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Briefs: Library Board seat, cell tower, quarry, National Night Out

CITY OF NEW RICHMOND: National Night Out poster contest

The City of New Richmond will hold a National Night Out gathering at Mary Park from 6-8 p.m. on Aug. 5. At the New Richmond event, local fire, rescue, police and ambulance personnel will be on hand to answer questions and give demonstrations.

As part of the event, the New Richmond Public Safety Committee has organized a poster contest for children ages 5 to 18. Entrants must be residents of the City of New Richmond.

The theme for the poster contest is “Safe City.” The poster must incorporate “New Richmond National Night Out” in the design, and the poster should reflect elements that make a neighborhood or city safe. Posters should fit on one 8.5-inch by 11-inch letter size piece of paper. Posters can be horizontally or vertically oriented.

Awards will be given according to the following age groups: 5-7, 8-10, 11-13 and 14-18.

Entries can be submitted at the Friday Memorial Library until Aug. 1. One overall winning poster will be used as the official 2014 New Richmond National Night Out poster.

According to its website, National Night Out was established by the National Association of Town Watch in 1984 as “an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.”

For updates about the New Richmond event, visit


CITY OF NEW RICHMOND: Dale-Wozniak keeps seat on Library Board

It has been nearly two months since New Richmond Mayor Fred Horne had his slate of appointments approved for various city boards, commissions and committees, and that slate is finally complete with District 3 Alderperson Bobbie Dale-Wozniak retaining her seat on the Library Board.

At issue was Horne’s desire in April to appoint District 2 Alderperson Scottie Ard to the Library Board to replace Dale-Wozniak, who has served on the board since first being appointed to the City Council in January 2006.

According to state statute, Library Board terms are three-year terms, and the city had been incorrectly appointing a council representative to the board annually.

Horne announced at the June 9 meeting that the appointment made in 2013 will begin a new three-year term for Dale-Wozniak, and that term will expire in 2016.


TOWN OF SOMERSET: Cell tower, quarry approved

The Somerset Village Board voted to recommend approval of a permit request from Chris Rohr/Associated Engineering for an AT&T cell tower to St. Croix County at its June 4 meeting. The 199-foot tower will be located at 715 Polk/St. Croix Road on the Mike and Alice Demulling property. Board member Shane Demulling abstained.

The board also voted to recommend approval to the county of a special exception renewal permit request by Doug Bettinger of The Kraemer Company to operate a quarry at P & P Pit on Roy and Frank Plourde’s property on 180th Avenue.


Compiled by The News staff