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CITY OF SHEBOYGAN NEWSLETTER - DECEMBER 2017
Location change for the December 4 City Council meeting
The City Council meeting scheduled for Monday, December 4, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. will be held in the Sheboygan County Courthouse, 615 North 6th Street in the County Board Chambers on the south side of the fifth floor. The handicapped entrance is located on the west side of the building and can be accessed via 6th Street to New York Avenue. This change was necessary because the elevator at City Hall is closed for repairs and waiting for delivery of a back ordered replacement part.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
The City of Sheboygan is working with several community groups that have Christmas projects for the benefit of the community.

The Christmas trees at the fountain at Mead Public Library have been decorated for the Christmas season by the city with assistance from the Sheboygan Squared Business District and Brilliant Landscapes. The lights on the evergreen trees surrounding the fountain have been connected to a computer system that will make them dance to the holiday music. Music will be heard on a speaker system and a low power FM signal at 87.7 that can be picked up on your car radio as you drive by on 8th Street. Read more here
Age Friendly Community membership
On November 20, the City of Sheboygan received a certificate of membership into the AARP/World Health organization's network of communities working towards becoming an Age Friendly Community. Sam Wilson, Director of AARP Wisconsin, presented the certificate to the Mayor at the city council meeting.
Winter Parking Rules
The City of Sheboygan instituted winter parking rules in the year 2000. The winter parking rules help the Department of Public Works remove snow from both sides of the street during snow and ice occurrences without calling a snow emergency. The rules also help the police department identify abandoned vehicles. Read rules here
New snow emergency proposal
Due to the lack of declaring snow emergencies, Mayor Vandersteen has asked the Department of Public Works to review the current Snow Emergency Ordinance. The Mayor believes that if the current ordinance is not needed then it should be updated or eliminated.

The Department of Public Works completed an analysis of the current Snow Emergency Ordinance that examined the current snow plowing operations, past snow plowing operations, and practices of peer municipalities. Read more here
Free Fares Days this Holiday Season
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
SHEBOYGAN PRESS
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2017

Reprinted with permission from Roberta Filicky-Peneski, Chair of the Sehboygan Redevelopment Authority.

On Tuesday, October 25 and Wednesday, October 26, I attended the Wisconsin Downtown Summit held in Sheboygan and organized by the Wisconsin Downtown Action Council. More than 90 city planning professionals from around the state were in attendance. Both the City of Sheboygan and Sheboygan Squared were among the event sponsors. Read more here
Sheboygan recognized for performance management leadership
International City/County Management Association (ICMA) has recognized the City of Sheboygan as a recipient of the 2017 Certificate of Achievement in Performance Management. Sheboygan is one of three jurisdictions in the state, 52 nationwide receiving this recognition. This award acknowledges Sheboygan's commitment to collect, analyze and report data transparently. Read more here
Attention! Are you interested in running for an elected office?
The office of City of Sheboygan Alderperson will be open in all Districts in the city during the Spring 2018 Election. Candidates may begin circulation of their nomination papers on or after December 1, 2017. The deadline to file candidacy papers with the City Clerk is by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. A candidacy informational packet may be obtained from the City Clerk's Office (828 Center Avenue, Suite 100). Please call (920)459-3361 with any questions. Read more here

Help Wanted! Election Poll workers wanted for 2018 elections
Seeking Poll Workers to provide services on Election Day two-four times per year. Duties include: registering new voters, poll list check in, issuing ballots, counting ballots, etc. Requirements: good with people and the general public, detail orientated, good penmanship, ability to sit or stand for long periods of time, willing to work in any one of eight polling sites located throughout the city. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. We offer full-day and half-day shifts. Training is provided. Applications are available in the City Clerk's Office located at City Hall (828 Center Avenue, Suite 100). Call (920) 459-3361 for additional information.
Keep the fires burning safely during the holidays and throughout the year
Thoughts of lit candles conjure up idyllic and wonderful scenes. While candles are a beautiful addition to holiday decor, if not used properly, they can be deadly. That's why the Sheboygan Fire Department is reminding you of the need for care and caution with your candles.

Candle fires are four times more likely to occur during the winter holidays than any other time of year. The top three holidays for candle fires (2012-2016) were Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day with the month of December being the peak month when candle fire incidents nearly doubled. In December, 11% of candle fires began with candle decorations, a 7% increase in comparison to the rest of the year. Read more here
Shaw Family Playground, first universally designed playground, coming to Evergreen Park in 2018
Sheboygan County schools and parks currently have no fully accessible ADA playgrounds. The mission of this project is to remove every barrier possible to allow each and every child the opportunity to experience unorganized, imaginative play alongside their peers on a safe and accessible playground. For many children, so often left out on the sidelines, this will be their first experience at inclusive play and unrestrained FUN!

Ryan and Angie Shaw became parents to conjoined twins when Angie gave birth to Mateo and McHale in 2006. In September of that year, a team of 65 medical professionals spent 19 hours separating the spinal cord the boys shared. Knowing the challenges their children would encounter inspired the Shaws to build a universally designed playground, so they went into action in 2008. Now the boys are healthy, in school and have friends they want to share a playground and park with. Construction will begin in the Spring of 2018 on the southeast corner of Evergreen Park in Sheboygan.
Street resurfacing wrap-up
by Mayor Mike Vandersteen
P = Proposed  A = Actual
Now that our 2017 street resurfacing projects are wrapping up in the City of Sheboygan, I wanted to give the community an update on the work that was accomplished by the Department of Public Works. Consistent with the City of Sheboygan's recently adopted Strategic Plan, they launched the most aggressive street resurfacing program that the city has seen in well over a decade. In the past 10 years we have only resurfaced an average of two miles of streets per year. In the 2017 budget we planned to resurface 5.5 miles of city streets. The Engineering Department has confirmed that 6.12 miles of streets were resurfaced this construction season. It was great to see our goal exceeded by the Department of Public Works. (See graph for 2017 P=Proposed A = Actual)
Thinking big means developing the Innovation Community for Sheboygan County
by Mayor Mike Vandersteen
Recently, the City and the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation announced a new initiative for Indiana Avenue, an Innovation Community. Prior to making the public announcement, the Director of Planning and Development and two representatives from the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation traveled to three Midwestern cities that are in three different stages of developing innovation district/communities. They first visited Cortex in St. Louis which has been in existence for 12 years, the Edney Innovation Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee which is about three years into developing an Innovation Community and Indianapolis, Indiana which just finished the planning stages. What was determined is that Sheboygan lined up the best with the activities that are happening in Chattanooga, Tennessee and the population and demographics are similar to Sheboygan County. Read more here
Holiday garbage schedule
There will be no garbage/recycling pick-up in Sheboygan on Monday, December 25, 2017 (Christmas) or Monday, January 1, 2018 (New Year's Day). Please note the changes in the collection schedule for the weeks of December 25th through 30th and January 1st through 6th. Click here to view schedule
MEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS:
Celebrate the holidays after hours at Mead

You're invited to Mead Public Library's special holiday-themed Late @ the Library: Jolly Folly Day after-hours party featuring arts, crafts, DIY Festivus poles and more.

Holiday sweaters are encouraged. The uglier the better. For adults only. Event is slated for 6-8 p.m., Friday, December 8.
Learn about the 'State of Craft Beer'
Join Mead Public Library staff at 3 Sheeps Brewing Co. for a free author talk with Matthew Janzen , who will discuss his book, "State of Craft Beer," which documents the community impact of Wisconsin's craft beer industry.

The talk is slated for 6-7 p.m., Monday, December 4 at the 3 Sheeps Brewing Taproom, 1837 North Avenue, Sheboygan.

Sponsored by Mead Public Library and 3 Sheeps Brewing Co.
Mead Public Library Newsletter
CITY OFFICIALS
Mayor Mike Vandersteen

828 Center Avenue, Suite 301
Third Floor

Monday thru Friday
8:00 a.m. - Noon, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Phone 920-459-3317
Fax 920-459-0256

mayor.vandersteen@sheboyganwi.gov
  Darrell Hofland
City Administrator

828 Center Avenue
2nd Floor

Monday thru Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Phone: 920-459-3315
Fax: 920-459-3967

darrell.hofland@sheboyganwi.gov
ALDERPERSONS
DISTRICT 1
WARDS 1, 2, 3
TODD WOLF
523 Columbus Avenue
920-226-1698
todd.wolf@sheboyganwi.gov
JOHN BELANGER
2622 North 3rd Street
920-946-2738
john.belanger@sheboyganwi.gov
DISTRICT 2
WARDS 4,5,6,7,8,9
ROMAN DRAUGHON
1702 Alexander Ct.
920-377-0851
roman.draughon@sheboyganwi.gov
RONALD RINDFLEISCH
2301 North 36th Place
920-457-9235
ronald.rindfleisch@sheboyganwi.gov

DISTRICT 3
WARDS 10,11, 12
ROSEMARIE TRESTER
2110 North 9th Street
920-452-3166
rosemarie.trester@sheboyganwi.gov
MIKE DAMROW
1955 North 4th Street
920-918-2115
mike.damrow@sheboyganwi.gov
DISTRICT 4
WARDS 13,14,15
ANDY ROSS
310 St. Clair Avenue
920-457-9426
andy.ross@sheboyganwi.gov
MARY LYNNE DONOHUE
418 St. Clair Avenue
920-458-1027
marylynne.donohue@sheboyganwi.gov
DISTRICT 5
WARDS 16,17,18
MARKUS SAVAGALIO
2423 Center Avenue
262-745-5154
markus.savaglio@sheboyganwi.gov
SCOTT LEWANDOSKE
2201 Erie Avenue, #D104
920-452-5709
scott.lewandoske@sheboyganwi.gov
DISTRICT 6
WARDS 19,20,21
HENRY NELSON
1926 Settlement Trail
920-457-6766
henry.nelson@sheboyganwi.gov
BRYAN BITTERS
911 Georgia Avenue
920-452-5195
bryan.bitters@sheboyganwi.gov
DISTRICT 7
WARDS 22,23
ANDREW SCHNEIDER
2647 W. Riverdale Avenue
920-918-0731
andrew.schneider@sheboyganwi.gov
SUSAN HOLZSCHUH
5016 Moenning Rd.
920-458-5662
susan.holzschuh@sheboyganwi.gov
DISTRICT 8
WARDS 24,25,26
RYAN SORENSON
2421A South 8th Street
920-912-1655
ryan.sorenson@sheboyganwi.gov
JIM BOHREN
1526 Knoll Crest Dr.
920-452-1777
jim.bohren@sheboyganwi.gov