City of Kewaunee

City of Kewaunee Kewaunee is located on the shore of Lake Michigan, and is one of Wisconsin's classic harbor towns featuring great fishing, great people, and big ambitions!

Operating as usual

12/27/2021

City Hall will be closed on Friday, December 31, 2021 for the New Year Eve holiday. If making a tax payment please use drop box to the right of the main entrance. Thank you and Happy New Year!

12/16/2021

Due to the high winds, the flags at all city locations have been removed to avoid damage. Thank you

12/13/2021

City offices will be closed on Thursday, December 23, 2021 and Friday, December 24, 2021 for the Christmas Holiday. Thank you and Merry Christmas.

City Hall has a new cookie jar that looks suspiciously similar to the Tug Ludington!
12/02/2021

City Hall has a new cookie jar that looks suspiciously similar to the Tug Ludington!

City Hall has a new cookie jar that looks suspiciously similar to the Tug Ludington!

11/23/2021

Applicant must have considerable knowledge and experience operating trucks and equipment of various sizes and weights, equipment maintenance, construction or trades experience, use of power and hand tools, experience working in streets, parks, and on utility systems.

11/22/2021

Tonight's Committee of the Whole Meeting has been canceled for tonight, November 22, 2022.

11/16/2021

The last day leaves can be placed on the curb for pickup will be Sunday, November 21, 2021.

11/16/2021

City offices will be closed November 25 & 26, 2021 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Urban Forestry Training Information
11/04/2021

Urban Forestry Training Information

10/28/2021

The City crew is in the process of picking up leaves. Please do not place any sticks, brush, other woody material, or garden waste in with the leaves. The leaf vacuum can not pick up these materials. If these materials are mixed with the leaves they will not be picked up.
Fall yard waste will be picked up on Monday, November 1, 2021. Residents must place leaves, grass, and yard waste in open containers or untied bags at the curb ready for pick-up by 6:30 a.m. Thank you for your help.

Gale force winds today and a small craft advisory in effect.
10/25/2021

Gale force winds today and a small craft advisory in effect.

3:57 AM 10/25/21: Northeast gale force gusts to 35-40 knots are expected to subside later this afternoon, creating hazardous conditions for small craft. A small craft advisory is in effect after the gale warning expires at 7 PM this evening.

10/21/2021
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The City of Kewaunee is currently accepting applications for a full-time Public Works Director. -https://www.cityofkewaunee.org/uploads/5/3/9/5/53954613/public_works_director_announcement_revision_10.19.2021.pdf

10/21/2021

The Director shall plan, organize, implement and supervise activities related to the water system, sanitary sewer system, streets, parks, cemetery, storm water system, public buildings and grounds maintenance, and the marina/campground. The Director oversees operations in accordance with the established policies, procedures and ordinances of the City of Kewaunee and upholds all the appropriate state & federal laws and regulations. Exercises supervision over all public works and marina/campground personnel and also oversees outside contractors and engineers hired for any contracts.

10/07/2021
www.cityofkewaunee.org

The City of Kewaunee is currently accepting applications for a full-time Street Shop Laborer in the Public Works Department. -https://www.cityofkewaunee.org/uploads/5/3/9/5/53954613/street_shop_laborer_notice_2021.pdf

10/06/2021

Trick or Treating will be on Sunday, October 31, 2021 between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

10/06/2021

REDISTRICTING OF
ALERMANIC DISTRICT & VOTING WARDS
Due to the 2020 Census and population change there is a required Statewide Redistricting needed. This means every County must recreate their Supervisory District and City's, Villages and Town must recreate their Aldermanic Districts and Voting Wards.
I have provided a link to the Current District Map, along with 2 proposals that could be under consideration. If you have any questions or concerns please contact your Alderperson. Please see Kewaunee's Web Page for current and proposed maps. https://www.cityofkewaunee.org/

New Loader For City of Kewaunee
10/05/2021

New Loader For City of Kewaunee

09/15/2021
www.cityofkewaunee.org

Kewaunee County 2021 Clean Sweep Event Saturday, October 30, 2021 -https://www.cityofkewaunee.org/uploads/5/3/9/5/53954613/2021_clean_sweep.pdf

09/14/2021
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Kewaunee Economic Development Corporation Announces: Energy Solutions to Host Job Fair For Decommissioning of the Kewaunee Nuclear Power Station.https://www.cityofkewaunee.org/uploads/5/3/9/5/53954613/kcedc_press_release_-_energysolutions_job_fair.pdf

09/14/2021

We had some trouble with our phone system today. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thanks to the techs fixing the problem!

09/02/2021

In observance of Labor Day, City of Kewaunee offices will be closed on Monday, September 6, 2021.

Interesting article on the cost of recycling and the potential policy implications.
08/29/2021
After China’s Recyclable Ban, Municipalities Shift Gears

Interesting article on the cost of recycling and the potential policy implications.

China’s decision to end imports of recyclable materials created huge challenges and forced a hard look at recycling in the U.S. New legislation aims to increase private-sector responsibility for waste reduction and recovery.

08/18/2021
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The City of Kewaunee Water Department will be flushing hydrants from Monday, August 23, 2021 through Friday, September 17, 2021. -https://www.cityofkewaunee.org/uploads/5/3/9/5/53954613/hydrant_flushing.pdf

NEWSWisconsin Department of TransportationNortheast Regional Office, 944 Vanderperren Way, Green Bay, WI 54304 Phone: 92...
08/11/2021
Wisconsin Department of Transportation Work zone safety

NEWS
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Northeast Regional Office, 944 Vanderperren Way, Green Bay, WI 54304 Phone: 920/492-5623 FAX: 920/492-5640 www.wisconsindot.gov

Release Date: August 10, 2021

For more information, contact:
Mark Kantola, Regional Communications Manager
[email protected], (920) 492-4153

Governor Evers approves WIS 42 improvements in Kewaunee County
​Construction north of city of Kewaunee begins August 23, 2021

(Kewaunee) To invest in Wisconsin’s transportation system, Governor Evers signed a $3.7 million contract to improve 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 and expected to finish in mid-October of this year. WIS 42 will remain open during construction.

Northeast Asphalt, Inc. from Greenville, Wis. is the Prime Contractor.

Project improvements

This is a resurfacing-level project with a 40-day working contract. Construction includes milling 2” and resurfacing 2” of the existing asphaltic lanes and shoulders, widening of paved shoulders, adding gravel to existing shoulders, centerline and edge line rumble strips, beam guard upgrades, and associated minor grading, and pavement marking.

No work will take place in the city of Algoma between Feld Street and West Greenfield Avenue.

Traffic impacts

WIS 42 will remain open to traffic throughout construction with flagging operations as necessary.

Project benefits

The project will reduce roadway roughness and provide a smoother driving surface for motorists. The improvements will also extend to life of the existing pavement. Upgrades to beam guard and the addition of centerline and edge line rumble strips will enhance safety.

NOTE: WIS 42 Project south of city of Kewaunee continues

An ongoing resurfacing and culvert replacement project south of the city of Kewaunee to the south Kewaunee County line will continue during this project. The WIS 42 closure for the southern WIS 42 Project will remain in place through September. Construction information on both WIS 42 projects in Kewaunee County can be found on the web at https://projects.511wi.gov/42southkew/.

Follow construction progress on all Northeast Region highway projects at https://projects.511wi.gov/weeklyupdates-ne/

Wisconsin’s Northeast Region Twitter @WisDOTnortheast.

Work Zone Safety

Each year in Wisconsin, both highway workers and motorists are killed and injured in crashes that happen in highway construction zones. Motorists should slow down, be patient and pay attention to their surroundings in this and all work zones.

For more information regarding work zone rules for motorists, the law restricting hand-held devices, and general work zone safety information, please see our work zone safety website at https://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/safety/education/workzone/.

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Road work zones are necessary for the upkeep and improvement of Wisconsin's infrastructure, and every year thousands of hard-working men and women participate in street, highway and bridge projects statewide. While all roadwork is temporary, the decisions - and mistakes - that drivers make in work...

The City is in the Door County Daily News
08/04/2021
Kewaunee turns attention elsewhere after failed marina bid

The City is in the Door County Daily News

The City of Kewaunee will focus on other ways to improve its waterfront after missing out on purchasing Salmon Harbor Marina. The city had been working on acquiring an Economic Development Administra...

Good News!  More Cost Saving Through Refinancing
07/30/2021

Good News! More Cost Saving Through Refinancing

Good News! More Cost Saving Through Refinancing

The City of Kewaunee is currently looking to hire a Public Works Director and a Grant facilitator & Community & Economic...
07/29/2021
Employment

The City of Kewaunee is currently looking to hire a Public Works Director and a Grant facilitator & Community & Economic Development Planner - https://www.cityofkewaunee.org/employment.html

- Public Works Director - Job Announcement and Job Description - Grant Facilitator & Community & Economic Development Planner - Job Announcement and Job Description ​- The city is also looking for...

Kristen Fish-Peterson is the author of Kewaunee's Retail market analysis.  Therefore, I think you will find this article...
07/18/2021
Five Keys to Rural Resilience | Redevelopment Resources

Kristen Fish-Peterson is the author of Kewaunee's Retail market analysis. Therefore, I think you will find this article of interest. Enjoy!

Rural communities can be just as, if not more, resilient than larger metros. However, a few key elements must be present.

A warm welcome to our new police officers!
07/15/2021

A warm welcome to our new police officers!

Yesterday (7/14) we had the honor of swearing in three new officers to the department. Pictured left to right: Officer Ann Behnke, Chief James Kleiman, Officer Zachary Van Vonderen, and Officer Riley Glish.

Officer Glish is our new full time officer. Officers Behnke and Van Vonderen are part time. They will also be working for the Algoma and Luxemburg Police Departments.

Welcome to the department and the community.

Good things are happening at your library!
07/12/2021
Kewaunee Public Library Debuts their Story walk

Good things are happening at your library!

If you find yourself going to the Kewaunee Public library, you will be able to see the newest edition of their story walk. With the support from UW Madison’s Read Africa program, the library is...

Very interesting news article and report from the National League of Cities on trends in retail affecting communities.  ...
07/12/2021
COVID-19 fast-tracked existing retail industry trends, report finds | WTOP

Very interesting news article and report from the National League of Cities on trends in retail affecting communities. Click on the link in the article to obtain the full report. Enjoy!

A new report from the National League of Cities said the pandemic fast-tracked existing retail industry trends.

Good News!  Additional Grant Funds for the City's Blight Elimination Efforts.
07/07/2021

Good News! Additional Grant Funds for the City's Blight Elimination Efforts.

Good News! Additional Grant Funds for the City's Blight Elimination Efforts.

Good News!  Cost savings due to refinancing.
07/06/2021

Good News! Cost savings due to refinancing.

Good News! Cost savings due to refinancing.

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401 5th St
Kewaunee, WI
54216

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
Friday 8am - 4:30pm

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(920) 388-5000

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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.