By DAVID KRIER
The Boscobel Common Council received an update from Wisconsin River Outings owner Scott Teuber on his Sept. 28 River to Road Sprint Triathlon when it met Monday night.
“We’ve been trying to get a multi-sport event, a triathlon, together for the past four years and now we’re doing it,” Teuber said. “I had loftier goals than the numbers I currently have, but you have to start somewhere. Right now we’re at 30 participants, but I’m expecting that to at least double and am hoping we can get to 100.”
The River to Road event features a 5K paddle down the Wisconsin River, a 5K run through Boscobel and a 25K bicycle ride on Highway 133 and Old C between Boscobel and Blue River. The event will conclude with a pork roast and music by Pat McCurdy at the Wisconsin River Outings facility on Wisconsin Avenue.
The Council was supportive of the idea and approved requests for traffic control to be worked out with the chief of police prior to the Saturday, Sept. 28 event—which begins at 9:30 a.m. followed by an awards ceremony at 1 p.m.
“As this gets bigger you’re going to get more and more spectators and I think that’s a good thing for city businesses,” said Ald. Roger Brown. “I think it’s a great idea.”
For more information or to register, stop at Wisconsin River Outings, call 375-5300, or visit www.active.com and search “river to road”
Earlier in the meeting the Council heard from Kurt Muchow of Vierbicher Associates, a Madison-based engineering firm. Muchow updated the Council on an application for a $260,000 Community Development Block Grant to replace the Hinman lift Station, which was damaged in the June flooding.
“We were literally within days of making this thing work,” Muchow said. “We had 90 days from the disaster to get this application in and that will be Friday. Our goal is to get 100 percent funding, so we’ll se how that works out. The Hinman lift station is deficient and needs to be replaced.”
Muchow said the lift station is currently pumping 100 gallons of water per minute. He would like to see that increased to 500 gallons per minute as well as adding a dedicated emergency generator at the site.
In other action, the Council:
• Approved hiring Jason Martin as a part-time police officer;
• Approved appointing Marlys Hennessy to the Park Board. She replaces her father, Bob Elliott, who recently passed away after serving 44 years on the board.