THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Peshtigo City Hall Closed Except for Absentee Vote
Issue Date: March 18, 2020
Peshtigo Mayor Cathi Malke announced that effective immediately Peshtigo City Hall will be closed except for absentee voting due to the coronavirus pandemic. The City has been monitoring updates from the Center for Disease Control, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the Marinette County Health and Human Services Department. Mayor Malke met Monday, March 16 with all department heads in the city and announced plans to keep the health and safety of all city employees and the community safe. Present for the meeting were Clerk/Treasurer Tammy Kasal, Public Works Director George Cowell, Fire Chief Chuck Gardon, Police Chief Rick Badgley, Park & Rec Director Shawn Northrop and Peshtigo Librarian Jessica Foote.
The main discussion was what precautions can the city implement while keeping vital city services available but still ensuring employee and public safety. It was decided that effective Monday, March 16, the Drees Center will be closed through April 11 and it would be re-assesed at that time. People using the Marinette County Elderly Services meal program can contact them for any updated information. The Marinette County Public Library system is closed effective immediately. All city of Peshtigo buildings will be closed to the public, with the exception of city hall for absentee voting.
All City of Peshtigo employees have been advised to have minimal contact with co-employees and the general public. Mayor Malke also stated that all in person committee meetings have been canceled. Malke went on to say that it is the city's intention to maintain all city services as usual police, fire and public works.
Residents needing to make utility payments, dog licenses, boat launch payments can still do so by mailing them to Peshtigo City Hall, 331 French Street, Peshtigo, WI 54157 or pay online: ci.peshtigo.wi.us.
Peshtigo Municipal Court will be held on Wednesday, March 25 at 12 noon. Checks can be mailed to Peshtigo Municipal Court, P.O. Box 1, Peshtigo, WI. 54157 or online use the pay code location #5059. Malke added the city appreciates your cooperation at this difficult time.