Recent De Pere Council Meeting Highlights:
De Pere Police Social Worker, John Bushmaker, shared an overview of his new role. Focused on preventative measures, John has acquired training on a wide range of topics from suicide prevention, mental wellness, and best practices for first responders to sexual assault. In the first three months on the job, he established relationships with nearly 30 local agencies that offer services and support to our community. He’s managed nearly 80 referrals – with the majority centered on mental health, drugs, and alcohol. Recent Press Gazette article on the new position: https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/…/de…/5814417001/
Foxview Intermediate School was formally recognized by the city for earning a 2021 National Blue Ribbon School of Honor. For 39 years, the U.S. Secretary of Education has recognized the dedication of educators and communities for their support in academics and school culture. Foxview is one of Wisconsin’s highest performing schools and represents one of the six in Wisconsin among the 325 schools recognized nationally.
The City approved an extension for an option to purchase in the East Industrial Park (off Rockland Road) to the YMCA. The YMCA has requested to align with the estimated completion date for the southern bypass and bridge in 2032.
The City approved the sale of property in the East Industrial Park for Belmark Inc. to expand their campus with manufacturing and office facilities.
With the recent data compiled from the 2020 census, the City approved new district borders. While largely similar to the previous version, (polling locations remain the same) the new district borders reflect population changes over the last 10 years. There are four districts in De Pere, two on the East side and two on the West side. Each of the four districts represents, nearly spot-on, 25% of the total city population. All residents will be receiving a letter from the City with their voting information when the maps are finalized.
Meeting agendas and the video can be found at the link below: http://deperecitywi.iqm2.com/Citizens/Default.aspx
Have a great week!
Amy and Shana – representing De Pere – District 1