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Posted on: August 10, 2022

Statement By Mayor Wiza Regarding Aug. 9 Referendum Results

Leadership is not always about "standing your ground." I believe leadership is about recognizing that your idea isn't always the best, and making decisions based on what is good for the whole.

This morning we see our community divided - divided over a road ironically named, Division Street.

Business 51 can be split into three major sections. The northern section is predominantly commercial, from our north boundary to about Fourth Avenue. The mid...

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City of Stevens Point News
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Armed Disturbance & Shooting on John's Drive

On August 6, officers responded to a report of a 27 year old male who had been kidnapped at gunpoint by a 24 year old male, and shots fired. The victim was found shot in a residence in the 1200 block of Fourth Ave. The suspect was later found in Wausau.

The initial call was received at 5:07 am. The victim was found at 5:42 am. Officers provided first aid and the victim was transported to the hospital by ambulance. The suspect had left the residence prior to the officers' arrival, but he was take...

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Posted on: August 8, 2022

August 8 City Committee Meetings Online, on TV, and on Radio

The August 8 Standing Committee Meetings are online. They will play on Community TV (Spectrum Ch. 984 & TDS Ch. 13) & on 105.9 FM WSNP-LP radio Tues., Aug. 9 at 5 & 10 pm, & Wed., Aug. 10 at 7:30am. For captions, watch on our YouTube or Boxcast channel.

Watch the Videos in our Archives Videos, TV, Radio (Meetings & More)
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Fourth Ave. Closure at Smith St.

Fourth Ave. will close to all traffic at the intersection of Smith St. Tues., Aug. 9 for underground utility work, which is expected to be completed by the end of the week. The intersection will open over temporary gravel. There will be no detour.

Road Construction/Closings
Posted on: August 2, 2022

IAFF Fire Fighters Support Muscular Dystrophy Association with Annual Fill the Boot Drive

Fire fighters from Stevens Point Local 484 will hit the streets with boots in hand asking pedestrians & motorists to make a donation to MDA on August 11 & 12, 1 pm - 5 pm, at the intersections of Main St. at Division S. & Clark St. at Division St.

For 67 years, the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) has collected critical funds in the community – one dollar at a time – as part of the Fill the Boot program. The Stevens Point Professional Fire Fighters Association L...

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Fire Dept. / EMS
Posted on: August 1, 2022

City Employees - Building Positive Relationships

Healthy relationships increase happiness & reduce stress. Every relationship is different, but there are simple ways to make all of your relationships healthier - family, friendships, romances, co-workers, & the relationship you have with yourself.

See the Positive Relationships Info. (PDF) Employee News
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Guns N' Hoses Dedicate Softball Game to New Veterans Memorial

The Po. Co. Guns N’ Hoses organization returns its popular cops vs. firefighters exhibition charity softball game on August 28 at 3 pm at Leo "Cub" Mancheski Field at Bukolt Park, 100 Bukolt Ave. The gate opens at 1. The lineup will be presented at 2:30.

The gate opens at 1:00 and the lineup will be presented at 2:30.  The family-friendly game will go on rain or shine.

In previous years, the organization raised funds for area veterans groups. In 2022, the group will raise funds for Dream Flight an...

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Posted on: July 25, 2022

City Initiates Update to Comprehensive Plan

The Stevens Point Community & Economic Development Dept. has taken initial steps to update Stevens Point’s Comprehensive Plan. Online surveys, block parties & planning workshops, & City staff at events & businesses for feedback will begin on July 25.

The current comprehensive plan and all milestones during the update process will be made visible on the city’s website at

Stevens Point’s Comprehensive Plan, originally drafted in 2006 and required by...

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Comprehensive Plan
Posted on: July 21, 2022

City Renews Local Housing Grants, Announces Rental Conversion Grant

The City updated two residential grant programs & announced a third designed to generate more single-family housing. The programs are for homeowners seeking assistance to upgrade, & for property owners or developers to generate new single-family housing.

These programs are renewed annually as finances are available. 

  • The Neighbor Helping Neighbor program reimburses low to moderate income residents up to $5,000 for materials and contracted labor for property improvement projects. Residents must pro...
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Community Development
Posted on: July 21, 2022

Temporary Changes to Zoning Code for Tourist Rooming Houses

The Stevens Point City Council has approved amendments to the City's zoning code to make it easier for property owners to rent out their homes during the PGA Senior Open Championship next year. The changes will only be in effect June 26 - July 5, 2023.

One temporary change to the Zoning Code will be to allow for short-term rentals as a permitted use regardless of whether the property owner resides on the property or not.

 The second temporary change will allow non-owner-occupied Tourist Rooming ...

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More Information about Tourist Rooming Houses Community Development
Posted on: July 20, 2022

Community Stadium at Goerke Park CLOSED for Renovations

Community Stadium in Goerke Park will close for renovations at 2 pm on Thursday, July 21 until further notice (into August). The track, turf field, & restrooms will be closed to the public during this time - no access is available during the construction.

The major renovations taking place during this time include installation of a new synthetic turf surface and installation of a new video scoreboard.

After these initial improvements, community stadium will open for the Fall athletic season. Additional impr...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: July 18, 2022

Stevens Point Tree Walk Map

With help from the Engineering Dept., the Stevens Point Forestry Dept. put together a new interactive GIS map called Iverson Park Trees. The map is a type of self-guided tree walk which identifies 31 trees that are underused or not common to our area.

A major goal of the Stevens Point Forestry Department is to maintain a diverse collection of trees which not only make up the City’s street and park trees, but also to help residents select different tree species to plant on their private proper...

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See the Tree Walk Map Forestry
Posted on: July 14, 2022

Help Wanted - Seasonal Building Supervisor

Supervises all activities on and off the ice surface in the K.B. Willett Ice Arena when Assistant Facility Supervisor or Facilities Supervisor are not present. 10-35 hrs/wk, evenings & weekends. $15.75/hr.

Get More Information and Apply Online Job Opportunities
Posted on: July 14, 2022

Help Wanted - Seasonal Concession Employee

Responsible for assisting in opening, operating, & closing the concession stand, will prepare food, stock shelves, assist customers, use cash register, handle money, & keep the area & equipment clean. 5-15 hours/week. 6-8 positions open. $14.50 per hour.

Get More Information and Apply Online Job Opportunities
Posted on: July 14, 2022

Help Wanted - Seasonal Game Attendant / Custodian

Prepares the arena in advance of games, maintains the arena during games, and cleans up the arena after games. 5-15 hours per week, evenings and weekends.
6 - 8 positions open. $14.50 / hour.

Get More Information and Apply Online Job Opportunities
Posted on: July 14, 2022

Help Wanted - Seasonal Ice Skating Instructor

The Ice Skating Instructor runs & assists Public skating lessons at the K.B. Willett Ice Arena. 1-2 positions available. 5-10 hrs./week. $14.50/Hr. Must maintain yearly coach compliance requirements through Learn to Skate USA & US Figure Skating Assoc.

Get More Information and Apply Online Job Opportunities
Posted on: July 14, 2022

Help Wanted - Seasonal Skate Guards

Skate guards are responsible for the daily operation & supervision of the K.B. Willett Arena ice surface and the immediate surrounding area during and after public skating times. 5-10 hours per week, evenings and weekends. $14.50 per hour.

Get More Information and Apply Online Job Opportunities
Posted on: July 14, 2022

Yulga Park Swing Set Donation

Yulga Park in Stevens Point received a generous donation enabling the purchase & installation of a swing set & safety surfacing earlier this year. Friends & neighbors of the park, Dr. Ralph & Marcia Locher, approached the City with the idea in late 2021.

Marcia and Dr. Locher saw a need for swings in the neighborhood and inquired if the City would consider allowing swings in this location. What started as an idea turned out to be a huge upgrade for this neighborhood of the City.

“The Stevens Point communit...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Free Swim Sessions and Tube & Toy Nights at the Donald Copps Pool

The Parks, Recreation & Forestry Dept. is happy to announce the lineup of Community Free Swim sessions for the 2022 season. Thanks to generous support from area businesses & the City of Stevens Point, there will be 8 free swim sessions this summer.

Free Swim Sessions are from 10 am to Noon on these days:

  • Saturday, June 11 – Sponsored by Stevens Point Parks, Recreation & Forestry
  • Sunday, June 26 – Sponsored by Anderson O’Brien Law Firm
  • Saturday, July 9...
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