Government

The city of Arcadia has set limits on how much of a residential lot may be covered with a hard surface, and outlawed parking vehicles on unpaved front or side yards. In other ordinance action last Wednesday, the council upped the legal smoking age from 18 to 21 to bring it into compliance with new...
Reluctant to walk away from the city’s $1 million investment in a federal flood-relief study, the Arcadia council approved spending an additional $92,000 to perhaps conclude the research. The council last Wednesday opted to take the money from funds set aside for rebuilding Gavney Road, a project...

Tim Zeglin

After accusations that Tim Zeglin abused his power as county chair and his defense that he was doing the work of a county administrator, the county board voted 11-to-four to keep him as chair until at least April. Monday’s vote came after six weeks of closed meetings, investigations and citizen...

 

 

The Whitehall council has approved an agreement that calls for Whitehall-Lincoln and Blair-Preston fire departments to be automatically dispatched for structure fires in any of the departments’ districts.  Under terms of the pact approved by the council last Tuesday, Trempealeau County dispatchers...
To advance what he says is the speedy internet connections that are “essential” to improve rural opportunity, the state senator representing the district that covers Trempealeau County has introduced several bills to push broadband. “You can’t have rural prosperity without broadband,” said 31st...
The pace of development in Independence’s new residential development should allow the city’s sewer treatment plant to keep up, the chairman of the utility committee concluded after concerns that the project could swamp the plant. “I’m in support of the development,” said utility chairman Ben Sylla...
Two proposals from Galesville council member Tom Thatcher died without a motion to second: a motion to take away the mayor’s power limiting public comment and a bid to make illegal the keeping of chickens within city limits. Thatcher suggested a change in December to the order of business for...
Three citizen complaints about the behavior of the chair of the county board do not “justify” removing an elected official from office, nor were chair Tim Zeglin’s action illegal, a letter from an attorney representing the county says. The decision to send the letters, as well as set meetings about...
After coming up with a short term plan for the Blair Police Department, the city’s police ordinance committee discussed long-term staffing plans. The city council announced the retirement of police chief Tim Wheeler (see story elsewhere in this week’s edition) and accepted the resignation of...
Details regarding the discipline that led to the negotiated retirement of Blair police chief Tim Wheeler became public last week after a Freedom of Information Act request made by the Times was fulfilled. After 20 years with the city, Wheeler’s run as the chief of police in Blair will officially...

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