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Elections / Voting

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Posted on: July 11, 2018

Election Officials (Poll Workers) Wanted

The City of Stevens Point is accepting applications from people interested in serving their community as poll workers. We anticipate high voter participation this fall and need to hire more poll workers to make sure the polling places run efficiently.

Recent changes in election law removed municipal residency requirements for poll workers. Now you can be a poll worker in any municipality within the county where you reside. Attributes to be an effective poll worker are strong organization and commun...Read More See Application, Responsibilities, FAQs (pdf)

Employees

4 Stories
Posted on: August 8, 2018

City Employees - EAP Connection & Health Newsletters

The August 2018 EAP Connection and Health Newsletters have been published. These free resources are provided by ERC, our Employee Assistance Program, and Ascention Employer Solutions.

Visit the City Employee Website
Posted on: July 24, 2018

City Employees - Protect Yourself and Your Family from Skin Cancer

Nearly 5 million people are treated for skin cancer each year in the United States. Skin cancer can be serious, expensive, and sometimes even deadly. Fortunately, most skin cancers can be prevented.

Read the Skin Cancer Brochure (pdf)
Posted on: July 5, 2018

City Employees - Injury Prevention: Heat Illness

Heat Illness is an often overlooked risk when working outdoors in extreme heat and humidity, and can range from heat rashes and cramps to heat exhaustion and heat stroke (which is life-threatening). However, heat illness is preventable.

Read More about Heat Illness (pdf)
Posted on: November 17, 2017

City Employees - WRS Newsletter Available

The November 2017 Wisconsin Retirement System Newsletter features information about Free Online Financial Fitness Program, WRS Contribution Rates to Decrease, New Video Series: Your Health Benefits in Retirement, and Information for Domestic Partners.

Read the Nov. WRS Newsletter

Forestry

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Posted on: August 14, 2018

City of Stevens Point Street Tree Watering

It has been hot and dry lately, and trees around Stevens Point are showing signs of stress (wilting or dropping leaves). The Stevens Point Forestry Dept. does water some City-owned trees, but any watering property owners provide is needed and appreciated.

Trees are not just nice to sit under on a hot day, they are very beneficial to a community in many ways. A shaded house doesn't need as much air conditioning. Trees bolster property values - "Has mature trees&quo...Read More


Garbage & Recycling

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Posted on: June 11, 2018

Curbside Compost Collection Program

Rising Sand Organics will pick up 5 gallon buckets of food waste that households & businesses leave at the curb. They'll swap full buckets for a clean, empty ones. The buckets have screw-top lids that seal in odors & allow for easy handling & cleaning.

Rising Sand Organics, a new cooperative farm located in Custer, is collaborating with Whitefeather Organics and Central Rivers Farmshed to bring curbside compost collection to the Stevens Point area. 

UWSP waste management students helped get the ...Read More


Home Page News

7 Stories
Posted on: August 17, 2018

Changes to Metered Parking near UWSP

The City of Stevens Point will be implementing changes to the on-street multi-space metered parking around the University. Changes will include an expansion of the metered zone, reduced enforcement hours, and an increase to the hourly rate.

The expanded metered parking zone will now include Stanley Street from Reserve to Fremont, Portage Street from Division Street to Reserve Street, Phillips Street from Portage Street to Briggs Street, Briggs Street from Division Street to Reserve Street, R...Read More

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Posted on: August 10, 2018

New Overnight Parking Regulations & Enforcement

The City of Stevens Point Common Council approved changes to the Overnight Parking Ordinance. One exception to this ordinance is the creation of overnight permits that can be purchased online, on mobile devices, and at one kiosk downtown.

For information on how to purchase overnights permits online, please visit the City of Stevens Point website at StevensPoint.com/parking and follow the link "Overnight On-Street Parking."  Overnight permits may also be purchased (coins ...Read More

Posted on: August 15, 2018

Free WiFi on the Square (Downtown Farmers Market)

In this short video, Mayor Mike Wiza explains the WiFi that is now available free on the Square in downtown Stevens Point.

Posted on: August 14, 2018

City of Stevens Point Street Tree Watering

It has been hot and dry lately, and trees around Stevens Point are showing signs of stress (wilting or dropping leaves). The Stevens Point Forestry Dept. does water some City-owned trees, but any watering property owners provide is needed and appreciated.

Trees are not just nice to sit under on a hot day, they are very beneficial to a community in many ways. A shaded house doesn't need as much air conditioning. Trees bolster property values - "Has mature trees&quo...Read More

Posted on: July 27, 2018

Fourth Ave. Closed at Isadore St. Intersection beginning Wednesday, August 1

The intersection of Fourth Ave. & Isadore St. will close with a signed detour for approx. 3 weeks as crews install new utilities. Fourth Ave. should open to traffic prior to August 22. Closure may be extended if we have bad weather or other circumstances.

See the Detour Map (pdf)
Posted on: July 24, 2018

Consider Serving on Board of Zoning Appeals

Taking applications for Board of Zoning Appeals, which hears appeals to Zoning Code & makes decisions based on interpretation of Zoning Code & applicable laws. Meets only as needed so time commitment is minimal, but knowledge & commitment are essential.

See the Committee Application (pdf)
Posted on: May 31, 2018

Division St. & North Point Dr. Intersection Closed June 7 - Aug. 30

American Asphalt closed the Division St. (Business 51) and North Point Dr. intersection on Thursday, June 7. Both ramps from I-39 to Division St. are closed. The closure is expected to last until August 30, 2018.

Northbound traffic is detoured to the Highway 66 West/Main Street exit. Southbound traffic is detoured to the Highway 66 East/Stanley Street exit. The closure on the east side of the intersection is located at Sentry Insurance’s westernmost dr...Read More See the Detour Map (pdf)

Job Opportunities

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Posted on: August 15, 2018

Help Wanted: Crossing Guards

Crossing Guards are responsible for safety of school children going to & returning from school at an assigned location. Work involves traffic control, supervising people crossing streets, with emphasis on safety. $10.25 per crossing. Apply by Sept. 14.


Get More Info at StevensPoint.com/Jobs
Posted on: August 8, 2018

Help Wanted: Seasonal Urban Forestry Aides

These Full-Time, Seasonal employees perform a wide variety of tasks supporting a comprehensive Urban Forestry program. They work as crew members or alone (as required for best efficiency). Supervised by the City Forester or on-site by the City Arborist.


Get More Info at StevensPoint.com/Jobs
Posted on: August 7, 2018

Help Wanted: Seasonal Employees at KB Willett Ice Arena

The City of Stevens Point is taking applications for seasonal jobs at the KB Willett Ice Arena, including Skate Shop Attendant, Skate Guard, Game Attendant / Building Custodian, Building Supervisor / Zamboni Operator, and Ice Skating Instructor.

Get More Information & Apply
Posted on: August 2, 2018

Help Wanted: Firefighter/Paramedic

Protects life & property by performing firefighting, EMS, hazardous materials, & fire prevention duties. Maintains fire equipment, apparatus, & facilities. Firefighters will perform individually &/or as a member of a team. Apply by 4 pm, August 31, 2018.


StevensPoint.com/Jobs

Meeting Videos, TV, Radio

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Posted on: August 17, 2018

August 16 County Board Meeting Video Online, on TV, & on Radio

The August 16 County Board Meeting video is online. It will play on Community TV (Spectrum channel 984) Fri., Aug 17 at 4 pm & Mon., Aug. 20 at 5 pm. It will play on TV & WSNP-LP radio, 105.9 FM, Wed., Aug. 22 at 5 & 10 pm, & Thurs., Aug. 23 at 7:30 am.

Watch the Video in our Archive
Posted on: August 14, 2018

August 13 City Committee Videos Online, on TV, & on Radio

The 13 City Committee meeting videos are online. They will play on Community TV (Spectrum channel 984) & on WSNP-LP radio, 105.9 FM, Tuesday, August 14 at 5 & 10 pm, and Wednesday, August 15 at 7:30 am.

Watch the Videos in our Archive
Posted on: July 18, 2018

Even More Meetings on TV, Radio, & Website bring Schedule Changes

Stevens Point Community Media is recording more City meetings, including the Bicycle & Pedestrian Street Safety Commission & the Historic Preservation / Design Review Commission. We have had to move other programs to make room in our TV & Radio schedules.

See the TV & Radio Schedule for August (pdf)
Posted on: July 19, 2018

Talking Point with Mayor Wiza #23 Online, on Radio, & TV

In this episode of "Talking Point with Mayor Mike," Mayor Mike and guests Laura Pfeil & Shannon Semmerling discuss the 2018 United Way Fundraising Campaign.

Talking Point can be seen on Community TV, channel 984 on Charter Spectrum TV, at the following times:

  • Mondays at 12:00 Noon
  • Tuesdays at 4:30 pm and 9:30 pm
  • Wednesdays at 7:00 am and 4:00 pm
  • Thursdays at 4:30 pm and 9:30 pm
  • Fridays at 7:00 am and 6:00 pm
  • Satur...
Read More, Watch Episode

See the Community TV Schedule

Parks & Rec

3 Stories
Posted on: August 15, 2018

Learn to Skate Brochure and Registration

Ice Skating Lessons for the entire family at the K.B. Willett Ice Arena run September 15 - October 16. Mail or drop off registration form with payment and waiver beginning Monday, September 3. Registrations will not be accepted after the second lesson.

See Brochure & Registration Forms (pdf)
Posted on: May 3, 2018

Tickets to Fun Available at the Parks & Rec Center

We can offer you great savings on tickets to Noah's Ark, Mount Olympus, Great America, and the Milwaukee Zoo. We accept cash, checks, and credit or debit cards. Save 22-74% over gate prices!

See Ticket Prices & More Information
Posted on: April 24, 2018

Goerke Tennis & Pickleball Courts, Mead Tennis Courts OPEN

The Goerke Park tennis and pickleball courts and the Mead Park tennis courts are open for use. (Subject to change without notice because of conditions.)

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Police

4 Stories
Posted on: August 17, 2018

Changes to Metered Parking near UWSP

The City of Stevens Point will be implementing changes to the on-street multi-space metered parking around the University. Changes will include an expansion of the metered zone, reduced enforcement hours, and an increase to the hourly rate.

The expanded metered parking zone will now include Stanley Street from Reserve to Fremont, Portage Street from Division Street to Reserve Street, Phillips Street from Portage Street to Briggs Street, Briggs Street from Division Street to Reserve Street, R...Read More

Get More Parking Information
Posted on: August 10, 2018

New Overnight Parking Regulations and Enforcement

The City of Stevens Point Common Council approved changes to the Overnight Parking Ordinance, 9:05(1). One exception to this ordinance is the creation of overnight permits that can be purchased online, on mobile devices, and at one kiosk downtown.

For information on how to purchase overnights permits online, please visit the City of Stevens Point website at StevensPoint.com/parking and follow the link "Overnight On-Street Parking."  Overnight permits may also be purchased (coins ...Read More

Posted on: August 13, 2018

Update - Suspicious Incident in Alley

Sunday, August 12, approx. 3:37 am, Stevens Point Police & Portage Co. Sheriff's Deputies responded to the 2600 block of Jefferson St. Officers spoke with the female and her husband and found that no assault had occurred.

The female did report that she believed she was being followed by a gray 4-door sedan in the alley, and when her husband arrived the car turned around and left the area.  The car reportedly traveled north on Welsby Ave. and then turned west on Al...Read More

Posted on: July 27, 2018

Police Dept. Statement about July 23 Armed Robbery Investigation

On July 23, 2018, at 1:21 AM, Law Enforcement from the Stevens Point Police Department and Portage County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an armed robbery near the intersection of Center Point Dr. and Third St. in the City of Stevens Point.

During the initial minutes of the investigation, three different individuals were stopped, and one of those was stopped twice by different Law Enforcement personnel. The facts leading to officers’ reasonable suspicion to stop and investigate ar...Read More


Riverfront Arts Center

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Posted on: July 23, 2018

Community Photo Exhibit Call for Art

The Riverfront Arts Center seeks submissions for its annual Community Photo Exhibit, “Evoking Emotion.” Photograph something that inspires deep emotion in you or the viewer. The Photo Exhibit is a non-juried exhibit. All photos submitted will be accepted.

Sad, happy, angry, loving; what inspires a strong emotion within you? Artists may submit up to three photos with a non-refundable fee of $5 for each photo. Photos must be 8” x 10”, not matted and not framed. All photos will be matted ...Read More Get More Riverfront Arts Center Information

Road Construction/Closings

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Posted on: July 27, 2018

Fourth Ave. Closed at Isadore St. Intersection beginning Wednesday, August 1

The intersection of Fourth Ave. & Isadore St. will close with a signed detour for approx. 3 weeks as crews install new utilities. Fourth Ave. should open to traffic prior to August 22. Closure may be extended if we have bad weather or other circumstances.

See the Detour Map (pdf)
Posted on: July 6, 2018

Isadore St. Reconstruction Project to Begin Monday, July 9

Crews will begin work on Isadore St. at the intersection with Portage, working north to Fourth. Work will then continue north towards Maria. Isadore will be closed to through traffic for the duration of the project, until late October, weather permitting.

Posted on: May 31, 2018

Division St. & North Point Dr. Intersection Closed June 7 - Aug. 30

American Asphalt closed the Division St. (Business 51) and North Point Dr. intersection on Thursday, June 7. Both ramps from I-39 to Division St. are closed. The closure is expected to last until August 30, 2018.

Northbound traffic is being detoured to the Highway 66 West/Main Street exit. Southbound traffic is being detoured to the Highway 66 East/Stanley Street exit. The closure on the east side of the intersection is located at Sentry Insurance’s we...Read More See the Detour Map (pdf)

Transit

2 Stories
Posted on: June 8, 2018

Summer Transit Program - Youth Ride the City Bus Free

Central Transportation offers a Youth Ride Free program June 7 - August 31. Youth age 18 and under can ride the bus free! Enjoy safe transportation on air-conditioned buses anywhere on our regular routes. Excludes day care, school, and group field trips.

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Posted on: June 1, 2018

North Point Bus Route Detour June - August

Due to the closing of the Division St. and North Point Drive Intersection, Central Transit buses will detour using Maria Dr, 2nd St N, and Northpoint Dr. There will be no request stops at Sentry Insurance (1800 North Point Dr.) during the construction.

See the Detour Map (pdf)

Winter Sports

1 Story
Posted on: March 2, 2018

Iverson and Goerke Winter Sports Areas CLOSED for the Season

Iverson and Goerke Winter Sports Areas are CLOSED for the Season. Thank you for a great year!



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