Government

Village of Prairie du Sac works with neighbors on flooding

The village of Prairie du Sac is reaching out to its neighboring communities for feedback and support in strategizing preventative measures in lieu of the March 11-13, 2019 flooding in the village. Prairie du Sac Village Administrator Alan Wildman and Board President Cheryl Sherman lead the discussion during the Nov.

Town of Vermont looks to review Comprehensive Plan

In the near future, the Town of Vermont plan commission will begin reviewing the community’s comprehensive plan to determine if the guidelines and rules in the document support the stated land development goals of the citizens and community.

Cardinal Glass plans to double factory size

The Village of Mazomanie will see a $275,000 increase in tax revenue thanks to an expansion to Cardinal Glass. The local businesses will add 100,000 square feet to its existing facility. This will double the size of the existing plant.

Sauk City to vote on Wheel Tax

The Village of Sauk City will face a choice at their public hearing Nov. 26: accept a Wheel Tax or reject the 2020 budget. The board discussed a Wheel Tax last month, in order to balance the budget. This the first time the wheel tax will actually be presented in front of the public for a vote.

New Sauk City Library funding approved

The Village of Sauk City approved the final steps for what will become the George Culver Community Library at their meeting Tuesday, Oct. 29. The $800,000 renovation of the Straight Forward building should be completed by the end of next summer. The Craig Culver Family Foundation donated the building.

Village of Mazomanie receives $72,000 from FEMA for flooding


The Village of Mazomanie received its first significant FEMA funding Friday, November 1. Dane County Executive Joe Parisi and Dane County Emergency Management Director Charles Stubbs stopped by the Village Office to deliver the check. The $72,000, which includes Federal and County funds, are for emergency repairs to utilities and streets that were completed in the wake of last year’s flooding. Pictured, left to right: Village Administrator Peter Heubner, Village President Gary Harrop, Parisi, Stubbs, and Public Works Director Mark Geisler. Photo by Joe Block

The Village of Mazomanie received its first significant FEMA funding Friday, November 1. Dane County Executive Joe Parisi and Dane County Emergency Management Director Charles Stubbs stopped by the Village Office to deliver the check.

October 2nd flooding in Arena leads to disaster declaration

In two meetings in October, the Arena Village Board confirmed a disaster declaration due to flooding and took steps to move forward with new village employees. The declaration confirmed that flooding struck the village on October 2 and declared that emergency conditions exist, thus the village is restriction traffic on damaged or flooded roads.

Prairie du Sac budget to grow by nearly 2 percent but taxes drop


Prairie du Sac Village Board member Craig Bender leads discussion at the Oct. 22 board meeting while board member Abby Howell-Dinger looks over the agenda. Photo by Autumn Luedke.

Residents of the Village of Prairie du Sac will have the opportunity to vote on the village’s projected 2020 budget later in November, which includes a 1.91 percent increase in the tax levy from 2019. Taxes, however, will be going down.

Mazomanie asking residents to raise funds for NWDSS

The Village of Mazomanie will be sponsoring a fundraiser for Northwest Dane Senior Services (NWDSS) through the end of this year, in an attempt to raise $10,000 for the organization. NWDSS operates in part based on contributions from the villages it serves. It asks each village for an estimate contribution every year.

Mazo Historical Society roof has “structural needs”

Replacement of the Mazomanie Historical Society’s roof is more involved than previously thought. Public Works Director Mark Geisler reported there are “more structural needs” and the proposed scope proved inadequate, at the Village of Mazomanie’s Oct. 2 meeting.

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