Village of Arena police officers drop down to part-time

Arena Police Chief Nick Stroik announced at last week’s village board meeting that he and Sergeant Wyatt Miller are going to be working part time starting November 15.

Sauk City balances budget, passes levy

After spending some time with the Finance Committee, the full budget was presented to the Sauk City village board for the first time at their meeting Tuesday, November 14.

Prairie du Sac goes forward on new well

The Village of Prairie du Sac made construction on Well #4 official by signing several task orders with Strand. Construction on the well building will occur in the Fall of 2024.

Mazomanie looks for more affordable options for police contract

At their November 14th meeting, the Mazomanie Village Board discussed the skyrocketing costs of their police contract with the Dane County Sheriff’s Department.

Black Earth’s new transformer arrives

It’s budget time for local governments, and at their November 7 monthly meeting the Black Earth Village Board wrestled some more, as they do every year, with their budget. Small rural municipalities are always stretched thin on the budget front, especially as they see expenses rise and revenues stay flat.

Village of Mazo increases NWDSS contribution

The Village of Mazomanie upped its contribution to Northwest Dane Senior Services (NWDSS) after wrestling extra funds from the budget at their Finance Committee meeting on Wednesday, November 1st.

Water rate increase in store for Prairie du Sac due to new well

The village board of Prairie du Sac faced water rate increases for their residents no matter what they decided to do with well #5. In the end the board chose the lower priced option for their new municipal well, coming in at $2.7 million for a 500-foot deep well with polyphosphate treatment to reduce the iron content.

Village of Arena construction woes continue

Ongoing issues with construction on Sharon Street in Arena continue. At the October Arena Village Board meeting, trustees Melissa Bandell, Brittany Carney, Jim Doerflinger, Tami Erspamer, Kristen Shea, Kathy Stoltz and village president Kate Reimann learned that JI Construction is still having problems with dewatering.

Prairie du Sac continues budget presentations

The Village of Prairie du Sac continued their departmental budget presentations at their regular meeting on October 10th. During budget season, the board hears presentations and breakdowns of budgets from each village department.

Mazomanie ponders parcel purchase

The Village of Mazomanie held their board meeting on September 26th, putting the finishing touches on the newly named park on the bluff. The Parks Committee suggested the name of “Mazomanie Bluff” for the entire park.


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