Updates from the June 1, 2021 Common Council Meeting:
Green Bay Metro Transit Services presented proposed changes to the overall service they offer the area. New services were piloted in 2020, specifically micro transit services. Micro transit services look very much like an on-demand ride service such as uber. Users request their ride via an app or phone call (see more here: https://greenbaywi.gov/1154/GBM-On-Demand), with a maximum 20 minute wait. Users of micro transit can expect to pay standard fees. De Pere will be losing its fixed route based on low ridership, but should expect a better ride experience overall with the micro transit option. Public meetings on the changes to the services as well as an opportunity to provide feedback are being held through June 15; more information can be found here: https://greenbaywi.gov/1231/Proposed-Service-Changes-2021
Covid clinics continue to be held by the De Pere Health Department, with more walk-in services available. The City is planning to hold vaccine clinics at the De Pere Beer Garden events and monthly at the De Pere Farmer’s Market. Another adolescent-targeted clinic is being planned for August, before school begins. To date staff has held 51 clinics and administered over 3,000 Covid vaccines. Click below for more information: https://www.deperewi.gov/topic/index.php?topicid=397…
A memorial fund has been created to honor Jerry Hasenberg, Jr., the City employee lost to a tragic workplace accident. The City will create a memorial fund in Jerry’s name to purchase trees to plant in our City parks. We’ll share details about contributing when they become available. Additionally, funds have been allocated to create a memorial for Jerry at the De Pere Municipal Services Center and a memorial bench in Jerry’s hometown of Suring.
Definitely De Pere was granted $10,000 by the Council for an East/West Music Series. On the fourth Friday of each summer month there will be free live music at the James Street Plaza and the Nicolet Square Art Alley. Guests will be encouraged to pick up dinner from local restaurants and dine while enjoying the music in these spaces. Local businesses will also stay open later on event evenings. Don’t miss out on any fun summer events and make sure you are following Definitely De Pere on Facebook!
The rest of the meeting agenda and the video can be found at the following link: https://deperecitywi.iqm2.com/Citi…/Detail_Meeting.aspx…
Have a great weekend!