City of Plymouth Wisconsin http://www.ciplywi.com Plymouth Wisconsin City Government Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:10:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 WI Southern Railroad Project Updates http://www.ciplywi.com/2015/03/03/wi-southern-railroad-project-updates/ http://www.ciplywi.com/2015/03/03/wi-southern-railroad-project-updates/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:56:30 +0000 http://www.ciplywi.com/?p=3669 The ongoing project to connect the rail line between Plymouth and Sheboygan Falls will progress through October of 2015.  A pre-construction meeting was held in February at Plymouth City Hall outlining safety, the project overview and proposed schedule.

Updates and announcements will be posted as they arise.

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Plymouth’s Intergenerational Community Honored http://www.ciplywi.com/2015/02/23/plymouths-intergenerational-community-honored/ http://www.ciplywi.com/2015/02/23/plymouths-intergenerational-community-honored/#comments Mon, 23 Feb 2015 21:00:27 +0000 http://www.ciplywi.com/?p=3657 The intergenerational community in Plymouth has been honored for its hard work and dedication by the receipt of an award for 2015 Best Intergenerational Community.  Communities that exhibit exceptional creativity and innovation in intergenerational activities are recognized by Generations United and MetLife Foundation, national organizations that sponsor the contest.

Details of the contest and features about the winners are available in a printable brochure.  Click here to download the brochure.

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K9 Initiative Started http://www.ciplywi.com/2015/02/23/k9-initiative-started/ http://www.ciplywi.com/2015/02/23/k9-initiative-started/#comments Mon, 23 Feb 2015 18:59:48 +0000 http://www.ciplywi.com/?p=3631 The Plymouth Police Department is proud to announce it is launching a fundraising campaign for the addition of a K-9 unit to our department. Throughout the state of Wisconsin, there has been an increase in drug related crimes and particularly disturbing, a steady increase in the use of heroin. The City of Plymouth is not immune from these problems, 3 dogs imageand our officers have seen firsthand the overdoses and deaths that heroin and other drugs cause in our community. We have realized the need for change, and the addition of a K-9 unit would be a welcome tool to assist our officers in our effort to combat this growing trend.
Plymouth Police Chief Jeffrey Tauscheck states that “the predominant tool for law enforcement in the detection of illegal drugs is a canine unit.” Sheboygan County currently has only three K-9 units. The Plymouth Police Department would like to fill the deficiency in western Sheboygan County by acquiring a K-9 unit to assist officers in our area. The K-9 unit would compliment the existing K-9’s and would be available to help combat illegal drug activity county-wide. The dog would be certified in detecting marijuana, heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine’s. Their keen sense of smell is unmatched by any human police officer.
Sheboygan County District Attorney Joe DeCecco supports the Plymouth Police Department’s decision to obtain a K-9 unit. He states, “The problem with heroin has exploded in the county, and 5-7 years ago it was hardly heard of.” There is a marked increase in the use of heroin in our county and he currently has six heroin death prosecution cases that are pending. The first occurred only four years ago. In 2014, there were ninety-four drug search warrants executed with thirty-four being heroin search warrants.
A K-9 unit would be on day to day patrol with its handler and accessible for traffic stops, available for educational purposes to local schools and civic groups, and it would fill the requests of local schools for canine searches throughout the school year. Canines can search a building in a fraction of the time it would take an officer.
The Sheboygan County Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Enforcement Group (MEG) unit utilizes a K-9 unit on many occasions and supports the addition of another K-9 in the county. K-9’s are used most often on traffic stops to indicate if a vehicle may be transporting heroin, cocaine, marijuana, ecstasy and other narcotic drugs. Chief Mike Meeusen of the Elkhart Lake Police Department also supports adding a K-9 unit and states, “This will be a good addition to the law enforcement community. The western portion of Sheboygan County will benefit from this K-9 patrol.”
The K-9 unit will be completely funded by donations from local businesses, community organizations, private citizens and grant/foundation monies. Our goal is to raise $60,000 to implement a K-9 unit at the agency. This will cover the cost of the dog, handler training, fully equipping a K-9 squad and the yearly cost for food and veterinary bills. After the initial investment, the yearly cost for annual recertification, food and veterinary bills is expected to be approximately $1,750. The typical service life of a drug-detection canine is approximately nine years. Charitable contributions to the K-9 fund are tax-deductible under section 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code.
With this goal in mind, we will be offering a unique incentive for the first three corporate donations at or above the $10,000 level. For a donation of $10,000 or more, recognition will be prominently displayed on the new K-9 squad.
This is a great opportunity to address a specific law-enforcement need in our community, making Plymouth and Sheboygan County a safer place to live. Donations of any amount will be greatly appreciated. If you have further questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact Chief Jeffrey G. Tauscheck at (920) 893-6541. More information can be found at:

  • www.plymouthgov.com/police
  • FaceBook site https://www.facebook.com/PlymouthPoliceDepartment
  • You may also Donate at www.gofundme.com/PlymouthK9.

Deputy Chief Chris Ringel
Plymouth Police Deprtment

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Plymouth Utilities Report: Winter 2014-2015 http://www.ciplywi.com/2015/02/20/plymouth-utilities-report-winter-2014-2015/ http://www.ciplywi.com/2015/02/20/plymouth-utilities-report-winter-2014-2015/#comments Fri, 20 Feb 2015 21:36:16 +0000 http://www.ciplywi.com/?p=3629 Plymouth_Final_200U (1)_Page_1

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Plymouth Parks & Rec Looking for Furniture Donation http://www.ciplywi.com/2015/02/17/plymouth-parks-rec-looking-for-furniture-donation/ http://www.ciplywi.com/2015/02/17/plymouth-parks-rec-looking-for-furniture-donation/#comments Tue, 17 Feb 2015 20:31:10 +0000 http://www.ciplywi.com/?p=3618 Do you have a couch or chair you would like to get rid of? We are looking for a couch and three large, comfortable chairs for use in the parks and recreation department. The items need to be in good condition and will be picked up by a city crew. If you are interested in making a donation, please send a photo of the item along with your contact information to twilliamson@plymouthutilities.com.

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Upcoming Historic District Designation a Boon for Downtown Plymouth http://www.ciplywi.com/2015/02/16/historic-district-designation-a-boon-for-downtown-plymouth/ http://www.ciplywi.com/2015/02/16/historic-district-designation-a-boon-for-downtown-plymouth/#comments Mon, 16 Feb 2015 21:14:18 +0000 http://www.ciplywi.com/?p=3593 “Legacy Architecture, Inc. of Sheboygan has begun work on a National Register of Historic Places historic district nomination for East Mill Street in downtown Plymouth. The district will stretch approximately from Caroline Street to North Street and will include roughly fifty historic commercial properties.  The research and nomination documentation will completed during the months of February and March.  It is anticipated that the nomination will be presented to the State Historic Preservation Review Board for listing in the Wisconsin Register of Historic Places in May or August of 2015, with listing in the National Register of Historic Places coming in the preceding months.  Once listed, property owners will be eligible to take  advantage of federal and state historic tax credits for building repairs and improvements and will be in a better economic advantage to preserve their historic buildings.  If members of the public have any historical information or archive photographs on the properties within the district, please feel free to contact Rowan Davidson at Legacy Architecture at (920) 783-6303 or at  email to: rdavidson@legacy-architecture.com

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The State of the Electric Utility: 2015 Annual Survey Report http://www.ciplywi.com/2015/02/09/the-state-of-the-electric-utility-2015-annual-survey-report/ http://www.ciplywi.com/2015/02/09/the-state-of-the-electric-utility-2015-annual-survey-report/#comments Mon, 09 Feb 2015 21:31:27 +0000 http://www.ciplywi.com/?p=3586 Electric utilities are faced with a future of tremendous change and uncertainty, largely triggered by advancements in grid technology, new regulatory models and heightened customer expectations. Utility Dive surveyed more than 400 utility execs to reveal how utility leaders plan to address these challenges in a free report.

Download the 2015 survey report

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Filling the Potholes: A New Look at Funding Local Transportation in Wisconsin http://www.ciplywi.com/2015/02/03/filling-the-potholes-a-new-look-at-funding-local-transportation-in-wisconsin/ http://www.ciplywi.com/2015/02/03/filling-the-potholes-a-new-look-at-funding-local-transportation-in-wisconsin/#comments Tue, 03 Feb 2015 19:21:24 +0000 http://www.ciplywi.com/?p=3547 This comprehensive report published by the Local Government Institute and authorized by the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance looks at the economic impact of delaying investment in local transportation infrastructure.  While it is a serious subject, the LGI wanted to make sure that they created a good buzz on the issue and got their message across, so they commissioned a fun and informative three minute whiteboard video.   You can see it here: http://bit.ly/LGIPotholevideo .

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Plymouth Wins Award for New Reservoir http://www.ciplywi.com/2015/01/22/plymouth-wins-award-for-new-reservoir/ http://www.ciplywi.com/2015/01/22/plymouth-wins-award-for-new-reservoir/#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:49:45 +0000 http://www.ciplywi.com/?p=3507 In Fall of 2013 the Plymouth Common Council approved construction of the city’s first new water reservoir since 1941.  The city hired Kapur and Associates, an engineering consulting firm out of Milwaukee, to design the reservoir.  Kapur & Assoc. chose a tilt-up design in which the reservoir is put together just as the name implies.  For this style of construction, the walls are formed and poured on the ground then when dry are tilted up into place.

A local concrete supplier, VanDerVart Concrete Products, provided Ready Mix concrete for the project.  They also nominated the reservoir’s design for a Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete award.

The award for the Tilt-Up design category was presented to the Director of Public Works and City Engineer, Bill Immich, on January 15, 2015.

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Park Shelter Reservations Begin Monday, February 2 http://www.ciplywi.com/2015/01/21/park-shelter-reservations-begin-monday-february-2/ http://www.ciplywi.com/2015/01/21/park-shelter-reservations-begin-monday-february-2/#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 19:45:23 +0000 http://www.ciplywi.com/?p=3510 City of Plymouth park facility reservations will begin Monday, February 2 at 7:30 a.m. in the Clerk’s Office at Plymouth City Hall, 128 Smith Street. The Smith Street doors will open at 6:30 am. Early morning applicants must use this entrance. Arrivals should take a number so they are served in the order in which they arrive. Rental forms will be available. Park shelter rental fees are: $50 for resident, $100 for non-resident, $100 for Plymouth business, $200 for non-Plymouth business.
Bandshell/Gazebo and Rotary Park shelter rentals require a security deposit at time of reservation. Security deposit rates are $50 for parties fewer than 50 people and $100 for parties over 50 people. Security deposits for all other park shelter locations are due at time of key pickup. Payments can be made with cash or check. Checks must be made payable to the City of Plymouth.

 

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