City of Fennimore 2016 – 2020 Capital Improvements Plan
The City of Fennimore will hold a Public Information Meeting for their 2016 – 2020 Capital Improvements Plan on October 12, 2015 starting at 6:00 p.m. The Public Information Meeting will be located at the Fennimore Memorial Building, 860 Lincoln Avenue. (See the information poster.)
The Information Meeting is open to the public. The meeting will consist of two components. First, there will be a presentation of the draft Capital Improvements Plan from 6 to 6:40 p.m. where information will be shared. Second at approximately 6:40 to 7 p.m. an open discussion will be held to provide Fennimore area residents and business owners an opportunity to discuss, prioritize, and offer input on the proposed 2016 to 2020 Capital Improvements Plan and City goals and priorities.
Fennimore Observes Public Power Week Oct 5-9
Fennimore Utilities staff invites Fennimore residents to celebrate Public Power Week Oct 5 through 9. This week Fennimore will join more than 2,000 other community-owned utilities across the United States that provide their citizens with electricity and related services on a nonprofit basis. Dennis Biddick, DPW, states “our utility operates to benefit the entire community by providing safe, reliable power and high-quality customer service, all at the lowest possible rates.”
Stop by the Fennimore Utilities office at the Memorial building to enjoy refreshments and sign up for door prizes between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday Oct 5 through Friday, Oct 9.
Did you know Fennimore has been a public power community since 1904? Other timelines include participating in public power week since 2006; owner of a neighborhood electric vehicle since 2007; a Focus on Energy partner since 2008, offering the opportunity for energy efficiency options to customers. Fennimore Utilities has been committed to renewable energy since 2012 by purchasing 20% of its wholesale power in the form of wind energy. To learn more about Focus on Energy visit https://focusonenergy.com/
Fennimore Utility employees include Al Zoromski, Gary Smith, Dennis Biddick, Margaret Sprague, Sarah Head, Chris French, Don Curtis and John Schmitt.
104th Fennimore Firemen’s Dance
Put on your dancing shoes this Saturday, Oct 10 and attend the Annual Fennimore Firemen’s Dance. The Dance will run from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Fennimore Fire Station located at 1070 8th Street.
The Fennimore Volunteer Fire Department is ready at a moment’s notice to come to our aid 365 days a year 24 hours a day. This is our opportunity to show our appreciation for their commitment to our lives, families, businesses and community.
If you are unable to attend the dance but would like to make a donation to the Fennimore Fire Department please drop off or mail checks c/o City of Fennimore, 860 Lincoln Avenue, Fennimore, WI 53809.
Earlier this summer during the Fennimore Firemen’s Steak Feed firefighters started selling tickets for their raffle. The raffle offers many great prizes including a Moped, Ruger 10/22 Rifle, 40″ LED TV, Outdoor fire pit; 8″ tablet; Nikon Digital Camera; Craftsman Toot Kit; 350 Amp Stanley Jump Pack and 8 gallon Shop-Vac. Tickets are just $10 each and are available from any fireman or at the dance, need not be present to win. The drawing will take place at 8:30 p.m. at the Fire Department during their annual dance.
Fennimore Area Foundation Announces Grant Cycle
FAF semi-annual application period for awarding grants for Fall 2015 runs through October 30. FAF is interested in providing assistance to groups, projects or activities promoting community wellness, services to or facilities for Fennimore’s children or other endeavors falling within its charitable mission. Total funds to be granted will be up to $2,500 to one recipient or divided among any number of recipients.
Because the Foundation is a non-profit organization, grant awards must follow certain guidelines and grants may only be awarded to qualifying non-profit organizations. To be considered, applications must be received no later than Oct 30, 2015. Complete information on qualification and an application form is available online https://fennimore.com/community/foundation-fennimore.php. Application forms are also available at the City Clerk’s office and Dwight Parker Library.
Southwest Tech Open House
Southwest Tech will hold their fall open house on Wednesday, Oct 14 from 3 to 7 p.m. Are you familiar with all of the hands-on training available right here on the Fennimore campus? If not this is an opportunity for you to explore, connect, discover and apply. For more info check online swtc.edu
Southwest WI Job Fair
Those looking for employment are encouraged to attend a job fair at Southwest Tech. The Southwest Wisconsin Fall Job Fair will be held on the campus of Southwest Tech in the Lenz Conference center between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct 21. This job fair is being coordinated by Southwest Tech Career Connections.
Pickleball will soon move indoors
There is an active pickle ball group that have been playing pickle ball at the Fennimore Tennis courts on Tuesday nights at 5:30 and Wednesday at 6 p.m. With the change in the weather, the recreation will soon move inside to the Memorial building. The public is invited to join in the game, no experience is necessary, all equipment is furnished. Watch for more information the day of the week and time of day. If you need more details contact Mary 802-249-2572. Not familiar with pickleball? Google pickelball for more details. People of all ages are welcome to attend. Mary especially welcomes people from neighboring towns and home school youth to come join in the fun.
Official City of Fennimore Trick or Treat Hours
The Fennimore Police Department has set the official Trick or Treat Hours for the City of Fennimore. They suggest youth are accompanied by a parent during the hours of 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct 31.
Here are some Trick or Treat Safety Guidelines to consider:
- A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children on their neighborhood rounds.
- If your older children are going alone, plan and review the route that is acceptable to you. Agree on a specific time when they should return home.
- Only go to homes with a porch light on and never enter a home or car for a treat.
Because pedestrian injuries are the most common injuries to children on Halloween, remind Trick-or Treaters:
- Stay in a group and communicate where they will be going.
- Carry a cell phone for quick communication.
- Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk.
- If no sidewalk is available, walk at the far edge of the roadway facing traffic.
- Never cut across yards or use alleys.
- Only cross the street as a group in established crosswalks (as recognized by local custom). Never cross between parked cars or out driveways.
- Don’t assume the right of way. Motorists may have trouble seeing Trick-or-Treaters. Just because one car stops, doesn’t mean others will!
- Law enforcement authorities should be notified immediately of any suspicious or unlawful activity.