City Council Votes to Prohibit Animals at Major Festivals

The TR City Council on Monday of this week approved an ordinance amendment to prohibit animals at three major downtown festivals: The Cool City Classic Car Cruise, Cool City Classic Car Show and Ethnic Festival.

This prohibition will take effect in 2018.  It will not apply to service animals, nor to animals that are featured in the event.

These changes came at the request of Two Rivers Main Street, which organizes all three of these events.  That request was based on several unfortunate experiences at downtown events over the past several years.  Numerous local residents have also expressed support for such a prohibition.

While these are new restrictions on animals, I would remind readers that the City Council in July approved other amendments, to City ordinances on animals in parks and on public properties that probably make TR one of the more “pet friendly” communities in the state.

Council Awards Bids for Sewer Lining

Also at Monday’s meeting, the Council awarded a $382,000 contract for lining sanitary sewer mains along several City streets, to upgrade and extend the life of that important underground infrastructure.

Sewer mains to be lined with a six millimeter (quarter-inch) thick, “cured in place,” plastic liner include those beneath:

–East Street from Harbor to 18th
–17th   Street, from East to Lincoln Street
–Bellevue Place, from 10th to 14th
–Lincoln Street, from 17th to 20th
–Jefferson Street, from 22nd to 24th
–Adams Street, from 30th to School
–Forest Avenue, from 22nd to 24th

This sewer work, along with nearly a mile of new sanitary sewer main installed this year on Lincoln Avenue and smaller main replacement projects on Pilon Court and Wilson Street, is being funded through Wisconsin’s Clean Water Fund.

In addition to qualifying for a low interest rate (under 2.5 percent) for 20-year financing of $1.4 million in projects, the City qualified for 30 percent “principal forgiveness” (grant funding) for these projects.

Remind Your Friends and Family: Kites Over Lake Michigan September 2-3

Two Rivers’ premiere annual event returns to the sands of Neshotah Beach on Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend: the 12th annual Kites Over Lake Michigan.

There will be two full days of kites filling the skies, along with many colorful ground displays and choreographed group flies.

Saturday night features music by “FBI and the Untouchable Horns” from 6:00 to 11:00 PM, along the sky lantern release (weather permitting) and fireworks.

Thanks to the event’s major sponsors, Shoreline Credit Union and Fox Communities Credit Union, along with all the other sponsors, volunteers and kites who make it possible for TR to host this awesome annual event.

“Farewell to Summer” Concert at the Beach on September 9

Summer does not end with Labor Day.  ‘Fact is, some of our most beautiful days at the beach are in September.

Saturday, September 9, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, enjoy the music of Out a Time at the Rotary Beach Pavilion.  Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available.

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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