Campbell Votes To Buy Church For Library
A former Baptist church on French Island will be turned into a new library for the Town of Campbell.
Town residents voted 134 to 55 in favor of the purchase on Tuesday night, after a public hearing. The library would be moved out of the town hall to provide more space for emergency services. Some opponents of the plan argued that the town government doesn't need more space if the population has not grown, while others suspected that town officials had a conflict of interest in arranging for the purchase.
Campbell to Vote Tonight on Buying Church
The possibility of the town of Campbell buying an old church on French Island has sparked some protest. We've heard numerous complaints about unnecessary spending regarding the potential purchase. But town board supervisor Pat Post says she's made a well-below-appraisal on the former Baptist church and there's not much work to do to turn it into a new library space for the town
The town board holds a special six o'clock meeting tonight so that people in Campbell can vote on the purchase.
La Crosse Council to Vote This Week on Pay and Term Length Cut
Hard to cut your own pay. So, it's a bit unlikely that the La Crosse city council will vote this week to do just that. It's one of two proposals by council member John Satory. Cut the pay in half. Cut the terms in half; from four years to two. The council, he says, would attract many more qualified candidates
Reason for the pay cut? Satory says, it's only fair. Since the council voted last month to cut the next mayor's pay in half if voters approve the plan for adding a city administrator in a binding referendum next month.
Cops Say Drunk Driver Denies Drinking Right Before Spilling Empty From Van
Faulty brake lights have led a La Crosse guy to his sixth OWI. Cops say they pulled over Sean Iverson on Saturday evening. Drinking? asked the cops. No, not at all, said Iverson. And then when he got out of his van, an empty beer can rolled out onto the ground. They found a bunch of cold ones in a box between the seats. Police say the 44 year-old Iverson blew slightly over a .14 on the breathalyzer.
La Crosse Stormwater Bills Delayed
Originally the city of La Crosse was hoping to collect with a new stormwater utility at the beginning of this year. But a problem setting up a billing process likely will delay collection for months. Water utility manager Mark Johnson says billing for stormwater is not as easy as billing for water and sewer because there's no meter involved
Eventually, a typical household in La Crosse will pay an extra fifty bucks a year in a stormwater charge.