City Announces New Website In The Works
New Website Will Be Easier To Use
The City is pleased to announce that it has entered into a contract with CivicPlus to rebuild its website. As part of this process, we have changed our domain name from www.city.fitchburg.wi.usto www.fitchburgwi.gov, though either address will work for the foreseeable future. The new site isexpected to launch in January 2014, and the current site will be operational until the new site isready to launch.“I am extremely pleased that the City’s website will now reflect the quality and vibrancy that Fitchburg is known for, making it easier for residents, businesses and visitors to access useful infor-mation with a few clicks of their mouse. The re-designed website will be easier to use, allow for great-er user interaction and will feature online payments and registrations. Navigation will be enhancedby grouping of similar services, focused on the needs of our customer. It will make Fitchburg aneven better connected community.” said Mayor Shawn Pfaff.The new website is expected to have modules that will allow ease and accessibility for:• Online form submission• Reporting issues, such as pot holes, graffiti and any other non-emergency activities• Online bill payment • Better access to City news and eventsThe City, working with our partner CivicPlus on this project, is looking forward to a websitethat will enhance community engagement and communication. CivicPlus is a leading government website provider. Watch for our new site in January 2014!
Fitchburg Splash Pad Grand Opening was held August 16 at McKee Farms Park
What a day it was!
The weather was sunny and hot; Ideal for going to a splash pad.Laughter and sounds of kids having fun could be heard throughout the park. This farm-themed splash pad includes water features such as the windmill, a tractor, the misting silo, thehorse cannons, dumping buckets, a hen and a rooster, a sunflower and numerous ground jetsthat capture the curiosity of the children. Because of the late opening we kept the splash padin operation until September 8th. While the older kids were in school the younger childrenenjoyed the day at the splash pad. Next year the Splash Pad will be open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.
The Fitchburg Optimist Club and the City partnered on this project but it was the hard workfrom the Optimist Members in raising the money and with in-kind donations that really made thishappen. We would like to thank all the businesses, individuals and families who supported thesplash pad. This project would not have been possible without their support.Thank-you to the splash pad committee, Joan Mohr, Karen Reilly, Erin Adamany, Jake Johnson,Ed Letourneau and Rich Mohr for their countless hours spent planning and fundraising.
Special thank-you to the following businesses and individuals:
City of Fitchburg, Dane County, Madison Community Foundation, AmericanGirl- Fund for Children, Fitchburg Optimist Club, Fitchburg’s Swimming Pool Fund,Community Economic Development Authority and Oak Bank.
Water Jet Sponsorships
Children’s Dental Center of Madison, S.C., Miller & Son’s Supermarket, DentalHealth Associates of Madison, Ltd, Josh & Carolyn Langlois, Tom & Kim Thoresen, Ed & Joanne Letourneau, Don & Jolene Settergren.
Donors of $1,000-$4,999
Adesys IT Specialists, Avante Properties, LLC, Hartung Brothers, ParadymeProductions, Inc., Kavanaugh Restaurant Supply, Inc., MG&E, Promega Corporation,The Madison Group, Fitchburg Lion’s Club, The UPS Store of Fitchburg, VanguardCharitable Endowment Fund, Fudiciary of Milwaukee, Flad Architects, McKay Nursery Company, Fitchburg Dairy Queen, Gerald & Charlotte Lefert, Daniel J. Moriva, Joan &Richard Mohr and the John & Jeanne Flesch Foundation.
Don & Jolene Settergren, Bart & Andrea Caponi, Midwest Decorative Stone &Landscape Supply, Physicians for Women and Phases, Primary Health Care for Women.Please contact Joan at email@example.com if you are interested in donating. Weare still in need of benches, picnic tables and help with the cost of shade structures. If you do give, a plaque with your name and a brief inscription will be placed on the benchor picnic table.In addition, donations of $1,000 or more (excluding site fur-nishings & bricks) will have their name placed on the permanent donor board that will be located at the entrance of the splash pad. Your generous support is greatly appreciated.
Money is needed by the end of 2013 to purchase theseitems and have them installed for the re-opening in May 2014. An endowment fund has also been set-up for the maintenanceand upkeep of the splash pad. The Madison Community Foundation will match up to $25,000 given to the FitchburgSplash Pad Endowment Fund. This match will expire onDecember 31, 2013.
2nd AnnualFit in Fitchburg Sat., November 2ndMore info. to comeSenior Center Pig Roast Fundraiser!Fri., November 1stSenior Center, 5510 Lacy Rd.More details coming soon!Halloween Trick or Treat Thur., October 31st5-8pmGreat Halloween HuntSat., October 26th6pmFitchburg Public Library
City Phone Directory
City Hall - Main Line 270-4200 Administration 270-4213 Assessing 270-4235 Building Inspections 270-4240City Clerk 270-4210 Economic Development 270-4246FACTv 270-4225 Finance 270-4251Fire Department - Non-emergency 278-2980 FitchRona - Non-emergency 275-7148Human Resources 270-4211 Library 729-1760Municipal Court 270-4224 Parks & Forestry 270-4288Planning/Zoning 270-4258 Police - Non-emergency 270-4300Public Works 270-4260 Recreation/Community Center 270-4285Senior Center 270-4290 Utilities 270-4270
Shawn W. Pfaff - Mayor
firstname.lastname@example.org - 270-4200
Dorothy Krause - District 1, Seat 1
email@example.com - 271-7532
Carol Poole - District 1, Seat 2
firstname.lastname@example.org - 273-3168
Richard Bloomquist - District 2, Seat 3
email@example.com - 274-3168
Patrick Stern - District 2, Seat 4
firstname.lastname@example.org - 616-5798
Jason Gonzalez - District 3, Seat 5
email@example.com - 274-8326
Dan Carpenter - District 3, Seat 6
firstname.lastname@example.org - 288-3145
Steve Arnold - District 4, Seat 7
email@example.com - 278-7700
Becky Baumbach - District 4, Seat 8
firstname.lastname@example.org - 239-0221
Fitchburg Fire Department Open HouseSaturday, October 5, 10am - 3pmFire Station 1, 5791 Lacy RoadSpecial appearance byUW Med Flightat Noon