Weyauwega to celebrate new municipal building
The city of Weyauwega will celebrate its two recent expansion projects on Saturday, July 9.
An open house will be held at both the municipal building and the wastewater treatment plant.
There will be a short ceremony and ribbon cutting in front of city hall at 10 a.m., followed by an open house there until noon.
Light refreshments will be available.
At the wastewater treatment plant, staff will lead tours there from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
The two projects, which began last July, totaled about $7.7 million.
The $5.09 million upgrade at the treatment plant was related to an expansion project at Agropur’s Weyauwega facility.
The $2.6 million municipal building project included the remodeling and expansion of city hall and the police department.
Discussion about how to improve city hall began in 2008 and included an assessment of city hall and its needs.
The options included renovating city hall or constructing a new building on various sites.
After reviewing various options, the Weyauwega Common Council decided to keep city hall downtown.
A review of the building’s suitability for renovation, as well as the two buildings next to it, also took place.
Several years ago, the city purchased the two lots next to city hall – at 105 and 107 E. Main St. – in preparation for the expansion project.
The completed project resulted in a two-story building on the three lots with space for city hall, the police department and also a community center.