Express Your Views on Future Development

There’s still time to participate in an on-line survey about the direction of future development in Two Rivers.

This survey, developed as part of an economic development strategic planning effort by the City, is available at www.polco.us.  We have extended the timetable for participation, to allow more residents to share their views.

Please visit that site and share your thoughts on development priorities for Two Rivers.  (Note: when you log into Polco for the first time, you will need to “create an account” in order to access the Two Rivers survey.)

The survey will be available until noon on Monday, July 24.  Check it out!

27th Street Repaving Project Deferred to 2018

Based on recommendations from staff and the Public Works Committee, the City Council on July 5 voted to defer the milling and repaving of 27th Street, from Forest Avenue to Washington Street, to 2018.

The project is being deferred to allow the City to evaluate the replacement of lead water service laterals and any defective sanitary sewer laterals serving homes in that project area, in advance of the paving project.

The City recently applied to Wisconsin DNR for 2018 grant money to assist with lead water lateral replacements, to fund what would otherwise be a homeowner expense.  (Water lateral is the City’s responsibility from the main to the shutoff valve at the edge of right-of-way, and property owner responsibility on private property, from the shutoff to the meter.)

Even though the water and sewer mains beneath the street are very old, they are in good condition and adequately sized.  There are presently no plans to replace mains as part of the 27th Street project.

Property owners along 27th Street in the project area will soon receive a mailing from the City, providing more information.

Further Consideration of Pets in Parks at July 17 Council Meeting

The City Council will give further consideration to the topic of animals in City parks at its next regular meeting, on Monday, July 17.

City staff’s recommendation is to relax current restrictions, to generally allow leashed dogs (and cats, I suppose) in City parks, with a few exceptions, such as the groomed beach area at Neshotah Park.

The Council has agreed that it wishes to defer action on any restrictions on animals at special events, at least for the 2017 Summer/Fall events season.

Details of what is proposed for City Council action on July 17 will be posted on the City’s website and Facebook page this Friday, July 14.

Big Weekend on the Beach and Lake Coming July 21-23

The weekend of July 21 -23 will see the return of the Two Rivers Kiwanis Fish Derby, out on Lake Michigan and at Walsh Field.

Saturday, July 22 will feature the Two Rivers Optimists Fishing Fantasy Parade and Great Bike Giveaway.

Meanwhile, the second annual EVP Coolest Coast Pro-Am Volleyball Tournament will return to the sands of Neshotah Beach, from Friday afternoon through Sunday.

Watch for more details on another event-packed weekend here in Two Rivers!

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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