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September 2017: Volume 60


 

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IN THIS ISSUE:

De Pere Fall Leaf Collection

Community Center Events


Hypothermia

Trick-or-Treating Safety

Beekeeping Permits 
 
Office Hours

De Pere Fall Leaf Collection

Just a reminder: The Fall curbside collection of leaves is well underway and will continue through November 10, 2017.  The City will be making multiple rounds of collection during this time.  Leaves, grass clippings, lawn rakings, and garden waste may be placed curbside for collection.  Please do not place any of these items in the street as they clog the storm sewer and also send chemicals into the storm sewer system.  They should be placed in the terrace area (area between the sidewalk and the street).

Thank you!
 
Contact: Steve Bloemer, Street Superintendent
 
Buy tickets for Chili Bingo Nov. 15,
Music and Memories Nov. 29, and

Packer Tailgate Bingo Dec. 15
at the same time and save $1.00!

 
Chili Luncheon and Bingo
 
Join the De Pere Commission on Aging for a Chili Luncheon and Bingo. Lunch ticket includes two bingo cards!  Up to 4 additional cards can be purchased for 50₡ a piece!
 
WEDNESDAY - November 15 - 12:00 p.m.
Chili luncheon will be served at 12:00 p.m. with bingo to follow.
Location:  Community Center, Spruce Room, Lower Level
Fee:  $7 per person
 
Our Music Our Memories Luncheon
 
Lunch will feature hamburgers and root beer floats! Then take a trip down memory lane with Ron Urmanski and music from the 50’s and 60’s, along with jokes from beloved comedians. In addition, Ron will sprinkle in holiday cheer with some favorite Christmas carols! Bet you can’t help but sing along!
 
WEDNESDAY - November 29 - 12:00 p.m.
Location:  Community Center, Spruce Room, Lower Level
Fee:  $7 per person
 
Packer Tailgate Party and Bingo
 
Join the De Pere Commission on Aging for a Packer Tailgate Party to cheer on the Packers! A brat luncheon will be served with bingo to follow!  Lunch ticket includes one bingo card! Get another card free- IF YOU WEAR YOUR PACKER COLORS!! (up to 4 additional cards can be purchased for 50 cents each)
 
FRIDAY - December 15 - 12:00 p.m.
Location:  Community Center, Pine Rm. Upper Level
Fee:  $7 per person
 
Harvest Dance and Party
 
FRIDAY - October 27
Location:  Community Center, Lower Level
Doors Open 5:30 p.m.
Dancing begins at 6:00 p.m.
Tickets:  $10.00 per person (water, soda and popcorn included)
Please bring non-perishable food item to benefit local school children
 

Hypothermia
 
When exposed to cold temperatures, your body begins to lose heat faster than it can be produced.  Prolonged exposure to cold will eventually use up your body’s stored energy.  The result is hypothermia, or abnormally low body temperature.  Hypothermia is most likely at very cold temperatures, but it can occur even at cool temperatures (above 40°F) if a person becomes chilled from rain, sweat, or submersion in cold water.

Warning signs of hypothermia:
Adults:  shivering, exhaustion, confusion, fumbling hands, memory loss, slurred speech and drowsiness.
Infants:  bright red, cold skin, very low energy.

What to Do:
If you notice any of these signs, take the person’s temperature.  If it is below 95°, the situation is an emergency – get medical attention immediately.
If medical care is not available, begin warming the person, as follows:
  • Get the victim into a warm room or shelter.
  • If the victim has on any wet clothing, remove it.
  • Warm the center of the body first – chest, neck, head, and groin - using an electric blanket, if available.  Or use skin-to-skin contact under loose, dry layers of blankets, clothing, towels, or sheets.
  • Warm beverages can help increase the body temperature, but do not give alcoholic beverages.  Do not try to give beverages to an unconscious person.
  • After body temperatures have increased, keep the person dry and wrapped in a warm blanket, including the head and neck. 
  • Get medical attention as soon as possible.
A person with severe hypothermia may be unconscious and may not seem to have a pulse or to be breathing.  In this case, handle them gently, and get emergency assistance immediately.  Even if the person appears dead, CPR should be provided.  CPR should continue while the person is being warmed, until they respond or medical aid becomes available. 

Prevention:
Remember before you or your children step out into the cold air, remember the simple acronym COLD – cover, overexertion, layers, and dry:
  • Cover:  Wear a hat or other protective covering to prevent body heat from escaping your head, face and neck.
  • Overexertion:  Avoid activities that would cause you to sweat a lot.
  • Layers:  Wear loose-fitting, layered, lightweight clothing.
  • Dry:  Stay as dry as possible.
*Information retrieved from:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Mayo Clinic
 
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.
From the Police Department:
  1. Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors.
  2. Have kids use glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers.
  3. Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, remind them to stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.
  4. Trick-or-treating hours are 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., so drivers be especially alert for kids during those hours.
  5. When selecting a costume make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls.  Since masks can sometimes obstruct a child’s vision, try non-toxic face paint and makeup whenever possible.

BEEKEEPING PERMITS
 
The City of De Pere allows residents to keep honey bees and mason bees after obtaining a permit through the city health department.   No more than two hives are allowed per property parcel.  The initial application fee is $30, renewal application fee is $10.  Permit renewals are April 1st - June 30th.   More information about beekeeping and application materials can be obtained at the City of De Pere Health Department located in City Hall.

OFFICE HOURS

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.



 
City of De Pere
335 South Broadway
De Pere, WI 54115


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