Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A Quick Update From December 19th's Meeting

Hey folks,

While tomorrow's expected blizzard closed in, the City Council held their scheduled meeting tonight. Here's an update on three issues I discussed earlier this week:
  • The council approved the "calming measures" on Ashbury 15-0 without discussion as part of a blanket vote on items from the Municipal Services Committee. Ashbury Drive will be narrowed at its intersections with Sourapple and Applecart Drives when the street is redone next summer.
  • The council also approved the Fire Department's request to purchase thermal imaging cameras unanimously and without discussion. 
  • Finally, the recommendation to cancel the city's SWAT agreement with the Town of Grand Chute passed 12-3 after spirited debate. Several aldermen argued that it sends the wrong message to be negating agreements with our neighboring communities, but in the end most sided with an argument that the city needs to support Chief Helein in this matter.
The council will now take two weeks off for the holidays. Committee meetings will resume on the week of  January 7 and the next full council meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 16.

Stay safe, everyone.

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