Late For Work Permission Slip
Frustrated with all the road construction in La Crosse? Is your boss angry because the congestion is making you late for work? Then print off this handy permission slip and hand it your boss, compliments of WIZM!
One of La Crosse's busiest intersections is a lousy place for a baseball field. That's what city park director Steve Carlyon has said for years about Powell Park, at the corner of Jackson and West Avenue. Carlyon now has a plan to move the ball diamond from Powell to Isle La Plume, near Kootch Carroll field. He says that would allow the city to develop a specialized playground at Powell. Carlyon says only a handful of communities around the country have such a playground designed for the abilities of autistic kids. The city plan commission reviewed the Isle La Plume plan yesterday.
It's being labeled an economic event and a discussion on jobs. And your chance to see President Barack Obama Thursday in La Crosse could become a reality. UW-L Chancellor Joe Gow confirmed early Monday morning that the president will be on his campus Thursday afternoon for an event that's free to the public. Some things need to be hammered down first says Gow. Tickets will be available for the general public tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Valhalla room in Cartwright Center. Gow says to accommodate the visit, UW-L student leaders have approved the use of the REC, which means that the REC will be closed for regular use beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday and will reopen with it's regular summer hours following the President's visit on Thursday after 3 p.m.
A development project at the old Irish Hills golf course is being put on hold for a while. The city plan commission has delayed action on the subdivision to be called 'The Quarry,' because the county apparently missed a deadline, and will have to make a new application. The new projects in the town of Shelby have been held up because of controversy, partly because the city of La Crosse wants some revenue guarantees.
Couches on porches again the focus of likely debate by the La Crosse city council tonight. A council committee considers a proposal to keep indoor upholstered furniture from being placed on porches, decks and balconies, along with other, similar structures. The council considered the same proposal last month but tabled it after several council members claimed the planned ordinance just didn't make any sense as written. The fire department says the ordinance is necessary as a fire prevention measure.