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 11,500 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.
Come see what Cedarburg has to offer – you won’t be disappointed!
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Public Hearing Amending Definition Section of Zoning Code & Amending B-3 Central Business District to allow Tourist Rooming Houses as a Conditional Use Permit
A public hearing will be held before the Common Council on Monday, March 10, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. to consider an Ordinance amending the Definition of the Zoning Code and an Ordinance permitting Tourist Rooming Houses as a Conditional Use in the B-3 Central Business District. Click here for more information. Click here for a copy of the Draft ordinance amending the Definitions section of the Zoning Code. Click here for a copy of the Draft ordinance permitting Tourist Rooming Houses in the B-3 Central Business District.
Thursday, May 1st from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Firemen’s Park. Click here for a flyer with all the details!
The unusually cold winter has caused the frost to reach down almost five feet in the ground. Residents and businesses having a water lateral that is only buried three or four feet in the ground are at greater risk this year of having the water in the lateral freeze, as are homes on dead end streets, homes built before 1970 with low water usage, and businesses with low/intermittent water use throughout a week. Water that stands idle will have a much greater chance of freezing.
If, over the upcoming weeks, if you will be using more water than you did last month, your service pipe will probably be okay and you should not need to do anything else. If however, you will not be running enough water throughout the day, it is recommended that you run a steady stream of COLD water, about the size of a pencil, from one faucet anywhere in your home during prolonged times when you are not home or are not using water. This will help to keep your lateral from freezing.
If you notice a significant decrease in your water pressure, this may be a sign that ice is develoing in your water service lateral. If this is the case, please open up your COLD water faucets until your water pressure returns to normal (hot water will work too, but is more expensive to use). Opening your faucets for 5 to 10 minutes should clear the ice out of your service lateral. Once the water pressure has returned, follow the methods(s) described on the Light & Water website that best fits your situation to keep your service lateral from freezing. If your water pressure does not return to normal after 30 minutes or so of running your water, please contact Light & Water during the workday at (262) 375-7650, or after-hours at (262) 375-7656 to report low water pressure.
If you would like an update on whether or not to keep making sure your water is run enough, please contact the Light and Water website, or call (262) 375-7650. If you decide to run a stream of cold water from one of your faucets and would like a credit on your water bill for the extra usage, please let the Utility know. Staff will consider the water that would be used by a pencil-size stream and compare your current water usage to past usage to determine your credit.