Dec. 21 – Jan. 22 – Feb. 22 Council Meetings

Hello District 1 – below are some updates from the City Council over the last few meetings.

De Pere will soon have a new option for internet services. TDS Telecom will be installing underground broadband fiber internet across the city in the coming months, progressing slowly through the city and focusing on only a few neighborhoods at a time. Residents are encouraged to visit for more information about the installation process and the services that TDS will provide.

The City of De Pere Sustainability Commission presented a Renewable Energy Work Plan to the Common Council for approval. The plan will identify a baseline assessment of the City’s greenhouse gas emissions and will use that as a guideline for the City to work towards eventually achieving carbon neutrality and for tracking changes in the City’s greenhouse gas emissions annually.

Calling all pickle ball fans: the VFW tennis courts will be resurfaced this summer, along with converting one tennis court to two pickle ball courts, similar to the existing courts at Legion.

The City of De Pere is currently awaiting arrival of a new ladder truck with an approximate delivery date of May 2022. Because of uncertainty with supply chain issues and the potential push back of our delivery date, the City has entered into an intergovernmental agreement with the Village of Ashwaubenon to use one of their ladder trucks as a backup to our existing 13 year old ladder truck. 

City Council approved a standardized grant management policy for the City. The City currently depends on staff throughout the organization to identify, solicit and manage grants for their departments. The amount of staff time available and experience in managing grants differs significantly from department to department including the methods used by staff to manage ongoing reporting requirements typically associated with grant awards. This new policy will streamline and standardize the process using a centralized database to track grant progress. This policy will also allow staff the opportunity to utilize the services of a grant management firm.

Finally, the City Council approved an agreement with St. Norbert College Strategic Research Institute to conduct a 2022 community survey. Questions will be developed with City staff and will be presented to the council for approval before the survey is launched.

State of De Pere is being held Wednesday, February 23rd. If you’d like to attend the luncheon to hear the latest on De Pere initiatives – register here:…/state-of-de-pere… The event is likely to fill, a digital recording will be available post-event.

All City meeting agendas, minutes and videos can be found at the following link.

Have a great week!

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