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The latest addition to the Mauston police department officially took his oath at the March 10 common council meeting. Pilot, the new K9, was accompanied by his handler Officer Adam Noe to become an official member of the force.

Mauston City Administrator Nathan Thiel read the K9’s oath of office aloud before Police Chief Mike Zilisch fastened a badge to his collar. Pilot recently turned one year old. Several members of the Mauston police department turned out in uniform to show their support.

Pine Street Changes

The common council discontinued a portion of pine street from the south right-of-way of Washington Street to the north right-of-way of East Milwaukee Street.

Mauston Mayor Brian McGuire said it will be in the “area where the fire department is going, and we are not putting a road through the fire department.”

Spring Cleaning coming

Public Works Director Rob Nelson announced spring clean up is coming for the city next week. Nelson advised anyone looking to have something removed to have it ready. Appliances will be $10, refrigerators $20, and mattresses $10. “You can purchase the stickers here (at city hall) or at Lenorud’s Services,” Nelson said.

Mayor’s Report

McGuire announced a job fair was coming to the National Guard Armory at 919 Division Street April 24. Mauston on Tap, the craft beer and soda walk will be coming April 27 and the Hatch Public Library will be having a story walk May 11.

City Administrator’s Report

Thiel announced welcome sign legislation for the city has passed.

“We should be in short order able to put a welcome sign along Highway 82 and in other locations in the city,” Thiel said.

Other Business

  • The common council unanimously approved a new operator’s license for Diane Winker.
  • The council accepted a Davy Engineering Co proposal for the Kennedy Street Project in the amount of $8,500.
  • Vouchers were approved in the amount of $352,968.96
  • The Mauston Common Council will meet again April 24.

You can reach Jake Ekdahl on Twitter @JakeaEkdahl