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Ellsworth Village Board approves licenses for upcoming events

The Ellsworth Village Board unanimously approved a long list of temporary licenses for upcoming events.

They approved dance and retailer's licenses for Polka Fest (July 10-13) and the Cheese Curd Festival (June 19-22). They also approved a parade license for Cheese Curd fest and a parade license to the American Legion Post 204 for a Memorial Day Parade on May 26. Also approved were a Class B retailer's licenses for the Ellsworth FFA's Showdown in Curdtown Tractor Pull on June 7, for the Pierce County Fair's motocross event on Aug. 1, for the fair's wine judging event on Aug. 6 and for the fair itself from Aug. 7-10.  The Ellsworth Hubbers baseball's six-month Class B retailer's license was also approved.

A Class A retailer's license application from Countryside Cooperative was unanimously approved along with a cigarette retailer's application for the co-op as well.

The spring clean-up dates were set for April 26 through May 3 and April 15 will be the date for the board's re-organizational meeting at 7 p.m. at the Village Hall. The next the Board of Review meeting date was set for June 30 from 5-7 p.m. at the Village Hall. 

On the main agenda, the board unaimously approved allowing the Knights of Columbus symbol on the village signs at each end of town and to allow the Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce to install a permanent power circuit board on the east side of Crosscut St. The board also unanimously approved committee recommendations to approved the new police union contract, accpeting the resignation of Zach Schultz as a full-time police officer, approving a $2,000 transfer from the Green Space Fees fund to the Park's budget to help pay for a $9,000 project to improve the restroom in East End Park.

The village demo site for the spring clean-up will be open from 12-8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Yard waste, brush, elaves will be accepted free of charge but village residents must have a 2012 dump sticker to eneter the demo site. Such stickers are available at the Village Hall, free of charge. The village will also pick-up yard waste  placed in biodegradeable bags, which can be purchased at the Village hall for .80 cents each, on May 5. These bags must be placed on the curb by 7 a.m.