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City working on water discoloration issues

The City is experiencing discoloration in our water supply. The City is currently in the process of upgrading the water treatment plant. Last week the new calcite tanks at the WTP were put into service and the old lime feed equipment was removed. Since that time the iron levels in the drinking water have been elevated. This has caused the yellow or brown water complaints. With the removal of the lime feed system, the ph of the raw water is not raised enough to completely oxidize the iron and manganese and allow it to be filtered out, therefore some of the iron and manganese is getting through the filters and into the distribution system. As of Monday, we began adding potassium permanganate to aid in the oxidation of the iron and manganese. It appears that the potassium permanganate is working. Testing this morning showed greatly reduced iron and manganese levels in the water. We will continue to monitor and adjust the chemical feed as needed. Residents should be seeing improved water quality today, but it will take a couple of days for the “off-colored” water to get worked out of the system. The water is bacteriologically safe. Next week we will begin our spring water main flushing and this will help to get the water system cleared up as well.


CITY PROPOSES WATER UTILITY RATE INCREASE

The City of Mosinee is proposing a Water Utility rate increase to finance water system improvements. The Wisconsin Public Service Commission has scheduled a telephonic Public Hearing pertaining to the City’s water rate increase application for Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. Additional information pertaining to the Public Hearing is available below:


Outstanding Absentee Ballots & Provisional Ballot Report

Outstanding Absentee Ballots and Provisional Ballots - Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Spring Water Main Flushing Scheduled

NOTICE TO MOSINEE - WATER UTILITY CUSTOMERS SPRING WATERMAIN FLUSH The City of Mosinee Water Utility will be flushing water mains beginning the week of April 13th 2015 per the following schedule. Flushing will take place during the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 13th: 12th St. to Rangeline Road and north of Western Ave. Tuesday, April 14th thru Thursday, April 16th: 11th Street to Water Street. Monday, April 20th: All areas south of Western Ave between Rangeline Rd. and Fremont St. Tuesday, April 21st: All areas east of I39. Wednesday, April 22nd: South of STH 153 between I39 and the Wisconsin River. Thursday, April 23rd: North of STH 153 between I39 and the Wisconsin River. Some temporary discoloration of water may be expected. To help avoid problems draw a supply of drinking water before flushing and use as little water as possible during the hours of flushing, especially for laundry purposes. Some homeowners may also experience low water pressure during the flushing process. This schedule is a guide only, weather and unforeseen problems may cause changes to this schedule. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Mosinee Public Works Dept. by phone at 715-693-3840 or email to: publicworks@mosinee.wi.us


Spring Cleanup Scheduled

Spring Cleanup Scheduled Spring Cleanup is scheduled for April 22nd through April 25th, 2015 All items must be dropped off at the City Garage, 1101 Main St. • Wednesday, April 22rd thru Friday, April 24th – 7:00a.m. to 7:00p.m. • Saturday, April 25th – 7:00a.m. to 1:00p.m. This collection program is for City Residents only! No commercial/industrial items will be accepted. Items that will be accepted at no charge include: Computer printers, computer processing units (keyboards-CPU’s-monitors), couches, chairs, beds, windows, boards, carpeting, building materials, water heaters, microwaves, washers, dryers, bicycles and rimless tires. Call the number below if you are unsure about an item. The following items will also be accepted on Saturday – (These items will also be accepted Wednesday thru Friday if paid in advance at City Hall) For each item dropped off, you will be charged $10:Refrigerators, welders, fluorescent lights, humidifiers, and dehumidifiers, freezers, air conditioners, television sets, water coolers, ice machines, L.P. tanks. Items that will not be accepted include: Leaves, brush, yard waste, newspapers, plastics, hazardous materials, paint, household garbage and recyclables. If you have any questions regarding Spring Cleanup, please contact Kevin Breit at 715-693-3840 or by email at publicworks@mosinee.wi.us


Open Book and Board of Review Scheduled

Open Book – Tuesday, April 21st - 1pm to 3pm

Board of Review – Tuesday, May 12 - 4pm to 6pm

Homeowners who would like their property assessment reviewed by our City assessor are encouraged to attend the Open Book session which will be held on Tuesday, April 21s, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at City Hall.

You will need to schedule an appointment to discuss your assessment with our assessor.

To schedule an appointment, please call Associated Appraisal at 800-721-4157.

If after the Open Book session you wish to contest the assessed value, please call the City Clerk’s Office at 715-693-2275 at least 48 hours prior to Board of Review to obtain an “Objection to Real Property Assessment” form and to make an appointment for the Board of Review. This form must be filled out in its entirety. No objections will be heard at the Board of Review without a prior appointment. The Board of Review is scheduled for Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 from 4:00p.m.to 6:00p.m. The Board of Review functions like a court in that it is required to evaluate evidence based on facts. You must provide factual information showing your property is incorrectly assessed.


Mayor Appointed to Board of Directors for League of Wisconsin Municipalities

Mayor Erickson has accepted an appointment to the board of directors for the League of Wisconsin Municipalities. The League of Wisconsin Municipalities is comprised of 586 cities and villages that the League supports through effective leadership, collaboration, advocacy and service delivery by providing timely and accurate information, effective public policy analysis and advocacy, and relevant educational support. The League has the capacity to have significant influence on legislators. For more than 116 years, the League has been the collective voice of Wisconsin local government, connecting the 4,000 local elected officials with their 132 partners in the state legislature and with the Governor. The League sponsors seminars and workshops for chief executive officers, municipal attorneys, city engineer’s, clerks, treasurers and finance officers, and other municipal staff. Mayor Erickson’s appointment was based on his strong leadership skills as well as his community and economic development accomplishments.


CITY OF MOSINEE - EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

The City of Mosinee is seeking applications for a full-time and part-time laborers. More information about the positions are available in the Human Resources section (found under the Departments tab) of our website.


City of Mosinee embracing technology to improve meeting efficiency

The City of Mosinee recently launched IQM2’s Legislative Management platform including Live and On-Demand Video Streaming. IQM2’s software synchronizes online video with Agendas, Meeting Minutes and the City Council meeting information packet. Using this software, the Mayor and City Council are now using Microsoft Surface Pro tablets during meetings to view the meeting packet. Going “paperless” was a big step but it will provide immediate savings in paper costs, copying costs and staff time. The City of Mosinee is committed to using technology to drive citizen engagement and governing efficiency. In addition to the great internal process efficiencies the City obtains using this software, citizens will now be able to watch and search public meeting information from any place in the world via the citizen public meeting portal. We know our residents are busy and it is often difficult for them to attend our public meetings so now they can stay involved at their convenience. Citizens are able to watch the portion of the meeting that they are interested in with a single click while reviewing all the relevant supporting documents. We are delighted at the transparency this is bringing to the City and the community. We urge our residents to take advantage of these wonderful services at http://mosineecitywi.iqm2.com.



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