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Muscoda board holds special meeting

MUSCODA - The Muscoda village board met in special session Tuesday evening, July 21. Among items on the agenda was the annual report from Johnson Block and Company, village auditors.

Among the action items was the closing of a Tax Incremental District (TIF) that was formed in 1977. The district included financing for Industrial Park projects, such as Meister Cheese and Muscoda Protein Products.

Preliminary approval was given to an old ordinance regulating chickens in the village. At the regular July meeting Lowell Ewing sought a change that would include permitting his small flock of back yard bantam chickens. The village planning commission will also need to consider the matter.

Another special meeting of the village board is scheduled for 6:00 p.m., August 4. Several financial matters will be discussed, including financing for a major electric substation upgrade. The village financial advisor is scheduled to be present to discuss village financial status and borrowing options.

Also, further discussion of increasing sewer rates will be included. At the regular July meeting, Village Engineer Bart Nies recommended sewer rate increases and presented possible options.