Welcome to Appleton, Wisconsin's
Historic Old Third Ward


Vote Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Spring 2015 elections will take place on Tuesday, April 7, 2015. The Old Third Ward is in District 11, Ward 34.

Even though the Voter ID law was upheld, it will not be in effect on April 7. You do NOT need to bring a photo ID to the polls on April 7.

The polling place is:
Riverview Evangelical Lutheran Church
136 W. Seymour St.
Appleton 54915-1329
Hours on Tuesday, April 7: 7:00 AM - 8:00 p.m.

The deadline for making application to vote absentee by mail is 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 2nd. You may personally come to the City Clerk's office (100 N. Appleton St., 6th floor) during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) to cast an absentee ballot beginning March 23. The deadline for voting an absentee ballot in the municipal clerk's office is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 3rd. The Clerk's office will be open on April 2-3 until 5:00 p.m

Here are the elections to be decided on the Ward 34 ballot

The deadline for making application to vote absentee by mail is 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 2nd. You may personally come to the City Clerk's office during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) to cast an absentee ballot beginning March 23. The deadline for voting an absentee ballot in the municipal clerk's office is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 3rd. The Clerk's office will be open on April 2-3 until 5:00 p.m

There is more absentee voting information on the City of Appleton website

On Wednesday, March 25 the League of Women Voters will hold an Aldermanic Candidate Forum at the Appleton Public Library:
Starts: 6:30 pm, March 25, 2015
Ends: 7:30 pm, March 25, 2015
Location: Appleton Public Library, 225 North Oneida Street, Appleton, WI 54911


Plans for Pioneer Park and the Waterfront

The work on the triangle at W. Prospect Ave. and S. Walnut St., will begin this spring. The site of the former water reservoir, a green space since the water tank was removed in 2013, will be transformed with sidewalks, plantings, benches and tables. In keeping with the 2007 resolution proposed by the late Walter Kalata the space will be named Pioneer Park.

The City of Appleton has moved the land formerly known as the Appleton Water Treatment Plant on Water Street to the Parks and Recreation Department. This resolution proposed by Alderpersons Patti Coenen and Joe Martin was unanimously approved at the March 4, 2015 Common Council meeting. This move to Parks and Rec is in keeping with the 2006 Master Plan for Jones Park and Fox River Properties in which this space was recommended to become a park:

"...the Master Plan for Jones Park and the Fox River Properties recommends that the riverfront at the water treatment plant be redeveloped as a public park anchored by a community building and interactive water feature."

Comprehensive Plan, Chapter 13, Fox River Corridor Redevelopment Plan, p. 166.


January Meeting Minutes Now Posted

Minutes for the January, 2015 OTW Board meeting, January 13, 2015 are now available. If you have any comments or questions, please contact the Old Third Ward. Find out what's happening in Our Neighborhood! Check out the new Event Calendar


The Old Third Ward Neighborhood Association provides scholarships to high school students who wish to pursue studies in historic preservation, urban planning, local history and other related subjects. The Association also brings the neighborhood together for an annual dinner (in January) and an end-of-summer picnic (in September.) We also maintain the Old Third Ward Website, publish a popular walking tour brochure of the area, and stage periodic home tours. Please help the Association continue these worthy practices. The Old Third Ward Neighborhood Association is a private nonprofit corporation.