mixed Concrete award), and Steve Nordwig, Plymouth Utilities Water Foreman.



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Plymouth Public Library Landmark Ceremony Mon, 01 Jun 2015 13:47:45 +0000 Saturday, June 6th will be a special day for and at the library. The Plymouth Historical Society will be landmarking the library in celebration of the building being 100 years old. Thank you, Andrew Carnegie! The landmarking ceremony will be at 10 am in front of the old Main Street entrance. Come for the ceremony, stay for refreshments, which follow the ceremony in the library’s meeting room.

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Downtown Plymouth Association’s Presents…. Fri, 22 May 2015 19:58:07 +0000 87524 Taste of Plymouth Posters (2)

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Memorial Day Brings Trash Collection Changes Mon, 18 May 2015 18:49:30 +0000 All trash collection in the city of Plymouth will be delayed by one day the week of May 25 due to the Memorial Day holiday.

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Celebrating 100 Years at the Plymouth Library Tue, 12 May 2015 14:04:02 +0000 Join the Plymouth Public Library as Phyllis Heitkamp, Master Herbalist and author, presents “Wisconsin Plants: Medicinal Herbs and Herbal Health” on Tuesday, May 19 at 6:30 pm.  This event will be held at the Library, 130 Division St.

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Plymouth Utilities’ Wastewater Treatment Plant Recipient of Energy Incentive Grant Fri, 01 May 2015 20:58:43 +0000 20150501_112450_resized (2)

From left to right:  Mayor Donald Pohlman, WWTP Operator John Daul, WWTP Superintendent Mike Penkwitz, WPPI Energy Services Rep. Frank Barth, Plymouth Alderman Charlie Nelson, City Administrator/Utilities Manager Brian Yerges and Joe Kottwitz

Plymouth, WI  (May 1, 2015)— On Friday May 1st Plymouth Utilities and Focus on Energy, Wisconsin’s statewide program for energy efficiency and renewable energy, presented the City of Plymouth with an incentive grant check in the amount $285,200 for upgrades made to Plymouth Utilities’ Wastewater Treatment Facility.

Upgrades to the existing digester included a new mixer that will increase methane gas production and two 65 kilowatt micro turbines. The City of Plymouth also received a $25,000 grant from WPPI Energy, a regional power company serving 51 locally owned, not-for-profit electric utilities.

By completing this project, the City of Plymouth will save more than 788,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity and 3100 therms of natural gas annually—enough energy to power 82 Wisconsin homes for a year. The wastewater treatment facility will also benefit from an estimated $84,450 in annual savings on its energy bills.

Not only do these upgrades save energy and money, but they’re also environmentally friendly. The annual environmental benefits are equivalent to offsetting 1602 barrels of oil from being burned – eliminating more than 1.3 million pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) from being released into the atmosphere. Best of all, the gas produced and turned into electricity comes not only from residential waste but also from waste streams received from local food manufacturers.  Previously these manufacturers had been paying a fee to dispose of this waste.

“This resource is a benefit to both our community and local businesses,” said Mike Penkwitz, Waste Water Treatment Facility Superintendent at Plymouth Utilities.  “The digester provides a renewable energy source in the form of natural gas that is turned into energy and the remaining material is fertilizer that is spread on farm fields,” said Penkwitz.  “It may be called waste, but there’s very little that is wasted here.”

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