FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 28, 2022
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – The City of Wisconsin Rapids requests public feedback on a community rail traffic survey. The survey will be open until Dec. 30, 2022. The survey can be accessed online:
• By clicking the graphic on the front page of the City’s website at wirapids.org
• Directly at https://forms.gle/VMUkcrCUZjdBacip7
In response to concerns about vehicle delays at rail crossings, the City hired a consultant to conduct a feasibility study. Depending on the results of the study, the City may consider ways to address vehicle delays, and to reduce congestion, noise, pollution, and safety issues at rail crossings. This survey will help us choose the best solutions for our community.
“Since becoming mayor, I have regularly heard from residents with concerns about vehicle delays at rail crossings. I have experienced it myself! It’s time to have another look at the conditions and see what might be done to mitigate some of the challenges.” said Mayor Shane Blaser.
At their Aug. 4, 2022 meeting, the Public Works Committee accepted a combined proposal from Patrick Engineering and LinqThingz to do the feasibility study on alternatives for addressing vehicle delays and rail usage. The Common Council adopted the action of the Committee on Aug. 16, 2022.
If you have questions about the project, please reach out to City Engineer, Joe Eichsteadt, at 715-421-8251 or email@example.com.
Mayor Shane Blaser has signed a proclamation for Community Media Day. The day celebrates all community media organizations, including our very own WRCM.
Community media organizations provide a means for diverse communities to tell their stories, hear each other's stories, and create new stories together. Community media remains a vital resource for participating in local democratic policy and processes.
Mayor Shane Blaser has announced a proclamation for Free Speech Week in Wisconsin Rapids.
'Free Speech Week' is honored every third week of October to raise awareness on the importance of free speech. This is an inclusive celebration for all Americans.
The city encourages all citizens to participate in the celebration of this fundamental freedom.
Saturday is White Cane Awareness Day. Every October 15th, this date is set to recognize the achievements of those who are blind or visually impaired. In addition, the white cane has been a long-time symbol of blindness, and a tool of independence.
The joint resolution was signed into law on October 6th, 1964.
The Mayor calls upon all citizens, public and private institutions, businesses and schools to recognize the complexity of partner violence and the fear of many survivors to report to law enforcement; to recommit our community to increasing education, awareness and understanding of domestic violence and its causes; and support responsive prevention programs and initiatives that improve overall community health and safety.