Upsala City Council

By Kerry Drager, Correspondent The city of Upsala’s 2014 Walnut Avenue improvement project continues to unfold. City Engineer Scott Hedlund presented the Council with progress made and addressed concerns on the project. The development’s original plans did not include a 100-year event pond. Hedlund said having a flood control pond is an industry standard and suggested [...]

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By Kerry Drager, Correspondent City resident Dan Voronyak approached the Upsala City Council with questions and concerns regarding the easements needed for the 2014 Walnut Avenue Improvements Project. Voronyak is willing to negotiate and may be willing to sell the city the 66 feet of land needed for an easement plus a small piece of land [...]

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By Kerry Drager, Correspondent The city of Upsala is looking to obtain a grant to help purchase and install new playground equipment that is better suited for younger children for the City Park. City Clerk Reva Mische researched many companies for materials used, price and style before settling on a $3,700 Rainbow system. The new equipment [...]

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By Kerry Drager, Correspondent The Upsala Bluejays Amateur Baseball Team (UBA) is interested in pursuing the licenses needed to offer different varieties of alcoholic beverages during ball games. To obtain the correct license for the sale of alcohol with more than a 3.2 percent alcoholic content, there is a $1,500 fee, a charge the UBA cannot [...]

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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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