Local News Briefs Saturday 8/29/15

The Arc of Fond du Lac will be receiving a $25,000 grant from the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority. The money will held rehabilitate property owned by the Arc. It will pay to add new insulation, replacing siding and decks, install energy efficient windows, and replace a 30 year old electric baseboard heating system. It affects approximately 34 beds.

FDL Fire And Rescue Could Get Senate Proclamation

Fond du Lac Fire and Rescue Chief Peter O’Leary says their international accreditation will also be recognized by the State Senate. He says he found out from State Senator Rick Gudex that the department could receive a proclamation through the Senate for their achievement. He says the proclamation will be presented on the Senate Floor at the State Capitol. The Fond du Lac, North Shore and Wauwatosa Fire Departments were awarded international accreditation this week in Atlanta Georgia.

New UW Regional Leaders Could Be Chosen Quickly

UW-Fond du Lac Dean John Short says a decision about the new regional deans or executive officers for the system’s two-year schools will be relatively quick. The 13 two-year schools will be split between four regions with a dean or executive officer for each. Short says he’s applying when applications will be taken. He expects the UW System to take applications early next month and make a decision by mid-October. The region the UW-Fond du Lac will be included in will also include UW-Manitowoc and UW-Fox Valley.

Grothman A No Vote On Nuclear Deal With Iran

Congressman Glenn Grothman says he will vote against the president’s nuclear deal with Iran. He says Iran will get nuclear weapons in the next 12 to 16 years. He says he’d like to see the deal scrapped and start over. He says he will vote against when it gets to the house floor in September. He says the inspections aren’t tough enough and removing sanctions will strengthen the current regime in Iran. He says that will allow the leadership to create mischief in other parts of the world as they are now. Grothman says they may have enough votes to vote down the deal, but not enough to override a presidential veto if it comes to that.

JFL Parking Fee

Fond du Lac Schools Superintendent Jim Sebert says the little money the Fondy Junior Football League charges for parking during their games at the high school goes toward funding the program. He says similar programs in the state also charge something to raise funds. He says the JFL maintains all the equipment used by 5th through 8th graders in the program and $2 isn’t too much to allow them to maintain the equipment. Sebert says the money the JFL makes goes back into a very worthwhile program.