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Another section of sidewalk will be added to Reedsburg’s annual sidewalk repair program.

The council unanimously approved to add a new sidewalk onto Reedsburg Road, Crestview Drive and Huntington Park Drive at the March 12 meeting. First District Alderperson David Moon was absent. In addition, the plan includes sidewalk repairs to areas north of 19th Street and west of North Dewey Avenue.

“We added (it) because of the school project and a few gaps in the sewer sub division east of Vierbicher’s office up on the hill that will have to put some sidewalk in,” said Steve Ziebell, public works director.

The sidewalks will be inspected sometime in April depending on weather and notices will be sent out. City documents said the city gives owners until around July 4 to make any repairs needed and if the works isn’t completed by then a city contactor will do the work.

Deadline not met

The council was scheduled to head into closed session to discuss about applying for a grant to purchase property on the west side of Reedsburg. However, plans changed when City Planner/Building Inspector Brian Duvalle realized requirements for the application would not be met before its deadline.

Instead of going into closed session, Duvalle informed council members in an open session requirements to submit an application for Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources grant has to have proper appraisal documents as a part of the application process. He said the city would not have an appraisal done before the March 15 deadline for the grant.

Council took no action on the subject. Duvalle said he would like to pursue the grant in the next year.

State champion recognized

Reedsburg Area High School’s Mason McMillen was recognized and granted a proclamation by Mayor David Estes, for his state title in the 126 pound weight class division at the 2018 Division I State Wrestling Championships. McMillen concluded his senior season with a 48-3 record and ends his career with 172 wins, the second all-time wins in school history. In addition to his athletic success, Estes made note of McMillen’s academic success as a student with a 3.97 cumulative GPA.

“The dedication you have to give to a sport and multiple sports that’s impressive,” Estes said.

In addition, McMillen’s family and coach were present at the ceremony. His father, Time McMillen, was also a 126-pound state champion for the Beavers in 1985. They are the first father-son duo in school history to claim state titles.

Other business

The council unanimously approved a Webb Fund request application for $2,000 for the Reedsburg Area Community Choir. The funds will be used for the choir to purchase multiple copies sheet music for upcoming concerts.

The council unanimously approved to rezone two parcels of land for Reedsburg Area Medical Center’s expansion of its employee parking lot. The land located at the intersection Ridgeview Drive and 19th street was rezoned from government to R-2 residential zoning and another parcel between Ridgeview Drive and Winfield Drive was rezoned as government.

Contact Erica Dynes at 608-393-5346 or on Twitter @EDynes_CapNews.