The City of Omro will be continuously updating this webpage with information as it becomes available.
CITY BUILDINGS: All face-to-face and in-person visits to City government buildings are prohibited except for absentee voting. City hall front desk is closed except for the issuance of absentee ballots (see further information below). We are looking to limit the potential exposure at municipal buildings to protect staff and the general public. This will also help us maintain our ability to continue providing essential services. Please call the respective departments in lieu of coming to a particular department to learn what alternate options there are to conduct business over the phone, email or fax. The lobby is open for picking up forms for building permits, boat licenses and dog & cat licenses. There are envelopes and clean pens available if you wish to submit your payment while in the lobby. Tax forms are also available in the lobby. Access beyond the front desk is prohibited without specific permission.
GENERAL INQUIRIES: If you have a general service inquiry or need assistance from City staff, please call or email rather than visit. We can be reached at 920-685-7000 or email@example.com. We likely can complete your request or transaction without in-person interactions.
PAYMENTS: If you are looking to make a City payment, please contact us by phone to discuss options that would avoid face-to-face contact. Options may include on-line payments or use of the dropbox located outside the entrance to City Hall 24/7.
CITY GOVERNMENT MEETINGS: All non-essential City committee meetings will be cancelled indefinitely immediately. Staff will be severely limiting group contact for meetings and conferences. For the moment, City Council meetings will continue. We discourage close proximity of attendees. However, we are encouraging the general public to consider foregoing in-person attendance in favor of viewing the recorded meetings on the City’s website when available. To attend the first virtual meeting on April 7th, you can virtually join the meeting by this link https://us04web.zoom.us/j/4061267228 and launch the meeting. If you do not have a camera or microphone on your computer, or do not have a computer, call (312) 626-6799 to listen and talk by telephone (please mute your phone when not speaking if possible. Do not go on hold if your phone system plays music.). The meeting ID number is 406 126 7228 #. Please be patient as we get used to the new system of meeting!
ABSENTEE VOTING: The Vote Must Go On - April 7, 2020, Spring Election and Presidential Preference Vote. Please use myvote.wi to request an absentee ballot and register if at all possible!
From the Omro City Clerk: Absentee voting will be available at Omro City Hall from 8 am - 4:30 pm on Wednesday, March 18th and ending on Friday, April 3, 2020 8 am - 5 pm. The polls are open for the primary election at the Omro Area Community Center on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 from 7 am - 8 pm. For more information on registering to vote and Wisconsin requirements, go to myvote.wi.gov. If voting in person, please stay at least 6 feet away from each other when possible and use provided hand sanitizers.
COVID-19: If you are ill or have been exposed to the virus please refrain from voting absentee in person at city hall. We are trying to keep our employees as healthy as possible in order to keep serving the community. Contact the city clerk at (920) 685-7000 and we will have a ballot delivered if necessary to your door with extra precautions taken.
After office hours requests for absentee ballots or election questions can leave a message at (920) 685-7035 ext 100. Leave your name, address, and phone number and I will return your call as soon as possible. If you are able to use MyVoteWI to request a ballot online, it will help streamline the process tremendously.
Requesting a Ballot by Mail: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED AND ENCOURAGED!!!! If you are concerned about appearing in person in the Clerk’s office for absentee voting or at the polls on Election Day due to the Coronavirus outbreak, you have the option of having your ballot mailed to your home. To request a ballot be mailed to you at home please visit the MyVote website (https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/) using google chrome as your web browser. You may be required to submit photo identification with your application. Please visit the Bring it to the Ballot (https://bringit.wi.gov/) website for information on photo identification. The deadline for requesting a ballot by mail is 5:00 p.m. on April 2, 2020 (due to mail time, earlier is better!). Please call City Hall at 920-685-7000 if you are experiencing issues with the site or have questions.
Registering to Vote: You can also register to vote online through the MyVote website. To register to vote online, your address on your driver’s license or identification card must be current. You can change your address online with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Please allow 24 hours after you change your address with the Department of Transportation before registering to vote online. You can also print your application from this site and mail it to the clerk’s office. Proof of residence is required with your mailed application. The deadline to register to vote online or by mail is now March 30th, 2020. After this date, you must appear in person.
CANCELLATIONS AND INFORMATION:
The sign up session for swimming lessons and the Omro Baseball/Softball summer program has been postponed. Per the Omro Family Aquatic Center: Unfortunately, due to government restrictions and the health of our community, we have to further postpone swim lesson sign ups. We will keep Facebook and our website posted when we have a certain date set. Please share and pass this message on to others! Stay healthy!
The library is actively monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19. As a precautionary health measure, we are canceling all public programs and meetings until further notice. Please check our website at omrolibrary.org or continue to monitor our Facebook page for further updates. As of 3/18/2020, the library will be closed. In keeping with Governor Evers' Safer at Home order, curbside service at the library is canceled effective at 4pm today (Tuesday, March 24) and the library will be closed until further notice. As updates become available, we will post them on our website at omrolibrary.org, and on our Facebook page. If you currently have library items, do not worry about returning them, as our Winnefox Library System has extended the loan period on all items through April.
Omro schools and playgrounds are currently closed. The school trail remains open.
Omro Area Community Center:
The Community Center is currently closed. Any activities, programming, rentals, and events that are to take place are canceled/postponed effective today Monday, March 15, 2020 and the earliest anticipated reopening date will be Monday, April 13, 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused. The Staff and Board of OACC would like to take precautionary measures to assist in reducing the spread of COVID-19. The self-imposed 30 day closing is a precautionary measure to ensure the health and wellbeing of our guests, visitors, and meal-site participants. Contact us via email on the website with any questions or concerns at https://www.omrocommunity.org/contact.
The dog and cat license deadline is now extended to July 31. You are welcome to mail in your information or put it in the drop box in front of city hall and we will be happy to mail back your rabies vaccination information and tag after processing.
Forms for dog and cat licenses, boat launch permits and some building permits are available in the front lobby of city hall or via mail by calling 685-7000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Please do not come to the desk for these items. Follow instructions and call 685-7000 if you have questions. We also have the tax forms normally found at the library in our front lobby.
Garbage and Recycling from Advanced Disposal continues weekly. There will be no curbside pickup of items outside the bins. The transfer station is closed to the public.
March 24, 2020 - As stated in the Governor's Emergency Order #12 "Safer at Home", all city and school playgrounds and restrooms are closed. You may still access parks and the school trail. Also, except for playing with those who are living in your household, you are asked to avoid team sports that do not comply with social distancing requirements. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping Omro safe. This emergency order currently runs until April 24th or until a new order is put in place.