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City of Tomahawk Monthly Meeting Recap

10 Jan News

Recapping the city of Tomahawk monthly meetings from Tuesday January 8.

The Board of Public Works will be doing a speed study on County Road S. This will be done as part of an effort for a bike lane. The Board elected not to repave the alleyways between West Wisconsin and W. Spirit Avenues and South 3rd and 4th Streets. The board approved the 5 year streets improvement plan as presented. The projects for 2013 include 4th Street from Somo Avenue to River Street, including sewer and water; South Tomahawk Avenue from Pleasant Avenue to the Bridge and Crackfilling. Finally the board forwarded an amended timed parking limit ordinance to council, now including a 2 hour limit on North Eighth Street between Washington Avenue and Somo Avenue.

The License and Permits Committee held a short meeting and approved the lone operator license on the agenda. The Finance committee approved their normal business and also sent the special assessment policy to the full council.

Tomahawk City Council

The City of Tomahawk Common Council met Tuesday evening at City Hall. They held a public hearing on 4 separate ordinances. With no public comments, the council approved each. They included an increase in the one time bicycle registration fee from $5 to $10; an increase in parking violations excluding handicap violations from $10 to $25; adding theft as an offense in the city of Tomahawk; and amendments to the uniform sign code.

The council approved the introduction of the ordinance for 2 hour parking on North 8th Street as introduced from the board of public works. That will now go to a public hearing next month. The mayor in his report said it was a relatively quiet month.

The council also took action on several items regarding the Community Development Authority. They adopted the bylaws, special assessment police, and contracts with MSA professional service. The council abolished the economic development committee, which did much of the same as the CDA. Finally the Council approved the 2013 Police Department Contract.