The Sheboygan Fire Department will be conducting surf rescue training for four days during the week of July 20, 2020 at various key locations along the Lake Michigan shoreline. This training is a collaborative effort between the City of Sheboygan Fire Department, the Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Department, and Ocean Rescue Systems from Portland, Maine. This advanced training is being performed to address the hazardous potentials along the Lake Michigan shoreline and to better prepare a team rescue response that is safe, efficient, and effective. The goal of this advanced training is to certify six Sheboygan Fire Department members as Public Safety Rescue Swimmers and to provide an opportunity to work closely with the Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Department boat operators in a real surf environment to learn more effective surf rescue techniques. Once trained, the six rescue swimmers will pass along skills and additional training to the rest of the fire department responders.
While Sheboygan’s official Independence Day activities have been canceled for 2020, the Sheboygan Police Department wishes to remind residents that there are several ordinances that may impact how they choose to celebrate the 4th this year. First, due to the cancellation, there will be no fires allowed on city beaches outside of the permanent fire rings. As in past years, excavations such as pits or trenches are prohibited on the beach as well. Possession and consumption of alcohol is also not allowed on any city beach, and without the festival events at Deland Park there will be no alcohol allowed in the grass area to the south of the pier walkway this year. Alcohol is allowed in Cleveland Park, End Park, Evergreen Park, King Park (excluding the beach), Kiwanis Park, Lakeview Park, and Veterans Park.
On June 19, 2020 a resignation was submitted for the City of Sheboygan District 2 Aldermanic position. Click HERE to view a map of the Aldermanic districts. At the July 6, 2020 Common Council meeting at 6:00 pm, the Council will conduct an election to fill the remainder of the term set to expire in April 2022. Any resident of District 2 that is interested in the opportunity to serve on the Common Council should submit a letter of interest and a brief resume to City Clerk Meredith DeBruin by 12:00 pm on Thursday, July 2, 2020. For more information, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 920-459-3361.