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July 19, 2019

6/21/2019 12:54:00 PM
Dodgeville council hears variety of reports, handles requests

Farmers Appreciation Day is approaching and the parade is still in a 'plan A" and "plan B" mode while the committee waits on one thing.....The weather.
The parade route will be determined on what happens with the construction that is going on at both ends of the city. If the weather cooperates one plan will be used.  If it doesn't then the second plan will go into affect.
As the saying goes, "only time will tell."
With both Mayor Todd Novak and Council President Dan Meuer not present the gavel was handed to Mike Borne who was elected president pro tem for the meeting. He breezed through the 13 item agenda in a little over 15 minutes.
The council learned the Library Board has met with the owner of a potential site (Piggly Wiggly) for a new structure. The board met following the tour of the site and felt it would work for a new library. Alderman Tom Devoss said the next step is getting information from the architect.
The council received two sets of minutes from the Historic Preservation Committee and a report on economic development from Steve Genoway.
Public Works Director Greg Lee told the council the CMAR resolution, required annually by the DNR for the waste water treatment plan is ready. The council unanimously passed the resolution.
A Temporary Class B retailer licenses was approved for the Chamber of Commerce Pop-up event July 15-20 contingent on suspension of the ordinance prohibiting alcohol on the city streets and parking lots and a plan to monitor minors attending the events, keeping them away from alcohol. Also approved was a Class B license for Upland Hills Health Foundation for Sip and Savor: A Taste of SW Wisconsin, at Ley Memorial Pavillion/Harris Park July 13.
Two requests--one from the Chamber and one from the Fire Department--to use the stage from Harris Park for their events were withdrawn. The stage was originally approved and purchased with Park and Recreation Department endorsement with the stipulation it would not leave the park. Both groups took other measures so as to not set a precedent of having the stage leave the park.
The council approved:
-a new two year operator's license for Beth Mikrut-Gilles.
-a two year operator's license renewal for Carson Hoyer.
-renewal of a taxicab license for Rose Erickson.
-a Class A retailers fermented malt beverage liquor license renewal for Mexican Products Azetca LLC, Daniel Luna agent, doing business as Azetca Market.
A request to renew a mobile home park license for Trumpy Mobile Home Park was tabled on request by Police Chief David Bauer as he has some questions for the park ower/operator needing to be addressed.
The council suspended the ordinance dealing with liquor on the streets and parking lots for June 21 for the Firemans Dance.
In other matters before the council a request from the Iowa County Historical Society for waiving the fee for Ley Memorial Pavillion for their ice cream social was approved. The council also approved obtaining a Kwik Trip credit card for use for incidentals at the pool and for items for election workers. The Police Department currently gets their gas at the same place.
Under reports City Clerk Lisa Riley updated the council on input the Driftless Area Land Conservancy will receive from the city for the Driftless Trail.

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