Douglas County Boardwalk: Budget process begins amidst extension events
By Andy Lisak Douglas County Administrator The budget planning process for Douglas County goes into full swing this month. Next week, two committees of the Douglas County Board will review preliminary budget proposals for several county departments.
By Andy Lisak
Douglas County Administrator
The budget planning process for Douglas County goes into full swing this month.
Next week, two committees of the Douglas County Board will review preliminary budget proposals for several county departments.
Also next week, our University of Wisconsin-Extension will be involved in a couple of educational events.
The Douglas County Planning and Zoning Committee meets at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the Government Center Boardroom 201, 1316 N. 14th St., Superior. The committee takes action on several items related to a Community Development Block Grant application for rural housing. The committee also reviews the preliminary 2016 budgets for the Rural Housing Authority, the Zoning & Planning, Land Records, Surveyor and Real Property Lister departments. The committee will also receive a presentation on LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) from Dean Larson of Pictometry International Corporation.
The committee suspends its regular meeting at 10 a.m. to hold a public hearing on several matters. They consider an appeal by a Wascott landowner of a subdivision ordinance, conditional use permit applications for parcels in Highland and Summit, and requests to transfer conditional use permits for parcels in Parkland and the town of Superior.
The Douglas County Extension, Education and Recycling Committee meets at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Room 107 of the Douglas County Courthouse, 1313 Belknap St., Superior. The committee is scheduled to act on the 2015-2016 Extension Agents Contract between Douglas County and the University of Wisconsin System. The committee will review the preliminary 2016 budgets for the Extension and Recycling departments. The committee will also discuss proposed changes at three recyclable collection sites within the county.
Douglas County UW-Extension sponsors two events next week. UW-Extension in cooperation with the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District holds a “Biosolids Field Day” at 5 p.m. Monday at the Mikrot Family Farm, 7139 East Mikrot Road, South Range. Attendees learn about the application of biosolids on cropland.
The eighth annual “Mighty Machines” event takes place 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Superior Middle School, 3626 Hammond Ave., Superior. 4-H and Northern Lights Family Resources Center host the event to provide children (and adults) a hands-on opportunity to explore large and simple machines.
For more information on Douglas County government, please visit our website at www.douglascountywi.org . I welcome your comments and suggestions. I can be reached at 715-395-1335 or email@example.com .