A look into the governing of the Lower Wisconsin River Valley, covering the River Valley School District and the municipalities within it.
The River Valley School Board was asked to reckon with equity, diversity and inclusion issues at its Feb. 11
meeting, as a district parent brought
concerns of racial harassment to the
board, leading to an apology from the school board president and a promise to do more.
In the first legislative acts passed in nearly a year, Gov. Tony Evers signed two tax bills into law last week that will provide $480 million in tax relief to businesses and families that have been affected by COVID-19.
Earlier this month, Republican Sen. Howard Marklein, Spring Green, re-introduced “Truth in Food Labeling” legislation that would require food labels to reflect the use of actual dairy and meat products, prohibiting plant based products from using those descriptors.
After nearly a year without a steady Corporation Counsel, the Sauk County Board voted to hire Brian Desmond to fill the long-empty office and end a period of heavy turnover for the county.
Recently, the village of Lone Rock and the village of Plain have decided to remove fluoride from their municipal water supplies, citing resident concerns, staff safety concerns and modern dental products containing fluoride as reasons for the removal.
Last month, the Sauk County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to appoint Treemanisha Stewart to serve as the county’s Public Health Officer. Stewart started work in the county Feb. 1.
Valley Sentinel spoke with Stewart regarding her first weeks on the job, her experience and her goals for the county health department. Below are her answers.
The village of Spring Green is set for a few structural changes to its staff following its Feb. 10 meeting, where the board approved the creation of two new positions to alleviate workload stress on the village clerk and employees.
Following the results of a water study of the village of Arena’s water systems, the village is preparing to build a secondary well system which is set to cost the village at least $2.1 million over the next three years.
The Spring Green Village Board rejected three options for adjusting Sewer utility rates this year, after village residents saw a major increase in water rates already.
The Sauk County Board voted to hire a new public health officer at its meeting last week, after nearly four months with the leadership position in the department vacant.
The village of Plain was recently awarded approximately $190,000 in community grant funds for structural upgrades to Nachreiner Avenue.
The village of Plain and village of Spring Green each met Jan. 13 to hold their caucuses, to determine which candidates will appear on the April 2021 election for their boards.
The village of Arena met for its regular board meeting Jan. 5, where the board appointed a former board member to fill a newly vacant seat and continued discussions for funding solutions for the joint Fire and EMS program.
The village of Plain was approved last week for $500 in grant funds from Sauk County, which will be used toward the cost of Strassenfest, the annual event planned for Oct. 2 this year.
The village of Spring Green could see some restructuring and new positions as they work to alleviate workload stress for the clerk and office staff.
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