Public Notices

                                                                     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.

Top Things to do in Cuba City (FINAL)

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!

 

Latest Cuba City Business Update is available here: Cuba City Quarterly Newsletter 

 

                                   

President U.S. Grant and Representative Travis Tranel Join in Cuba City’s Power Pull Weekend Activities

Cuba City’s 20th Annual Power Pull weekend on June 15th and 16th has now added some “star power” to its lineup of events. The Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA) will present Representative Tranel (R-Cuba City) with the 2018 “Champion of Economic Development” Award in recognition of his support of policies to drive economic growth and prosperity in Wisconsin. The presentation will occur at approximately 4:00 p.m. at the Presidential Caboose on Main Street in Cuba City.

WEDA is presenting the award to 20 state lawmakers who have exhibited exceptional commitment to growing Wisconsin’s economy based upon several factors including voting record, sponsorship of legislation and responsiveness to critical economic development issues during the 2017-2018 session.

Bob Buman and the Galena Generals will participate in the Summer Fun Parade that will commence at 2:00 p.m. on the 16th. Buman is known for his portrayal of General/President U.S. Grant. He will also speak at the 4:00 p.m. ceremony.

The parade will run on Washington Street from County H south to Skelly Street. In addition, the Cuba City U.S. Presidential Museum team will host Steve Bernhardt performing live at the Presidential Caboose starting at 3:00 p.m. In addition to the award to Rep Tranel, two special Cubans will be recognized there in a brief ceremony at 4:00 p.m. with music continuing until 5:00. All Cuba City graduates are encouraged to attend any and all of the festivities. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs to the Caboose. In the event of inclement weather, the music and award ceremony will be held at the Lions Club Picnic Shelter at Veterans Memorial Park.

Anyone interested in participating in the parade can contact Amy Sampson at the Dead End Bar for details.Power Pull and Parade Flyer – JH 5

Celebrate Father’s Day weekend with a pull and a parade and partake of Summer Fun while celebrating the achievements of three special citizens!

                                                                                   July 7th Museum Golf/Music/Food Fundraiser

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                                                                                         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.                                                       ​            

 

                                                            National Recognition for Cuba City's Eric Lyons

 

On May 12th, Cuba City Police Commander Eric Lyons will have his name added to the Law Enforcement Memorial in Washigton, DC. Here is a letter from Chief Terry Terpstra regarding this tremendous honor for Eric's family:

 

February 15, 2018


It is with great honor and excitement to announce that on May 12, 2018 Commander Eric Lyons, who
was a commander with the Cuba City Police Department, will have his name added to the Law
Enforcement Memorial in Washington DC. Eric was involved with several Police Departments and had a
combined 21 years of service in Law Enforcement. Eric suffered a heart attack on November 4, 2015
and he passed away on November 7, 2015 as a result of that heart attack. The Law Enforcement
Memorial considers it an in the line of duty death if you pass away from a heart attack within 24 hours
of your last shift and meet other criteria. The Board has labeled Commander Lyons death an in the line
of duty death and because of that his name will be added to the Memorial in May.
Although, it is a great honor to have his name added to the wall, it also comes with a financial expense.
The Cuba City Police Department has asked the Grant County Honor Guard to participate with Law
Enforcement week in May at the Memorial. In order to get the Honor Guard to Washington there has
been fund raisers and the response has been overwhelming.
To get the Honor Guard and the Family to Washington will cost approximately $15,000. The family of
Eric Lyons, the Cuba City Police Department, and the Grant County Honor Guard will be doing several
fund raisers over the next few months. If your organization is able to help in any way by donating an
item to be raffled off or any monetary donations would be greatly appreciated. If you have an item that
you would like to donate they can be dropped off at the Cuba City Police Department or you can call
Chief Terry Terpstra to have the item picked up. If you would like to make a monetary donation it can
be made out to the Grant County Sheriff’s Association Attn: Honor Guard P.O Box 506 Lancaster, WI
53813. They can also be made out to the Eric Lyons Memorial Fund 108 N Main St. Cuba City WI 53807.
Thank you in advance for your consideration,
Chief Terry Terpstra
108 N Main St Cuba City, WI
Voice: 608.744.3575 Fax: 608.744.2184 ccpd@cubacity.org
Cuba City Police Department
Protecting “The City of Presidents”
Chief
Terry Terpstra        

                                                                                6th Annual Cuba City Community Market

Cuba City’s Community Market will return for its sixth 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 averaged 30 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 Tuesday, April 3rd at 6:00 p.m. to discuss the promotion of the market, reserve sites 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 download here: 2018 market application

                                                                           Cuba City Fifth Annual Community Garden

Reservations for plots in the Cuba City Community Garden are now being accepted. Information including the 2018 lease and brochure are now available below or at City Hall at 108 N. Main Street. Families or individuals can rent an individual garden plot for the summer of 2018 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 cubacitycdc@gmail.com

Application for 2018 Garden:2018 garden lease

Guideline for Garden:2018 garden guidelines

Waiver for Garden:2018 garden waiver

                        

 

​                                                                     City Hall Hours will now be from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.​

 

 

​                                                                                   Cuba City Ward information and Map  

 

Aldermanic District Map 2011                     

                                                                                                                             Aldermanic District Ordinance 2011

                                                          

 

​                                                             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.”

 

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                                                                                               CC Newsletter Nov17 (3)

 

                                                                                            ​Aerial Footage of Cuba City

Lori Droessler Real Estate has shared a drone video of the City with us! 

                                           https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3kREqmqBvM&feature=youtu.be

 


                                                                      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.

 

Gile_Rogers_2017                               Howard at CC award dinner                                   Senator Marklein speaking at dinner

                                                                                 

 

 

 

                                                                                                   ​Annual Water Quality Report

 

2016 Consumer Confidence Report Data
CUBA CITY WATERWORKS, PWS ID: 12200925

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

Third Wednesday of the month at 5:00 pm at the City Hall Council Chambers

Health Information

Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency's safe drinking water hotline (800-426-4791).

Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune systems disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Environmental Protection Agency's safe drinking water hotline (800-426-4791).

Source(s) of Water

Source ID

Source

Depth (in feet)

Status

2

Groundwater

1467

Active

3

Groundwater

1590

Active

To obtain a summary of the source water assessment please contact, Tom Longhenry at (608) 778-3244.

Educational Information

The sources of drinking water, both tap water and bottled water, include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.

Contaminants that may be present in source water include:

  • Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations and wildlife.
  • Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally- occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining or farming.
  • Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff and residential uses.
  • Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff and septic systems.
  • Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations that limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. FDA regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which shall provide the same protection for public health.

Definitions

Term

Definition

AL

Action Level: The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow.

Level 1 Assessment

A Level 1 assessment is a study of the water system to identify potential problems and determine, if possible, why total coliform bacteria have been found in our water system.

Level 2 Assessment

A Level 2 assessment is a very detailed study of the water system to identify potential problems and determine, if possible, why an E. coli MCL violation has occurred or why total coliform bacteria have been found in our water system, or both, on multiple occasions.

MCL

Maximum Contaminant Level: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.

MCLG

Maximum Contaminant Level Goal: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.

MFL

million fibers per liter

MRDL

Maximum residual disinfectant level: The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants.

MRDLG

Maximum residual disinfectant level goal: The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.

mrem/year

millirems per year (a measure of radiation absorbed by the body)

NTU

Nephelometric Turbidity Units

pCi/l

picocuries per liter (a measure of radioactivity)

ppm

parts per million, or milligrams per liter (mg/l)

ppb

parts per billion, or micrograms per liter (ug/l)

ppt

parts per trillion, or nanograms per liter

ppq

parts per quadrillion, or picograms per liter

TCR

Total Coliform Rule

TT

Treatment Technique: A required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water.

Detected Contaminants

Your water was tested for many contaminants last year. We are allowed to monitor for some contaminants less frequently than once a year. The following tables list only those contaminants which were detected in your water. If a contaminant was detected last year, it will appear in the following tables without a sample date. If the contaminant was not monitored last year, but was detected within the last 5 years, it will appear in the tables below along with the sample date.

Disinfection Byproducts

Contaminant (units)

Site

MCL

MCLG

Level Found

Range

Sample Date (if prior to 2016)

Violation

Typical Source of Contaminant

HAA5 (ppb)

D-109

60

60

2

2

 

No

By-product of drinking water chlorination

TTHM (ppb)

D-109

80

0

0.0

0.0

 

No

By-product of drinking water chlorination

Inorganic Contaminants

Contaminant (units)

Site

MCL

MCLG

Level Found

Range

Sample Date (if prior to 2016)

Violation

Typical Source of Contaminant

BARIUM (ppm)

 

2

2

0.053

0.050 – 0.053

7/29/2014

No

Discharge of drilling wastes; Discharge from metal refineries; Erosion of natural deposits

FLUORIDE (ppm)

 

4

4

1.0

0.0 – 1.0

7/29/2014

No

Erosion of natural deposits; Water additive which promotes strong teeth; Discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories

NICKEL (ppb)

 

100

 

13.6000

0.0000 – 13.6000

7/29/2014

No

Nickel occurs naturally in soils, ground water and surface waters and is often used in electroplating, stainless steel and alloy products.

NITRATE (N03-N) (ppm)

 

10

10

2.86

0.00 – 2.86

 

No

Runoff from fertilizer use; Leaching from septic tanks, sewage; Erosion of natural deposits

SELENIUM (ppb)

 

50

50

1

0 – 1

7/29/2014

No

Discharge from petroleum and metal refineries; Erosion of natural deposits; Discharge from mines

SODIUM (ppm)

 

n/a

n/a

16.00

5.32 – 16.00

7/29/2014

No

n/a

 

Contaminant (units)

Action Level

MCLG

90th Percentile Level Found

# of Results

Sample Date (if prior to 2016)

Violation

Typical Source of Contaminant

COPPER (ppm)

AL=1.3

1.3

0.1990

0 of 10 results were above the action level.

7/29/2014

No

Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of natural deposits; Leaching from wood preservatives

LEAD (ppb)

AL=15

0

1.54

0 of 10 results were above the action level.

7/29/2014

No

Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of natural deposits

Radioactive Contaminants

Contaminant (units)

Site

MCL

MCLG

Level Found

Range

Sample Date (if prior to 2016)

Violation

Typical Source of Contaminant

GROSS ALPHA, EXCL. R & U (pCi/l)

 

15

0

4.4

3.4 – 4.4

7/29/2014

No

Erosion of natural deposits

RADIUM, (226 + 228) (pCi/l)

 

5

0

2.7

1.2 – 2.7

7/29/2014

No

Erosion of natural deposits

GROSS ALPHA, INCL. R & U (n/a)

 

n/a

n/a

4.4

3.4 – 4.4

7/29/2014

No

Erosion of natural deposits

Synthetic Organic Contaminants including Pesticides and Herbicides

Contaminant (units)

Site

MCL

MCLG

Level Found

Range

Sample Date (if prior to 2016)

Violation

Typical Source of Contaminant

DI(2-ETHYLHEXYL) PHTHALATE (ppb)

 

6

0

1.3

1.3

7/29/2014

No

Discharge from rubber and chemical factories

Additional Health Information

If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. Cuba City Waterworks is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.

                                                                                                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
Phone: 608-744-2152
Email: jhill@wppienergy.org

 

                                                       

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