The compactor arrived at our Transfer Station (TS) this week. Supervisor Steltenpohl was on site as our employees learned how to operate this long-awaited addition. It will be a bit different for all of us until we get used to this change. You may have to wait in line now and then while the compactor does its work to compress the solid waste, but it will be worth the wait. Next year we anticipate that we will be able to reduce the number of times the TS receptacles are pulled. That will save us $$$ and reduce the price that shows up on your tax bill in 2024!
Thieves and litterers had another busy week here. The T-intersection sign on CTH F & Deer Road was cut off and someone(s) dumped six large TVs on 125th Street. The latter will cost us several hundred dollars to dispose of. It’s significant that the latter incident drives the cost of our TS up. So, once again, if you know or saw something, please contact the Portage County Sheriff Department at 715-346-1400.
The Plan Commission met for their regular monthly meeting and focused on suggested revisions to the Solar Overlay Map and Rationale. Nearly done! I attended the Portage County Drainage District board meeting on Thursday. For those of you who have certified acres in the District the levy/acre will drop from $3.50 to $2.00/A with a 20-acre minimum.
Lots of grading, signage work, a bit of patching and shouldering, truck maintenance and more occurred this week. Public Works employees are trying to get things buttoned up before winter makes an appearance.
For those of you who will be gun deer hunting do take care. Stay safe, Sharon