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Representatives of seven companies potentially interested in taking over St. Croix County's nursing home attended an information meeting this month. Health and Human Services Director Fred Johnson said only one business attended an earlier session. All the information requested or presented at those meetings plus other information potential applicants might want has been posted at the county's Web site, said Johnson. Proposals are due Feb. 15. In related business Tuesday, the County Board added five more members to the team that will review proposals.
A small parcel of land cut off from the "county farm" property by Highway 64 construction is worth over $1 million, an appraiser told St. Croix County Board members recently. "It's a nice piece of property. It has great visibility and good traffic control," said Jeff White, a certified real estate appraiser with Valuation Specialists of Eau Claire. White was hired to do the appraisal as part of a "plan for a plan" for the New Richmond property. He said the new parcel includes about 18.13 acres, but only 12 acres are suitable for building.
The St. Croix County Board agreed last week to put a temporary moratorium on permanent signs. The six-month moratorium regulates outdoor signs along highways in rural areas. It prohibits both on-premises and off-premises signs.
St. Croix County has begun the process of seeking proposals from businesses interested in buying or renting the county-owned nursing home or in partnering to develop a new nursing home or campus. Health and Human Services Director Fred Johnson reported Tuesday that the HHS Committee released a request for proposals, implementing a plan approved by the County Board in late October. The St. Croix Health Center is a 72-bed nursing home in New Richmond.
St. Croix County Board's Finance Committee agreed last Thursday to correct a 2007 budgeting error by using an extra $64,000 from the county's sales tax fund. When the County Board adopted the 2007 budget Oct.
The St. Croix County Finance Committee is asking the County Board for authorization to hire a consultant to develop a process to sell land around the Government Center. In March an appraiser suggested the county divide the approximately 50 acres of excess land around the building to sell 23 acres for commercial development and 27 acres for residential use.
On a 27-3 vote, St. Croix County supervisors agreed Tuesday to seek proposals from businesses interested in buying, leasing or partnering to run the county-owned nursing home in New Richmond. A subcommittee of Health and Human Services Board members, staff and consultants will draft the request for proposals. The RFP will be issued by Dec. 1, and responses are due Feb.
Kind seeks 6th term. He urges transfer of power in Iraq, promotes energy independence In the past 10 years, Ron Kind has learned that a willingness to listen and the ability to identify shared interests, despite party affiliations, are among the skills that make a good congressman. "Democracy is a lot of hard work. That's what I've learned," said Kind, 43, during an interview last week. "It requires a lot of listening." Kind, a Democrat from La Crosse, has represented Wisconsin's Third District in the U.S.
About three years after the first offer was made, St. Croix County has gotten another $445,000 for land the Wisconsin Department of Transportation took for Highway 64 work. The DOT first offered $169,000, although it later paid $172,718.
A man who claimed New Richmond police promised he'd serve no jail time if he gave them information about meth labs operating in eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin lost his appeal last week. The District III Court of Appeals upheld St. Croix County Judge Eric Lundell's decision that there had been no such deal between police and Joseph Scott Greene, 26. He subsequently spent a year in jail. Greene also asked the appeals court to adopt a rule requiring police to tape all interrogations of suspects in their custody.