St. Croix County

The St. Croix County Board gathered for its annual meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 3. Here’s what to know from the meeting. 

 

Emergency declaration rescinded

Following a state declaration of emergency, the county has repealed its countywide declaration that was issued after a storm last week. 

The county declaration was made out of an abundance of caution, Corporate Counsel Scott Cox said. Now that a state declaration is in place, a county one is no longer necessary. 

New construction numbers down

The county's new construction revenue is down from last year. The revenue is down to about $652,000 this year. That’s about $200,000 less than last year. 

“That’ll make balancing the budget just a little bit harder for us this year,” County Administrator Ken Witt said. 

WNDR grant

County supervisors gave their approval for a grant application to cover proper abandonment of a leaking manure containment facility in the town of Glenwood. 

The Wisconsin DNR issued a notice that the facility must be repaired or removed. That notice opens up the option for grant funding, with a cost share of 70% from the state and 30% from the owner. 

The county will not be responsible for any of the cost, but its approval is needed for the grant.

 

(1) comment

Lee Brown

Why do Wisconsin tax dollars have to pay for CAFO manure cleanup?

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