New village logo presented at Pancakes and Politics
By Annette Aubinger
ASHWAUBENON – The Ashwaubenon Community Center was filled with village residents for Panackes and Politics on Friday, Oct. 27 to find out what is new in Ashwaubenon.
At the event Village President Mary Kardoskee presented the new village logo that will represent the village on all its materials and promotions. The logo was designed by Ashwaubenon resident Jon Stubb.
“We wanted something that was progressive. This logo will work well and it is very exciting to see this happening,” Kardoskee said.
The logo was not the only new change the village is seeing. Kardoskee introduced Jeremy Moeller, the village’s network administrator who introduced the new web page.
“The village web page has a whole new redesign which has been worked on for a little over a year,” Moeller said.
Moeller pointed out on the home page two important links that make for easy reference.
On the top right is a “How Do I” link. People can click on that and it has five categories that tells them where to find information.
The first category is “Apply For” that gives information where people need to go to apply for permits.
The second is “Find.” There it tells people where to go to find information on programs, schedules, property information and more.
The third is “Pay For.” That tells people where to go to pay for citations, tickets, property taxes, programs, water and sewer bills.
The fourth is “Report.” It tells people where they can report concerns. Moeller noted that with emergencies people should call 911.
The last is “View.” It tells people where they can view agendas, committees, budgets, municipal codes, school districts tax rates and other information.
One other new link that is new that Moeller pointed out is on the bottom of the page. It is the Property Tool Box.
People enter their address and there are four boxes.
The first is property which tells about a property, the acreage, parcel number and zoning.
The second box is sanitation. It states the garbage schedule and when there is bulk pick up.
The third is political and it names the trustee and county supervisor where a person lives.
The fourth is school. It tells what schools are attended where a person lives.
Moeller pointed out the homepage reaches out to anyone who wants information on Ashwaubenon.
If someone is interested in the government of the community, they can click on that link, if, as a resident, they have resident questions, you they click on that link.
The third link is for business. Anyone who wants information on business in the community can find the information there. And, if they are a visitor there is a visitor’s link where they can find upcoming events and what the community offers.
Kardoskee introduced a new employee to the village.
Aaron Schuette is the village’s community development director.
Schuette spoke to the crowd on development in the community, he highlighted many developments: TitletownTech next to Hinterland, Home 2 Suites on Morris Avenue, which will be opening shortly, Manseau Flats, apartment buildings that are being built on the riverfront, William Charles Court redevelopment, and Unity Resale Shop which supports the effort of Unity Hospice.
He also stated there have been many ribbon cuttings for new and remodeled businesses and restaurants are opening.
He also told citizens to check out the village hall where remodeling was planned over a year ago and it is happening now.
Rex Mehlberg, director of parks, recreation and forestry, updated the crowd on what is happening in his department.
Trails and sidewalks are being worked on the Fox River waterfront. There is a new trail along Argonne Park that connects to Lombardi Avenue and Morris Street. There is a new Packerland Trail by the Paul Mitchell School.
The Bike and Pedestrian plan has been updated. There will be a community meeting in January to discuss future traffic and paths around Titletown and other areas of the village.
He also told the group the village has received a U.S. Fish and Wildlife grant which is a matching grant.
The grant will serve two purposes. A seawall will be replaced by the new Manseau Flats and invasive species will be cleaned up in Ashwaubomay Park.
After the presentation questions were answered and Kardoskee concluded by saying that the village board is there to serve its constituents and it is an exciting and progressive time for Ashwaubenon.