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Due to the frost movement, effective immediately, The City of Adams and The Village of Friendship are declaring a water emergency, and asking all residents and businesses to run their water until further notice. Run your water to the size of a pencil on at least one faucet in your house or business. At the next billing period you will receive a credit on your bill based on an average calculation.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

City of Adams Water Utility



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City of Adams upcoming meetings for the week of 3/30/15:

All Meetings held at: 101 N Main St., Adams (City Hall) *unless otherwise noted

Tuesday, March 31st, Finance Committee, 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 1st, Cable Advisory, 6:00 p.m.



notice is hereby given, that the Common Council of the City of Adams will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 101 North Main Street, Adams, WI to consider a proposed zoning map amendment and Vacation of platted Alley.  The purpose of the public hearing is to accept public comments on the proposed amendment.



Parcel ID           Address       Current        Proposed

Zoning         Zoning

00791                Vacant          C1                C2      Werners Subdivision, Lots 17 & N1/2 Lot 16 &  S1/2 Lot 18, of Block 4, (formerly American Family parcel- 225 N. Main St.) 

00800                Vacant          R1                C2     Werners Subdivision, Lots 4, S1/2 Lot 3 & N 15’ FT Lot 5, of Block 4, (parcel west of 225 N. Main St.)


notice is also HEREBY Given, for the discontinuance and Vacation of a platted Portion of the North-South Alley in Block 4, between Lots 4, S1/2 Lot 3, N 15’ FT Lot 5, N 15’ Lot 16, Lot 17 & S1/2 Lot 18, Werners Subdivision (between N. Main Street and N. Oak Street)


Written comments may be submitted to the City Clerk until 4:30 p.m. on April 17, 2015 and shall become part of the record. The Public Hearing shall be closed when all interested parties in attendance have had an opportunity to offer comment.


DATED this 2nd day of March, 2015


Janet Winters, WCMC, CMC, CMTW

City Clerk/Treasurer




 Adams was founded in 1912 when the North Western Railroad arrived. We were a railroad terminal, located halfway between Chicago and the Twin cities. Railroad jobs brought in people and businesses. In just a few years Adams became so large the needs for services became apparent and therefore the residents voted to become a Village. As the years went on the Village’s needs grew even greater and in 1926 the Village became a City.

Since our origination we have been a Community of Progress. As we look into the future we have our eyes set on redevelopment. We are looking forward to reshaping our Main Street corridor to its highest and best form and capturing the full potential of Downtown as a community and commercial attraction. 

City of Adams, Main Street Revitilization Plan 

The following link provides the Market Analysis that describes some of the ideas of what will be happening to our Main Street Corridor.