Government

Black Earth Village Presidency up for grabs

Change comes to local government, usually slowly, and usually a person or two at a time. Black Earth is seating four new elected officials in this upcoming election. A new village president will replace Troy Esser as well, the third president in three years.

Mazo still trying to fix flood issues

The Village of Mazomanie is still making efforts to ease future flooding. At their February 9 meeting, the board elected to pursue grants for the construction of a diversion channel  to allow water to flow freely through the floodway during heavy rain events.

Sauk City residents to see streetlight rate increase, Prairie du Sac says “no” to ATV/UTV traffic

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Sauk City gave another extension to the development group seeing to build a hotel on Phillips Boulevard at their February 23 meeting. After several extensions and delays, the board members said they wanted more clarity--and an end to the extension.

Sauk County hires new Health Director, Corporation Counsel

Sauk County had a new corporation counsel and a better way to market itself following last Monday night’s Board of Supervisors meeting.

Sauk City, Prairie du Sac named Bird Cities

Both Sauk City and Prairie du Sac were confirmed again as Bird Cities for their support for migratory birds, and World Migratory Bird Day. This honor was bestowed by the Ferry Bluff Eagle Council and the organization in charge of the Sauk Prairie River Trail. According to the organization “Bird City Wisconsin”:

Black Earth trustee Mary Scott criticized over attorney bill for alleged agenda issue

Correction: Trustee Scott Patchin made the motion to exclude the attourney bill from monthly payment, not Mitch Hodson.

 

Village of Arena moves forward on former elementary school property

The Arena Village Board of Trustees motioned to move forward with the ACES Property Management, LLC, Tax Incremental Financing (TIF) Developer’s Performance Agreement during their monthly board meeting last Tuesday.

Prairie du Sac’s public works gets a boost

Prairie du Sac’s public works department will be getting some new equipment, as the purchases were either approved or discussed at the January 21 meeting.

Sauk City’s Village Administrator retires after 30 years of service

Long-time Sauk City Village Administrator Vicki Breunig retired at the end of January, receiving kind words from the board at her last meeting. Former Deputy Clerk Heidi Koch has now taken over as Village Administrator.

Over two years after the flood, Mazomanie finds out what properties will be bought out

Two and half years after the flood, matters with the FEMA buyouts have become a bit more clear to the Village of Mazomanie and landowners.

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