“Light Up Your Life in Whitewater” Theme for 2011 Public Art Project.
Working for Whitewater Wellness (W3) Hosting Youth Activity Day.
City Exploring Feasibility of Generating Electricity from Old Stone Mill Dam and Trippe Lake Dam Sites.
February 1st Council Highlights.
Keep up the Great Community Effort on the Treyton Kilar Field of Dreams Project.
“Light Up Your Life in Whitewater” Theme for 2011 Public Art Project. The Whitewater Arts Alliance has announced that the 2011 public art project theme will be “Light Up Your Life in Whitewater”. This art project will feature lanterns on city light poles during the late spring and summer period.
The Whitewater Arts Alliance is inviting artists of all ages and experience to pick up a lantern form at GMA Printing at 336 W. Main Street in Whitewater. The cost of the form is $25 and there are about 19 lanterns left. Those interested should reserve their lanterns now!
2011 marks the 7th year that Whitewater light poles will feature public art via the public Arts Alliance per the first public art project. Sponsored by the Whitewater Arts Alliance, the first one took place in 2005 when 48 fish were created by artists displayed along Main Street and then sold to benefit the Alliance. In 2006 artists painted 56 chairs for display. In 2007, bird houses were created and displayed and auctioned. In 2008, butterflies were perched on light poles in downtown Whitewater. Bicycles were featured in 2009 to bring attention to the many bike trails and fitness options available in our community. In 2010, the theme was “Thinking Outside of the Box”.
Working for Whitewater Wellness (W3) Hosting Youth Activity Day. Working for Whitewater Wellness (W3) is really doing a great job developing and promoting healthy activities for our community. W3 along with Sigma Alpha Lambda & UWW Athletics are teaming up to sponsor a free sports and activity day for children to realize the importance of staying active featuring the UWW Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams. This event is scheduled for Saturday, February 12th from 2 – 7 p.m. at the Kachel Gym and Williams Center on the University Wisconsin-Whitewater campus. The event is opened to all children ages 5 and up. Children registering will have free admittance to the UW-Whitewater men’s and women’s basketball games that day and also be part of the pre-game “high-five tunnel”
Click Here for a flyer and more information about the event.
City Exploring Feasibility of Generating Electricity from Old Stone Mill Dam and Trippe Lake Dam Sites. As part of its Energy Independence planning grant, the city is conducting a preliminary hydro-feasibility report to evaluate the renewable energy power capacity at both the Old Stone Mill Dam and the Trippe Lake Dam. The Energy Independence Grant will be paying for the engineering feasibility studies for both dams.
The engineering studies that are currently being done will include the review of the existing engineering documents and available reports, on-site visits and conversations and/or communications with city employees, the United States Geological Service Middleton Field Office, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Dam Safety Division and the Governor’s Office of Energy Independence.
These feasibility studies will determine the hydro-power capacity of both dams as well as providing the analysis to provide the expected minimum and maximum power output of the existing renewable energy resources at both dams.
The feasibility reports for generating hydro-power at both dams will be presented to the Common Council for its consideration sometime later this year.
February 1st Council Highlights. Highlights for next Tuesday’s Common Council meeting include the following:
- Community Development Authority and Downtown Whitewater Quarterly Reports.
- Adoption of Emerald Ash Borer Management Plan.
- Presentation and Possible Adoption of 2025 Energy Independence Plan.
- Recommendation to Amend Tax Increment District #4 as distressed per Community Development Authority Recommendation.
- Approval of bidding and construction engineering services for the Wastewater Treatment Plant Bio Gas project.
- Further Memorandum of Understanding between the City, Community Development Authority and the Whitewater University Technology Park for the operation of the Whitewater Innovation Center and Technology Park.
- Annual City Manager performance evaluation.
Keep up the Great Community Effort on the Treyton Kilar Field of Dreams Project. Now is the time to really make a concerted push on the Pepsi Refresh Voting for the Treyton Kilar Field of Dreams. Please remember to vote early and often the next few days on this outstanding community project!
Vote Every Day this Month to Support this
Tremendous Community Project!!
For the project to be awarded the grant; it has to have the most votes compared to other entrants in their category. Therefore you are asked to please vote once per day during the month of January. You can vote by going to Refresheverything.com and voting for "Construct the Treyton Kilar Field of Dreams" project - go to www.refresheverything.com/treytonkilar.
Voting began at 5 a.m. on Monday, January 3rd. So please pass this along to all your contacts to help the Kilar's by getting as many votes as possible. Your help will be appreciated to make this happen.
A good reminder of why this is so important, please read this story at curbonline.com/2010/10/19/one-is-too-many/.
Quote for the Week
“One person is not as wise as two together.”-Chinese Proverb
“Progress always involves risk; you can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first”-Frederick Wilcox
Kevin M. Brunner