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In part one of this two-part series, the News takes a look at the state of affordable housing in New Richmond. Part two will explore some of the innovative policy ideas and tools available to municipalities to address affordable housing.
Soemrset Elementary School students started their first day back at school on Tuesday, Sept. 4.
After considerable research and deliberation, Hammond Village Board trustees approved the criteria for a Post-Retirement HRA plan at their meeting Monday night. The plan will be hosted with North Shore Bank and will go into effect in 2019. The criteria are as follows: 1. Retire from the Village with a minimum of 5 years of service 2. Be at or above the minimum WRS Retirement age- Protected Services Employees-50, General Employees- 55 3. Be eligible to accrue Sick Time 4. The Village will pay out accrued sick time bank up to 720 hours
Persistence paid off for the Village of Somerset when the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) announced the winners from the most recent round of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) applicants. A year following an unsuccessful attempt, the village was awarded the maximum allowable grant amount of $500,000 in matching funds to be applied toward the Well #5 project currently underway.
Trustees for the Village of Star Prairie met Wednesday night, Aug. 1, for the first time minus long-time trustee Chris Boardman who resigned from the board effective last month. Village President Chad Peterson thanked Boardman for her 10 years of dedicated service to the community as a trustee, adding that she was a pleasure to work with and will be greatly missed.
Community members arrived early Wednesday, July 25 at Somerset Village Hall anticipating what could have been a heated discussion. Agenda items numbers two and three were the main attractions regarding clean-up of the Apple River and the potential formation of a joint committee to address a number of other increasingly troubling issues, including the impact excessive drinking and substance abuse is having on river safety and in Village Park. Resident Tabatha Hansen owns property along the Apple River located just beyond where people tubing on the river are supposed to get off.
U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin met with constituents Tuesday morning at Table 65 in New Richmond as part of her statewide In Your Corner Tour. Baldwin spoke with residents regarding promising Democratic candidates running locally, voter registration, how to combat misinformation in the media, voter persuasion, the Reward Work Act and income inequality.