According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, “One of the greatest hazards to birds is plate glass, with windows in homes and offices killing as many as one billion birds each year. Glass is invisible to birds, and if it reflects the images of trees, bushes, the sky or other natural habitat, a bird may fly directly into it.”
Have concerns, questions, suggestions or comments regarding your City government???? Share your ideas and thoughts with the Mayor!!!! Mayor Dave Hemmer will be holding office hours on the last Saturday of each month from 9:00 to 10:30 AM in the Council Chambers. You can enter through the side door (located on the west side of City Hall). He will be holding these office hours the last Saturday of each month through the end of the year. If you are unable to attend and would like to share your concerns or issues, please contact the Mayor at 326-6406 or via email.
You can still pay in person at the City Hall Monday through Friday from 8am-4pm with cash, credit card or money order. But many people do not always have the time to make it to the office, to get the money together and are looking for that extra convenience. Now for your convenience you can pay online:
* Building Permits
* Municipal Court Citations
* Park Shelter Rentals
* Property Tax Bills
* Water and Sewer Bills
There is a small fee for this service. Once you make a payment, you will receive an immediate receipt of payment. The on-line payment system accepts most major credit and debit cards, and electronic checks.
REMINDER ON SIGN PLACEMENT
The City of Prairie du Chien is reminding residents of the rules and regulations regarding signs. The city has found a number of rummage sale and real estate signs in violation of the right-of-way restrictions. Ordinance 6.10 (4) of the Zoning Code reads: “No sign structure may be located in the right of-way”. Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please contact City Hall at 326-6406.
Bicentennial Celebration to honor Battle of Prairie du Chien
This year marks the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Prairie du Chien (1814), which was the only battle of the 32-month War of 1812 to be fought on Wisconsin soil. For more information on the summer-long event schedule, click here.
Brush/Compost Site Hours of Operation
The site will be open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 pm until 6:00 pm and Saturday’s from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm. These hours will be in effect at least through NOVEMBER 22, 2014. The site is closed on Sundays and Holidays. Please be at the site at least 15 minutes prior to close for disposing of materials: * NO Plastic Bags, only paper lawn bags allowed. * NO other refuse to be disposed of at the site. * NO construction waste or lumber, brush must be dirt free. * Stump disposal is by appointment only; please call 326-2718 at least 2 days in advance. The brush/compost site is for the residents of the City of Prairie du Chien only. Please Note that access to the archery range will be on Wilderness Road, east of the brush site entrance. Please call 326-8534 for information.
CHANGES TO MARQUETTE ROAD PROJECT SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED
(Prairie Du Chien, WI – July 9th 2014) – In an effort to keep the Marquette Road project on schedule for completion in 2014, a change in the construction schedule will take place later this month. The project is currently three weeks behind schedule due to adverse weather conditions in the past few weeks. Rain water washing sand into storm sewer pipes has accounted for part of the delay. A delay in the contractor gaining access to BNSF Railroad property adjacent to Marquette Road has also contributed to the delay. Portions of the delay also came from unanticipated underground conflicts and complications with utilities. “The primary reason for this change is to accomplish the goal of completing the project in 2014,” said City Administrator Aaron Kramer. “We have heard from impacted businesses and residents that there is little to no support to see this project stretch into 2015. I appreciate the efforts the DOT is making to respond to those concerns.” As a result, the contractor will be allowed to begin removing pavement and working on underground utilities north of Hayden Street to Washington Street (Phase 4) prior to the current work area (Phases 1 and 2) being open to traffic. The work on Phase 4 will begin the week of July 28th. Due to this work, the Washington Street crossing on Marquette Road will be closed. Traffic from Highway 27 will be directed north on Ohio Street to McLeod Street. Allowing Phase 4 to commence prior to Phase 3 will maintain the Blackhawk Avenue crossing of Marquette Road. Businesses interested in learning more about the change in the project schedule, as well as any other issue related to the project, are encouraged to attend the next Public Information meeting, scheduled for Wednesday July 16th at 2:30 PM at City Hall.
On Wednesday, July 23rd at 7:00 am, Campion Boulevard from South 10th Street to South 15th Street will be closed to traffic so Iverson Construction can begin milling the existing asphalt off of the roadway. Access to driveways and cross streets will be limited during the milling operations. The street will be re-opened to local traffic after the milling, with driveways and cross streets ramped for vehicular traffic . Flaggers and barricades or cones will be in place for traffic control. Paving of this street will be done later in the week, with Saturday, July 26th being the project completion date. Again traffic will be restricted during the paving component of the project. Please adjust your schedules to accommodate this work and take alternate routes, as available to avoid the project area. Please contact city hall @ 608-326-6406 with questions pertaining to this project. Thank you for your cooperation - City of Prairie du Chien Public Works Department and Iverson Construction