Government

Arena borrows $1.9 million for water projects, Pustina opposes employee wage increases

The Arena Village Board of Trustees unanimously appointed Kristen Shea to a vacant seat after a motion made by Charles Burch and seconded by Jim Doerflinger at their September meeting last week. Shea’s term will expire in April of 2022. 

Arena to borrow from local bank for water and sewer projects

The Arena Village Board will apply to Peoples Community Bank for a loan to fund upcoming sewer and water projects.

Arena receives grant to turn former elementary school into apartments

The Village of Arena is receiving a $250,000 state grant to help redevelop the former Arena elementary school building. A Community Development Investment (CDI) grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) will support redevelopment of the building into 11 residential apartments, a home for the Arena Historical Society, the A

Sauk County looks to reduce number of supervisors

The Sauk County Board of Supervisors will hold a special meeting next week to discuss and possibly approve reducing the number of representatives.

Prairie du Sac discusses speed limit reductions

The village of Prairie du Sac got several items off their plate at the August 10 meeting. One item included an upgrade to the police department’s equipment.

Construction on hotel in Sauk City is underway

Construction of a two-story hotel is finally underway in Sauk City, after multiple covid-19 delays.

Flood damaged home headed to demolition

At a quick August 10 meeting, the Mazomanie village board crossed a few items off their to do list.

First, the board approved retaining Douglas Wood to negotiate with the Railroad about fencing and liability in and near the Promenade.

Second, Olson Toon was approved to demolish the flood damaged property at 114 Curtis.

Arena debates “natural lawns,” Pustina votes against bonuses to village employees

A natural lawn ordinance under consideration by the Arena Village Board drew criticism at the August meeting from Oscar Wendt, a neighbor of a property looking to have a natural lawn. He said that the ordinance pits one neighbor against another.

Black Earth funds substation project, refinances debt

The Village’s finances were the topic of choice at the Black Earth board meeting on July 7. The village took out loans for the new substation in the amount of $1.8 million.

Permits required in Mazo for fireworks

With the 4th of July just around the corner, this is just a reminder that a permit is needed in the Village of Mazomanie to shoot off fireworks.  Fireworks are basically defined as anything that is manufactured, processed or packaged for exploding, emitting sparks or combustion which does not have another common use, as defined in WI

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