The New Lisbon City Council discussed adding new ATV routes at their Jan. 21 meeting.

If adopted, the new routes will make it easier for ATVs to move throughout the city. Coming towards New Lisbon from Necedah on Highway 80, ATV drivers will now have more options.

“Under the old ordinance they would have had to take a left onto Carroll Street but now they are also able to go up to Monroe street and go north or south on Monroe,” said New Lisbon City Clerk Lisa Vinz.

ATV drivers would also potentially be able to access West Bridge Street more easily.

“They would normally have to take West River to get to West Bridge Street and now they can take North Washington,” Vinz said.

The potential changes were not adopted at the Jan. 21 common council meeting, but will be decided upon at the next meeting.

Potential new member on airport commission

The council discussed the possibility of having a member sit in on commission meetings of the Mauston/New Lisbon Airport, as has been done in the past. Alderman Ken Southworth expressed interest in the position should the council decide to move in that direction.

“I was on it, years ago,” Southworth said. “I personally liked it, I enjoyed it way back then.”

Mark Rudig of the Mauston/New Lisbon Airport said he personally enjoyed his time on the commission as well.

“Everybody is on it for the right reasons,” Rudig said.

Rudig also offered to give any of the council members a tour of the airport should they request one.

“If anybody wants to come out there and take a ride and see what we’ve got, I’m happy to do that.”

Other Business

The council issued an operator’s license to the New Lisbon Travel Shop. Operator’s licenses allow selected businesses and individuals to sell alcoholic beverages at their designated locations.

The council approved the purchase of a new plow truck.

New Lisbon Mayor Jacob Kallies said money has been set aside and budgeted for the truck, and the public works department was seeking permission to receive quotes.

You can reach Jake Ekdahl on Twitter @JakeaEkdahl or contact him at 608-697-6353


Juneau County Star-Times reporter

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