Police & Fire Appointment, CIP on Common Council Agenda for Tuesday

Marshfield, WI (OnFocus) A busy night is in store for the Common Council this Tuesday.

Right at the start of the agenda is the appointment of a new member to the Police and Fire Commission. Mayor Bob McManus originally nominated Marissa Steinbach for the position. She later withdrew her name from consideration. McManus then put forward former city council member Gordie Earll. Earll’s appointment will be up for final approval before the council.

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After a few standard zoning changes, the council will next consider expenditures out of TIF 7. TIF 7, also known as the Yellowstone Industrial Park, is reaching the end of its expenditure period and there are a few final expenses to cover. According to a memo from Development Services Director Josh Miller, the expenses include $160,000 to Don Nikolai Construction for land that is sold in the TIF ($20,000 for 8 acres), $42,000 that was promised to help the development of the Yellowstone Crossings Business Incubator, and $100,000 as an incentive to Innovative Machine Specialties for expansion.

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The Council will then consider the 2020-2025 Capital Improvement Program, which is expected to pass without much further discussion. The council held a special meeting earlier this month to discuss the CIP.

The final matter for the council in open session will be a first consideration of the members for the new Housing Rehabilitation Committee. Members of that committee will include Nick Poeschel, Sue Decker, Chris Howard, John Baur, and Andy Keogh. This is the first reading and the item will see final consideration at the May 28th meeting. The committee is a result of the updated housing study.

OnFocus will provide live coverage of the council meeting at 6 p.m. on Facebook.

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Steven Okonek
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