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Due to staffing challenges and to insure safety, the Weyauwega Swim Lake will now open for the season on Friday, June 11th. The office will be open on Wednesday, June 9th and Thursday, June 10th only to register for swim lessons and purchase season passes. If you have any questions about swimming lessons please call the swim lake starting on Wednesday, June 9th after 12:30 pm. The phone number is 920-867-2555.
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City of Weyauwega receives $93,000 state grant to support redevelopment of vacant Main Street building
WEDC investment to help fund construction for commercial space and apartments
MADISON, WI. MAY 27, 2021 – The City of Weyauwega is receiving a $93,000 state grant to help renovate a building located in downtown Weyauwega.
The Community Development Investment (CDI) Grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) will support remodeling a vacant building into commercial space and apartments.
“WEDC is committed to helping communities invest in revitalizing their downtowns to encourage economic growth,” said Missy Hughes, secretary and CEO of WEDC. “These renovations will make a real difference in Weyauwega by adding housing opportunities and encouraging future investment in the downtown area.”
Earlier this year, WEDC’s report “Wisconsin Tomorrow: Building an Economy for All” identified community infrastructure – such as affordable housing and vibrant downtowns – as one of the keys to our state’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The report notes that investing in affordable housing and strong communities is critical to attracting workers and ensuring the economic well-being of all Wisconsinites.
The City of Weyauwega is working with the current owners of the property for the project. Significant remodeling of the building is needed to eliminate the dilapidated interior and repair the damaged roof. After renovations, the building will hold two commercial spaces on the first floor and two apartments (both two-bedroom units) on the second floor.
“We are very pleased to receive this grant and to work with owners Steve and Terrie Liebe to revitalize a commercial retail space on the first floor and two apartments on the second floor on Main Street,” said City of Weyauwega Administrator Jeremy Schroeder. “The city will continue to work with developers and entrepreneurs to grow the downtown and business community to offer more opportunities for citizens and guests.”
The renovated building will offer two storefronts with a main entrance vestibule on Main Street, and the apartments will have a private entrance on Main Street. Completion of the project is expected in June of 2022.
“We are excited to bring additional rental properties for commercial businesses and some new apartments available in the upper level of the building,” said Terrie Liebe, one of the owners of the property.
Demolition work includes removing damaged subflooring, installing drywall and cleaning. The property owners plan to complete most of the interior gutting and remodeling with assistance from contractors for major repairs and replacements.
“Wisconsin is known for its historic main streets,” said state Sen. Joan Ballweg. “Congratulations to the City of Weyauwega on this local economic revitalization project!”
“After a year of lockdowns and shelter-in-place orders, it’s encouraging seeing the WEDC, Steve and Terri Liebe, and the City of Weyauwega cooperate toward this renovation,” said state Rep. Kevin Petersen.
This project is part of the city’s plan to revitalize vacant buildings on Main Street. The city aims to continue to attract and retain businesses in the city’s industrial parks, commercial areas and downtown in a cost-effective manner that is consistent with community characteristics. The owners of the building for this project have successfully purchased, remodeled and rented/leased four other properties on their own, with three of these properties located on Main Street.
WEDC’s CDI Grant Program supports community development and redevelopment efforts, primarily in downtown areas. The matching grants are awarded based on the ability of applicants to demonstrate the economic impact of the proposed project, including public and private partnership development, financial need and use of sustainable downtown development practices.
From the program’s inception in 2013 through Sept. 30, 2020, WEDC has awarded nearly $26.7 million in CDI Grants to 87 communities for projects expected to generate more than $446 million in capital investments statewide.
About the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) leads economic development efforts for the state by advancing and maximizing opportunities in Wisconsin for businesses, communities and people to thrive in a globally competitive environment. Working with more than 600 regional and local partners, WEDC develops and delivers solutions representative of a highly responsive and coordinated economic development network. Visit wedc.org or follow WEDC on Twitter @WEDCNews to learn more.
2021 Swim Lake Information
The Weyauwega Swim Lake located in the Weyauwega Community Park will open for the 2021 season on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. Open swim hours are Monday thru Friday 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm and Saturday/Sunday from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm.
Swimming lessons are offered in the mornings Monday thru Friday for a half hour starting at either 11:00 am or 11:30 am. Evening swim lessons are held twice a week, either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday from 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm.
NEW FOR 2021 – The first session of morning swimming lessons will be offered thru the Weyauwega-Fremont School District Summer School Program. Please contact the School District to sign up for morning lessons only from June 14-July 2. Times will vary.
Registration for all other lesson times and sessions will be done at the swim lake office before the start of each session.
Session I Lessons Monday-Friday, June 14 to July 2
Session II Lessons Monday-Friday, July 5 to July 23
Session III Lessons Monday-Friday, July 26 to August 13
Level One-Introduction to Water Skills
Level Two-Fundamental Aquatic Skills
Level Three-Stroke Development
Level Four-Stroke Improvement
Level Five-Stroke Refinement
Level Six - Advance
The cost for lessons is $15 per person for city resident and $25 for non-city residents who have purchased a season pass, or $25 for city residents and $40 for non-city residents without a season pass.
Please Note: Each level has a maximum of 8 students per lesson time so please try to have a second choice in mind when registering in case the time you want is full. Additional classes may be opened if the need arises.
PRIVATE LESSONS - $15.00 PER HOUR
SCHEDULE WITH INSTRUCTOR FOR ANY TIME
Season Passes and Day Passes
Season passes will be available at the swim lake during open swim hours. The fees are as follows:
Family plus one*…………………….$55 city resident, $65 non-city resident
Adult (18 & older)…………………..$35 city resident, $40 non-city resident
Child……………………………………..$30 city resident, $35 non-city resident
Day Passes are: City Resident Non-City Resident
Senior Citizen……………………….…..$3 $4
*Family pass plus one includes immediate family under 18 living in the same household and one other person such as a babysitter, grandparent, etc.
If you have any questions about dates, requirements, or anything else you may call the Swim Lake at (920) 867-2555 or City Hall at (920) 867-2630.
Yard Waste Site
The City of Weyauwega is able to offer a yard waste site to City residents under Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources License # 4285. City residents need to purchase a tag for $1.00 at city hall to be on display in their vehicle when entering and exiting the yard waste site on Slough Road. If your schedule doesn’t allow you the ability to arrive at city hall during regular business hours of 8:00am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday you can place $1.00 in an envelope with your name, address and telephone number and place in one of the utility drop boxes and we will gladly mail you your tag. The entire yard waste site premises is under surveillance and violators will be prosecuted pursuant to city ordinance 412-25. The yard waste site accepts: grass clippings, leaves, garden waste and brush. Please follow signage for proper location within the site. The yard waste site does not accept: logs, trash, construction/remodeling debris, pavement of any type, stones, etc. Furthermore, the city yard waste site is not usable for lawn care services, professional tree services and non-residents. Your cooperation and vigilance is greatly appreciated to keep this service open and available.