A plan to add two wings to the Clintonville Veterans Memorial was approved by the city council at their meeting Tuesday, Jan. 14.
The plan calls for two wall sections to be added, with space for 220 bricks on each wall. The current memorial has 800 filled bricks, and the two new walls would add space for 440 more bricks.
A request to move ahead with fundraising efforts was tabled until design and cost elements can be formalized.
“The estimated cost for this project will be between $40,000 and $50,000,” said Veterans Memorial Committee Chairperson Jeannie Schley. “We want to begin selling bricks – which will cost $150 each – before we begin fundraising efforts. We hope to sell about 130 bricks before we begin our fundraising efforts.”
Schley said the committee hopes to construct the addition in 2014, if brick sales and fundraising efforts go well.
Bricks can be purchased to honor any veteran.
For more information about purchasing a brick, contact City Hall at 715-823-7600.
The order in which candidates’ names will appear on ballots was drawn at the meeting. In the contested races, names will appear in the following order: District 1 – James Krause (challenger), Al Miller (incumbent); District 3 – Steve Kettenhoven (incumbent), John Wilson (challenger); District 4 – Mike Hankins (incumbent), Mary Beth Kuester (challenger).
The following items were approved by the council:
• A Temporary Class B license for the Clintonville Firemen’s Association for their Fire on Ice event to be held Jan. 25 on Pigeon Lake, off from Pickerel Point;
• Resolution 2014-01 providing for the sale of $2,050,000 General Obligation Promissory Notes, Series 2014A. The city is soliciting bids at this time, and rates will be presented at next month’s meeting. This action represents the city’s standard three-year borrowing;
• Ordinance 1088 – Music Event License (2nd reading);
• Resolution 2014-02: Music Event License Fee. This fee has been set at $20 per event or $100 annually. Music events will be defined as any live music, bands or karaoke; and
• A certified survey map for 215 and 219 Cedar Street. There were two lots, and there still will be two lots at this location; however, the large propane tank will now be on one lot, while the remaining land around it has been combined into the other lot.
Gerald Plumb received special recognition from the council, as he is retiring after 40 years of service to the city.
The council adjourned into closed session to discuss 2014-15 Law Union negotiations, but took no action upon returning to open session.
The next regularly scheduled city council meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at City Hall.