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Board Suspends the Rules to Hear From More District 2 Candidates

One of the main agenda items for the October 3rd regular meeting of the St. Croix County Board was to review and vote on appointments made by Board Chairman Roger Larson to fill the District 2 vacancy left by former Supervisor Agnes Ring. According to the Bylaws of the County Board, when a supervisor cannot, or chooses not to complete their term, the Board Chairman holds the responsibility of identifying and appointing a replacement, who is then confirmed or rejected by the full Board.  If the Chairman puts forward more than one individual for consideration, the Board conducts an...

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District 2 Supervisor Resigns From County Board

At the Regular Meeting of the St. Croix County Board on Sept 05, 2017, Supervisor Agnes Ring announced her resignation from the Board.  During the Announcements portion of the meeting, she made the announcement, and explained that she could not complete her term after taking a position at the non-profit Family Resource Center of St. Croix Valley, citing potential conflicts of interest. According to the Family Resource Center web site, the organization was founded in 1998,  is a nonprofit organization that offers free parent education and family support to families in Pierce, Polk, and St. Croix counties. Their mission is to...

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Board Approves $27 Million in New Borrowing

At the September, 2017 Regular Meeting, the St. Croix County Board approved borrowing an additional $27 Million for the construction of a new Highway Department facility to be located in Baldwin.  The proposed new facility would consolidate many of the current, stand-alone structures into a single large facility, constructed on a 53 acre site purchased from the Village of Baldwin. Costs for the land purchase and construction will be financed through the County’s issuance of $27 Million in 20 Year, General Obligation (GO) Bonds, adding $1,925,000.00 in annual debt service to the tax levy in years 2019 – 2038....

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Second Board Seat Vacant After Kiesler Resignation

On Friday, June 16th, Supervisor Ron Kiesler of District 13 (City of New Richmond) tendered his resignation from the St. Croix County Board, effective immediately.   Mr. Kiesler is moving out of the district which he has represented on the County Board since being elected in 2012. Supervisor Kiesler served on the Council on Aging and Disabilities, and the Administration Committee.  His departure will leave two districts, District 7 ( City of Hudson Wards 2,3,4,7) and District 13 (City of New Richmond Wards 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12) unrepresented until replacements are identified, appointed by the Board Chair,...

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Appointment Denied for Vacant District 7 Board Seat

The appointment of Hudson attorney Sarah Yacoub to the vacant seat on the County Board failed to pass a confirmation vote of the full Board at the June 6th Regular Meeting.  Ms. Yacoub was the only candidate under consideration for the appointment following Ms. Tammy Moothedan’s last minute withdrawal from consideration. Following a brief introduction from Board Chair Roger Larson, Sarah made some brief statements about her love of Western Wisconsin, and how she would approach the position.  Following one brief question regarding potential conflicts of interest, the Board voted on the confirmation of the appointment. When the results were tallied and...

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