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Posted on: September 24, 2020

Ballot Box Installed on UWSP Campus

Mayor Wiza & SGA President Collin McNamara say a second Absentee Ballot drop box was installed near the University Center at UWSP. SGA allocated funds and, with a private donation, nearly raised the $2,030 cost for the box. City employees installed it.

“Our partnership with UWSP’s Student Government is further strengthened by this collaboration,” said Mayor Mike Wiza. “We want to provide as many safe and secure voting options as we can, and President McNamara and ...

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City of Stevens Point News
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Trick-or-Treating in Stevens Point

Following CDC recommendations, Stevens Point recommends people not participate in traditional Trick-or-Treating as it is considered high-risk. “I know this doesn’t sit well with some. Halloween is my favorite time of the year, too,” says Mayor Mike Wiza.

Among the list of high-risk events that are not advised are:

  • Participating in traditional trick-or-treating where treats are handed to those who go door to door
  • Having trunk-or-treat where treats are handed out from trunks of cars lined up in parking lots
  • Go...
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City of Stevens Point News
Posted on: September 22, 2020

September 16 Portage County Health Care Center Meeting Video Online, on TV, & on Radio

The September 16 Portage County Health Care Center Meeting video is online. It will play on Community TV (Spectrum channel 984) & on WSNP-LP radio, 105.9 FM, Wednesday, September 23 at 5 & 10 pm, and Thursday, September 24 at 7:30 am.

Watch the Video in our Archives Videos, TV, Radio (Meetings & More)
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Stevens Point Installs First Ballot Drop Box

Mayor Mike Wiza announced today that the City of Stevens Point has installed the first of two planned Absentee Ballot drop boxes at City Hall. The box is located in front of City Hall on Strongs Ave.

The box was purchased for just under $2030 each and city employee Ken Rozek installed it this morning. The box is located in front of City Hall on Strongs Avenue directly across from the Portage County Sheriff’s Office.

“We ordered the ...

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Elections / Voting
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Business 51 Improvement Project Public Q&A Sessions

If you interested in the future of the Business 51 corridor, the City of Stevens Point
wants to hear from you. Join our live Q&A sessions & speak with project staff September 29, 5 - 6 pm, & again October 1, 12 - 1 pm & 5 - 6 pm.

Check the project website on September 29 for a link to join the Q&A sessions.

Also beginning Tuesday, September 29, you can visit the project website to view information on the purpose and need for the project and potential alternatives, and you will ...

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More Info on the Business 51 Improvement Project Business 51 Improvement
Posted on: September 16, 2020

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

The September 15 County Board meeting video is online. It will play on Community TV, Spectrum channel 984, & 105.9 FM radio, WSNP-LP, Thursday, September 17 at 5:00 & 10:00 pm, & Friday, September 18 at 7:30 am.

Watch the Video in our Archives Videos, TV, Radio (Meetings & More)
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Update on City Department Operations

Some City departments have returned to normal pre-Covid operations with enhanced safety measures in place, but many are still operating under special protocols and some restrictions in order to protect the health of our employees and residents.

City Actions to Minimize Risk of Exposure and Slow Spread of COVID-19

  • All non-essential City travel has been suspended until further notice.
  • All non-essential City meetings have been postponed until further notice. Essential meetings will be held online. De...
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City of Stevens Point News
Posted on: September 10, 2020

City Employees - Flu Shot Information

The City is again offering free on-site flu vaccination clinics for all employees and spouses who are covered under the City-sponsored health plan. If unable to attend the scheduled clinics, you can go directly to Employer Solutions to get vaccinated.

Those opting to go to Employer Solutions, 5412 Hwy. 10 East, must have a “walk-in vaccine request form” which you can obtain from the City Personnel Office. Those choosing this option should call ahead 715-346-5243 to check availabilit...

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See the complete Flu Shot Information Packet (PDF) Employees
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Grow Solar Central Wisconsin Empowers Communities & Strengthens Local Economies

The best way to strengthen our local economies and create local jobs is by keeping our money local. That means shopping locally, eating locally, and yes, generating our energy locally.

Solar group buy programs like Grow Solar Central Wisconsin strengthen local economies and create local jobs by empowering community members to keep their energy dollars at home through an investment in solar energy. The program is built on the belief that...

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City of Stevens Point News
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Stevens Point Has High Percentage of Solar-Powered Homes

Stevens Point has been nationally recognized by LendEDU for having one of the highest percentages of solar-powered homes in the U.S.A. Cities were ranked according to their percentage of solar-powered homes relative to their total number of homes.

Specifically, Stevens Point has 46 solar-powered homes out of 16,320 total housing units, which means 0.28% of the homes in Stevens Point are solar-powered and more eco-friendly. 

The high percentage in Stevens Point ranked #1,068 (out of 25,000) ...

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

City Employees - WRS Newsletter

The new WIsconsin Retirement System Newsletter contains "Living Our Values - A Message from Employee Trust Fund," "COVID-19 Update," "Open Enrollment Period Set," "Attend a Health Benefits Webinar," "Highlights from The SWIB Podcast," and more.

Read the WRS Newsletter Online Employees
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Help Wanted: Seasonal Skating Instructor at K.B. Willett Ice Arena

Ice Skating Instructors at K.B. Willett Ice Arena responsible for running & assisting Public skating lessons. Provide a safe & fun environment that promotes enjoying the sport for exercise & fun. 1 - 2 Positions. 5 - 10 hours/week. $12.85 Hourly.

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Posted on: September 1, 2020

Help Wanted - Firefighter/Paramedic

This position responds to emergencies and performs fire suppression activities, rescue work, hazardous materials response, and advanced life-support emergency medical services.

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Posted on: August 31, 2020

Help Wanted - Seasonal Positions at K.B. Willett Ice Arena

The City of Stevens Point Parks, Recreation, & Forestry Department is accepting applications for seasonal Game Attendant/Building Custodian, Receptionist, Building Supervisor, Concession Employee, Skate Shop Attendant, & Skate Guard at the Willett Arena.

Get More Info & Apply Job Opportunities
Posted on: August 28, 2020

Voter Information – General Election 2020

Election day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. You have three options to cast your ballot: at the polls on election day; absentee by mail; or early in-person absentee voting.

Additional Information Elections / Voting
Posted on: August 26, 2020

Online Registration Now Open for Learn to Skate Fall Sessions

The Stevens Point Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department is happy to announce our Learn to Skate program will be offered this fall at the K.B. Willett Arena. Classes are open to all ages and abilities and begin on September 26, 2020.

Skaters can choose from Tuesday evening or Saturday morning classes. Our “Snow Plow Sam” introductory classes are designed for kids under six to build confidence while learning to skate and incorporate fun games to make class time an e...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: August 11, 2020

Bicycle Transportation Network Improvements Project

Work has begun & should be done by September 25, including pavement marking removal & installing new markings. Roadway users can expect minor delays as work is being completed. See the map project for locations.

Bicycle Project Location Map

Road Construction/Closings
Posted on: August 5, 2020

City Comptroller-Treasurer’s Office Announces Photo Contest

Comptroller-Treasurer’s Office would like to announce it will, once again, be having a photo contest, with the winning photo going on the front cover of the annual budget book. They are inviting the public to submit photos taken from around the City.

Deputy Comptroller-Treasurer Carrie Freeberg stated a few years ago the budget format was changed to include more information beyond just numbers, such as the services that each City department provides, in order to more clearly illustrate what taxpayers ...

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Comptroller / Treasurer
Posted on: August 3, 2020

The Importance of Wisconsin's Face Covering Order

Governor Tony Evers declared a Public Health Emergency & issued an Emergency Order requiring individuals to wear face coverings when indoors & not in a private residence. The order is effective Aug. 1 - Sep. 28, 2020 or by a subsequent superseding order.

Additional Information City of Stevens Point News
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Polling Location Changes for District 1 & District 10

Due to COVID 19 and restriction of public access to nursing homes and assisted living facilities, District 1 & District 10 polling locations have been moved.

District 1 – temporarily moved from Briggs Street High Rise, 1300 Briggs Court to Mid-State Technical College, 1001 Centerpoint Drive for the August 11 and November 3 elections. 

District 10 – moved from Portage County Health C...

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Elections / Voting
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Detours in place for Blue & Yellow Routes

Our 2 Blue & 3 Yellow routes are being detoured due to the closure of Fremont Street from Main Street to Sims Avenue, and the closure of College Avenue from Fremont Street to Illinois Avenue. Detours are expected to be in place until around late October.

2 Blue Route Detour

  • The Blue 2 Route is detoured from Sims Ave., turning right on Illinois, left on Stanley, right on Fourth, left on Isadore, left on Portage, right on Reserve.
  • A temporary bus stop will be added at the corner of Illinois and Prais.&nbs...
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