Enjoy the National Public Lands Day, Early Voting Underway, Crossing Guards wanted



Early Voting for the November Election Under Way

This past Monday, Wisconsin Rapids had the distinct honor of being among the first in the nation to open early voting (in-person) for the upcoming historic 2016 Fall election. I was proud to join over a dozen other residents to cast an early-morning ballot.


Filling out my in-person absentee application

Eligible residents can cast their ballots at City Hall, 444 West Grand Avenue, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. You can also register to vote at the City Clerk’s office at City Hall if you are not yet on the voter rolls, or have changed your address or name.

Please keep in mind that if you intend to vote, you must have a photo ID. Deadline for early voting is Friday, November 4, four days before the November 8 Election Day.

If you can, take advantage of this convenient opportunity to make your voice heard, by exercising your precious right to choose your elected representatives. Don’t risk Long lines or Election Day obligations that may keep you from voting!

screen-shot-2016-09-23-at-10-52-28-amAt left:  City Clerk Paul Przybelski explains the voting process for the 2016 fall election in this short video or click, here.


National Public Lands Day an Invitation to “Kick Back” and “Give Back”

IMG_0585Did you know that more than 30 percent of America’s land is public land? From neighborhood parks or beaches such as Veterans Memorial Park and Lake Wazeecha, to awe-inspiring national parks, public lands are the places where we can play, exercise, learn and relax. Now, all of us who enjoy these public spaces have a chance to both “kick back,” and “give back.”

The 23rd annual National Environmental Education Foundation National Public Lands Day, on Saturday, September 24, is the nation’s largest, single-day effort to connect people to public lands, inspire environmental stewardship, and encourage use of public lands for education, recreation and general health.

screen-shot-2016-09-23-at-10-26-06-amAs a special incentive, this Saturday is a fee-free day for all federal public lands and many state parks.

You can invite family, friends, students or coworkers to spend the day outdoors, helping to keep our public lands free of litter and invasive species; take in some outdoor recreation; or simply learn more about plants and wildlife.

Get out on Saturday to enjoy the great outdoors and celebrate the lands that give us so much.

Wanted: People to Keep Our Kids Safe – Hiring Now for Crossing Guards

If you have an interest in staying active and want to help young children, the City of Wisconsin Rapids needs you. As we move ahead in our school year, we are looking for individuals to work day and/or afternoon shifts (approximately 7:45-8:45 a.m. and 3:15-4:15 p.m.) as Alternate School Crossing Guards. Compensation is $10.66 to $11.73 per crossing. For more information, or to apply, please click here.

Thanks for reading,

Mayor Zach Vruwink



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