Public Notice to all customers of the Cascade Water Utility: PUBLIC NOTICE TO ALL CUSTOMERS OF THECASCADE WATER UTILITYThe Cascade Water Utility (Utility) has filed an application with the Public Service Commissionof Wisconsin (Commission) to increase water rates. The total increase in water revenuesrequested is $207,248 which will result in an estimated overall rate increase of 201.04 percentover the water utility’s present revenues and would be implemented in two steps. The proposedStep 1 increase of $52,558 would take effect upon the issuance of the Final Decision by theCommission. The overall Step 2 increase of $207,248 is compared to the current rates and is anadditional increase of $154,690 over Step 1 rates. The Utility would implement the remainingStep 2 increase when the Utility notifies the Commission that it has placed Well No. 3 in service.If the request is granted, the water bill for an average residential customer with a ⅝-inch or ¾-inch meter who uses 10,000 gallons of water per quarter will increase from $41.80 to $142.00, or239.71 percent, after Step 2 has been implemented. The increase is necessary due to a 242.16percent increase in gross plant investment and a 140.47 percent increase in operating expensessince the last water conventional rate case was completed in 2016.A public hearing on the application has been scheduled for Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at 3:00p.m. This hearing has no physical location. Parties and Commission staff appear by Zoom.Parties and Commission staff may use the telephone connection as a backup or if no practicableinternet connection exists. Members of the public attend by Zoom or by audio-only telephoneconnection.Join Zoom over the internet at: join Zoom telephone:1. Dial: +1 312 626 67992. Enter: 809 513 2930 # (Meeting ID)The Commission intends to livestream and record this hearing on YouTube. To access thelivestream, go to the Commission’s website at, click the dropdown menulabeled “News & Events”, and select item labeled “Broadcasts”.A person may testify in this proceeding without becoming a party and without attorneyrepresentation. A person may submit this testimony in only one of the following ways: Web Comment. File a comment on the internet. Go to the Commission’s web site at, click the dropdown menu labeled “Commission Action”. Select theitem labeled “File a Public Comment”. On the next page select the “File a comment”link that appears for docket number 955-WR-101. Web comments shall be receivedno later than Friday, July 12, 2024. Live Comment. Make a live comment at the hearing. The ALJ may receive livecomments from any member of the public in attendance after the close of any partyand Commission staff testimony. The ALJ will receive such comments by stating thename of each member of the public connected to the hearing one at a time and askingif they would like to comment. Mail Comment. Send a comment by U.S. Mail. All comments submitted by U.S.Mail shall be received no later than Friday, July 12, 2024 and shall be addressed to:Attn: Docket 955-WR-101 Comments, Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 7854,Madison, WI 53707-7854.To access the documents, schedule, and other information about this docket, go to theCommission’s web site at, select the dropdown menu labeled ‘eServices”.Select the item labeled “Docket Search (CMS)”. On the next page enter 955-WR-101 in thespaces labeled “Case #” and select “Search”.If you have any questions, please contact the Cascade Water Utility at (920) 528-8642.

A Fond Farewell to Kayla Simanovski, Village of Cascade Clerk

After nine dedicated years serving the Village of Cascade, Kayla Simanovski is ready for a new chapter. As she prepares to welcome her second child and take on a more active role in her family business, we take a moment to express our heartfelt gratitude for her invaluable contributions to our community.

In our Q&A with Kayla, we delve into her experiences, reflect on her favorite aspects of the job, and discover what exciting opportunities lie ahead:

Q: After nine years with the Village, what stands out as the most rewarding part of your job?

A: Every day brought something fresh! I loved the variety of tasks and the chance to interact with residents from all walks of life. Building relationships with community members and being of service were truly fulfilling.

Q: As you embark on this new chapter, what are your plans for the future?

A: Family comes first! My husband and I are thrilled to be expecting our second baby in February. I also plan to support my mom’s business in Plymouth. While I’ll miss the incredible team and familiar faces here at the Village, I’m excited for this new journey.

Q: Any parting words for your colleagues and the community?

A: My sincerest thank you to everyone who has made my time at the Village so special. I am incredibly grateful for the friendships forged, the experiences gained, and the opportunity to contribute to this wonderful community. I will always cherish the memories and hold Cascade close to my heart.

Kayla’s dedication, compassion, and unwavering commitment to the Village of Cascade have left an indelible mark. We wish her all the best in her future endeavors and thank her again for her exceptional service.

Next week we will be introducing our new clerk, whom Kayla is helping transition over the next month.