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City of Port Washington - News And Information Archive - 2021

September - 2021

09/23/2021: Water Rate Increase
The Port Washington Municipal Water Utility will file an application on September 23, 2021, with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC), for authority to increase water rates. Rates for general service will increase 3.0 percent. The increase is necessary to reduce the existing deficiency in present rates. The request is being made under Wis. Stat. 196.193. Rate increases granted under this statute do not require a public hearing. The effect of the increase for some selected customers is shown here. Public Fire Protection and Wholesale rates (if applicable) will also increase 3.0 percent. This rate increase will go into effect on November 7, 2021. If you have any questions about the rate increase request, call the Port Washington Municipal Water Utility at (262) 284-5585.

09/21/2021: Common Council/Finance & License Meetings Tonight
The Common Council meeting this evening will begin at 7:45 p.m. due to a prior Joint Meeting with the Common Council and Port Washington-Saukville School District which begins at 6:30 p.m. The Finance & License Committee Meeting this evening is cancelled due to the same prior meeting.

09/20/2021: Assessment Roll and Open Book
The assessment roll for the Year 2021 is available for review starting on the 16th of September, 2021 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Port Washington City Hall. Although Open Book was already held on September 16th with the City Assessor, if you did not attend and would still like to speak with the Assessor regarding your property assessment you can still do so by contacting him to schedule an appointment by telephone by calling 920-749-1995 up until Monday, October 4th. The Board of Review for the City of Port Washington shall hold its meeting on October 6, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. or to adjournment at Port Washington City Hall by scheduled hearing. For more information and documents, please visit the City of Port Washington Board of Review page.

09/17/2021: Request For Proposal - Downtown and Lakefront Master Plan
The City of Port Washington is requesting proposals for planning and design services for the City of Port Washington Downtown and Lakefront Master Plan. For more information, please click here. UPDATE: RFP QUESTIONS AND REPLIES - please click here.

09/16/2021: Garbage/Recycling Pick-Up Information
Beginning Monday, September 20, 2021, the new City of Port Washington garbage and recycling collection provider will be Harter’s Lakeside Disposal, LLC. Harter’s will begin collecting garbage on that Monday using the same green garbage carts that you are using now. A letter will be sent to your household with additional collection services information. To see the letter, please click here.

09/15/2021: Change In Meeting Times
Please note changes to meeting start times beginning in October at City Hall:

COMMON COUNCIL MEETINGS- Beginning on Tuesday, October 5th all future Common Council meetings will be starting at 6:30 p.m.

FINANCE AND LICENSE COMMITTEE MEETINGS- Beginning on Tuesday, October 5th all future Finance and License Committee meetings will be starting at 5:30 p.m.

09/07/2021: Request For Proposal - Downtown and Lakefront Master Plan
The City of Port Washington is requesting proposals for planning and design services for the City of Port Washington Downtown and Lakefront Master Plan. For more information, please click here.

09/02/2021: Assessment Roll and Open Book
The assessment roll for the Year 2021 assessment will be available for review starting on the 16th of September, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Port Washington City Hall. The Board of Review for the City of Port Washington shall hold its meeting on October 6, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. or to adjournment at Port Washington City Hall. For more information and documents, please visit the City of Port Washington Board of Review page.


August - 2021

08/31/2021: Attention City Residents
Week of August 30th: Waste Management will be behind all week with Garbage and Recycling collection. According to Waste Management, they will be short a driver this week. Please leave your Garbage and/or Recycling cart out until they get picked up. Thank you for your patience and cooperation in this matter.

08/26/2021: Hydrant Flushing
The City of Port Washington Water Department will be flushing hydrants in the City from September 7, 2021 through October 29, 2021. 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. to 3 :30 p.m. during these weeks. If you have any questions, please contact Leo Duffrin, Water Supt. at 284-2172.

08/24/2021: Employment Opportunities
The City of Port Washington has an opening for AV Operator and also School Crossing Guard positions. For more information, please visit the City of Port Washington employment page.

08/24/2021: Light Up The Lighthouse
Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at Rotary Park. Join us at dusk to watch our iconic Lighthouse LIGHT UP! Swing by as you stroll the harbor walk from 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. We will be providing FREE glow sticks for the kids, FREE popcorn, games, and FREE refreshments at Rotary Park to celebrate this special moment. If you cannot join us this night, not to worry. The lighthouse will be lit up each and every evening. A special thanks to the Port Washington Main Street, Friends of Port Washington Parks & Rec Inc., John Reichert, and the many others that have donated to support our treasured Lighthouse!

08/24/2021: Wastewater Utility – Rate Change
The base rate for sewer increased as of 03/01/2021. This will be reflected on the billing that will be mailed at the end of May due by June 25, 2021. Below are the 2021 Water & Sewer rates for referencing:

The summer sewer credit has been eliminated as of 3/16/2021. Residents who may have received this credit in the past and feel that they use a significant amount of water that is not discharged to the sanitary sewer, you do have the option of installing a deduct meter. Please contact the Utility Office for additional information at 262-284-5585 ext 1004.

08/23/2021: Port Washington In USA Today
Escape to beautiful beach towns in the Midwest. Port Washington made the Top 10 list! Read about it here.

08/20/2021: IMPACT FEE PROGRAM ANALYSIS
In October of 2020, Staff recommended an analysis of the City’s Impact Fee Program, which had been in existence since 1999. Over the next nine (9) months, the Program was analyzed, conclusions were arrived at, and Staff planned for recommendations to the Common Council. Click here for more information.

08/20/2021: I-43 Reconstruction
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is scheduled to begin reconstruction on I-43 between late August and late 2021. For more information, please click here.

08/20/2021: Trick or Treat Day/Hours
Trick or Treat will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2021 between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

08/17/2021: Attention City Residents
On October 31, 2020, Waste Management, Inc., purchased Advanced Disposal, with whom the City was in year 8 of a 10-year contract to collect, haul, and dispose of the City's refuse and recycling. In the ensuing months, the City experienced a decline in services which Waste Management said was due to new personnel, old equipment, miscommunications, etc. This prompted City officials to have semi-weekly performance meetings in which concerns, and ongoing complaints were discussed, and which Waste Management’s representatives promised to address. Unfortunately, the problems have continued and become worse.

As a result, Waste Management has been notified of the City's decision to terminate the contract and secure another waste hauler. Because Advanced Disposal was the dominant collector in SE Wisconsin prior to its acquisition by Waste Management, numerous other area communities are in the same situation as Port Washington and have reconsidered their continued use of Waste Management’s services due to performance-related issues.

We ask for your continued patience at this time as the City deals with the logistics of physically collecting and disposing of garbage and recycling while the current collector’s services are ending, and the challenges in securing another collector in a market where there are very few businesses.

Please continue to notify Waste Management of any collection problems at 1-888-960-0008 and the City of Port Washington at 262-284-2600.


July - 2021

07/26/2021: Employment Opportunities
The City of Port Washington has openings for Library Assistant/Storyteller, Library Page/Shelver, AV Operator and also School Crossing Guard positions. For more information, please visit the City of Port Washington employment page.

07/26/2021: CITY OF PORT WASHINGTON 2020 – 2030 FUTURE LAND USE UPDATE
The City of Port Washington is updating its Future Land Use Map (Map), which was created in 2008. This Map will be a component of its Comprehensive Plan, and the City will use the Map as a "big picture" guide to inform land use and development decisions. The goal is that such decisions are based upon public input and generally agreed upon strategies, which, hopefully, reflect the city’s vision, build upon its strength’s, and diminish its weakness.

Next Steps and Anticipated Schedule

The tentative schedule for finishing and approving the Map and accompanying text document is:

  • May - June: Post on website the Draft Map and text for public input for at least 30 days.
  • June - July: Revise map and text as needed and post in Final Draft format for a second round of public review.
  • July – August: Public Hearings and Approval Process
To review the Draft map and accompanying document and to provide public comment, visit the Future Land Use Plan webpage.

07/20/2021: CITY CLERKS OFFICE
There will be no Finance & License Committee or Common Council meeting tonight. By ordinance, the month of July only one meeting is held, which was on July 6th. Next month the meetings will be held on schedule, August 3rd and 17th.

07/09/2021: 5-YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
The City of Port Washington invites proposals to provide professional services by facilitating, coordinating, and supporting City elected officials and staff in the development of the City’s first five-year strategic plan. This Plan is going to be a guide for the City of Port Washington to embrace a vision for the future. The City desires a collaborative and comprehensive process that results in an actionable plan with near- and long-term goals, as well as pre-defined measures of success. For the request for proposal (RFP) information, click here. For questions or clarifications of RFP requirements, click here.

07/02/2021: Attention City Residents
Garbage and Recycling for the week of July 5th is a normal garbage and recycling week. This is not a Holiday week for the Garbage and Recycling people. Monday's pick up will be picked up on Monday. Tuesday's pick up will be picked up on Tuesday. Wednesday's pick up will be picked up on Wednesday. Friday's pick up will be picked up on Friday. City Hall will be closed on Monday, July 5th and will re-open on Tuesday, July 6th.


June - 2021

06/28/2021: INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
The City of Port Washington will be celebrating Independence Day on Saturday, July 3, 2021. For more information, please click here.

06/22/2021: 5-YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
The City of Port Washington invites proposals to provide professional services by facilitating, coordinating, and supporting City elected officials and staff in the development of the City’s first five-year strategic plan. This Plan is going to be a guide for the City of Port Washington to embrace a vision for the future. The City desires a collaborative and comprehensive process that results in an actionable plan with near- and long-term goals, as well as pre-defined measures of success. For more information, click here.

06/08/2021: Attention Residents with Monday Recycling
The recycling truck broke down on Monday (06/07/2021). Please leave your recycling carts out. Monday's recycling will be picked up today, Tuesday, June 8th. If you have any questions, please give us a call, 262-284-2600.

06/02/2021: COVID-19 RESOLUTION
On April 7, 2021, the Common Council of the City of Port Washington, Wisconsin, pursuant to Wis. Stat. §§ 323.11 and 323.14, declared that a public health emergency existed within the City of Port Washington and adopted and issued Resolution and Order No. 2021-4, ordering certain measures for City buildings, facilities, property and/or services, and strongly advising persons, businesses, and organizations present within the City to implement and adhere to various health and safety practices and guidelines to control and prevent the spread of COVID-19 or its variants. To read the full resolution, please click here.


May - 2021

05/27/2021: CITY OF PORT WASHINGTON 2020 - 2030 FUTURE LAND USE UPDATE
The City of Port Washington is updating its Future Land Use Map (Map), which was created in 2008. This Map will be a component of its Comprehensive Plan, and the City will use the Map as a "big picture" guide to inform land use and development decisions. The goal is that such decisions are based upon public input and generally agreed upon strategies, which, hopefully, reflect the city's vision, build upon its strength's, and diminish its weakness.

Next Steps and Anticipated Schedule

The tentative schedule for finishing and approving the Map and accompanying text document is:

  • May - June: Post on website the Draft Map and text for public input for at least 30 days.
  • June - July: Revise map and text as needed and post in Final Draft format for a second round of public review.
  • July - August: Public Hearings and Approval Process
To review the Draft map and accompanying document and to provide public comment, including a Survey Questionnaire, Click Here to visit the Future Land Use Plan webpage.

05/11/2021: 2020 Consumer Confidence/Water Quality Report
The new City of Port Washington 2020 Consumer Confidence Report is now available to view online. Click here to view.

05/06/2021: Attention City Residents
As of Monday, May 3, 2021, Waste Management has a new customer service number. It is 1-888-960-0008. You may use this number to report that your garbage or recycling was missed. You may still call the City at 262-284-2600 to also report your garbage or recycling was missed.

05/05/2021: Employment Opportunities
The City of Port Washington has openings for an AV Operator and also School Crossing Guard positions. For more information, please visit the City of Port Washington employment page.

05/03/2021: 2021 REVALUATION
The City is undertaking a revaluation of all taxable properties for the tax year 2021. Currently there are 5 assessors from Associated Appraisal Consultants, Inc. visiting properties throughout the City conducting their assessments. You may see them in your neighborhood over the next two months. They will be wearing ID badges and have information cards with them as well. The purpose of the revaluation is not to raise taxes but rather to provide a fair distribution of the property tax burden based on the market value of each property. For additional information about the Revaluation, please click here: City of Port Washington Assessor page.


April - 2021

04/28/2021: Employment Opportunities
The City of Port Washington has summer jobs with Port Washington Recreation Department and Street Department and also School Crossing Guard positions. For more information, please visit the City of Port Washington employment page.

04/15/2021: Employment Opportunities
The City of Port Washington has a position available for Water Filtration Plant Operator, summer jobs with Port Washington Recreation Department and Street Department and also School Crossing Guard positions. For more information, please visit the City of Port Washington employment page.

04/14/2021: NOTICE TO ALL PROPERTY OWNERS IN THE CITY OF PORT WASHINGTON WHERE ASPHALT DRIVEWAYS OR PARKING LOTS ARE PRESENT
Since 2017, the City of Port Washington has banned the usage of Coal Tar Based Sealants for sealing asphalt driveways, parking lots, or any paved surfaces. Coal tar based sealants contain polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) which are highly toxic to humans and animals, and pollute our waterways, including Lake Michigan.

Please be aware that the private, public, or commercial sale or usage of coal tar-based sealants in the City of Port Washington is strictly prohibited, and all violators are subject to a minimum fine of $250, and a minimum of $1,000 fine for commercial applicators.

When hiring a contractor, be sure to ask if they use coal tar based sealants so that you can inform the contractor that they are not permitted. Insist on an asphalt based sealant instead.

Please click on this link for more information from Clean Wisconsin and Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnership.

04/13/2021: FIRST RESPONSE: Addressing Fire and Emergency Medical Service challenges in Ozaukee County
In conjunction with the WI Policy Forum, Ozaukee County communities have completed a study of Fire and EMS services. This public report is meant to provide discussion points for exploring ways to continue providing a high level of emergency responses. Click here for additional information.

04/05/2021: Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week
April 12-16, 2021 has been declared Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin. Statewide tornado drills will be conducted on April 15, 2021. For more information, please click here.

City of Port Washington - Vote04/05/2021: CITY CLERK'S OFFICE - APRIL 6TH SPRING GENERAL ELECTION
The Spring Election will be held Tuesday, April 6th. All polling locations are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Voters need Photo ID to cast a ballot. All Absentee Ballots must be returned by Election Day to be counted. Absentee Ballots can be dropped off at City Hall or at your polling location on Election Day until 8:00 p.m. Voter Registration can be completed at you polling location tomorrow - bring your Proof of Residency document along. Please visit the City of Port Washington Elections page for more information on polling locations, Proof of Residency documents, etc.


March - 2021

03/29/2021: Wastewater Utility - Rate Change
The base rate for sewer increased as of 03/01/2021. This will be reflected on the billing that will be mailed at the end of May due by June 25, 2021. Below are the 2021 Water & Sewer rates for referencing:

The summer sewer credit has been eliminated as of 3/16/2021. Residents who may have received this credit in the past and feel that they use a significant amount of water that is not discharged to the sanitary sewer, you do have the option of installing a deduct meter. Please contact the Utility Office for additional information at 262-284-5585 ext 1004.

City of Port Washington - Vote03/29/2021: CITY CLERK'S OFFICE - APRIL 6TH SPRING GENERAL ELECTION
Final week of In-Person Early Voting and Voter Registration at the Clerk's Office (100 W. Grand Avenue) for the April 6th Spring General Election. Photo ID is required to obtain a ballot.

  • March 29th - April 1st (Monday - Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
  • Extended Day - Friday, April 2nd from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • VOTER REGISTRATION: Voter Registration must be submitted in person at the City Clerk's Office with a copy of Proof of Residency or you may register to vote at your pollilng location on Election Day.
  • ABSENTEE BALLOTS BY MAIL: Mail out Absentee Ballots can be requested until April 2nd through myvote.wi.gov. Please allow enough time for you to receive and return your ballot by mail. Absentee Ballots can also be dropped off at City Hall in our 24-hour outside drop box behind the building or our inside drop box at the Clerk's Office in the main floor lobby, Monday - Friday, from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Please visit the City of Port Washington Elections page for more information.

03/23/2021: Employment Opportunities
The City of Port Washington has a position available for Water Filtration Plant Operator, summer jobs with Port Washington Recreation Department, Street and Wastewater Departments and also School Crossing Guard positions. For more information, please visit the City of Port Washington employment page.

City of Port Washington - Vote03/22/2020: CITY CLERK'S OFFICE - APRIL 6TH SPRING GENERAL ELECTION
In-person Early Voting by Absentee Ballot begins on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 and will be held at the Port Washington City Hall Clerk's Office, 100 W. Grand Avenue. Photo ID is required to obtain a ballot.

  • Week #1 - March 23rd - March 26th (Tuesday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
  • Week #2 - March 29th - April 1st (Monday - Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
  • Extended Day - Friday, April 2nd from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • VOTER REGISTRATION: Voter Registration must be submitted in person at the City Clerk's Office with a copy of Proof of Residency or you may register to vote at your pollilng location on Election Day.
  • ABSENTEE BALLOTS BY MAIL: Mail out Absentee Ballots can be requested until April 2nd through myvote.wi.gov. Please allow enough time for you to receive and return your ballot by mail. Absentee Ballots can also be dropped off at City Hall in our 24-hour outside drop box behind the building or our inside drop box at the Clerk's Office in the main floor lobby, Monday - Friday, from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

03/19/2021: Employment Opportunities
The City of Port Washington has summer jobs with Port Washington Recreation Department, Street and Wastewater Departments and also School Crossing Guard positions. For more information, please visit the City of Port Washington employment page.

03/19/2021: 2021 City Yard Hours and Brush Collection Policy
For information regarding the 2021 City Yard hours and brush collection policy, please visit our City of Port Washington Public Works page.

City of Port Washington - Vote03/15/2021: CITY CLERK'S OFFICE - SPRING GENERAL ELECTION
Absentee Ballots for voters with applications on file are being mailed out on Monday, March 15, 2021. Mail out Absentee Ballots may be requested until April 2nd through myvote.wi.gov. Please allow enough time for you to receive and return your ballot by mail. Absentee Ballots can also be dropped off at City Hall in our 24-hour outside drop box behind the building or our inside drop box at the Clerk's Office in the main floor lobby, Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Paper Absentee Applications can be found on our Elections page, or picked up at the City Hall Clerk's Office. Photo ID is required to obtain a ballot.

In-person Early Voting by Absentee Ballot will be held at the Port Washington City Hall Clerk's Office, 100 W. Grand Avenue. Photo ID is required to obtain a ballot.

  • Week #1 - March 23rd - March 26th (Tuesday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
  • Week #2 - March 29th - April 1st (Monday - Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
  • Extended Day - Friday, April 2nd from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • VOTER REGISTRATION: Voter Registration by mail or online accepted until March 17th. Late Voter Registration period begins March 18th and Voter Registration must be submitted in person at the City Clerk's Office with copy of Proof of Residency, or you may register to vote at your polling location on Election Day.

03/08/21: 2021 Mayoral Candidate Forum
Get to know your 2021 mayoral candidates! Join us for opening statements, Q&A time, and closing statements. Click here for more information.

City of Port Washington - Vote03/08/2021: CITY CLERK'S OFFICE - SPRING GENERAL ELECTION
In-person Early Voting by Absentee Ballot will be held at the Port Washington City Hall Clerk's Office, 100 W. Grand Avenue. Photo ID is required to obtain a ballot.

  • Week #1 - March 23rd - March 26th (Tuesday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
  • Week #2 - March 29th - April 1st (Monday - Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
  • Extended Day - Friday, April 2nd from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • VOTER REGISTRATION: Voter Registration by mail or online accepted until March 17th. Late Voter Registration period begins March 18th and Voter Registration must be submitted in person at the City Clerk's Office with copy of Proof of Residency, or you may register to vote at your polling location on Election Day.
  • ABSENTEE BALLOTS BY MAIL: Mail-out Absentee Ballots can be requested until April 2nd through myvote.wi.gov. Paper Absentee Applications can be found on the City of Port Washington Elections page or in person at the City Clerk's Office. Photo ID is required to obtain a ballot.

03/05/2021: Employment Opportunities
The City of Port Washington has openings available for Police Officer, Library Assistant, summer jobs with Port Washington Recreation Department, Street and Wastewater Departments and School Crossing Guards. For more information, please visit the City of Port Washington employment page.


February - 2021

02/26/2021: Building Inspection Permits - New Fees
Effective 02/26/2021 some Building Inspection permit fees have changed. To access the current fees and permit forms please visit the City of Port Washington Building Inspection page.

02/16/2021: Employment Opportunities
The City of Port Washington has openings available for Police Officer, summer jobs with Port Washington Recreation Department and School Crossing Guards. For more information, please visit the City of Port Washington employment page.

02/16/2021: Please Beware of COVID-19 Vaccine Fraud and Scams
We have seen an increased rate of fraud and scams related to the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Please be aware of fraud:

  • If someone calls, texts, or emails you or a family member promising access to the vaccine for a fee, you should not share your personal or financial information.
  • No one should ask you to pay to put your name on a list to get the vaccine.
  • No one should ask you to pay to get early access to a vaccine.
You can report suspected fraud by calling the UMR Fraud line toll-free at 1-800-356-5803.

02/15/2021: CITY CLERK'S OFFICE - SPRING PRIMARY UPDATE
City of Port Washington - VoteThe Spring Primary will be held Tuesday, February 16th. All polling locations are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Voters need Photo ID to cast a ballot. All Absentee Ballots must be returned by Election Day to be counted. Absentee Ballots can be dropped off at City Hall or at your polling location through Tuesday, February 16th at 8:00 p.m. Voter Registration can be completed at your polling location on Election Day, bring your Proof of Residency document along.

02/11/2021: CITY CLERK'S OFFICE- SPRING PRIMARY UPDATE
City of Port Washington - VoteMail out Absentee Ballots may be requested through February 11th on myvote.wi.gov, by mail with Absentee Application available on the City of Port Washington Elections page, or in person at the City Clerk's Office from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. No mail delivery on Monday, February 15th President's Day. Due to this we are suggesting you return Absentee Ballots to City Hall using our inside drop box in the main floor lobby at the Clerk's Office or after-hours at the yellow drop box behind City Hall. Absentee Ballots must be received by Election Day to be counted. In Person Early Voting by Absentee Ballot and Voter Registration at Port Washington City Hall Clerk's Office through Friday, February 12th. Hours below:

      Thursday, February 11th, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
      Friday, February 12th, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

After Friday at 5:00 p.m., all Voting and Voter Registration must occur on Election Day, Tuesday, February 16th at your Polling Location from 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

02/09/2021: CITY CLERK'S OFFICE- SPRING PRIMARY UPDATE
City of Port Washington - VoteMail out Absentee Ballots may be requested until February 11th through myvote.wi.gov, by mail with Absentee Application available on the City of Port Washington Elections page, or in person at the City Clerk's Office. Absentee Ballots must be received by Election Day to be counted. If you have received an Absentee Ballot by mail, return by mail as soon as possible or drop off at City Hall using our inside drop box in the main floor lobby at the Clerk's Office, or after hours in the yellow drop box behind City Hall. In-Person Early Voting by Absentee continues at the Port Washington City Hall Clerk's Office this final week through Friday, February 12th.

      2/8 - 2/11 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      2/12 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Voter Registration must be submitted in person at the City Clerk's Office with a copy of Proof Of Residency or you may register to vote at your polling location on Election Day.

02/09/2021: Navigating from Safer at Home to Your Home Port Plan
Governor Evers Issues New Statewide Mandatory Mask Order
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Gov. Tony Evers declared a Public Health Emergency and issued an Emergency Order requiring individuals to wear face coverings when indoors and not in a private residence, with some exceptions as clarified and defined in the order. The order is effective on Tuesday, September 22nd and will expire on Saturday, November 21, 2020.

Thursday, July 30, 2020 Gov. Tony Evers declared a Public Health Emergency and issued an Emergency Order requiring individuals to wear face coverings when indoors and not in a private residence, with some exceptions as clarified and defined in the order. The order is effective at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, August 1, 2020, and will expire on September 28, 2020.

Executive Order #82: Relating to Declaring a Public Health Emergency
Emergency Order #1: Relating to Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 by Requiring Face Coverings in Certain Situations
FAQs about Emergency Order #1

On June 24, 2020, the Port Washington Common Council adopted the Navigating from Safer at Home to Your Home Port Plan. The plan serves as a set of guidelines to aid staff and local officials in executing the City's COVID-19 response and recovery. The City intends to be supportive of the requirements and recommendations of the Badger Bounce Back and the county Blueprint for Reopening Washington and Ozaukee Counties plans. However, the City may, as deemed necessary, implement additional measures or restrictions due to local impact(s). It may also help provide definition to some areas left unclear by state orders or where local enforcement is involved. This was done with the understanding that the situation(s) and related policies and actions for other surrounding communities may not be compatible with the City's, but in some cases may be.

It is subject to change based on local or statewide circumstances, local health official recommendations, or COVID-19 developments.

During the response and recovery to COVID-19, the City will continue to deliver quality public services, maintain the infrastructure and build organizational resilience and sustainability.

The City is in Phase 1, based on the Wisconsin Department of Health Services Badger Bounce Back Gating Criteria. As of August 21, 2020 three out of six criteria are being met. To review the metrics and data, go to https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/prepare.htm. It is also worth mentioning, the case status indicators for Washington and Ozaukee County, as reported by the Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department are red (high), see below.

2021-02-09 Case Status Indicators - Washington/Ozaukee Counties

Data retrieved from: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/local.htm
Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department Capacity Recommendations

02/01/2021: CITY CLERK'S OFFICE- SPRING PRIMARY UPDATE
City of Port Washington - VoteIn person Early Voting by Absentee is being held at Port Washington City Hall Clerk's Office, Tuesday, February 2nd through Friday, February 12th.

      2/2 - 2/11 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      2/12 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Late Voter Registration period has begun. Voter registrations must be submitted in person at the City Clerk's Office with copy of Proof of Residency or you may register to vote at your polling location on Election Day.

Mail out Absentee Ballots can be requested until February 11th through myvote.wi.gov, by mail with Absentee Application available on the City of Port Washington Elections page, or in person at the City Clerk's Office.


January - 2021

01/26/2021: CITY CLERK'S OFFICE- SPRING PRIMARY UPDATE
City of Port Washington - VoteThere will be a Spring Primary held on Tuesday, February 16th. The open period for Voter Registration by mail or in MyVote with no print and mail in form ends Wednesday, January 27th. The Late Registration period begins on Thursday, January 28th through Friday, February 12th and must be completed in person at the City Clerk's Office. All Voter Registrations must include a copy of Proof of Residency.

Absentee Ballots by mail start going out 01/27/2021 for those voters with current applications on file in the City Clerk's office. If you would like to receive an Absentee Ballot by mail you can do so at MyVote.wi.gov or by completing and printing out an Absentee Ballot Application, which can be found on the City of Port Washington Elections page. Absentee Ballot applications must include a copy of your Photo ID, unless you submitted one at a previous election. If you are a voter who is Indefinitely Confined or Military, you do not need to provide a Photo ID.

In Person Early Voting by Absentee Ballot will be available at the following dates at Port Washington City Hall - Clerk's Office: February 2nd through February 11th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Friday, February 12th from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

01/26/2021: CITY CLERK'S OFFICE- COMMON COUNCIL MEETING DATE CHANGES
Common Council meetings in February and April are moved due to the upcoming elections. Tuesday, February 16th has been moved to Wednesday, February 17th due to Spring Primary. Tuesday, April 6th has been moved to Wednesday, April 7th due to Spring Election.

01/20/2021: Navigating from Safer at Home to Your Home Port Plan
Governor Evers Issues New Statewide Mandatory Mask Order
Tuesday, September 22nd, Gov. Tony Evers declared a Public Health Emergency and issued an Emergency Order requiring individuals to wear face coverings when indoors and not in a private residence, with some exceptions as clarified and defined in the order. The order is effective on Tuesday, September 22nd and will expire on Saturday, November 21, 2020.

On June 24, 2020, the Port Washington Common Council adopted the Navigating from Safer at Home to Your Home Port Plan. The plan serves as a set of guidelines to aid staff and local officials in executing the City's COVID-19 response and recovery. The City intends to be supportive of the requirements and recommendations of the Badger Bounce Back and the county Blueprint for Reopening Washington and Ozaukee Counties plans. However, the City may, as deemed necessary, implement additional measures or restrictions due to local impact(s). It may also help provide definition to some areas left unclear by state orders or where local enforcement is involved. This was done with the understanding that the situation(s) and related policies and actions for other surrounding communities may not be compatible with the City's, but in some cases may be.

It is subject to change based on local or statewide circumstances, local health official recommendations, or COVID-19 developments.

During the response and recovery to COVID-19, the City will continue to deliver quality public services, maintain the infrastructure and build organizational resilience and sustainability.

The City is in Phase 1, based on the Wisconsin Department of Health Services Badger Bounce Back Gating Criteria. As of August 21, 2020 three out of six criteria are being met. To review the metrics and data, go to https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/prepare.htm. It is also worth mentioning, the case status indicators for Washington and Ozaukee County, as reported by the Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department are red (high), see below.

2021-01-20 Case Status Indicators - Washington/Ozaukee Counties

Data retrieved from: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/local.htm
Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department Capacity Recommendations

Governor Evers Issues Statewide Mandatory Mask Order
Thursday, July 30th, Gov. Tony Evers declared a Public Health Emergency and issued an Emergency Order requiring individuals to wear face coverings when indoors and not in a private residence, with some exceptions as clarified and defined in the order. The order is effective at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, August 1, 2020, and will expire on September 28, 2020.

Executive Order #82: Relating to Declaring a Public Health Emergency
Emergency Order #1: Relating to Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 by Requiring Face Coverings in Certain Situations
FAQs about Emergency Order #1

01/18/2021: Newest Proclamation
The City of Port Washington does hereby proclaim January 18, 2021 as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - a day to seek inspiration for personal action by honoring the great legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and by observing this United States Federal Holiday to celebrate, educate, advocate and serve. For more information, please visit our Proclamations page.

01/14/2021: Navigating from Safer at Home to Your Home Port Plan
Governor Evers Issues New Statewide Mandatory Mask Order
Tuesday, September 22nd, Gov. Tony Evers declared a Public Health Emergency and issued an Emergency Order requiring individuals to wear face coverings when indoors and not in a private residence, with some exceptions as clarified and defined in the order. The order is effective on Tuesday, September 22nd and will expire on Saturday, November 21, 2020.

On June 24, 2020, the Port Washington Common Council adopted the Navigating from Safer at Home to Your Home Port Plan. The plan serves as a set of guidelines to aid staff and local officials in executing the City's COVID-19 response and recovery. The City intends to be supportive of the requirements and recommendations of the Badger Bounce Back and the county Blueprint for Reopening Washington and Ozaukee Counties plans. However, the City may, as deemed necessary, implement additional measures or restrictions due to local impact(s). It may also help provide definition to some areas left unclear by state orders or where local enforcement is involved. This was done with the understanding that the situation(s) and related policies and actions for other surrounding communities may not be compatible with the City's, but in some cases may be.

It is subject to change based on local or statewide circumstances, local health official recommendations, or COVID-19 developments.

During the response and recovery to COVID-19, the City will continue to deliver quality public services, maintain the infrastructure and build organizational resilience and sustainability.

The City is in Phase 1, based on the Wisconsin Department of Health Services Badger Bounce Back Gating Criteria. As of August 21, 2020 three out of six criteria are being met. To review the metrics and data, go to https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/prepare.htm. It is also worth mentioning, the case status indicators for Washington and Ozaukee County, as reported by the Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department are red (high), see below.

2021-01-14 Case Status Indicators - Washington/Ozaukee Counties

Data retrieved from: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/local.htm
Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department Capacity Recommendations

Governor Evers Issues Statewide Mandatory Mask Order
Thursday, July 30th, Gov. Tony Evers declared a Public Health Emergency and issued an Emergency Order requiring individuals to wear face coverings when indoors and not in a private residence, with some exceptions as clarified and defined in the order. The order is effective at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, August 1, 2020, and will expire on September 28, 2020.

Executive Order #82: Relating to Declaring a Public Health Emergency
Emergency Order #1: Relating to Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 by Requiring Face Coverings in Certain Situations
FAQs about Emergency Order #1

01/06/2021: Navigating from Safer at Home to Your Home Port Plan
Governor Evers Issues New Statewide Mandatory Mask Order
Tuesday, September 22nd, Gov. Tony Evers declared a Public Health Emergency and issued an Emergency Order requiring individuals to wear face coverings when indoors and not in a private residence, with some exceptions as clarified and defined in the order. The order is effective on Tuesday, September 22nd and will expire on Saturday, November 21, 2020.

On June 24, 2020, the Port Washington Common Council adopted the Navigating from Safer at Home to Your Home Port Plan. The plan serves as a set of guidelines to aid staff and local officials in executing the City's COVID-19 response and recovery. The City intends to be supportive of the requirements and recommendations of the Badger Bounce Back and the county Blueprint for Reopening Washington and Ozaukee Counties plans. However, the City may, as deemed necessary, implement additional measures or restrictions due to local impact(s). It may also help provide definition to some areas left unclear by state orders or where local enforcement is involved. This was done with the understanding that the situation(s) and related policies and actions for other surrounding communities may not be compatible with the City's, but in some cases may be.

It is subject to change based on local or statewide circumstances, local health official recommendations, or COVID-19 developments.

During the response and recovery to COVID-19, the City will continue to deliver quality public services, maintain the infrastructure and build organizational resilience and sustainability.

The City is in Phase 1, based on the Wisconsin Department of Health Services Badger Bounce Back Gating Criteria. As of August 21, 2020 three out of six criteria are being met. To review the metrics and data, go to https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/prepare.htm. It is also worth mentioning, the case status indicators for Washington and Ozaukee County, as reported by the Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department are red (high), see below.

2020-12-18 Case Status Indicators - Washington/Ozaukee Counties

Data retrieved from: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/local.htm
Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department Capacity Recommendations

Governor Evers Issues Statewide Mandatory Mask Order
Thursday, July 30th, Gov. Tony Evers declared a Public Health Emergency and issued an Emergency Order requiring individuals to wear face coverings when indoors and not in a private residence, with some exceptions as clarified and defined in the order. The order is effective at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, August 1, 2020, and will expire on September 28, 2020.

Executive Order #82: Relating to Declaring a Public Health Emergency
Emergency Order #1: Relating to Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 by Requiring Face Coverings in Certain Situations
FAQs about Emergency Order #1

01/05/2021: Common Council Meeting on Tuesday, 01/05/2021
The Common Council meeting being held today, Tuesday, January 5th at 7:30 p.m., will not be televised. The Council Chamber's new audio/visual system that is being installed is not yet completed. If you would like to attend the 7:30 p.m. meeting by telephone, call the Conference Bridge number at 262-268-4270. The automated phone prompt will ask for an access code, then enter 9801# and the Mayor will welcome you to the meeting.

01/04/2021: Downtown Snow Removal 01/05/21 at 2:00 a.m.
The City of Port Washington Street Department will be doing snow removal in the downtown area starting at 2:00 a.m. tomorrow (01/05/2021). If you normally travel through this area at this time in the morning, please avoid it tomorrow (01/05/2021). Please watch for flashing lights for the safety of the Street Department crew.

01/04/2021: 2021 Garbage/Recycling Calendar
The 2021 City of Port Washington Garbage/Recycling Calendar is here. To download a copy, please click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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