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At the Monday night, Feb. 11 Hammond Village Board meeting, Village President Tony Bibeau assured trustees that the numerous issues with IT provider Computer Integration Technologies, Inc. (CIT) were being addressed. A meeting on Thursday, Feb. 7, brought Bibeau, Village Administrator Sandi Hazer and Police Chief Rick Coltrain to the table with CIT CEO Chris Taylor and members of the senior management team servicing the village IT contract.
Wednesday night, Feb. 6, was filled with plenty of discussion but not much decision making by Star Prairie Village Board trustees. Village Maintenance Operator Nate Licht presented two options to resolve Barron Avenue area flooding due to water from an artesian spring backing up. The immediate issue of flooding the street has been addressed temporarily by using a pipe to divert water into a storm drain in the vicinity of Main Street Pizza.
The Hammond Village Board began the process of reviewing vendors to rebuild the village's IT infrastructure in May 2018. The village had history with one of the vendors, Computer Integration Technologies, Inc. (CIT). Their proposal got the clear support of Board President Tony Bibeau and Clerk/Administrator Sandi Hazer in early discussions despite questionable terms in their proposal and an illusive price tag.
Go online or pick up any paper and you can read all about the science and history behind Sunday night's Super Blood Wolf Moon. Peek atmospheric conditions caused the full moon to appear slightly larger and brighter than usual. It appeared "blood red" because it was a total lunar eclipse, the earth slipped between the moon and the sun causing it to appear red.
At their meeting Jan. 9, Village of Star Prairie trustees were greeted by an announcement that President Chad Peterson would be resigning his seat effective immediately. Trustee Craig Matthys will assume the president's responsibilities until the election scheduled for April 2, 2019. In a letter read by Matthys, Peterson thanked the trustees and residents of the village for their support. He resigned due to moving outside of village limits.
At their meeting Monday night, Jan. 14, members of the New Richmond City Council voted unanimously to authorize the publication of Requests for Qualifications (RFQ) from potential developers interested in developing both the recently acquired Beebe Building and the Dairy Queen property. The requests signal the city's intention to move forward expeditiously to realize a return on its investments which stand at $475,000 ($175,000 DQ, $300,000 Beebe) so far for the two properties. "There are really three different steps to this process. The first begins with an RFQ, followed by interviews.
At their board meeting Tuesday night, Dec. 18, 2018, Village of Somerset trustees agreed to spend not more than $25,000 with Ady Advantage, a strategic branding company out of Madison, to develop a community brand for the Village.