WISCONSIN RAPIDS – To further prevent the spread of COVID-19, the City of Wisconsin Rapids City Hall and other City buildings will limit public access, with a few exceptions.
All City departments except two service windows will be CLOSED to the public. The limitations will take effect on Wednesday, Nov. 11, and remain in place until further notice.
The Municipal Court Clerk’s office window and the Police Department's service counter window on the first floor of City Hall will remain open. If you need to speak to an officer, the intercom system will be available for use inside the city hall foyer.
Additionally, City Fire Stations, the City Garage, the Wastewater Treatment Plant, Centralia Center, Lowell Center and Wisconsin Rapids Community Media will be closed to the public.
City staff continues to conduct City business, with an emphasis on public interaction via phone, email and mail. City services such as garbage and recycling pick-up will continue uninterrupted.
For more information about how specific departments are handling public business, please visit the City’s COVID-19 information page at wirapids.org/coronavirus or contact the department directly by phone or email.
For more information
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Receipts and Tax information can be printed online at https://propertytax.co.wood.wi.us/gcswebportal/Search.aspx
REMINDERS & DELINQUENT NOTICES WILL NOT BE MAILED.
3 Due Dates
January 31– 1st Installment; 100% of personal property taxes due
April 30 – 2nd Installment
July 31 – 3rd Installment (balance)
Did you know that you may pay your property taxes online via Credit card, Debit cards or E Checks?
Please note there will be fees attached;
If you pay online please allow 5 working days for the funds to reach our bank to be considered paid.
We cannot accept online payments after July 26.
January 31, April 30 and July 31 postmarked payments (official due dates) are receipted based on postmark and will include the grace period (see back for grace period details) allowed by State Statutes. All other mailed payments are receipted based on date received at City Hall. Interest & penalties applied to late payments according to State Statutes. (See back for grace period details). For your protection, we strongly discourage putting CASH in the drop box as we cannot guarantee the safety.
-Make Checks / money orders payable to:City of Wisconsin Rapids
-Closed for Holiday: December 24 & 25 and January 1
Due to Covid, for your safety and the safety of our employees we are asking residents to please avoid paying with cash. We do accept Checks, money orders and credit card payments. Please help us keep everyone safe.
Thank you for your understanding!
October 19th and November 2nd
City workers will help local residents prepare for fall yard maintenance with yard waste and leaf collection the weeks of October 19th – 23rd and November 2nd – 6th, 2020.
We’d like to remind residents there is a new process for curbside collection. Yard waste and leaves must be in PAPER YARD WASTE BAGS only (plastic bags will not be accepted). Bags will be taken and composted, and not emptied at the curb and left to reuse.
To prepare for these collections, residents must call the City Garage at (715) 421-8218 to place their address on the list for collection. For the October 19th collection, please call any time prior to the week of collection (no later than 2:00pm on Friday, October 16th), and place paper yard waste bags at the curb.
For the November 2nd collection, please call by 2:00pm on Friday, October 30th, and place paper yard waste bags at the curb by Sunday, November 1st. Residents may also take their yard waste and/or leaves to the City’s two compost sites.
Please visit the website at www.wirapids.org/ streets for locations and specific hours of operation. Please call the City Street Department at (715) 421-8218 with any questions.
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – The City of Wisconsin Rapids announces this year’s annual recruitment drive for Mayor’s Youth Council (MYC). The MYC is open to area students, grades 9 – 12; and there are at least eight available spots on this year’s council. Members are appointed to two-year terms (unless they’re a senior at the beginning of their term), with an option to reapply at the end of their term.
The MYC is a youth-led initiative where students have learning opportunities in the areas of leadership, government and community; engagement opportunities in a variety of student-developed projects; and relationship-building opportunities with peers and local leaders.
“If you want your voice to be heard, this is the group to do it in. You can see your ideas become reality,” said Hobie Lippold, current MYC member.
Recruitment activities will be fully virtual this year, while safety accommodations for MYC meetings are still being developed.
For more information about the MYC or to submit an application, please call the Mayor’s Office at 715-421-8216 or visit us online at wirapids.org/mayors-youth-council, with recruitment materials at wirapids.org/mayors-youth-council-recruitment.
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – The City of Wisconsin Rapids announces the opening of one new tennis court and six new pickleball courts at the Wisconsin Rapids Recreation Complex (WRRC).
While construction was completed at the beginning of the summer, the asphalt cured for several weeks before courts could be painted and nets installed.
“We have an active community of pickleball players and long-standing community support for tennis, so I know these courts will be enjoyed by many. What a great way to wrap up the summer and have some (socially-distanced) fun this autumn!” Mayor Shane Blaser said.
About the WRRC
Celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony in June, the WRRC features a skate park, new playground equipment, a splash pad with night illumination, an outdoor shelter, one new tennis court, six new pickle ball courts, lit walkways, and trees and landscaping throughout the park.
The WRRC’s new aquatics park features three pools. The tot pool has exciting activities, including two water slides, spray features and a tot lazy river. The leisure pool includes a play area, basketball hoops, a water walk, lazy river with a "rapids" action channel, a tube water slide with plunge pool and a body water slide. The recreation pool features basketball hoops, lap swimming, a zip line feature, diving board and a climbing wall. And you can enjoy a snack from the concessions stand on the pool deck, featuring colorful shade structures, furniture and a grass sunbathing berm.
The bath house also includes a four-seasons reservable shelter and the admissions area will also serve as a warming house during the winter ice skating season. During the winter months the drop circle will be converted into a large ice-skating circle, while a separate area will host low board hockey.
For more information, please call the City of Wisconsin Rapids Parks and Recreation Department at 715-421-8240 or online at www.wirapids.org/parks--recreation.html and www.wirapids.org/wrrc.html.