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City of Kewaunee

City of Kewaunee Kewaunee is located on the shore of Lake Michigan, and is one of Wisconsin's classic harbor towns fe

Operating as usual

Slow down and give yourself some extra time for traveling this morning, stay safe.
01/03/2023

Slow down and give yourself some extra time for traveling this morning, stay safe.

There are some slippery or ice-covered roads this morning.
✔️ Check 511 Wisconsin for the latest road conditions
✔️ Be cautious and take it slow
✔️ Have extra space between vehicles

12/29/2022

Due to the transition to new software, utility bills will not be processed and mailed until the first week of January. The first bill will come as a full sheet of paper in an envelope. After that we should be back to the postcards. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

12/22/2022
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It has been brought to our attention that there was an error on the 2023 garbage pick up calendar. A copy of the corrected calendar is attached or you can pick one up in our office. Thank you

With City Hall being closed in observance of the upcoming holidays (December 23rd, December 26th, December 30th & Januar...
12/22/2022

With City Hall being closed in observance of the upcoming holidays (December 23rd, December 26th, December 30th & January 2nd). Tax payments can still be made by dropping the payment into the dropbox located to the right of the main door or mailing them to City Hall. Postmarked mail and dropbox payments will be considered timely. If a receipt is needed, please include a self addressed stamped envelope.

City offices will be closed the following days for the Christmas and New Year Holiday, December 23rd, 26th, 30th, 2022 a...
12/19/2022

City offices will be closed the following days for the Christmas and New Year Holiday, December 23rd, 26th, 30th, 2022 and January 2nd, 2023. Happy Holidays!

This could be our first of many for the season. Just a friendly reminder to turn your lights on, daytime driving lamps d...
12/14/2022

This could be our first of many for the season. Just a friendly reminder to turn your lights on, daytime driving lamps don't operate tail lights. Safe travels to you all.

Heavy Snow is Expected Tonight

**OUTDATED**

The 2022 City of Kewaunee real estate/personal property tax bills were mailed out today. The envelopes were stuffed with...
12/10/2022

The 2022 City of Kewaunee real estate/personal property tax bills were mailed out today. The envelopes were stuffed with additional important information, please take the time to read through all of it.

ATTENTION RESIDENTS.... Today is Pearl Harbor Day, a day that will live in infamy. To honor those who lost their lives i...
12/07/2022

ATTENTION RESIDENTS.... Today is Pearl Harbor Day, a day that will live in infamy. To honor those who lost their lives in the attack and for those that lost their lives defending the United States in the ensuing battle, but also those that survived and lived to tell their story, the City of Kewaunee will be honoring those individuals today at 11:55 AM (the time marked as the beginning of the attack) by sounding the Tug horn.

12/06/2022

The harbor cam is up and running once again, thank you for your patience while we worked out all the problems. You can view it on the City of Kewaunee home page under quick links.

Thank you to our DPW for keeping our streets clean and safe for driving. Enjoy your day!!
11/28/2022

Thank you to our DPW for keeping our streets clean and safe for driving. Enjoy your day!!

Today is Snowplow Driver Appreciation Day! We send a big “THANK YOU!” to all of the people working long hours in severe weather to keep our roads safe throughout the winter season.

For more than 100 years, WisDOT’s partnership with Wisconsin’s 72 county highway departments has maintained the state’s highway system during the winter months, providing snow plowing, salting, and liquid applications.

Thank a plow driver today!

More: https://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/about-wisdot/newsroom/news-rel/112822-Snowplow-Driver-Appreciation.aspx

City Hall will be closed beginning at Noon on Tuesday, November 29th and all day Wednesday, November 30th. This will be ...
11/28/2022

City Hall will be closed beginning at Noon on Tuesday, November 29th and all day Wednesday, November 30th.

This will be for training of office staff on the newly purchased accounting/payroll/utility software.

City Hall will be open for business once again on Thursday, December 1st.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, thank you for your patience.

City Staff

City offices will be closed on November 24th and 25th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
11/18/2022

City offices will be closed on November 24th and 25th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

On Monday, November 14, 2022 starting in the early morning we will be working on Milwaukee Street between Ellis and Harr...
11/11/2022

On Monday, November 14, 2022 starting in the early morning we will be working on Milwaukee Street between Ellis and Harrison Streets to replace a leaking water service. There will be no parking on Milwaukee Street in that area and traffic will be limited to one lane. We will have flaggers there but it would be appreciated if the area could be avoided if at all possible. Thank you!

11/10/2022

Election update: the City had 1,246 voters show up on Tuesday, that's a 75% voter turnout. Of those 1,246, 80 were new registrations. Of those 1,246 voters, 23% or 288 were cast by absentee ballot.

The City of Kewaunee is currently looking to fill a full time Street Shop Laborer position.https://www.cityofkewaunee.or...
11/09/2022

The City of Kewaunee is currently looking to fill a full time Street Shop Laborer position.
https://www.cityofkewaunee.org/uploads/5/3/9/5/53954613/job_announcement.pdf
https://www.cityofkewaunee.org/uploads/5/3/9/5/53954613/job_description.pdf

City of Kewaunee Election Polls open at 7 am and close at 8 pm.
11/08/2022

City of Kewaunee Election Polls open at 7 am and close at 8 pm.

Don't forget to check out the total lunar eclipse tomorrow morning 🤩
11/07/2022

Don't forget to check out the total lunar eclipse tomorrow morning 🤩

Sky conditions look pretty good for a total lunar eclipse late tonight! The full Moon will pass through the shadow of Earth, producing a total lunar eclipse. The partial eclipse will begin at 3:09 am. The moon will be in totality for 85 minutes (4:17 am- 5:42 am). The eclipse will end upon moon set.

11/05/2022

It's happening this weekend ... time to turn those clocks back Wisconsin! 🤦‍♀️

Thank you never seems to be enough, but we are thankful for the women and men who respond to our emergencies. THANK YOU ...
10/28/2022

Thank you never seems to be enough, but we are thankful for the women and men who respond to our emergencies. THANK YOU 💗

Well deserved, and thank you for your dedicated service.
10/27/2022

Well deserved, and thank you for your dedicated service.

This morning we awarded Deputy Hailee Wolf, Deputy Brandon Deprey and Officer Riley Glish with our Department's Life Saving Award.
This award was in recognition of their actions in response to an attempted su***de by an inmate in our Jail Facility. Their quick response and decisive action made the difference in saving the life of the individual.
Another great example of the professionalism in the service of our community!

Requesting an absentee ballot at Myvote.wi.gov? Just confirm your name and address and upload your photo ID (not a Selfi...
10/25/2022
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Requesting an absentee ballot at Myvote.wi.gov? Just confirm your name and address and upload your photo ID (not a Selfie) entirely online!

My Vote

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10/25/2022

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Your pets are also part of your family.🐶🐱
Add these items in your emergency bag:
🐾 A selfie with them in case you get separated
🐾 Medicine & grooming items
🐾 Collar with an ID & a leash
Learn more: http://ow.ly/nBPO50LjF2q

Not only is it important to change those batteries every six months, you need to change the smoke detectors every ten ye...
10/22/2022

Not only is it important to change those batteries every six months, you need to change the smoke detectors every ten years.

Test your smoke alarm and check its manufacture date on the back of the alarm.
Alarms don't last forever.
If yours is 10 years or older, replace it.

The Marina and City Campground are CLOSED for the 2022 season. Thank you to all who spent time or used either facility, ...
10/17/2022

The Marina and City Campground are CLOSED for the 2022 season. Thank you to all who spent time or used either facility, and thank you for making 2022 a great season! We look forward to seeing you all in 2023.

Have you heard? The Kewaunee Pierhead Lighthouse has been entered in the National Register of Historic Places by the Sec...
10/13/2022

Have you heard? The Kewaunee Pierhead Lighthouse has been entered in the National Register of Historic Places by the Secretary of the Interior, and listed in the State Register of Historic Places by the State Historic Preservation Office. Congratulations to those who worked so hard to preserve some of Kewaunee's history 🤩

The City's live streaming camera is down due to upgrades being completed. We anticipate the live streaming to begin next...
10/13/2022

The City's live streaming camera is down due to upgrades being completed. We anticipate the live streaming to begin next week early to mid-week. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

10/11/2022

Trick or Treating for the City of Kewaunee will be on Monday, October 31st from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Clean Sweep 2022 is coming, please note the change in drop off location.
10/07/2022

Clean Sweep 2022 is coming, please note the change in drop off location.

Fall yard waste collection will be the second Monday in October (10/10/2022) and the first Monday in November (11/7/2022...
10/06/2022

Fall yard waste collection will be the second Monday in October (10/10/2022) and the first Monday in November (11/7/2022). Residents must place leaves, grass and garden waste in open containers or untied bags at the curb.

Leaf collection will begin the second Tuesday in October and end on the third Monday in November, weather permitting. Leaves may be raked into the street, along the curb at that time.

To vote absentee ballot for the General Election on November 8th. You can go to myvote.wi.gov to request the ballot be m...
09/29/2022
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To vote absentee ballot for the General Election on November 8th. You can go to myvote.wi.gov to request the ballot be mailed to you

My Vote

09/28/2022

Tug Ludington Tours will end on Friday, October 14th for the 2023 season. Thank you and see you next year!

Tis the season, I've been seeing a lot of deer activity along the roadside recently. Drivers use caution.
09/27/2022

Tis the season, I've been seeing a lot of deer activity along the roadside recently. Drivers use caution.

It’s getting to be that time of year!

Be especially alert for deer in the months of October and November. Here are a few things you can use to reduce the risk of being involved in a car/ deer crash.

• Deer are the most active during hours of dawn and dusk. Be extra alert while driving during these times.
• Pay attention to deer crossing signs.
• Do NOT swerve to avoid a deer. Your best course of action is to slow down in your lane. By swerving you put yourself in danger of colliding with another motor vehicle or fixed object near the roadway.
• Deer often will travel in groups. If you see one, look for more!

If you are involved in a car/ deer accident, contact the Police Department to file a report.

09/19/2022

All city public bathrooms will be closed on Thursday 9/22/2022 and Friday 9/23/2022. Sorry for any inconvenience.

OPEN HOUSEKewaunee Boat Launch Improvement ProjectTuesday, September 20, 20224:30-6:30pmKewaunee Marina https://www.goog...
09/16/2022
Conceptual Design for Stormwater Improvements and Boat Washi

OPEN HOUSE
Kewaunee Boat Launch Improvement Project
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
4:30-6:30pm
Kewaunee Marina https://www.google.com/maps/place/Kewaunee+Marina/@44.4637312,-87.502676,413m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x881d2c8a5d1d3589:0x73b7c83c31ec4222!8m2!3d44.4635754!4d-87.5021229
PROPOSED BOAT LAUNCH IMPROVEMENTS
Raise elevation of parking lot to reduce flooding.
Capture storm water pollution with rain gardens.
Install a boat wash station for boat cleaning and to stop aquatic invasive species.
Modify boat ramp to make accessible during high lake water levels.
Solar powered and bird-friendly lighting.
Extend boardwalk to connect with marina.
New state-of-the-art fish cleaning station.
*More information about the project can be found at this website https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/857ded05dda14213ba26a8570bbf0dcf Contact Theresa Qualls, Wisconsin Clean Marina Program at [email protected] or 920-465-5031 with questions. Additional open house informationhttps://www.cityofkewaunee.org/uploads/5/3/9/5/53954613/open_house_handout-20220920c.pdf

An open house will be held at the Kewaunee Marina on Tuesday September 20, 2022 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. The public is invited to stop by at any time during the event to review the concept plans and speak with project representatives. The Concept plan includes the following items:

It's going to rain
09/10/2022

It's going to rain

When is the rain expected to start? Check out the graphic for the estimated start time for your area. Additional details can be found at weather.gov/mkx

Thank you to the City of Watertown for creating this easy to understand chart explaining mill rates.
09/03/2022

Thank you to the City of Watertown for creating this easy to understand chart explaining mill rates.

It has been 10 years since the last time values have been re-assessed city-wide. We have been watching your posts and want to address a common misconception. Your change in value is not added to the total value for taxes at the same rate. The mill rate is how all taxes are calculated.

What is a Mill Rate? Mill Rate = Total Taxes/Total Assessed Value

The Mill Rate is calculated by dividing the total taxes needed by the total assessed value of the community. An increase in assessed value does not equate to an increase in your taxes. It is a simple mathematical fact, as assessed values increase the mill rate will fall and your taxes will stay about the same if you increase with the average.

If you still have questions, please contact the assessor's office.
Online: accurate.rovingcalendar.com/appointments
(920) 749-8098 (M-Th 8 to 3:30, F 8-12)
[email protected]

Image: Infographic containing the mill rate calculation formula

We saw this on the Manitowoc County Sheriff's page and thought we'd share it.
09/01/2022

We saw this on the Manitowoc County Sheriff's page and thought we'd share it.

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Digital Awareness for Parents

With the continual changes in the digital world and the ever changing ways for individuals to communicate and connect, it is important for parents to be aware of some of the different apps that are currently being utilized by our youth.

If monitored and used appropriately, there are many useful communication apps. However, when used inappropriately there is always a potential that negative things could occur like; cyberbullying, sexting or posting n**e images, posting hateful messages or content, participating in negative group conversations, and meeting up with unwanted individuals. Chat rooms are perfect locations for predators to meet and talk to your child.

Things you can do to protect your child from harmful online behavior:

­-Monitor their social media sites, apps, and browsing history
­-Review or re-set your child’s phone location and privacy settings
­-Follow or friend your teen on social media sites or have another trusted adult do so
­-Stay up-to-date on the latest apps, social media platforms, and digital slang used by children
­-Know your child’s user names and passwords for email and social media.
­-Establish rules about appropriate digital behavior, content, and apps.

Some Apps to be Aware of;

Meetme - Grinder- Skout- Whatsapp- Tiktok-Badoo - Bumble - Snapchat- Kik- LiveMe- Holla -Whisper - Ask.fm- Calculator%- Hot or Not

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The beauty of winter along the lakeshore in the City of Kewaunee, one of our beautiful Wisconsin Harbor Towns. We would like to thank Kewaunee County resident Monica Burch for sending these photos to us, to share with all of you! Enjoy!
CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has announced that work is now complete on two WIS 42 improvement projects in Kewaunee County. One project took place on WIS 42 north of the City of Kewaunee to improve 14 miles of WIS 42 from Duvall Street in the City of Kewaunee to the Kewaunee/Door County Line, and the another project took place south of the City of Kewaunee to improve 9.9 miles of WIS 42 from the Kewaunee/Manitowoc County line to Baumeister Drive in the City of Kewaunee.
CONSTRUCTION NOTICE: The Kewaunee County Highway Department would like to make drivers aware that the Wisconsin Department of Transportation has announced work on 14 miles of WIS 42 from Duvall Street in the City of Kewaunee to the north Kewaunee/Door County Line through the towns of Pierce and Ahnapee. No work will take place in the City of Algoma between Feld Street and West Greenfield Avenue. The project will begin Monday, August 23, 2021 and it's expected to finish in mid-October of this year. WIS 42 will remain open during construction.

Project Overview: https://projects.511wi.gov/42southkew/full-project-overview/

WisDOT News Release: bit.ly/WISDOTKCWIS42Kewaunee2021
Local 5 Live visits Kewaunee County this week for "Our Town" and you're invited to be part of the LIVE audience on Friday, July 23 from 9AM-10AM at Harbor Park in Kewaunee. City of Kewaunee Mayor Jason Jelinek made a stop at WFRV Local 5 studios to talk about the NEW and EXCITING things happening in the Kewaunee!
Green Bay area news station WLUK-TV FOX 11 stopped by Crescent Beach in Algoma on Monday, July 5, 2021 to check out the saying ‘cooler by the lake’ and found visitors and area residents alike enjoying the sand and surf of Lake Michigan.

With Northeast Wisconsin’s weather being hazy, hot, and humid for the better part July 2021 so far, a trip to the beach to cool off is a welcome reprieve. Kewaunee County is home to two wonderful public beaches where you can do just that.

Crescent Beach in Algoma sits right in the middle of town on State HWY 42 (Lake St.) and sports a half-mile wheelchair accessible boardwalk complete with benches, a changing station and restroom access in the Algoma Area Chamber/Visitor Center at the southern end and at Heritage Park at the northern end. Picnic tables dot the hillside and there are volleyball nets to add to your rest, relaxation, or recreation.

Selner Park & Beach in the City of Kewaunee has a boardwalk, a grassy, shaded area, volleyball net, picnic tables, sand as far as the eye can see along with a birds-eye view of the Kewaunee Lighthouse. Attached to the public restrooms is a pavilion overlooking the beach.

Both beaches are open to the public, free to use, and bring thousands of people to the lakeshore each year.

According to the Algoma Visitor Center (VC) located at 1226 Lake St. in Algoma, 2021 visitor counts are steadily climbing up and that is great news for the county’s businesses. The volunteers and staff at the VC regularly hear visitors say they are hooked on the area and either will be back to visit or they want to move here.

Clearly Kewaunee County’s beaches are a wonderful asset to the area!
This summer, explore history aboard the Tug Ludington! Spectrum News 1 Wisconsin recently made the trip to the City of Kewaunee for a look inside this floating museum.
ICYMI: The City of Kewaunee boat launch and campground are back open after being closed due to high water. City Administrator Fred Schnook spoke with WLUK-TV FOX 11 on the improvements, which include new piers, kayak launch, and wheelchair lift.
ICYMI: The City of Kewaunee has just announced that Tug Ludington tours will start back up on Saturday, May 8, 2021!

Poster Credit: City of Kewaunee
The Bay Lake ATV club is looking for new members and/or volunteers.

The 20 miles of trails and the facilities at the Kewaunee Riverview ATV park are maintained by the Bay Lake ATV club. Please visit our new website at www.kewauneeatvpark.com.

The park is open to ATVs, Motorcycles, UTVs and Side by Sides (65” or under). The only other requirement is a DNR registration per off road vehicle and a $5 daily or $30 season pass.

My son and I really enjoy riding our motorcycles at the park and we hope to see you out there!
ICYMI: Boaters have begun launching from the City of Kewaunee Marina. City of Kewaunee Mayor Jason Jelinek spoke with Door County Daily News.com!
ICYMI: The upgraded public boat launch in the City of Kewaunee appears to be coming along quite nicely! We want to give a special shout-out to Accurate Marine & Storage LLC for snapping these photos!
The City of Kewaunee was recently awarded two major grants to change Fisherman’s Point and improve the community.
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