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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.
The Village of Star Prairie Board found itself short-handed at their meeting last Wednesday, July 11, with only three trustees in attendance. Trustees Christine Boardman, Dan Scheeringa and Craig Matthys addressed two letters of resignation, one anticipated and one unexpected.
The Hammond Village Board took advantage of an abbreviated agenda Monday night to enjoy a rare brief meeting. Following up on advice from Village Attorney Tim Scott, trustees unanimously agreed to demand that Computer Integration Technologies, Inc. (CIT) remove specific liability issues from their contract or risk losing the village's business.
By a 4-3 vote, New Richmond City Council Monday night, approved the "transfer" of 5.11 acres in Freedom Park to VFW Post 10818 New Richmond/St. Croix County for the tentative construction of the Freedom Park Center. In what has clearly been a struggle for council members since the Park Board's affirmative recommendation in May, reaching consensus on the land transfer remained elusive down to the final vote. "Tie vote. I support the VFW. I support our veterans. My vote is yes," said Mayor Fred Horne as he cast the deciding vote.