City of Plymouth Wisconsin Plymouth Wisconsin City Government Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:04:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Construction Started at 133 E. Mill Street Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:06:55 +0000 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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Contact the City Clerk’s Office:
  • 128 Smith Street, P. O. Box 107, Plymouth, WI 53073
  • 920-893-1271
  • Clerk Patricia Huberty –
  • Office hours 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday







Celebrate Public Power Week With Plymouth Utilities & WPPI Wed, 21 Sep 2016 20:54:45 +0000 Plymouth is one of only 2,000 public power communities in the US.  As a not-for-profit utility company, we provide stable rates, reliable service and local control.  Join us as we celebrate Public Power Week:


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Regional Library System Merger Thu, 08 Sep 2016 18:26:44 +0000 Plymouth’s Public Library system will soon merge with other library systems from Dodge, Washington, and Ozaukee counties.  The merger is the first of its kind in Wisconsin and will bring benefits to all participating communities:

  • Library cards will be accepted at any of the libraries.
  • By early 2017, over 500,000 new items will be available through the EASICAT system .
  • Cost savings will allow improved services for both libraries and patrons.

Library system headquarters will remain in Sheboygan for now, and Mead Public Library will be the new Resource Library for the new system.

Milwaukee Street Railroad Crossing Closure Wed, 31 Aug 2016 20:06:30 +0000 Final Decision issued by the State of Wisconsin Commissioner of Railroads

Plymouth, WI – The final decision by the State of Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Railroads has been issued as of Wednesday August 31, 2016 for the Milwaukee Street railroad crossing resulting in the mandated crossing closure.   The ruling requires that the City of Plymouth and Wisconsin & Southern Railroad work together to close the crossing to vehicular and pedestrian traffic by October 31, 2016.  A joint written plan and schedule for closure must also be filed with the Commissioner of Railroads by October 1, 2016.  A turnaround near the termini of Milwaukee Street must be built by April 30, 2017.   The City of Plymouth will commence work on meeting the requirements of the order immediately.

A PDF of the final order is available here.

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.