When is City Hall open? Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Except for holidays. After hours there is a drop off box outside the main entrance of City hall for utility payments, parking tickets, etc.
What are the City's winter parking rules? The City of Kewaunee winter parking ban is in effect from December 1st through April 1st. There is no parking on City streets without prior permission from the Police Department between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.
When does snow need to be removed from sidewalks? All property owners or occupants of a lot abutting a sidewalk are required to remove all snow and ice from sidewalks within 24 hours of snowfall or sleet storm. You may not plow or shovel snow into the streets. (Municipal Code Sec. 62-12. - Snow and ice removal.)
When is garbage/recycling picked up? Starting the week of Oct. 9, 2017, garbage will be picked up every Thursday.
Starting the week of Oct. 16, 2017, recycling will be picked up every other Thursday.
Garbage and recycling collection will occur one day later due to a holiday, unless the holiday falls on Friday, then pickup will remain on Thursday.
Garbarge and recycling totes may be placed at the curb no sooner than 24 hours prior to the scheduled collection date, but no later than 6:00 a.m. of the day of collection to ensure it will be picked up by the hauler.
The City contracts with Advanced Disposal for all garbage and recycling pickup needs. You can contact them at 1-800-279-1930.
Where is the City compost site and what can I drop off? Residents can dispose of their yard waste by taking it to the City compost site located on Lakeshore Drive north of Duvall Street. Acceptable yard waste that can be disposed of at the compost site includes leaves, grass clippings, yard and garden debris. This term does not include stumps, brush, roots or shrubs with intact root balls.
There will be yearly Spring clean-up days in April/May with dates to be published. On these days, yard waste shall be placed in bags or containers and remain open and not tied shut when placed at the curb.
When is brush pick-up available? Brush collection will be on the 4th Monday of the month beginning in March. Collection will continue through November (weather permitting). Place butt end to curb. Tree limbs are to be whole. Place at curb no sooner than 24 hours prior to scheduled collection day.
When is curbside leaf pick-up? Tree leaves may be raked to street gutters only after October 15th. Please do not place leaves in the curb line at any other time; rather, compost leaves on site or dispose of them without charge at the City compost site.
Are recreational fires allowed in the City? Open burning of fuel, garbage, or other combustible refuse or waste material, including leaves, brush, tree trimmings and grass is prohibited. Exemptions exist for recreational fires for cooking, warming or ceremonial purposes. Only wood may be burned. Also exempt is a cooking fire contained in a charcoal grill, campstove or other device designed for the purpose of cooking or smoking using charcoal or a non-ash producing fuel when used for food preparation. (Municipal Code Sec. 54-68. - Open Burning).
How can I find the assessed value of property in Kewaunee? The Kewaunee County website allows persons to access assessment information not only for the City of Kewaunee, but properties in all of Kewaunee County. Click here to go to the land records site.
How do I obtain a bartender's license? The Operator's (Bartender's) License is a 1-year or 2-year license expiring June 30. The non-refundable fee is $10.00 for 1-year or $15.00 for 2-years and must be paid at the time of application.
The application must be filled out completely and must be notarized. Notary Public service is available at City Hall.
A record check will be completed by the Kewaunee Police Department. The Police Department will approve or deny the application.
State law requires that applicants complete an approved Responsible Beverage Server's course if they have neither held a license nor completed the course within the last 2 years. Proof must be supplied with the application.
How do I report a street light that is not working properly? If a resident sees a street light in their area that is out or flickers, etc., they can either report it to WPS directly through their website at http://www.wisconsinpublicservice.com/ or they can call City Hall at 920-388-5000.
Please have the following information ready when contacting WPS or City Hall:
Location of the pole: Examples would be "Corner of Ellis Street and First Street" or closest home address to pole.
Pole #: A standard pole number has six digits with two number, two letters, and two numbers (example: 55EE43). The number can be found on the pole.
What is the problem: Light is out, light flickers off/on, etc.
How do I run for public office? The City of Kewaunee's governing body consists of a mayor, elected for a two-year term, with eight alderpersons, each elected for a two-year term. Inquire at City Hall to learn more.
City of Kewaunee
401 Fifth Street Kewaunee, WI 54216 Ph: 920-388-5000 Fax: 920-388-5025