City of Plymouth Wisconsin Plymouth Wisconsin City Government Fri, 26 Aug 2016 23:53:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Emerald Ash Borer In Plymouth Wed, 03 Aug 2016 14:04:21 +0000 The City of Plymouth has confirmed the presence of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) at the wastewater treatment plant entrance on County Road PP.  The partially dead ash tree had observed symptoms of EAB infestation, small D-shaped exit holes in the bark of the tree.  Examination of the tree by peeling the bark lead to the observation of S shaped tunneling and ultimately EAB larvae.  The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) has confirmed the finding.

Property owners who are concerned about trees on private property are encouraged to take the following measures:

Emerald Ash Borer is native to China and was first found in the United States in the Detroit, Michigan area in 2002.  It was first discovered in Wisconsin in Newburg in Washington County in 2008.  It was found in Waukesha in 2012 and additional counties and communities have been identified as having EAB since then.

For recommendations to reduce the spread of EAB please visit the following link:  State and federal quarantine information is also available at:



Hwy. 23 Project: July 25 Public Informational Meeting Summary Fri, 29 Jul 2016 20:47:11 +0000 An informational meeting was held for the public on July 25th regarding the Highway 23 project that will affect certain roads around Plymouth.

Recommended alternatives for County O, County E, and Pleasant View Rd. developed by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) in conjunction with local officials and the public are:

  • Connector roadway from the existing Kiley Way and Pleasant Valley Rd. intersection to County O. WIS 23 is constructed as an overpass of County E. Requires the closure of County O/OJ intersection and the Pleasant Valley Rd. intersection with WIS 23.
  • An extension of Kiley Way west to WIS 67 from County O and a Woodland Rd. connector road from WIS 67 to County E will not be evaluated under this project.

For more information about the Hwy 23 project/study, please visit the web page below:




City of Plymouth Trash Collection Changes Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:12:21 +0000 The City of Plymouth is changing its trash collection system.  Residents will receive a bin for trash and one for recycling that can be emptied automatically by the trash collection truck.  Residents have a choice of size, but requests must be in by August 31 to Advanced Disposal.  Information and forms are available below.  Letters will be mailed by Advanced Disposal to city residents.  Please contact Advanced Disposal with questions at 888-688-4005.

The trash bins are available for viewing in the lobby at City Hall, 128 Smith St., Plymouth.

Downtown Plymouth Listed on National and State Register of Historic Places Fri, 01 Jul 2016 18:00:36 +0000 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  Information about the Wisconsin program is also available on the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) website at

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.


The John F. Potter Cannon Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:30:30 +0000 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.

Plymouth Utilities/WPPI Recycling Event Successful Thu, 26 May 2016 19:35:04 +0000 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 Tue, 10 May 2016 13:35:18 +0000 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 /

The project information website is:  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

Notice of the Board of Review – Plymouth, WI Tue, 03 May 2016 15:46:51 +0000 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.

Generations Intergenerational Center Tue, 19 Apr 2016 13:39:33 +0000 We’re excited to share this newly delivered video of Generations that was produced by Plymouth’s JJ Burkart of Silverwater Productions:

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



Huson Water Tower

Reconstruction Project


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 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:  (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 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


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