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Wausaukee Village Board Increases Sewer Rate
Wausaukee-The Wau-saukee Village Board approved a one percent increase in the municipal sewer usage rate at its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 18.
The approved increase will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2018, and only the usage rates will be affected by the change. Base sewer rates will remain unchanged. Every board member except trustee Joleen Christ approved the increase, as Christ felt that the base rate should be increased by one percent as well.
Clerk/treasurer Sara Pullen noted that the one percent increase would generate approximately $900-1,000 in additional revenue annually for the Village of Wausaukee. She also stated that only the sewer usage rates were increased and the base rates left the same because the Water & Sewer Committee was only looking for an additional $1,000.
The board also awarded a bid on electrical upgrades to the municipal building through the installation of a new generator. The bid was awarded to Graese Electric, Inc. in Crivitz at a cost of $9,700. J&T Electric and Supply, Inc. in Crivitz also submitted a bid for $9,932.01.
Pullen informed the board that she had received an email from Greg Baas stating that he will resign as the village's zoning administrator and building inspector effective Dec. 1. She said Baas did not give a reason for his impending resignation.
During the treasurer's report, Pullen also noted that delinquent water and sewer taxes are due by Nov. 1. After that date, a 10 percent penalty will be applied. Those arrearages are due by Nov. 15, after which they are applied to the tax roll.
During his report to the board, president Hilbert Radtke noted that pick up for leaves and brush is scheduled for the week of Oct. 23-27 and a budget hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 5:30 p.m. He also stated that Halloween trick or treat hours have been set for 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31.
Radtke also thanked all those that helped out with the ninth annual Wausaukee Fall Festival event held on Saturday, Oct. 7, which he said was a big success despite some adverse weather conditions.
"I want to thank everyone who works so hard on Fall Fest. Rain cannot stop a good thing," he said. "It's amazing what can happen when a community works together."
"And I'd like to thank our team of employees and the board members who helped and everything. I've got a good group of people working here doing a good job at Fall Fest and the whole rest of the year, too. I really appreciate it."
The next regular board meeting of the Village of Wausaukee is Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 6 p.m.