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October 24, 2020

10/16/2020 9:45:00 AM
City approves new ATV ordinance for north side of Dodgeville
After a couple common council meetings, and an ordinance meeting held last month, the City of Dodgeville has approved a new all terrain vehicle (ATV) ordinance.
The ordinance establishes a route through the northern portion of Dodgeville and designates the following City streets: Military Ridge Road, King Street, State Highway 23 between Military Ridge Road and King Street and County Highway YZ.
Mayor Todd Novak updated council members that the Utility water utility shut off moratorium that came into effect in March, is set to end November 1. The amount as of the end of September is $91,357.87.
Novak also announced that the Dodgeville Fire Department has received a $1,500 grant from Compeer Financial. In other fire related news, Novak read a proclamation to designation October 4-10 as Fire Prevention Week.
City Clerk Treasurer Lisa Riley stated that over 1,200 absentee ballots have been mailed out. There is a dropbox for absentee ballots in the front of Dodgeville City Hall, or there is the option to take them directly into City Hall. Absentee ballots have been the biggest activity at City Hall.
"There's been just a lot of unrest, and a lot of phone calls with questions due to everything going on right now," Riley said to council members. "It's been pretty crazy."
Riley stated that there has already been a huge turnout of voters in different age ranges, and they are waiting to see how many election workers will be needed to process the ballots. There will be two machines for election night, one of which will be used for absentees.
Public Works Director Greg Lee stated that the Spring Street Construction project is on schedule and is expected to be finished in a couple weeks.
Dodgeville Public Library Director Vickie Stangel stated that the online storytime programs have been going well. She also announced that the remaining outdoor story time series held at Grace Lutheran Church had to be cancelled due to community concerns over rising COVID-19 cases.
In other council business:
-Council members approved a Chamber request to share the cost for the Iowa Street Holiday Lighting.
-Council members approved the Ice Wolves Hockey's Association to purchase Live Barn TV Streaming Service for games and practices.
-Council members approved to buy a plow truck from Lakeside International Trucks out of Madison for $158,223.34.
-Council members approved the retirement of Tom Nondorf.
-Council members approved to fill the vacancy for the Public Works Floater position.
-Council members approved to renew a two year operator license for Serena L.M. Phan (Ending June 30, 2022).
-Council members approved a new one year operator license for Grace Pauline Borne (Ending June 30, 2021).
Council members approved the payment of bills as read by Alderperson Jerry Johnson.
Council members moved to go into closed session to discuss the sale of City Property, and Salaried Employee Evaluations.
The next regularly scheduled council meeting is on the calendar for October 20 at 5:30 p.m.

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