Tuesdays with the Mayor: June 29
By Taylor Hale
STEVENS POINT – Mayor Mike Wiza sat down with Gazette staff to give an update on Stevens Point developments. Wiza touched on keeping public yard signs on private land and an update to the Convent.
City leaders are asking that locals keep all yard signage, be it political, advertisement, or other out of city-owned property. All signs must be kept on private lawns, not public boulevards (the grassy area between the road and the sidewalk).
Signs that are placed illegally, will be removed. Yard sale signs are an exception.
Wiza said that the Convent in Stevens Point is expected to see construction over the coming months. The building is the former home for some members of the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis. General Capital Group is spearheading the renovations, which will transform the Convent into affordable housing for the elderly and area families.
The property also houses a cemetery that honors the sisters who lived on the campus. The graveyard will remain on the property.