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January 2018: Volume 64



 

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IN THIS ISSUE:

Parks & Recreation:
Kidz Zone and Kid's Day Out
Summer Day Camps and Summer Employment

Fire Department Christmas Gift Donations


Pet Licensing Reminder

Winter Heart Health Tips

Prescription Drug Drop-Off

Your De Pere Survey
 
Office Hours

PET LICENSING REMINDER
Dog and Cat Licenses are purchased and renewed between January 1 and March 31 each year.  The cost for spayed/neutered animals is $6.00 and unspayed/unneutered animals is $12.00.  After March 31st, there is an additional late fee of $5.00 per license for renewals.  A rabies certificate from the veterinarian that lists the date of the rabies vaccination, name, breed, color and spayed/neutered status is required for each dog/cat.  For your convenience, an application can be found at the City’s web site at www.de-pere.org under the City Clerk-Treasurer’s Department or by stopping in the office.
 

 
7 WAYS TO KEEP THE HEART SAFE WHEN SHOVELING SNOW
The physical exertion of shoveling paired with the cold temperatures increases the heart’s workload. For some people, walking through heavy or wet snow is enough to strain the heart.
Here are tips for keeping the heart safe when shoveling snow:
  • Give yourself a break. Take frequent breaks to avoid overstressing your heart. Pay attention to how your body feels during those breaks.
  • Don’t eat a big meal before or soon after shoveling. Eating a large meal can put an extra load on your heart.
  • Use a small shovel or a snow thrower. The act of lifting heavy snow can raise blood pressure during the lift. It is safer to lift smaller amounts. When possible, simply push the snow.
  • Learn the heart attack warning signs and listen to your body. Even if you’re not sure it’s a heart attack, have it checked out. Carry your cellphone in your pocket and call 911 immediately if you experience any signs of a heart attack.
  • Do not drink alcohol before or immediately after shoveling. Alcohol can increase a person’s sensation of warmth and may cause you to underestimate the extra strain your body is under in the cold.
  • Consult a doctor ahead of time. Before you start shoveling, talk with your doctor if you have a medical condition, do not exercise regularly or are middle-aged or older.
  • Be aware of the dangers of hypothermia. Heart failure causes most deaths in hypothermia. To prevent hypothermia, dress in layers of warm clothing, which traps air between layers forming a protective insulation. Wear a hat because much of the body’s heat can be lost through the head.
*Information retrieved from the American Heart Association*
 
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.

 

Since 2015 the De Pere Police Department has operated a drug drop-off location where citizens can bring unused, expired or unwanted medications and leave them in an anonymous but secured environment.  In 2017, we collected a record 278 pounds of such medications.  Since inception we have collected a total of 711 pounds of medications.  Consider the weight of a pill and you can then imagine the volume of medications we have taken in. 

 

As a reminder, the collected medications are routed either to the WI Department of Justice or the Drug Enforcement Agency for proper disposal through a qualified and licensed incinerator facility in Indianapolis, IN.  We currently dispose of the medications twice per year from our secure evidence holding area. 

 

Further, we should be mindful of the potential hazards and dangers of medications that are accessible to others, especially to younger persons.  The Drug Drop Box, donated by CVS Pharmacies, helps us remove these medications from the mainstream and helps De Pere become a safer community.
 


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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