Highway 10 Road Work

As you may have noticed, the westbound ramp onto Highway 10 at Churchill Street is closed and will be until October 11th.  This is closed as the Wisconsin DOT does work to prepare for a bridge replacement projected scheduled for 2020 on the Highway 10/County Road E bridge.  To learn more about this project and closings you may visit this website.  https://projects.511wi.gov/uw10bridge/


Waupaca Water Utility’s Annual Flushing Program

The Waupaca Water Utility’s Annual Flushing Program will be done during the week of September 22 – 27, 2019 during the hours of 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., and September 30 – October 4, 2019 during the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This flushing of the water mains will remove most of the natural minerals such as iron that are harmless, but will discolor the water. If you see our staff working in your area, use as little or, if possible, no water for one-half to three quarters of an hour to insure that the water has settled down and that the discoloration is not drawn into your home’s water system. Should you find discoloration, stop using water, wait one-half to three quarters of an hour, then draw off the discolored water through the cold water only.

Overnight Parking Permits

A City of Waupaca ordinance requires anyone parking in the public parking lots between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. to purchase a parking permit. The permits are available for purchase starting September 23rd for the period ending September 30th of the following year. The cost of the permit is $120.00 for the year. Please stop at City Hall, located at 111 S. Main St., Waupaca, to fill out the application & obtain the parking permit. For more information please call
(715) 258-4411.

Waupaca Area Chamber and CVB has New Location

The Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce and CVB will have a new home beginning September fourth. After several years of study and comparing options, the chamber will relocate barely one-hundred yards away to the former WPS building on S. Main St., across from the Post Office


“As the Waupaca area, and our membership continues to grow and evolve, so do our needs for space,” says chamber president, Terri Schulz. “Office space, storage space, meeting space – even parking space – have been stretched beyond the capacity of our current building”


The current building is 2,400 sq. ft. while the WPS building, which stood vacant for over a year, is 9,600 sq. ft. with several garages and a larger parking lot. “The current chamber location at 221 S. Main St already has a new owner with plans that fit the building,” Schulz continued.


“The new (WPS) building gives us the room we need today and, we think, enough space to meet the chamber’s needs well into the future.”


“Another bonus for us,” Schulz explained, “ is that now, we have enough storage space to meet our needs and still have some space available for lease to another business. This is an important income stream for us and was part of the decision to choose this site.”


The chamber office has been at the corner of Main and Badger Streets for over 28 years. Some locals will remember earlier chamber sites the Quonset hut kiosk on City Square (formerly courthouse Square) and the small office at 206 W. Fulton St.


“Our last official day at our current office is September fourth. After that, we will be in our new office at 315 S. Main Street.  During the move (September 3 & 4) we may be without phone and internet service, so if you need us, you can stop into the office,” she concluded. The new address for the Chamber/CVB is: 315 S. Main Street, Waupaca 54981-1745. Telephone numbers and email addresses are unchanged.

Summer Water Conservation Tips

Summer Water Conservation Tips –

Because less water used, is a smaller bill.

  • Marry the weather with your landscape water use. Water use should decrease during rainy periods
  • Consider buying a dual-flush toilet. It has two flush options: a half-flush for liquid waste and a full-flush for solid waste.
  • Apply water only as fast as the soil can absorb it. Try watering in half-hour increments and check in-between watering to see if more is needed.
  • Adjust your lawn mower height. Taller grass shades roots and holds soil moisture better than short grass.
  • Pruning properlycan help your plants use water more efficiently.
  • Use 2 to 4 inches of organic mulch around trees and plants to reduce evaporation and save hundreds of gallons of water a year.
  • Direct water from rain gutters and HVAC systems to water-loving plants in your landscape.
  • When cleaning out fish tanks, give the nutrient-rich water to your non-edible plants.


Residential Lots for Sale

The City of Waupaca is seeking parties interested in the purchase of vacant residential lots located within two prominent subdivisions in the city. This is a rare opportunity for builders and developers to obtain land minutes from downtown shopping, schools and major area employers. Buffalo Ridge is a five minute walk away from Cary Pond, while Woodland Estates is in the process of becoming an arising neighborhood on the North side of the downtown corridor. Buffalo Ridge Subdivision only has one lot left for sale while Woodland Estates has nineteen. The zoning of both subdivisions is classified as R-1 Single Family. Please refer to the City of Waupaca Zoning Code online here for specifications regarding the R-1 Zoning District.  Design standards and buyer requirements are listed on the lot fliers attached.

Buffalo Ridge Lot   |   Woodland Estate Lots

We look forward to hearing from you!

Kathy Kasza, Finance Director

Driveway Permits Now Required

Did you know that if you want to add, replace, or fix your driveway within road right-of-way you would need a permit?  A permit application can be found on the City of Waupaca website at: https://www.cityofwaupaca.org/resident-services/applications-permits/ or copies are available at Waupaca City Hall, 111 S. Main Street.  This permit holds a zero dollar fee, but must be completed and approved before any driveway improvements within public right-of-way can occur.  Please see municipal ordinance 8.11 or call Waupaca Public Works at 715-258-4420 for more information.