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Under a plan endorsed by the County Board, St. Croix County will no longer have either a Human Resources Department or a personnel director. Instead a compensation/classification specialist will be hired, and human resource director responsibilities will be divided among Administrative Coordinator Chuck Whiting, Finance Director Michelle Pietrick and Corporation Counsel Greg Timmerman. The compensation specialist won't be hired until mid-year and will be paid less than former Personnel Director Debra Kathan.
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.
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.
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.
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.