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- 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.
- #City of Appleton now accepting applications for Customer Service Accounting Supervisor. (posted July 25, 2014)
This is a supervisory position responsible for financial reporting, account analysis, banking relations and daily operations of the City Hall Customer Service Area. The work involves performing accounting, auditing, report preparation, supervising customer service, and assisting in financial administration.
- 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.
- Mayor Hanna's Open Office Hours Scheduled for Tuesday, July 29, 2014 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Pierce Park. (posted July 23, 2014)
Mayor's Open Office Hours.
- 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.
- "Stone of Hope: Black Experiences in Appleton" exhibit on display at City Hall (posted July 14, 2014)
The "Stone of Hope: Black Experiences in Appleton" Exhibit is on display through July 18th at City Hall.
- 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.
- Update on Olde Oneida St. bridge repairs (posted July 11, 2014)
A 10-ton weight limit has been put in effect on the Olde Oneida Street bridge after a routine inspection raised safety concerns.
- 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.
- The Valley Transit Freedom Pass is back (posted July 1, 2014)
Valley Transit Freedom Pass information
- 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 Police and Fire Announce 2014 Citizens Public Safety Academy (posted June 24, 2014)
The Appleton Police and Fire Departments have joined together to offer their fifth annual, Citizen's Public Safety Academy. The academy will begin on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 and runs through Wednesday, November 19, 2014.

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 11, 2014. 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
- Large Item Overflow Collection (posted June 24, 2014)
Large item overflow collections will be held every other week on your regular garbage day opposite your recycling week.
- ***UPDATED ADDRESS***Sex Offender Release Information (posted June 23, 2014)
The following is a media release authorized by the Outagamie County Sex Offender Community Notification Core Team. The Core Team is made up of representatives from local law enforcement, Department of Corrections, and the Outagamie County DA’s office. The Core Team evaluates and makes decisions on the level of notification to the community for the pending release of sex offenders under Wisconsin Statutes 301.45 and 301.46.

On June 1, 1997, Wisconsin State Statute 301.45 (Act 440), the Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification law became effective.

Because sex offenders may pose a continuing risk of engaging in sex offenses while in the community, protection of the public is of paramount importance. Community notification (the release of relevant offender information) furthers the interest of public safety and can enhance strategies for crime detection and prevention.

Sex offenders have always lived in our community. However, until the passage of Megan’s Law in 1997, law enforcement often didn’t know where offenders were living and were not able to share that information with the general public if such information was made available to them. Community notification is not intended to increase fear. Rather, it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public.

A sex offender who has been convicted of a sex offense requiring registration with law enforcement in Appleton will soon be released to this community and will be residing temporarily at a residence in the 800 block of W. Wisconsin Avenue. He has served the mandatory amount of institutional time as defined by Wisconsin Statutes. He is not wanted by the police at this time.


The City of Appleton Police Department is releasing the following information pursuant to Wisconsin State Statute 301.46 which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex offenders release, when, in the discretion of the agency, the release of information will enhance public safety, awareness and protection. The individual who appears on this notification has been committed for a sexual offense. Further, his criminal history places him in a classification level which reflects the potential to re-offend.

This sex offender is not wanted by the police at this time. This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather, it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public.

Citizen abuse of this information to threaten, intimidate or harass registered sex offenders will not be tolerated.

Daniel R. Boehm (09/10/59)

Offender was found guilty of crimes he committed in Outagamie and Brown Counties (1995/1996). Those crimes included; 2nd Degree Sexual Assault, Burglary and Conduct Regardless of Life. Offender has a lengthy history of prowling, unlawful entry into occupied residences and sexual assault of females within those residences. He also has a history of fleeing from police.

Boehm has moved to a residence located at 927 N. Richmond Street (upper unit). He is under the supervision of the Department of Corrections. He will be equipped with a GPS device. His interaction with the community will be restricted by the standard rules placed on sex offenders and specific rules regarding the times of day that he can leave the residence and purpose of those trips. He is prohibited from being out at night without supervision.

Additional questions regarding Daniel Boehm can be directed to Agent Vickee Ostrowski, State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections at 920-997-4260, Tom Smith, Sex Offender Registration Program at (920) 720-3015 or Investigator Matthew Kuether, Appleton Police Department at 920-832-5500.

As of 02/20/2014 there are approximately 23,109 registered sex offenders in the State of Wisconsin. 484 are located in Outagamie County. For more information, please call Investigator Matt Kuether at the Appleton Police Department (920) 832-5933 or visit Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry’s website at

For additional information please contact Sgt. Lund at (920) 832-5509.
- 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.
- #City of Appleton Park and Rec is looking for volunteer coaches for fall sports programs. If interested apply on-line through the City's website. (posted June 19, 2014)
Programs needing coaches are: Soccer, Flag Football and Kickball.
- Appleton Police Arrest Robbery Suspect (posted June 16, 2014)
On June 14, 2014, at 3:25PM, the Appleton Police Department received a report of a man displaying a knife in the area of W. Wisconsin Avenue and N. Superior Street. An officer, working the Flag Day Parade detail, located the subject. When contacted, the individual had a folding knife in his possession.

Officers learned from a citizen the subject had been involved in a theft from a business in the 100 block of W. Wisconsin Avenue. An employee of the business confirmed the subject had been in the business, had displayed the knife and had taken a tobacco product without payment. The employee was not injured during the incident.

Nathan A. Bowden (M/B, 03/02/91), an Appleton resident, was confined at the Outagamie County Jail on one count of Armed Robbery and one count of Disorderly Conduct. Two (2) counts of bail jumping are also requested on Bowden.

For additional information please contact Sgt. Lund at 832-5509.
- Appleton Police Department Announces Bike Ambassador Program (posted June 16, 2014)
The Appleton Police Department continues to work with members of the community to ensure Appleton remains a great place to live, work and play. The department has recently trained 10 community members for a program called the “Bike Ambassador Program”.

These 10 community members will be highly visible when they take to the streets of Appleton. Each “Ambassador” will be wearing a bright yellow shirt with the words “Bike Ambassador” across the back panel.

The riders will be doing several things as they travel around the City of Appleton; primarily, they will model bike safety (proper use of bike lanes, equipment use, rider etiquette). They will also act as “eyes and ears”, reporting suspicious activity or crimes they may see while biking.

The Bike Ambassadors are trained by the Appleton Police Department in safe bicycling and to recognize suspicious activity. They will not engage behaviors directly; however, they will call the Appleton Police Department if they see activity meeting suspicious or criminal levels. They are not equipped with radios; they utilize their own bicycles and are community volunteers.

If you are interested in learning more about this new program, please contact Lt. Jeff Miller at the Appleton Police Department (920)832-5934.

For additional information, please contact Sgt. Lund at (920)832-5509.
- Appleton Police Trying to Identify Graffiti Suspect (posted June 13, 2014)
Since June 6, 2014, the Appleton Police Department has taken multiple reports of graffiti in the downtown Appleton area. Public and private property has been damaged during this spree of graffiti.

The Appleton Police Department has obtained surveillance video showing a subject in the act of defacing a wall in downtown Appleton. The subject appears to be aided, or accompanied by, at least one additional male and two females. The department is seeking public assistance in identifying all of the individuals.

The primary hallmark of the graffiti being left by the suspect is the word “ACES”. It is also possible the suspect and those accompanying the suspect, have posted the graffiti to social media.


If you have information on the suspect or other individuals shown in the surveillance photos, please contact CSO Lead Matthew Fillebrown at 920-832-6414.

If you have information but wish to remain anonymous, consider texting to Text-a-Tip. Text CRIMES (274-637) with the keyword APDTIPS at the start of the message.

For additional information, please contact Sgt. Dave Lund at 832-5500.
- 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.
- Arrests Made in Saturday Night Disturbance (posted June 9, 2014)
On June 7, 2014, at 10:16PM, multiple Appleton Police Department officers responded to a report of a large fight-in-progress, in the area of S. Friendly Street and E. Juniper Lane. Calling parties provided information of an individual being stabbed during the disturbance.

Officers arriving on scene found a group of approximately 50 people in the area. They were told a vehicle had left the area with people who were involved and other individuals had gone into a residence on E. Juniper Lane. The Appleton Police Department arrested one subject at the scene of the disturbance.

Investigators went to a local hospital to speak with three people being treated for injuries from the disturbance. A 23 year-old man was being treated for significant cut to the palm of his hand. The injury required surgery. A 63 year-old female was also treated for injuries she sustained while trying to separate the involved parties. A 35 year-old man, who received facial injuries in the disturbance, was also treated.

A second individual involved in the incident was located at approximately 4:45PM on June 8, 2014, at an Appleton residence. He was arrested and confined.

Jose Jaimez Rodriguez (M/H, 09/12/73), an Appleton resident, is confined at the Calumet County Jail for one count of Substantial Battery and a Disorderly Conduct charge.

Alan Sanchez (M/H, 05/05/93), also an Appleton resident, is confined at the Calumet County Jail for three counts of Felony Bail Jumping, one count of Disorderly Conduct, and one count of Second Degree Reckless Injury.

Investigator Thao is continuing to follow-up on information from the investigation.

If you have additional information about this incident, you are encouraged to contact Investigator Chue Thao at 920-832-5953.

If you have information but wish to remain anonymous, please consider Text-a-Tip. Text CRIMES (274-637) with the keyword APDTIPS at the start of your message.

For additional information please contact Sgt. Lund at 832-5509.
- Traffic Information for 64th Annual Appleton Flag Day Parade (posted June 9, 2014)
Motorists traveling through the Appleton area (specifically the downtown, Erb Park and City Park areas) should plan alternate routes during the upcoming Flag Day Parade.

The 64th Annual Appleton Flag Day Parade will take place on Saturday, June 14, 2014. It begins at 2 p.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. To allow for staging of the vehicles involved in the event, specific roadways will be closed starting at 12 p.m. (noon).

The following streets around the Erb Park staging area will be closed to traffic starting at 12 p.m. (noon):
E. Wisconsin Avenue (between N. Oneida Street and N. Drew Street)
E. Glendale Avenue (between N. Oneida Street and N. Drew Street)
N. Morrison Street (between E. Wisconsin Avenue and N. Drew Street)
N. Drew Street (between E. Wisconsin Avenue and E. Glendale Avenue)
E. Parkway Boulevard (between N. Oneida Street and N. Morrison Street)
E. Roosevelt Street (between N. Oneida Street and N. Morrison Street)
E. Circle Street (between N. Morrison Street and N. Durkee Street)
E. Brewster Street (between N. Oneida Street and N. Drew Street)
E. Randall Street (between N. Oneida Street and N. Drew Street)

At 1:30 p.m. the following streets are closed to traffic (both on the roadway and cross traffic):
W. Wisconsin Avenue (between N. Richmond Street and N. Drew Street)
N. State Street (between W. Wisconsin Avenue and W. College Avenue)
College Avenue (between Richmond/Memorial and Lawe Street)

The parade begins at 2 p.m. at the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and N. Oneida Street. It follows a route along W. Wisconsin Avenue to N. State Street. It follows the length of N. State Street to W. College Avenue. At W. College Avenue the parade continues to Drew Street.

During the parade the following streets will be closed to traffic:
Wisconsin Avenue (between N. Erb Street and N. Drew Street)
N. State Street (between W. Wisconsin Avenue and W. College Avenue)
College Ave (between Richmond/Memorial and Lawe Street)

Following the parade, the area around City Park is utilized for pick-up and tear-down for parade participants and units. As a result, the following streets in that area will experience higher than normal levels of traffic:
E. Franklin Street
N. Union Street
E. North Street
E. Eldorado Street
N. Bateman Street
E. Pacific Street

A bypass route has been planned for northbound motorists on South Oneida Street (crossing the Skyline Bridge). It utilizes W. Prospect Avenue and diverts traffic to S. Memorial Drive. Northbound traffic does have the ability to travel to the city park ramps on the south side of College Avenue.

It is suggested to motorists passing through the area to avoid the aforementioned areas, if possible, between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m.

A reminder to those individuals attending theses events:
•NO alcoholic beverage carry-ins allowed at the events
•NO glass containers
•NO animals are allowed at special events
•Pedestrians must obey all traffic laws at intersections around the event
•Individuals consuming alcoholic beverages should plan a safe ride home.
•Extra patrols will be out during and after the events to help ensure a safe time for all.

For additional information, please contact Sgt. David Lund at 920-832-5509.
- City of Appleton now accepting applications for Police Officer (posted June 2, 2014)
Hiring Annoucement
- Appleton Bicycle Store Burglarized (posted May 29, 2014)
Media Release
- 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
- Appleton Fire Department Annual Report 2013 (posted Feb. 13, 2014)
2013 annual report for the Appleton Fire Department
- 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.

Please Note: Currently this online Fire Permit application is compatible on computers with the Microsoft Internet Explorer web browser.

You can also apply for the outdoor firepit permit using the Google Chrome browser, however you will need to install the IE Tab extension for the Chrome browser and open the permit with the IE Tab enabled. The IE Tab can be found by clicking here.
- Appleton Fire Department's "Keep the Wreath Green" campaign (posted Nov. 26, 2012)
Appleton Fire Department's "Keep the Wreath Green" campaign
- 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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