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- Appleton Police and Fire Announce 2015 Citizen's Public Safety Academy (posted May 28, 2015)
The Appleton Police and Fire Departments have joined together to offer their sixth annual, Citizen's Public Safety Academy. The academy will begin on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 and runs through Wednesday, December 2, 2015.

The class meets each Wednesday from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM. Classes will be held at either the Appleton Police Station or Appleton Fire Station #6.

The Citizen’s Public Safety Academy provides a glimpse of law enforcement and the life of a firefighter through tours, presentations and many interactive activities. The academy was created to provide a working knowledge of the policies, procedures and personnel of the Police and Fire Departments, for the citizens of our community.

The academy is free of charge. It is open to all citizens who either live or work in the City of Appleton. Applicants must be at least 17 years of age. Citizens who have previously participated are asked to wait three (3) years before applying for another session of the academy. Background checks will be completed, prior to applicants being accepted into the academy.

We are enrolling approximately 15 to 20 people on a first-come, first serve basis. If we do not have room for all interested participants, you will be put on a waiting list for next year’s academy.

Applications are due by Friday, July 10, 2015. The applications are available by contacting Sgt. David Lund at 832-5509 or by e-mail at They can also be found on the Appleton Police Department website at's_public_safety_academy_application.pdf
- Public Hearing notice for the CDBG 2014 Performance Report (posted May 26, 2015)
A public hearing will be held at a regularly scheduled Community & Economic Development Committee meeting on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, beginning at 5:00 p.m. on the Sixth Floor of Appleton City Hall in Council Chambers, 100 N. Appleton Street, Appleton, WI. The CAPER discusses CDBG activities undertaken by the City of Appleton during the 2014 Program Year. The primary function of this hearing is to obtain citizen comments on the submission.

A copy of the CAPER may be found online at on the CDBG Program page or one copy is available for viewing at the fifth floor Customer Service area at City Hall.

The federal CDBG Program aims to develop viable urban communities through provision of decent housing, suitable living environments and economic opportunities, namely for low- and moderate-income persons. For more information on Appleton’s CDBG Program, please visit the web site,, CDBG page or contact Roxann Schmidt at 920-832-6469 or email to
- Garbage and Recycling pick up (posted May 21, 2015)
Appleton Residents:

Due to the Memorial Day Holiday on Monday, May 25, garbage and recycling pick up will change slightly.
- Yard Site Hours (posted May 21, 2015)
Yard Waste Site hours
- Radisson Paper Valley Hotel purchase agreement in place (posted May 19, 2015)
Mayor Hanna announced Tuesday afternoon the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel has been placed under contract to be purchased, a key step in process to potentially build an exhibition center downtown.
- Appleton Police Department Recognizes Employees' Efforts (posted May 15, 2015)
In a ceremony held on the evening of May 14, 2015, the Appleton Police Department recognized multiple employees and several community members for outstanding work and selfless actions exhibited during the previous year. The event was held at the Appleton Police Department with employees, family members and invited community members present. Chief Thomas led the event.

The following individuals were recognized during the ceremony:

Officer of the Year – Officer Ryan Condon
Police Star – Sergeant Greg Pieper
Police Star – Officer Brandon Edwards
Distinguished Service Medal – Sergeant Chue Thao
Lifesaving Medal – Lieutenant Charlie Klauck
Lifesaving Medal – Lieutenant Dan Weiske
Lifesaving Medal – Lieutenant Jay Steinke
Lifesaving Medal – Sergeant Rob Wills
Lifesaving Medal – Sergeant Tom Wassink
Meritorious Service Award – Sergeant Mark Moderson
Meritorious Service Award – Officer Matt Kuether
Meritorious Service Award – Officer Jeremy Haney
Team Award – Lieutenant Jay Steinke
Team Award – Lieutenant Todd Peters
Team Award – Sergeant Jackie Gleiss
Team Award – Sergeant Neal Rabas
Team Award – Sergeant Tony Iversen
Team Award – Sergeant Chue Thao
Team Award – Sergeant Chris Biese
Team Award – Officer Adam Nagel
Team Award – Sergeant John Schira
Team Award – Sergeant Cary Meyer
Team Award – Sergeant Brian Leitzinger
Team Award – Sergeant Neal Rabas
Career Achievement Award – Sergeant Cary Meyer
Career Achievement Award – Sergeant John Wallschlaeger
Civilian Employee of the Year – Assistant to the Chief Beth Jasiak
Civilian Medal of Gallantry – Ethan Jeffers
Civilian Community Service Award – Sam Langenfeld
Volunteer of the Year Award – Ben Johnson
Volunteer of the Year Award – Clayton Jones

The ceremony also included the Promotional Swearing-In of the following individuals:
Promoted to Captain – Lieutenant Larry Potter
Promoted to Lieutenant – Sergeant Bill McCormick
Promoted to Lieutenant – Sergeant Mike Wallace

Being publically welcomed during event were the following Appleton Police Department employees hired in the past year:

Officer Ryan Fergot
Officer Kong Lee
Officer Stephanie Wiener
Officer Karl Reichers
Officer Mike Renkas
Officer Erick Aguilar
Officer Brandon Schnese
Community Service Officer Ellis Brooks
APD K9 - Waskos

The ceremony is held every year in conjunction with National Police Week.

For additional information, please contact Sgt. Dave Lund at (920)832-5509.
- Civic Hackathon comes to Appleton (posted May 15, 2015)
Are you passionate about what makes Appleton great? Do you have a strong desire to make Appleton a better community? Come help build an app for that!
- CDBG Program 2014 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (posted May 11, 2015)
The City of Appleton has prepared its 2014 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report for the 2014 CDBG program year. It is available for public comment from May 11, 2015 to June 9, 2015.
- Appleton Skate Park (posted May 8, 2015)
Plan to join us for the Grand Opening of the Appleton Skate Park on Saturday, June 6 at Telulah Park. The new skate park was constructed and opened in 2014. View details and skate park videos here!
- Appleton Police to Participate in National Police Week Activities (posted May 5, 2015)
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy named May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day. The calendar week the day falls in was designated as National Police Week. This year, the week recognizing those who have sacrificed for the good of others is May 10, 2015, to May 16, 2015.

The Appleton Police Department will be holding the following events in conjunction with National Police Week:

Monday, May 11, 2015 – Flag raising ceremony at the entry doors of the Appleton Police Department (222 S. Walnut Street) – 8:30 AM

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 – Police vehicle display and Appleton Police Explorer’s brat fry at the Houdini Plaza. In addition to a large number of police vehicles, the Coast Guard will have a boat on display. During the event, a limited number of bicycle helmets, courtesy of the Heaney Family Fund within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, will be available. Individuals wanting a helmet must bring their child(ren) to the event to be properly fitted. - 10:00 AM until 1:30 PM

For further information, contact Sgt. Dave Lund at (920) 832-5509.
- Sole Burner Run/Walk Scheduled for Saturday Morning (posted May 5, 2015)
The 33rd Annual American Cancer Society "Sole Burner" fundraising run/walk event will be held in downtown Appleton on Saturday, May 9, 2015. Approximately 7,000 participants are expected for the event.

Parking restrictions and lane/street closures throughout downtown Appleton will begin early Saturday morning (5:30 AM). Runners/walkers can begin the registration process at 7:00 AM. The races begin at 8:15 AM in the City Park neighborhood with the primary run/walk starting at 9:00 AM. The event should conclude at approximately 11:00 AM.

Beginning in the City Park neighborhood, the races will run along major downtown streets including E. College Avenue (Meade Street to E. John St) E. John Street (College Ave to E. South River St.), E. South River Street (E. John St. to S. Olde Oneida St.), S. Olde Oneida Street (E. South River St. to E. Water St.) and Water St (Jackman St to Drew St). Traffic on E. College Avenue between Drew/Lawe Streets will also be impacted during the event.

Please consult for a complete event map and further information.

We ask all drivers to be attentive to participants, volunteers and spectators while driving through the downtown Appleton area on Saturday morning. Please plan ahead!

For further information, contact Sgt. Dave Lund at (920) 832-5509.
- New trees bring new life to Kiwanis Park (posted Apr. 29, 2015)
Thanks to the hard work of dozens of volunteers, Kiwanis Park in Appleton now has 100 new trees dotting the landscape of the park.
- Appleton celebrates Arbor Day with another Tree City USA designation (posted Apr. 24, 2015)
The City of Appleton has once again been named a Tree City USA.
- Appleton Rd/441 improvements start Monday (posted Apr. 10, 2015)
A major road construction project is set to affect many drivers on the south side of Appleton starting Monday.
- Juneteenth Appleton 2015 (posted Apr. 7, 2015)
You are invited to Appleton’s 6th Annual Juneteenth Celebration on Sunday, June 14, 2015 from Noon - 6:00 p.m. at City Park, 500 E Franklin St Appleton, WI 54911 celebrating freedom, unity and community. Juneteenth marks the official end of slavery in the United States. See link for more details.
- Reid Golf Course open for 2015 season (posted Apr. 2, 2015)
Reid Golf Course opens for the 2015 season at 10:00 a.m. today with new staff and some early season golf specials.
- Health Dept. increasing number of monthly immunization clinics (posted Apr. 1, 2015)
The Appleton Health Department is now offering more vaccine clinics in an effort to support young families.
- Oneida St. bridge undergoing major rehab project (posted Mar. 26, 2015)
If you are one of the 14,000 drivers who use the Oneida Street bridge each day, you may want to plan for extra time for the next few months.
- Jackman Street to be closed for construction through October (posted Mar. 24, 2015)
Drivers looking to access Fratello’s restaurant and the Paper Discovery Center may need to use an alternate route for much of this year.
- Future of downtown to be addressed at LWV forum (posted Mar. 20, 2015)
The League of Women Voters is sponsoring a community forum to discuss the proposed downtown exhibition center and downtown library projects Monday night.
- Appleton Police Department 2014 Year in Review (posted Mar. 13, 2015)
Appleton Police Department 2014 Year in Review
- Help shape the future of Appleton Memorial Park (posted Mar. 13, 2015)
If you have an interest in helping to shape the future design of Appleton Memorial Park, come to a public input session on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. at the Scheig Center in Appleton Memorial Park.
- Watch for five new poems beneath your feet on Appleton sidewalks (posted Mar. 12, 2015)
Five new poems have been chosen to join six others installed on Appleton sidewalks last summer.
- Reid Golf Course clubhouse opens with new staff (posted Mar. 9, 2015)
The Reid Golf Course clubhouse opened for the season today with a new superintendent out on the course and a new manager in the clubhouse.
- Mayor Hanna joins mayors nationwide in defense of marriage equality (posted Mar. 6, 2015)
For Immediate Release
Mayor Hanna joins mayors nationwide in defense of marriage equality

March 6, 2015 – Today Mayor Tim Hanna joined 225 other mayors from around the country in signing onto a friend-of-the-court brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to support same-sex marriage.

“Appleton has been a local leader in marriage equality, instituting policies for same sex benefits for city employees in 2011,” said Mayor Hanna. We are vocal in promoting diversity and making our city a welcoming place that embraces all people,” said Mayor Hanna.
The brief was filed with the Supreme Court Friday morning by the non-partisan group Mayors for the Freedom to Marry. It states: “Municipalities, as the level of government most closely connected to the community they serve, bear a great burden when a target sector of their populace is denied the right to marry. When the freedom to marry is denied, municipalities are the first level of government to suffer the impact.”

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case in April. A decision could be made by this summer to determine whether or not same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry.

“This brief demonstrates the diversity of leaders across the country who know that America is ready for the freedom to marry and want the Supreme Court to bring our country to national resolution,” said Marc Solomon, national campaign director of Freedom to Marry.

Since the group was formed, Mayors for the Freedom to Marry has partnered with the United States Conference of Mayors as well as, the International Municipal Lawyers Association and the National League of Cities.

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- Share your photos for the new City of Appleton website (posted Mar. 2, 2015)
Calling all photographers! Lend us your talents and showcase your amazing photography on our new website.
- Appleton history detailed in new book (posted Feb. 27, 2015)
The history of Appleton is detailed in a new book from the Appleton Historical Society.
- Exhibition Center questions answered following special meeting (posted Feb. 26, 2015)
Following a special meeting about the proposed Fox Cities Exhibition Center, the Community and Economic Development Committee has released a detailed question and answer document covering questions raised at the meeting.
- Special meeting to detail exhibition center project (posted Feb. 20, 2015)
If you have interest in learning more about the proposed downtown exhibition center project or have questions you would like answered, plan to attend a special meeting of the Community and Economic Development Committee next Monday at 6 p.m.
- Joint effort helps Appleton schools prepare for measles (posted Feb. 18, 2015)
While no measles cases have been reported in Wisconsin so far, the City of Appleton Health Department and local healthcare providers are doing what they can to make sure the community is informed and prepared.
- Appleton Fire Department Annual Report 2014 (posted Feb. 17, 2015)
2014 annual report for the Appleton Fire Department
- Police Captain Receives Crisis Intervention Team Award (posted Feb. 17, 2015)
On February 5, 2015, NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Fox Valley honored Appleton Police Captain Todd Freeman with their Karen Aspenson CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) Officer of the Year Award for 2014/2015. Aspenson was the longtime executive director of NAMI Fox Valley.

Captain Freeman has been with the Appleton Police Department since 2000. He was one of the first Appleton Police Department officers to attend CIT training in October of 2004. Captain Freeman represents one of 50 officers from the Appleton Police Department trained to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental illness. The training also provides skill training to help officers de-escalate crisis situations.

In addition to his continued advocacy of the training, Captain Freeman has been a member of the advisory board for the NAMI Fox Valley Peer Run Respite and serves on the planning team for the Outagamie County Mental Health Court. The court has been operational since 2012.

The Appleton Police Department congratulates Captain Freeman on the award.

If you would like further information please contact Sgt. Lund at (920)832-5509.
- Emerald Ash Borer found in Appleton (posted Feb. 10, 2015)
The first case of the invasive Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in Outagamie County has been confirmed at a private residence in Appleton.
- Study suggests replacing ramp, other parking improvements downtown (posted Feb. 5, 2015)
Replacement of an aging parking ramp with a mixed-use ramp, mobile payment options and tiered parking ramp pricing are all recommendations included in a downtown parking study released Thursday.
- Spring Primary Election in District 9 (posted Feb. 3, 2015)
The City of Appleton will have a Spring Primary on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, for District 9 only.
- Appleton named one of nationís most affordable places to live (posted Feb. 2, 2015)
When it comes to having it all and providing it affordably, agrees Appleton does it about as well as any city in the country.
- Getting to know new Appleton Police Chief Todd Thomas (posted Jan. 7, 2015)
New Appleton Police Chief looks to the past for guiding APD into the future.
- 2014: A year of recognition for what makes Appleton great (posted Dec. 31, 2014)
The end of the year is always a time to look back and reflect. For the City of Appleton, 2014 brought with it some well-deserved recognition for the people, places and things that make Appleton great.
- DMV begins mailing vehicle registration renewals with wheel tax (posted Dec. 30, 2014)
Starting Wednesday, the Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles will begin mailing renewals for vehicles with registrations expiring in February, the first month the newly enacted $20 wheel tax in Appleton will be charged.
- Common Council agenda for week of Dec 15-19, 2014 (posted Dec. 15, 2014)
Here is a look at the Common Council agenda for week of Dec 15-19, 2014
- Important information regarding Valley Transit fare increase (posted Dec. 11, 2014)
fare increase info
- Utilities Committee, community get first look at plans for new water tower (posted Dec. 8, 2014)
The landscape on Appleton’s east side will see a big change in 2015.
- Common Council committee work for the week of December 8-12, 2014. (posted Dec. 5, 2014)
Here is a look at the agendas for the Common Council committees for the week of December 8-12, 2014.
- 2014 property tax bill payment information (posted Dec. 2, 2014)
Below is information regarding payment options for property tax bills in 2014.
- Common Council agenda for week of Dec 1-5, 2014 (posted Dec. 1, 2014)
Here is a look at the agendas for the Common Council and several special committee meetings for the week of December 1-5, 2014.
- No on-street parking downtown Tuesday, free parking available in city-owned ramps (posted Nov. 24, 2014)
The Appleton Department of Public Works is advising drivers there will be no on-street parking in the downtown area Tuesday. esday morning.
- Committee work for the week of November 24-28 (posted Nov. 21, 2014)
Here is a look at council committee work for the week of November 24-28, 2014.
- Appleton ranked one of safest communities in the state (posted Nov. 20, 2014)
A blog by the a security firm has ranked Appleton as one of the most improved and safest communities in the state.
- Police and Fire Commission makes Police Chief selection (posted Nov. 20, 2014)
Following two rounds of candidate interviews, the Appleton Police and Fire Commission has made a conditional offer of employment to Todd Thomas to be the next Police Chief for the City of Appleton.
- Committee work for the week of November 10-14, 2014 (posted Nov. 7, 2014)
Here is a look at council committee work for the week of November 10-14, 2014.
- Appleton snowplow painting project on display (posted Nov. 3, 2014)
While we may not be excited to see snow flying soon, area elementary school students will be watching closely when Appleton Department of Public Works snowplows drive by.
- Common Council agenda for the week of November 3-7, 2014 (posted Nov. 3, 2014)
Here is a look at what’s on the Common Council agenda for the week of November 3-7, 2014.
- College Avenue wins APA People's Choice Award (posted Oct. 31, 2014)
College Avenue was selected Friday as the “People’s Choice” Great Place Designation by the American Planning Association.
- Possible sale of Radisson Paper Valley Hotel creates opportunity (posted Oct. 28, 2014)
The owners of the Paper Valley Hotel have taken steps in preparation for moving ahead with the future Fox Cities Exhibition Center by listing the hotel at the website.
- Committee work for the week of October 27-31, 2014. (posted Oct. 24, 2014)
Here is a look at council committee work for the week of October 27-31, 2014.
- Valley Transit issues RFP for Paratransit (ADA & Ancillary) Service Contract (posted Oct. 24, 2014)
RFP VT-14-003
- Committee work for the week of October 20-24, 2014. (posted Oct. 20, 2014)
Here is a look at council committee work for the week of October 20-24, 2014.
- Valley Transit Announces Proposed 2015 Fare Increase (posted Oct. 13, 2014)
Proposed fare increase

- Common Council agenda for the week of October 13-17, 2014 (posted Oct. 10, 2014)
Here is a look at what’s on the Common Council agenda for the week of October 13-17, 2014.
- Common questions about the wheel tax and how it will be applied (posted Oct. 10, 2014)
Since the Common Council approved a wheel tax September 3, many questions have arisen as to who the tax will apply to and how it will be administered. Here are a number of questions and answers that have been posed to city staff.
- Olde Oneida St. bridge repairs completed (posted Oct. 9, 2014)
A 10-ton weight limit has been lifted from the Olde Oneida Street bridge after repairs following an inspection earlier this year.
- Committee work for the week of October 6-10, 2014. (posted Oct. 6, 2014)
Here is a look at council committee work for the week of October 6-10, 2014.
- Reid Golf Course redesign earns international award (posted Oct. 2, 2014)
The third annual American Society of Golf Course Architects Design Excellence Recognition Program recipients have been named. Projects from 12 courses in the United States and Asia have been cited for their work with ASGCA members in addressing unique design challenges.
- Focus on downtown redevelopment highlights 2015 budget (posted Oct. 1, 2014)
Mayor Tim Hanna presented his 2015 Executive Budget to the Appleton Common Council Wednesday night. It’s highlighted by several major projects aimed at spurring growth and investment in the downtown.
- Common Council agenda for the week of September 29-October 3, 2014 (posted Sept. 29, 2014)
Here is a look at what’s on the Common Council agenda for the week of September 29-October 3, 2014.
- Appleton Firefighters Local 257 Operation Warm Coat Campaign (posted Sept. 25, 2014)
Appleton Firefighters Local 257 Operation Warm Coat Campaign
- Help the Appleton Department of Public Works by taking a customer survey (posted Sept. 25, 2014)
Help the Appleton Department of Public Works by taking a customer survey.
- Committee work for the week of September 22-26 (posted Sept. 22, 2014)
Here is a look at council committee work for the week of September 22-26, 2014.
- September 23 is National Voter Registration Day (posted Sept. 22, 2014)
September 23 is National Voter Registration Day. The City of Appleton encourages all eligible voters to stop in, mail in, or go online to register to vote for the upcoming November 4 election.
- Wheel tax proposal back to Common Council (posted Sept. 3, 2014)
After considering the idea for more than a month, Wednesday night the Common Council could vote on whether or not to adopt a wheel tax to replace part of the city's long-standing special assessment policy.
- Appleton Health Department receives highest state designation (posted Sept. 2, 2014)
When it comes to keeping our community healthy, state officials say Appleton is at the top of the list.
- Prepare and be disaster aware during National Preparedness Month (posted Sept. 2, 2014)
Do you have an emergency plan? How about an emergency kit?

Those are some of the questions the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Appleton Fire Department want you to ask yourself during National Preparedness Month.
- Appleton leading the pack in National Bike Challenge (posted Aug. 22, 2014)
When you see bikes riding down Appleton streets, there’s a pretty good chance at least some of those riders are helping Appleton maintain its lead in the National Bike Challenge.
- Common Council to debate wheel tax (posted Aug. 20, 2014)
Wednesday night the Common Council will take its first look at whether or not to adopt a wheel tax to replace part of the city's long-standing special assessment policy.
- Mayor Hanna invites community to join in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (posted Aug. 15, 2014)
Appleton Mayor Tim Hanna, Manitowoc Mayor Justin Nickels and De Pere Mayor Michael Walsh are inviting the community to join them to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at the Appleton Farm Market Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. in Houdini Plaza.
- PFC selects interim Police Chief, starts search to replace Chief Helein (posted Aug. 14, 2014)
The Appleton Police and Fire Commission selected Jim Lewis as the interim Police Chief for the Appleton Police Department Thursday.
- Committee to debate charging homeowners for street reconstruction (posted Aug. 13, 2014)
Appleton's Finance Committee will meet at 4:30 Wednesday to tackle what will likely be the most debated portion of the city’s special assessment policy.
- Finance Committee recommends wheel tax to replace portion of special assessments (posted Aug. 13, 2014)
Appleton's Finance Committee approved a resolution Wednesday to adopt a wheel tax in lieu of a decades old portion of the special assessment policy that charged homeowners for part of the cost to reconstruct city streets.
- Voting information for partisan primary (posted Aug. 11, 2014)
There are a number of statewide and local races on the ballot in the Tuesday partisan primary election.
- Police Chief Pete Helein to retire from APD Sept. 5th (posted Aug. 8, 2014)
Police Chief Pete Helein notified Mayor Hanna and members of the Appleton Police and Fire Commission Thursday he plans to retire effective September 5, 2014.
- Appleton skate park construction under way (posted Aug. 7, 2014)
While they may have only turned over a shovelful of dirt Thursday, it’s a day local skaters have long been waiting for.
- Pierce Park adds brain games for kids with new trail (posted Aug. 6, 2014)
New adventures await children swinging by the Pierce Park playground.
- APD open house opens window to history of law enforcement (posted Aug. 5, 2014)
Walking into the basement of the Appleton police department Tuesday was like a walk back in time.
- Homeowner praises AFD installed smoke detector for saving her life (posted Aug. 1, 2014)
Appleton resident Jean Besaw said she made a simple mistake before she headed to bed Wednesday night.
- Overnight street repair work on College Ave. (posted July 29, 2014)
Public Works crews will be doing overnight street repair work to College Avenue from Drew Street to Richmond Street through Thursday morning.
- Appleton/Fox Cities rank high for places to do business (posted July 24, 2014)
Not only is Appleton a great place to live, but according to Forbes Magazine, a pretty good place to do business too.
- Plan to add more bike lanes on hold for now (posted July 23, 2014)
Some bike lane projects in Appleton are on hold, at least for now.
- Council changes new subdivision special assessment policy (posted July 17, 2014)
With little debate, at least at Wednesday’s meeting, the Appleton Common Council passed a change to the new subdivision portion of the city’s special assessment policy.
- Some homeowners to get notice of change in property values (posted July 15, 2014)
In just a few weeks thousands of Appleton homeowners will get a letter in the mail from the assessor’s office about a change in their property values.
- Construction work set for several Appleton bridges (posted July 11, 2014)
Construction work on several downtown Appleton bridges could may have an impact on your commute in the coming weeks.
- Appleton Skate Park project moving foward (posted July 10, 2014)
A skate park in Telulah Park is a step closer to reality after the city’s finance committee voted to approve a bid by Miron Construction Wednesday night.
- Finance committee slows down wheel tax discussion (posted July 10, 2014)
The idea of a wheel tax in Appleton is on hold, at least for now.
- New subdivision special assessment policy heads to council (posted July 10, 2014)
The portion of the city’s special assessment policy that deals with new subdivisions is heading back to council for approval.
- Sidewalk poetry program encourages you to watch where you step (posted July 9, 2014)
The first of six poems in a new citywide sidewalk poetry program were stamped at City Park Wednesday.
- Helping to understand Appleton's special assessment policy (posted July 3, 2014)
As Appleton's Common Council examines the city's special assessment policy over the coming weeks, we are posting a series of documents to help understand the process.
- RiverHeath Development celebrates grand opening (posted June 26, 2014)
A new housing project along the Fox River in Appleton that was eight years in the making celebrated its grand opening Wednesday.
- Fox Valley ready to corner the indoor sports tourism market (posted June 25, 2014)
A report presented to area leaders and tourism officials in Neenah Wednesday say the Fox Valley should build a state-of-the-art indoor sports facility to draw tourism to the area.
- Appleton Municipal Services Committee to discuss future bike lane projects (posted June 23, 2014)
Appleton's Municipal Services Committee will take a look at several different bike lane projects tentatively scheduled to be added to the city's growing network of bike lanes.
- Appleton named one of most affordable college towns (posted June 23, 2014)
Appleton has been named as one of the 50 most affordable college towns in the country.
- Appleton welcomes Wisconsin DAV State Convention (posted June 13, 2014)
Appleton welcomes the 86th annual Wisconsin DAV State Convention to the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel this weekend.
- Appleton named a must see summer destination (posted June 10, 2014)
The secret about the great things Appleton has to offer is out! A Huffington Post story named Appleton one of six small towns around the country to visit this summer.
- Street Music Week fills the air in Downtown Appleton for a good cause (posted June 10, 2014)
The second go-round of Street Music Week in Appleton is in full swing along College Avenue.
- Sign up to get Valley Transit service alerts via email. Visit (posted May 29, 2014)
Stay informed on important Valley Transit service updates and alerts. Sign up for our new e-alert program
- Food Safety Tips During a Power Outage (posted Aug. 7, 2013)
Appleton Health Department has posted tips for food safety during a power outage.
- Online outdoor firepit permit application (posted May 1, 2013)
To apply online for an outdoor firepit permit, please click here.
- Appleton Fire Department Red Shirt Friday Fundraiser (posted Nov. 15, 2012)
AFD Red Shirt Friday Fundraiser
- Effects of Concealed Carry Law on Valley Transit (posted Oct. 31, 2011)
Valley Transit will continue its policy of “Weapons of any kind, including firearms or knives, are prohibited, unless carried on board by a law enforcement officer" on Valley Transit buses, in bus shelters and in transfer centers as listed under "Rules of the Road" on the Rider's Guide and at this link.

This policy was reaffirmed by the Fox Cities Transit Commission on October 26, 2011.
- Reminder: Rummage sale signs cannot be placed in the terrace. (posted May 2, 2011)
Reminder: Rummage sale signs cannot be placed in the terrace. Signs are prohibited on the terrace or anywhere else in the public right-of-way. Signs, handbills, posters or notices may not be placed on traffic control boxes, traffic signs, utility poles, or traffic control support structures. See Municipal Code §§23-505 and 23-507.
- Coming February 14 -- Park up to 3 hours in the parking lot south of the Library. (posted Feb. 1, 2011)
In order to better accommodate Library visitors, beginning February 14 most meters in the lot in front of the Library will be extended to allow up to 3 hours.
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