PIERCE COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT will hold an open meeting on Thursday, March 19, at 7 p.m. in the County Board Room, Pierce County Courthouse, Ellsworth. AGENDA: 7 p.m. - Call to order. Approve minutes of Nov. 13. Set next meeting dates. Discuss/take action for a conditional use permit for a mechanical lift and grading in the St. Croix River way on property owned by Thomas and Julie Gujer, Government Lot 3 of Section 14, T27N, R20W, Town of Clifton (W12566 770th Ave., River Falls), Pierce County. Agenda items for future meetings. Adjourn.
CARPENTER NATURE CENTER will hold an informational meeting on Thursday March 12, at 7 p.m. for people interested in volunteering with nature programs, helping to care for program animals, greet visitors on weekends and help with special events. Call 651-437-4359 for more information.
MOMS IN TOUCH INTERNATIONAL is an interdenominational prayer ministry of mothers, grandmothers and other concerned women meeting for one hour weekly to pray. To learn more about this ministry and about groups meeting in this area, there will be an Informational Tea at the First Covenant Church in River Falls, 1374 N. Main St., on Saturday, March 21, at 9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Val Wellnitz at 715 796-5274 or Margaret Blum at 715 749-4141.
PIERCE COUNTY HUMAN SERVICES BOARD will have a meeting on Thursday, March 12, at 6 p.m., in the Lower Level Lunch Room in the Pierce County Office Building, 412 W. Kinne St., Ellsworth, at which time the board will consider the following: AGENDA: Call to order. Roll call. Discuss and take action to approve meeting minutes of Feb. 12. Public comments--members of the public wishing to address the board must register in writing before the meeting begins. Presentation on ADRC services. Discussion and take action on approval of out of state travel for Child Protective Services manager--no county funds to be used. Discuss and take action on Resolution No. 08-24 Transfer of County General Funds for 2009 Drug Court Program and transfer of $25,000 from Human Services reserves to Human Services Drug Court account. Discuss anticipated impact of Gov. Doyle's budget proposal on Pierce County Department of Human Services in 2010 and 2011. Discuss and take action on recruitment of Human Services Board citizen member. Financial report - review monthly vouchers. Director's report. Adjournment.
TOWN OF ISABELLE: Notice is hereby given the Town of Isabelle will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, March 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the Red Wing Airport Terminal in Bay City. Agenda: Discuss building inspectors contract, new business and pay bills.
THE LAND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE will meet on Thursday, March 12 at 2:30 p.m. in the EOC Room (Emergency Operation Center), Ellsworth. Agenda: Call to order. Next meeting dates: Regular meetings March 18 and April 1and 15, Special meeting March 26. Set next meeting dates. Discuss draft Pierce County Comprehensive Plan - Ag, Natural, and Cultural Resources/Economic Development/Land Use/Housing Elements. Agenda items for future meetings and departmental update. Adjourn.
THE LAND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE will meet on Wednesday, March 18, at 7 p.m. in the County Board Room, Ellsworth. Agenda: Call to order. Next meeting dates: April 1 and 15. Set next meeting dates. Approve minutes of the March 4 Land Management Committee meeting. Discuss take action on a request for renewal of a conditional use permit for a wind electrical generation tower by Willard and Doris Traynor, owners of a parcel of land located in the NE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 36, T27N, R16W, Town of Gilman, Pierce County. Discuss take action on a request for a rule exception to 237-6 (A), minimum lot size, for a proposed land division by Kenneth and Joyce Schingledecker on property located in the NE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 10, T26N, R18W, Town of Trimbelle, Pierce County. Discuss proposed revisions to chapter §240 relating to alternative energy source permitting. Agenda items for future meetings and departmental updates. Adjourn.
THE PIERCE COUNTY SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT BOARD will have an open meeting on Wednesday, March 18, at 4:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Material Recovery Facility at 707 N. Maple St., Ellsworth. Agenda: CALL TO ORDER. Announce next meeting dates. Approve minutes of Feb. 11. Approve vouchers. Review 2008 budgets. Discuss/take action on SWMB Citizen Member Re-Appointment. Discuss MRF Air Quality Testing. Review 2009 Hauler License List. Discuss Proposed Changes to the State Grants. Discuss 2009 Spring Clean Sweep Event. Discuss/take action on 2009 Roll-off Containers Bids. Discuss/take action on 2008 Annual Report. OTHER BUSINESS: Board will convene into closed session, pursuant to Sec. 19.85(1)(c), Wis. Stats., for the purpose of considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility; Solid Waste Administrator performance evaluation. Board will return to open session and take action on closed session item, if required. Adjourn.
PIERCE COUNTY INFORMATION SERVICES COMMITTEE meeting will be Monday March 16, 7:30 a.m. EOC Room, Courthouse Annex. AGENDA: Call to Order. Approve Minutes of Jan.26 Information Services Committee meeting. Review Departmental Budget. Review the 2008 Information Services Department Annual Report. Discuss and take action on Location for Disaster Recovery Items. Discuss and take action on infrastructure updates including UPS, autoloader and fiber run. Discuss Smartphone procedures for county employees. Discuss and take action on County Alltel Plan. Director's Report. Set Future Meetings. Adjourn.
WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN BIOSOLIDS FACILITY COMMISSION meeting will be Tuesday, March 17, at 8:30 a.m. 677 Bio Ave., Ellsworth. Call meeting to Order. Roll Call. The list of agenda items may not be complete and official action may be taken on any of the following agenda items: CONSENT AGENDA: Approval of bills for February. Approval of the meeting minutes for Feb. 17. FINANCIAL REPORTS: Approval of the January and February financial reports. FACILITIES REPORT: Report on facility issues. OLD BUSINESS: Progress report on centrate quality improvements. Discussion of non-member contracts. Porcupine Enterprizes contract extension discussion. MISCELLANEOUS: Communications and future agenda items. ADJOURNMENT: Adjournment.
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY MEMORIALS AND HONORS: For information on the American Cancer Society Memorials and Honors donations, call Kathryn M. Schommer, W3750 200th Ave., Maiden Rock, 54750, 715-448-2903, chairperson of the Pierce County ACS Memorials and Honors program. Or call 1-800-ACS-2345.
PIERCE COUNTY HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION. An all volunteer organization dedicated to the preservation of Pierce County history through education, research and collections. Board meetings, open to the public, are held at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of January, March, May, July, September and November. Local chapter meetings vary. For more information, visit the PCHA web site at www.piercecountyhistorical.org or contact the Ellsworth office at 273-6611.
LOOK GOOD FEEL BETTER is a program designed to help women overcome the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatments. The sessions are the first Monday of the month on alternating months at the River Falls Area Hospital (the first classroom on the left coming in the front entrance). Call the American Cancer Society Navigator at 1-877-423-9122 X 212 or contact Shauna Knott in the Wellness and Fitness Center of the RF Hospital at 426-4573. This program is free to all, but pre-registration is required.
THE MOOSE FAMILY: The Moose supports thousands of programs that bring communities closer together, provide for the youth of Mooseheart Child City and School in Illinois, and care for aged members at Moosehaven retirement community in Florida. Plus, members enjoy benefits and discounts all across North America. To find out more about the Moose organization, visit, www.mooseintl.org or call 425-9152. Family Center 594 is located at 620 N. Clark St., River Falls.
KINNIC FALLS ADA SERVICES will offer a program for first-offense underage drinkers. The program will be held the second Wednesday of each month, from 4-6 p.m., at 902 S. Orange St., River Falls. Call 426-5950 for admission information.
TURNINGPOINT SUPPORT GROUPS: Turningpoint offers ongoing support groups for victims of domestic and sexual violence. The Self-Esteem Group and the Children's Support Group meet on Mondays; the Domestic Violence Support Group and the Children's Support Group meet on Thursdays; and the Sexual Assault Survivors Support Group meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month. All groups run from 6-7:30 p.m., and meet in River Falls. For information, call 425-6751 or 800-345-5104.
WOMEN'S OPEN TWELVE-STEP AA MEETING will be held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at 3508 Hwy. 35, Bay City, phone 594-3131. Non-smoking.
ELMWOOD TOPS CLUB: The Elmwood Tops Club meets at 6:30 p.m., each Monday at Heritage Nursing Home in Elmwood. For more information, call 639-2911.
MAIDEN ROCK A.A. meets Sundays (topic meeting), Tuesdays (topic meeting), Wednesdays (Big Book meeting) Fridays (campfire meeting), and Saturday (topic) at 7 p.m. at Alano/George Andrews Building, Hwy. 35, Bay City.
MAIDEN ROCK AL-ANON meets Mondays at 7 p.m. at Alano/George Andrews Building, Hwy. 35, Bay City.
MAIDEN ROCK WOMEN'S MEETING will be held at 7 p.m. at Alano/George Andrews Building, Hwy. 35, Bay City.
SPRING VALLEY AA: Meets Mondays, 7 p.m., at Spring Valley Congregational Church. For more information, phone 778-4860.