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November 12, 2018

3/8/2018 2:16:00 PM
Spring Election to be April 3
Dodgeville's City Clerk Treasurer Lisa Riley told city council there will be a Board of Review Training Apr. 11. Riley also said that Spring Elections are set for April 3. In-person absentee voting begins Monday March 19. There are write-ins for 3 area districts on county board. The write-ins are Alex Ray (District 9), Bruce Haag (District 10), Jim Griffiths, and Brit Grimmer (both District 11).
In a hiring update, Mayor Todd Novak, in reference to the new Economic Development Specialist Position, gave a progress update. The first round of interviews reduced the field to two candidates. Novak was in the second round of interviews, prompting a selection. That name is not yet released, due to the contract for the position being finalized.
In other business, a "Class A" Retailer's Fermented Malt Beverage License was approved for Casey's Marketing Company, dba Casey's General Store #3727, that is located on 418 N. Iowa Street in Dodgeville. It was also mentioned there would be a remodel of the store that would come with a full kitchen and food to be sold. Effective in two weeks from now, the current Laundromat will no longer be at the business area. A cigarette and tobacco products retail license was also approved for Casey's Marketing Company.
There was also an approval for the filling of five park and cemetery positions. Those positions can now be advertised.
There was a consideration for both a backhoe and loader to be addressed. Public Works Director Greg Lee has been budgeting for new ones, which would total approximately $230,000. John Deere Company approached with three suggestions: John Deere could buy the backhoe and loader, give a lease at a 4% interest rate, or rent a new backhoe and loader every year. Approximate prices to rent a backhoe, and loader respectively are $700/month, and $900-$1,000/month. In order to rent both a backhoe and loader, both cannot exceed 500 hours per year of usage. With Dan Meuer looking to review prices, it was approved to rent both a backhoe and loader....
See the rest of the story in the March 8, 2018 Chronicle issue.

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