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Monday, October 31, 2011

Recall Effort Details: Things are Ramping up

west side field office on recalls/needs help,training on recall petitions
Tuesday show up to protest concealed carry
tuesday show up stop increase of taxes on poor
PARTY THURSDAY NIGHT

WEST SIDE RECALL OFFICE, HELP NEEDED

My name is Cassandra Hoch, and I'll be working as a field organizer with Nick Niles on the recall effort. My counterpart, Matthew Rigney, and I will be working in the Dane County West Office (6602 Normandy Lane). You recieved an email from James 'Skip' Sonneman, who's our colleague working out of Dane County East Office (330 East Wilson Street).

As a senior at UW-Madison last year, I remember standing with you and more than 100,000 others in the cold and snow to protest Scott Walker's outrageous proposals. I then volunteered in Madison this summer to recall those Senators who voted lockstep with Walker instead of listening to their constituents. And now, I'm working on this recall to help finish what we started and hand Walker his pink slip.

We're ready to go and we know your are too. Our Dane County West Office, located at 6602 Normandy Lane, will open Tuesday, 11/2 for circulator trainings. These trainings are designed to give you the basics of signature gathering and answer any questions you might have.

You can sign up for circulator trainings here: bit.ly/WestSideSchedule.

In addition, we're looking for some dedicated folks to make up our Leads Team. The Leads Team is a group of highly motivated and skilled volunteers and interns who will be able to work 6-15 hours per week on a regular schedule. Leads Team members will take on increased responsibility in the offices helping to conduct trainings, do regular data entry, and help keep the office running smoothly.

To apply for a leads team position send an resume to Nick Niles at nickn@wisdems.org.

Finally, we need supplies to help our office up and running. Anything that can be donated is greatly appreciated.

View our Office Wish List here: bit.ly/WestSideWishList

Cassandra Hoch
Field Organizer - Dane County West
Democratic Party of Wisconsin
cassandrah@wisdems.org

Concealed Camera Day in the Wisconsin Assembly

The Haunted Train Ride: Check it out.

Put this on the calendar for next year. Click on the post.

Yahoo: Real Time Muni Ratings Coming:; Important first step toward transparency

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Video: Utube: Jon Erpenbach Speaks: "The Big Divide in Wisconsin"

Click on the post for the video of a speech by Jon Erpenbach last night in Madison. Enjoy.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Video: Occupying Wall Street In the Snow:

The movement has legs. Check it out. Click on the post.

Tech Corner: Some Video not loading---techs on the scene

The Observer is experiencing some technical problems in playing video. Please be patient...the techies are working on it.

Wessels resigns as 4th Ward Alderman:

Developing Story.

Arvhive Video: Evansville Police Commission Hearings: 2007: Podcast movie

The Janesville Gazette is reporting tonight that the Wourms family has filed a Federal suit against the City of Evansville and Officer Fields.

Click on the post for the podcast movie of the police commission hearings.

The Evansville Observer features video and audio in archive. We are unlike a newspaper in that once we write it or film it, we do not destroy it every 24 hours.

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Energy Independence Team meets November 1, Tuesday, 7am

Evansville Energy Independence Team


Quarterly Meeting
Tuesday, November 1, 2011, 7:00 a.m.
City Hall, 3rd Floor, 31 South Madison Street, Evansville, Wisconsin

AGENDA


1. Call to order.

2. Roll call.

3. Motion to waive the reading of the minutes of the December 10, 2010, March 15, 2011, and July 12, 2011, meetings and approve them as presented.

4. Status of EECBG funding.

5. Update on wind turbine.

6. Upcoming WPPI Power Report with Evansville as featured community.

7. WPPI Energy Update as provided at October 20, 2011 Chief Executives Breakfast during League Annual Conference. WPPI Energy President Mike Peters will attend December Evansville Common Council meeting.

8. Possible revitalization of Energy Independence Community Program by the State Energy Office of the Wisconsin Department of Administration. Exploratory meeting November 4, 2011 in Jefferson.

9. Discussion regarding proposed legislation impacting municipal electric utilities. League Lobby Corps meeting November 2, 2011, in Madison.

10. Disbursement of public benefits energy efficiency funds.

11. 2012 Energy Fair.

12. School energy efficiency review.

13. Review of status of implementation of Evansville 25 x 25 plan.

14. Other.

15. Adjourn.

Tentative Next Meeting Date: February 7, 2012, 7:00 a.m.

Video: LOMR: Straight Talk from Mr. Mauch

Video: LOMR: Buyer Beware: The fiction that "nobody knew" and other matters Mr. Mauch gives some straight talk.

LOMR: How did this Process begin?

Video; Mason reviews how the LOMR process began.

LOMR Public Meeting on Flood Plain Held: Sparks Fly---Movie coming

School Scoop Debunks 4K Baloney at recent Evansville School Board Meeting

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Recall Scott Walker: Training Info:

Recall Walker Circulator Trainings From:
James Sonneman jamess@wisdems.org To: wireman1234@sbcglobal.net

Hello Everyone,

My name is James ‘Skip’ Sonneman, I'm one of the organizers working with Nick Niles on the East Side of Dane County on the Recalls. I'm here to help with logistical and resource support as we all work to Recall the Governor. For a little background, I graduated from UW-Madison and have made this city my home since then. I spent the past summer up-state working in the State Senate Recalls. I'll be working out of the office at 330 East Wilson and look forward to being back in an area with such strong progressive roots.

You can sign up for a circulator training in the office here: bit.ly/EastSideSchedule.

Over the past few days, we've been working hard get the East Side Office up and running. And we are almost ready to go. On Saturday (10/29) we will start holding daily cirulator trainings. The focus of these trainings is to prepare folks for what signature gathering will look like and answer any questions you might have. You can sign up for a training at the link above.

We can't wait to have the office brimming with people ready to send Scott packing. However, the place is still a little bare. We still need materials like tables, chairs, desks, and other things to get the office firing on all cylinders. We've put together an office "wish list" and would be incredibly grateful for anything you can donate.

You can view the office "wish list" here: bit.ly/EastSideWishList

Thank you for helping us make history.

In Solidarity,

-Skip

James 'Skip' Sonneman
Field Organizer - Dane County East
Democratic Party of Wisconsin
jamess@wisdems.org
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Energy developers Reaped excess Aid----Memories of the Union Wind Turbine Battle

Click on the post for a story about one of the principals in the Union wind turbine battle. Enjoy.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Evansville Municipal Court Report: September 2011

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Lack of Response; Lack of Transparency alarms Evansville Residents on Fire Hydrant Snafu

(Ednote: The following is a freedom of information request from the Observer to the City of Evansville---it went unanswered. So much for the priority of fire protection in Evansville? )

Dan---

Yesterday there was a fire run on Franklin St, and it appears that the hydrant right across from the fire was inoperable because the hose was not compatible with the hydrant. This concerns me since this hydrant also services my structures or at least the garage structure at 255 E Main.

Are there other hydrants in the city that are older and were not converted to be compatible with the new fire hoses? Was there an inspection for this or will there be one done?

In an unrelated matter, I need to know the final sale price, net to the city, of the old police station on East Main. I thought it was 140,000 but need you to confirm.


regards---

Richard Woulfe

Monday, October 24, 2011

Public Works committee meets Tuesday: Public Information meeting on FEMA-LOMR Letter of Map Revision

NOTICE
The regular meeting of the Public Works Committee 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 might be in attendance.
Public Works Committee
Regular Meeting
Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.
DPW Shop, 535 South Madison Street, Evansville, WI
AGENDA
1. Call meeting to order.
2. Roll call
3. Motion to approve the agenda as presented.
4. Motion to approve the minutes from the September 27th, 2011 regular meeting.
5. Citizen Appearances-
a. Public informational meeting regarding FEMA-LOMR.
6. Construction Updates-
a. Main St. Bridge -
7. Site plan reviews-
8. Communications from the City Engineer-
a. Update, if necessary, on wind turbine and WWTF.
9. Communications from the Public Works Director-
a. Monthly Department Update
10. New Business-
11. Old Business-
12. Parks and Recreation Report-
13. Motion to adjourn meeting.
Mason Braunschweig,
Chair Public Works Committee
Please turn off all cell phones during the meeting. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.

Minneapolis School enrollment reverses: growing latino population: StarTrib

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History of Heidi Carvin--The Podcast Movie: is now available

Click on the post for the FREE podcast movie detailing the public audio and video history over the past decade.

Agenda; Regular Evansville School Board meeting following Annual Meeting at 7:00PM: TONIGHT

EVANSVILLE COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Education Regular Meeting Agenda
Monday, October 24, 2011
7:30 p.m. (or following the Annual Meeting)
Evansville High School Media Room
640 S. Fifth Street
Note, public notice of this meeting given by posting at the District Office, Levi Leonard Elementary School Office, Theodore Robinson Intermediate School Office, J.C. McKenna Middle School Office, High School Office, Evansville School District Web Site: www.evansville.k12.wi.us, and by forwarding the agenda to the Evansville Review, M&I Bank, Union Bank & Trust and Eager Free Public Library.
I.
Roll Call:
Dennis Hatfield
Kathi Swanson
Eric Busse
John Rasmussen
Tina Rossmiller
Sharon Skinner
Nancy Hurley
II.
Approve Agenda.
III.
Approve September 26 Minutes.
IV.
Budget Finance – Chair, Eric Busse -
A.
Discussion Items:
1) 2011-2012 Budget Update.
B.
Action Items:
1) Approval of Use of Fund Balance to Meet the 2011-12 Budget.
2) Approval of Use of Fund Balance to Offset General Fund 10 Budget Expenses.
3) Approval of 2011-2012 Tax Levy Amount and Revised Budgets.
C.
Develop Budget Finance Draft Agenda for November 28 Meeting.
V.
Future Agendas – Chair, Kathi Swanson
A.
Develop November 14 Regular Board Meeting Agenda.
VI.
Adjourn.
Mission Statement: The Evansville Community School District, in active partnership with families and the community, will provide a positive learning environment that challenges all students to achieve personal excellence and become contributing citizens of the world community.
Vision Statement:
Creating a culture of excellence in:
 Academic achievement
 Character development
 Pursuit of arts, athletics, and other activities
 Community engagement
 Highly effective staff
This notice may be supplemented with additions to the agenda that come to the attention of the Board prior to the meeting. A final agenda will be posted and provided to the media no later than 24 hours prior to the meeting or no later than 2 hours prior to the meeting in the event of an emergency.
Persons needing special accommodations or more specific information about agenda items should call 882-5224, ext. 3387 at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.
Posted: 10/20/11

Evansville Schools Annual Meeting---Report to the Community

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Audio: "The Leaseback School" Nostalgia: 2008: Tales From Normal, Mn: FICTION

New Age Accounting Gimmicks for cost effective education: ( Ednote: One option of 4k options presented in Evansville was for a leaseback option. This audio version of the written satirical piece gives the extreme implications.


MP3 File

Audio: Tales From Normal, Mn.: " Half Day School"---FICTION

Audio; Tales From Normal, Mn.: "Where Every Child goes to school Half Day---and the school district charges the State for FULL--FICTION


MP3 File

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Video: Quiddich

Video: U of Minn Marching Band Quiddich Team and pep band highlights

Video: U of Minn Quiddich Pep Band

Video: Molly Woulfe and the U of Minn Quiddich Pep Band

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Park Board Requests Funds

PARK & RECREATION BOARD MINUTES
Monday, September 12th, 2011, 6:00 p.m.
Evansville City Hall


1) Call to Order & Roll Call
o Call to order - called to order at 6:05pm by Culbertson.
o Present: Todd Culbertson, Ben Ladick, Rich Modaff, Rick Hamacher, Jerry Krueger, Lyman Fuson, Ray Anderson, Ron Carlson & Sue Merritt
o Absent: none
2) Motion to approve Agenda as printed.
o Motion made by Rich Modaff, second by Ben Ladick
3) Motion to waive the reading of the minutes from the August 8th, 2011 meeting & approve them as printed.
o Motion made by Rich Modaff, second by Ben Ladick
4) Citizen appearances, relating to Park & Recreation, but not listed as agenda items.
o Susan Krueser, 244 Eager Ct. addressed the board regarding lap swimming at the Veteran’s Memorial Pool. Susan expressed appreciation for the increase in lap swim opportunities this summer. Susan also requested that the board consider markings at the pool bottom in order to enable swimmers to swim in a straight line. Park & Recreation Board will discuss options at the October meeting.
o Jon Frey, 13816 W. Northridge, addressed the board regarding the successes of the Jays baseball team this summer. Jon asked the board to review a list of improvements that the Jays would like to make to the Lake Leota Park field in the coming months/years. The board recognized several of the items on the list as being acceptable for the Jays to proceed with, while working with Ray Anderson. Several of the more extensive goals will need to be reviewed individually by the board.
o Dan W. asked for feedback from the board as he completes a checklist of items that will enable new committee members to become more knowledgeable as they join committees.
o Mayor Decker spoke to the board about the application process for Lake Leota Park as a historic landmark at the state and federal level. It is being nominated as a “Historic Park Landscape”. Making future improvements will need to be comprehensive and should include collaboration between Historic Preservation Committee, State Historical Society and the National Park Service. Park Board and the Historic Preservation Committee will meet during the winter months in order to begin the comprehensive planning efforts.
5) Cannon relocation
o Nothing to report.
6) Shoreline restoration
o Nothing to report
7) Creek wall restoration – A motion by Rich Modaff, second by Sue Merritt, to recommend to Finance & Labor Committee and Council to utilize additional budget funds in the amount of $10,000 for this year’s improvements on creek walls. The total for 2011, if approved, will be $20,000.
8) Horse Barn rental fee – tabled
9) Ice skating proposal – tabled
10) Behavioral concerns within city parks – tabled
11) 2012 budget discussion
o Park Board recommends the following:
i. Creek walls $20,000
ii. Misc. projects & maintenance $15,000
iii. Westside park projects
1. Shelter $15,000
2. Tennis courts $15,000
iv. Lake Leota shoreline restoration project $20,000
v. Pool-PVC liner - Moved on Capital Budget from 2015, to 2013
vi. Lake Leota Restoration-Every Farm Fields – to be determined by City Council
12) Aquatic report
o Nothing to report
13) Chair’s report on items of interest and/or actions of City Committees & Common Council
o Nothing to report
14) Reports/updates park projects/maintenance
o Nothing to report
15) Old business
o Recommendation to be made to Council regarding swimming hazards and liabilities at Lake Leota Park.
16) New business
o Nothing to report
17) Motion to adjourn – Motion made to adjourn at 7:30pm by Sue Merritt, second by Ben Ladick.


Next meeting Monday, October 10th, 2011 - 6:00 pm, Evansville City Hall

Local School Leaders What to Hear from You

Local School Leaders Want to Know What’s Important to You

Submitted by Nancy Hurley

Evansville Community School District officials want to find out what you think is going well at the schools, what areas need improvement, how you envision our schools in the future, and what you think should be the district’s priorities in the face of constricting budgets.
During the month of October school district staff and Board of Education members will lead a series of focus groups to get feedback from the community. The groups will be held at a variety of times and locations in the hopes of making the meetings accessible to everyone. All members of the community – whether you have children in Evansville schools or not – are encouraged to attend and give their input.
Each focus group meeting will last about two hours and will begin with a brief introduction about the current state of our schools. Afterward, those in attendance will divide into smaller groups to discuss three specific topics: the positive and not-so-positive things happening in our schools now, the vision participants have for our schools in the future, and priorities for our school district in the coming years. Results of the discussions will then be shared with the larger group and documented.
Similar focus group discussions have already taken place among school district administrators and staff and the Board of Education. The results of these meetings have been tallied and will be combined with the results of the community focus groups to provide school district staff and board members a complete set of information from all focus groups. These data will then be used to develop concrete goals and plans for each school and for the District as a whole in a process known as Strategic Planning. The final results will be shared with district staff and the community and will be used to guide decision-making in the years to come.
“Strategic Planning provides a framework for the initiatives and decisions the school district needs to make over the next 5-10 years,” said District Administrator Heidi Carvin who is working with the Board of Education and school administrators to spearhead the Strategic Planning process. “Our Strategic Plan will help us make tough budget decisions and allocate time and resources to help our schools move further into the 21st Century.”
School Board President Kathi Swanson emphasized the importance of involving the community in the development of a Strategic Plan.
“It’s essential that the Board knows what community members want our schools to look like, especially in this environment of diminishing funds, “ said Swanson. “And the more people we involve in this process the more good ideas we generate.”
All meetings are open to all parents and community members. Participants are encouraged to attend whatever focus group works best for their schedule. The dates and locations for the District’s Strategic Planning Focus Groups are as follows:

Tuesday, October 11, 6:30 p.m., J. C. McKenna Middle School Cafeteria
Wednesday, October 12, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Eager Free Public Library (light lunch served)
Wednesday, October 12, 7:00 p.m., Evansville High School, Room C144
Thursday, October 13, 6:30 p.m., Theodore Robinson Intermediate School Library (LMC) (child care provided. Please use entrance at back parking lot facing Fair St.)
Wednesday, October 19, 8:45 a.m., Creekside Place (continental breakfast served)
Wednesday, October 19, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Creekside Place (light lunch served)
Thursday, October 20, 7:00 p.m., J.C. McKenna Middle School Cafeteria

For more information or questions about Focus Group times or locations contact the Evansville Community School District at 608-882-3387 or mosherk@evansville.k12.wi.us.

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Evansville Law Firm says $125/ hour is "equity"

 
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Increased Taxes for Creek Walls

 
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Evansville Wants to Get "Branded":

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Thursday, October 06, 2011

Evansville Schools Wants to hear From You:

School District wants to hear from you!
What do you think is going well in our schools? What needs some improvement? What’s your vision for our schools as we move into the future? What should be the district’s priorities in scarce budget times? Come to one of the District’s two-hour focus groups on Strategic Planning and help us develop a plan for our schools.


Tuesday, October 11, 6:30 p.m.,
J.C. McKenna Middle School Cafeteria
(Childcare provided)

Wednesday, October 12, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Eager Free Public Library
(Light lunch provided)

Wednesday, October 12, 7:00 p.m.
Evansville High School, Room C144

Join us for any meeting that works for you!


Thursday, October 13, 6:30 p.m.
Theodore Robinson Intermediate School Library (LMC)
(Please use entrance at back parking lot facing Fair St.)
(Childcare provided)

Wednesday, October 19, 8:45 a.m.
Creekside Place (Continental breakfast served)

Wednesday, October 19, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Creekside Place (Light lunch served)

Thursday, October 20, 7:00 p.m.
J.C. McKenna Middle School Cafeteria





School District wants to hear from you!
What do you think is going well in our schools? What needs some improvement? What’s your vision for our schools as we move into the future? What should be the district’s priorities in scarce budget times? Come to one of the District’s two-hour focus groups on Strategic Planning and help us develop a plan for our schools.


Tuesday, October 11, 6:30 p.m.,
J.C. McKenna Middle School Cafeteria
(Childcare provided)

Wednesday, October 12, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Eager Free Public Library
(Light lunch provided)

Wednesday, October 12, 7:00 p.m.
Evansville High School, Room C144

Join us for any meeting that works for you!


Thursday, October 13, 6:30 p.m.
Theodore Robinson Intermediate School Library (LMC)
(Please use entrance at back parking lot facing Fair St.)
(Childcare provided)

Wednesday, October 19, 8:45 a.m.
Creekside Place (Continental breakfast served)

Wednesday, October 19, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Creekside Place (Light lunch served)

Thursday, October 20, 7:00 p.m.
J.C. McKenna Middle School Cafeteria



The Evansville Community School District Wants to Hear from You!

What do you think is going well in our schools? What needs some improvement? What’s your vision for our schools as we move into the future? What should be the district’s priorities in scarce budget times? Come to one of the District’s two-hour focus groups on Strategic Planning and help us develop a plan for our schools. Whether or not you currently have children in school, the district wants to hear from you!





Focus Groups Dates and Locations



Tuesday, October 11, 6:30 p.m.,
J.C. McKenna Middle School Cafeteria
(Childcare provided)

Wednesday, October 12, 11:30 – 1:00
Eager Free Public Library
(Light lunch and children’s activities provided)

Wednesday, October 12, 7:00 p.m.
Evansville High School, Room C144

Thursday, October 13, 6:30 p.m.
Theodore Robinson Intermediate School Library
(Use entrance at back parking lot facing Fair St.)
(Childcare provided)

Wednesday, October 19, 8:45 a.m
Creekside Place (Continental breakfast served)

Wednesday, October 19, 11:30 – 1:00
Creekside Place (Light lunch served)

Thursday, October 20, 7:00 p.m.
J.C. McKenna Middle School Cafeteria

Join us for any meeting that works for you!


For more information contact the Evansville Community School District at 608-882-3387 or mosherk@evansville.k12.wi.us

I and E Club Meets October 12th--Gladhanding 101 on the Agenda

Oct. 12, I&E Club Presents Glad-Handing 101



Does working a room full of strangers make your hands clammy? Ever wonder to yourself, why do I put myself through this networking torture?



Then take some time to learn great, easy tips and tricks from a pro, who regularly quaffs free beer and food while collecting new connections. Come to the next meeting of the Evansville Area Inventors & Entrepreneurs Club, set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12. The meeting is free and open to the public at Creekside Place, 102 Maple St., Evansville.



Networking is like speed dating, with a different set of rules. Talking about what’s great and what’s not so hot in networking will be Jake Clevenstine, a financial planner with Wisconsin Financial Group who has made it an art to hang out with entrepreneurs, inventors, geeks, investors, engineers and anyone in business. He’ll address good and bad networking, how to network, and overcoming inhibitions. It’s not about meeting 500 new people; it’s about meeting five right people interested in helping you and being helped by you.



After the presentation, guests will be invited to introduce themselves and then practice their new networking skills. Guests also are invited to help themselves to refreshments, this month sponsored by Sarah Krause. This versatile Girl Friday teaches “Strong Women, Strong Bones” at Creekside Place, fills in as a temp at various retail stores in town, and croons lovely tunes. Her vocal range covers everything from Billboard Top 40 to 1940s Golden Oldies. Just call 608-290-4817 to arrange for a musical interlude at your special event.



The I&E Club appreciates sponsors like Krause, and donations, all of which make it possible to bring in speakers and host activities. For more information about the 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.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Video: "The Vintage Wedding--Intro"

Video: "The Vintage Wedding--Intro" starring Garrett and Joan Born, married 9/30/2011 at Como Park Pavilion, St. Paul, Mn. with wedding reception at the Varsity Theatre, Dinkeytown.

The Evansville Observer was a guest at "The Vintage Wedding", the wedding of Garrett Born, wedding photographer and Joan Hector, fashion designer, wedding at Como Park Pavilion, St. Paul, and reception in Dinkytown, Mpls. Here is the opening to the movie. Full podcast to follow.

Evansville Finance Committee Meets Thursday: Raises for Law firm on agenda

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Video: Yahoo: Finance: Frugality as the new Necessity not Choice

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The New Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation: The Plan

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Video: Evansville Police: Which Model is Best?

Video: Question is asked which model is most durable----its the Chevy

"Living More With Less" a citywide book read for October": Tales From Normal, Mn.: FICTION

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Evansville Police Budget: Tony Asks the Question

Video: Tony Wyse asks the question at the recent Evanville Budget Meetings regarding the refurbishment of Crown Vic autos--it is a national thing, and he asks whether the Evansville Police Dept has considered this as an option

Evansville Police Commission Meets Today:

EVANSVILLE POLICE COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting and Agenda

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Please take notice that the next meeting of the Evansville Police Commission will take place on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. at the Evansville Police Station, 10 West Church Street, Evansville, Wisconsin.

The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

1. Roll call

2. Approval of minutes of the May 18, 2011 Police Commission meeting

3. Citizen appearances

Chief’s report Scott:

4. Motion to formally accept resignation of full time officer Cristian Bennett who resigned effective October 10.

5. A. Motion to approve the appointment of Officer Jeremy Schmidt as a permanent part time officer for a period from October 15 through January 13, 2012. After the expiry of that period, provided he fulfills any necessary requirements for eligibility, his status will change to full time with full benefits. If approved by the Commission, Jeremy Schmidt’s one year probationary period will start October 15, 2011, Discussion (in closed session), and vote (in open session after closed session)

B. Motion to approve the no-cost sponsorship of Matthew McElroy in his attending the academy. Discussion on sponsoring Matt McElroy in the Law Enforcement Police Academy. Discussion (in closed session), and vote (in open session after closed session)

C. Motion for the Commission to convene in closed session pursuant to Wisconsin Statute Section 19.85(1)(c) in order to discuss confidential information regarding candidate proposed for appointment by the Chief to fill vacant position(s), discussion, and vote on motion.

D. Motion to leave closed session, discussion and vote on the motions.


E. Adjournment

Respectfully Submitted: Walter E. Shannon, Secretary

Public Notice of this meeting given by posting at the Evansville City Hall, Evansville School District Office, Eager Free Public Library, Union Bank and Trust Company, M & I Bank, the Evansville Police Department and by forwarding to the Evansville Review.

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Observer mourns the passing of Victor Paulson:

Click on the post for some audio memories of Victor Paulson. He passed away recently, and his memories of the early days of Evansville were priceless. Enjoy.

City of Evansville, Wi Meetings now on PODCAST: Full Screen Video; Audio

Click on the post to see the meeting site on Mediafly. Enjoy.