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Peshtigo Council To Meet Tuesday, Jan. 3
Issue Date: December 28, 2016
Peshtigo City Council will hold its first meeting of 2017 at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3.
Among items on their agenda will be a recommendation from the Personnel Committee to adopt the tentative contract with the WPPA-LEER police union, as discussed in closed session on Friday, Dec. 16. Members present were acting chair Tom Gryzwa and aldermen Mike Behnke and Brigitte Schmidt.
Council will also be asked to approve $300,000 to finance the sludge thickener modifications at the Wastewater Treatment Plant as recommended by the Water and Sewer Committee. Construction administration is to be handled by Robert E. Lee.
On recommendation of the Streets and Drainage Committee, the city's dumpster at the Public Works Department garage is expected to be open only from 8 a.m. to noon on the first Monday of each month from now through May 1. This is due to lack of an Experience Works employee to supervise disposal of large items and recyclables. Residents can arrange for curbside pickup of items such as furniture, etc. by calling city hall at 715-582-3041. If council approves there will be a small pickup fee plus the regular disposal fee.
Council will most likely approve a request from the Chamber of Commerce to use Harper Park from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28 for an ice skating event. Parks and Recreation Director David Zahn told the Parks and Recreation Committee on Friday, Dec. 16 that the rink was already two thirds of the way ready for the event.
Zahn recommended several special events for the Badger Park Campground, and they were approved by the committee. He plans to open the 2017 camping season on the weekend of April 18, weather permitting. There is to be a camping special during the Cabela's Walleye Tour Week in Marinette from Aug. 14 through Aug. 19, as well as "specials" for camping during other events.
If Council approves, Zahn will soon begin advertising for people to fill seasonal and summer positions in the Parks and Recreation Department, including a seasonal park supervisor, adult lawn mower, a campground host, a weed harvester operator, and six students for summer help.