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Wausaukee's Failed Streetscape Plantings Are To Be Replaced

Issue Date: June 28, 2018

Much of the vegetation planted along Main Street (Hwy. 141) in downtown Wausaukee last year as part of the Streetscape community beautification project failed to make it through the winter. Community residents and village officials have been unhappy with the brown grass and dead trees and ornamental shrubs that did not survive the winter.

At the Village Board meeting on Monday, June 18, Village President Hilbert (Slug) Radtke assured everyone that the village is working with the DOT and contractors to resolve he problems. He said steps are being taken replace the failed plantings and make the downtown area into the beauty spot that community leaders want it to be.

The Streetscape project was largely funded by Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) as part of the reconstruction of Hwy. 141 through the village, so the DOT is working with the village to get the issues of the failed plantings resolved.

On Wednesday, June 13 village officials met with individuals from the DOT and Highway Landscapers to discuss possible solutions to the dead grass, trees, and plantings. Trustee Joleen Christ reported that the top soil will be replaced with WI DOT #30 seed, and the dead plants nearest the road will be removed and replaced with mulch. The dead trees will be replaced with the Japanese Lilac trees, a variety which has thrived since being planted. Some of the dead plants on the far side of the planting beds will be replaced with one of the heartier species that survived quite well through this winter.

Much of the meeting was concerned with beautification, yard and building maintenance, and cleanup issues.

Radtke thanked Special Education teachers Kim Dalberto and Becky Whitton, along with their students, for planting the flowers at the Village Hall, and said he is still looking for Master Gardeners to care for the flower beds along Main Street starting in the spring of 2019.

Radtke extended his thanks to ELS Railroad, specifically Tom Klimek and Morin Excavating, for the great job they did removing the old warehouse building. He also thanked Bonnie Murley for removing the house on Polk Avenue.

Ruth Jicha brought the board up to date on Wausaukee Planning Commission efforts to get blighted properties and dilapidated buildings in the village cleaned up.

Jicha said letters were sent to owners of 12 properties identified as having dilapidated or unsafe structures. The owners were asked to respond to the Village office within 10 days of receipt of the letter regarding their plans to raze or repair the structures.

After reviewing responses the Plan Commission decided to wait until August before proceeding with any enforcement actions, Jicha said. Their next meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 8.

Jicha said at that time other property owners also may be sent notices regarding junk, including junk vehicles, or unsightly materials. The Village will follow up with the property owners according to the penalties set forth in the ordinances.

As part of his monthly President's Report, Radtke stated he feels most residents of the Village are doing a good job keeping their properties looking nice. Some, however, have and will continue to receive letters regarding their grass being too long, junk accumulation, etc. He asked that anyone who has a problem with a letter they receive should bring their concerns to the Board. He stressed that the clerks in the Village office are only doing what they are instructed to do by the Board, and urged residents to treat them with respect.

Present for the June 18 board meeting were trustees Joleen Christ, Kyle Stumbris, Mack McKim, Ray Gordon, Randy Schmidt, and Pat Tracy. Also present were Clerk/Treasurer Sara Pullen, Deputy Clerk/Treasurer Barb Pociask, Public Works Supervisor Dennis Whitton, Jr., Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators Jeff Mayou and Tylor Stumbris, Wausaukee Plan Commission President Ruth Jicha, Sharon Kantner with the Wausaukee Community Association, and Joellen Simpson.

Kyle Stumbris, who was appointed last month to fill a vacancy on the board, took his oath office and was sworn in and seated for the meeting.

During time for public comment Simpson complained about overgrown brush obstructing the view of oncoming traffic on the corner of Third Street and Polk Avenue. Whitton will check to see if the bushes are in the right-of-way and take care of what he can.

Christ asked that the school be sent a letter in appreciation of their efforts in planting the flowers at the Village Hall.

Kantner explained Wausaukee Community Association's plans for the October Fall Festival event on Saturday, Oct. 6 of this year. She asked the village for help to make the event work smoothly, and after her explanations the board voted to approve all of her requests. Harrison Avenue west of Hwy. 141 will be closed and the village will have picnic tables placed under the tents there. Trash receptacles will be placed on Main Street, barricades and "Pedestrian Crossing' signage will be placed where needed, and additional help from Village employees will be provided as needed.

Plans are underway for the Independence Day celebration on Saturday, July 7. The board approved closing Fairgrounds Road, Cedar Street and Pike River Road for the 5K Run/Walk event that is one of the activities planned for the day.

The Board reviewed the street report as presented by Whitton. the Utility Report as presented by Mayou and the treasurer's report as presented by Pullen.

On a split vote, with Christ opposed, they approved all bills for payment as printed.

After considering quotes for chip sealing Polk Avenue the board approved a motion to accept the bid from Scott Construction for $11,800 to chip seal Polk Avenue using crushed limestone instead of blacktop.

A Streets Committee meeting was set for noon on Thursday, June 21.

a. Discuss/Consider " Purchase hoist system with safety harness. Action, if any. " Christ made a motion seconded by Gordon to purchase a hoist system including an upper mast, lower mast, two bases, harness, hitch mount base, and winch for a cost not to exceed $9,000. Motion carried. The Board would like to budget for a large harness in 2019.

Radtke announced that Décor and Carfair are still looking for employee, and other businesses in the village are also seeking people to hire.

June is the time for the annual renewal of licenses. The board approved renewal of annual 2018-2019 Class "A" Beer & "Class A" Liquor Retailer's Licenses for Exxon One Stop, Wausaukee LaFaive Corp (BP), Krist Oil Co., Sal's Food Center, and Ranger City Market Place.

They also approved annual 2018-2019 Class B beer and liquor retailer's licenses for Hoover's Prime Tyme, Chippewa LLC, Newingham's Supper Club, and Wausaukee Bowl, and annual 2018-2019 Cigarette Licenses for Exxon One Stop, Krist Oil Co., Wausaukee LaFaive Corp (BP), Sal's Food Center, and Family Dollar.

Repair or replacement of the Village of Wausaukee billboard south of Crivitz was on the agenda for discussion and possible action. No action was taken.

After reviewing Mayou's Utility Report the board authorized purchase of a hoist system for work in manholes and other enclosed spaces. The hoist system, including an upper mast, lower mast, two bases, harness, and hitch mount base, and winch at a cost of not more than $9,000. Board members indicated they would like to budget for a large harness in 2019.

The Water and Sewer Utility has a CD for Water & Sewer Repairs and Maintenance at Stephenson National Bank and Trust. After some discussion the board approved a motion, made by Christ and seconded by McKim, to withdraw $9,000 from that CD at maturity to pay for the hoist system and then use the remainder to open a new CD at Nicolet Bank in Crivitz at a rate of 1.74%. The motion carried. "


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