City of Plymouth Wisconsin http://www.ciplywi.com Plymouth Wisconsin City Government Fri, 01 Jul 2016 20:53:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Downtown Plymouth Listed on National and State Register of Historic Places http://www.ciplywi.com/2016/07/01/downtown-plymouth-listed-on-national-and-state-register-of-historic-places/ Fri, 01 Jul 2016 18:00:36 +0000 http://www.ciplywi.com/?p=5312 Listing Opens door for State and Federal Historical Tax Credits

Plymouth, WI – The Downtown Plymouth Historic District, bounded by the 100, 200, 300, and 400 blocks of East Mill Street, was listed in the National Register and State Register of Historic Places by the Secretary of the Interior on June 14, 2016.  The effort to list downtown was a two-year effort by local officials with the assistance of Legacy Architecture of Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

Properties listed in the National Register and State Register of Historic Places are eligible for the Federal Historic Preservation Tax program and the Wisconsin Historic Preservation Tax program.  Each program returns up to 20% of the cost of rehabilitating historic buildings to owners as a federal or Wisconsin income tax credit.  Using both program generates tax credits up to 40% of the cost of rehabbing historic properties.  For more information about these tax program, please visit the Wisconsin Historical Society website at www.wisconsinhistory.org.  Information about the Wisconsin program is also available on the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) website at www.inwisconsin.com.

The Plymouth Redevelopment Authority (RDA) plans on using the Wisconsin Historic Preservation Tax program as part of the effort to rehab 133 E. Mill Street. The signature project includes a planned cheese themed store and heritage center as part of its “Cheese Capital of the World” economic development strategy.

 

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The John F. Potter Cannon http://www.ciplywi.com/2016/06/21/the-john-f-potter-cannon/ Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:30:30 +0000 http://www.ciplywi.com/?p=5291 From The Hub City Chronicle

-Newsletter of the Plymouth Historical Society-

Volume 26          June 2016          Number 94

-Long forgotten, the John F. Porter cannon – once a fixture in the City of Plymouth-

Plymouth Cannon

Corner of Smith & Elizabeth streets looking west-

This one-of-a-kind cannon was manufactured in a Milwaukee foundry during the early years of the Civil War, 1861 to be precise, for the Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce.  It was used in Milwaukee for departing regiments, to salute Union victories, and welcome returning veterans, and history tells us it was fired in Milwaukee at the time of former President Abraham Lincoln’s death.

Painted in bold letters on both sides of the cannon carriage it proudly proclaimed that it was commemorated in the name of the famous war-time congressman, John F. Porter, who served in the House of Representatives from 1847-1863.  The cannon was fired in Plymouth for the first time on July 4, 1876, when a sunrise salute of 100 guns was heard to mark the occasion.  According to the article in the Plymouth Reporter, July 13, 1876, it was heralded as an important contribution to the patriotism of the citizens of Plymouth. The cannon was purchased by the contributions of Plymouth citizens to ‘do the saluting of the day,’ especially Independence Day.  It was also kept in reserve for future occasions of historical importance. The cannon did an excellent service through the years under the direction of Capt. Sebastian Fox and his assistants aiding in the firing.  Captain Fox was said to be an experienced artilleryman and did this part of the celebration in handsome and high sounding style.

The cannon received so much interest and acclaim following the first firing that regularly each year it was fired Memorial Day and Fourth of July, at sunrise, from the summit of the hill west of Plymouth.  It was also fired to celebrate the winning of the Spanish-American War in 1898.  It was fired in 1918 to herald the Armistice ending WW I. The cannon was hauled from the Utilities shed where it had been stored and taken to Reservoir Hill where it boomed forth in victory.

From early records the only facts obtainable is that it was kept in the old Fire House, now the site of the Post Office, and when the current City Hall was built, the cannon was again hauled to the Utilities where it was stored.  After a few years it was dismantled and stored by the Utility until 1961, when interest in the cannon surfaced and it was reassembled and put on display in the lobby at City Hall.  Special classes of area school children arranged to view the cannon as they studied history in various classes. The cannon also made appearances in Cheese Derby Day parades accompanied by groups of Boy Scouts.

In 1969 the cannon was moved to the entrance of the National Guard Armory to be put on display.  It was about December of 1974 that the historic cannon mysteriously disappeared. While the cannon was owned by the city of Plymouth and its citizens, no one seems to know why or how it disappeared.

Walter Bade, a historian of Plymouth, wrote articles about the cannon, and the photo in this article, was found in his collection of papers.  In Walter’s hand writing on the back of the photo, “Plymouth City cannon stolen from the Nat-Armory.  Never recovered.”

Through research we do know it was sold at Cowan’s Historic American Auction, Cincinnati Ohio.

The auction was held Nov. 16, 17 and 18, 2005, and was listed as lot number 158, selling for

$20,700. The question is, who received the money for the stolen canon and where is it today? The rightful owner is the City of Plymouth and it should be returned!  If you have any information about the cannon, we would like to hear from you or call the Plymouth Police Department.

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Plymouth Utilities/WPPI Recycling Event Successful http://www.ciplywi.com/2016/05/26/plymouth-utilitieswppi-recycling-event-successful/ Thu, 26 May 2016 19:35:04 +0000 http://www.ciplywi.com/?p=5234 Plymouth Utilities, in partnership with WPPI Energy, held a recycling event Tuesday, May 24.  WPPI and Plymouth Utilities staff collected items such as batteries, computer monitors, cell phones, and other appliances.

Over 100 televisions and nearly 30 CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) monitors were dropped off,  plus numerous dehumidifiers, window AC units and electronics totaling roughly 2800 cubic feet of recycling waste.  Staff also collected more than 1600 fluorescent tubes and 600 pounds of batteries.

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WI State Highway 23 Stakeholder Meeting http://www.ciplywi.com/2016/05/10/wi-state-highway-23-stakeholder-meeting/ Tue, 10 May 2016 13:35:18 +0000 http://www.ciplywi.com/?p=5199 The Wisconsin Department of Transportation held a Freeway Designation and Corridor Preservation Plan stakeholder meeting on May 9th at the Plymouth
Fire Department.  The meeting covered County P to WIS 23.  A Public Informational Meeting (PIM) is tentatively scheduled for the summer of 2016
with the goal of completing the corridor study over winter 2016/2017.  For questions or comments, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation contact is
Natasha Gwidt, Project Manager (920-492-4125 / Natasha.Gwidt@dot.wi.gov).

The project information website is: http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/projects/ne.htm.  Please note, this planning study is separate from the WIS 23 Expansion Project, east of US 151 (Fond du Lac) to County P (Plymouth), in Fond du Lac and Sheboygan counties.

Hwy 23 Stakeholder Meeting – PDF

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Notice of the Board of Review – Plymouth, WI http://www.ciplywi.com/2016/05/03/notice-of-the-board-of-review-plymouth-wi/ Tue, 03 May 2016 15:46:51 +0000 http://www.ciplywi.com/?p=5181 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Review (BOR) for the City of Plymouth of Sheboygan County shall hold its meeting on Thursday, June 2, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM in Room 305 of the Plymouth City Hall, 128 Smith Street, Plymouth, Wisconsin.

Click here for the compete notice.

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Generations Intergenerational Center http://www.ciplywi.com/2016/04/19/generations-intergenerational-center/ Tue, 19 Apr 2016 13:39:33 +0000 http://www.ciplywi.com/?p=5128 We’re excited to share this newly delivered video of Generations that was produced by Plymouth’s JJ Burkart of Silverwater Productions:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z7vZ44qW0E&feature=youtu.be.

The Generations facility is located at 1500 Douglas Drive, Plymouth, at the corner of Douglas Drive and N. Highland Ave.

 

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS – HUSON WATER TOWER RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT http://www.ciplywi.com/2016/04/12/advertisement-for-bids-huson-water-tower-reconstruction-project/ Tue, 12 Apr 2016 18:18:11 +0000 http://www.ciplywi.com/?p=5070 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Huson Water Tower

Reconstruction Project

CITY OF PLYMOUTH, WISCONSIN

The City will receive sealed bids for the Huson Water Tower Construction Project, until 11:00 A.M. on Friday May 13, 2016 at the Plymouth City Hall, 128 Smith Street, Plymouth, Wisconsin 53073.  Said bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at that time.

The work for which the bids are asked includes:

Constructing a 40 foot – historic wood framed water tower and exterior building shell.

PLAN DOCUMENTS may be obtained from Pfaller Architects by contacting Mark F. Pfaller II, AIA at (920) 892-8585 or by e-mail at mark@pfalleraia.com with a subject line of Re: Huson Water Tower. General questions pertaining to the contract and bidding should also be directed to Mark Pfaller.  Plan documents are also available at: http://www.plymouthgov.com/plymouth-news/  (see below)

Contractors bidding on the project must pre-qualify for the project.  Pre-qualification forms can be obtained along with the bidding documents.  Pre-qualification forms will also be available at http://www.plymouthgov.com/plymouth-news/ and shall be submitted by Friday May 6th, 2016.  Other documents pertaining to the Huson Water Project are also available on the City of Plymouth website (below) at the address above.

Published April 14 & April 21, 2016

Brian Yerges, City Administrator/Utilities Manager

DOCUMENTS:

Huson Water Tower Project Manual – Released 4-12-2016
Exhibit A: Standard General Conditions
Exhibit B: Prevailing Wage Determination
Exhibit C: Huson Water Tower Full Set:

Bidders Qualification Statement

Addendum 1

Addendum 2

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Plymouth, a Great Place to Live and Visit http://www.ciplywi.com/2016/04/07/plymouth-a-great-place-to-live-and-visit/ Thu, 07 Apr 2016 19:29:53 +0000 http://www.ciplywi.com/?p=5062 Check out this locally produced video that showcases how great Plymouth is to live in and visit:  https://youtu.be/5SRCAaVR_8g

 

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Job Fair in Sheboygan County http://www.ciplywi.com/2016/04/01/job-fair-in-sheboygan-county/ Fri, 01 Apr 2016 14:53:46 +0000 http://www.ciplywi.com/?p=5004 Lakeshore Technical College is holding a job fair Tuesday, April 5, 2016.  For more information visit http://gotoltc.edu/jobfair/.

 

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April 5,2016 – Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary http://www.ciplywi.com/2016/03/29/april-52016-spring-election-and-presidential-preference-primary/ Tue, 29 Mar 2016 14:06:48 +0000 http://www.ciplywi.com/?p=5001 We encourage city of Plymouth residents to save time and register to vote early.  According to the Wisconsin Government Accountability website, there is no voter registration the Saturday, Sunday, or Monday before an election.  No voter registration will occur Monday, April 4, 2016.

When do you need to register?  

  • When you move, even from one apartment to another in the same building.
  • When you have a name change.
  • When you turn 18 or have not previously registered.

What do you need to register?

Important information about registering to vote.

If you have any questions, please contact the Clerk-Treasurer’s Office at 893-1271.

The Clerk-Treasurer’s Office is open this week Monday -Wednesday, 7:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. and  Thursday – Friday, 7:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

In-person absentee voting is available this week Monday – Wednesday, 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. and Thursday – Friday, 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

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