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Village Board approves new TID district

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The Ellsworth Village Board approved the creation of Tax-Increment Development district No. 11 in the village at its monthly meeting held last Monday.

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The village board unanimously approved the resolutions needed to create the district upon recommendation of the Plan Commission. They also unanimously adopted two other Plan Commission recommendations: 1). A building and site approval plan to Foley LLC.  at 300 W. Industrial Road and 2). A CSM approval for Al Hines Construction in the Town of Ellsworth at 490th Ave. and 610th St. which falls into the ETZ boundary area of the village.

Board members unanimously adopted two resolutions amending the municipal code on both parking restrictions in the village and legal language clarification and fixing. Both resolutions were on the main agenda.

Trustees approved the following committee recommendations: approving a snow blower from Macqueen Equipment for $82,750; approving a squad car purchase from Ellsworth Ford for $24,503.25; approve a TID No. 8 payment to the Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery for $31,638 and approved a new interest rate and payment schedule for the loan to the Ellsworth Hubbers amateur baseball club at zero percent.

The Water and Sewer Committee, with authorization from the full board, approved a bid for $249,595.60 for TID No. 9 to Albright Excavating for a water main extension and right turn lane for Senior Properties of Ellsworth.

Board members also heard updates on the renovation of Young field at Summit Park and they heard plans about the 2014 Cheese Curd Fest. The Fest will take place June 20-22 and festival organizers want to upgrade the bathroom facilities in East End Park before next year’s festival.  There are also plans to form an ad-hoc committee with the Creamery to find way to help spur business development near the Creamery’s expanded facility and in East Ellsworth as a whole.

Interviews for the new village police chief will begin Monday.

Village President Pro Temp Kenny Manfred ran the meeting in place of the absent Village President Gerald DeWolfe and all members were present except Neil Gulbranson.

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Sean Scallon
Sean Scallon has been a reporter and Sports Editor at the Pierce County Herald newspaper in Ellsworth since 1998. He holds a bachelors degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's also worked at newspapers in Glenwood City, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois and Shawano, Wisconsin. Sean also works as a sports reporter for other newspapers and websites in RiverTown Multimedia from River Falls to Hudson to New Richmond and Red Wing.
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