Wausau swears in new council member ……….

By | January 12, 2018

Shirley Rightenburg took her oath of office at Thursday night’s meeting of the Wausau town council to become that body’s newest member.


by Kathy Foster


The oath was administered by Wausau town Clerk Margaret Riley.  Rittenburg replaces the late Paul Culbreth who died in late 2017.


Council members also approved a request from members of the Wausau Garden Club that the club be allowed to place educational displays in the covered outside of the Town Hall.


Susan Cook approached the council members displaying an example of the of what the club might place on display. (Shown below.)








Cook explained that the displays would be seasonal such as the one she displayed which pointed out that February is National Bird Feeding Month.

Council members thanked the club for their service to the community.



Dealing with other issues council members also took the following action:


  •  Approved payment of Town bills.
  •  Approved Fire Department minutes and training records.
  •  Approved reconciled bank statements.
  •  Approved the minutes of the Nov. 9th and Dec. 14th Council meetings.
  •  Voted to discontinue discussion of a parttime position.Began discussion of committee appointments for the 2018 CDBG Grant cycle.
  •  Were informed that Washington County is ready to take over code enforcement responsibilities in Wausau.
  •  Approved submitting 2nd Avenue from Jackson to Pioneer for  resurfacing under the DOT Small County Outreach Program.
  •  Approved parades for Easter, the Possum Festival and Christmas 2018.
  •  Voted to keep Jeff Carter as the Town Attorney, after being informed he had decided to part ways with his law partners.
  •  Voted to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with Washington County to allow the Possum Palace to be used as a Community Staging Area in emergency situations.

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