Students Applaude Governor For Another Tuition Freeze Plan
On Friday, Governor Scott Walker announced a proposal for an additional two
Monroe County Courthouse Bids Come In High
All that's left for the new justice center in Monroe County to see a ground breaking is a huge vote. Judge David Rice says he will be there for that vote on April 23rd. Rice says bids were opened on Thursday for the new courthouse and jail, revealing that all 4 came in over the projected $25 million the county wanted to spend on the downtown Sparta facility. The bid went to Miron Construction at a price tag of over $26 million. If approved by the full county board, a ground breaking could take place in May.
What Could Go In Tomah?
Finding ways to chip into a $300 thousand shortfall in Tomah next year.
Mobil Site Clean-up Depends on City Plans
Someday, what was once known as the Mobil Oil site in La Crosse could be the city's grand new development.
But that someday seems quite a ways away. The city council this month will consider hiring a consultant to help deal with environmental clean-up at the former industrial site between Copeland avenue and the Black River. But that might be premature. The DNR tells us that the city will have to come up with a plan for what it wants to do with the site before a plan for environmental clean-up by Exxon-Mobil can be created. Just now the city is beginning the process of planning for use. Basically, the DNR tells us, Exxon-Mobil is on the hook for clean-up. But the company isn't sure how much clean-up it will have to do.
Remodel Planned for Fire Station
No jacuzzis or saunas for firefighters. No additional recreation area or sleeping quarters at the fifth and Market fire station in La Crosse. A coming million dollar remodel for the station won't be anything too much fancier than a floor replacement for the maintenance shop. And that absolutely has to be done says fire chief, Gregg Cleveland. Over time and with moisture and salt coming in from the streets, the concrete on the floor has deteriorated, exposing rebar and rendering the entire floor unusable. And making things a little hairy for the inspection offices underneath. In the coming remodel project, those offices will be updated as well.