Local News Briefs – Wednesday 9-9-15

City Council Meets Tonight.


The Fond
du Lac
City Council is set to meet tonight at the City-County Government
.  The council is set to take on the use of
pedal pubs or quadricycles in the city. 
A budget report is also scheduled from City Manager Joe Moore.  The meeting is set for 6pm.


Improving Security For
Accessing City Facilities


One of the way’s the City of
Fond du Lac
will upgrade its security is by improving controlled access to its buildings
and facilities. Information Technology Manager Dave Zittlow says there are a
number of ways to access City buildings after hours such as key codes, but they
are updating their systems to make sure people who have no business being in
those facilities don’t have access to them. He says they will be able to keep
better track of people who retire or resign so they no longer have access to
buildings if they are not supposed to be there.


23 Road Work


Scott Walker has approved $1.13 million dollars in improvements to Highway 23
in Fond du Lac County.  
The 6.2 mile stretch of highway runs from County Road UU to Log Tavern Road.  Officials from the Wisconsin Department of
Transportation say that the improvements are needed because of poor condition
of the current concrete and the delay in the major Highway 23 expansion
project.  The highway will remain open
but may be reduced to one lane during some of the project.  Work is set to start this upcoming Monday and
be completed by Mid-October.


Everest Effort Still
Influencing FDL Mans Life


The Fond
du Lac
man who survived an earthquake while climbing Mt. Everest
says the experience changed his life. Andy Land says he learned a couple of
lessons from that trip. He says life is going to change and not the way you
think it’s going to. He says he saw the absolute best in people come out after
the earthquake. Land it had an impact on him. He says he made the climb to
promote hospice and it has in a way that wouldn’t have unfolded if he had
successfully reached the peak. Land made the effort in the spring. 


Pink Glove Dance

Agnesian HealthCare and the Fond du Lac YMCA are once again helping
raise awareness and money for cancer research by taking part in the Pink Glove
Dance video contest.   Agnesian HealthCare
has been a participant in this charity event for the past four years with the Fond du Lac Family YMCA,
and has had nearly 2,000 community members, survivors and associates
participate in the dances.
This year’s entry features the
song “Safe and Sound” by the Capital Cities and follows an uplifting tribute by
Ellie Baldus, Agnesian HealthCare radiation
therapist.  You can vote for Agnesian’s
video starting today by visiting. agnesian.com/pinkglovedance. The video with the most votes
could win $25,000 towards a cancer charity of their choice.