De Pere highlights from the March 16 Common Council Meeting:
Covid Update – The City of De Pere continues to vaccinate residents twice a week and has administered 1400 Covid-19 vaccinations to City residents to date.
The City Council awarded funds to Definitely De Pere for two separate projects: $10,000 to replace the summer light pole banners with an updated banner that includes the new City Logo and $25,000 for a 6-month installation of 14 sculptures throughout the east and west downtown. Funding was from Excess Stadium Tax funds. Up to $15,000 of the sculpture project funding will be allocated to purchase one of the sculptures as determined by the People’s Choice Purchase Award.
The City Council voted unanimously to approve Tax Incremental District No. 17 (“TID No.17”) as an overlap to existing TID No. 10, which was created in 2012 to spur the development of the East Industrial Park and to help facilitate the development of the Southern Bridge project. The new TID will incentivize additional development due to renewed interest in this area as the Southern Bridge project moves forward. The new TID will also assist Brown County in funding a portion of the Southern Bridge project adjacent to and within a half-mile of its boundary.
The City Council voted unanimously to amend the reopening plan for our outdoor facilities – increasing the number of players and spectators from 50 people per field to 200 per field, effective April 15.
The full agenda and meeting video can be found at the following link.Have a fantastic weekend – looks like beautiful weather ahead!