Cuba City is a Finalist for the Connect Communities Revitalization Award
On Monday, February 13th, officials at Cuba City City Hall were notified that the City of Presidents has been selected as a finalist for the WEDC Main Street Awards, Best Downtown Revitalization for a City under 5,500 Population. The winners will be announced at the 26th Annual Main Street Awards Dinner to be held in Wisconsin Rapids on April 7th. This selection recognizes the efforts of the fourteen partners involved in the recent upgrades to Cuba City’s Main Street. These changes include the extensive façade improvement program, new LED lighting, the Cuba City State Bank Clock, and the painting of the Presidential Caboose among many other efforts. Much of the funding for these projects came from the business and property owners of Cuba City as well as contributions from the general public.
Cuba City Baseball/Softball/Soccer Registration March 19th
Cuba City Baseball/Softball Program & Summer Recreation Soccer registration will be March 19th from 12:00 PM until 4:00 PM at the Cuba City Elementary School. If you are unable to attend, you may register at City Hall.
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Cuba City Downtown Task Force Seeks Citizen Input!
As Cuba City gains recognition for its many recent downtown improvements, the City’s Downtown Task Force has been trying to come up with new ideas to maintain this momentum. Chairman Rich Brown states, “The impact of the projects in 2016 will be hard to replicate and we need help with fresh ideas.”
This impact has led to the City of Presidents being nominated for two downtown improvement awards and it has recently been announced that Cuba City is a now finalist for the WEDC Connect Communities Award for Cities fewer than 5,500 in population. The award winner will be announced on April 7th, in Wisconsin Rapids.
In 2016, the Task Force approved 12 façade improvement projects including Antiques Unlimited, Munyon’s Auto Service, Gile Cheese and the Hometown Pharmacy. The Cuba City State Bank Clock has been restored and mounted by the freshly painted Presidential Caboose while Main Street has new LED lighting. The Chamber of Commerce added 16 flower planters and the Department of Public Works resurfaced many of the adjacent streets.
“It will be a tough act to follow in downtown Cuba City,” continued Brown. So the Task Force is asking the residents of Cuba City for their input on future improvement projects for the downtown area. Among the current ideas are more family activity items near the Caboose, new benches on Main Street, bicycle racks and signage denoting the recent award nominations.
Another popular idea is the parklets that Platteville placed in their downtown area last year. These auto-size decks are placed on a parking spot and can be used as parks for people to sit, eat or converse. The most popular parklet in Platteville was a mini dog park. Please see the photos below.
Please email Economic Development Director Bob Jones at email@example.com with your thoughts.
5th Annual Cuba City Community Market
Cuba City’s Community Market will return for its fifth year in the City’s beautiful Veteran’s Park. The market will be held on the third Wednesday of each month from May through September. Last year’s market saw as many as 36 vendors offering the best in local produce, crafts, plants, baked goods and personal services. Market hours are from 3:30 until 6:30, rain or shine.
Family activities and a variety of locally sponsored events will be featured at each month’s market. There are still sponsorship opportunities available for local businesses.
The cost to become a vendor remains the same as last year. The fee schedule is $30 for the full five markets if paid on or before April 3rd, $40 for the full year after that date or $10 per market. Reserved sites are available on a first come basis, with payment for the full season.
A meeting on the Community Market will be held at City Hall on April 4th at 6:00 p.m. to discuss the promotion of the market and answer any questions.
For a vendor application, registration/payment or further information, please visit Cuba City City Hall at 108 N Main Street, or the Market page on this website.
Cuba City Fourth Annual Community Garden
Reservations for plots in the Cuba City Community Garden are now being accepted. Information including the 2017 lease and brochure are now available on the Garden page on this website or at City Hall at 108 N. Main Street. Families or individuals can rent an individual garden plot for the summer of 2017 or volunteer in the communal garden plot. The lots are 10’ by 12’ and rent for $20 per year. Additional lots are available at $10 per year.
The garden operates in partnership with the Cuba City School District and the Cuba City FFA. Gardening advice is available from five of our area Master Gardeners.
For further information, please contact Bob Jones at Cuba City, 608-744-2152 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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2017 Street Resurfacing Plans for Cuba City
Streets chosen for reconstructs include:
- Benton Street: Main St. to Madison St.
- McKinley St.: Jackson St. to Randolph St.
Streets chosen for Overlays:
- School St.: Calhoun St. to Troy St.
- School St.: Roosevelt to Palmer St.
- Palmer St.: School St. to Randolph St.
- Jackson St.: Roosevelt St. to Calhoun St.
- Washing ton St.; Bryan St. to Clay St.
- Clay St.: Washington St. to Jefferson St.
- Benton St.: Washington St. to Clinton St.
- Jefferson St.: Clay St. to Calhoun St.
City of Presidents Museum Planning Team Now Being Formed
A steering committee for the formation of a Presidential Museum to be located in Cuba City is now being established. Under the direction of Donna Rogers of the City of Presidents, with assistance of Cuba City’s Economic Development Director, the team is seeking individuals who would be interested in helping in the planning process.
The task is no small one, but would yield positive impact to the City in terms of increased tourism. Many museums in the region see annual visits well in excess of 10,000 people. With nearby tourism destinations such as Galena, the National Brewery Museum and the National Mississippi River Museum, the potential impact of a Presidential Museum in Cuba City is very strong. The Museum would also help to fulfill the 40 year old legacy of the City of Presidents as well as to enhance the perception of Cuba City.
The team’s mission statement reads, “To preserve and share Cuba City history as well the legacy of all the U.S. Presidents with the purpose of attracting, educating and inspiring the public.” In addition to using artifacts and interactive displays to tell the story of the 44 US Presidents, at least two Presidents will be featured each year to provide more detailed background on the leaders of the free world and American history.
Individuals interested in learning more about the project are encouraged to contact Donna Rogers at 563-599-0098 or Bob Jones at Cuba City City Hall 608-744-2152.
Water System Information
If you would like to know more about the information contained in this report, please contact Tom Longhenry at (608) 778-3244.
Opportunity for input on decisions affecting your water quality
City Hall Council Chambers on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 5:00 p.m.
Full Report CCR Report 2015
Volunteers Needed for Presidential Caboose
Would you like to help preserve and share the history of Cuba City? The City of Presidents need volunteers who can spare 4 hours from 10AM to 2PM on the Saturdays between Memorial Day and Labor Day. If interested please contact Donna Rogers at 563-599-0098.
Cuba City on NBC 15 Where in Wisconsin
On Friday, April 22nd, NBC 15 from Madison visited Cuba City to film their Where in Wisconsin segment which was aired the fllowing Friday. You can see the episode here:
Cuba City Endowment Fund
The Cuba City – City of Presidents Endowment Fund exists to provide long-term support for the many distinctive and admirable items that have been constructed over the years by many generous businesses, organizations and people.
In the November Cuba City utility bill there will be a brochure with details on how to donate in memory of a loved one, or how to make regular quarterly/monthly/annual gifts. Form can also be found at:
We need to keep the endowment fund growing to preserve the landmarks that have made Cuba City – “The City of Presidents”.
All donations are sincerely appreciated no matter how large or small.
Thank you, City of Presidents Committee
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