(Horicon) Negotiations begin Thursday for nearly eight hundred union employees between the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers union and John Deere Horicon Works in Horicon. A similar scenario played out last fall that saw negotiations drag on and more than 10,000 employees at 14 different John Deere locations go on strike. The Horicon facility was not part of the strike, as those negotiations were for workers represented by the United Auto Workers union. The standing union contract is set to expire on October 1.
(Beaver Dam) The city of Beaver Dam will be holding a public informational meeting Thursday to discuss plans for a new storm water management pond. The pond would be located east of Highway 151 near the intersection of Caroline Court and Heritage Way and be part of a state mandate that requires a municipality to filter pollutants from storm water. The public informational meeting will be held at City Hall in the council chambers at 6pm. Those unable to attend can submit their questions to Beaver Dam Director of Engineering Todd Janssen. Contact info can be found at DailyDodge.com.
(Dodge County) Dodge County will participate in Clean Sweep again next month. The program allows residents to safely and legally dispose of unwanted pesticides, household products, and chemicals. Items generally accepted as part of the Clean Sweep program include pesticides, household cleaners and agricultural materials, along with light bulbs, mercury thermometers and oil and metal-based paints. household hazardous materials will be collected for a $10 fee per vehicle. Famers and small business are free with pre-registration. The Clean Sweep is Saturday, August 27th at the Dodge County Highway Shop on County Road A in the Town of Trenton from 8am until noon.
(Juneau) The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for their Citizen’s Academy. The program is meant to give community members the opportunity to learn about the daily operations of the sheriff’s office while also meet and interact with staff. Classes will be held from 6pm to 9pm every Wednesday between September 7th and December 14th. Applications can be found on the sheriff’s website. A link is at DailyDodge.com.
(Beaver Dam) Health conscious individuals are welcome to attend a summit next month focused on community wellbeing. A recent community health assessment was conducted to better understand and prioritize significant health needs and create a plan for improving the overall health of the region. Local health organizations in Dodge and Jefferson counties are hosting the Community Health Summit on Thursday, August 11 from 9am to 1pm at Comfort Suites Conference Center in Johnson Creek. To attend virtually or in person registration is required. For more information go to Daily Dodge.