Response to Sunday Incident Shows Value of Cooperation

This past Sunday, a domestic dispute at an Adams Street apartment building rapidly escalated into a major incident:  a male subject barricaded in an apartment, threatening harm to responding police officers.

The incident ultimately resulted in the involvement of not only 11 TRPD members, but also the Manitowoc County SWAT team, Two Rivers Fire and EMS (both standby ambulance and assistance with building entry), TR Public Works (street barricades) and Lester Public Library (temporary shelter for about 15 evacuated tenants).

It was an impressive response and we are all grateful that nobody was hurt.

Thanks to everyone involved in the well-coordinated response to this incident.

City Council Unanimously OK’s Amendment to Official Map

On Monday night of this week, the TR City Council approved by a 9-0 vote an amendment to the City’s “Official Map” that makes official the City’s intent to re-establish the grid street pattern that originally existing in the area of the downtown Hamilton complex.

This matter was tabled at the April 3 City Council meeting, after property owner Thermo Fisher Scientific expressed its opposition to the map amendment.  The City offered the company an opportunity to provide information on any plans or development proposals it may have, which might be impacted by the amendment, but the company did not reply.

The City Council will hold a special meeting on Monday, May 8, to consider further action relative to redevelopment of the former Hamilton property, including taking the first formal steps toward securing City ownership of that portion of the property along the river.

I expect that any action taken will be consistent with the adopted Redevelopment Strategy and Waterfront Access Plan for this important downtown property, adopted in November 2016.  This plan can be viewed at www.two-rivers.org, under the heading “Living in…”

Mariners Trail Cleanup This Saturday

The annual Spring Cleanup along Mariners Trail will be held this Saturday, May 6, starting at 8:30 AM from the wayside opposite Woodland Drive.

‘Love the trail?  Get up early, come on out and help make it beautiful for the thousands of people who will walk, run and bike along our amazing shoreline this year.

Plan on wearing warm clothing, sensible shoes, gloves, and a positive attitude.

Electronics Recycling on May 13

The TRHS Octagon Club will offer an electronics recycling event on Saturday, May 13, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the J.E. Hamilton Community House parking lot off 18th Street.

May 13 Badger Night Features Josh Gasser

Calling all Badger fans….

Former UW Badger basketball standout Josh Gasser will be the featured speaker at the Neshotah Charitable Foundation’s “Dick Rohrer Memorial Badger Night” on Saturday, May 13 in the gym of the J.E. Hamilton Community House.

The event starts with a social hour at 5:00 PM, with dinner at 6:00 PM and the speaker and benefit auction to follow.

This event is always great fun for a good cause, as the Community House gym becomes “Red Gym East” for the night.

Tickets are $25 per person; contact Herman Gagnon at 553-4790 or Bob Bergeon at 553-4055.

Downtown TR Wine Walk on May 19

Two Rivers Main Street will host its annual Spring Wine Walk on Friday, May 19 from 5:00 to 8:30 PM.

Event sponsor is Paczkowski Family Dental.  Tickets are available for $30 each at Klein Hardware, Rustic Harbor Boutique at GJ’s, Schroeder’s Department Store and Two Rivers Clothing Company.

TR Schools Student Art Show at Library

The Two Rivers School District’s annual student art show is being held at the Lester Public Library throughout the month of May.

Stop by the library to see the creative talent of our local students, on display.

Two Rivers City Manager Greg Buckley can be contacted by calling 920-793-5532 or by e-mailing gbuckley@two-rivers.org.

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