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Spring elections candidate forum set next week at Kromrey

The Middleton Action Team will sponsor a spring elections candidates forum on Wednesday starting at 7 p.m. at Kromrey Middle School, 7009 Donna Drive.

Board of Education candidates Todd Smith and Linda Yu, who are vying for the seat in Area IV, along with incumbent Anne Bauer and Tia Edy, who are competing for the seat in Area V, are scheduled to attend the school board forum, which will go from 7 to 8 p.m.

The Middleton City Council candidate forum will follow from 8 to 8:30 p.m. First District candidates Kathy Olson and Robert Stipicevich along with 4th District registered write-in candidate Briana Giosta are scheduled to attend.

There will be prepared questions, and attendees are encouraged to submit their questions for consideration. The forums are being moderated by the League of Women Voters of Dane County.

A tour of Kromrey will be held at 6:30 p.m. for anyone interested.

County approves additional funding to increase emergency radio coverage

County approves additional funding to increase emergency radio coverage

The Dane County Board of Supervisors approved an additional $3.75 million in funding Thursday to increase radio coverage in rural areas and inside large buildings, according to a release.

The allocation was approved as part of a larger resolution approving the issuing of bonds to pay for commitments already approved in the 2015 capital budget, officials said. The new funding is in addition to the $3 million already dedicated to improvements in the DaneCom radio system.

News 3 reported in December that parts of DaneCom would be taken offline at the beginning of 2015 to determine if the county’s new emergency communication system was causing emergency radio problems.

School board considers options for possible $500K

Superintendent Don Johnson gave a brief update on facility options at both middle schools due to additional contingency funds being available at the Board of Education's regular meeting on Monday, Jan. 12.

He said as much as $500,000 might be available although Assistant Superintendent for Business Services Tom Wohlleber noted because they are referendum funds they must be used at Glacier Creek or Kromrey.

Johnson said administration is recommending that $30,000 be used to sod rather than seed the field at Kromrey. It is also recommending that $73,000 be used to grade the field and expand the retaining wall and fencing should the Board decide in the future to install turf.

Should the Board decide to install turf at Kromrey now, the cost would be up to $600,000. He noted turf might allow a field to be used from March through November depending on the snow level. He also is worried that with limited field space at Kromrey a grass field could be problematic.

MCPASD board considers open enrollment

Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services George Mavroulis led a brief discussion about potential open enrollment numbers for the 2015-16 school year at the Board of Education regular meeting on Dec. 15.

The board must approve a plan in January for open enrollment for the upcoming year. Mavroulis presented a chart of open enrollment spaces according to the Department of Public Instruction formula along with a copy of the rollover enrollment chart.

He noted there would be room for up to 46 open enrollment students in the first grade, although he thought 30 was the number the elementary schools could handle.

Info on 2014 tax bills

The 2014 tax bills are being mailed out Thursday. The City's online tax payment capability through Payment Services Network will be activated Friday... Read More

Notice Of Public Hearing - Request For Rezoning

Notice Of Public Hearing at a Meeting Of The Plan Commission To Be Held On Tuesday, December 9, 2014, At 7:05 Pm, At Middleton City Hall, 7426 Hubbard Ave., Middleton, The Following Matter Will Be Heard:... Read More

2015 Proposed Budget

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City of Middleton, Dane County, Wisconsin will hold a public hearing on the 2015 Proposed Budget at City Hall, 7426 Hubbard Avenue, Middleton, Wisconsin 53562, on Thursday November 6, 2014, at 7:00 p.m... Read More