Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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It took a last-minute decision by District 3 Alderman Paul Radermacher for the city of Hudson to agree to annex the 42-acre site of a future elementary school. Suspense gripped the City Council chambers Wednesday night, April 4, when Mayor Jack Breault asked for a show of hands on the question. Alderpersons Randy Morrissette II, Lee Wyland and Carah Koch quickly raised theirs in support of annexing the property from the town of Troy.
The City Council on Wednesday night, April 4, was scheduled to consider final approval of a new policy regulating the hanging of banners over Second Street in downtown Hudson. If adopted, the policy will make the wire over Second at Locust Street available to "governmental entities in the Hudson area (St.
Jim Eulberg's letter of resignation doesn't reveal much about his reasons for leaving the job of director of parks and public works for the city of Hudson. "It is with much regret that I must submit my resignation for personal reasons," he said in a short March 23 letter addressed to Hudson Mayor Jack Breault. "I would propose my last day being April 2, 2007, as this will give me time to wrap up loose ends and get my personal things cleared out," Eulberg continued.
Hudson/North Hudson Community Access Television has made great strides in the quality and quantity of its programming in recent years, its leaders say.
Dave "Swanee" Swanson was as pleased as the prom queen's boyfriend when TV viewers chose Laura Osnes to play Sandy in the Broadway revival of "Grease." The North Hudson resident and 1950s buff met Osnes last October when his classic red Chevy convertible was used in the publicity for the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre's production of the musical. "I'm glad she got it. It means a little more to me, of course, because I've chatted with her.
The Hudson City Council voted 4-1 to annex the site of a future elementary school site on Wednesday night, April 4. High drama accompanied the decision as District 3 Alderman Paul Radermacher changed his mind at the last minute to provide the two-thirds majority needed for approval of the annexation. Radermacher joined alderpersons Randy Morrissette II, Lee Wyland and Carah Koch in authorizing the city to annex the 42-acre site previously in the town of Troy. Council President Scot O'Malley of District 5 opposed the annexation. District 2 Alderman Dennis O'Connell was absent.
The School District of Hudson will pay an estimated $807,044 for water, sewer and road improvements if the city annexes the 42-acre site of a planned elementary school. That's according to the draft of a development agreement the City Council will ask school officials to sign if it approves the annexation at its Wednesday, April 4, meeting. The council's first April meeting has been pushed back two days because the council chamber will be set up as a polling place Monday night.
Jim Eulberg, the city of Hudson's parks and public works director since the summer of 2004, has resigned from the position. The resignation came as a surprise to many people outside of City Hall. Eulberg and city officials aren't saying what led to it. Late last week, the Star-Observer received a notice of a special council meeting scheduled for Monday evening.
The Hudson City Council at its March 19 meeting amended the Municipal Code regulating liquor licenses to the number available. The new Chapter 145 allows one Class B liquor license for every 650 city residents.
The city of Hudson has decided to pool its business revolving loan fund with similar local government funds in a seven-county area to create a new West Central Wisconsin Regional Business Fund. The City Council approved the idea at its March 19 meeting after Community Development Director Dennis Darnold explained how the new fund might better serve the city. The city currently has about $500,000 in its loan fund, while the new regional fund is expected to have about $5.3 million in cash and $2.3 million in annual loan payments. The Wisconsin Department of Commerce is promoting the consolida