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May 2018: Volume 67



 

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IN THIS ISSUE:

Spring Leaf & Brush Collection Dates

Special Elections

Recreation Scholarships

Mental Health Month: Suicide Prevention Tips


Prescription Drug Drop-Off
 
Summer Office Hours Reminder














 

AFTER THE BLIZZARD:


Now that record-setting April snowfalls have finally melted from view (mostly), here's some important updates on the status of our spring pick-up services:
  • The City of De Pere has extended leaf collection through Friday, May 18 (rather than through April 20). Please do not mix brush with leaves, as the sticks clog up the machine. Also, please make sure leaves and clippings are not placed in the street, but curbside. They tend to clog the storm sewers when left in the street and they send chemicals into the storm system. 
  • Brush collection will be on its regularly-scheduled date. All brush must be curbside by Monday, May 7, at 6:30 a.m. Remember, brush consists of brush and tree trimmings only. Do not put grass clippings, lawn rakings, garden waste or leaves with your brush. Here's a helpful video that explains our brush pick-up process more in-depth.  
If you have additional questions, please contact Street Superintendent Steve Bloemer via email at sbloemer@mail.de-pere.org or call 920-339-8325.


Special Primary Election – May 15, 2018
Special Election – June 12, 2018

Portions of the City of De Pere are within Senate District 1 and eligible to vote in this election, including:
Wards 5, 9, 18 (East)
Wards 10-12, 13-15 (West)
 
You can visit myvote.wi.gov and click on “What’s On My Ballot” to see if you are located in this Senate District.

For more information, call 339-4050 or visit the Clerk’s webpage.
Making Play Possible 

The financial assistance program has been established to provide youth in the City of De Pere the opportunity to participate in recreation programs offered by the Park, Recreation & Forestry Department, regardless of their financial status. Through the generous support of local service organizations, foundations, businesses and community members, the City of De Pere is able to help people overcome financial barriers in order to participate in city recreation programs. 
 
Scholarships are available for instruction programs, special events, pool passes, playground programs, Kidz Zone, Summer Camp and co-sponsored youth sport leagues such as youth soccer, baseball, softball and hockey. Scholarships are not available for youth participation in field trips, replacement pool passes, costumes or supplies. All scholarships are awarded on a first come, first serve basis. Residents may apply by completing an application form. For application forms or to find out how you can help donate and contribute to this program, visit www.de-pere.org or contact the Community Center at 920-339-4097.  

 
QPR - Ask a Question, Save a Life
May is Mental Health Month.  Did you know that suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people in Wisconsin and the tenth most common cause of death for all age groups in Wisconsin?  Suicidal thoughts are common.  Suicidal acts, threats and attempts are less common, but much more frequent than most people realize.  Suicide is a preventable public health problem.

Help Save a Life:
 
The local Suicide Prevention Coalition is working towards the prevention of all suicides in Brown County and is calling on the community at large to become educated about the warning signs of suicide and how to help save a life.
 
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer:
 
There are 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.  Just as people trained in CPR help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year, thousands of Americans like you are saying "Yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor.
 
As a QPR-trained Gatekeeper, you will learn how to:
  • Recognize the warning signs of suicide
  • Offer hope
  • Get help and save a life
Schedule a free QPR Training:
Trainings for QPR can be done in 60 to 90 minutes by a Certified QPR Gatekeeper Instructor.  If you are interested in having a group training in QPR please contact the De Pere Health Department at (920) 339-4054 for more information.

*Information obtained from the Brown County Coalition for Suicide Prevention website
 
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.
Prescription drug drop-off site available year-round  

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel visited the City of De Pere recently to discuss Wisconsin’s efforts in the fight against opioid addiction. He noted new guidelines pushing addicts into treatment and a prescription database has paved the way for Wisconsin to be a national leader in the addiction battle. De Pere Police Chief Derek Beiderwieden also discussed local efforts the city has been making on this front.

Research has indicated that up to 70% of those using illegal drugs such as heroin, started by becoming addicted to prescription medications (many by stealing medications or obtaining them through a friend). This is a serious problem in Wisconsin and one that needs to be dealt with starting on a local level. 

The De Pere Police Department maintains a permanent prescription drug drop-off site, where unused prescription drugs can be turned in safely and anonymously, eliminating the risk of these items falling into the wrong hands. Since the inception of the take-back program, the De Pere Police Department has collected nearly 2,000 pounds of unwanted medications. Please join me and take just a moment to clean out unwanted medications, even pet medications, from your drawers and cabinets and bring them to the police department. Together we can make a difference. 

Collection hours in De Pere are Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm.

- Chief Derek Beiderwieden

REGULAR OFFICE HOURS (THROUGH MAY 25)

City Hall and Community Center
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
 
 Municipal Service Center
Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


SUMMER OFFICE HOURS (STARTING MAY 29)

City Hall & Municipal Service Center
Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Community Center
 Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Summer Office Hours run from Memorial Day until Labor Day.
City of De Pere
335 South Broadway
De Pere, WI 54115


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