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Chances are if you live in New Richmond and have attended a Millers baseball game, followed the fortunes of the Tiger Marching Band, support the local Legion Post activities, kicked a couple of bucks the Knights of Columbus' way, or staked a claim on Knowles Avenue to watch any the city's parades, you have crossed paths with one of New Richmond's most beloved citizens, Vernon Conrad. Vernon died on Sunday, Dec. 2, at the age of 72. Ask anyone who knew Vernon and they will tell you, despite his physical and mental challenges, Vernon did more with his life than a lot of able bodied folks.
Following a public hearing absent any residents Wednesday night, Dec. 5, 2018, trustees for the Village of Star Prairie approved a budget for 2019 of $359,948.94 representing a decrease of $9,928.06 (2.68 percent) from the 2018 budget. The budget includes a tax levy of $234,671 and mill rate of (0.006581566) $6.58 per $1,000 of assessed home value. Trustees also approved enrollment of qualified village employees in the retirement system administered by the State of Wisconsin (WRS) effective Jan. 1, 2019.
The city of New Richmond announced Tuesday, Dec. 11 that it will purchase the Lowrey Hotel property from the Beebe family.
Absent any residents at a very brief public hearing to address concerns and questions regarding the proposed 2019 village budget Tuesday night, Nov. 20, 2018, Somerset Village Board trustees recommended passage of a total budget worth $2,129.958.75 with a tax levy of $1,501,158.92. The levy represents a 5.41 percent increase or slightly more than $77,000 over the 2017 levy and includes a debt levy of $175,432.20, capital improvement levy of $167,916 and general levy of $1,157,810.72.
At the Nov. 7 meeting, Village of Star Prairie trustees approved Resolution 2018-09 adopting a new fee schedule for building permits effective Nov. 8, 2018 through Dec. 31, 2019.
At the New Richmond City Council meeting Monday night, Nov. 12, 2018, council members realized the initial results of a process to identify and fund capital improvement projects that began 14 months ago.
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.