City of De Pere October 2018 Newsletter
Volume 70
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Be prepared for leaf & brush pick-up

Fall BRUSH collection is scheduled from Oct. 1 - 5. Brush consists of brush and tree trimmings only. Do not put lawn clippings or leaves on these piles, please. Brush needs to be placed curbside no later than 6:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 1 for collection.
Fall LEAF collection is scheduled to start Oct. 8 and run until Nov. 16. Leaf piles may consist of leaves, small lawn rakings, grass clippings and small garden waste. 
Note the dates for leaf collection is TENTATIVE. Fall in Wisconsin can bring a wide variety of weather conditions, which may impact collection times and offerings. If you'd like to verify collection dates, please contact our Municipal Service Center (MSC) at 920.339.4060.



Important Items To Know!

Trick or treat details, dates and safety tips!

Trick-or-Treating is Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 4 to 7 p.m. this year in the City of De Pere. There is also a Downtown De Pere Trick-or-Treat event on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 11 - 2 p.m., where close to 50 local businesses will open their doors to hand out candy to youngsters. For some safety tips for costumes, candy, walking, driving and more, check out this info from the De Pere Health Department

Urban Orchards bear fruit for schools, community

In 2016, the seeds were planted in De Pere – quite literally – for residents to have convenient access to fresh fruit while walking, biking or driving throughout the City. Better yet, the hope was to give local food pantries another source of fresh fruit to make available to those in need. The past few weeks, this vision became reality as area students, businesses, families, community members and volunteers were out harvesting fruit from the City of De Pere’s unique Urban Orchard program. 
Click here for more details on our Facebook page

Short-Term Rental FAQ and Application

The short term rental of property is possible in the City of De Pere, per certain City of De Pere and Wisconsin Act 59 regulations. It looks easy when you go online and can quickly list your bedroom, loft, apartment, house, condo, etc., for rent on a multitude of private sites. However, you must also file a ‘Short Term Rental of Property’ application form with the City of De Pere. This instruction summary will help you define if your property qualifies as a short term rental property. This summary will also remind you of some of the steps and rules that must be adhered to in order to remain a short term rental property in good standing with the City of De Pere. Click here for all the details. 

Facility Referendum

Regarding the issue of aquatic facilities, the City of De Pere will hold a binding referendum on the Nov. 6 general election ballot. The decision to host a city-wide referendum on the issue was approved by a unanimous 7-0 vote at the Tuesday, Aug. 21 Common Council meeting. The referendum, in simple terms, will ask residents if they wish to allow the City to exceed the tax levy limits each year – on an ongoing basis - by up to $900,000 to first build and then maintain new aquatic facilities at the current sites of both VFW and Legion pools. 
Click here for full details and a summary of key points you should know. 

Next Mental Health Info Session is Oct. 31

De Pere's third public information session on mental health  will be Wednesday, Oct. 31. The session will be held at the De Pere Community Center, starting 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. All are welcome to participate - not just De Pere residents. The topic of this month's session will be announced sometime in the coming weeks. Please follow the De Pere Health Department Facebook Page for updates and further details. 

Central Brown County Water Authority - 10 years later

The City of De Pere collaborated with the Central Brown County Water Authority (CBCWA) to produce a documentary to provide a history of why the CBCWA was formed, how it came to be, and where the CBCWA is after 10 years of providing water to its member communities in Northeast Wisconsin. Take a look at this informative video

The first-annual State of De Pere is Nov. 13

The first-annual "State of De Pere" event, hosted by the De Pere Area Chamber of Commerce, Definitely De Pere and the City of De Pere will be held Nov. 13 at St. Norbert College. SNC President Brian Bruess, Mayor Mike Walsh, and representatives from Definitely De Pere and the De Pere Area Chamber of Commerce will be among the speakers. Attendees can learn about about the City of De Pere brand launch, Cultural Plan updates and more. There will be a short question and answer session at the end.
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FROGGER Event is Oct. 10. Share the Streets Safely! 

Local public safety departments will be educating the community on how to safely share the streets through a FROGGER Crosswalk Education event on Wednesday, Oct. 10. 
Click here for the full details

Are you ready? It's Almost Pickleball time! 

The tennis courts at Legion park are being re-done and restructured and will be back soon with some exciting new additions. When it reopens, there will now be two tennis courts and two pickleball courts! Pickleball is experiencing a swell in popularlity in the region, and the City of De Pere is excited to offer brand new courts to our residents to join in on the fun. 

Have You Followed Us Yet on Instagram?

Stay informed of our City services, offerings and programs with videos, photos and some fun along the way. Follow us on our newest social media platform: Instagram!

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