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CJCC Executive Meeting 6/24/2020

CJCC Exec Meeting - 06/24/2020

June 24, 2020

What is happening with the Dunn County Courts.

Menomonie Plan Commission recommends East Side Housing Development

City of Menomonie Planning Commission 6/22/2020

June 22, 2020

Tonight's meeting will consider several items including a property development (Estover Terrace) on the East Side of Menomonie that is. We will attempt to record the Zoom meeting tonight and present it here later.

Dunn County Board of Supervisors 6/17/2020

Dunn County Board meeting

June 17, 2020

There will be a Dunn County Board of Supervisors meeting tonight at 7 PM. The agenda is attached below. We attached the YouTube video on the page, but apparently the YouTube stream of this meeting did not work.

Wisconsin Elections Commission gives final approval to mailing of absentee ballot applications

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June 17, 2020

The Wisconsin Elections Commission will have a special teleconference today to discuss the final format of the absentee ballot request mailing that will be sent to many registered voters.

Menomonie School Board Special Meeting 6/15/2020

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Menomonie School Board Special Meeting 6/15/2020

June 15, 2020

We have resumed producing video of the Menomonie School Board meetings. Meetings in the future will be live-streamed and available here, on Facebook Live, and on YouTube Live.

At this week's meeting the board and Administrator Joe Zydowsky announced some of the plans for re-opening from the COVID-19 pandemic, and the current plans for Phase I, which will involve re-opening of the district's facilities to the public. They have been closed since the start of the pandemic.

Menomonie City Council Meeting 6/15/2020

June 15, 2020

Due to conflicts and lack of staff there will not be a reporter at the city council meeting tonight. We will provide audio of the meeting soon and notes on important issues from the meeting. You may watch the meeting on-line with the Zoom application with meeting ID 883 0977 9602 or call in to listen to it at 1 312 626 6799. The agenda for tonight's meeting is attached. 

Wisconsin State Park campgrounds opening June 10

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June 4, 2020

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is opening the State Park Campground system on June 10. Several precautions are being taken to improve the safety of the campgrounds and reservation system.

Park offices will remain closed to the public, signs will be placed throughout the campground giving advice on COVID-19 safety, and an automated touchless check-in system has been implemented. 

State Park passes may now be ordered online

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May 13, 2020

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources announced today that State Park passes may now be purchased online. Most of the State Park System is now open with restrictions. Previously passes needed to be ordered by telephone, but a new system has been developed to purchase passes online for the first time in state history. Passes may not be purchased at the state parks due to the pandemic crisis.

Menomonie School Board Meeting 5/11/2020

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School Board Meeting Live Stream

May 11, 2020

There will be a regular meeting of the Menomonie School Board on Monday, 5/11/2020 at 5:30 PM. The Live Stream of the meeting will be available here. The agenda is attached below.  Public comments to the board should be emailed to [email protected] by 5 PM on Monday. 

It was again difficult to hear most of the board in the Zoom meeting. 

Action Items:

Several changes were approved to policies:

Menomonie City Council Meeting 5/4/2020

Menomonie City Council Meeting 5/4/2020

May 4, 2020

We will be attempting to cover more of the city and county government meetings by reporting briefly on them and making recordings when possible of the new online meetings. This is a recording of the 5/4/2020 Menomonie CIty Council Meeting, which was held as a Zoom conference. 

Menomonie School District Board Meetings 4/27/2020

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School Board Meeting Live Stream

April 27, 2020

Tonight's school board meeting will  happen in multiple parts:

a. A public hearing regarding waivers of the instructional hours requirement from DPI due to the pandemic. This is a public hearing at 5:15 PM and can be joined online at https://cesa10.webex.com/cesa10/j.php?MTID=m134232111510d608db2fd3a08bc8... with the password: WeiTxHcn765.

Governor Evers Declares Wildfire Emergency

Governor Tony Evers
April 21, 2020

This morning Governor Evers declared a state of emergency due to wildfires in the state. 

“Our first priority is protecting the people of Wisconsin and this executive order helps us control existing wildfires and use all available state assets to prevent new ones from starting,” Gov. Evers said. “With the Wisconsin National Guard, we'll have the resources we need to appropriately assist in potential wildfire response and recovery efforts.”

Menomonie City Council Meeting 4/20/2020

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Menomonie City Council 4/20/2020

April 20, 2020

Tonight's meeting was held virtually on the Zoom platform because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A recording of the Zoom meeting will be available after 10 PM. 

Adventures in covering Zoom meetings continue - some of the recording will be a little rough and the first part will have the colors mapped incorrectly as I worked through some of the settings to collect the video in OBS Studio on my end. An official recording of the meeting will be available from the city later.

Press Conference with Megan Wolfe, Wisconsin Elections Commission Administrator

April 8, 2020

Wisconsin election stumbles over the starting line, gasping for air

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April 7, 2020

The ill-advised Wisconsin Spring Primary roared to life this morning. Perhaps that's inaccurate, it's more like it stumbled over the starting line, knowing the finish is six days in the future. 

Additional Extended Hours at the Dunn County Transfer Station & Recycling Center and Boyceville, Colfax and Elk Mound Area Collection Stations

DCSWR Updates
April 7, 2020

Menomonie School Board Special Meeting 9/23/2019

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Menomonie School Board Special Meeting 9/23/2019

September 23, 2019

Changes to substitute teacher Compensation:

This was discussed at the previous board meeting. The motion carried.

Middle School Character Dare Program Report: - starts at 8 Minutes

Report appears below.

Enrollment Update: - starts at 13 Minutes

Achievement/ SLO report - starts at 15 minutes

Menomonie School Board Supports WASB Resolution against Native American Mascots

Menomonie School Board 9/9/2019

September 9, 2019

Items of particular interest on tonight's agenda:

Public Comments:

Registered speaker speaks against approving the WASB Resolution on the Retirement of Native American Mascots, asking board members to abstain.

Roberts Rules of Order for Considering Resolutions:

Wisconsin GOP -- elections don't matter, we'll still run everything

December 2, 2018

Wisconsin voters elected Democrats to the state-wide offices of Governor and Attorney General.  As we are so often reminded by the Republicans, elections have consequences. There is supposed to be a balance of power between the Governor's office and the legislature. Yet the still-GOP-controlled legislature is holding a lame-duck session starting tomorrow with the sole purpose of clawing back power from the Governor's and Attorney General's offices and moving it to the legislature. 

Menomonie School Board 11/26/2018

Menomonie School Board 11/26/2018

November 27, 2018

The monthly Special Board Meeting was held on Monday, 11/26/2018 at 5:30 PM. This meeting discussed budget plans, and also included a discussion on board leadership, and an election of new board officers, as suggested at the last meeting.  The board agenda and board policy on leadership are attached. Notes on the meeting are below, and the video of the meeting will be added some time Tuesday afternoon.

Meeting Notes - 

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