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August 25, 2014
A sanitary sewer overflow has
occurred at the City of Washburn’s Wastewater Treatment Plant. The overflow occurred at approximately
2:00 a.m. on Monday, August 25 and lasted until approximately
3:30 a.m. on the same date. This
overflow was located at the intake bar screen to the plant. It is
estimated that approximately 50,000 gallons of sewage spilled over onto
the grounds of the treatment plant property.
A high amount of inflow was experienced due to large
amount of rain in a very short period.
The rain gauge at the Washburn Treatment Plant recorded 3.2 inches
of rainfall overnight. The City of Washburn of Public Works personnel have responded to the
incident, and have addressed to the overflow to limit damage the
treatment plant and to limit harm to the public and the environment.
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has been notified. Pursuant to the requirements of NR
210, this press release is being issued regarding this event. The City of Washburn is working
to make improvements to its treatment plant to limit these types of
incidents in the future.
Residents are encouraged to make sure that sump pumps are not
connected to the sanitary sewer system.
This will assist in reducing flow amounts.
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For more information contact: Scott Kluver, City Administrator, at 715-373-6160
of Washburn Seeks Volunteers and Paid On-Call
The City of Washburn, Wisconsin is seeking dedicated
and committed individuals to serve ether in volunteer or daytime
paid-on-call capacities as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs). All eligible applicants must be at
least 18 years of age and have valid Wisconsin Driver’s License with a
clean driving record. Selected
applicants whom do not possess a valid Wisconsin EMT Basic License will
be required to complete the 180hr EMT Training Program and must be
capable of meeting WITC’s program admission requirements. All paid-on-call daytime positions are
up to 25hrs/week and wages are $8.00/ hour. Volunteers are required to work at
least one 6-hour shift per month and receive compensation per each call
response. Additional information
on eligibility requirements, job applications, or job descriptions may be
obtained from the Washburn City Hall or downloaded from the City’s
website at www.cityofwashburn.org/employment.htm
Applications may be submitted by email to email@example.com
or by mail or in person to: Kenneth Cammilleri, Assistant City
Administrator, 119 Washington Avenue, P.O. Box
638, Washburn, WI 54891.
Applications must be received by Friday, August 22, 2014 at
3:00PM. The City of Washburn is an
equal opportunity employer.
City of Washburn
Notice of Public Hearing on Restated Slip
Lease Declarations – Washburn Marina
Please take notice that the City of Washburn Harbor
Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, August 13, at 5:30
p.m. in the Washburn City Hall at 119 Washington Ave., Washburn WI
54891. The purpose of the hearing
is to receive public comment on the proposed restatement of the Slip
Lease Declarations at the City of Washburn Municipal Marina. A copy of the proposed Restated Slip
Lease Declarations can be obtained at the Washburn City Hall at the
address stated above. In addition,
a copy of the proposed Restated Slip Lease Declarations can be obtained
at the Washburn Marina, at 1 Marina Drive, Washburn, WI 54891, or on the
City’s website at www.cityofwashburn.org.
Written comments may be submitted in advance of the
meeting. Please address them to
the attention of the City Administrator and send them to P.O. Box 638,
Washburn WI 54891 or e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Questions on the proposed changes may be addressed to Michelle Shrider, Washburn Marina Manager, at 715-373-5050.
Summary of Changes to
2014 Marina Declaration
June 17, 2014:
A Look at the Historic Washburn Carnegie Library
Washburn Public Library has always been and still remains an important
part of our community. Click
here to see the a brief profile of our library by FOX 21 News KQDS-DT.
June 11, 2014:
East 3rd Street in City of Washburn is Now Included
in State Register of Historic Places
32 Houses and
structures on the City’s East 3rd Street have now been
included in the State of Wisconsin Register of Historic Places. Click
here to see the whole story on FOX 21 News KQDS-DT’s Website.
The City of Washburn Waterworks Publishes
Its 2013 Consumer Confidence Report
Click Here to read the 2013
Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) and learn more about your drinking
June 4, 2014 - For
National Historic District Approved in Washburn
The City of Washburn East
Third Street Historic District has been approved for inclusion in the
State Register of Historic Places and is awaiting the announcement of its
inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places in America. The
residential neighborhood includes 32 structures that encompass a variety
of architectural styles. More importantly, the district captures the
unique personality of Washburn. The concentration of single-family homes
and duplexes have remained intact since many were built between 1915
through 1920 by the DuPont Corporation to house employees. Known locally
as “DuPont Row,” the historic district becomes one of 84 nationally
recognized districts in the State of Wisconsin.
The mature neighborhood’s
oldest architectural style is Queen Anne. But the mixture of styles,
including American Craftsman, Dutch Colonial Revival, American
Foursquare, Bungalow, Prairie School and Colonial Revival, is what gives
the new historic district its character. An impressive collection of
Bungalow single-family houses and duplexes is the most dominant style of
architecture within the district.
The process began in August
of 2008, when the City of Washburn’s Historic Preservation Commission
undertook a survey of historically and architecturally significant
resources. This initial study identified 147 different structures within
the City that had potential historic importance. A second, more intensive
survey was completed in July of 2009. In addition to creating a
comprehensive database of information about Washburn’s historic
resources, the survey identified specific buildings that were potentially
eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places in
America. In addition, the East
Third Street Historic District was identified as eligible. A grant from
the State Historical Society of Wisconsin funded the nomination of the
district in October of 2012.
According to the National
Trust for Historic Preservation, historic districts bring economic value
to a city. Historic districts typically have higher home values and
promote a sense of community. They also can attract stable businesses,
promote tourism, and bring more tax dollars into a community, allowing
for greater public investment in infrastructure and services.
The East Third Street
Historic District will be included in a historic home tour and trolley
tour during Washburn’s Brownstone Days on Saturday, July 26. The Washburn
Heritage Association, who facilitated the creation of the historic
district, sponsors the tours.
For more information about
the topic discussed in this press release, please contact: Kristy Jensch,
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Thompson’s West End Park
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Council Meeting Now Available as Streaming Video
Washburn Marina Improvements Plan
Downtown Building Façade Renovation Loan
Voter Registration Information
City Announces Real Property for Sale