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Notice From City Clerk Updated 10/19/2020
At this time, the state's statutory deadline of 8 p.m. on Election Day for absentee ballots to be returned remains in effect. If this is appealed to the Supreme Court there could be changes to this ruling, updates will be posted if necessary.

    IN PERSON EARLY VOTING BY ABSENTEE AND IN PERSON VOTER REGISTRATION
    In Person Early Voting and Voter Registration is being held at Port Washington City Hall in Council Chambers from October 20th – October 29th 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and October 30th 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For Voting bring your Photo ID. For Registration bring your Proof of Residency document. Visit our Elections Page for details on the options.

    Absentee Ballots by mail can still be requested. You must file an application for absentee ballot and provide Photo ID. There are only two weeks left to be mailed and return an absentee ballot so please make your request as soon as possible. If you have requested an Absentee Ballot by mail and have not received it within two weeks, contact the City Clerk’s Office so your ballot tracking by mail can be reviewed.

November 3, 2020 Common Council Meeting - Updated 10/19/2020
Due to the November 3rd Election, the Common Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 3rd has been moved to Tuesday, November 10th at 7:30 p.m.

2020 Census - Deadline Is Coming - Let's Finish Strong - Updated 10/15/2020
We are getting close to finishing the census count. Being counted matters:

• The allocation of annual federal funds to help communities and their residents, includes healthcare, affordable housing, childcare, education, transit and roads.

•The drawing of boundaries of local, state, and federal voting districts.

If your household has not completed the 2020 Census you can still do so by going to my2020census.gov or calling 844-330-2020 before the end of October. Census takers may stop at your residence to ask you to complete the census. Your response is confidential, and the information cannot be shared with anyone outside the Census Bureau. BE COUNTED – COMPLETE THE 2020 CENSUS!

Navigating from Safer at Home to Your Home Port Plan - Updated 10/14/2020
Governor Evers Issues New Statewide Mandatory Mask Order
Tuesday, September 22nd, Gov. Tony Evers declared a Public Health Emergency and issued an Emergency Order requiring individuals to wear face coverings when indoors and not in a private residence, with some exceptions as clarified and defined in the order. The order is effective on Tuesday, September 22nd and will expire on Saturday, November 21, 2020.

On June 24, 2020, the Port Washington Common Council adopted the Navigating from Safer at Home to Your Home Port Plan. The plan serves as a set of guidelines to aid staff and local officials in executing the City’s COVID-19 response and recovery. The City intends to be supportive of the requirements and recommendations of the Badger Bounce Back and the county Blueprint for Reopening Washington and Ozaukee Counties plans. However, the City may, as deemed necessary, implement additional measures or restrictions due to local impact(s). It may also help provide definition to some areas left unclear by state orders or where local enforcement is involved. This was done with the understanding that the situation(s) and related policies and actions for other surrounding communities may not be compatible with the City’s, but in some cases may be.

It is subject to change based on local or statewide circumstances, local health official recommendations, or COVID-19 developments.

During the response and recovery to COVID-19, the City will continue to deliver quality public services, maintain the infrastructure and build organizational resilience and sustainability.

The City is in Phase 1, based on the Wisconsin Department of Health Services Badger Bounce Back Gating Criteria. As of August 21, 2020 three out of six criteria are being met. To review the metrics and data, go to https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/prepare.htm. It is also worth mentioning, the case status indicators for Washington and Ozaukee County, as reported by the Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department are red (high), see below.

2020-10-14 Case Status Indicators - Washington/Ozaukee Counties

Data retrieved from: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/local.htm
Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department Capacity Recommendations

Governor Evers Issues Statewide Mandatory Mask Order
Thursday, July 30th, Gov. Tony Evers declared a Public Health Emergency and issued an Emergency Order requiring individuals to wear face coverings when indoors and not in a private residence, with some exceptions as clarified and defined in the order. The order is effective at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, August 1, 2020, and will expire on September 28, 2020.

Executive Order #82: Relating to Declaring a Public Health Emergency
Emergency Order #1: Relating to Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 by Requiring Face Coverings in Certain Situations
FAQs about Emergency Order #1

NOTICE FROM THE CITY CLERK - Posted 10/09/2020
October 8th the Federal 7th Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order staying U.S. District Court Judge Conley's September 21 decision extending the deadline for the receipt of mailed ballots in Wisconsin from November 3 (Election Day) to November 9, provided that the ballots are postmarked on or before November 3, 2020. As a result of the stay, the state's statutory deadline of 8 p.m. Election Day for absentee ballots to be returned remains in effect. If this is appealed to the Supreme Court there could be changes to this ruling, updates will be posted if necessary.

    ABSENTEE VOTING BY MAIL
    You should request your Absentee Ballot by mail as soon as possible. With the large volume going through the postal service, allow extra time for you to receive it from the City Clerk and for it to be returned to the City Clerk. If you received an Application to request an Absentee Ballot in the mail from another organization or the Wisconsin Election Commission with a return address outside of Port Washington, you may use that application, but return it directly to the Port Washington City Clerk Office so your absentee ballot request can be processed and sent out immediately. If you have requested an Absentee Ballot by mail and have not received it within two weeks, contact the City Clerk’s Office so your ballot tracking by mail can be reviewed.

    Absentee Ballot Drop Box #1- Inside City Hall, 100 W. Grand Avenue in upper floor lobby area (Large Blue Box) City Hall Hours are Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

    Absentee Ballot Drop Box #2- Outside back door of City Hall (Yellow Box on Outside Wall)

    IN-PERSON EARLY VOTING BY ABSENTEE AND VOTER REGISTRATION
    In Person Early Voting by Absentee and Voter Registration will be held at Port Washington City Hall in Council Chambers at 100 W. Grand Avenue from October 20th – 29th from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and October 30th from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Bring Photo ID for In Person Voting and Proof of Residency for Voter Registration. If you choose to drop off your absentee ballot instead of returning it by mail, please use the City Hall inside drop box or the outside drop box behind City Hall. These are monitored and emptied by the City Clerk’s staff multiple times per day.

HYDRANT FLUSHING EXTENDED UNTIL OCTOBER 30, 2020 - Posted 10/08/2020
The City of Port Washington Water Department will be flushing hydrants in the City from September 8, 2020 through October 30, 2020. Because of the possibility of discoloring of your water due to disturbance of mains, we advise if it is at all possible, that you refrain from washing clothes between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. during these weeks. If you have any questions, please contact Leo Duffrin, Water Supt. at 284-2172.

2020 Trick-Or-Treat - Posted 10/07/2020
City of Port Washington Trick-Or-Treating will be held on Saturday, October 31st, from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. If households wish to participate turn your porch light on. If households do not want to participate leave your porch light off. The City encourages all families that wish to participate in Trick-or-Treat to take measures in keeping your family and others safe. Please be respectful of those that do not want to participate. Tips for safe celebrations may be found by visiting: Centers For Disease Control And Prevention and Wisconsin Department Of Health Services.

Have YOUR VOICE Heard about the City Establishing a Diversity and Inclusion Committee! - Posted 10/06/2020
Recently, the City started a conversation about establishing a Diversity and Inclusion Committee. The mission of this Committee would be to “review City policies, procedures and practices with a focus on diversity and inclusion regardless of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender identity, marital or familial status, immigration status, sexual orientation, age, economic status, disability, and other individual identities. Further, the Committee will make recommendations to the Mayor, City Common Council, Police and Fire Commission and City Administrator to promote an organizational and community culture that values diversity and inclusion.” As a part of the process to determine how the City will move forward we want to hear from YOU. Please take five minutes to share your opinion here.

Port Washington Adult Community Senior Center Open Limited Days - Updated 10/01/2020
The Common Council approved the Navigating from Safer at Home to Your Home Port Plan which included a limited re-start to the Adult Community Senior Center programs and hours for the membership and public. Effective June 16th the Center is open Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Wednesday 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. There are limited programs available and registration is required to maintain numbers of 10 or less. Social distancing, wearing masks, completing a screening and declaration form, and program guidelines are in place. Drive by Resources are still available by appointment for Members who need a jigsaw puzzle and/or books from the center collection. If you have an interest, contact the office at 262-284-5821 and staff will assist in scheduling a day and time. The exchange complies with social distancing and non-contact. Any changes to this schedule will be made available on the Port Washington Adult Community Senior Center Facebook page, this website, The Leisure Times (member newsletter) or by calling 1-262-284-5821.

Brush Collection & Leaf Pick-Up - Updated 10/02/2020
Brush Collection: Reminder that the last week of brush collection is the week of October 19th. Brush must be out by 7:00 a.m. on Monday, October 19, 2020 to be collected for that week. Brush collection is for tree trimming and small removals (8” diameter or less.) Large tree removals and large quantities of brush need to be removed by a private contractor. Please stack brush in neat individual piles for easier pickup with the cut ends pointing in the direction of traffic. Please do not make one large pile with branches stacked in all different directions. Trimmings less than 1’ in length need to be placed in a pail, garbage can, or some sort of container for easier pick up. The city is not responsible for brush on vacant lots.

Leaf Pick-Up: Leaf pickup begins October 5th. Residents may begin raking leaves into the streets beginning Monday, October 5, 2020 and can continue raking until Sunday, November 29, 2020, weather permitting. Leaves can also be bagged and brought down to the Municipal Yard, 333 North Moore Road, until Saturday, December 5, 2020. The yard is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Residents should not place branches, brush, plotted plants, or grass clippings into the gutter with leaves. These items clog the sweeper trucks and cause downtime. Piles with these items will not be picked up by city crews.

For a downloadable copy of this information, please click here.

Parks & Recreation Department Opening - Updated 10/01/2020
The Recreation Center and Office is now open. Office hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Please wear a face mask. Only one household is permitted into the office area at one time. Keep up to date on our program offerings by visiting our website: portwashington.recdesk.com.

Marina Office Hours/Guidelines - Updated 09/23/2020
Marina office is still locked allowing customers in one at a time to allow for social distancing. Office hours are 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. daily. The launch ramps, fish cleaning station and restrooms are open to the public. We are asking that all patrons continue to follow CDC Guidelines for Social Distancing and use proper hand washing/sanitizing procedures when using public facilities at the Marina. We have limited the amount of users at one time for both our public restrooms and the fish cleaning station and ask that all respect these guidelines that these facilities may remain open for your convenience. The health and safety of our staff and all users of the Marina remains our top priority.

Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan - Updated 09/18/2020
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CORP Plan – 2021-2025
The Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (CORP) is used to guide the City in making decisions related to improvements at existing parks, new facilities, land acquisition, recreation trail extensions and improvements, and ADA requirements through the year 2021 and beyond. The City of Port Washington is currently in the process of updating its’ Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (CORP).

The Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department has two meetings scheduled this fall. These meetings are a great chance to give feedback and ideas on how our City facilities should develop over the next 5-10 years. If you are not able to make one of the scheduled meetings to discuss ideas with staff, City residents are encouraged to fill out the on-line survey. Put your ideas/thoughts and comments out there! Your input is greatly appreciated.

Community Participation
Survey - Please take some time to complete the Survey available online. The Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department values the input from the community during this process. The deadline to complete the survey is November 2.

Public Input Meetings - The Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department will be hosting a Public Input Meeting on Monday, September 28, at 6:00 p.m. and on Wednesday, September 30 at 6:00 p.m. Staff will provide a brief overview of the City of Port Washington park system, and then open the meeting up for discussion on improvements or changes community members want to see at the parks.

    In Person Meeting:
  • Monday, September 28 at 6:00 p.m. at Upper Lake Park Area 1 (Beer Garden)
  • Zoom Meeting:
  • Wednesday September 30 at 6:00 p.m.

Employment Opportunities - Updated 09/15/2020
The City of Port Washington has openings available for School Crossing Guards. Port Washington Parks and Recreation Department has positions open. For more information, please visit the City of Port Washington employment page.

W.J. Niederkorn Library Is Open - Updated 06/08/2020
The library is now open with limited services and hours. Building, curbside and book drop hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Please wear a face mask and maintain social distancing. Limit of 20 people per floor of the building at a time. Please keep visits to one hour or less per day.

2019 Consumer Confidence/Water Quality Report - Updated 01/01/2020
The new City of Port Washington 2019 Consumer Confidence Report is now available to view online. Click here to view.

2020 Garbage/Recycling Calendar - Updated 01/01/2020
The 2020 City of Port Washington Garbage/Recycling Calendar is here. To download a copy, please click here.

Room & Lodging Tax - Updated 01/01/2020
For information on City of Port Washington Room & Lodging Tax, and if your business is required to collect room tax, please click here.

Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off - Updated 01/01/2020
Get rid of hazardous items NOT collected in your regular trash pick up. For more information, click here.

Economic Development Plan: 2035 - Updated 01/01/2019
For a copy of the 2035 Economic Development Plan, please click here.




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City of Port Washington Mayor Marty BeckerMayor
Marty Becker
262-707-1464
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City of Port Washington Alderperson Ward 1 Deborah PostlAlderperson Ward 1
Deborah Postl
414-550-0034
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City of Port Washington Alderperson Ward 2 Paul NeumyerAlderperson Ward 2
Paul Neumyer
262-689-2668
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City of Port Washington Alderperson Ward 3 Mike GasperAlderperson Ward 3
Michael Gasper
262-235-2824
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City of Port Washington Alderperson Ward 4 Doug BiggsAlderperson Ward 4
Dan Benning
414-207-3487
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City of Port Washington Alderperson Ward 3 Bill DriscollAlderperson Ward 5
Jonathan Pleitner
219-793-2260
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City of Port Washington Alderperson Ward 6 Patrick TearneyAlderperson Ward 6
Patrick Tearney
262-388-6697
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City of Port Washington Alderperson Ward 7 John SigwartAlderperson Ward 7
John Sigwart
920-946-0215
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City of Port Washington City Administrator Anthony BrownCity Administrator
Anthony Brown
100 W. Grand Ave.
Box 307
262-284-5585
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City of Port Washington City Clerk Susan WesterbekeCity Clerk
Susan Westerbeke
100 W. Grand Ave.
Box 307
262-284-5585
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City of Port Washington City Engineer Rob Vanden NovenEngineering, Garbage & Recycling
Rob Vanden Noven
100 W. Grand Ave.
Box 307
262-284-2600
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City of Port Washington City Planner Bob HarrisPlan & Development
Bob Harris
100 W. Grand Ave.
Box 307
262-284-2600
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City of Port Washington Building Inspector Gary PetersonBuilding Inspection
Gary Peterson
100 W. Grand Ave.
Box 307
262-268-4277
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City of Port Washington Street Commissioner James HoileStreet
James Hoile
333 N. Moore Rd.
Box 307
262-284-2600
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City of Port Washington Parks & Recreation DirectorRecreation
Kiley Schulte
201 N. Webster St.
Box 307
262-284-5881
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City of Port Washington Library Director Tom CarsonW.J. Niederkorn Library
Tom Carson
316 W. Grand Ave.
262-284-5031
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City of Port Washington Police Chief Kevin HingissPolice
Kevin Hingiss
365 N. Wisconsin St.
Box 365
262-284-2611
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City of Port Washington Fire Chief/Ambulance Director Mark MitchellFire/Ambulance
Mark Mitchell
104 W. Washington St.
Box 307
262-284-2891
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City of Port Washington Senior Center Director Catherine KienerSenior Center
Catherine Kiener
403 W. Foster St.
Box 307
262-284-5821
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City of Port Washington Wastewater Superintendent Dan BuehlerWastewater
Dan Buehler
450 N. Lake St.
Box 307
262-284-5051
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City of Port Washington Water Utility Superintendent Leo DuffrinWater/Filtration
Leo Duffrin
408 N. Lake St.
Box 307
262-284-2172
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City of Port Washington Harbormaster Dennis ChernyMarina
Dennis Cherny
106 N. Lake St.
Box 307
262-284-6606
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City of Port Washington Treasurer Jennifer ClarkTreasurer
Jennifer Clark
100 W. Grand Ave.
Box 307
262-284-5585
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City of Port Washington Parks, Forestry & Landscape Superintendent Jon CrainParks, Forestry & Landscape
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100 W. Grand Ave.
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