City of Plymouth Wisconsin Plymouth Wisconsin City Government Tue, 01 Sep 2015 16:39:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Renewable Energy Grants Available to Non-Profits Tue, 01 Sep 2015 16:39:18 +0000 One community opted to install a solar photovoltaic system on the roof of its 75-year-old city hall to generate some of the city’s electricity from the sun (Plymouth).  In another community, a church installed solar panels on its roof, which is expected to save the congregation $2,000 a year in energy costs and demonstrate a commitment to sustainability.  Both were awarded grants from the Renewable Energy Grants for Non-Profits RFP program, offered by Plymouth Utilities and power supplier WPPI Energy.

The program awards up to $25,000 per project for selected renewable energy projects that help lower energy costs and promote a commitment to the environment.  Schools, universities, units of government, and other 501(c)(3) IRS qualified entities served by Plymouth Utilities and other WPPI Energy member utilities may apply.

The total funding received – through the utility, WPPI Energy and statewide programs such as Focus on Energy in Wisconsin and Efficiency UNITED in Michigan – may not exceed 50% of the project’s total cost.

Applications are due Jan. 1, 2016, for the next round of funding, which will be awarded on Jan. 29, 2016. See for more information and application materials, or contact Energy Services Representative Frank Barth at 920-893-1471.

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Consider Utility Lines, Equipment When Planting Wed, 26 Aug 2015 13:24:27 +0000 Late summer and early fall can be a good time to plant shrubs and trees – which is why Plymouth Utilities reminds customers to take care around utility equipment and to plan ahead before digging.

Many homes have a green metal box – a padmounted transformer – in the front yard. These boxes contain high-voltage utility equipment that utility crews must be able to access immediately in the event of equipment failure or a power outage, and ventilation must be maintained for safety.  Flowers and ornamental grasses can be used to camouflage the equipment without obstructing it.   Ask the utility before planting trees and shrubs or building a fence near a transformer.

To be safe, caution children not to play on or around equipment, which could be hot or have sharp edges.

Customers should also take care when digging in the yard – underground gas and electric lines can be buried just a foot deep and cause serious injury if hit.   Before planting a tree or shrub or digging a trench, contact Diggers Hotline by dialing 811 or 1-800-242-8511, or visiting www.diggershotline.comCall or make a request online three working days before digging to allow enough time for a utility worker to mark the location of any buried lines.

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Fundraising for 133 E. Mill St., Plymouth Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:19:07 +0000 11892244_717490871690320_5398327141158146909_n

Commemorative posters are available for purchase for $20 at Plymouth City Hall, 128 Smith St., Plymouth Utilities, 900 County Road PP, the Plymouth Arts Center, 520 E. Mill St., and the Exchange Bank, 301 E. Mill St.  Proceeds from the sale will be used towards the rehabilitation of 133 E Mill St.  133 E Mill St. is currently owned by the Plymouth Redevelopment Authority (RDA).

Did you know that the RDA established a fund at the Lakeshore Community Foundation?

The Plymouth Downtown Community Initiatives Fund was established at the Lakeshore Community Foundation by the Plymouth Redevelopment Authority and the City of Plymouth in order to support downtown community initiatives that promote historic renovation and rehab of downtown properties, beautification projects, capacity building, and overall revitalization activities that help to promote the long-term viability of downtown Plymouth.

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.

If you do not wish to purchase a poster but would like to donate to the rehab project and renovation of 133 E. Mill St., the potential Stayer Park redevelopment project, or another initiative that would benefit the downtown or community, please feel free to contact Brian Yerges, City Administrator/Utilities Manager at 920-893-1271, ext. 311.

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The City of Plymouth is holding an Open House and Public Informational Meeting regarding draft elements of the Mullet River Corridor Plan.  The open house is scheduled from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm with a formal presentation by MSA Professional Services at 5:30 pm.  The meeting will be held at Plymouth Utilities, 900 County Road PP, Plymouth, WI 53073.  Discussion topics covered include options for short and long term trail improvements, Stayer Park redevelopment proposal, and design options for keeping the Plymouth Mill Pond Dam and removal of the dam.

Levee Wall Perspective

Downtown Riverfront Concept

Mill Pond Improvement Alternative

Stayer Park Gateway Perspective

Downtown Park Re-imagined

Mill Pond Alternative Concept

Mullet River Trail Planned Improvements

Dam Removal Alternative Concept




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Pedal Power at Mill Street Festival Mon, 10 Aug 2015 20:48:06 +0000 Plymouth Utilities joined the fun at the 2015 Mill Street Festival with activities and prizes for all ages.   Children from ages three and up competed for a $25 chamber dollar prize in the Plymouth Utilities Energy Conservation Coloring Contest.  5 winners were chosen from 64 contestants. Both children and adults tested their strength on the Pedal Power generator.  By riding a bicycle, participants could see for themselves how much energy it takes to power different types and quantities of light bulbs.


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Pickle Ball Has Arrived at Lone Oak Park Mon, 03 Aug 2015 19:53:11 +0000 20150731_131814 (2)

Plymouth residents can now play Pickle Ball at Lone Oak Park.  The court is open on a first-come, first-served basis.

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WPPI Summer Power Report Newsletter Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:44:31 +0000 The 2015 Summer Report from WPPI features member city Plymouth, Wisconsin.   Click here for a printable copy of the report.

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Plymouth Redevelopment Authority Receives $.5 Million Grant Thu, 09 Jul 2015 19:12:57 +0000 The Plymouth Redevelopment Authority, an economic development group in Plymouth, announced the receipt of a $500,000 grant through the Lakeshore Community Foundation for the Plymouth Downtown Community Initiatives Fund.  The Downtown Community Initiatives Fund is a funding mechanism the Plymouth Redevelopment Authority established through the Lakeshore Community Foundation.

The grant funds are to be used for the rehab and redevelopment of 133 E. Mill St. in Downtown Plymouth.  The property was acquired by the City of Plymouth in 2014 from Sheboygan County as a result of a tax foreclosure action.  The property was left undeveloped after a local area developer started to rehab the property prior to the last recession.  The Plymouth Redevelopment Authority continues planning efforts to rehab the property with the potential of a cheese themed store.

Brian Yerges, City Administrator/Utilities Manager stated that “This is an important piece of funding to move forward with saving a historic structure in downtown Plymouth.  We will continue to look at all avenues of securing funds to save the building and help make it a destination in our community again.”  Lee Gentine, RDA Chairman, says, “We established the Downtown Community Initiatives Fund with the Lakeshore Community Foundation as a funding mechanism to gather community support for projects that benefit the downtown area.  We hope to promote this as a tool for additional funding for 133 E. Mill Street as well as other downtown initiatives.”

The Plymouth Redevelopment Authority (RDA) encourages interested individuals or businesses to consider making a donation to the Plymouth Downtown Community Initiatives Fund by contacting the Lakeshore Community Foundation.  Anonymous donations are also encouraged.  For more information about the Lakeshore Community Foundation please visit or contact by phone at 920-458-1920 or 920-682-5222.

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, pedestrian lighting and green spaces including the River Walk corridor.


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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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