News – May 5, 2022

(Juneau) Dodge County Board Supervisor Dan Siegmann wants to hold all committee meetings in a location where they can be video recorded. He told the Executive Committee this week that his goal is more transparency for constituents. Currently, the Dodge County board room and a first floor room at the administration building in Juneau are the only spaces capable of livestreaming or recording meetings. Most meetings are held at various county locations to accommodate employees who report to those committees. The Executive Committee asked Siegmann to do some additional research and they will discuss the matter again at their meeting next month.

(Beaver Dam) Two park’s projects in Beaver Dam moved forward following action by the Beaver Dam Common Council this week. Officials approved the hiring of MSA Professional Services to design the new pavilion at Tahoe Park. The Beaver Dam-based company will be paid $18,800 for the project. The council also signed-off on hiring Lee Recreation of Cambridge for $46,250 to replace playground equipment at Lakeview Park. Funds for both efforts come from the city’s Capital Improvements Plan.

(Juneau) Those who make a living behind bars are being recognized as part of National Correctional Officer Week. Since 1985, the first full week of May has been dedicated to recognizing the contributions made by correctional workers. Local sheriffs encourage people to thank a correctional officer if they know one or come in contact with them for their service to the community.

(Green Lake County) Green Lake County authorities are looking for tips about a burglary that occurred at Chubs Pub in Kingston early Monday morning. Staff of the tavern reported the burglary to the sheriff’s office and provided surveillance photos showing two individuals wearing hoodies to conceal their faces. One appears to be a man and the other a woman. Tips may be eligible for up to a $1,000 cash reward for information leading to the arrest of any suspects.

(Iron Ridge) Public comments are being accepted as part of the village of Iron Ridge’s application for funding through the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program to address deficiencies in its public drinking water system. The projects primarily include the replacement of lead line services throughout the village. The DNR has determined that the project will not result in significant adverse environmental effects, though based on public comments received by their deadline next Friday May 13th, the state may prepare an environmental analysis before proceeding with the funding process.

(Wisconsin) Before you start your next major home improvement project, make sure you are finding a trusted contractor to do that work. State consumer officials say you should also be shopping around for the best deals. They say get more than one written estimate. Written estimates and deadlines for a job will keep you safe and make sure you are not being fleeced. – WRN