City of Oconto, WI

City of Oconto, WI City Government Located in the Northeastern corner of Wisconsin, Oconto lies on the spectacular shores of the Bay of Green Bay. A quick 30 minute drive north of the bustling city of Green Bay, Oconto is considered to be by many the start of the true Wisconsin Northwood’s.
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Situated between dense forests, beautiful wetlands, stunning shorelines and more than 33 sites on the National Register of Historic Places, you’ll see right away why Oconto is in itself “History on the Bay”.

Operating as usual

City of OcontoJob OpportunitiesThe City of Oconto Parks Department has job openings for the following positions:Full-Tim...
06/17/2021
City Of Oconto

City of Oconto
Job Opportunities

The City of Oconto Parks Department has job openings for the following positions:

Full-Time Position:
Parks Laborer – must be at least 18 years old with a valid driver’s license

Part-Time/Summer Positions:
Parks Laborer – must be at least 16 years old with a valid driver’s license; Working Months are June to End of August

Applications are available online at www.cityofoconto.com or at Oconto City Hall, 1210 Main Street, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Application deadline is 4:00 p.m. on July 9, 2021.

Any questions regarding any of the above information, please call the Parks Department at (920)834-7706.

Oconto is the County Seat, we have a community theater, radio station, airport, industries, businesses, Oconto City Hall, with Police and full time Fire Department.

06/16/2021
06/16/2021

MILITARY PARADE COMING TO OCONTO
On Wednesday, August 4, 2021, a historic military vehicle convoy will be coming to Oconto between 12:00-2:00 p.m. The members are over age 60 and about half are Veterans. They call themselves the “Longest Veterans Day Parade” across America. This year they are following the historic highway route from Aberdeen, SD to Eastern Ohio over a three-week period. You are all encouraged to come and see the vehicles. They are planning to come into Oconto on Hwy S and continuing down Main Street to Farnsworth Ave. to Pecor St. and then Brazeau Ave. to view the decorated fence done by the Woman’s Club. After their stop here, they plan to head to Peshtigo & Marinette. There are currently 74 anticipated vehicles. The parade of vehicles will end up in the parking lot at the new Tractor Supply Company (formerly Shopko). Mike Bleibtrey, owner of Omni Ray Lighting has donated about 1000 American flags to wave as they go by. Members of the Oconto Police Department will be handing out the flags on the morning of the parade. The Oconto Elks Club is organizing food and beverages for the event. Food will be available to the general public for purchase. But they need volunteers to help set up at 10:00 a.m., to serve the food and do the clean up at about 3:00 p.m. If you wish to volunteer, please call City Hall and contact City Administrator Sara at 920-834-7711 or email [email protected] The proceeds from this event will go to the Oconto County Veteran’s Memorial Fund. If you have any other ideas as to how to welcome this group, contact City Hall. So far the VFW, The American Legion, Amvets and Oconto Elks are planning to be involved in this event.

06/14/2021
06/10/2021

Copperfest weekend has arrived in the City of Oconto! 😁 Find information on all the events happening around the area. https://bit.ly/2RISZZq
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Beat the heat and stay hydrated.

Thank you to the volunteers who came out and worked to help clean up City Park last Saturday!  We appreciate your effort...
06/08/2021

Thank you to the volunteers who came out and worked to help clean up City Park last Saturday! We appreciate your efforts!

06/08/2021
06/07/2021

We've received several questions about the status of the launch dock at City Docks. The concrete pad that is needed to anchor the dock will be poured this Thursday (dependent upon weather) and the dock should be put in Friday afternoon. If anything changes, an update will be posted here.

06/04/2021

The 45th annual Oconto Little League tournament will be held at Holtwood Sporting Complex on June 18-20. There will be 59 teams participating in this popular event!

05/27/2021

Schedule for Copperfest 😁🎆

05/27/2021
05/27/2021

Garbage pickup for Week of May 31, 2021

Garbage pickup normally scheduled for Monday May 31, 2021 will take place on Wednesday, June 2, 2021.

Recycling normally scheduled for Wednesday, June 2, 2021 will be picked up on Friday, June 4, 2021.

Tuesday garbage pickup and Thursday recycling pickup will remain as normally scheduled.

05/26/2021

Copper Culture State Park Museum will be opening for the season on Friday, May 28, 2021. The museum will be open 7 days a week from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. There is a tour guide on site to give tours of the museum. The museum will remain open through Monday, September 6, 2021. Any questions, please call the City of Oconto Parks Department at (920)834-7706.

05/21/2021

Mayor Heier is organizing a volunteer clean-up day for Oconto City Park. The date for the clean-up will be Saturday, June 5, 2021. Work will begin at 9:00 a.m.

Please sign up below if you are willing and able to help with this project. It is very important to follow through if you sign up, as we will need as many people as possible to complete this project.

Mayor Heier will be bringing a pressure washer and rakes and asks that any volunteers who have similar equipment to please bring it as well.

By working together, we can keep our city beautiful!

05/11/2021

EDIT: Please note this meeting has been moved to May 12th at 6:00 PM

City of Oconto
Public Informational Meeting

There will be a public informational meeting held on May 12th at 6:00 p.m. in the Oconto City Hall multi-purpose room for discussion on the following items. Please contact Jeremy Wusterbarth (Superintendent of Public Works & Utilities) with questions or concerns at 920-834-7725 or [email protected].

05/06/2021

This Saturday is the 2021 Miles 4 Madyson run in Oconto. The run starts at 8 AM. The run course is in blue on the map. Traffic cones will be set out along the route early in the morning for runner safety. Emergency services personnel will be controlling traffic at various intersections for additional runner safety. Please be aware of runners on the road and exercise caution.

05/05/2021
cityofoconto.com

While the City Council has not made a final decision on whether Aagson Pool will be open in 2021, we are posting the following so as to be prepared if the pool does open:

Any certified lifeguards interested in possibly working at Aageson Pool in 2021, please apply at Oconto City Hall, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or at https://cityofoconto.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Park-and-Rec-application.pdf. Any questions, please call (920)834-7706. Thank you!

Photos from Oconto Police Department's post
04/28/2021

Photos from Oconto Police Department's post

EDIT:  Please note this meeting has been moved to May 12th at 6:00 PMCity of OcontoPublic Informational MeetingThere wil...
04/26/2021

EDIT: Please note this meeting has been moved to May 12th at 6:00 PM

City of Oconto
Public Informational Meeting

There will be a public informational meeting held on May 12th at 6:00 p.m. in the Oconto City Hall multi-purpose room for discussion on the following items. Please contact Jeremy Wusterbarth (Superintendent of Public Works & Utilities) with questions or concerns at 920-834-7725 or [email protected].

EDIT: Please note this meeting has been moved to May 12th at 6:00 PM

City of Oconto
Public Informational Meeting

There will be a public informational meeting held on May 12th at 6:00 p.m. in the Oconto City Hall multi-purpose room for discussion on the following items. Please contact Jeremy Wusterbarth (Superintendent of Public Works & Utilities) with questions or concerns at 920-834-7725 or [email protected].

04/22/2021

16th annual Lights for the Vets will be on display from Memorial Day through Veteran's Day. Order forms are available at various businesses in the City of Oconto.

04/21/2021
datcp.wi.gov

We regret to announce that, due to new and increased State of Wisconsin regulations around COVID-19, Aageson Pool will not be opening for the summer of 2021.

Edit: Here is a link to the restrictions and guidelines from the State: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/parks-rec/aquatic-venues.html#anchor_1612214349775

The two main issues are the requirement that an individual need to be hired solely for social distancing and the requirement that capacity be limited.

Edit #2: Here is a link to the more specific requirements set by the State: https://datcp.wi.gov/Documents2/OperatingPoolsCOVID19.pdf

Aageson Pool
2021 Fact Sheet Regarding COVID Restrictions

State Requirement: Shower rooms and toilet rooms should be frequently cleaned and sanitized (every 2 hours). Frequently clean and sanitize deck furniture (e.g., between users).

Effect: Because life guards may not perform these duties under the State guidelines, two additional staff members would have to be hired to cover the seven days per week that the pool is open. The cost for the season for these employees would be $$9,702 (924 hours open per year x $10.50 per hour)

State Requirement: Each licensed facility should have someone on property to ensure that guidelines and regulations are followed. A lifeguard, while serving as a lifeguard, may not perform other duties, such as monitoring social distancing.

Effect: Because life guards may not perform these duties under the State guidelines, two additional staff members would have to be hired to cover the seven days per week that the pool is open. The cost for the season for these employees would be $$9,702 (924 hours open per year x $10.50 per hour)

State Requirement: It is recommended that the drinking fountain not be used and that patrons be provided with bottled water.

Effect: Because the State requires that water be provided to all patrons, the City would have to purchase bottled water to be distributed. The cost of the this is undetermined.

State Requirement: Install hand washing or sanitizing stations (at least 60% alcohol) at the entrance to your facility, and at key locations throughout the facility where customers are likely to contact shared equipment.

Effect: The cost of purchasing these would be an estimated $1,400 ($100 per station x 14 stations) plus the cost of the sanitizer.

State Requirement: Operators should calculate how many occupants may be in the pool area so that patrons who are not members of the same family have 6 feet of spacing between each other.

Effect: This requirement would limit the number of patrons allowed in the pool/pool area/pool pavilion at any given time. The city would be unable to sell season passes because it would not be fair for someone with a season pass to be turned away due to maximum capacity being met.

04/20/2021

SPRING WATER MAIN FLUSHING
CITY OF OCONTO

The Oconto Utility Commission will be flushing water mains in all areas south of the Oconto River on Monday, May 10th, 2021.

In all areas north of the Oconto River, West of and including Superior Avenue on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 11th & 12th, 2021.

In all areas north of the Oconto River, East of Superior Avenue, on Thursday and Friday May 13th & 14th , 2021.

Due to certain water main connections, other areas could be affected, please check your water for discoloration before using laundry.

04/06/2021

It’s Election Day! Voters in the City of Oconto will cast votes for 2 City Council members as well as several State races. Polls are open 7 am to 8 pm at City Hall.

04/05/2021

NOTICE: Splinter Causeway at Breakwater Park will be CLOSED on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 from 6 a.m. to approximately 2 p.m. for the removal of power poles and lines by Wisconsin Public Service.

04/01/2021

PUBLIC NOTICE
CITY OF OCONTO
NOXIOUS WEEDS
RESIDENTS AND PROPERTY OWNERS

In accordance with Wisconsin Statutes, Chapter 66.98 – Noxious weeds must be cut or sprayed and destroyed. All weeds can be hauled to the City of Oconto’s yard waste site at 1616 Main St. Sec. 8-1-5.(b) Public Nuisance Declared. The Common Council finds that lawns, grasses and noxious weeds on nonagricultural lots or parcels of land, as classified under the Zoning Code, within the City of Oconto which exceed six (6) inches in length adversely affect the public health and safety of the public in that they tend to emit pollen and other discomforting bits of plants, constitute a fire hazard and a safety hazard in that debris can be hidden in the grass, interferes with the public convenience and adversely affects property values of other land within the City. For that reason, any nonagricultural lawn, grass or weed on a lot of other parcel of land which exceeds six (6) inches in length is hereby declared to be a public nuisance.
Sec. 8-1-5.(e)
Abatement of Nuisance. If the Weed Commissioner shall determine with reasonable certainty that any public nuisance as defined in Subsection (b) above exists, the City shall cut or cause to be cut all grass and weeds from the subject's property and shall charge the expenses of so doing at a rate as established by resolution by the Common Council. The charges shall be set forth in a statement to the City Clerk/Treasurer who, in turn, shall mail the same to the owner, occupant or person in charge of the subject premises. If said statement is not paid in full within thirty (30) days thereafter, the City Clerk/Treasurer shall enter the charges in the tax roll as a special tax against said lot or parcel of land, and the same shall be collected in all respects like other taxes upon real estate, or as provided under Wis. Stats. § 66.0907.

Photos from Oconto Fire & Rescue's post
03/26/2021

Photos from Oconto Fire & Rescue's post

03/24/2021

Reminder: if you are returning an absentee ballot for the upcoming election, please ensure that there is a witness' signature AND full address written on the envelope. Thank you!

03/23/2021

SPRING LOOSE LEAF
CURBSIDE COLLECTION

City of Oconto

The City of Oconto Department of Public Works will begin its spring curbside collection of leaves and garden waste on April 4th and ending pick-up April 30th. This material should be placed at the curb in separate piles. Leaves should be in a row no more than 4 feet wide and approximately 3 feet high. Leaves should be placed in open areas and not around obstacles such as street signs or trees or will not be picked up. Bagged material or mixed material will not be picked up.

Do not put leaves into the street. Place the leaves between the curb and the sidewalk and as close to the curb as possible. Leaves placed on the street will not be picked-up unless placed back in the area defined for proper pick-up. Brush cannot be mixed in with leaf piles.

Residents may also bring their loose leaves and garden waste to the City’s yard waste site, which is located at 1616 Main St.

It is not possible to accurately tell residents the exact day their leaves and garden wastes will be picked up.
If you have any questions, call 834-7725 between 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday.

03/22/2021

March 3, 2021 - 2021 SPRING THAW RESTRICTIONS

15 Ton Weight restrictions will go into effect on all City of Oconto streets effective March 5th, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. and remain in effect until further notice.

School buses, emergency vehicles, milk/seed potato/livestock haulers, perishable food haulers, solid waste haulers collecting residential or commercial waste, and septage hauling will be EXEMPT from the road restrictions.

Fuel/gas haulers will be allowed to transport ½ of their normal legal loads. However, all carriers are encouraged to suspend operations and contact Superintendent of Public Works & Utilities Jeremy Wusterbarth if visible road damage is encountered at 920-834-7725.

This information will be forwarded to the Wisconsin State Patrol and the Oconto County Sheriff’s Department. Any other information regarding these weight restrictions can be obtained by contacting Superintendent of Public Works & Utilities Jeremy Wusterbarth at 920-834-7725.

03/09/2021

Fifteen ton weight limits are now in effect on all city streets. Any questions, contact Jeremy at (920)373-2408.

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Oconto, WI
54153

Opening Hours

Monday 07:30 - 16:00
Tuesday 07:30 - 16:00
Wednesday 07:30 - 16:00
Thursday 07:30 - 16:00
Friday 07:30 - 16:00

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(920) 834-7711

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Thank you to all who put donations out today for the scouting for food good turn! Due.to some scheduling conflicts, and lack of man power, we just ran a FB event this year, and turned out better then we thought. If you still have a donation that was missed please let me know. Tag me or call 920-373-2093. Thank you all again!
Does it cost to get a permit for fireworks?
Hey Fbook world- do your thing- know anyone looking for a part time PR gig? 10-15 hours (more to come in 2021) in the Oconto area? Im looking for a great team member to add to our amazing team!! Spread the word!
Question I have, i was on FB and someone was talking about rain barrels, and that Oconto didn't allow them. But I see nothing in the codes about a yes or no answer. I've don't ever remember hearing about it.
With Memorial Day coming fast, please do something with the tattered flag at Freedom Park, looks bad. Thanks
Is the free spring pick up still in plans to be rescheduled? We have been spring cleaning and debating if we should wait for the free spring pick up or if we need to make other arrangements to dispose of these items.
Does the city pick up leaves and such off the curb? If not what does one do with it
In out ten minutes, very nice setup with the shields. Everyone will be fine and safe!
Where can we get the seasonal boat launch passes? Also how does it work if you own multiple boats?
What's happening that they turned around and headed back out. Thought they were going up to the bridge?
I just want to give a big THANK YOU to the city of OCONTO, for doing such a great job with all this flooding. You have been amazing.