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City of Verona Newsletter
Issue Thirteen - AUGUST 2014
This Issue:
Water and Sewer Payment Notice
National Night Out Against Crime
Verona Beach Bash
2014 Partisan Primary Election
Lincoln Street Reconstruction
Wisconsin History Tour Exhibit at Verona Public Library
It's a Growing Thing - Gardening Events at the Library
August Events
2Growing Up, Growing Down, Verona Library 10:00 a.m.
4SAQA Art Quilt Trunk Show, Verona Library 7:00 p.m.
5National Night Out Against Crime, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
6Verona Beach Bash, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
122014 Partisan Primary Election
13Chuck Wagon BBQ at Senior Center, 11:45 a.m.
16Scare That Crow, Verona Library 10:00 a.m.
21Books n Booze, 5:30 p.m.
26Technology for Small Business, Verona Library 6:00 p.m.

The 2014/2015 Recreation Brochure will be sent to all Verona Residents approximately August 9th. 
Thursdays are Game Night at the Verona Senior Center, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Paoli Street Pickers will play Country Music at the Verona Senior Center every Monday in August from 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m..
SAQA Art Quilt Trunk Show
August 4, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Verona Public Library
Explore the diversity and imagination of art quilts with 51 unique 7 by 10 inch quilts made by artists from around the world. Pat Kroth, local quilter and Wisconsin and Illinois Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) representative, will be on hand to answer questions. 

 Chuck Wagon BBQ at Senior Center
August 13, 11:45 a.m.
Verona Senior Center
Brats, Hot Dogs, Baked Beans and other good eats will be served from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dean's Blue Country will provide musical entertainment starting at 12:30 p.m.
 Technology for Small Business
August 26, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Verona Public Library
Technology can make your small business thrive. Become more efficient, more productive, and more responsible to customer needs by correctly implementing the latest technologies. Registration required. To register, call 608-257-5450. 
Books 'N Booze Book Discussion
The Verona Public Library has a book group targeted toward young adults. Books 'N Booze Book Discussions take place at Pasqual's Cantina, 100 Cross Country Rd., on the third Thursday of each month. Below are the upcoming dates, times, and book titles.


August 21, 5:30 p.m.

Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
"We don't urge readers to drink, we urge drinkers to read"

111 Lincoln Street
111 Lincoln Street
Commercial - 845-0963
Residential - 845-0909
410 Investment Court
111 Lincoln Street
845-7623 - Non Emergency
101 Lincoln Street
845-9401 - Non-Emergency
500 Silent Street
108 Paoli Street
Water and Sewer Payment Notice
Online Payments Update
Effective August 22, 2014 online payments through Wisconsin Payments will no longer be available. A new provider for online payments will be selected and available as soon as possible.

New Payment Remittance Address
Effective July 1, 2014 all utility payments will be processed by the City of Verona Finance Department located in the Verona City Center at 111 Lincoln Street. At this location there are two after hour drop off boxes. One is located just inside the main entrance of the City Center; the other one is located in the City Hall parking lot. If you do online bill pay for your utility payments, please update the mailing information.
Mail Utility Payments to:
Verona City Center
111 Lincoln Street
Verona, WI 53593

Day to Day Operations and Automatic Payment Requests
All billing questions, special reads, automatic payment requests, and day to day operations will remain at the Utility Office located at 410 Investment Court. The phone number to call for questions is 608-845-6695. To sign up for automatic payments, complete the agreement form found HERE. Return the completed form along with a voided check to the Verona Public Works Office.
Billing Questions, Automatic Payment Requests, and 
Day to Day Operations:
Verona Public Works Office
410 Investment Court
Verna, WI 53593
National Night Out Against Crime - August 5, 2014nno1
The Verona Police Department will be hosting its annual National Night Out Against Crime on August 5 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Hometown Festival Grounds near the Verona City Center. This year's event will include a landing from the Med Flight Helicopter, horse patrol, K9 demonstration, police officer dunk tank, Kid Care ID program, public safety-related informational booths, and the popular child bounce-houses.

As always, there will be plenty of free food available which will include a pork roast, hot dogs, corn on the cob, refreshments, and frozen treats. A DJ will be playing music in addition to the free bike and bike helmet raffle. The Verona Police Department looks forward to meeting the community it serves.

nno Any donations for the event can be directed to the Verona Police Department c/o Officer Ryan Adkins, 111 Lincoln Street, Verona, WI 53593. All donations are greatly appreciated and directly support this annual event.
Verona Beach Bash - August 6, 2014
Fireman's Park Beach
600 Bruce Street
The 14th Annual Verona Beach Bash will be held on Wednesday August 6 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Come enjoy beach games, free food and drink, prizes, and music. Cost for adults is $2.00 for residents and $4.00 for non-residents. Youth price is $1.00 for residents and $2.00 for non-residents.  The Beach Bash is sponsored by Miller and Son's Grocery Store and Culvers. 
Firemans Park Beach
2014 Partisan Primary Election
August 12, 2014  
The 2014 Partisan Primary Election will be held on Tuesday August 12. There are two ballots for this election since the City lies in both Assembly Districts 79 and 80. Click on the link below to see a sample ballot.

To see a map of City Wards, click HERE. Wards 1 and 5 lie in Assembly District 79, while the remaining Wards lie in Assembly District 80.

REMINDER: This is a Partisan Election, meaning voters may only vote in one party section on the ballot.

Questions about this upcoming election and voting may be directed to City Hall at 845-6495.

Lincoln Street Reconstruction
Reconstruction of Lincoln Street began the week of May 19. The project limits are from William Street to the south end of Lincoln Street. Included in the project is Oak and Holiday Court. The work consists of replacing the water main, hydrants, and water services. We will remove all of the existing curb and gutter, driveway approaches, existing asphalt pavement and base course. Then we will install fabric, crushed aggregate base course, pour new curb and gutter, driveway approaches, pave the street with new asphalt and restore any disturbed lawn areas. The project is slated to be completed by September 1, 2014. Lincoln Street will be open to local traffic at all times during the construction.
Wisconsin History Tour Exhibit
Verona Public Library
August 2 - 28, 2014
The Wisconsin Historical Society brings the Wisconsin History Tour: Sharing Wisconsin's Stories One Community at a Time to the Verona Public Library. The Tour represents a major, multi-year outreach effort for the society.

The Tour includes an exhibit that will be on display for the month of August. The handcrafted exhibit shares pieces of collections gathered since the founding of the Society in 1846 - ranging from a Civil War Soldier's lettters home, to early 20th Century photographs of Door County, to maps dating back to 1513, to the Racine story of malted milk, to maritime stories of shipwrecks in the Great Lakes.

In addition to the exhibit, the third week of the tour - August 19 to 23 - offers five days of history-related programming and events for the whole family including presentations and workshops on genealogy, book talks and signings, craft activities for kids, and bike rides on Verona's great biking trails. The week of programming concludes with a family-fun day called Old World Experience: Verona that offers a variety of activities related to one-room schoolhouses including schoolyard recess games. 
It's a Growing Thing - Gardening Events at the Verona Public Library
Growing Up, Growing Down
August 2, 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Create a mini-terrarium out of a recycled 2-liter bottle. Seed and dirt will be provided. Watch your plants grow up and see what parts grow down into the soil. Email a picture of your terrarium and we will post it on our Facebook Page. This event is for all ages.

Scare That Crow
August 16, 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Learn a little about crows and why they like your garden so much. We will create a large scarecrow to put in the garden. You can create a small one to take home. This event is for all ages.