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Neumeyer, Arthur J. (ed.) / The birth of a city: Brillion from village to city April 4, 1944
(April 4, 1944)

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CIVIC IMPROVEMENT
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BRI L L 1oN
CH A MBE R
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CO0M ME RC E
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BRILLION  -  WISCONSIN
OFFICERS
Ben J. Schmftt, President
Dr. C. A. Walters, Vice Pres.
Lawrence Lewis, Secretary
Charles F. Pritzl, Treas.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
R. D. Peters-1946
Ray Kleiber-1945
Robert M. Biederwolf-1944
RETAIL TRADE
John Thielke, Chairman
Fred Bloedorn
Arthur Furlotte
Charles F. Pritzl
H. A. Levinberg
FARM INSTITUTE
R. R. Toepel, Chairman
Henry Carstens
Emil Reinhardt
Walter Moore
CIVIC & CONVENTION
A. J. Neumeyer, Chairman
Louis Mumm
Otto G. Arndt
Dr. J. R. Goelz
HIGHWAY & TRAFFIC
A. J. Seip, Chairman
Elmer Wolfmeyer
John Pfluger
Harvey Wolf
INDUSTRIAL
M. P. Becker, Chairman
William Scharbarth
A. F. Paustian
Hugo Muehlbach
LEGISLATION
Otto J. Zander. Chairman
Paul Stellbrink
Joseph J. Ecker
Dr. E. H. Kloehn
Arthur Bastian
RECREATION
Fred Luecker, Chairman
Frank Kleiber
Robert Goldsmith
PUBLICITY
Elliot Zander, Chairman
Leroy Klein
MEMBERSHIP
Board of Directors
F irst, I am 'oint to make a so t of an Introduction:
I am representing the Brillion Chamber of Commerce as
chairman of the Civic and Convention committee. This
conmittee consists of Dr. oelz, Otto Arndt, 7 o1is
~mm and myself.
M.1y mission is-a rather an important one from a standpoint
of a sanitary measure, the welfare of our health and
tne elimination of fire hazards.
For some time the Chamber of Commerce has felt that
3rillion should establish a garbage collection system-.
At the last meeting, April 15th, 'the 27 members present
voted unanimously in favor of such a program. 4-a$  ;
,le propose a..garbage collection system operated by the
Village and the cost to be taken out of the general fund.
jbilton has.such a set-up and the different ones that I
interviewed on this, said that it works out especially
well. They used to have the garbage collected by private
parties but it did not work out as satisfactorily.
It costs the city of Chilton between 1200 and '1300
annually and they collect garbage, ashes, waste paper,
tin cans, rubbish, card board boxes, limps of trees,
leaves etc. but everything has to be kept separately,
either in containers or tied up in bundlekjand brought
to the curbing. The incenerator is a home, 6ne and the
paper, brush, leaves etc. is used to burn up the garbage.
Then there isn't enough brush or paper they pour drain
oil over the garbage which can be gotten at garages with-
out cost. Collection is made once a week and the same
men employed by the city throughout the year do the work.
One day; is set aside to collect and burn the garbage,
and two trucks are provided for this, a small one for
the garbage and a larger one for the bulkier things.
'he ashes and things that do not burn are used as a
fill-in of a certain location. In case of rain the
7arbage is burned as soon as weather permits.
:ayor Diedrich told me that they used to be troubled
with a lot of-rats but since the town is kept clean
the rats have disappeared.
The Chamber of Commerce has 39 members and I think
there isn't one that wouldn't be in favor of a garbage
collection system. If the Lions Club would be approached
on this feel that they would also be 100 for it.
( S fciNDUM)) 4hen I (A.J.N.) came to Brillion, Jan. 14, 1919
, the shop-pail and smelly outhouse privy was
ws still in vogue. edth no municipal water and sewer system
and very few citizens had in-door plumbing,
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