Village of Necedah continues to move ahead with senior housing

by Karen Eggleston

The Village of Necedah Board received an overview of the 2016 Audit from Kim Shult of Baker Tilley Virchow Krause, LLP of Madison. The overall consensus is that the Village of Necedah is in good shape.

The Village of Necedah and Juneau County continue to work together with the Central Wisconsin Community Action Council, Inc. (CWCAC) on a Senior Housing Project. According to Roger Herried, grant applications are being sent in.

The property for the Senior Housing is the old high school football field. A proposal to accept the donation of land to Central Wisconsin Community Action Council, Inc. to be used for the Senior Housing Project was approved by the board. The parcel is west of Bluff Street and south of 6th Street.

Charlie Krupa, Village Board Member and Central Wisconsin Community Action Council, Inc. Board member told the Village Board, “The village is working with Juneau County so the applications are stronger and there is a greater chance of the grants being approved. The only thing that could stand in our way is the Federal Budget.”

The Necedah Kwik Trip #399 proposed a Class A Retail Combined Beer and Liquor License to the Village Board. The request was not approved by a roll call vote of 3 nays and 2 yeses. Maribeth Stivers said, “I think we have enough establishments within the village already that sell liquor.” A Class A Retail Beer and Cider License for Kwik Trip #399 was approved.

The Fireworks Ordinance 2017-02 was approved. Herried explained the old ordinance was from 1989 and has now been updated to be consistent with the State of Wisconsin Fireworks law. A permit is required to set off fireworks within the Village of Necedah. Events that bring in professional fireworks teams fall under a different category.