News & Updates


Wood Chips Available at Drop Off Site

The Department is receiving inquiries regarding the availability of wood chips. The City has always made wood chips available for residents. These wood chips are generated from our tree removal operations and the quality is fair but not what you would expect when you order it from a landscaping company. The City has a self-serve station at the City Drop Off Site. A resident can pick up wood chips at the Drop Off Site during Drop Off Site hours. Click here for Drop Off Site hours.  

2019 Department of Public Works Annual Reports 

2019 - DPW Annual Report
2019 - Storm Water Annual Report
2019 - Recycling Annual Report 

WIS 794 (Lake Parkway) - PROJECT UPDATE   

The construction of WIS 794 (Lake Parkway) has been advanced from a 2022 to a 2021 construction season. There are no other changes to the design or traffic control on this project. Click here for more information. 

Curbside Pick Up of Bulk Items Now Available at Resident's Request

As part of the 2020 Budget the Common Council eliminated the need for residents to haul bulk items to the City Drop-Off site. Residents who pay a garbage cart fee can now arrange to have one bulk item pick-up in front of their home at the curb. For 2020, the pick-up is available up until December 1st. Yard waste, appliances and extra recycling is not part of the special pick-up and residents shall continue to take these items to the City’s Drop-Off site. For more information on the pick-up and how to arrange for one please visit Curbside Pick Up Info  

Newly Seeded Parkway Areas – Please Water

The City may have recently replaced parkway areas damaged by tree removal or utility work in front of your property.  In order for the grass to establish itself it needs water daily for about three weeks.  Without water the grass cannot germinate but for some reason weeds need little water.  Although we stick information in resident’s door asking them to water the newly seeded areas – we are posting this information in the hopes that it will reach more people to do so.  Do to budgetary constraints the Department is unable to redo these areas.

Garbage & Recycling Updates 

Do Not Place Junk or Yard Waste on the Parkway, Alley or In the Street  
The City does not pick-up these items and if they are found within the public right of way they will be removed and the property owner will be charged for their removal.  Minimum charge is $180. 

Dumpsters on the Street 
Before a dumpster can be placed on a City street please contact the Public works Department for a permit.  

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