Cedarburg blends historic charm with contemporary amenities

Welcome to historic Cedarburg – a small city in close proximity to downtown Milwaukee but with a character and a history a world away.

Located just 20 miles north of Milwaukee near Interstate 43 and Highway 60, the city has access to all that Metropolitan Milwaukee offers, but boasts its own award winning school system, seasonal festivals, visual and performing arts and thriving commerce activity. Recreation abounds in dozens of parks, bike trails, lakes and the nearby beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline.

With a population of approximately 11,628 residents, Cedarburg is a growing community that has successfully maintained rural characteristics but is close to national retailers, a regional hospital and industrial and office parks.

From its early beginnings in the mid 1800’s as a destination known for its mineral spring waters and bucolic setting along the banks of Cedar Creek, much of the charm of Cedarburg has not changed. German Immigrants used the native limestone to build homes, churches and stores, many of which are standing today. The stone is incorporated into municipal buildings, bed and breakfasts, museums and art galleries – which earned our main street a designation on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Public Hearing Notice - Rs5 and Rs6 Zoning Code Amendment

2018-11-13 08:55:34

The Common Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, December 10, 2018 at 7 p.m. to consider amending Sections 13-1-46(g) and 13-1-47(g) of the Zoning Code declaring existing homes int eh Rs-5 and Rs-6 residential district as legal conforming buildings.  Click here fore more information.

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Interested in Running for Local Office?

2018-11-09 08:40:15

Alderpersons in Districts 2, 4, and 6 will be on the April 2, 2019 Spring Election ballot.  Nomination papers and other information can be picked up in the City Clerk’s Office or can be obtained by calling (262) 375-7606.  Nomination papers are due Wednesday, January 2, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.  Click here for more information.

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Notification List for Liquor Licenses

2018-05-15 09:30:42

The City of Cedarburg has a limited number of Class “B” liquor licenses available based on a State quota.  The Common Council is interested in establishing a notification list for prospective restaurants.  If you are interested in having your business placed on a waiting list should a “Class B” liquor  license become available, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (262) 375-7606.  Those on the waiting list will be contacted as licenses become available.  Names will remain on the waiting list for one year; although applicants may reapply to be on the list.

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