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Windfall land sale for Highway Dept.

At the Lafayette County Highway Dept. meeting held Wednesday, March 15, 2017, chair Dwayne Larson called the meeting to order at 8:00 a.m. Tom Jean, Lafayette County Highway Commissioner informed the committee that there is a two acre parcel of land located in the Town of Wiota on the south side of Sand Road just to the east of Blackhawk park. The parcel was deeded to the Highway Department in 1976, having to do with straightening the road. A motion was made and approved to put the property up for sale through the sealed bids. Bids will be ...

March 23, 2017 | Brian Lund | Government


Hispanic population issues discussed

DARLINGTON – At the Darlington Police Commission annual report meeting Tuesday, March 14 a discussion was held concerning the Hispanic population that reside in the Darlington area.

March 23, 2017 | Brian Lund | Government


Lancaster City Administrator resigns

After exiting a closed session that was listed as an evaluation of his job, Lancaster City Administrator Steve Winger submitted his resignation from his job. Under the terms of the vote, Winger recieves three months salary, three months of COBRA insurance and full release from his contract.

March 20, 2017 | | Government


Riverway Board defers action on tree house permit

The Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board (LWSRB) met in Muscoda on March 9 to conduct a regular monthly business meeting.

March 20, 2017 | | Government


B&I approves selling properties, hiring temporary help, ADRC reception area project

LAFAYETTE COUNTY – Ted Wiegel, chair of the Lafayette County Building and Insurance Committee called the meeting held Friday, March 10 at 9:00 a.m. to order.

March 16, 2017 | Brian Lund | Government


Municipal Building in need of back-up?

DARLINGTON – The Tuesday, March 7 an electrifying regular meeting of the common council of the City of Darlington was called to order by council President David Gough at 7:00 p.m.

March 16, 2017 | Brian Lund | Government


Old Pioneer Ford project, agreement approved

The Platteville Common Council Feb. 28 approved with identical 5–1 votes the Specific Implementation Plan and the developer's agreement for the $12.88 million multifamily residential and retail project at the former Pioneer Ford Sales property.

March 10, 2017 | Steve Prestegard | Government


Darlington Park & Recreation reconsider NFL Flag Football

DARLINGTON – The Tuesday, Feb. 28 the Park & Rec meeting of the City of Darlington was called to order by Don Osterday, chairman, at 6:00 p.m.

March 08, 2017 | Brian Lund | Government


McCoy Covenants finalized, project paid for by TIF#7

SHULLSBURG - At the Shullsburg City Council meeting Wednesday, March 1, 2017, Mayor Gloria Swenson expanded the council's response to the opinions by Attorney Paul Johnson, regarding the McCoy development covenants.

March 08, 2017 | Brian Lund | Government


Multi-Use Building in planning stages, finding new expenses

At the Multi-Use Facility Committee meeting held Monday, March 6, 2017, Jack Sauer, acting chairman, called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m.

March 08, 2017 | Brian Lund | Government


Darlington gives approval to 2017 street construction plans

DARLINGTON – The Tuesday, Feb. 21 the regular meeting of the common council of the City of Darlington was called to order by Mayor David Breunig at 7:00 p.m.

March 02, 2017 | Brian Lund | Government


New Veteran’s Service Officer

DARLINGTON – Lafayette County welcomes Sgt. Samuel Fuller to the position as the new Veteran's Service Officer after the retirement of Dave Wieskircher.

March 02, 2017 | Kayla Barnes | Government


Finance Committee terminates County Finance Director

LAFAYETTE COUNTY - At a meeting that went into closed session for one hour and forty-five minutes, the Finance Committee came out of closed session and approved the termination of Nicola Maurer, Finance Director for Lafayette County.

February 22, 2017 | | Government


Attorney pokes holes in McCoy covenants and proposal

SHULLSBURG - At the Shullsburg City Council meeting Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, a requested written opinion by Attorney Paul Johnson, regarding the McCoy development proposal, was read by Mayor Gloria Swenson. The main points are listed here:

February 22, 2017 | Brian Lund | Government


County deals with Courthouse issues, old towers

LAFAYETTE COUNTY – Ted Wiegel, chair of the Lafayette County Building and Insurance called the meeting held Monday, Feb. 16 at 9:00 a.m. to order.

February 16, 2017 | Brian Lund | Government


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Law Enforcement indirectly sells Charger to deputy

DARLINGTON - At the Lafayette County Law Enforcement Committee meeting held Tuesday, May 16, 2017 Gerald Heimann called the meeting to order at 6:00 p ...

May 25, 2017 | Brian Lund | Government


City approves $871,155 revenue bonds

SHULLSBURG - The Shullsburg City Council meeting Wednesday, May 17, 2017, began with an unapproved Pledge of Allegiance being recited.

May 25, 2017 | Brian Lund | Government


Rural Medical injured by Lafayette Fair Board

DARLINGTON – Chair Jack Wiegel called the Lafayette County Fair Committee meeting to order Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Floral ...

May 25, 2017 | Brian Lund | Government


Housing Authority update leads to rental discussion

Good luck to anyone looking to rent in Boscobel. With Boscobel Housing Authority units full and a waiting list in place, and private rental units ...

May 22, 2017 | David Krier | Government


Riverway board received Highway project update

With warmer weather, the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway is on the road as they meet throughout the Riverway region for the summer. They met in ...

May 19, 2017 | Erin Martin | Government


Council mulls economic development proposals

Read about alternate proposals in the May 18, 2017 issue of The Richland Observer.

May 17, 2017 | | Government


Multi-Use sets tentative dates

DARLINGTON - At the Multi-Use Facility Committee meeting held Monday, May 1, 2017, Gerald Heimann, chairman, called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m.

May 05, 2017 | Brian Lund | Government


Darlington Police talk about immigration

DARLINGTON – A small crowd gathered at the Darlington High School auditorium on Wednesday night, April 26, to discuss immigration and how it has affected Darlington.

May 05, 2017 | Kayla Barnes | Government


City approves paint bid, adds sidewalk

SHULLSBURG - At the Shullsburg City Council meeting Wednesday, April 19, 2017, Mayor Gloria Swenson called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

April 27, 2017 | Brian Lund | Government


Darlington gives Mayor lease authority

DARLINGTON – With a new council member, Erin Gallagher, the Tuesday, April 18, 2017 regular meeting of the common council of the City of Darlington was ...

April 27, 2017 | Brian Lund | Government


County approves revised Farmland Preservation Plan

DARLINGTON – The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors met Tuesday, April 18 and approved Resolution 4-17, the adoption of the revised 2016-2026 Lafayette County Farmland Preservation ...

April 27, 2017 | Kayla Barnes | Government


Multi-Use planning wrapping-up

LAFAYETTE COUNTY - At the Multi-Use Facility Committee meeting held Monday, April 17, 2017, Gerald Heimann, chairman, called the meeting to order at 9:00 a ...

April 20, 2017 | Brian Lund | Government


IT and GIS department look into new web page

DARLINGTON - The Lafayette County IT/GIS meeting was called to order Monday, April 17, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. by chair David Hammer.

April 20, 2017 | Brian Lund | Government


Highway department sells land, updates projects

At the Lafayette County Highway Dept. meeting held Wednesday, April 13, 2017, chair Dwayne Larson called the meeting to order at 8:00 a.m.

April 20, 2017 | Brian Lund | Government


Statewide tornado drills are this afternoon, evening

Schools, businesses, families, and individuals have two opportunities to test their emergency plans during statewide tornado drills on Thursday.

April 20, 2017 | | Government


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