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Village officials agree with resident Trevor Passmore that a 55 mph speed limit on Lincoln Road is not very safe. The Village Board last week decided to conduct a traffic study of the road to gather data in an attempt to convince the state DOT to reduce the speed limit.
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Traffic study aims to reduce speed on rural Lincoln Road
referred to the stretch of Lincoln Road between Fish Hatchery Road to the west and Union Road in the village. He notes posted speed limits range from 45 mph just east of Fish Hatchery to 55 mph for a mile or so, and then back to 45 and finally 25 mph in the village. Village officials agree with Passmore. They would also like to reduce the speed
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Since early last summer, an Oregon man has been hoping to convince village officials to reduce the speed limit – or at least make it consistent – for Lincoln Road on the village’s southwest side. Village resident Trevor Passmore
limit from 55 to 45 or less, and make it consistent. At last week’s village board meeting, police chief Doug Pettit told the board he tried to get the speed reduced a few years ago but was unsuccessful. He said the Village of Oregon, the Town of Oregon and the State of Wisconsin each have jurisdiction over
Looking to a possible referendum in the near future, Oregon School District residents, stakeholders and staff want to see safer and larger school facilities, and they want it sooner than later. That’s some of the findings of four recent focus group sessions, summed up at Monday night’s school board meeting by independent researcher Joe Donovan. The president of the Milwaukee-based “Donovan Group” that conducted four area focus group sessions last month said safety is the predominant theme throughout the focus groups. “It was the single-most important facet of the district’s vision statements,” he said, noting the group also discussed communication with the public and possible capital projects to include in a referendum. Donovan said another strong theme that emerged was the desire for “inspirational facilities” – that “the district’s facilities should be more than simple buildings and should be made to inspire and really capture the imagination of those who learn and work in those facilities.” The idea of flexible space also was discussed. “The use of tables with wheels and being able to use collapsible walls is something that came up again and again,” Donovan said. “People noticed that facilities should enable, rather than inhibit innovation and flexibility.
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Braun Road railroad crossing in development
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Oregonians braved the cold November weather Saturday for the annual horse parade, put on by the Oregon Horse Association and the Oregon Chamber of Commerce. See more photos on Page 8 of this week’s paper and online at ConnectOregonWI. com.
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Officials contest proposed order to install gates, flashing lights
saying they would rather install stop signs at the rail crossing. Village administrator Mike Gracz told the Village Board at its Nov. 4 meeting that he and public works director Mark Below think the estimated $200,000 or more cost to install gates and flashing lights is unnecessary because “of the lack of traffic on the rail line.” Funding for the crossing
A hearing examiner for the Commissioner of Railroads is proposing that the Village of Oregon install gates with flashing lights at the rail crossing on Braun Road leading into the Alpine Business Park. Village officials are opposed to the idea, however, and have sent the commissioner’s office a letter
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Honoring our veterans
Leaves and heavy flakes of midautumn snow fell as Oregon area veterans and residents converged downtown Monday morning for annual Veterans Day ceremonies. Clockwise from upper left: Veterans talk before ceremonies begin. The color guard stands ready, fighting stiff winds and wintry conditions. The crowd joins veterans in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of the ceremonies. The “Star-Spangled Banner” was also performed by the Oregon Middle School band. The honor guard stands at attention.
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Village of Oregon
Board agrees to land purchase, resolution for eminent domain
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Reports collected from the log book at the Oregon Police Department. Oct. 1 4:16 p.m. A 32-yearold Madison man reported his IPad was lost or stolen while in Oregon. He believed it was taken from his unlocked vehicle. Oct. 4 4:02 a.m. A Stop N Go employ reported receiving a phone call between 3:15 and 3:30 a.m. from a male with a deep voice. The caller asked if she was busy and asked if he stopped by if she would join him in the bathroom. He offered her $50 to watch him “jerk off.” She refused, and he offered $100. Twenty minutes later a man in his 50s with grey hair filled up his SUV at the station, and he looked at her while filling up and creeped her out while in the store. Oct. 5 8:24 p.m. Police received a report of a large turtle on Jefferson St. between Alpine Parkway and Ash Street. The animal had already been hit by a vehicle and was dead. The turtle was removed from the roadway. – Scott Girard
The Village of Oregon is planning to buy a little more than three acres for its recreation trail from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. Village administrator Mike Gracz said the purchase hasn’t been discussed much but has long been part of the plan to acquire property and easements in order to build a two-mile trail from the Alpine Business Park to Fish Hatchery Road, possibly next year. The price for the parcel is $9,899. “The easement is three acres for construction, but the land we’re buying is actually just over three acres,” Gracz said. The 10-foot-wide trail will be constructed of crushed limestone, except for a short stretch near Cusick Parkway in the Alpine Business Park that will be paved with asphalt. At last week’s Village Board meeting, the board adopted a “resolution of necessity,” which Gracz said is the first step in a “friendly eminent domain” process to acquire land from the Alpine Dairy for what’s being called the Oregon to Badger State Trail. The village is also in the process of acquiring an easement Emily Harris, a property owner on Fish Hatchery Road.
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Although about a dozen neighbors showed up with concerns about a zoning change inside the Bergamont subdivision, the Village of Oregon Planning Commission approved no changes last week. The commission instead asked Bergamont owner Fiduciary Real Estate group to redraw two survey maps to bring them in line with the village’s comprehensive plan map before a decision on the zoning and maps would be made. The company will work with city staff to meet those requirements. Village planner Mike Slavney recommended the change after hearing commission members discuss their concerns for nearly an hour and a half last Thursday. “You and the board spent an awful lot of time on the details (when this rezone first came before the board),” Slavney said. “My recommendation would be to approve the zoning so that it’s fully consistent with the lines that are shown in the comprehensive plan.” The plan is similar but scaled back from a concept that was brought to the village about a year ago. The map submitted last week called for a row of up to seven duplex homes behind a row of similar homes that already exist on Drumlin Drive. The map maintained commercial space along Jefferson Street. In between, on either side of Bergamont Boulevard, a total of 56 four-unit multifamily buildings would be built.
including Bergamont Homeowners’ Association member Andrew Seitz. Seitz said the association would prefer that the area be used for a senior living facility, as was originally planned. “That would be our first preference and that has not changed,” Seitz said. Seitz said that if the plan were approved, the association has concerns about how the area would be developed. Seitz said he would like to see more information about the project before a decision is made. “I only learned about this about a week ago when the public notice went out to … adjacent homeowners,” Seitz said. Some of the homeowners’ association concerns include questions about driveway access, lot sizes for the duplexes being smaller than their neighbors, squeezing the retail lots along Jefferson Street and having the multifamily lots too close to a stormwater pond. Seitz also said he expected the multifamily units to be constructed in similar size and finish to neighboring structures. Other neighbors expressed concerns about the effect rental housing might have on existing property owners.
Commission member Jeff Groenier had concerns about the row of duplexes being too close to a larger berm north of Drumlin Drive and the lot sizes being smaller than the existing homes there. Some commission members questioned whether they could approve
the rezoning without talking specifics about where the lot lines should be drawn on the rezoning map. “My question is do we want to attach something to the rezoning,” Gronier asked. “We have no lines.” Commission chair Greg Schnelle said the group needed to stay focused on the rezone petition before it delved into where lot lines would be drawn. “I’m not looking at street layouts, we’re not looking at exact lot lines,” Schnelle said. “We are looking at zoning – zoning only.” Those concerns kicked off a discussion about how the planning commission was supposed to approve the rezoning without considering the certified survey maps. Fiduciary had brought a design concept for 10 16-unit apartment buildings in the area about a year ago. Those plans were also opposed and eventually the planning commission voted to change the comprehensive plan to include more zoning for duplexes and less for multi-family units. At the time the plan was presented, commission members said there were too many details about building sizes and lot designs and that those details cluttered discussion about rezoning. “This is kind of what we asked for after the last time – we don’t want to see all the development laid out prior to actual request for the rezoning,” Schnelle said. “Now, we have exactly what we asked for – now you’re asking for something else.” Village administrator Mike Gracz said some of the confusion and questions that the planning commission had were due to the fact that village staff
“purposely did not have staff meetings with the petitioner prior (to last week’s) meeting.” Gracz said Fiduciary followed the village’s rezoning petition rules, but some details about the project likely would have been cleared up if Fiduciary and village staff had met earlier. “The last time Fiduciary came in front of the plan commission, the staff had some of these details worked out,” Gracz said. “And we – no offense – we got criticized for doing it.” Fiduciary vice president Craig Raddatz said it was difficult getting plans submitted without any staff interaction, but that the company “follow(ed) the spirit of what was decided for these areas.” The commission’s solution last week was to ask Fiduciary to work with staff to draw up new CSMs and to change their rezoning map to match what was approved in May as part of the village’s comprehensive plan. Fiduciary will likely submit the new maps for approval at the December Planning Commission meeting, which has been moved to Dec. 12 because of the Thanksgiving holiday.
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was intrigued by a report on Wisconsin Public Radio the other day on data from the orbiting Kepler telescope, whose mission is to search for earth-like planets. Apparently, it is estimated that there are between 10 and 40 billion, that’s billion with a “b,” earth-like planets just in our own Milky Way galaxy. Now, it’s really hard to get your head around numbers that big. But closer to home, I came across another number that is equally hard to comprehend, Uphoff and sadly, a number that reflects the growing income inequality in America. It was reported by a reputable source that David and Charles Koch each made something over $6 billion last year. OK, that’s a lot of money. But to put it in perspective, that’s equal to a stack of $100 dollar bills more than 12 feet high. That’s 12 feet high per hour. Now what kind of work does
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someone do to earn that kind of money? By comparison, the average annual household income in 2012 would amount to about two-anda-half inches of $100 dollar bills per year. Some smaller numbers, but no less troubling, reflect the steady deterioration of our standing in the world when it comes to things that measure the quality of life that our children and grandchildren can expect to enjoy. We now rank at or near the bottom among the 21 wealthiest nations in the world in terms of poverty, life expectancy, infant mortality, income inequality, the environment, paid annual leave and mental health. I don’t think this is the future most of us wished for our children. In Congress, there has been stubborn resistance to raising the minimum wage, which has been stuck at $7.25 an hour since 2009. But if increases in the minimum wage, since 1973, had just kept up with increases in productivity, the minimum wage now would be more than $21 an hour. This steady redistribution of income and the growing disparity
of wealth are not good for families, our communities, our country or our democracy. Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandheis once remarked, “We can have democracy in this country or we can have wealth, concentrated in the hands of a few, but we cannot have both.” Somehow, if we are going to find solutions, we must drop the labels and get away from the stereotypes and partisan divides that too often keep people with different perspectives and different experiences from talking to each other. Someone posted a video on my Facebook page recently that contained a message I think is worth aspiring to: “Welcome each day with a sense of awe and joy and wonder, as if it were your very first day, and live each day as if it were your last.” Someday we may reach the stars, but like it or not, for the foreseeable future there is just one earth that we all must share and one planet whose air, water, food and fuel will have to sustain us. Charles Uphoff is a City of Fitchburg resident.
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Imagine walking the trail at one of your favorite Dane County parks on a Fall day – golden leaves blazing against a clear blue sky, tall grass or trees on either side of you, a crispness in the air. Now imagine that same walk with a county parks naturalist by your side, pointing out decades of history from the area, or plants and animals the untrained eye might otherwise miss. A new public/private partnership between the Madison Community Foundation and Dane County Parks can make it happen. Together we’ve created a private endowment that will enable anyone with a passion for the parks to make a tax deductible donation of any asset, including cash, stocks, and real estate. “The Friends of Dane County Parks Endowment” will be used to create even more opportunities for families to enjoy our natural resources. Our county parks and most of their amenities – from trails to green gathering space – are absolutely free. This endowment will Parisi help us do even more – campfire talks; educational displays at park historical sites; day camps and other programming to connect school groups or underserved populations with the parks, and much more. The Madison Community Foundation is offering a 2 to 1 matching grant of $50,000 through December 2014, and the Phil and Elizabeth “Libby” Lewis family, longtime conservation leaders and supporters of our county parks, are giving a generous donation of $10,000 to ensure a strong start for our new fund. At more than 2 million visitors annually, our county parks are an important part of what makes Dane County a great place to live, work, and raise a family. This exciting new partnership ensures our parks remain that way forever. More information about The Friends of Dane County Parks Endowment can be found by calling Darren Marsh, Dane County Parks director, at 224-3766, or Harmony Kronick, operations director at the Madison Community Foundation, at 232-1763. Joe Parisi is the Dane County executive.
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Budget hearings slated for later this month
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Several area townships will decide their 2014 budgets during meetings next week, and residents are invited to weigh in during the preceding public hearings, that annual autumn rite of local government.
p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the Town Hall. Town clerk Cathy Hasslinger said she hopes people come to the meeting to voice their views on the proposal, whether positive or negative. “That’s when people can come and ask their specific questions,” she said.
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What: Town of Dunn 2014 budget public hearing When: 7 p.m. Tuesday. Nov. 19 Where: Town Hall, 4156 County Rd. B Info: town.dunn.wi.us
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Town of Dunn residents would see a slight increase in their mill rate if the 2014 budget proposal goes through as is. The town’s portion of the mill rate would see a five cent increase, up to $2.64 per $1,000 of value. For a $200,000 home, the property owner would pay $528 for the town’s share of the tax bill. The overall budget would increase by $5,000, mostly due to public safety and public works budget increases. The town’s capital projects include $250,000 for road repairs, up from previous years but still below the target of around $320,000, which is the estimated cost to repair two miles of road, according to the town newsletter budget summary. In 2014, they plan to repair Meadowview Road, Zuercher Court, View Road, Nora Lane and a portion of Larsen Road. A historic renovation plan for Dyreson Bridge would be pushed back to 2015. The public safety budget would increase due to $18,850 assessed to the town by the fire district to help with equipment purchases. The contract for 18 hours per week with the Dane County Sherriff’s Office would be maintained. The proposed general fund expenditures for 2014 are just 1 percent higher than five years ago, according to the newsletter, which has helped to reduce the town’s debt by $1 million since 2009. The town will hold a public budget meeting at 7
Town of Rutland
The Town of Rutland is holding its 2014 budget public hearing at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, followed immediately by a special town meeting to approve the budget. There will also be a question-and-answer period about a proposed town hall. The proposed budget is up $36,305 (5.63 percent) from last year at $680,779. The mill rate would be $2.79 per $1,000 of assessed property value, a 4.89 percent increase from this year’s mill rate of $2.66. The town’s assessed value for the 2014 budget is $244,022,300, up slightly from $242,521,800 in 2013.
Oregon Scout Will Sanford constructed compost bins near the People’s United Methodist Church as part of the requirements to become an Eagle Scout.
Eagle projects benefit community garden
Have you noticed the new compost bins at the Oregon Community Garden on the grounds of People’s United Methodist Church? Will Sanford, 16, completed the project as one of his requirements toward becoming an Eagle Scout. Will is a member of Troop 168 and the son of Scott and Blair Sanford. While a Life Scout, Will planned, developed, and provided leadership in getting the project completed. Will selected a project that would benefit both the community and the environment. The three large compost bins and soil sifter took just more than 100 hours of planning, purchasing materials and person-hours to build. In order to qualify for Eagle Scout Rank, Will must still pass a board of review. Boy Scouts of America states that just over 2 percent of scouts become Eagle Scouts. Boy Scouts of America requirements indicate that the service project can be helpful to any religious, school or community organization. The proposal developed earlier this summer was approved by both the
What: Town of Rutland 2014 budget public hearing When: 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20 Where: Rutland Town Hall, 41177 Old Stage, Brooklyn Info: town.rutland.wi.us
What: Town of Oregon 2014 budget public hearing When: 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20 Where: Town Hall Info: town.oregon.wi.us
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Town of Oregon residents would see a slight tax increase if the proposed 2014 budget is approved. Town clerk Denise Arnold did not have an exact estimate for how much the mill rate will increase, but according to the town’s budget summary, property taxes overall would increase just 0.55 percent. Last year’s mill rate was $2.28 per $1,000 of assessed value. The overall budget would increase by 4.85 percent, from $1.15 million in 2013 to $1.2 million in 2014. The biggest proposed increase is in the public works budget, which jumps up by more than $47,000 to $553,500. That will cover normal road maintenance and other public works projects, as well as purchasing a roadside mower and beginning the process of purchasing a new snow plow later in the year, Arnold said. Arnold said in an email to the Observer that the town has “no new note worthy projects.” “Our Town Board is trying very hard to keep the numbers low for the taxpayers in the Town of Oregon,” Arnold said. The town will hold a public budget meeting Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 6 p.m. at the town hall.
Sanford constructed a soil sifter for the compost bins.
Community Garden Committee and Glacier’s Edge Council and additionally had the backing of leadership within Troop 168. The proposal involved marketing, logistics, fundraising, volunteer management and project management. Will recruited several scouts and friends to assist in the preparation and building of the bins. In addition, he undertook
a fundraising effort to pay for the project, which cost nearly $500. This is the second Eagle Project to benefit the Oregon Community Garden. Joseph Mozuch, son of Mike and Cherie Mozuch, built raised beds at the garden. – Submitted by Oregon Community Garden
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At 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Oregon Public Library, Jim and Gary Hess, grandsons of Frank J. Hess, will present a photo slideshow of the cooperage (barrel-making) operating, dating from 1904-66. The factory was located for 62 years on Schenk’s Corners, and was the last cooperage in the country to manufacture white oak beer kegs, and was also the country’s largest independent cooperage.
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The Oregon Community Band’s fall concert is 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Rome Corners Intermediate School Commons. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served.
BROOKLYN LUTHERAN CHURCH 101 Second Street, Brooklyn (608) 455-3852 Pastor Rebecca Ninke SUNDAY 9 a.m. Holy Communion 10 a.m. Fellowship COMMUNITY OF LIFE LUTHERAN CHURCH PO Box 233, Oregon, 53575 (608) 286-3121 ofﬁce@communityoﬂife.us Pastor Eric Wenger SUNDAY 10 a.m. Worship at 1111 S. Perry Parkway, Oregon COMMUNITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Brooklyn (608) 455-3344 Pastor Dave Pluss SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Worship FAITH EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 143 Washington Street, Oregon (608) 835-3554 Pastor Karl Hermanson SUNDAY 9 a.m. Worship Holy Communion 2nd & last Sundays FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 408 N. Bergamont Blvd. (north of CC) Oregon, WI 53575 608-835-3082 fpcoregonwi.org Pastor Le Anne Clausen de Montes SUNDAY: 9:30 a.m. Blended Worship 10:30 a.m. Coffee Bar/Fellowship 11 a.m. All-ages activity FITCHBURG MEMORIAL UCC 5705 Lacy Road, Fitchburg (608) 273-1008 www.memorialucc.org Pastor: Phil Haslanger Associate Pastor Twink JanMcMahon SUNDAY 8:15 and 10 a.m. Worship GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA Central Campus: Raymond Road and Whitney Way SATURDAY 5 p.m. Worship SUNDAY 8:15, 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. Worship West Campus: Corner of Hwy. PD
and Nine Mound Road, Verona SUNDAY 9 & 10:15 a.m., 6 p.m. Worship (608) 271-6633 HILLCREST BIBLE CHURCH 752 E. Netherwood, Oregon Eric Vander Ploeg, Lead Pastor (608) 835-7972 www.hbclife.com SUNDAY 8:30 am & 10:15 am Worship service at Oregon High School PAC Quest for grades 1-6 during 10:15 service HOLY MOTHER OF CONSOLATION CATHOLIC CHURCH 651 N. Main Street, Oregon Pastor: Fr. Gary Wankerl (608) 835-5763 holymotherchurch.41pi.com SATURDAY: 5 p.m. Worship SUNDAY: 8 and 10:15 a.m. Worship PEOPLE’S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 103 North Alpine Parkway, Oregon Pastor Jason Mahnke (608) 835-3755 www.peoplesumc.org Communion is the 1st & 3rd weekend SATURDAY 5 p.m. Worship SUNDAY 9 and 10:30 a.m. Worship ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH 625 E. Netherwood, Oregon Pastor Paul Markquart and Pastor Emily Tveite (608) 835-3154 5 p.m. Saturday evening Worship 8 a.m. Traditional Sunday Worship 9:15 a.m. Sunday School & Coffee Fellowship 10:30 a.m. New Community Worship (9:30 a.m. Summer) VINEYARD COMMUNITY CHURCH Oregon Community Bank & Trust, 105 S. Alpine Parkway, Oregon Bob Groth, Pastor (608) 835-9639 SUNDAY 10 a.m. Worship ZWINGLI UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST - Paoli At the Intersection of Hwy. 69 & PB Rev. Sara Thiessen (608) 845-5641 SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Family Worship
The group meets at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 19 and the third Tuesday of every month in the Firefly Coffee House back room. This is an open-minded discussion group about faith, life and things which matter to us. All faith perspectives welcome for respectful dialogue and making new friends. For details, contact Le Anne at (608) 515-1515.
“Catching Fire” release party
The library is setting up a couple “Hunger Games”-like challenges, treats, and prizes - including tickets to the movie at this event from 5-6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21. Please register in person or by phone at 835-3656. Space is limited for this event intended for young people ages 10-15.
Thanksgiving Dinner & Bunco
After eating a traditional Thanksgiving meal, join us for Bunco at 11:45 a.m., Friday, Nov. 15, at the Oregon Senior Center, led by our own Carol Bausch. It’s fun and it’s easy to learn! Call Anne at 835-5801 to sign up.
Archery registration open
Oregon Sportsman’s Club Inc. has open registration for its Learn To Shoot archery classes that start in January. Classes are Saturdays from Jan. 4 to March 8. Cost is $50. Registration forms, which must be postmarked by Dec. 6, can be found at the OSC’s website at oregonsportsmans.com. Archery shooters must be at least 8 years old by Jan. 1, 2014 to sign up.
These sessions are designed with the goal of creating awareness, sparking conversation and empowering change. Come to the library the third Tuesday each month in the Sue Ames Room. The topic at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19, is the film, “Detropia.”
International Games Day
Come to the Oregon Public Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16, to take part in “International Games Day.” Play board games, card games and computer games – everything the library has to offer.
• 6:30 p.m., Oregon Public Library, Hess Cooperage slideshow, 835-3656
Thursday, Nov. 14
• 11:45 a.m., Thanksgiving Dinner & Bunco, Oregon Senior Center, 835-5801
Friday, Nov. 15
Oregon Public Library Sue Ames Room, 835-3656 • 7 p.m., Oregon Community Band annual fall concert, Rome Corners Intermediate School • 7 p.m., Rome Corners Intermediate School choir concert, Oregon High School PAC
• 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., “International Games Day,” Oregon Public Library, 835-3656
Saturday, Nov. 16
• 11:30 a.m., Brown Bag Group, “Killing Kennedy,” by Bill O’Reilly, Oregon Public Library, 835-3656
Wednesday, Nov. 20
• 3:30-4:30 p.m., Chess club for kids, Oregon Public Library, 256 Brook St., 835-3656 Monday, Nov. 18 • 6 p.m., Village of Oregon 2014 budget public hearing • 3:30-4:30 p.m., Chess club for kids, Oregon Public and special board meeting, 117 Spring St., 835-3118 Library, 256 Brook St., 835-3656 • 6 p.m., Village of Oregon board meeting, 117 Spring • 6:30 p.m., Oregon School District Board of Education meeting, Rome Corners Intermediate St., 835-3118 • 7 p.m., Rome Corners Intermediate School orchestra School, 1111 S. Perry Pkwy. concert, Oregon High School PAC
Monday, Nov. 25
• 8:30 a.m., “Brewing Questions,” Firefly Coffee House, 515-1515 • 6:30 p.m., “Green Tuesdays, featuring ‘Detrophia,’”
Tuesday, Nov. 19
No school - Oregon School District
Wednesday, Nov. 27 through Friday, Nov. 29 Thursday, Nov. 28
Thanksgiving Day - village offices closed
Community cable listings
Village of Oregon Cable Access TV program times same for all channels. A new program begins daily at 1 p.m. and repeats at 4, 7 and 10 p.m. and at 1, 4, 7 and 10 a.m. 900 Market St., Oregon. Phone: 291-0148; email: email@example.com, or visit www.OCAmedia.com.
WOW 98 & 983 Thursday, Nov. 14 “Flow: for Love of Water” Friday, Nov. 15 “Dr. Lund, Vet, Afghanistan” (of Oct. 28)
ORE 95 & 984 Thursday, Nov. 14 Oregon School Meeting (of Nov. 11) Board
Saturday, Nov. 16 “Open Mic: WI State Sen. K. Saturday, Nov. 16 Vinehout” (of Nov. 7) “Wizard of Oz” OHS Musical Hilites (of Nov. ‘05) Sunday, Nov. 17 Worship Service: Sunday, Nov. 17 Community of Life Church “Sound of Music” OHS Musical Hilites (of Nov. ‘06) Monday, Nov. 18 6 pm--LIVE--Oregon Village Monday, Nov. 18 Board Meeting “Grease” OHS Musical Hilites (of Nov. ‘08) Tuesday, Nov. 19 Oregon Chamber of Tuesday, Nov. 19 Commerce Meeting (of Nov. “Oklahoma” OHS Musical 14) Hilites (of Nov. ‘00) Wednesday, Nov. 20 Wednesday, Nov. 20 “Jim Hetzel” Music @ RCI Orchestra Concert (of Oregon Senior Center (of Nov. Nov. 18) 19) Thursday, Nov. 21 Thursday, Nov. 21 RCI Chorus Concert (of Nov. Oregon Village Board 19) Meeting (of Nov. 18)
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information. Second Tuesday of each month • 6:30-8 p.m., Parents Supporting Parents, LakeView Church, Stoughton. Third Tuesday of every month • Relationship & Divorce Support Group. State Bank of Cross Plains. Every other Monday night at 6:30 p.m.
Gravity, Occult Forces, and the Mystery of Spirit
The idea that Newton discovered gravity after being struck by a falling apple is doubtful. Newton had a lifelong interest in alchemy, magic, and occult forces, and his theory of gravity may have been inspired by the idea of occult forces, i.e., the idea that objects can have an effect on other objects without touching them. Gravity is essentially action at a distance. The earth doesn’t have to touch the moon in order to exert a gravitational pull on it. This may seem obvious to us now, but there is still something deeply mysterious about how objects affect other objects without actually touching them. How does gravity or magnetism work, unless the space between objects is a kind of fluid (or ether) in which they are actually connected? Or, is space itself a kind of fluid rather than an empty vacuum? Minds are equally mysterious. Minds seem to be in contact with other minds, for instance when we sense what someone is going to say or how they feel. Perhaps the universe is, at bottom, more spirit than matter. And perhaps some are more in tune with the cosmic fluid, the spiritual ocean, as it were, in which all of us are swimming, whether we know it or not. – Christopher Simon via Metro News Service “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.” Romans 1: 20
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Oregon Community Bank & Trust expands home ownership program
Oregon Community Bank & Trust now offers home ownership financing through the Wisconsin Housing Economic Development Authority, or WHEDA. “We are excited to expand our loan options to our customers,” Oregon Community Bank & Trust President and CEO Steve Peotter said in a news release. Partnering with WHEDA will give us the opportunity to help provide affordable credit to all income levels.” The program is an alternative for those with good credit and a solid employment history. The program offers reduced monthly payments due to the elimination of monthly Private Mortgage Insurance. WHEDA makes it more obtainable to refinance an existing WHEDA mortgage to a new lower monthly payment. WHEDA also provides options for homeowner’s looking to purchase a home with a low down payment. Visit Oregon Community Bank & Trust at www.oregoncommunitybank.com to learn more.
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A customer walks out of the newly-renovated and larger beer cooler. Renovations to the store were needed because of outdated freezers that needed repair.
Bill’s Food Center ‘modernizes’
Big investment increases efficiency, changes in floor plan working out
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Customers may have noticed that Bill’s Food Center looks somewhat modernized these days. That’s because in July, the store replaced all its freezers and built a new, larger beer cooler – some might call it a “beer cave.” At the same time, store coowner and manager Bill Faust Jr. decided to get rid of some open-air freezer “bunkers,” which were energy inefficient and a sort of relic that most grocery stores don’t use anymore. “We were informed by our refrigeration company that our freezers were at the end of their life and that parts were no longer available for repair,” explained Faust Jr., whose father established the grocery store on North Main Street in
1978. The store now employs more than 100 people. Faust said because the new coolers are both lower to the ground and taller, their interior space increased about 20 percent. He wanted to keep the freezer department’s size about the same number of cubic feet, because freezers are expensive to run. “We didn’t want to add more of them,” he said. By increasing the freezers’ interior space and maintaining the same cubic footage, Faust said the freezers’ footprint in the store was reduced. That left Faust and his managers with the question of what to do with the extra floor space. He said the store hadn’t increased the size of its beer cooler in 15 to 20 years, so that’s what they decided to do. “It came down to a nobrainer,” Faust said. “We were just completely maxed
and didn’t have the physical space to really compete against the Madison market.” Faust said “one thing led to another,” and the store moved its existing beer cooler about 20 feet closer to the freezer department to take up the extra space and also built a larger cooler. That shift opened more space in the warm beer and wine section, so the store was able to add another aisle of wine. Faust said when the store was remodeled several years ago, the size of its backroom was reduced to allow for more floor space. Because the store is essentially “landlocked,” making the backroom smaller was about the only way to increase floor space, which is where the sales take place. “There’s been a little bit of pressure to offer new products, and people want to see different things, and that gets
to the physical space aspect,” Faust said. He noted that when village officials decided they wanted the store to decrease the presence of alcohol on the sales floor, “it damaged us for a while, to be honest.” “This opportunity (of replacing the freezers) kind of represented a win-win,” Faust figured. “In the long run, we still have kept a slightly lower profile with our alcohol displays, but it’s given us an option to increase our selection and just general space for customers to enjoy. “It’s a nice addition to the store and kind of modernizes us a bit,” he said. “It was probably a half-million dollar project, so it was not like, ‘gee, let’s just do this for the heck of it.’” Faust said the changes have saved the store a significant amount in electricity costs
The new Headquarters Pub and Grill being built on Concord Drive and Wolfe Street will have a slightly different look than what was approved earlier this year. Owner Jamie Bush got approval from the Village
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of Oregon Planning Commission last week to use a new color scheme, adjust the building height and change some decorative elements of the building. Bush told the commission the changes came up after talking with his architect and trying to fit the building in with existing structures in the neighborhood. An indoor/outdoor bar area will have a lower roofline than the rest of the building and the entire building will be more gray and brown than the original tan and blue color approved in May. The building will be about 6,000 square feet and have 1,200 square feet of patio space and two volleyball courts. Bush spent about a year gaining approval from the village board for the facility, which some concerns about safety alternatives, today. will include a banquet facil- call and security around the outity as part of a later addi- door cooker, but Bush said Chad M Winklepleck, AAMS®, Chris Erfurth tion. he would possibly install CRPC® Bush also got approval video surveillance if any Financial Advisor Financial Advisor last month for an outdoor issues came up. 990 Janesville St Unit 2 smoker that will be used to 911 North Main Street Oregon, WI 53575 cook for the restaurant. – Mark Ignatowski Oregon, WI 53575The 608-835-0697 608-835-1618 Planning Commission had
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Oregonians braved the cold November weather Saturday for the annual horse parade, put on by the Oregon Horse Association and the Oregon Chamber of Commerce. Horses and riders dressed in fun costumes, including Santa, the Grinch, a group of angels and some who were imagining they were closer to the equator.
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Lincoln Road: Varied speeds on narrow road make for poor safety conditions
Continued from page 1 specific segments of the narrow, hilly road, but the Wisconsin Department of Transportation has the final say on speed limits. In an effort to try to win DOT approval to reduce the speed limit, the Village Board last Monday authorized spending $700 to conduct a speed study and gather other data related to Lincoln Road traffic. Pettit pointed out that the Town of Oregon tried to reduce the speed from 55 mph to 45 on the stretch of road just east of Fish Hatchery without going through the proper channels, and the state rejected the attempt. He said village police conduct radar enforcement on Lincoln Road and do not enforce the 45 mph limit that’s posted a mile or so east of Fish Hatchery because it’s not a stateauthorized speed limit. In order to convince DOT officials that the change is warranted, Pettit said, the village must conduct a speed study to show that most people actually drive close to the speed that’s being proposed. “The traffic study is just one portion of convincing the state that the outlying district should be something other than what it is,” Pettit said. “You have to meet warrants by their criteria the same way you have to meet warrants to put in a signalized intersection.” Pettit said such data include the volume of traffic, the speeds driven and the condition of the roadway. Passmore thinks the varying speed limits on the road defy logic. He also doesn’t understand why 55 mph would allowed on Lincoln Road when all the other similarly hilly, narrow roads in the area – Glenway, Hillcrest, Union, Tipperary and others – have a posted speed limit of 45 mph. “It seems incongruous to me that we can go from 25 mph on the east, near the village, then it goes to 45 mph, then to 55 for less than a mile and a quarter, then back to 45 – and the road is ostensibly the same width,” Passmore told the Village Board. he’s a bicyclist and has had a couple of close calls while riding on the road. In addition to being narrow with poor pavement, most of the road has no shoulder. “The hills make it quite dangerous, especially if you have two vehicles meeting from opposite directions,” he said. “You’ve got nowhere to go except off the road. Someone came within inches of me and I had nowhere to go but off the side. If I hadn’t gotten my foot off in time I’d have fallen off.” “But it’s not just that,” Passmore added. “Chief Pettit noted that coming into the village it goes from 45 mph to 25 and it’s downhill. It’s a big reduction and people don’t make the adjustment.” He thinks under present conditions, the road is not very safe for cyclists or motorists. Village president Steve Staton agreed. He said village officials consider this an important issue. “It is not a good road,” Staton said. “It slants to the outside along the shoulder part of the blacktop, and Attention-getter you can’t ride on the edge Passmore told officials because it’s too broken up.”
Less than receptive
In order to reduce the speed to 45 mph or less, the village must convince DOT officials that a change is warranted. But an Aug. 22 email from the DOT’s Ryan Mayer to Oregon public works director Mark Below did not sound very receptive to reducing the speed limit. “Lowering the speed limit to 35 on a road where it sounds like people are comfortable driving 55 mph is not a good way to improve safety,” Mayer wrote. “In fact, the safety will decrease due to the variance in speeds that it will create. The vertical curves/sight distance concerns on this section of Lincoln Road would only make the variance in speed issue worse. … It also could create more/riskier passing maneuvers which would not be good for other motorists or bicyclists.” Mayer wrote in order to be convinced the speed should be reduced, the village would have to provide a speed study showing that roughly 85 percent of motorists drive near 35 or 40 mph.
“Obviously, if people were driving 35 out there this request would not have come in the first place,” he wrote. He suggested that to improve bicyclist safety, the village could widen the paved shoulders (none currently exist) or build a bike path. “Lowering the speed limit would not solve the problem,” he wrote.
A lack of understanding
In an email to village administrator Mike Gracz, Passmore responded to the DOT’s comments. He noted that “speed limits on Lincoln Road are ALREADY variable and very confusing.” He also said no one should feel “comfortable” driving at 55 mph on Lincoln Road – and he thinks some drivers probably go faster than that. “I feel he is misunderstanding the key issue,” Passmore said of Mayer’s reply. “Although I believe 35 mph would be ideal along the whole of Lincoln Road (except for the 25 mph stretch at the eastern
end), 40 or 45 mph would be preferable to the confusing and dangerous 55 mph limit.” Pettit told the board the computer in the village’s traffic trailer no longer works. In order to do a traffic study, the village has decided to contract with the Dane County Transportation Department to gather the data. Highway engineer Matthew Rice recommended taking one traffic count on Lincoln Road between Glenway Road and Bergamont Boulevard. He suggested conducting a second count between Bergamont Boulevard. and North Burr Oak Avenue. The counts will record traffic speed, traffic classifications (the type of vehicle) and traffic volume. Each will cost an estimated $350. “We in the village wanted a 35 mph speed limit out to Glenway for some time,” Pettit told the board last week prior to its unanimous vote to conduct a traffic study. “We can’t do that unless the state agrees with us.”
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Thomas Mielke directs the First Presbyterian Church choir and members of Dane County’s musical theater community performing songs from “Fiddler On The Roof,” during their first Broadway Cabaret this past weekend. Soloists, duets, and ensembles played to a full house, and donations received will go to support musical instrument rentals and fees for lowerincome students in the Oregon School District.
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Senior Morgan McCorkle might not have made it to state this season, but she impressed enough people to earn McCorkle an honorable mention All-State nod. Playing in arguably the best sectional in the state with No. 10-ranked Oregon, McCorkle helped the Panthers improve its team score by 30 strokes at regionals for a sectional berth. McCorkle missed out on state by two strokes at sectionals, but it was difficult to move on with the No. 1, No. 2, No. 4 and No. 8 teams in the sectional as well. The voters still ended up voting her with the top 54 golfers in the state, however. Being the only returning golfer from the 2011 state qualifying team, McCorkle was put into a leadership role as a junior, and she remained in that role for her senior year as the No. 1 golfer. Senior teammate Hayley Christensen was also on the 2011 team, but an injury kept her from playing until the Badger South Conference tournament this year. McCorkle’s sister Taylor is expected to take over her No. 1 golfer position based on 9-hole average this season.
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Sophomore Quincey Newton finished 11th overall in the 200 individual medley Saturday at the WIAA Division 1 Middleton girls swimming sectional with a time of 2 minutes, 24.78 seconds. Oregon/Belleville finished 11th out of 14 teams at the meet and was unable to advance anyone on to this weekend’s state meet.
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200 medley relay finishes a team-best 10th place
Sophomore Willow Kugel entered Saturday’s WIAA Division 1 Middleton sectional meet with high expectations for not only herself, but her team. And while Kugel may not have been able to reach her own individual
goals, she said she left everything she had in the Middleton High School pool. “It would have been great if I hadn’t rolled my ankle so close to sectionals, but I gave it everything I had today, so I am happy with that,” she said. Kugel finished 15th in the 50-yard free (25.64) and 16th in the 100 free (57.09) – barely besting her season best in both events. “I wasn’t able to reach the goals I set for myself today, but it will only
motivate me that much more for next season,” she said. When it was said and done, the Panthers were unable to advance anyone on to this weekend’s WIAA Division 1 state meet in Madison. The Panthers’ 200-yard medley relay team of freshman Claire Candell, sophomores Logan Fahey, Hannah Rau and Kugel turned in a teambest 10th-place finish with a time of 2 minutes, 15 seconds. All three Oregon relays went on to post season-bests as senior Allie
Greene, freshman Grace Przybyl, junior Abby Schmitt and Kugel finished 10th in the 200 free (1:47.58) and the 400 free quartet of sophomore Quincey Newton, Schmitt, Przybyl and Rau finished 11th in 4:00.55. Newton added an 11th–place finish in the 200 IM (2:24.78), while Rau placed 14th in the 500 free (5:45.13). Middleton, ranked third on the Wisconsin Interscholastic Swim
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Three earn spot on first team
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Junior defender Spencer Pearson earned a first-team All-Badger South Conference selection this season, joining senior defender Jon Conduah and junior midfielder Nick Steidemann.
Defense was one of the keys to the Oregon boys soccer team’s WIAA Division 2 state championship run, and with another conference title this season, it also showed in the Badger South. Two defenders were named to the AllBadger South All-Conference team this season – junior Spencer Pearson and senior Jon Conduah. Junior midfielder Nick Steidemann also made first team. Pearson and Conduah helped anchor a defense that allowed 14 goals all season, including only two in the Badger South. The Panthers allowed just two goals from Sept. 17 until its state title. The two defenders also provided some offense. Conduah had two goals and 11 shots this season, while Pearson added an assist. Steidemann led Oregon with 11 goals and
six assists this season. He had 48 total shots and a hit the game-winning penalty kick in the sectional final. Junior Mitch Morhoff also made the allconference list. He was a second team forward. He collected 11 goals and four assists on 32 shots. Senior midfielder Jackson Schneider (1 SH) was an honorable mention along with sophomore defender Zach Hanson to round out the list. Schneider had six goals and an assist this season with 20 shots. Hanson had a goal and a shot this season. Oregon finished 17-3-2 and made its second straight state tournament and sixth overall, winning the title. The Panthers had its 29-game conference winning streak snapped in a 1-1 tie with Fort Atkinson, which shared the Badger South title, but Oregon still hasn’t lost a conference game in 31 straight matches.
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Senior linebacker Alex Neal (10) was named to the second-team All-Badger South list with 93 1/2 tackles, including 7 1/2 tackles for a loss.
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Senior outside hitter Maddy Gits made the first-team All-Badger South Conference list for the fourth year. She joins second teamers, junior middle hitter Riley Rosemeyer (bottom) and senior setter Dani Loomis (below). Senior libero Madi Klonsinski and junior middle hitter Kena Hinker were honorable mentions.
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Senior outside hitter Maddy Gits earned a unanimous first-team AllBadger South Conference selection this season. It was the fourth year in a row for Gits, who is a NCAA Division I basketball recruit for Saint Louis University. Gits led all Panthers with 339 kills this season. She also added 20 aces, 141 digs and 19 blocks (14 assisted). Senior setter Dani Loomis and junior middle hitter Riley Rosemeyer join Gits on the all-conference list. They both earned a spot on the second team. Loomis finished with 286 assists, 121 digs, 21 aces and 11 assisted blocks. She also added 37 kills. Rosemeyer was second on the team with 194 kills. She also led all players with 52 blocks (23 assisted) and added 20 digs and eight assists. Senior libero Madi Klonsinski and junior middle hitter Kena Hinker were both honorable mentions to round out the all-conference list. Klonsinski finished with 200 digs and 45 aces, while Hinker picked up 83 kills and 23 blocks (17 assisted). Conference champion Madison Edgewood led all teams with six selections, including two first teamers. Edgewood senior outside hitter Sam Foti and senior setter Haley Schwenn both made the first team, while senior outside hitter Kaelyn Kessel and junior middle hitter Andrea Wright made the second team. Edgewood’s Katie Maher and Jenna Tipple were honorable mentions. Milton and Monona Grove both tied
Oregon with five selections. Milton senior libero Samantha Scalissi was a first teamer, while sophomore outside hitter Rachel Butterfield was a second-team selection. MG junior libero/setter Katie Walters made the first team, while senior middle blocker Kaitlyn Long was a second teamer. Stoughton senior middle blocker/ outside hitter Maren Schultz and Fort Atkinson junior outside hitter Kylie Frohmader were the other first-team selections. Monroe senior right-side hitter/setter Savanna Koester was the other second teamer. Oregon finished the conference season 5-1, while Milton was 4-2, MG was 3-3, Stoughton was 2-4, Fort Atkinson was 1-5 and Monroe was 0-6.
Five-foot, 195-pound senior running back Matt Sampson found himself carrying much of the load for the 2-7 Oregon football team this season. Following the season, coaches throughout the conference acknowledged Sampson’s effort as he was named a second team Badger South All-Conference running back. On a team plagued by injuries throughout the season, Sampson was a consistent bright spot on offense, rushing for 797 yards and a team-best eight touchdowns on 120 attempts. Seniors Jack Maerz (tight end), Andrew Nyenhuis (tackle) and Jack Krueger (quarterback) all earned honorable mention honors along with junior wide receiver Josh Sromovsky. Krueger passed for 1,057 yards and 10 touchdowns to go along with eight interceptions, while Maerz finished the season with 10 catches for 180 yards. Sromovsky led the team with 17 catches for 311 yards and seven touchdowns. He added 309 yards on the ground and two rushing touchdowns. “Josh missed about four games, but was only really healthy in two,” Kissling said. Despite moving from
fullback to linebacker, 5’9, 200-pound senior Alex Neal finished with a team best 93 1/2 tackles, including a team-best 7 1/2 tackles for a loss. Junior Peter Kissling (defensive back) and Maerz (defensive end) joined Neal as second-team honorees last month. Maerz at 6’3 and 240 pounds finished second on the team with 6 1/2 tackles for loss and fourth with 64 1/2 tackles. He also intercepted a pass. Kissling, who missed the first three games of the season, still managed to rack up 40 1/2 tackles and a fumble recovery. Senior defensive back Jawon Turner, junior defensive back Luke Knipfer and junior defensive lineman Luke Mueller all earned honorable mention honors. Knipfer paced the Panthers’ secondary with 71 tackles, an interception and two fumble recoveries. Turner added 58 tackles. Mueller finished fifth on the team with 61 1/2 tackles, a fumble recovery and 1 1/2 tackles for loss.
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Gratz hired at Cedar Rapids
Dan Gratz has been hired as softball coach at Cedar Rapids Kennedy, pending board approval. Gratz replaces Katie Bova, who resigned at the end of the 2012 season. He has served as an assistant coach at Cornell College (Mount Vernon, Iowa) and Mount Vernon High School, and has been an ASA coach in Wisconsin. “Dan has been extensively involved in the sport of softball for the past six years at various levels, providing an ideal background to work with our current players and work to continue to build up the Kennedy softball program,” said Kennedy Athletics Director Aaron Stecker. “Coach Gratz has a tremendous enthusiasm and passion for the game of softball, both for the competitive game on the field and for the long-term lessons and leadership development of young people that the game has to offer. “He will provide an enthusiastic and high-energy style of softball that will be exciting for our studentathletes at Kennedy. He has put a lot of thought and development into what a high school softball program should look like, what it should represent, and the positive impact a high quality program can have on young people.” Kennedy was 13-25 last season. The Cougars return their top three hitters Ashley Hamilton, Tianna Drahn and Lauren Kubovec, as well as pitcher Madeline Crist. Gratz graduated from Oregon High School in 2008 and Cornell College in 2012. He got his start in softball coaching with the Oregon Girls Fastpitch Softball Association.
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Junior midfielder Nick Steidemann (top left) had 11 goals and six assists this season to make the first team. Senior defender Jon Conduah (top right) was also named to the first team as a defender. He added two goals this season.
Soccer: Five Panthers make all-conference list
Continued from page 12 Fort Atkinson had eight players make the all-conference list to lead all teams, including three first teamers. Junior forward Geovanni Esquivel, senior Logan Dahnert and senior Thomas Smithyman were all on the top of their positions. Fort added second teamers, freshman forward Felipe Konzen, senior midfielder Luke Stoutenborough and senior defender Matt Lovejoy. Senior defender Ryan England was an honorable mention. Milton led all Badger South teams with four first-team selections – senior forward Kevin Schuh, senior midfielder CJ Curtis, senior defender Brett Gerharz and senior goalie Nick Drew. The only other Badger South team with a first-team selection was Stoughton. Senior midfielder Devin Wermuth made the list.
Sectionals: Oregon finishes
11th out of 14 teams
Continued from page 12 Coaches Association Division 1 state poll, won the meet with 367 points – 43 ahead of fifth-ranked Verona. Madison Memorial and Madison West tied to round out the top three with 302 points. Oregon/Belleville finished 11th overall out of 14 teams. “We knew going in that our sectionals was going to be fast,” Panthers head coach Karissa Kruszewski said. “I know every year sectionals and even state times are going to just keep getting faster. “We made huge strides this year and we want to continue moving forward in that direction. State is the end goal and the girls team is one step closer to being there.” Oregon had 11 girls swim at sectionals and ended up turning in 16 individual bests and three best times in the relays. Greene dropped four seconds in her 200 free and sophomore Quincey Newton shaved three seconds in her 200 IM and two more in the 100 breaststroke. Megan Schmitt had huge drops going six seconds faster than her previous season best in the 200 IM and two seconds faster in 100 breaststroke. “I hope that both Joel (Knuesel) and I are back next year,” Kruszewski said. “… These girls are a terrific group and all hard working. We’ve established a base and we want to continue building off of that.” Having now swam a year with both coaches, the girls will have a better idea of what to expect coming into next year. “They know they can’t take all summer off and come in next year hoping to do well,” Kruszewski said. “It just won’t work. “Swimming is a year-round sport, they all need to stay active and touching water. They also know the mind set coming into next year. As coaches we have believed in all of them and know they all have unlimited potential; they started buying into it and I think that mentality is only going to get better.” In order to reach the next level and get back to state, Kruszewski added that it’s all about who has the fight to take the lead and hold it. “We had some girls go out at sectionals not afraid,” she added. “They may have died a bit at the end of their race, but they put themselves in a position to succeed and that’s all we can ask for. “I believe next year will be better because all the girls believe there is room for improvement.”
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Continued from page 1 would come from the village’s Tax Incremental Finance District 2 account. The Wisconsin and Southern Railroad expects to operate two-to-three trains per week to serve Lycon Inc.’s new ready-mix concrete facility in the business park when the line is reactivated next spring. The line has been closed since around 1997. At least initially, trains will run only from the Alpine Business Park to Madison to serve Lycon. But the railroad commissioner’s office foresees a time when the line will be activated south of the village and serve more users. In an Oct. 25 letter to the village, the railroad commissioner’s hearing examiner, Doug Wood, wrote: “In order to adequately protect public safety … automatic flashing lights with gates are needed because of the presence of three tracks and the possibility of increased rail traffic at this location. At first rail traffic will be modest from Netherwood Street north to Madison, with very little freight being moved south of Netherwood Street. However, in the wake of the state of Wisconsin’s substantial investment in the rehabilitation of this line, it seems reasonable to expect that Lycon will not long remain the sole shipper on the line.” Lycon is building a rail spur off the main line so that freight cars hauling aggregate can reach its plant in the business park. In September, Gov. Scott Walker approved a $2.29 million grant to reactivate the 10-mile rail corridor between McCoy Road in Fitchburg and West Netherwood Road in Oregon in order to serve Lycon’s new facility. Trains running on the line will be restricted to traveling at 25 mph, and 20 mph when reaching Braun Road and the business park. Given those speeds and the number of trains that will use the line, “Our opinion is (the hearing examiner’s proposed order) is overkill,” Below said. The Oct. 25 letter from the commissioner’s office noted that the proposal to order the installation of gates with flashing lights is “not the final decision of the Commissioner of Railroads.” It stated the commissioner will issue a final decision only after considering written comments on the proposed decision. Wood’s letter also suggested the village must raise the elevation of Braun Road at the rail crossing by one foot. It said when the village constructed Braun Road in 2010, it decided to build it with a surface elevation “slightly more than 8 inches below the existing top of rail.” But Wisconsin and Southern Railroad wants Braun Road to be about 4 inches above the top of the rail. Village officials initially objected to the change, but last week Gracz told the Village Board, “We’re working on the elevation and not going to contest that.” Below said the construction is underway and that Braun Road would be closed for about two weeks until the project is completed. In an adjacent but unrelated development, the village is switching the stop signs at the intersection of Braun Road and Market Street. “We’re switching the stop signs so the north and southbound traffic on Market Street will have to stop instead of the east and westbound traffic on Braun Road,” Below said. “The traffic patterns have changed since we put Braun Road across the railroad tracks, so it warranted making that switch.”
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Continued from page 1 be functional and inspiring places to learn; they shouldn’t just be boxes.” There was also a general perception that the district suffers from a lack of space. “Participants appear to be surprised to learn district enrollment had grown over years,” he said. “I shared my experiences of playing basketball and wrestling in your gymnasium a long, long time ago, and the facilities look very similar – good shape, but despite the growth in your enrollment over the years, look very similar.” On the question, “If the board were to bring a referendum forward, what should be part of the proposed solution?” Safety was at the top of every list, with participants noting a lack of modern safety measures at some of the schools, and the need to make changes. On the question of offering advice on how the board could engage and communicate with the community about a possible referendum, staff and community members agreed that the community needs to be engaged and communicated with in advance of a referendum. “There is a need to build excitement among community members for creating facilities that address needs, including space needs, while also allowing for this idea of flexible and adaptable learning space,” he said. Donovan said another idea that “came up again and again” was that action is needed now. “The vision was really affirmed by community members and staff, stake- Public apathy? holders – people want to Board member Steve see action,” he said. Zach said he was disappointed in the turnout for Recommendations the four sessions, noting D o n o v a n s a i d t h e r e that 42 residents and 11 were definite similarities staff members participatbetween what was found ed. He said the board was on previous surveys and the recent focus groups. He suggested the board first proceed with a “prioritization effort” with the district architect to determine which facility needs addressed in the district’s facilities master plan should be included in a referendum. The second was to conduct “continuous engagement” with the public throughout the referendum process. “There’s a tendency I find with districts as they consider a referendum to think that communication and engagement stops when the board puts the referendum question on the ballot,” Donovan said. “Nothing could be further from the truth. That community engagement continues through the time the item is put on the ballot, and if successful, all the way through that process.” He said clients in Middleton and Whitefish Bay recently passed referendums in the last few years, and the communication was critical. “They’ll tell you they communicate and engage with community and staff members more now as a result of going through that referendum process than ever before,” he said. “Stakeholders are hungry for more information and for more engagement. (This) district has done a good job of communicating and engaging with stakeholders, but there’s always more that can be done. They really want that information, especially going into that next step of the referendum.” criticized two years ago during the last referendum attempt for a lack of public engagement, despite their efforts, and was concerned it would happen again. “To me, 42 is not something that rings a bell of great community support for this or interest in pursuing it,” he said. “These focus group meetings, I’m going through the notes, and I started underlining, ‘the board should do this, the board must do that, the board must engage.’ I’m sorry – I’m tired of trying to do that. If this community wants a referendum, they need to support it … as opposed to us doing it alone. If this is going to be successful, it needs not only our leadership but support form the community, and vocal support, committed support.” Board member Rae Vogeler said the focus group sessions were more about quality than quantity. “I think people were engaged,” she said. “Sure, we’d like more … I saw it as the beginning of the process; it was kind of hitting the ground running.” Donovan said he didn’t necessarily take the number of focus group participants to be a negative. He said they were clearly calling for something to be done, however. “Having done a lot of these focus groups around the state, I learn a lot from walking in the door,” he said. “If there are people with ‘pitchforks and torches’ outside, that says something about the district. Despite the effort (here) to get a lot of people out there, it was a group that was very much looking for action … in some situations I’ve been in, stakeholders say, ‘Please don’t do anything to the schools; they’re fine.’ There is something telling about that.”
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Ms. Vogeler moved and Mr. Krause seconded motion to amend Mr. Zach╒s original motion and to amend section 6.05.02, page 9 under definitions of just cause to replace language from Rae Vogeler╒s proposal page 10 through page 11 #4. In a roll call vote, the following members voted yes: Ms. Vogeler and Mr. Krause. The following members voted no: Mr. Christensen, Mr. Mixdorf, Mr. Zach, Mr. Ramin and Ms. Odorico. Motion failed 2-5. A roll call vote was taken on Mr. Zach╒s original motion with the following members voting yes: Mr. Zach, Mr. Ramin, Mr. Krause, Mr. Christensen, Mr. Mixdorf, and Ms. Odorico. Board member Vogeler voted no. Motion passed 6-1. D. DISCUSSION ITEMS: Student Achievement No items for discussion. E. DISCUSSION ITEMS: Other Topics No items for discussion. F. INFORMATION ITEMS: 1. OHS Student Council members: Jessica Nankivil and Nina LeBrun reported on some projects the Student Council are doing this year. 2. From OEA President ╨ No updates. G. CLOSING: 1. Future Agenda was established 2. Check Out H. EXECUTIVE SESSION ITEMS: 1. Superintendent╒s Evaluation - no executive session was held due to lateness of the meeting. This item will be placed on another meeting agenda in the near future. I. ADJOURNMENT: Ms. Vogeler moved and Mr. Mixdorf seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting. Motion passed by unanimous voice vote, 7-0. Jeff Ramin, Clerk Oregon School District Published: November 14, 2013 WNAXLP 2. From Human Assets Committee: Direct Insurance Billing for Oregon Retirees Deductible Reimbursement; Mr. Zach on behalf of the Human Assets Committee moved that the District cover the deductible expenses related to provider direct billed retirees in the same manner as active employees. In a roll call vote, the following members voted yes: Mr. Zach, Mr. Christensen, Mr. Mixdorf, Mr. Ramin, Ms. Vogeler, Mr. Krause and Ms. Odorico. Motion passed 7-0. 3. Approval of 2013-2014 Budget; Mr. Zach moved and Mr. Christensen seconded the motion to approve the 20132014 Original Budget as presented. In a roll call vote, the following members voted yes: Mr. Zach, Mr. Christensen, Mr. Ramin, Mr. Mixdorf, Ms. Vogeler, Mr. Krause, and Ms. Odorico. Motion passed 7-0. 4. Certification of 2013 Tax Levy for the Oregon School District; Mr. Zach moved and Mr. Christensen seconded the motion to approve the Certification of Tax Levy as presented. In a roll call vote, the following members voted yes: Mr. Zach, Mr. Christensen, Mr. Mixdorf, Mr. Krause, Ms. Vogeler, Mr. Ramin and Ms. Odorico. Motion passed 7-0. 5. Ratification of 2013-14 Collective Bargaining Agreement – AFSCME Local 60 (Custodial/Technology Unit); Mr. Zach moved and Mr. Ramin seconded the motion to approve the ratification of 2013-14 Collective Bargaining Agreement – AFSCME Local 60 (Custodial/Technology Unit). Discussion held. Mr. Zach moved to table his motion. Motion died due to lack of a second. Mr. Zach withdrew his original motion. Mr. Krause moved and Ms. Vogeler seconded the motion to approve AFSCME proposal with the deletion of the phrase “FOR DISCUSSION TO INCLUDE IN HANDBOOK” after the phrase SUPPLEMENTAL PAY, and deletion of “(Trial period from ratification until June 30, 2014) after the phrase Out of Class Pay. After discussion, Mr. Krause withdrew his motion and Ms. Vogeler was agreeable to the withdrawal. Mr. Krause moved to approve only the first part that talks about wages and take “Out of Class Pay” out of the proposal to discuss another time. Mr. Krause’s motion died for lack of a second. Mr. Christensen moved and Mr. Ramin seconded the motion to approve the proposal as presented. In a roll call vote, the following board members voted yes: Mr. Christensen, Mr. Ramin, Mr. Mixdorf, Mr. Zach, Ms. Vogeler and Ms. Odorico. Mr. Krause voted no. Motion passed 6-1. D. DISCUSSION ITEMS: Student Achievement No items. E. DISCUSSION ITEMS: Other Topics 1. Timing of OSD Committee Meetings and Posting of Committee Minutes; Ms. Vogeler would like that committee meetings be scheduled when staff and community can be present. Ms. Vogeler also requested that the committee meeting minutes be placed in individual committee folders so that it is easier to find minutes. Ms. Wick will work on placing the committee meeting minutes in individual folders. F. INFORMATION ITEMS: 1. Financial Assets Committee Update – Debt Service Refinancing Opportunity; The Board received the report from Mr. Christensen, the Chair of the Financial Assets Committee on the possibility of refinancing some outstanding referendum debt. 2. From OEA President-not present for an update. G. CLOSING: 1. Future Agenda was established. 2. Check Out: Mr. Christensen and Dr. Busler congratulated the Oregon Soccer team for advancing to State; the Girl’s volleyball team to Sectionals and the Girls’ track team advancing to State as well. Board members thanked Brooklyn staff for a great meeting. At 9:06 p.m. a five minute break was taken. H. EXECUTIVE SESSION ITEMS: 1. Negotiations – 2013-2014 Collective Bargaining Agreement: Consideration to move into closed executive session on item H1 as Provided Under Wisconsin Statutes 19.85 (1) (c) & (e); At 9:15 p.m. Mr. Zach moved and Mr. Mixdorf seconded the motion to move into closed executive session. In a roll call vote, the following members voted yes: Mr. Zach, Mr. Mixdorf, Mr. Christensen, Mr. Ramin, Mr. Krause, Ms. Vogeler, and Ms. Odorico. Motion passed 7-0. Discussion held. I. ADJOURNMENT: Mr. Zach moved and Mr. Christensen seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting. Motion passed by unanimous voice vote. Meeting adjourned at 9:57 p.m. Jeff Ramin, Clerk Oregon School District Published: November 14, 2013 WNAXLP ***
BANK OF LAKE MILLS, Case No. 13 CV 3178 Case Code: 30404 Plaintiffs, v. GREGORY P. WILLIAMS, JANE DOE, SPOUSE OF GREGORY P. WILLIAMS, IF ANY, Defendants. SUMMONS THE STATE OF WISCONSIN, To each person named above as a Defendant: You are hereby notified that the Plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. Within forty (40) days after November 7, 2013, you must respond with a written demand for a copy of the complaint. The demand must be sent or delivered to the court, whose address is Jefferson County Courthouse, 311 S. Center Avenue, Jefferson, WI 53549, and to plaintiffs’ attorney, Neuberger, Wakeman, Lorenz, Griggs & Sweet, whose address is 122 E. Lake St., P.O. Box 190, Lake Mills, WI 53551. Upon a timely demand, a copy of the complaint will be delivered personally or by mail. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not demand a copy of the complaint within forty (40) days, the court may grant judgment against you for the legal action requested in the complaint, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the complaint. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or in the future, and may also be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. Dated this 30th day of October, 2013. NEUBERGER, WAKEMAN, LORENZ, GRIGGS & SWEET By /s/ Jay S. Smith Jay S. Smith SBN 1061329 Attorney for Plaintiffs 122 East Lake Street, P.O. Box 190 Lake Mills, WI 53551 (920) 648-8381 Published: November 7, 14 and 21, 2013 WNAXLP
The regular meeting of the School Board of the Oregon School District was called to order by the President at 6:35 PM in the Rome Corners Intermediate School in the Village of Oregon, Dane County, Wisconsin. Upon roll call, the following board members were present: Mr. Wayne Mixdorf, Mr. Dan Krause, Mr. Lee Christensen, Mr. Jeff Ramin, Ms. Rae Vogeler, Mr. Steve Zach and Ms. Courtney Odorico. The following board members were absent: none. Administrators present: Dr. Brian Busler, Mr. Andy Weiland, Dr. Anita Koehler, Mr. Dan Rikli, Ms. Michelle Gard, Dr. Leslie Bergstrom, Mr. Jon Tanner, Ms. Jina Jonen, Ms. Kelly Meyers, Ms. Kerri Modjeski, and Ms. Caitlin Zach. Proof in the form of a certificate by the Oregon Observer of communications and public notice given to the public and the Oregon Observer and a certificate of posting as required by Section 19.84 Wisconsin Statutes as to the holding of this meeting was presented by Ms. Odorico. Mr. Mixdorf moved and Mr. Ramin seconded the motion to proceed with the meeting according to the agenda as posted. In a roll call vote, the following members voted yes: Mr. Mixdorf, Mr. Ramin, Mr. Zach, Mr. Krause, Mr. Christensen and Ms. Odorico. Board member Vogeler voted no. Motion passed 6-1. A. CONSENT CALENDAR: Ms. Vogeler moved and Mr. Krause seconded the motion to approve the following items on the Consent Calendar. 1. Approve minutes of the September 23, 2013 and September 30, 2013 meetings; 2. Approval of payments in the amount of $1,377,853.32; 3. Treasurer Report (Financial Statements) ending September 30, 2013; 4. Staff Resignations ╨ none; 5. Staff Assignments ╨ none; 6. Field Trip Requests ╨ 2013 Revolution Leadership Training Conference (DECA) December 6 ╨ December 8th in Milwaukee, WI; 7. Acceptance of Donations ╨ Target - $2,000 for BKE; 8. Open Enrollment Exception Applications as outline in board packet In a roll call vote, the following members voted yes: Ms. Vogeler, Mr. Krause, Mr. Mixdorf, Mr. Zach, Mr. Ramin, Mr. Christensen and Ms. Odorico. Motion passed 7-0. B. COMMUNICATION FROM PUBLIC: Ms. Gwen Maitzen of 1233 Union Road, Ms. Amy Hermus of 451 Butternut, Ms. Barbara Skiles of 855 Foxfield Road, Mr. Charles Uphoff of 2475 Lalor Road, Mr. Mike Wunsch of 299 North Main Street, Mr. Roe Parker of 1560 Partridge Hill Drive, and Mr. Phil Cox of 6211 Knollwood Drive all spoke in support of Ms. Vogeler╒s Just Cause Proposal for the Employee Handbook. C. ACTION ITEMS: 1. Section 5-Rules of Conduct and Discipline and Section 6-Separation from Employment of Oregon Employee Handbook (Just Cause): After a lengthy discussion, Ms. Vogeler moved and Mr. Krause seconded the motion to accept Rae Vogeler╒s proposal of section 5 and 6 of the Employee handbook with one small change on page 10 to remove 6.05.03 in front of the definition, so it is part of 6.05.02, (change the numbering to reflect this change on pages 8, 10 and 12). In a roll call vote, the following members voted yes: Ms. Vogeler, Mr. Krause and Mr. Ramin. The following members voted no: Mr. Mixdorf, Mr. Zach, Mr. Christensen, and Ms. Odorico. Motion failed 3-4. At 9:14 p.m. a five minute break was taken. At 9:19 p.m. Meeting reconvened. Mr. Zach moved and Mr. Ramin seconded the motion to replace Section 5 and 6 of the current employee handbook with Steve Zach╒s proposal as submitted with a friendly amendment from Mr. Krause to strike out portion of burden of proof on page 13 in section 6.05.06 A ╥The employee bears the burden of establishing that the administrative decision was without ╥just cause.╙ And to replace it with ╥Employee shall then present particular facts and arguments to support employee╒s contention that the decision is not supported by just cause as defined in 6.05.02.╙
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF THE OREGON SCHOOL DISTRICT HELD ON OCTOBER 14, 2013
The regular meeting of the School Board of the Oregon School District was called to order by the President at 5:02 PM in the Brooklyn Elementary School, 204 Division Street, in the Village of Brooklyn, Green County, Wisconsin. Upon roll call, the following board members were present: Mr. Wayne Mixdorf, Mr. Lee Christensen, Mr. Jeff Ramin, Ms. Rae Vogeler, Mr. Steve Zach and Ms. Courtney Odorico. The following board members were absent: Mr. Dan Krause. Administrators present: Dr. Brian Busler, Mr. Andy Weiland, Mrs. Candace Weidensee, Mrs. Shannon Anderson, Dr. Leslie Bergstrom, Mr. Jon Tanner, Ms. Jina Jonen, Ms. Kelly Meyers , Ms. Tori Whitish, and Ms. Kerri Modjeski. Proof in the form of a certificate by the Oregon Observer of communications and public notice given to the public and the Oregon Observer and a certificate of posting as required by Section 19.84 Wisconsin Statutes as to the holding of this meeting was presented by Ms. Odorico. Mr. Krause arrived at 5:03 p.m. Ms. Vogeler moved and Mr. Ramin seconded the motion to proceed with the meeting according to the agenda as posted. Motion passed 7-0. A. CONSENT CALENDAR: Mr. Ramin moved and Ms. Vogeler seconded the motion to approve the following items on the Consent Calendar. 1. Approve minutes of the October 14, 2013 meeting and the September 23, 2013 Annual Meeting; 2. Approval of payments in the amount of $761,342.87; 3. Staff Resignations – none; 4. Staff Assignments – Angela Brauns, 1.0 FTE Interim Library Media Specialist NKE/PVE; 5. Field Trip Requests-none; 6. Acceptance of Donations – none; 7. Open Enrollment Exception Applications – none; In a roll call vote, the following board members voted yes: Mr. Ramin, Ms. Vogeler, Mr. Mixdorf, Mr. Christensen, Mr. Krause, Mr. Zach and Ms. Odorico. Motion passed 7-0. B. COMMUNICATION FROM PUBLIC: None. C. ACTION ITEMS: 1. From Physical Assets Committee: - CESA 10 Energy Management Shared Savings Service Agreement; Mr. Mixdorf on behalf of the Physical Assets Committee moved to approve the Energy Management Service Agreement with CESA 10. In a roll call vote, the following members voted yes: Mr. Mixdorf, Mr. Ramin, Mr. Krause, Ms. Vogeler, Mr. Christensen, Mr. Zach and Ms. Vogeler. Motion passed 7-0.
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF THE OREGON SCHOOL DISTRICT HELD ON OCTOBER 28, 2013
1. Open Public Hearing: a. Conditional Use Permit (CUP); Petition # DCPCUP-2013-02253; Parcel # 0509-241-8690-1. The request is to build a telecommunications facility at 783 County Highway MM. They will lease a 2500 square foot premise located at the site, build a 322 foot equipment shelter, build a 150 monopole tower with 12 antennas at the 150 foot level of the tower, and adding associated equipment to the facility. The property is zoned A-2 and will not need to be rezoned. Applicant is AT&T Mobility, 1515 E. Woodfield Rd., Suite 860, Schaumburg, IL 60173. Owner is Reindahl Stone, Inc., 783 Hwy MM, PO Box 96 Oregon, WI 53575. b. Rezone Application; Petition # DCPREZ-2013-10632; Parcel # 0509-1646023-6 & 0509-164-6034-3. The request is to rezone property from R-1 to R-3 to obtain a less restrictive setback to the rear lot line. The homeowner would like to accommodate a shed behind the garage. Applicant is Mitchell & Laurie Sigmund, 5582 Sheil Drive, Oregon, WI 53575. Owner is Mitchell & Laurie, 5582 Sheil Drive, Oregon, WI 53575. 2. Close Public Hearing. 3. Call Plan Commission meeting to order. 4. Discussion and possible Recommendation to the Town Board: a. Conditional Use Permit (CUP); Petition # DCPCUP-2013-02253; Parcel # 0509-241-8690-1. b. Rezone Application; Petition # DCPREZ-2013-10632; Parcel # 0509-1646023-6 & 0509-164-6034-3. 5. Approval of minutes from the last meeting. 6. Public Comments. 7. Discussion and possible Action re: TORC procedures. 8. Discussion and possible Action re: Application for Land Use Change. 9. Update on Anderson Park. 10. Communications. 11. Adjournment. Note: Agendas are subject to amendment after publication. Check the official posting locations (Town Hall, Town of Oregon Recycling Center and Oregon Village Hall) including the Town website at www.town.oregon.wi.us or join the Town’s e-mail list to receive agendas at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is possible that members of and possibly a quorum of members of other governmental bodies of the town may be in attendance at any of the meetings to gather information; however, no action will be taken by any governmental body at said meeting other than the governmental body specifically referred to in the meeting notice. Requests from persons with disabilities who need assistance to participate in this meeting or hearing should be made to the Clerk’s office at 835-3200 with 48 hours notice. Post: November 11, 2013 Published: November 14, 2013 WNAXLP
Town of Oregon Plan Commission Agenda Tuesday, NoVember 19, 2013 6:30 PM Oregon Town Hall 1138 Union Road Oregon, WI 53575
NOTICE HEREBY GIVEN for a PUBLIC HEARING to be held on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 6:30 p.m., before the Town of Oregon Plan Commission at the Oregon Town Hall, 1138 Union Road, Oregon, WI 53575. 1. Conditional Use Permit (CUP); Petition # DCPCUP-2013-02253; Parcel # 0509-241-8690-1. The request is to build a telecommunications facility at 783 County Highway MM. They will lease a 2500 square foot premise located at the site, build a 322 foot equipment shelter, build a 150 monopole tower with 12 antennas at the 150 foot level of the tower, and adding associated equipment to the facility. The property is zoned A-2 and will not need to be rezoned. Applicant is AT&T Mobility, 1515 E. Woodfield Rd., Suite 860, Schaumburg, IL 60173. Owner is Reindahl Stone, Inc., 783 Hwy MM, PO Box 96 Oregon, WI 53575. 2. Rezone Application; Petition # DCPREZ-2013-10632; Parcel # 0509-1646023-6 & 0509-164-6034-3. The request is to rezone property from R-1 to R-3 to obtain a less restrictive setback to the rear lot line. The homeowner would like to accommodate a shed behind the garage. Applicant is Mitchell & Laurie Sigmund, 5582 Sheil Drive, Oregon, WI 53575. Owner is Mitchell & Laurie, 5582 Sheil Drive, Oregon, WI 53575. An effort has been made to notify
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neighbors of this proposed change. To ensure that everyone has been notified, please share this notice with anyone who you think would be interested. Note: Agendas are subject to amendment after publication. Check the official posting locations: Oregon Town Hall, Town of Oregon Recycling Center and Oregon Village Hall plus the Town website at www.town.oregon.wi.us. It is possible that members of and possibly a quorum of members of other governmental bodies of the town may be in attendance at any of the meetings to gather information; however, no action will be taken by any governmental body at said meeting other than the governmental body specifically referred to in the meeting notice. Requests from persons with disabilities who need assistance to participate in this meeting or hearing should be made to the Clerk’s office at 835-3200 with 48 hours notice. Denise R. Arnold Clerk Post: November 11, 2013 Published: November 14, 2013 WNAXLP ***
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Notice is hereby given that on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 6:00 pm at the Oregon Town Hall, 1138 Union Rd Oregon WI a PUBLIC HEARING on the Proposed 2014 Budget of the Town of Oregon will be held. The proposed budget in detail is available for inspection at the town clerk’s office from 8:00-12:00 a.m. and 1:00-4:00 p.m. Monday thru Thursday or one-half hour before the hearing. Budget Summary Revenues Property Tax Other Taxes Intergovernmental Revenue Licenses/Permits Public Charges Intergovernmental Charges Other Revenues Loan Proceeds Surplus Funds Applied Expenditures General Government Public Safety Expense Public Works Capital Outlay (Hwy. Dept.) Human Services Cultural Recreation/Park Loan Repayment Reserve/Contingency 2013 Budget 2014 Budget Change 847,885 852,643 0.55% 100 400 184,637 185,045 31,225 31,700 43,870 39,250 100 500 23,500 23,700 0 20,000 74,590 1,151,317 1,207,828 4.85% 2013 Budget 2014 Budget Change 243,300 248,100 234,233 235,941 506,069 553,500 40,000 40,000 47,947 53,519 19,600 16,600 40,168 40,168 20,000 20,000 1,151,317 1,207,828 4.85% 1,207,828 355,185 852,643
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During the period before WWI and into the late 1930s, Oregon residents would see the solders stationed at Camp Grant, Illl., ride through Oregon. They came up Janesville Street and along North Main Street on their long trek to Camp Douglas. Each summer, the soldiers trained for two to three weeks and then returned on the same route. They sometimes camped on a field owned by Spalding Waterman on Janesville Street.
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2 BEDROOM Townhouse apartment w/ full basement on Racetrack Rd-Stoughton $775/mo includes utilities. No Pets. Security deposit and references are required. Available Now for an approved applicant. Call 608-241-6609 GREENWOOD APARTMENTS Apartments for Seniors 55+, currently has 1 & 2 Bedroom Units available starting at $695 per month, includes heat, water, and sewer. 608-835-6717 Located at 139 Wolf St., Oregon, WI 53575 OREGON BERGAMONT Duplex. 3 BR, 2.5 Bath, 2 fireplaces, 2 car garage, finished lower level, screened porch. Available December 1 $1600+ 608-212-0420 THEY SAY people don’t read those little ads, but YOU read this one, didn’t you? Call now to place your ad, 845-9559, 873-6671 or 835-6677.
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ANTHROCITE COAL in 50 lb bags. Clean burning. 4 sizes available. Prices starting at $10.50 per bag. 920-838-2200 (wcan) FOR SALE Oak firewood, seasoned and split. Delivered. 608-843-5961 SEASONED SPLIT Oak, Hardwood and Squirrel Corn. 608-873-7995 SEASONED SPLIT OAK, Hardwood. Volume discount. Will deliver. 608609-1181
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DATE 11/19 11/29 11/30 12/3 12/7 12/10 12/13 12/20 12/28 1/3 1/7 1/10 1/16 1/17 1/21 1/25 1/30 2/4 2/7 2/11 2/15 2/20 OPPONENT Oconomowoc Platteville tourney Platteville tourney Monona Grove Milton Jefferson Fort Atkinson Stoughton Waunakee Whitewater Portage Edgewood Monroe Randolph Milton Badger Challenge Fort Atkinson Stoughton TBA Edgewood Monroe Monona Grove LOCATION Away Away Away Away Home Home Away Home Away Away Away Away Home Away Away Away Home Away Away Home Away Home DATE 11/26 12/3 12/6 12/10 12/14 12/19 12/27 12/28 1/9 1/14 1/17 1/20 1/23 1/28 1/31 2/8 2/14 2/18 2/21 2/24 2/27
OPPONENT Whitewater Evansville Edgewood Elkhorn Monroe Stoughton Janesville tourney Janesville tourney Monona Grove Fort Atkinson Portage Jefferson Milton Fort Atkinson Milton Edgewood Monroe Stoughton Monona Grove Brodhead Baraboo
DATE 12/6 12/7 12/14 12/17 12/20 12/21 1/10 1/16 1/18 1/24 OPPONENT Monroe Reedsburg invite Sun Prairie invite Mount Horeb Milton Mount Horeb invite Fort Atkinson Evansville Badger invite Stoughton LOCATION Home Away Away Home Away Away Home Away Away Away
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OPPONENT Fond du Lac tourney Fond du Lac tourney Baraboo Viroqua Brrookﬁeld University School University School Waunakee Marshﬁeld Middleton Rhinelander tourney Rhinelander tourney Rhinelander tourney Appleton Beloit Fury Green Bay East Viroqua Mosinee Baraboo Onalaska Waunakee Beloit LOCATION Away Away Home Home Away Away Away Away Home Away Away Away Away Away Home Away Away Away Away Away Home Away DATE 11/26 12/3 12/5 12/6 12/10 12/12 12/17 12/19 12/26 12/27 12/28 1/3 1/7 1/10 1/11 1/14 1/16 1/28 1/30 1/31 2/3 2/6 2/8 2/13
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OPPONENT Madison Memorial Madison Edgewood Waunakee/DeForest Viroqua Stoughton Monona Grove Monroe Baraboo Waseca tourney Waseca tourney Waseca tourney Monroe Verona Arrowhead tourney Arrowhead tourney Madison West McFarland Monona Grove Sun Prairie tourney Sun Prairie tourney Stoughton Madison Edgewood Eau Claire Regis McFarland
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