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Leaf Pickup

Leaf collection this year will again be accomplished by baling of the leaves/pine needles that are placed in the street. The City will be contracting with a custom baler to collect the leaves/pine needles. Baled leaves will then be hauled away by the Public Works Dept. Leaf collection will begin on October 29th. Residents who want their leaves picked up must have them raked into the gutter or onto the street by 7:00am on October 29th. Public Works staff will not rake leaves out of ditches or off the curb for pickup. For the equipment to do the best job of leaf collection rake leaves away from the curb approximately 1-2 feet. Leaves that are on the street will be picked up. Baling operations are scheduled to be completed in 2 days. The City’s street sweeper will clean up any remaining leaves after baling is finished. Please keep in mind that street sweeping is a slower process, so it may be a couple of days after baling before the streets are swept. Leaf collection will only be done once. Do not place any leaves on the street after the collection equipment has passed. Any leaves remaining after the collection equipment has passed can be disposed of at the yard waste site on Fremont St. DO NOT deposit rocks, sticks, brush or garden waste in the leaf piles as these items will damage the leaf collection equipment. Any leaf piles found that contain these materials will not be picked up. Leaves and other yard waste may also be disposed of at the Yard Waste site on Fremont Street. Residents are reminded that brush is NOT ALLOWED at the yard waste site. Brush will not be picked up for persons clearing lots. Brush is picked up the week of the third Monday of each month. If you deposit brush, stumps, trees or other unacceptable garbage at the yard waste site you will be subject to fines. If you have brush for disposal call the Public Works Dept. at 715-693-3840 and leave your name and address.


River Park Update

You may have noticed the recent removal of a significant amount of dead & dying trees in the middle of River Park. The removal of the trees is part of a Forestry Plan for River Park that was approved by the City Common Council in November 2017. After the tree stumps are removed, the City's contractor will be planting 44 new shade trees (Autumn Blaze Maples, Deborah Maples, American Sentry Lindens, Common Hackberrys & Kentucky Coffeetrees), within this area of the park this spring. The new trees are the same species as the 27 trees that were planted along the Main Street frontage of River Park in 2016. The Mayor & City Council are committed to making sure that River Park continues to be a significant asset to our great community for the enjoyment of our current residents and future generations to come!


NOTICE TO MOSINEE WATER UTILITY CUSTOMERS

FALL WATERMAIN FLUSHING

The City of Mosinee Water Utility will be performing seasonal flushing of water mains and exercising of fire hydrants beginning October 8th, 2018 per the following schedule.

This is maintenance work that is completed twice each year and is in addition to the unidirectional flushing program.

The areas listed below will be flushed during the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Monday, October 8th: All areas east of I39.

Tuesday, October 9th: South of STH 153 between I39 and the Wisconsin River.

Wednesday, October 10th: North of STH 153 between I39 and the Wisconsin River.

Thursday, October 11th: Water Street to 11th St.

Monday, October 15th: 11th St. to Rangeline Road and north of Western Ave.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 All areas south of Western Ave between Rangeline Rd. and Fremont St.

Some temporary discoloration of water may be expected. To help avoid problems draw a supply of drinking water before flushing and use as little water as possible during the hours of flushing, especially for laundry purposes.

Some homeowners may also experience low water pressure during the flushing process.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Mosinee Public Works Dept. at 715-693-3840.


Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Saturday, October 27th, 2018

The Mosinee Police Department will host a prescription drug take back day on Saturday, October 27th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, at the Mosinee City Hall, 225 Main St, Mosinee.

All waste pharmaceuticals must be generated by a household- no businesses are allowed.

Bring: Prescription (controlled and non-controlled) and over-the-counter medications, ointments, inhalers, patches, non-aerosol sprays, creams, vials and pet medications.

Do Not Bring: Illegal drugs, needles/sharps, mercury thermometers, aerosol cans, bio-hazardous materials (anything containing a bodily fluid or blood), flares, personal care products (shampoo, soaps, lotions, sunscreens, etc...), household hazardous waste (paint, pesticides, chemicals, oil, or gas) or acids.

Participants may dispose of solid, non-liquid medication(s) by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into a disposal box or into a clear sealable plastic bag. Plastic pill containers should not be collected. It is recommended that recycling bins are provided at the collection sites for disposal of such containers. Blister packages are acceptable without the medications being removed.

Liquids will be accepted during this initiative. However, the liquids, creams and sprays must be in their original packaging and evenly distributed within the boxes of collected solid prescription medications. Liquids without the original packaging will not be accepted.


Fall Election - Pending Provisional Ballots

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018


WATER QUALITY UPDATE

City of Mosinee Water Quality Update A story broadcast on a local television network earlier this year had cast a negative light on the Mosinee Water Utility and questioned the quality of the water being provided to the utility customers – in particular copper in the drinking water. Since this story was aired additional fine tuning has taken place at the water treatment plant, additional cleaning of the distribution system has been completed and additional water samples have been collected and analyzed for lead and copper. In August 2017 ten (10) water samples were collected and tested for lead and copper. Of the 10 samples that were analyzed all were below the EPA Action level of 15 ppb for lead and only 1 sample was over the EPA action level of 1300 ppb for copper. In October 2017 an additional 40 water samples were collected and analyzed for lead and copper. Of the 40 samples that were analyzed only two (2) of the samples exceeded the EPA action level for lead and none (0) samples exceeded the EPA action level for copper. Based on these test results the City of Mosinee is in compliance with the EPA’s lead and copper requirements. Please rest assured that the water being produced at the water treatment facility and being pumped out of the east side wells does NOT contain copper or lead. Lead and copper levels may increase if water comes in contact with lead or copper plumbing and/or brass or copper-containing fixtures in premise plumbing systems. This normally occurs if the water remains motionless in the plumbing system for six hours or more. Lead and copper in drinking water increases with the corrosivity of the water and the length of time it remains in contact with the plumbing. The easiest and most effective method for reducing exposure to lead or copper is to avoid drinking or cooking with water that has been in contact with your house plumbing for more than six hours. When first drawing water in the morning or after a work day, flush the system by running the cold-water faucet for 2-3 minutes, or until the water gets as cold as possible. (If you live in an apartment complex, flushing the system may take longer). Water used for showering or washing also helps flush the system. It is still a good idea to flush each faucet where water is drawn for drinking or cooking purposes since some fixtures contain brass or copper. The City of Mosinee has received a $300,000 grant to be used to fund a portion and in some cases, ALL of the costs related to the replacement of privately owned sections of lead and galvanized water service lines. We are strongly urging homeowners and daycares with lead water service lines to consider having them replaced using the funding available through the reimbursement program that the City has put in place. This program will fund the actual replacement cost up to a maximum of $2500 per service line replaced. If you are interested in lead line replacement please contact the Public Works Dept. at the phone number or email address below. We also realize that the task of cleaning the water distribution system piping (water mains) is not finished and we will continue with our Unidirectional Flushing Program until we are confident that the system has been sufficiently cleaned. If you have questions or would like any additional information please feel free to call Kevin Breit – Public Works Director at 715-693-3840 or email to: publicworks@mosinee.wi.us.


B.A. & Esther Greenheck Foundation Donates Towards Park Improvements at Edgewood Park

Mayor Jacobson met with B.A. & Esther Greenheck Foundation Executive Director Brian L. Gumness on Monday afternoon (11/6) to thank the Foundation for their gracious donation of $6,500 towards the installation of the new playground equipment at Edgewood Park. The three new playground equipment pieces consist of a unique Teeter Tunnel, Slide Climber and Playstructure. The City of Mosinee would like to express our gratitude to the B.A. & Esther Greenheck Foundation for their park equipment donation to our great community!


Water Quality Information

Director of Public Works Kevin Breit recently put together information to answer questions regarding the report of high copper levels in drinking water.


Downtown Parking Lot Open For Public Use

The City of Mosinee recently completed improvements to the new public parking lot located on the east side of the 400 Block of 4th Street between Square Park and TDS. The parking lot now provides sixteen parking spaces for easy off-street access to our downtown business district. The parking lot can be accessed from the public alley located off of 4th Street (north end) or Pine Street (south end).


City of Mosinee embracing technology to improve meeting efficiency

The City of Mosinee recently launched IQM2’s Legislative Management platform including Live and On-Demand Video Streaming. IQM2’s software synchronizes online video with Agendas, Meeting Minutes and the City Council meeting information packet. Using this software, the Mayor and City Council are now using Microsoft Surface Pro tablets during meetings to view the meeting packet. Going “paperless” was a big step but it will provide immediate savings in paper costs, copying costs and staff time. The City of Mosinee is committed to using technology to drive citizen engagement and governing efficiency. In addition to the great internal process efficiencies the City obtains using this software, citizens will now be able to watch and search public meeting information from any place in the world via the citizen public meeting portal. We know our residents are busy and it is often difficult for them to attend our public meetings so now they can stay involved at their convenience. Citizens are able to watch the portion of the meeting that they are interested in with a single click while reviewing all the relevant supporting documents. We are delighted at the transparency this is bringing to the City and the community. We urge our residents to take advantage of these wonderful services at http://mosineecitywi.iqm2.com.



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