Raze Order Stands Against Fire Ravaged House
5/12/11 – A house in Beaver Dam ravaged by fire in November of 2009 will be torn down next week. That’s according to property owner Cristina Seremet, who lost an appeal yesterday to lift a raze order issued against the dilapidated structure at 400 North Center Street. The city building inspector issued the raze order last year after improvements on the house stalled as Seremet haggled with her insurance company, which has not paid out on the damage. The city then secured a default judgment, meaning a judge signed off on the demolition without response from the property owners who were in foreclosure. The building was set for demolition when Seremet was notified by her bank that their lenders insurance would cover their costs. She then asked the judge to reverse the raze order so the new found money could be spent on refurbishing the existing structure. A judge denied that request yesterday but gave Seremet ten days to tear it down on her own, or else the city would do it. Seremet is affiliated with a construction company and plans on beginning demolition on Monday and finishing by week’s end. She says she doesn’t plan on doing anything with the property in the near future except turning it into a grassy field. City officials tell us if the structure does not come down within the ten day time frame they will immediately move forward with demolition and the structure will be down by this time next month.
Petri Plans Town Meetings, Community Comment Wednesday
5/12/11 – Congressman Tom Petri has stops in the Dodge County area planned during a series of town meetings next week. The format will allow residents in the Fond du Lac Republican’s Sixth District to discuss federal issues and ask questions of their Congressman in a group setting. Petri will be at the Horicon City Hall on East Lake Street next Wednesday from 9am to 10. In the afternoon, he will appear at the Watertown Senior and Community Center for an hour beginning at 3pm. Also next Wednesday, Petri will appear on WBEV’s Community Comment, which airs weekdays at 12:35pm.
Columbus Spring Concert Tonight
5/12/11 – The annual Columbus High School “Spring Concert” is scheduled for 7pm tonight, May 12, in the High School Auditorium. The Symphonic Band, Chamber Choir and Concert Choir will feature a variety of musical selections from epic pieces to show tunes and pop music. Both the Symphonic Band and the Chamber choir will also be performing for this year’s graduation on Sunday, June 6. The Columbus High School Bands are directed by Tim Meinholz and the School choirs directed by Joan Parise.