Council to act on wage agreement, downtown property on Wednesday|
Christmas gets very close, local activities are planned
|The Antigo Common Council is expected to ratify an agreement with its public works and city employees and accept ownership of some derelict downtown properties Wednesday.|
Aldermen will convene at 6 p.m. in the chambers at City Hall.
The contract ratification leads a lengthy, but fairly routine agenda, with most items hashed out at the committee level long before they reach the council floor.
According to the resolution, Local 391, Antigo City Employees Association has decertified its membership as of Jan. 1, 2014. The Finance, Personnel and Legislative Committee is recommending that all non-exempt/non-represented employees receive a 1.66 percent cost-of-living increases effective Jan. 1. That is the maximum amount allowed under the Consumer Price Index calculation provided by the Wisconsin Employee Relations Commission.
Public works employees will continue to be represented by Local 1191, AFSCME, AFL-CIO. They will also receive a 1.66 percent cost-of-living increase as stipulated under the state’s Act 10 law governing union contract negotiations.
Under the new agreement, hourly wages will range from $21.53 for working foreman to $18.56 for
The Java Junction building on Fifth Avenue may soon be transferred to city ownership.
|Christmas is just 16 days away, and the calendar is filled with holiday music, visits with Santa and opportunities for giving.|
Enjoy a homemade lunch while helping less fortunate children in the community on Tuesday.
The Knights of Columbus, Edelman Meats, Mattoon Market, Butch’s SuperValu and Lakeside Market will host a soup and sandwich lunch with proceeds to benefit The Giving Tree.
Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $5. Choose from chicken soup or chili, with or without noodles, along with a ham sandwich. You may dine-in, pick up or have it delivered.
For ordering and delivery, call Katie Clay, who coordinated the Giving Tree, at 715 216-2834. The program provides Christmas gifts for children in need in Langlade County.
The holiday concert season is in full swing, with the Antigo High School band taking to the Volm Theater tonight at 7:30 p.m. for songs of the season. The high school choir will perform on Monday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Volm.
Elementary children are tuning up as well, with concerts featuring students from West at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Pleasant View, 1 p.m. on Wednesday, North at 1 p.m. on Thursday and Ea
Tony Kautza installs a handsome bird on the tree for the City Park bandstand being decorated by members of the Music in the Park Planning Committee and families. Kautza, a fan of the summer series, donated the tree and families who enjoy the concerts are encouraged to add decorations during the Christmas season. He would like to continue the tradition next year with the possibility of a winter tree celebration in the park.
Time to get snow, ice off walkways
|The tundra wasn’t actually frozen but it certainly felt that way Sunday as Packer faithful braved the cold to watch their Green Bay team defeat Atlanta 22-21. Among the fans was Jeff Kahlow who donned an icy rendition of Lambeau Field |
complete with artificial turf on his shoulders.
'Home for the Holidays,' theme of concert Monday by AHS bands
|City of Antigo residents and property owners have the weekend to get thier sidewalks cleared of the buildup from the past week’s ice and snow.|
According to Sarah Repp, park, recreation and cemetery director, the city will begin inspecting sidewalks for hazardous conditions on Monday, and, if necessary crews will do the clean-up and send a bill.
“We will no longer be hanging door hangers as reminders that snow or ice needs to be removed from sidewalks for safe passage,” Repp warned, stressing that proper maintenance reduces slips, trips and falls. “Our primary goal is to keep winter walking routes passable and safe, with open sidewalks, crosswalks and the application of salt and sand when necessary.”
Even in the wintertime, sidewalks continue to receive heavy pedestrian traffic along with daily use by schoolchildren and postal carriers
“Keeping your sidewalks free of snow and ice allows for safe passage, and continued delivery of your mail,” Repp said, adding that the buildup must be deposited on your own property, not on adjacent lots or in city streets, which could result in removal charges.
“Any snow or ice precipitation must be removed w
Mike Kiefer of Lawn and Snow Specialists clears a residential sidewalk Friday.
|“Home for the Holidays” will be the theme when the Antigo High School bands hold their Christmas concert Monday.|
The jazz ensemble, along with the symphonic band and wind ensemble, will perform beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Volm Theater. The groups are directed by Jeff Dewey.
The jazz group will open the evening with “Christmas Jazz Suite” followed by “My Two Front Teeth.” Toni Krebs has a vocal solo on “Santa Bear” and the set will close with a sure-to-be-fun rendition of the “Cantina Band from Star Wars.”
The large band and ensemble will begin with “Christmas Fancies” followed by “A Home Alone Christmas,” “Candlelight Carol,” “Home for Christmas” and “Bring a Torch.”
The concert will close with a rousing finish, with the drum line and color guard joining the players for “Christmas on Parade.”
Jeff Dewey and the Antigo High School symphonic band and wind ensemble practice for Monday’s concert on the Volm stage, decorated with a Christmas tree wearing a marching band hat.
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