February 2019 Mayor’s Message
We have made it through January’s polar vortex and now we have temperatures 70 degrees warmer. What a roller coaster ride this last week has been. I want to “thank” the Cuba City Police Department, the Public Works men for a tremendous job of removing the snow from our streets, and Cuba City Fire Department and Rescue Squad for being there in case we needed you. Your dedication and time given away from your families means so much to the City.
Economic Development Director Bob Jones has been working on a new brochure that will help lure many of the Galena visitors to Cuba City. Galena is working with Bob to give an option to visitors to take a scenic day drive through Southwestern Wisconsin. The brochure is called “Do North” and features some of the great attractions in the City for people to do in Cuba City. From the many antique stores, Gile Cheese, Weber Meats, Nick’s Café, and all the great parks and other businesses in Cuba City, there is something for everyone.
The city is working on a new Tax Increment District (TID #4) that will help with the cost of infrastructure for new businesses and residential areas. Cuba City needs homes, and this may help to increase the funding for new developments.
A big “thank you” to Randy Brookens and Non-Metallic Components on their new addition in the Business Park. Your investment means so much to the city. Hopefully we will soon have another new business breaking ground in the Business Park soon. The city has a big problem as we have no buildings left for new businesses that would like to locate in Cuba City. I think every town in Wisconsin wishes they had the same problem. Our revitalization of Main Street has been a great draw to potential businesses.
The Community Market will be moving this spring. It will be moved to the Caboose area to help take advantage of the traffic on Main Street. This should give current vendors more business as well as attract new vendors. Cuba City is always looking for suggestions that will help beautify our city and meet needs and wants of our residents. We have accomplished a lot of things and hopefully we can gain some new ideas from you.
As we look back on 2018, a lot of good things happened. For some, it is a year they would like to forget. Always remember the good people that live in Cuba City. We are all here to help! Please ask someone if you need a visit, errands run, medicine picked up, or groceries delivered. We just need to know who you are, so we can help you. I have said this many times before that Cuba City is a family made up of everyone in the city. Families always help families. Have a great month of February everyone!