St. Joe planning commission chair steps downPlanning Commission chairman Ben Heuiser has resigned from his position at the town of St. Joseph Board Meeting on Sept. 3. The resignation was effective Aug. 27.
By: By Chris Hamble, Hudson Star-Observer
Planning Commission chairman Ben Heuiser has resigned from his position at the town of St. Joseph Board Meeting on Sept. 3. The resignation was effective Aug. 27. He said that he simply does not have enough free time to dedicate to the position anymore.
The Town Board started Thursday’s meeting with a thank-you to Heuiser for his hard work and dedication.
“It’s been a pleasure working with you,” said Supervisor Kevin Moelter, a sentiment that was echoed by the remaining members of the Board. Town Chair Theresa Johnson finished the announcement by saying, “we really appreciate all you have done for us, thank you.”
Willow River Saloon
The board approved a one-day extension of premises for Willow River Saloon for Sunday, Sept. 13. The saloon will be holding a “tailgate” party to kick-off the football season, complete with games and prizes in the parking lot.
Supervisor Moelter is putting together a request for proposals to be sent out within one to two weeks to all surrounding trash haulers in an effort to sign one as a town trash hauler in an effort to cut the cost of pick up. Results of the mail-out will be reviewed during the October Town Board Meeting.
Supervisor Rick Colbeth is putting together a list of all current high-speed internet services and providers, complete with contact information, and will be publishing the list on the Town website, www.townofstjoseph.com. It is intended for anyone looking to either upgrade or change existing internet services. The list of providers has not yet been released.
River Road classification
The board approved a resolution that would support the upgrading of the functional classification of River Road from a minor collector, to a major collector, due to the amount of traffic received, and the subsequent need for greater attention and repair. By upgrading the road to a major collector, the road would be eligible for more federal funding to help with maintenance and upgrades.
Two public hearing have been scheduled for Thursday, Oct 8 at 7 p.m. The first will address Chapter 162 of the Town Code, which concerns changes to solid-fuel heating devices, in order to bring the ordinance into compliance with new state laws. The second hearing, to take place immediately after, concerns changes to Chapter 80 of the Town Code. These changes will address duties of the town zoning administrator and building inspector.
The board has moved October’s regularly scheduled town board meeting back one week to Thursday, Oct. 8. The meeting will commence immediately after the public hearings on Chapters 162 and 80. A special town board meeting, and budget meeting has also been scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 12, at 6:30 p.m.