Local News Briefs Tuesday 11-26-13

FDL City Council Preview


The Fond du Lac City Council will be asked tonight to approve
Industrial Revenue Bonds for a blighted property in the Southwest Industrial Park
and contracts with two employees unions. 
Schmidt Capital Investments will use the $2.5 million in I-R-B’s to
purchase the blighted property, which is next door to them in the park, and do
an expansion project. The Council will also consider approving contracts with
City police and firefighters unions. The meeting is at 6 p.m. at the City-County Government
Center in Fond du Lac.         


FDL County Board
Updated On Expanding Wireless Internet


The Fond du Lac County Board recently got an update on
the progress of an effort to expand high speed wireless internet in rural parts
of the County. Officials from Bug Tussel Wireless gave the update saying they
have gotten six leases signed with different townships and are getting the
necessary zoning approvals and ordering equipment. The County approved a $3.2
million loan to the company to build twelve towers and lease space from the
County on two more. Company officials were looking at a two-year project that
is supposed to be completed next year.


Group Takes A STAAND


An official
with the Drug Free Communities of Fond du Lac County says a student group is
making an impact in trying to reduce underage drinking. Janet Lloyd says the
students with chapters of Students Taking Action Against Negative Decisions of
STAAND in Fond du Lac, North
Fond du Lac
and Campbellsport are creating awareness. She says the
group in Fond du Lac
went one step further finding out there was a zoning ordinance that prohibits
using more than 25 percent of window space in a business to advertise products
like alcohol and tobacco. She says they found places that weren’t in
compliance, went before the City Council and worked to reduce the amount of
alcohol and other advertising.    


Holiday Cooking Tip Don’t Wash The Bird


Fond du Lac County Public Health Officer Kim Mueller
says she was aware of the usual cooking tips when it comes to holiday meals,
but one surprised her a bit. She says you should keep your raw meats separate
from vegetables, clean your hands frequently, cook your turkey or meat to the
right temperature and chill the leftovers quickly. One thing she wasn’t aware
of is that you are not supposed to wash off your meat or turkey before you cook



The slick
roads on Monday caused a one car roll-over on Highway 41 south, just south of
Highway 23 on Monday morning.  The
Wisconsin State Patrol says a vehicle was traveling south when it lost control
and went into the median and started to roll, struck a cable barrier and
continued to roll onto the northbound lanes. 
The vehicle came to rest on its room in the middle of the right
lane.  The driver was taken to St. Agnes
with non-life threatening


Trash And
Recycling Reminder


no trash or recycling collection in Fond
du Lac
on Thanksgiving the public works department is
asking residents to place their refuse and recycling out tomorrow if they
normally have it collected on Thursdays and for those who normally have it
collected on Fridays next Monday. It will be picked up along with the trash and
recyclables normally collected on those days. Please have it out by 5 a.m. Most
of the City’s offices and services will be closed or unavailable this Thursday
and Friday. The lone exception is the library, which will be open this Friday.