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CITY OF SHEBOYGAN NEWSLETTER - JULY 2017
Help make Sheboygan better daily
Please help shape Sheboygan by taking the City of Sheboygan's annual Community Survey. This brief online survey will help city staff and officials improve the quality of life and services we provide to our community. The survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete and participants have an opportunity to win $100 in Sheboygan County Chamber cash.   Read more here
Popular Annual Financial Report
After the City of Sheboygan audit was complete and the 2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) was presented, the City was able to complete the 2016 Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR). The PAFR is a brief summary of the City's financial activities. It is intended to increase awareness of the City's finances and other activities in a brief snapshot format. If further information is required, the PAFR refers the reader to the CAFR. Copies are available at the Office of the City Clerk, Mead Public Library, Senior Activity Center and the Sheboygan Metro office.    See full report here
City Attorney speaks at annual conference
City Attorney Chuck Adams presented a sectional on immigration issues at the recent Municipal Attorneys Institute in Green Lake, Wisconsin. Adams, along with co-presenters Hugo Rojas of Davis & Kuelthau, S.C. and Jim Korom von Briesen & Roper, S.C., spoke on "Immigration Issues: Sanctuary Cities, Local Authority and Possible Scenarios Coming to a Location Near You." Adam's portion of the presentation focused on recent immigration issues faced in Sheboygan, as well as likely issues that will be faced by cities in Wisconsin in the near future.  Read more here

Sheboygan Quarry & Adventure Park open for summer
The City of Sheboygan is excited to announce that the Sheboygan Quarry & Adventure Park is open for the 2017 summer season. The City of Sheboygan has signed a contract with Mike Miller, owner of EOS Surf Shop, 510 North 8th Street in Downtown Sheboygan, who is taking over management of the Quarry Beach and waterfront this summer, ushering in a new era for the historic Jaycee Park Quarry. Surf shop owner Mike Miller said they will keep what's already working at the beach, such as the inflatable swim area, but also plan to expand offerings at the adventure park. "It's a piece of Sheboygan history. I went there as a kid," Miller said. "I think it has more potential than what is there right now."    Read more here
Levitt AMP Concerts
After flourishing for two years - sparking significant investment in the area and bringing people together in the heart of downtown - the Levitt AMP Sheboygan Music Series will return to John Michael Kohler Arts Center's Festival Green for a third year to further increase community pride, drive the local economy and revitalize formerly dormant public spaces.          For a schedule click here
MEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS:
Learn a new language at the library with Rosetta Stone
Mead Public Library is now offering library cardholders FREE access to  Rosetta Stone
Online courses are available for 30 languages and can be accessed at the library, at home or on the go.   Click here for more information

Help build Mead's Library of Things
Would you be interested in checking out home and garden tools, music instruments, coking equipment and more from the library?

We want to hear from you!

Help us build our Library of Things by taking our survey at:  
Tom Pease coming to Mead Public Library on July 12
Children's entertainer Tom Pease will perform FREE shows at 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 12, in the Rocca Meeting Room.

Seating is limited and tickets will be given out at 9:00 a.m. for the first show and one hour before each subsequent show on a first-come, first served basis.

For more information, call 459-3400, ext. 3422.
2017 Resurfacing Program update
 The City of Sheboygan's 2017 Resurfacing Program is progressing and is in full construction mode. The streets which are currently under construction are Ashland Avenue (South 10th Street to South 17th Street), North 12th Street (Superior Avenue to Geele Avenue) and North 10th Street (Superior Avenue to Geele Avenue). All three of these streets should be completed by the end of July, weather permitting. Construction will begin in the next several weeks on the remaining streets associated with the 2017 Resurfacing Program.    Read more here
Don't get burned with a fine. Be aware of fire ring regulations along the Lake Michigan shoreline.
With the 4th of July holiday just days away, it is a good time to review the city ordinance regarding fires on the beach. The City of Sheboygan provides four recreational fire rings along the shoreline of Lake Michigan for public use. They are located north of Deland Beach, near North Point Park. Any other fire on the beach is prohibited. For more information on shoreline recreational fire regulations, see attached document. Shoreline Recreational Fire Rings
Garbage collection/Recycling Center schedule for week of July 4th
There will be no garbage/recycling pick-up on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Please note the difference in the following collection schedule for the week of July 3 through July 8.
Stay Safe - DON'T DROWN - in the Great Lakes
The Great Lakes Water Safety Consortium is a "community of BEST practice" bringing together first responders, community leaders, park rangers, research scientists, lifeguards, meteorologists, survivors, loved ones, and other water safety advocates.         Read Lifesaving Water Safety Tips
Sheboygan Squared beautification efforts
Sheboygan's Business District, Sheboygan Squared, has launched new beautification and street-scaping efforts throughout the District, making Downtown Sheboygan bright and inviting while providing district identification. Included in the enhancements are an abundance of flowers in the new floral planters. These plantings will be done by the members of the Town and Country Garden Club. The mid-block light post planters have also been refreshed with flowers. These additions build on the changes that were started last year. Those changes include the addition of flower boxes in front of stores, planters placed in pedestrian alley ways and new alley light strings to brighten these walkways in the evening. The resulting bursts of color are beautiful to see and welcoming to residents and visitors alike.       Read more here
Protecting the Beach Restoration during the 4th of July and beyond
It is hard to believe, but the 4th of July is right around the corner. As we approach the summer swimming season, city staff wants to remind residents and visitors about the enhancements to the north and south beaches. In the fall of 2016, a beach restoration project addressed two main concerns on our beaches. The large storm sewer outfall at the end of Michigan Avenue at the north beach was retrofitted and a berm was created at the end of the discharge to allow storm water runoff to infiltrate into the sand, purify the water and penetrate into Lake Michigan. The purpose of this project was to eliminate the direct discharge of storm water into Lake Michigan and to stop the pooling of water on Lake Michigan.    Read more here
Park Department reaches new high
For the last several years the Park Department has rented a 125 foot snorkel lift from United Rentals to service the 232 ball diamond lights located at Wildwood Softball Complex, Sheboygan A's Hardball, and Kiwanis Park diamonds. It takes about a week for the City Electricians to systematically go through the electrical system replacing bad lamps, faulty ballasts, and damaged wiring. When not in use, the City Forestry Division utilizes the lift for trimming trees that cannot be reached by their own lift.     Read more here
Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative
The City of Sheboygan is a member of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative (GLSLCI). Mayors of the GLSLCI are a unique and united political voice who are active in the protection, restoration and enhancement of the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River, improving the quality of life for this immense region's population. By using their integrated approach to environmental issues, the Cities Initiative's 130 Canadian and American mayors form a force to ensure the long-term sustainability of these precious resources for future generations.   Read more here
Mayor Vandersteen testifying in support of tax fairness
Mayor Vandersteen is testifying today in support of legislation that would close the Dark Store Loophole and bring fairness back to the tax system. Sheboygan is joining city, village and county leaders from across Wisconsin who are concerned about the potential shift in property taxes to residential and other taxpayers if the proposed legislation is not enacted.

"In the last seven years $1,529,219 in property tax that should have been paid by Memorial Mall and Walgreens in Sheboygan was shifted to residential and small business owners in our community. The Bills that are being considered by the State Legislature can correct this growing problem; I'm in Madison today to stress the importance of closing this loophole." Read more here
National Night Out is Tuesday, August 1st
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
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