It was an eventful year for Central Wisconsin! As another year comes to a close, OnFocus is recapping the top stories in Community, Education, Public Safety, Business, and Government, not in any order.
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The city’s contribution to the Marshfield Outdoor Aquatic Center will increase by an additional $500,000 to cover soft costs for the project.
The Common Council approved the 2020 budget and a three percent tax increase on Nov. 26.
Individual TIDS were off their debt schedule, which resulted in the need for a general fund repayment.
Another section of 2nd Street will officially become a one-way after receiving final approval from the Common Council on Tuesday.
After months of contentious debate, a frac sand mine moved forward in the Town of Rock.
The department converted Weinfurtner Field at Griese Park into an organic field.
A recurring, well-informed presence during city government’s public comment period announced to Common Council he would “retire” from the podium.
The Marshfield Outdoor Acquatic Center has a completion date of 2021.
The exhibit ultimately went forward.
The property is strategic as storage space for police vehicles, additional parking space in anticipation of the police station expansion, and future development of the 2nd Street corridor.
The Common Council discussed removing a sign prohibiting firearms at City Hall. The item was brought forward for consideration by a resident who is a concealed carry permit holder.
The project ultimately broke ground on Dec. 11.
City staff recommended the remodel and expansion of the nearly 40 year-old police station instead of constructing a new facility.
Development has not kept pace with demand for single family housing in Marshfield, a study concluded.