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As the Wisconsin Legislature heads into the last week of the two-year session, Sen. Sheila Harsdorf said she will focus on bills that promote the use of ethanol in automobile fuel. "We're not going away," said Harsdorf, R-River Falls, last week.
St. Croix County supervisors voted last week to study the feasibility of cutting the number of County Board seats by at least 10. That would mean trimming the number from the current 31 to 21 or fewer.
A resolution supporting a state law change to allow school districts to assess impact fees on new houses died a quick death on the St.
The St. Croix County Board has appointed Casey Swetlik, staff supervisor in the emergency communications center, as the county's new medical examiner. Swetlik, who has been working as interim medical examiner since Cindy Litzell resigned last August, will work on contract and be paid $900 a month.
An appraiser says St. Croix County could sell 50 acres of excess land around the Government Center in Hudson for $6.6 million. Jeff White of Valuation Specialists, who reported to the Finance Committee Thursday, suggested the county divide the land to sell 23 acres for commercial development and the other 27 for residential development. He recommended surveying the parcels and rezoning them before putting them up for sale. "This, in our mind, is a great property," said White.
Volunteers from business, education and economic development fields are invited to join an area delegation that will travel to Madison to lobby for programs important to west central Wisconsin. "This is our first foray into a citizen advocacy event like this," said St. Croix County Economic Development Corporation Director Bill Rubin, who is helping organize the March 8-9 trip that will involve leaders from St. Croix, Pierce and Polk counties. The event is called United St.
Whether you have two chickens, one horse or a herd of cattle, a new state law requires that you register your premises. The Wisconsin Premises Registration Act, effective Nov.
WAUSAU: Neighbors of a couple who got permission to build a house along the St. Croix River lost their case last week when the Wisconsin Court of Appeals concluded the St. Croix County Board of Adjustment acted properly in granting zoning variances. The case involves a civil lawsuit filed by David and Mary Hense, 282 Cove Road, Hudson, and Robert and Marjorie Fleming, 284 Cove Road, Hudson, against the St. Croix County Board of Adjustment.
The St. Croix County Board voted last week to rezone over 380 acres for residential development. The rezonings involve nearly 272 acres in the town of Troy and 84 acres in the town of Somerset. Those parcels were rezoned from Agriculture to Agriculture-Residential. The Troy land, which is one development, is adjacent property on the east edge of the town.
The St. Croix County Board voted unanimously Tuesday to suggest that Wisconsin obtain independent audits of sales tax calculations for past years. The board also asked for verification of the reliability of the system that will be used for calculations in the future. Last month the county received an unexpected check for $324,541 for sales tax revenue that should have been paid earlier, reported Finance Committee Chairman Ralph Swenson. In July the Wisconsin Department of Revenue announced that it had forwarded the wrong tax amounts to 58 counties.