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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Audio: Evansville Budget: Economic Development: 9/26/2011

Audio: Presentation of Budget for Economic Development at Budget meeting: 9/26/2011

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Audio: EMS: Evansville Budget Presentation: 9/27/2011

Audio: EMS Budget Presentation by Zack Beaver, Monday, 9/27/2011

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Audio: Eager Library: Budget Presentation: 9/27/2011

Audio: Evansville Common Council
Budget Presentations: Eager Library: Kathy Kemp

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Audio: Police Dept Presents: Budget 2012

Audio: Evansville City Council Budget Presentations: Monday, Sept 26, 2011. Presentation of proposed police Budget

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Evansville Budget Meeting Coming Monday, September 26, 2011: Are any cuts coming?

Common Council
Special Meeting – Budget Presentation
Monday, September 26, 2011, 6:00 p.m.
City Hall, 31 South Madison Street, Evansville, Wisc.

1. Call to order.

2. Roll call.

3. Approval of agenda.

4. Citizen appearances.

5. 2012 Capital and Operating Budget Presentations. Each department head and/or committee will present their proposed capital and operating budgets. Presentations will include revenues and expenditures; each presentation is expected to run about 2 to 10 minutes depending on complexity and Q&A. The page listings refer to the Budget Worksheet dated September 20, 2011; all capital projects are on pages 43-49 and a separate handout.

A. General Fund Revenues pg. 1-5
B. Police Department pg. 10-12
C. Youth Center pg. 18
D. Library pg. 24-27
E. Economic Development pg. 19
F. EMS pg. 21-23
G. Fire District pg. 11-12 and separate handout
H. Pool and Park Store pg. 17-18
I. Finance pg. 8-9
J. Miscellaneous: Council (p 6), Mayor (p 6), Legal Services (p 7), City Administrator (p 7), Accounting/Auditing (p 7-8), Assessor (p 8), Municipal Buildings (p 9), Other General Government (p 9-10), Support for Outside Programs (p 15-16), Baseball (p18), Planning (p 19), Preservation & Restoration (p 19).
K. Public Works
• Building Inspector pg. 12-13
• Public Works, general pg. 13-15
• Recycling & Disposal pg. 14 and separate handout
• Parks Dept (maint.) pg. 16-17
• Cemetery pg. 28-29
• Wastewater Utility pg. 50-55
• Stormwater Utility pg. 56-58
L. Water & Light Utility Separate handout, pg. 1-9
M. TID #5-8 pg. 30-40
N. Debt Service pg. 41-42
O. Municipal Court pg. 6-7

6. Budget observations and recommendations by city administrator.

7. Motion to take no action on Agreement with Community Action for Use and Occupancy of 209 South First Street. (Note: No action means automatic one-year renewal under like terms).

8. Motion to approve Resolution 2011-17, Approving Amendments to 2011 Budget for Retail Market Analysis.

9. Adjourn.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Friday, September 23, 2011

Nostalgia: City takes EMS Fund for Police Garage

Video: Budget Hearings: Wietecha Explains proposal to take EMS designated funds for ambulance and use them for Police Garage

Nostalgia: Video: Finance: 2008: EMS: $375,000 Garage: Remodeling Capital expense

Finance Committee: 9-4-2008: 5 Year Capital Plan: Discussion

nostalgia: Video: Council: 8-14-2007 Ald Fred Juergens Speaks

Ald Fred Juergens urges a focus on recent ten year data to create a solution that meets what appears to be intensifying rain activity

"Justices Say "Law" does not apply to them": Tales From Normal, Mn.: FICTION

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Does "Buy and Hold Longterm" still work? Yahoo: Finance

The changing of demographics in America raises quetions whether, if and when the baby boomers decide to cash in their holdings, the market can recover given the attitudes of the next generation about risk.

Check out this article on Yahoo that goes over the demographics. Enjoy.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

"Modern Health Care Comes to Normal, Mn.: FICTION

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Normal, Mn. announces Combined Health and Octoberfest Fair: Tales From Normal, Mn.: FICTION

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2007: Art Phillips Speaks: re: School Building

7-16-2007--Building and Grounds, Evansville School District, Art Phillips, Board member cautions that review of sites is fine, but with respect to building anything, the recent slowdown in building activity must be taken into account---the future is unknown. It can go either way.

Evansville Budget Meetings Begin, Monday, September 26th at 6PM, City Hall

The annual review of the city deparment budgets will begin on September 26th at 6PM. at City Hall, third floor.

Court Documents Reveal state of Airport Security on 911: NYT

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Evansville EMS meets Wednesday, September 21, 2011: Budget on Agenda

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Moodys notes Decline in Assessed Valuation Affect on Cities: Yahoo

Moody's foresees further declines in revenue for cities and counties with the cutbacks in Federal aid to governmental units---combined with declining assessments for property, the two add up to further difficulty.

Click on the post for the article in Yahoo.

A good example of a decline in Evansville is the sale of the Police Station on East Main street. It was assessed at $179,000 two years ago and sold for about $145,000.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Prof. Scovotti: What is "Brand?"

Click on the post for a short clip from a lecture at the I and E Club in Evansville, Wisconsin. Enjoy.

Art Auction TOMORROW--Downtown Evansville

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CNN: Jobs Crisis Could lead to Riots Here

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Nostalgia: Audio: 2007 Bldg/Grounds/School 7-16-2007: Discussion of Land Purchase

Discussion of Enrollment, discussion of placing purchase of one or even two pieces of land, maybe one on East and one on West for possible school sites with target of 5 Years hence.

15 minutes audio---

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Miss Toosie's Retort: Tales From Normal, Mn: FICTION

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Evansville School Reports indicate shortfall of $600,000: Fund Balance used

Click on the post for the full report. Due to the fine work of the prior school board from 2007 to 2011, the fund balance had a goal to be achieved and was met. Due to this, the fund was ready for the time of need.

It appears that next year may be even more challenging. Stay tuned.

Brodhead Court Report; 9/7/2011

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Presentation on Tourism Scheduled for Tuesday, Sept 20th


A regular meeting of the Economic Development Committee Subcommittee on Tourism for the City of Evansville will be held on the date, time and place stated below. Notice is further given that members of the City Council may be in attendance.

City of Evansville
Economic Development Committee Subcommittee on Tourism
Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 2 PM
Creekside Place, 102 Maple St., Evansville, WI


1. Call to order.

2. Roll call.

3. Motion to approve agenda

4. Presentation from David Spiegelberg, Regional Tourism Specialist, Wisconsin Department of Tourism

5. Set next meeting dates.

6. Motion to adjourn.

Austerity Days Come to Normal, Mn.: FICTION

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Classic Duluth Trading Ballroom Jeans Radio Commercial

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Eager Library Tailgating Coming this Saturday---17th

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Office Hours for Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin in Evansville--next week, Sept 22nd

Helen Forbeck, Field Representative for Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin will be holding Office Hours on behalf of the Congresswoman in Evansville next Thursday September 22. Please stop by if you have any need for help with the federal government or if you have questions or comments about legislation, federal grants or doing work with the federal government.

Thursday September 22

10:30AM - 11:30 AM Creekside Place, 102 Maple Street

Feel free to contact Helen anytime here in Tammy's Beloit Congressional Office.

Also, if you would rather not receive notices like this, please let Helen know at her email address which is Helen.Forbeck@mail.house.gov and she will remove you from this list.

Thank you,

Tiffany Henry | Staff Assistant

Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin | WI-02

400 East Grand Ave, Suite 402 | Beloit, WI 53511

608-362-2800 office | 608-362-2838 fax

Duluth Trading announces Expansion Plans----

Duluth Trading of Belleville, Wisconsin announced yesterday that they have purchased the old Ace Hardware on Hwy 69 in Belleville, Wi., and will use it as a Customer Care Center, and in addition will use part of it for an Outlet Store.

President Steve Schlecht said that in a world of mostly bad news, this news is good for Duluth Trading employees and all of Belleville, for it will alleviate crowing conditions at it's main headquarters, and will create traffic for other commercial business on Hwy 69.

The current Call center is overcrowded and is facing a Christmas season of potentially blockbuster proportions as the ad campaign of Duluth Trading goes nationwide.

There is also speculation that Duluth Trading is currently looking for a location in Minneapolis. Some speculate that it might be on the way to the new Viking Stadium---so that Viking fans can stop on the way to games to pick up their Duluth gear. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Universities Hit with Copywright infringement Suit: Yahoo

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Video: Songs of the Fishermen: "Rollin Down the River"

Video: On Location: Lake Winnie: Songs of the Fishermen: "Rollin Down the River": Chris on Guitar, Guys with backup vocals

Video: "My Girl": Songs of the Fishermen

Video; Classic Songs of the Fishermen version of the classic; Chris on guitar, unnamed acapella backup.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Video: "Bongo Finale" featuring Andy

Video: Songs of the Fishermen: Lake Winnie; 2011; Andy on bongos shows his stuff.

Video: "I Still Miss Someone"--Featuring "Cosmo"

Video: Songs of the Fishermen: 2011: Lake Winnie, Minn. ; Song by Roy Cash, nephew of Johnnie Cash, Sung by "Cosmo" who served with Roy in squadron of F4's during the late 60's and sang this song in the ready room before missions.

"Big Lies Foster Big Beliefs: Kutler: CapTimes

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Normal, Mn. considers building Shrine: Tales From Normal, Mn: FICTION

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Mysteries of 911: Why the goverment will not release videos of Pentagon strike; Yahoo

Right after the Pentagon was struck on 911, the video tapes covering the Pentagon were seized---there are about 84 that have not been released..why?

Click on the post for the story in Yahoo.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

The Mysteries of 911----Who is the "We" that demolished building number 4?

The bombshell video from all the testimony about 911 was the short statement of Mr. Silverstein, who was the owner of the World Trade Center---when explaining why the "building number 4 imploded" he said: " We decided it was unstable and brought it down."

The key question is: "Who is WE?"

Normal demolition takes weeks to prepare. There is some additonal information that the public needs to know that was not revealed.

Evansville Area Business Expo coming Saturday: Sept 17th

For Immediate Release
September 8, 2011
Lori Allen, Vice President
Evansville Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism
Office: 608.577.4663

Evansville Area Business Expo
The Evansville Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism is sponsoring the First Annual Evansville Area Business Expo on Saturday, September 17th at the new Creekside Place from 1 to 5 p.m. The expo is a free family friendly event showcasing what Evansville area businesses have to offer. Attendees will enjoy an afternoon filled with refreshments, door prizes and fun.
In addition to the exhibitors, Jeff Farnsworth from State Farm Insurance is offering a free seminar on New Auto Insurance Rules and How They Affect You at 1:00 p.m. and Blase Strobl from Core Physical Therapy and Dr. White from Mercy Evansville Clinic are offering a free seminar on the Management and Treatment of Low Back Pain at 2:00 p.m.
“Evansville is an amazing community,” states Lori Allen, owner of Allen Realty and Vice President of the Evansville Chamber of Commerce. “To receive great products and services, you don’t need to leave Evansville. We’re having it the same weekend as the Harvest Windmill Festival on Main Street in hopes families who are already out and about will stop by the expo.”
The Evansville Area Business Expo is generously sponsored by the City of Evansville, Creekside Place, Dairyland Real Estate, Midwest Dental, Roger G. Roth & Associates, Sarah & Company, Stoughton Hospital, Stoughton Trailers and Union Bank & Trust.

The Evansville Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism welcomes and supports new and existing businesses. Evansville is a Discover Wisconsin Choice Destination and we are proud of our “buy local” efforts. Please consider local Evansville merchants for your needs. Questions? Please call the Chamber at 608.882.5131 or email evansvillecoc@litewire.net.

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Video; "Mr. Bo Jangles": Songs of Fishermen

Video: Songs of the Fishermen: "Mr. Bo Jangles...with Chris on Guitar: Lake Winnie: 2011

Video: "I Fell in Love with a Roller Derby Queen"

Video: On Location: Lake Winnie: Songs of the Fishermen 2011: Chris on Guitar; Andy and the guys on vocals. Dedicated to all those Roller Derby Queens out there.

Will 2013 be the year of the Big tax Surprise in Evansville?

Click on the post for the debt schedule for the Evansville School District. Click on the schedule to enlarge. You will note that 2013 is the year that the scheduled repayment has a large increase. This is a "backloaded bond" and citizens are about to understand the term "backloaded" in their pocket books.

If there was by chance a large increase in commercial construction before then, maybe the increase in commercial taxation could help...stay tuned.

"Austerity Days" Come to Normal, Mn. : FICTION

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Fighting Bob tells President Obama----"Do Something---Stop Being Timid"

Click on the post for the latest from Fighting Bob---like the Chinese saying: When you walk...walk. When you run...run----Don't Wobble.

Mysteries of 911: The No-Show of US Military: Gov Mark Dayton describes scene

Click on the post for an article by Gov. Mark Dayton in the Mpls Star Tribune---not a plane in the sky except for the ones headed for Trade Center. Where was the US military...a question not answered even to this day.

Finance: 9-6-2007: The New Hotel

Discussion and motion to recommend development agreement with Evansville Hotel Group.

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9-2007: Finance: 5 Year Capital Plan

Finance Committee discusses the adoption of the five-year capital plan--2008---2012

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The Mysteries of 911: How did that big airplane fit into that tiny hole in the Pentagon?

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Wednesday, September 07, 2011

I and E Club Meets Wed. Sept 14: Social Media is the Focus


Come to Creekside Place next Wednesday, Sept. 14, for a great session on social media. Refreshments (sponsored by Anonymous!) will be served, and Creekside Place will host a cash bar. It will be great to see you next week Wednesday.

What Can Social Media Do For You?

A social media strategist with national client experience leads the program Wednesday, Sept.14, for the Evansville Area Inventors & Entrepreneurs Club.

Genia Stevens is the social media instructor at Social Media Academy-Beloit, where participants learn hands-on, tactical strategies. Clients she has helped range from solo practitioners to T.G.I. Friday’s. Steven’s list of clients includes several area businesses in Evansville.

For the I&E Club presentation, “How Small Businesses Can Successfully Use Social Media to Build a Better Brand,” Stevens will focus on three points:

Using social media to connect and engage with customers
Turning customers into brand ambassadors
Using social media to nurture the relationship between your brand and your ambassadors.

Everyone is encouraged and invited to attend this free meeting, set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14. The meeting will be hosted at Creekside Place, 102 Maple St., Evansville. Refreshments will be offered, sponsored by a long-time area entrepreneur, business person and mentor who chooses to be anonymous. Plan to attend the meeting not only to gain great tips from Stevens but also to network, trade advice, and perhaps identify the mystery sponsor!

Meeting sponsorships and donations matter, because they enable the club to keep the meetings free and open to everyone. For more information about I&E club, contact Sue Berg at 608-882-0986 or suebergsolutions@gmail.com, or John Gishnock III at 608-314-6656 or john.g@formecology.com. Or visit www.linkedin.com and look for the name “Evansville Area Inventors and Entrepreneurs Club” under “groups.”

Audio: Ace Hardware CSM: Swamp deliberations

Audio; Evansville Plan Commission: Sept 6, 2011; Continuing discussions on the saga of the pond near the Ace Hardware and how to separate it off and convey it to the city.

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Audio: Evansville Plan: Land Divison for homes on Bullard R

Audio: Evansville Plan Commission; Tuesday, September 6, 2011; Approves land division in Extraterritorial area for homes on Bullard Rd.

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Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Wednesday is Historic day for Siting Law in Wisconsin: Gazette

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Audio: Evansville Plan: 119 E Main St Rezone

Audio; Full Discussion of Application to Rezone 119 E Main St from B2 to B3 and allow auto repair business in location of old Auto Transformer.

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