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Council approves lengthy consent agenda

Among the numerous items on the consent agenda approved by the Hudson City Council on Monday night, were the following:

  • A memorandum of understanding for mutual aid and fire suppression services between the Hudson Fire Department and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources;
  • Temporary licenses for the Hudson Hockey Association to sell beer and wine at a Season Meltdown celebration set for March 31 at the Hudson Sports & Civic Center, 1820 Hanley Road;
  • Room tax grants of $2,000 for the Hot Air Affair and $1,000 for The Phipps Center for the Arts;
  • The application for Gopher to Badger half marathon race on Aug. 11. The Stillwater to Hudson footrace ends in Lakefront Park;
  • A $19,503 contract with CivicPlus to develop a new website for the city, train the staff on how to manage it, and host and maintain the site for one year. Steve Fox of Wiscota Systems, a Hudson website development firm, was unhappy about not being invited to submit a quote for the development work;
  • The renewal of a six-month Class B beer license for the Hudson Softball Association concession building at Grandview Park;
  • A temporary Class B beer license for the Knights of Columbus to sell beer at fish fries at St. Patrick Catholic Church on March 9 and March 30.
  • The request for a second-annual Dash for Dads 5K footrace starting and ending at Prospect Park on June 16.
  • A request to barricade Walnut Street between First and Second streets for a Yellowstone Trail Car Show on May 12.
  • A recommendation to increase the speed limit on Coulee Road between 11th and 14th streets to 35 mph from the previous 30 mph.

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