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Flooding Issues – December 30, 2019

Due to the flooding, we are asking the everyone refrain from driving on Bridge Street, Merrill Lane, Farnsworth Avenue, Water Street and Turner Avenue as well as any other streets that are near the Oconto River and experiencing flooding. We do have high water and road closed signs in many locations so please observe those. Also please stay out of Holtwood Campground! Thank you for your cooperation and stay safe!

Snow Removal

Under City Ordinance No. 986 and Section 6-2-7 it shall be duty of the owners and/or the occupants of any lot or parcel of land in the City of Oconto to remove, or cause to be removed, the snow and ice from any and all sidewalks.
The owner or occupant will have forty-eight hours to remove any snow or ice after the cessation of any fall of snow.
The Superintendent of Public Works or his designee shall remove or cause the snow to be removed from any and all sidewalks that may be neglected by the owner or occupant and a fee shall be assessed against the owner or occupant for the cost and expense of moving such snow. The minimum cost for the removal will be $75.00
City of Oconto
Snow Plowing and Removal
Under City Ordinance Chapter 2 Section 6-2-11 (Unlawful Dumping on Streets.) It shall be unlawful for any person to deposit or cause to be deposited, dump, sort, scatter or leave any snow or ice in any public street, sidewalk, and alley or upon any public property of another without the express permission of the owner of occupant thereof.
Citations will be issued for any person violating the above said ordinance.

Update – Restrictions Lifted

For Immediate Release:

the restrictions below have been lifted

For Immediate Release:

Due to the unprecedented extremely high water levels, the Oconto Utility Wastewater Treatment Plant is currently over capacity. We are asking residents to minimize the use of water as much as possible, including toilet flushing, until further notice. This INCLUDES the Town of Oconto, Town of Pensaukee and Town of Little River. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Fall Leaf Pick-Up


City of Oconto

The City of Oconto Department of Public Works will begin its fall curbside collection of leaves and garden waste on October 14th until November 15th. This material should be placed at the curb in separate piles. Leaves should be in a row no more than 4 feet wide and approximately 3 feet high. Leaves should be placed in open areas and not around obstacles such as street signs or trees or will not be picked up. Bagged material or mixed material will not be picked up.

Do not put leaves into the street. Place the leaves between the curb and the sidewalk and as close to the curb as possible. Leaves placed on the street will not be picked-up unless placed back in the area defined for proper pick-up. Brush cannot be mixed in with leaf piles.

Residents may also bring their loose leaves and garden waste to the City’s yard waste site, which is located at 1616 Main St.

It is not possible to accurately tell residents the exact day their leaves and garden wastes will be picked up.
If you have any questions, call 834-7725 between 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday.

Fall Water Main Flushing

FALL WATER MAIN FLUSHING                                          



The Oconto Utility Commission will be flushing water mains in all areas south of the Oconto River on Monday, September 16th, 2019.


In all areas north of the Oconto River, West of and including Superior Avenue on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 17th & 18th, 2019.


In all areas north of the Oconto River, East of Superior Avenue, on Thursday and Friday September 19th & 20th, 2019.


Due to certain water main connections, other areas could be affected, please check your water for discoloration before using laundry.


Oconto Utility Commission