With no discussion, the Boscobel Common Council approved a Class A beer license for Casey’s General Store when it met Monday night. Casey’s joins Kwik Trip, Piggly Wiggly and Cenex New Horizons as Boscobel retailers that have received beer or liquor licenses so far this year. Monday’s vote was 6-2, with alders Barb Bell and Sara Strang voting in opposition.
Boscobel Police Chief Todd Stenner informed the Council that officer Karen Walls has tendered her resignation after six years on duty and is now working as a jailer for the Grant County Sheriff’s Department. Her last day in Boscobel will be May 14.
Stenner and officer Travis Dregne also introduced the department’s new K9 drug dog, Bosco, to the Council. The 14-month-old black lab put on a drug sniffing demonstration, finding a hidden rag containing marijuana residue. Bosco was certified for duty last Friday and begins duty in Boscobel today (Thursday).
Director of Public Works Mike Reynolds said the Superior Street reconstruction project is going well, with nearly all of the water main work completed.
“They have a pretty good start on the sanitary (sewer),” Reynolds said. “I’d guess by the end of the month they’ll have (the underground) pretty much wrapped up. So it’s going pretty well, actually.”
In other action, the Council:
•Approved a Class B picnic license to the Boscobel Antique Club for their June 7-8 event;
•Approved a request from State Farm Insurance to use the south section of the Oak Street parking lot for a June 14 customer appreciation event;
•Authorized the city attorney to begin the process of vacating part of Le Grand Street and alley half a block east of Wisconsin Avenue between Kansas and Le Grand;
•Learned that a City-Wide Clean Up for city residents will be held on Saturday, May 17;
•Approved bartender’s licenses for the following Casey’s General Store employees: Bonnie Weikel, Lois Fanta, Brenda Martin, Cassandra Pritchard, Ellen Hohenstein, Tricia Brice, Hollis Bloyer, Juwon Williams, Amanda Puckett and Sheila Olson.