Noxious Weed Notice

PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF OCONTO NOXIOUS WEEDSRESIDENTS AND PROPERTY OWNERSIn 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.Sec. 8-1-5.(e)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.

Spring Loose Leaf Pickup

SPRING LOOSE LEAF

CURBSIDE COLLECTION

City of Oconto

The City of Oconto Department of Public Works will begin its spring curbside collection of leaves and garden waste on April 4th and ending pick-up  April 30th. 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.

March 3, 2021 – 2021 SPRING THAW RESTRICTIONS

March 3, 2021 – 2021 SPRING THAW RESTRICTIONS

15 Ton Weight restrictions will go into effect on all City of Oconto streets effective March 5th, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. and remain in effect until further notice.

School buses, emergency vehicles, milk/seed potato/livestock haulers, perishable food haulers, solid waste haulers collecting residential or commercial waste, and septage hauling will be EXEMPT from the road restrictions.

Fuel/gas haulers will be allowed to transport ½ of their normal legal loads. However, all carriers are encouraged to suspend operations and contact Superintendent of Public Works & Utilities Jeremy Wusterbarth if visible road damage is encountered at 920-834-7725.

This information will be forwarded to the Wisconsin State Patrol and the Oconto County Sheriff’s Department. Any other information regarding these weight restrictions can be obtained by contacting Superintendent of Public Works & Utilities Jeremy Wusterbarth at 920-834-7725.

Job Openings – Parks Department

City of Oconto

Job Opportunities

The City of Oconto Parks Department has job openings for the following positions:

Full-time Position:

  • Parks Working Foreman – must be at least 18 years old with a valid WI driver’s license

Part-time/Summertime Positions: Working months are middle of April to end of October

(Weather permitting on both start and end dates for positions)

  • Parks Laborer – must be at least 16 years old with a valid WI driver’s license
  • Campground Laborer – must be at least 16 years old with a valid WI driver’s license
  • Campground Manager – must be at least 21 years old with a valid WI driver’s license
  • Campground Office Attendant – must be at least 16 years old with a valid WI driver’s license

Applications are available online at www.cityofoconto.com or at Oconto City Hall, 1210 Main St, between the hours of 8:00am to 4:00pm. Applications are due by 4:00pm on March 22, 2021.

Any questions regarding any of the above information, please call the Parks Department at 920-834-7706.

2021 Candlelight Walk

The 2021 Candlelight Walk will be held on Saturday, February 6th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Copper Culture State Park. Set up will be at 3:00 p.m., with clean up at 8:15 p.m. The walk, hot chocolate, cookies and warming fires are all FREE. Dress accordingly and bring a flashlight if you like. The event is sponsored by Oconto Park & Recreation Department and Oconto County Historical Society, with help from the Wisconsin DNR. Any questions, please call (920)834-7706. Hope to see you there!!!