Port Exploreum Talk - September 3, 2015 - Free Admission - Limited Seating
Dive into the history hidden beneath the waves of Lake Michigan with renowned underwater archaeologist Tamara Thomsen. Join her on a tour of shipwrecks of Wisconsin's Proposed National Marine Sanctuary. Learn how Wisconsin Historical Society documents them and their artifacts – including shipwrecks in the Port Washington area, such as the 1856 sinking of the side-wheel steamer Niagara, which caught fire south of Belgium and led to 60 passengers being tragically lost. For more information, please see the Coastal Awareness Month flyer.
The Tall Ship S/V Denis Sullivan Returns!
Just a few more days until the magnificent tall ship Denis Sullivan returns for her final engagement in "Our Home Port" this year! Seats are still available for public sails over Labor Day weekend. Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity to experience Wisconsin's flagship and the world's only recreation of a 19th century three-masted Great Lakes schooner offering sails to the public!
For a full listing of sail opportunities out of Port Washington and to reserve a seat, individuals can book online via the Discovery World website at: http://www.discoveryworld.org/…/s…/sails-in-port-washington/. Special Family Sails are also available on certain dates, and discounts for Seniors, Veterans and Active-Duty Military are being offered. To purchase or learn more, please call Reservations at (414) 765-8625.
Special thanks to our City business partner, Ansay & Associates, for their generous support of our marketing efforts! This radio commercial, broadcast to a statewide audience on 620 WTMJ this week, is courtesy of their partnership with and investment in our great City of Port Washington. Thank you, Ansay & Associates!
Read the original press release here. Click on any of the images below to enlarge.
The City of Port Washington Water Department will be flushing hydrants in the City during the weeks of September 8-11, 2015, September 14-18, 2015 and September 21-25, 2015. Because of the possibility of discoloring of your water due to disturbance of mains, we advise if it is at all possible, that you refrain from washing clothes between the hours of 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. during these weeks. If you have any questions, please contact David Ewig, Water Superintendent, at 284-2172.
All streets in the Hidden Hills (Bielinski) subdivision will be milled and paved (finished asphalt surface) next week. This will complete their infrastructure improvements.
Roofing Scam Alert
The Port Washington Police Department warns of traveling suspects using roofing scam targeting elderly victims totaling over $1,000,000 in losses throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota. For more information, please read the alert issued.
The City of Port Washington Adult Community Senior Center is accepting applications for a part-time Senior Center Assistant. The W.J. Niederkorn Library is accepting applications for a part-time Circulation I position. For more information, please visit our Employment page.
Rain Barrel Art Auction
Read the press release here! Area artists painted rain barrels with unique, custom designs all day on Saturday, August 22, 2015 in Coal Dock Park, on Main Street, and in other areas of the city. Now it is time to bid on your favorite rain barrels online at www.BiddingOwl.com/CityOfPortWashington from August 23 - September 13, 2015! This event is hosted by the Environmental Planning Committee. Click here to learn more.
Trick Or Treat Hours
Trick Or Treat will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
The Blues Factory
For more information regarding The Blues Factory proposal, please check out the following links:
The Blues Factory proposal for the North Slip area
North Slip Parking Lot Request For Proposal Update
Mayor Mlada's video presentation
The Blues Factory Proposal FAQs
Milwaukee Business Journal article
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article
Ozaukee Magazine article
The Blues Factory Facebook page
The Blues Factory website
Local Business Spotlight in Journal Sentinel
Port Washington's very own Daily Baking Co. is reviewed in the Journal Sentinel, with a shout-out to Bernie's Fine Meats. Read the full story here!
Environmental Planning Website
Want to keep up to date with Environmental Planning news? The City of Port Washington Environmental Planning Committee has a new website. Visit it here!
Economic Development Website
Want to keep up to date with Economic Development news? The City of Port Washington Economic Development Committee has a new website. Visit it here!
New Water Safety Campaign
Sea Grant programs and partners in the Great Lakes region are announcing a new water safety campaign, Be Current Smart. The campaign includes tips for parents to keep a close eye on children while they're near the water's edge or in the water. For more information, visit the Current Smart website at: www.currentsmart.org, join the discussion on Twitter at: #currentsmart or check out: Dangerous Currents Facebook page.
Brush Collection Schedule, Requirements and Information
Ever wonder what the schedule is for brush collection at your residence? What types of items you may put out for collection? What the Street Yard hours are? To find out, please visit our Public Works page and bookmark us!
2014 Consumer Confidence/Water Quality Report
The new City of Port Washington 2014 Consumer Confidence Report is now available to view online. Click here to view.
Click here to download the Downtown Redevelopment Sites Plan (CDS - Community Design Solution). The download is in PDF format.
Comprehensive Plan: 2035
Click here to view the City of Port Washington Comprehensive Plan.