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Menomonie Schools make masks optional

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Menomonie School Board Special Meeting for 5/24/2021

May 24, 2021

In tonight's school board meeting the board voted to make masks optional for students in the district starting on June 4, so masks will be required through the end of the school year. The board also voted to make masks optional at the school graduation ceremony this weekend.

Dunn County approves carbon-neutral energy resolution

Dunn County Board of Supervisors - 05/19/2021

May 20, 2021

The Dunn County Board has approved a resolution calling for 100% carbon-neutral energy in the county by the year 2050. The discussion on this item begins at 46:00 in the attached video. This resolution sets a goal for the county to lower their dependence on fossil fuels, and to increase sustainability in the county. The resolution itself begins on page 82 of the attached meeting packet. 

Menomonie City Council 5/17/2021

Menomonie City Council 5/17/2021

May 17, 2021

Pledge of Allegiance

1. Roll Call & Special Recognitions

2. Approval of Minutes

3. Public Hearings - None

4. Public Comments

5. Unfinished Business

A. Proposed request to WI DOT to relocate STH 29 from Main Street to 6th Avenue – discussion and possible motion of action

6. New Business

A. Review of a proposed 2021 Clean Sweep event at the Community Services facility and associated costs- discussion and possible motion authorizing

Menomonie School District Board Meeting for 5/10/2021

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Menomonie School Board Meeting for 5/10/2021

May 10, 2021

A live stream of the meeting will appear on this page at 5:30 PM.

In order to provide sufficient physical distancing, in-person attendance for the public Board meeting will be limited to 25 people. It is anticipated that there will be 14 spaces available for members of the public.

Gov. Evers Signs Senate Bill 69, Requires Holocaust and other Genocides Education for Wisconsin Students

April 28, 2021

MILWAUKEE — Gov. Tony Evers today signed Senate Bill 69, now Wisconsin Act 30, requiring lessons about the Holocaust and other genocides be incorporated into social studies education for Wisconsin students throughout grades five to twelve. 

Wisconsin state legislators wrote themselves a ‘bizarre’ loophole in the Open Records Law

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April 28, 2021

Unlike every other public official in the state, legislators can destroy documents to avoid records requests

BY PETER CAMERON, THE BADGER PROJECT

If the city of Oshkosh’s streets superintendent gets an email from a citizen complaining about an uneven sidewalk in front of his house, by law that public employee has to hold onto that record should anyone want to see it.

Menomonie School District board meeting for 4/26/2021

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Menomonie School Board Meeting for 4/26/2021

April 26, 2021

Starting this evening WisCommunity will again start doing a live stream of more government meetings. My apologies for the video pixellation and the sometimes poor audio quality on this stream. I had some odd hardware problems on this one, and partly just from lack of practice since I've not been doing these streams for months. There are a few issues to straighten out.

MONDAY, APRIL 26, 2021, 5:30 P.M.

Menomonie City Council 7 PM 4/19/2021

Menomonie City Council Meeting 3/5/2021

April 19, 2021

Sorry that we were not able to carry that live stream successfully -- for some reason we are having problems with the audio. The attached video starts late into the meeting.

Pledge of Allegiance

1. Roll Call & Special Recognitions

2. Approval of Minutes

3. Public Hearings - None

4.Public Comments

Many citizens spoke in favor of the Asian Pacific Islander resolution. One citizen spoke against.

5. Unfinished Business

Mai Xong resigns from Eau Claire City Council to pursue position in Evers administration

Councilwoman Mai Xong
April 12, 2021

City Clerk Carrie Riepl received the attached correspondence from former Eau Claire City Council Member Mai Xiong, indicating Ms. Xiong’s resignation from her service on the Eau Claire City Council effective April 9, 2021.

Eau Claire lifts alternate side of street parking early

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April 7, 2021

Due to a relatively mild winter, an early spring, and good long-range forecast, Community Services Director Renee Tyler, in accordance with authority granted by the City code of ordinances, has issued an order suspending Alternate Side Parking restrictions in the City of Eau Claire effective today through May 1, 2021.  Parking will now be permitted on both sides of the street until November 1, 2021, except in those locations where permanent or temporary parking restrictions are posted or mark

April 6 election results

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April 6, 2021

In the race for Wisconsin School Superintendent, Democratic and teachers union-backed candidate Jill Underly has defeated Republican-backed candidate Deb Kerr. Returns are still coming in in that race but the race has been called.

Menomonie City Council Meeting 4/5/2021

Menomonie City Council 4/5/2021

April 5, 2021

Meeting is at 7 PM Monday, 3/5/2021

“PUBLIC ACCESS” NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, meeting access is via Zoom Teleconference / Video Conference or, over the internet by going to https://zoom.us/join (URL for Zoom meeting), or by calling 1 312 626 6799.

A Response from a Board Member - A Resolution Calling for Termination of Voucher School Funding from Public Education Funds

March 29, 2021

The following is my opinion as a taxpayer in the School District and a School Board Member. I am expressing my opinion only, not the opinion of the entire board or any other individual board member.

Why as a School Board Member I voted against the resolution. – It’s all about respect and representing our community well.

Wisconsin Elections News: Absentee Voting Deadlines Quickly Approaching for 2021 Spring Election

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March 26, 2021

Wisconsin voters who are voting absentee by mail must act soon, according to the Wisconsin Elections Commission.

 

Wisconsin DOT seeks input on improved Twin Cities-Chicago rail service

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March 24, 2021

WisDOT and the are seeking public input on the proposed Twin Cities-Milwaukee-Chicago passenger rail project to improv

Letter to the Editor - School Vouchers

March 24, 2021

The School District of the Menomonie Area (SDMA) is rapidly falling financially behind due to the private school voucher system that is taking increasingly larger amounts of money directly off the top of our state aids. 

My three primary concerns are:

1.  Taxpayers are funding two school systems—one public and one private. 

Circuit Court Candidate educational forum on 3/23

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Circuit Court Educational Forum

March 23, 2021

The League of Women Voters of the Greater Chippewa Valley will hold a candidate forum with the candidates for circuit court in Dunn and Chippewa Counties on 3/23/2021 at 7 PM. The candidate forum will air on this page, on YouTube at https://youtu.be/KoekD3FRQvw, and on the Facebook Pages of WisCommunity and the LWV-GCV. 

SDMA School Board Meeting for 3/8/2021

Menomonie School Board Meeting 3/8/2021

March 8, 2021

MONDAY, MARCH 8, 2021, 5:30 P.M.

In order to provide sufficient physical distancing, in-person attendance for the public Board meeting will be limited to 25 people. It is anticipated that there will be 14 spaces available for members of the public. The meeting will also be live-streamed at: http://sdmaonline.com/s_d_m_a_livestream_channels.

Menomonie School Board Special Meeting 2/22/2021

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Menomonie School Board Special Meeting for 2/22/2022

February 22, 2021

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2021, 5:30 P.M.

In order to provide sufficient physical distancing, in-person attendance for the public Board meeting will be limited to 25 people. It is anticipated that there will be 14 spaces available for members of the public. The meeting will also be livestreamed at: https://ensemble.cesa10.k12.wi.us/Watch/j2TAb89N

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