Cuba City’s 7th Annual Community Market is on the Move
As the Cuba City Community Market prepares for its 7th year, changes are now underway. The Market will move from its home of the past six years, Veteran’s Park, and locate at the Presidential Courtyard on Main Street. While the park has provided a great atmosphere for this family event, it is expected that the new location will draw more visitors to both downtown and the Market. It is estimated that nearly 6,000 cars pass through Cuba City on a daily basis. This prominent position by the Presidential Caboose is expected to entice more of those visitors to stop in the City of Presidents, bringing new customers to the City’s already vibrant downtown. Some business owners have already mentioned adapting their hours to match those of the Community Market.
As in the past, the Market will be open on the third Wednesday of each month, from May through September. The hours are from 3:30 until 6:30 p.m.
There will be a vendor meeting held on Tuesday, April 2nd at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall. Vendors who prepay for the 2019 season will be able to select their new location at that time. Additional details, including Super Hits 106 live remote sponsorships are available on the links below.
You can also contact Bob Jones at 609-744-2152 for information on the 2019 Cuba City Community Market.
Community Garden Reservations are now being accepted
Cuba City Plastics Firm Expands Again
Cuba City, WI. When Non Metallic Components (NMC) first came to Cuba City in 1998 and built its 22,500 square foot plastics injection molding facility, they foresaw a great future in the City of Presidents. Launched in 1985 in Poynette, the firm has embraced complex applications and realized great success in the process.
While the Poynette facility remains NMC’s headquarters, Cuba City is now seeing a second expansion of the facility. A 22,500 sq. ft. expansion of their manufacturing operations in 2014, coupled with an influx of new customers, has now necessitated another addition of 26,000 sq. ft. for the warehousing of both raw materials and finished product. “We have not just added new customers, but we are also seeing a lot of growth in our existing customer base,” stated Randy Brookens, NMC President. NMC has been acquiring new machinery since the completion of the 2014 addition, and many of these machines are now coming online. The plant is operating across three shifts and now employs nearly 60 people in Cuba City.
Due to the company’s willingness to take on challenging products with complex designs, unusual materials requirements, or stringent quality standards, NMC’s growth has been very steady. Their customers come from a wide range of industries including automotive, small engines, fluid and chemical controls, safety equipment and power distribution.
Brookens sees much more growth in NMC’s carefully planned operations. He is also active with the Cuba City Fire Department and serves on the City’s Economic Development Committee. Mr. Brookens’ wife, Amy, also operates a successful business in Cuba City, Secluded Acres Horse Ranch where she breeds quality Paint Horses.
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!
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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