Halloween Trick or Treating
The Cuba City Trick or Treat hours will be from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday October 31st.
Cuba City Toy Show to Benefit Cuba City U.S. Presidential Museum
The 16th Annual Cuba City Toy Show will be held October 21st at Banfield’s Swiss Haus in rural Cuba City. The public is welcome to view vendor displays and tables from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Admission is $2.00 for individuals 13 years and older. Vendors will have an assortment of farm toys, toy cars, and more. Door prizes and drawings will be held throughout the day. All proceeds go to benefit the Cuba City U.S. Presidential Museum.
“I hope to see everyone again this year at the Cuba City Toy Show. Get your holiday shopping done early as there truly is something for everyone” said Earl Kaiser, organizer of the show.
For more information on attending or becoming a vendor for this event, please contact Earl Kaiser at 608-568-3867.
Cuba City Hosts Presidential Ball featuring U.S. Grant
On Saturday, November 10th a fundraising event will be held at Banfield’s Swiss Haus beginning at 5:00. The “Presidential Ball” will benefit the efforts to launch the Cuba City U.S. Presidential Museum. Social hour with live music will commence at 5:00 with dinner at 6:00, followed by a brief presentation describing the planned “vision” for the Museum and its displays.
The Museum will build upon the City of Presidents theme that Cuba City has embraced since 1976 and is recognized in Washington DC as one of the longest running Bi-Centennial activities in nation.
The event will feature music by Frankie Brandt as well as a conversation with renowned U.S. Grant impersonator, Bob Buman from Galena, Illinois. Mr. Buman will answer questions relevant to President Grant’s life and term in office. Photo opportunities with the 18th President will be available.
Tickets are $25 per person and are available at Gile Cheese, Weber Meats, Mound City and American Banks as well as at City Hall.
Banfield’s is located at 273 N. Hollow Road, in Cuba City, WI. Additional information is available by contacting Bob Jones at 608-744-2152.
Department of Administration Ombudsman Presentation on their Services
Here is a copy of Nancy Mistele's presentation to the Cuba City Chamber of Commerce on October 9th, 2018.
Cuba City Business Update Summer 2018
Top Ten Things To Do In Cuba CIty and 10 Best of the Best!
The City of Cuba City, Wisconsin along with its partners, including the Cuba City Chamber of Commerce, the Cuba City Downtown Task Force and the City’s Community Development Committee, is pleased to announce the Top Ten Things To Do in Cuba City. Following the format established by Trip Advisor, the list encompasses a wide variety of activities in the City with the nickname of City of Presidents. The City of Presidents theme flows from the 1976 Bi-Centennial celebration and Cuba City’s is the longest running Bi-Centennial registered activity from that time.
The list includes some well-recognized Wisconsin tourism draws such as cheese and meat products, but also includes the City’s well known antique stores as well as its unique Presidential themed Caboose and Shields. Other activities include gift shops, golf, swimming, ATV/UTV/snowmobile trails and the City’s varied public parks. Eateries and pubs round out the list.
In addition, Cuba City placed 10 businesses on the Shopping News Best of the Best for Grant County. The winners include Nick's Cafe, Gile Cheese, Weber Meats, Cuba City Dental, the Elmo Club, Scott Implement, Hometown Pharmacy, Lori Droessler Real Estate, Junque Stops Here, and the Cuba City Greenhouse. Please congratulate these superlative businesses on this recognition!
2017 Consumer Confidence Report from Cuba City Waterworks
Fiber Comes to Cuba City
Cuba City Telephone and LaGrant Connections, together with their subsidiary CS Technologies, is quickly closing in on the completion of their Fiber Broadband Project in Cuba City, Wisconsin. The scope of this project encompasses the entire City of Cuba City and will include nearly 900 homes and businesses.
The project’s total investment of $2.7 million will bring benefits to all of the citizens and business owners in Cuba City. This project was launched in the fall of 2016 and replaces aging air core copper facilities with state of the art Fiber Optic Technology. Fiber positions the City for the future.
“Current businesses as well as those looking to make a new home in Cuba City need 21st century Broadband capabilities. That means a City with fiber, which we can now provide,” stated Deb Egli, General Manager of CS Technologies.
This investment is great news for home owners. Multiple studies indicate homes with Fiber see an increase in property value by 3.1 percent, on average. Based upon the national median home value, this equates to about $6,000.
New offerings resulting from this upgrade include speeds up to a Gigabyte with technical capabilities for beyond that. Every customer will have new Fiber Optic hardware installed capable of supporting managed services including home Wi-Fi.
Our reliance on Broadband Internet services are exponentially expanding with new applications being introduced nearly every day. They include TV over the internet, increased ability to work from home, health care applications, Internet commerce in many forms and even long distance video chats from afar.
Fiber to the premise has arrived in Cuba City and it positions the City for the future for many decades to come.
Cuba City Ward information and Map
Cuba City US Presidential Museum to Feature Interactive Displays
Cuba City, Wisconsin, December 13th, 2017. Progress continues in Cuba City, the City of Presidents, toward a Spring 2019 opening of its US Presidential Museum. Committees are now working toward their various goals including fundraising, facility selection and the acquisition of artifacts. One key element for the depiction of the life stories of the 45 US Presidents and their First Ladies will be the incorporation of technology into this undertaking.
The US Presidential Museum’s Steering Committee has been working with McCullough Creative of Dubuque, Iowa on the development of an interactive kiosk to help tell these inspiring stories to the museum’s visitors. The kiosk will present both educational as well as background information, while providing guests with the opportunity to undertake a self-guided tour. McCullough specializes in the design, content development, fabrication and installation of interactive kiosks. “Whether it is in the schoolroom or the boardroom, countless organizations are reaping the benefits of interactive displays,” says, Bob Neumann, Senior Account Manager for McCullough. “They are proven to increase engagement, enhance learning and to create a more impactful experience for the users. We are proud to be working with Cuba City to create an experience that cannot be found anywhere else.” An additional benefit to interactive displays is the ability to easily update the information, increasing the lifespan of the kiosk as well as its ability to attract repeat visitors.
“The kiosk is a key element in our planning, but it will be complemented by a variety of artifacts and photographs to enhance the visitor’s experience in the museum,” says Bob Jones, the Economic Development Director for Cuba City. “We plan for the space to continually evolve into a fully immersive experience, incorporating a wide range of changing exhibits and additional interactive components. While the museum will have information on all Presidents, it will feature two Presidents on a rotating basis, one from the formative years of our Republic and one from the modern era.”
Aerial Footage of Cuba City
Lori Droessler Real Estate has shared a drone video of the City with us!
Cuba City Celebrates Best Downtown Revitalization Award
On Friday, April 28th, Cuba City celebrated the WEDC Main Street Award for Best Downtown Revitalization for a City under 5,500 Population with 110 people attending a dinner at Banfield's Swiss Haus. State Senator Howard Marklein and Grant County Board Chair Bob Keeney spoke at the event along with WEDC Downtown Development and Regional Director Jason Scott, who presented the award to Mayor Tom Gile. The emcee for the evening was Drew Nussbaum of the Wisconsin Tourism Council.
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.
In addition, Tim Gile and the Cuba City Chamber of Commerce was recognized for their efforts on behalf of the City as was Donna Rogers and the City of Presidents Committee.
Annual Zoning Process Posting
As required by the State of Wisconsin, the City of Cuba City maintains a list of persons who submit a request to receive notice of any proposed zoning action that affects the allowable use of the person’s property.
If the Plan Commission completes action on any zoning proposal, and the Common Council is prepared to vote on the zoning ordinance, the City shall send a notice, which contains a copy or summary of the proposed zoning ordinance, to each person on the list whose property, the allowable use of which, may be affected by the zoning ordinance. The notice shall be by mail or in any reasonable form that is agreed to. The City of Cuba City may charge each person on the list who receives a notice by first class mail a fee that does not exceed the approximate cost of providing the notice to the person. An ordinance may take effect even if the City fails to send the notice. (Wisconsin Statues Section 62.23(7)(d)(4).)
To request to be added to the notification list please contact the City of Cuba City Clerk-Treasurer by phone, fax, email or U.S. Mail as follows:
Jill M. Hill, Clerk-Treasurer
City of Cuba City
108 N. Main Street
Cuba City, WI 53807
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