Upsala City Council

By Kerry Drager, Correspondent The city of Upsala will have the option for new housing developments with the purchase of 7.25 acres of land from city resident Marlene Soltis. The land is selling for $4,000 an acre for a total of $29,000. This purchase agreement will include a 66-foot easement that will connect Walnut Street to [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer The Upsala City Council heard citizens’ concerns over frozen water lines, Monday. “We’re wondering what you’re going to do for us,” said Mary Jane Chuba. Council Member Dennis Westrich had helped a number of city residents clear water lines. Some were frozen in the street, some closer to residences. “If [...]

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Business that came before the Upsala City Council Dec. 2, included: • Listening to City Engineer Scott Hedlund present the Wetland Delineation Report for 2014 utility improvements. A feasibility report for the 2014 Walnut Avenue and Hillcrest Street improvements was discussed; • Approving the Christmas lighting contest which will end Friday, Dec. 20. First prize [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer The city of Upsala is moving forward on the development of a three-and-a-half acre parcel of land in the southwest part of town. Roach Development has been in conversation with the city for more than a year regarding construction of eight or 16 townhouses at the corner of South Main [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer The Upsala City Council recently learned that property owned by a resident on Highway 238 South is being cleaned up. At Monday’s meeting, a representative for the resident reported on clean-up activities and presented a request to the Council for help with a dumpster. “We just hauled out an 18-yard [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer The Upsala City Council hired new City Clerk/Treasurer Reva Mische, effective Sept. 23. Mische’s contract was approved by the City Counci, Monday. She currently works Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday mornings. Mische will serve as an  interim clerk until May 9, 2014. Starting Jan. 6, 2014, she will work an average [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   Upsala needs more manholes, especially in the southeast corner of town, is what Upsala Maintenance Supervisor Frank Koopmeiners told the City Council, Monday. The sewer lines in that area include a number of elbows (45-degree turns). Koopmeiners pointed out that a manhole should be located over every turn. There [...]

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Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@mcrecord.com   After keeping careful track of road-care expenses for two years, the city of Upsala and Elmdale Township have agreed to bill each other for services rendered. While every detail of a road-care agreement has yet to be ironed out, both entities agreed at the Upsala City Council meeting Monday, to submit [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   Mary Backlund of Schlenner, Wenner presented a report of Upsala’s annual audit Monday, alleviating concerns the City Council had regarding discrepancies in fund balances which had been carried over from previous years. The discrepancies were brought to light during the audit. “We were concerned about a possible shortfall, but it [...]

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