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Radium Information

Important Information about Your Drinking Water

Levels of Radium, (226 + 228) in Oconto Waterworks water exceed standard

 

The City of Oconto’s Utility Commission has been informed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources that Well #7 located on VanHecke Ave has exceeded the Radium, (226 + 228) maximum contaminant level (MCL) based on four quarterly samples taken. The average of these samples is 5.345 PCI/L, which exceeds the 5 PCL/L for Radium, (226 + 228) as specified in ch.NR 809, Wis. Adm. Code.

 

Well 7 can be used in an emergency but will be shut down until a solution is found to keep the levels under the MCL. The City of Oconto has two other wells that will supply our residents with safe drinking water.

 

What precautions should be taken at this time?

 

You do not need to use an alternative (e.g., bottled) water supply. However, if you have specific health concerns, consult with your doctor.

 

What does this mean?

 

This is not an immediate risk. If it had been, you would have been notified immediately.  Some people who drink water containing radium 226 or 228 in excess of the MCL over many years may have an increased risk of getting cancer.  For example if you drank 2 liters of water every day over a seventy year period with the above MCL’s you would have a one in 10,000 chance of getting cancer.

 

The number one priority of the City is to supply safe drinking water to its customers and will work with the DNR and its staff as well as other water specialists to resolve the problem as soon as possible. We will notify you when the problem is resolved

 

If you have any questions regarding the safety of our drinking water, please contact:

Jeremy Wusterbarth-Superintendent of Public Works & Utilities at 920-834-7725 jeremy@cityofoconto.com

1210 Main Street, Oconto, WI 54153

 

Radium Levels in Well 7

Important Information about your Drinking Water

Levels of Radium, (226 + 228) in Oconto Waterworks water exceed standard

The samples listed below indicate the presence of Radium, (226 + 228) in excess of the 5 PCl/l Maximum Contaminant level (MCl) in your drinking water and are a violation of State and Federal Safe Drinking Water Regulations.

A water sample collected in September, 2018 indicated the presence of Radium, (226 + 228) above the MCL. Further sampling between December 2018 and January 2019 confirmed the high levels of Radium, (226 + 228).

What precautions should be taken at this time? You do not need to use an alternative (e.g., bottled) water supply. However, if you have specific health concerns, consult your doctor.

What does this mean? This is not an immediate risk. If it had been, you would have been notified immediately. Some people who drink water containing radium 226 or 228 in excess of the MCl over many years may have an increased risk of getting cancer.

 

What is being done to correct the problem?  Well 7 has been take off-line until the problem is

Corrected. The Oconto Utility Commission has two other wells located in the City of Oconto which

Will supply safe drinking water to all residents.

 

We are working to resolve this problem as soon as possible. We will notify you when the      

         Problem is resolved.

 

If you have questions regarding the safety of our drinking water, please contact:

 

Jeremy Wusterbarth (Superintendent of Public Works & Utilities) 920-834-7725

           1210 Main St – Oconto, WI 54153

 

I certify that the information and statements contained in this public notice are true and correct and have been provided to consumers in accordance with the delivery, content, format, and deadline requirements in Subchapter VII of ch. NR 809, Wis. Adm. Code.

 

Jeremy Wusterbarth – 3/18/19

CodeRED System

CodeRED Alerts & Weather Warning
The Oconto County Emergency Management Agency and City of Oconto have an important message for all residents and businesses in the City.
The City of Oconto is now participating in the CodeRED Community Notification System.
This system will alert citizens in the path of severe thunderstorms, flash floods and tornados.
Citizens must register to receive these warnings as follows:
• Go to the Oconto County website – www.oconto.co.oconto.wi.us
• Click on the Green CodeRED tab located on the lower center, just below the news and information of our homepage
• Enter your contact information, how you would like to receive the alerts (phone, text, email) and warnings you would like to receive.
Entering your information will also update our Community Notification System with your current contact details. If you previously entered your data, prior to April 2013, into the County’s website, you will have to re-enter your data to receive the weather alerts. There is no charge to register for this service.
If you know of anyone who lives within the City of Oconto and is not signed up for this life saving service, please encourage them to visit the Oconto County website and enter their information.
If you do not have internet access, please contact a friend or family member to enter your contact information. You can also contact the Oconto County Emergency Management office for assistance at 920-834-6850.
Thank you.

Job Opening – DPW

CITY OF OCONTO

JOB OPPORTUNITY / PUBLIC WORKS

 

The City of Oconto is accepting applications for a laborer position in the Public Works Department. The position consists of assisting with all work undertaken by the Public Works Department. Further information about the job description, requirements and application can be picked up at Oconto City Hall, 1210 Main St, Oconto, WI 54153.  Deadline to submit application is Friday March 22nd by 12:00 p.m.

 

Jeremy Wusterbarth

Superintendent of Public Works & Utilities

City of Oconto

Sesquicentennial Coins Available

City of Oconto Sesquicentennial coins are now available for purchase at City Hall (M-F, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.).  The cost of each coin is $10 and the proceeds will pay for the production of the coins as well as going toward the cost of events related to the sesquicentennial.

Coins can also be purchased online by going to: https://www.govpaynow.com/gps/user/plc/9038 and entering your information.  Please add $0.65 to each coin to cover the cost of shipping.

 

 

Advertisement for Bids

SECTION 00 11 13

 

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

 

Project:                                 Holtwood Campground Shower and Laundry Facility

400 Holtwood Way

Oconto, WI 54153

 

Owner:                                   City of Oconto

1210 Main Street

Oconto, WI 54153

(920) 834-770

 

Architect/Engineer:             U.P. Engineers & Architects, Inc.

1701 Dunlap Avenue

Marinette, WI 54143

(715) 732-4188

 

Date:                       February 14, 2019

 

The owner will accept Bids for the above project located at the above address until 4:00 p.m. local time on the 13th day of March, 2019 for the following project:

 

Description:   Holtwood Campground Shower and Laundry Facility

 

A mandatory pre-bid meeting at the site is scheduled for Thursday, February 27th, 2019, at 2:00 PM at the site.

 

General Contractors, sub-contractors and suppliers may obtain Construction Document sets by contacting UPEA, whose contact information is listed above, in paper or PDF form as follows:

Paper copy:   For a non-refundable fee of $75.00.

PDF Copy:    For a non-refundable fee of $25.00.

Documents will also be available for viewing at the office of the Architect.

 

Refer to other bidding requirements described in AIA Document A701 – 2018 Instruction to Bidders.

 

Bid Bond and Performance and Payment Bonds are required for this project.

 

The Owner requires the base bid Project to be completed by August 30, 2019.

 

Submit your Bid on the Bid Form provided. Bidders are required to complete Bid Form 00 41 13.

 

Your Bid will be required to be submitted under a condition of irrevocability for a period of 30 days after submission.

 

The Owner reserves the right to accept or reject any or all Bids.

 

John Bostedt

Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Director

City of Oconto

ADDENDUM No. 1

Holtwood Campground Shower and Laundry Facility

UPEA Project No. O28-18353

This ADDENDUM NO.1, issued on February 22, 2019 is to clarify, modify and/or change the original plans and specifications issued by U.P. Engineers & Architects, Inc., and is hereby made a part of the bidding documents.

Bidders shall acknowledge receipt of this ADDENDUM No. 1 on the appropriate place on the Bid Form.

Bidding and Contract Requirements:

Date and location: The mandatory pre-bid meeting will be located at the City of Oconto Municipal Building Conference Room, 1210 Main Street, Oconto, on Thursday, February 28th, 2019, at 2:00 PM. A site visit will follow the meeting.

Specifications:

No changes

Drawings:

No changes

END OF ADDENDUM NO. 1

Prepared by:

U.P. Engineers & Architects, Inc.

 

Job Announcement – Part-Time Police Clerk

Job Announcement
Part-Time Police Clerk

Part-Time Police Clerk – Oconto, WI (pop. 4,536), located on the Oconto River 30 minutes north of Green Bay, has a current opening for the position of part-time Police Clerk. This position will work approximately 20 hours per week, with occasional evening and early-morning hours required.

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to: Answer and dispatch calls and walk-in complaints. Respond to and fulfill open records requests while remaining in compliance with State and Federal Laws, including department logs and press releases to media. Prepare agenda, minutes and all correspondence for the Police and Fire Commission meetings. Submit monthly data through Wisconsin Incident Based Reporting. Disseminate reports and classified information to other agencies and departments including; Department of Corrections, Children’s Advocacy Center, Sexual Assault Center, Department of Human Services and other law enforcement agencies. Electronically submit reports and evidence to the District Attorney’s Office for review and prosecution. Regularly works with Human Services, while preparing and submitting reports and information as needed. Records all parking violations and follows up with unpaid fines. Sends vehicle registration suspension and refusal requests to the Department of Transportation. Responsible to be aware of, review and follow the Oconto Police Department’s policies and procedures. Also responsible for special projects and other duties as assigned.
Minimum qualifications include one to three years of experience working in an office environment. Individual must have customer service experience, excellent communication and organizational skills, strong computer skills and be self-motivated. A working knowledge of municipal government. Must be able to pass background check. Knowledge with Spillman is preferred.
Compensation shall be dependent upon qualifications of the selected candidate. Interested parties should complete an employment application (available at http://cityofoconto.com/Employment/Oconto%20Application.pdf or at City Hall) and submit a resume along with qualifications and experience to:

Oconto Police Department
Chief Michael Rehberg
1210 Main Street
Oconto, WI 54153

Qualifications, as well as questions, may also be submitted via email to policechief@cityofoconto.com Deadline for submissions is Friday, February 22, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. EOE