July 2017: Volume 58


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Summer Carnival and Games

Leash Ordinance for Dogs

Senior Citizen's Picnic

Kidz Zone

Early Release Days

Water Safety At Home

Love Your Pipes

Legion and VFW Pool Closing

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Summer 2017 Edition

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Summer Carnival and Games
Fun for the whole family!  Come join the park staff and the summer playground kids as we say goodbye to summer. Bring all of your friends for this evening of inflatables, games and activities.

Game tickets are 20₵ each and will be sold at the parks.
Legion Park
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
A hot dog dinner, sponsored by the De Pere Kiwanis Club, will be available for only $1.00!

The police department would like to remind the public that the City of De Pere has a “leash” ordinance and that no animal shall be allowed to roam free off the owners property, and yes, even from the front yard. The De Pere ordinance reads like this (a little paraphrased):
No person shall permit any animal he or she owns or has custody to be at large within the city.  An animal shall be deemed to be at large unless crated, penned or securely tied or chained in such a manner that such animal cannot proceed beyond the boundaries of the property of the owner or custodian and onto public right-of-way or other private property. Any animal allowed to leave the boundaries of the property of the owner or custodian shall be under the immediate control of a person by means of a rope, chain, cord or leash which is not more than four feet in length and which is of sufficient strength to control the actions of the animal.
The police department appreciates your cooperation on this matter.  We have fielded quite a few dogs-at-large complaints lately where the dog has come from the owners garage or driveway and ran after or approached aggressively a person walking in the right of way.  We would like to prevent a disaster or an injury to a person that sometimes can happen even with a normally friendly animal.  Please do your part in keeping everyone safe. 

Thank you.
Derek Beiderwieden, Chief
De Pere Police Department
Office: (920) 339-4075
Senior Citizen’s Picnic
The De Pere Parks & Recreation Department and the Commission on Aging will be holding its annual Senior Citizen’s Picnic.  Booyah, hot dogs, chips, dessert and beverage will be served followed by BINGO and door prizes.  Limited number of tickets on sale now!

SATURDAY - AUGUST 26 - 12:00 p.m.

Doors will open at 10:30 a.m. for open cards.  Lunch served at 12:00 p.m. with bingo to follow.
Location:  Community Center, Spruce Room & Lounge
Fee: $3 per person

Sorry, no tickets will be sold after Thursday, August 24. 
No refunds.
Donations accepted for door prizes.
Kidz Zone

Kidz Zone is a fun, safe, educational and affordable recreation program for those hours before and after school.  The program is located at Our Lady of Lourdes Cafeteria (Westwood students are transported by school bus at no additional fee) and is open to students in grades K5-5th grade at Westwood and Our Lady of Lourdes Schools.  Options are available for before school programming, after school programming or both.  We offer a 4/5 day per week option and a 3-day per week option.  Before school drop off begins at 6:45 a.m. and after school pick up ends at 5:45 p.m.  For more information and fee schedule contact the Community Center at 339-4097 or visit the City’s website under Recreation.
Early Release Days

In conjunction with Early Release Days in the West De Pere School District, Kidz Zone will be offered at Our Lady of Lourdes School.  Participants do not need to be enrolled in Kidz Zone.  Students should bring a cold lunch, drink and afternoon snack.  Westwood students will be transported by school bus.  $15/participant, pre-registration required.  For more information please contact the Community Center at 339-4097.

October 13th
October 25th
November 22nd  (Our Lady of Lourdes)
Water Safety At Home
Drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death among children between 1 and 4 years old.  And it’s the third leading cause of death among children.  Water is great fun for kids, but it’s also a place where safety must come first, so here are a few tips for kids who love to get wet.
  • Don’t Leave Kids Alone in or Around Water
    • Never leave your child unattended around water.  We know it sounds strict, but there is no room for compromise on this one.  Babies can drown in as little as an inch of water.
    • Put the cell phone away, forget about all the other things you have to do and give young children 100 percent of your attention when they are near or around water.
    • When using inflatable or portable pools, remember to empty them immediately after use.  Store them upside down and out of children’s reach.  These types of pools can pose a drowning risk.
  • Remove Water From Tubs and Buckets After Use
    • Once bath time is over, immediately drain the tub.
    • Empty all tubs, buckets, containers and wading pools immediately after use.  Store them upside down and out of children’s reach.
  • Close Lids and Doors
    • Keep toilet lids closed and use toilet seat locks to prevent drowning.
    • Keep doors to bathrooms and laundry rooms closed.
  • Learn CPR
    • Parents have a million things to do, but learning CPR should be on the top of the list.  It will give you tremendous peace of mind – and the more peace of mind you have as a parent, the better.
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The mission of the City of De Pere Health Department is to protect and promote public health across the lifespan through: education, policy development and valued services.  Public health offers a variety of services focusing on the community, family and individual.


Love Your Pipes - The drains in your home aren’t something you think about each day; yet dumping certain items down your drain can result in sewer backups and costly repairs for both homeowners and sewer authorities.
Don’t Turkey Your Drain - Fats, oils, and grease (FOG) should not be poured down the kitchen sink, as they can cause clogged pipes, backups, and necessitate costly repairs. These materials can harden as they travel through pipes, and stick to the interior walls, creating a drag on water flow, and eventually, clogging altogether.  FOG should be disposed of in the trashcan.
Can the Wipes! - “Flushable” wipes are becoming increasingly popular – and are causing backups in homes across the U.S.  These wipes should be disposed of in the trashcan, not the toilet.  They can clog up pipes, and get tangled in pumps and sewer equipment, causing sewer backups, and costly repairs for homeowners and wastewater utilities alike.  “Flushable” wipes, along with baby wipes, dental floss, mop refills, paper towels, towelettes, and cleaning wipes also should be put into the trashcan.  Only #1, #2, and toilet paper – the “3Ps” should be flushed.  Save yourself and your wastewater utility from a pain in the drain – flush only the 3Ps!
Unused Medication - Unwanted and unused medication can present opportunities for environmental contamination, drug abuse and accidental poisonings. Pharmaceuticals should not be flushed down the toilet or poured down the sink – wastewater treatment facilities are not equipped to treat these materials.  For pharmaceutical drop-off information in Brown County, please visit: Brown County Sheriff’s Prescription Drug Collection Program.
Household Hazardous Waste - Hazardous waste items like paints, cleaners, and pesticides should not go down the drain. These items should be properly disposed of at the Brown County Household Hazardous Waste Facility. For more information please visit their website: Brown County Household Hazardous Waste Facility.
NEW Water is a wholesale provider of wastewater treatment and conveyance services to municipal customers throughout Northeast Wisconsin.
Questions regarding your sewer service?


Eric Rakers
City of De Pere
(920) 339-4060
Legion and VFW pool will close for the season on Sunday, August 20. Open swim hours are Monday – Friday 1:00-4:30 p.m. and 6:00-8:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 1:00-6:00 p.m.  All concessions will be half price on our last day - Sunday, August 20. Come swim one last time (or more!) before the summer ends.
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335 South Broadway
De Pere, WI 54115
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