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  • Juul device

    Common Council approves ban on vaping in public places

    The Common Council unanimously approved a ban on vaping in public places in the city Wednesday. The ban mirrors the ban on smoking in public places, passed in 2005. Like that ban, exceptions were made for existing vape shops in the City.

    03/21/2019 11:07 AM

  • sewer drain

    Water woes: Things to know with wet weather ahead

    Our Public Works crews have been hard at work clearing the storm drains to help prevent street flooding, but excessive water around your house could still cause flooding. We share some important tips about preparing for and handling floods in your home.


  • Fire fencing

    Fire causes temporary road closures downtown

    Eight people escaped injury from four apartments located above Author's Kitchen + Bar after a fire at the restaurant early Wednesday morning. The damage to the building will temporarily close portions of Appleton St. and Washington St.


  • mobility study model

    Accessibility at the forefront of downtown mobility plan

    We now have a better idea what mobility changes are in store for downtown, based off a recently completed traffic study by our traffic engineering division.

    03/12/2019 12:40 PM

  • Plow truck

    Salt shortage forcing DPW to limit use for the remainder of winter

    Because of a delay in receiving our purchased amount of road salt from our supplier, our public works department will be restricting salt use for the remainder of the winter to main roads, hills and bridges.


  • Historic homes

    Applications being accepted for Housing Rehab Program

    Applications are currently being accepted until April 19, 2019 for low to moderate income households for a no interest, no monthly payment loan to complete rehabilitation work of their owner-occupied homes or duplexes

    03/01/2019 3:00 PM

  • Yellow Ramp elevator tight

    Yellow Ramp elevators out of service following fire

    If you use the Yellow Ramp behind the City Center, both elevators in the ramp will be out of commission for several months, following a fire Saturday.


  • Appleton St. bridge redesign

    Work to turn Appleton St. back into two-way street begins Feb 4th.

    Starting Feb. 4th, Appleton St. between Lawrence St. and Prospect Ave. will be closed for work to remove the northbound leg of the bridge over Jones Park and build a new northbound leg to realign it with Appleton St. and turn Appleton St. back into a two-way street later this year.