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A day of gray skies and evening chilled by the snow was no match for the fevered pitch of voters around the state who showed up in record numbers to deliver their verdict on the rising discord in politics across the state and around the country.
Somerset residents celebrated Halloween at the Old Town Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 31.
At their work session Monday night, Oct. 22, New Richmond City Council members approved a five-year proposal from Advanced Disposal to handle the city's recycling needs with two contingencies. Advanced's proposal provides two primary changes to what residents are used to. First, the new agreement calls for each household to receive a 64-gallon container as the standard with an option to choose a larger 96-gallon container or a smaller 35-gallon option.
At their meeting Tuesday, Oct.16, 2018, Somerset Village trustees approved a design services agreement with MSA totaling $60,300. The agreement covers street improvement projects including the reconstruction of stretches of Parnell, Vanasse, Germain and Hud streets along with the replacement of a tiered retaining wall near Veterans Park and replacement of the centrate lift station at the wastewater facility. To manage the bidding and negotiating responsibilities for the projects will cost the village an additional $1,700.
The Hammond Village Board approved the establishment of a post-retirement health reimbursement account (HRA) with North Shore Bank at the Monday, Oct. 22 meeting. The plan enables the village to provide qualified employees with tax-free money to help them pay for qualified medical expenses incurred during retirement. To qualify, village employees must have at least five years of service with the village, be sick-time eligible and be Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) age eligible.
On Tuesday, Nov. 6, when I walk into the booth to vote, I will be carrying with me, in my pocket, a list to remind me of why I am voting.
Following a closed session at the Monday night, Oct. 8, Hammond Village Board meeting, trustees announced information regarding their contracts with the police department and the village administrator. According to the new agreements, members of the police department will receive a 3 percent raise and will pay half of the health insurance premium increase not to exceed the union tier increase. The village administrator will also receive a 3 percent pay increase and pay the union tier scale for health insurance.