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February 17, 2019

1/21/2019 8:18:00 AM
Dodgeville City Council welcomes new staff member
At Tuesday's regularly scheduled council meeting, Dodgeville Mayor Todd Novak welcomed Mount Horeb native Jeremy Mulder, who has been serving as the city's janitor for the past couple weeks.
"He's been doing a great job," Novak said to council members.
Novak also presented the Dodgeville Senior Citizens Annual Expenses report for 2018. The city gives an annual amount of $6,000 and they in return present an annual expense report. No action was taken on this.
Novak also announced that the city has sent a letter of support recognizing Iowa County as a bronze level Wisconsin Healthy Community.
City Clerk Treasurer Lisa Riley informed council members that the company that sends city invoices contacted her about an impending postal rate increase. Rates will increase by $0.01 per billing due to postage increasing from $0.50 to $0.55, along with paper costs increasing 3 to 5 percent during the past couple years.
"It's a lot cheaper than what we could do, if we were sending it," Riley said.
Council member Shaun Sersch asked if there was a way to opt out of this, and Riley clarified that the city is hoping to find an online payment system that sends bills electronically.
Riley also received information from Dale Meinholz that the broadcast equipment upgrade is occurring at Dodgeville High School this week. This will temporarily bring down equipment for the city, and he will notify once that is complete.
Economic Development Specialist Steve Genoway gave an update regarding two grants he applied for in assistance for Iowa County. He also informed that Badger Hollow Solar Farm reached out to him that afternoon requesting the city to provide a letter of support to the Public Service Commission. The community can also be aware that the PSC is accepting comments as of now.
In action item business:
-Council members approved a Dodgeville Area Ambulance Service ZOLL Preventive Maintenance Contract, and Dodgeville Area Ambulance Service IamResponding Subscription Renewal Agreement in two separate actions. These are renewed on an annual basis.
-Council members approved a new two year operator license for Bailey Jean Rule (Ends June 30, 2020).
-Council members approved to display fireworks for the 2019 Farmers Appreciation Day Event, and also approved a permit for Farmers Appreciation Day Fireworks.

-After a lengthy discussion summarizing various components, council members approved the 2017 Annual Audit for the city. Because of the software conversion being done, there were some delays in getting the report in sooner.

-Council members approved the approval of claims report as presented by Council Member Michael Borne.

The next regularly scheduled common council meeting is marked on the calendar for February 5 at 5:30 p.m.

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