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September 21, 2019

9/9/2019 10:25:00 AM
Dodgeville City Council hears two presentations
The first two items on the agenda during Tuesday's Dodgeville City Council were two presentations.
The first presentation came from the Iowa County Law Enforcement Center Committee. Committee members in attendance were Iowa County Sheriff Michek and Iowa County Board members Joan Davis, Curt Peterson and Carol Anderson. The presentation started with Anderson stating that the committee was formed two years ago, with the hopes of developing a new law enforcement center.
"We toured four facilities in the last year or so," Peterson said. "The facilities we toured were in Viroqua, Mauston, Baraboo and Lancaster."
The presentation gave a synopsis of the current building, that was constructed in 1960 and remodeled in 1990. It gave a rundown of trends leading to the types of arrests that have been made from past to present.
It was a lengthy presentation, and a more detailed story will be in an upcoming Dodgeville Chronicle issue.
The next presentation was a recap meeting from the Pop-Up Town Square event that took place a couple of months ago. The event was well received by many that attended and committee members thanked City Council for the help.
"It was a great grassroots community event that if we didn't have everyone standing here, to do their part and put it all together would never have happened," Barry Hottmann said. "So hats off to everyone here that contributed to making us successful and thank you for contributing financially so that we can make it happen."
At the last council meeting, a relocation plan was discussed with the State Department of Administration who will be contracting with Dale Klemme out of Community Development Alternatives of Prairie Du Chien. There have been calls made by tenants concerned about the relocation but they have been informed that the city is responsible for putting a plan in place. Council members approved a relocation agreement with Community Development Alternatives, Inc later on in the meeting.
It was announced that September is Chamber of Commerce Month for the State of Wisconsin, and to acknowledge this Executive Director Beth Mikrut-Gilles requested council members to have their picture taken for a Facebook promotion being done through the Dodgeville Chamber of Commerce.
City Clerk Treasurer Lisa Riley said that the Software Training Conference for City Hall staff is scheduled September 12-13. She also announced that SWCAP has sent information for their upcoming Gala, which takes place in Barneveld on October 24 started at 5:30 p.m.
City of Dodgeville's Economic Development Specialist Steve Genoway presented council members with one resolution and one ordinance. The resolution was the telecommuters forward certification. It designates a person on government to coordinate, collaborate, communicate, promote, and be familiar with broadband broadband issues and other things associated with helping telecommuters being able to manage their work life in a telecom environment. Council members approved this motion and deemed it resolution 996.
The next ordinance was similar to the telecommuters certification, but with it being an ordinance Genoway requested authorization to send it to the City Attorney Eileen Brownlee for review. Since it is an in depth ordinance, council members tabled the ordinance discussion to next meeting.
Genoway, Dodgeville Administrator Jeff Jacobson and Hottman have been discussing the idea about youth and governance opportunities for the city of Dodgeville for the county and otherwise. At Tuesday's meeting they have asked that city council agree to form a youth in government development board or committee. Since a decision did not have to be made that night, it will be referred to a current council committee for further review and development.
"We just want the youth to feel that they have a voice within their community," Hottmann said.
The council approved a resolution that creates two half acre parcels for Dodgeville Rentals, LLC which are located in the city.
Council members have decided to table the 2019 - 2020 Ice Wolves Hockey Association Contract until the next council meeting. They also approved a Street Use Permit for the Dodgeville School District Homecoming Parade that takes place September 19, 2019, a new two year Operator License for Josh Stewart (Ends June 30, 2021).

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