Common Council Summer Updates:
Attorney Judy Schmidt-Lehman retired after more than 25 years of service to the City. Assistant City Attorney Kristen Johnson has been appointed to the position of City Attorney with Attorney Eric Erdman replacing her. We wish Judy all the best!
The City has graciously accepted a $100,000 donation from First Congregational Church for the installation of a playground at Kelly Danen Park. The park equipment has been selected by the Board of Park Commissioners and we can look forward to seeing the installation of the new playground next year.
The City Council has approved a plan to replace Legion Pool. The technical design will begin in 2025, with construction starting in 2026, pending review of economic climate at that time. If the pool sustains catastrophic failure as defined as costing $250,000 or more this would trigger an immediate review of the plan and timeline. In addition to catastrophic failures, any event projected to cost more than $50,000 in repairs to Legion Pool shall generate a review of the Legion Pool timeline.
You’ll see new art installments soon thanks to Definitely De Pere – “Falling Water” will be installed on Fourth Street and “New Dawn” at the George Street Landing.
The City of De Pere’s IT Department has received four awards from Wisconsin Community Media for the 2022 Best of the Midwest Media Fest. Justine Braun/De Pere TV submitted the following videos: The Mayor’s Corner and the Walsh Plaza Dedication videos received Awards of Merit, and the Mayor’s Corner Promotion and the video highlighting the street department called The Story of a Street Sign received Awards of Excellence. Our City Staff creates fantastic content; you can check out the City’s YouTube channel at the following link:
Community Survey results are in and can be found here:
As always, you can find all meeting agendas, minutes, and videos at the following link:
We hope you had a wonderful summer with family and friends.
Shana Ledvina and Amy Kundinger – District 1, De Pere