CITY OF OCONTO
RESIDENTS AND PROPERTY OWNERS
In accordance with Wisconsin Statutes, Chapter 66.98 – Noxious weeds must be cut or sprayed and destroyed. All weeds can be hauled to the City of Oconto’s yard waste site at 1616 Main St. Sec. 8-1-5.(b) Public Nuisance Declared. The Common Council finds that lawns, grasses and noxious weeds on nonagricultural lots or parcels of land, as classified under the Zoning Code, within the City of Oconto which exceed six (6) inches in length adversely affect the public health and safety of the public in that they tend to emit pollen and other discomforting bits of plants, constitute a fire hazard and a safety hazard in that debris can be hidden in the grass, interferes with the public convenience and adversely affects property values of other land within the City. For that reason, any nonagricultural lawn, grass or weed on a lot of other parcel of land which exceeds six (6) inches in length is hereby declared to be a public nuisance.
Abatement of Nuisance. If the Weed Commissioner shall determine with reasonable certainty that any public nuisance as defined in Subsection (b) above exists, the City shall cut or cause to be cut all grass and weeds from the subject’s property and shall charge the expenses of so doing at a rate as established by resolution by the Common Council. The charges shall be set forth in a statement to the City Clerk/Treasurer who, in turn, shall mail the same to the owner, occupant or person in charge of the subject premises. If said statement is not paid in full within thirty (30) days thereafter, the City Clerk/Treasurer shall enter the charges in the tax roll as a special tax against said lot or parcel of land, and the same shall be collected in all respects like other taxes upon real estate, or as provided under Wis. Stats. § 66.0907.
The City of Oconto, in conjunction with Oconto County, will be reopening all city-owned boat launches effective Friday, April 24, 2020. While we understand that there are still valid concerns about COVID-19, we also understand that outdoor activities like fishing are being encouraged. We are asking that users of the launches follow social distancing guidelines and take all precautions to avoid the possible spread of the virus. We will have Harbor Masters on duty at Breakwater Park to assist in enforcing the social distancing and other precautions. If these requirements are not met, then the launches may be closed again.
Thank you for your cooperation.
City of Oconto Recycling Center
The City of Oconto will be re-opening its recycling center starting Wednesday April 22nd. The center will continue to be closed on Saturdays until further notice. The Center will follow all social distancing rules and will allow only a maximum of 7 people in the center at a time. An attendant will be on hand to make sure these rules are followed and to collect any money for chargeable items, we are asking that you please bring the correct amount of money for those items. If the rules above are not followed and abused, the center will shut down until further notice. Please call Jeremy Wusterbarth (Superintendent of Public Works & Utilities) with any questions or concerns at 920-373-2408.