Council OKs some Sartori growth funds|
The Sartori Company expansion got a cash infusion from the city of Antigo Wednesday.
At its regular February session, aldermen approved an economic development incentive for land acquisition and infrastructure improvements for Sartori Company, which produced artisan cheeses at its plant off Morse Street.
The $25,000, which will be taken from the portion of the Hotel/Motel Room Tax earmarked for economic development purposes, will be used for infrastructure improvements necessary for the project.
The resolution noted that the substantial expansion will retain existing jobs in the community, create new positions and increase the tax value of the city.
Sartori announced in December that it will embark on a $14 million expansion and renovation project at its plants in Antigo and Plymouth, with up to 52 new jobs created.
The majority of the work is expected in Antigo, where Sartori produces high-end Parmesan, Asiago and artisan cheeses at its aging plant which was once the home of Kraft Cheese.
Construction will begin later this year and will include new equipment, enhanced safety and sustainability initiatives and expanded capacity and capabilities to enable ongoing growth.
The meeting opened with public hearings on city assessments for sidewalks, curb and gutter and driveway approaches, with several people taking the opportunity to voice their concerns.
Sidewalks on the list include: 909 Seventh Ave., 915 Seventh Ave., 906 Seventh Ave., 914 Seventh Ave., 922 Seventh Ave., 342 Dorr St., 1009 Seventh Ave., 1017 Seventh Ave., 1019 Seventh Ave., 1025 Seventh Ave., 1029 Seventh Ave., 347 Lincoln St., 403 Lincoln St., 1026 Seventh Ave., 1022 Seventh Ave., 1018 Seventh Ave., 1016 Seventh Ave., 1012 Seventh Ave., 400 Dorr St., 205 Virginia St., 213 Virginia St., 214 Watson St., 218 Watson St., 228 Watson St., 244 Watson St.,
412 Lincoln St., 416 Lincoln St., 424 Lincoln St., 436 Lincoln St., 419 Lincoln St., 437 Lincoln St., 1035 6th Ave., 1031 Sixth Ave., 1029 Sixth Ave., 434 Deleglise St., 430 Deleglise St., 414 Deleglise St., 402 Deleglise St., 421 Deleglise St., 417 Deleglise St., 401 Deleglise St., 1138 Seventh Ave., 1130 Seventh Ave., 1124 Seventh Ave., 1120 Seventh Ave., 1116 Seventh Ave., 402 Lincoln St., 1103 Seventh Ave., 1121 Seventh Ave., 1125 Seventh Ave., 1139 Seventh Ave., 1145 Seventh Ave.. 1147 Seventh Ave., 1149 Seventh Ave., 702 Willard Ave., 1404 N. Superior St.. 1410 N. Superior St., 1420 N. Superior St., 1426 N. Superior St., 1428 N. Superior St., 1430 N. Superior St., 1423 N.
Superior St., 622 Willard Ave., 1404 Fifth Ave., 620 Elm St., 628 Elm St., 632 Elm St., 644 Elm St., 712 Elm St., 718 Elm St., 720 Elm St., 734 Elm St., 746 Elm St., 719 Elm St., 645 Elm St., 641 Elm St., 637 Elm St., 1328 Fifth Ave., 1330 Second Ave., 915 Elm St., 921 Elm St., 938 Elm St., 932 Elm St., 924 Elm St., 918 Elm St., 910 Elm St., 906 Elm St., along with various city right of way, and alleys.
The curb and gutter and driveway approaches include 220 Aurora St., 101 Ninth Ave., 107 9th Ave., 115 9th Ave., 121 Ninth Ave., 131 Ninth Ave., 133 Watson St., 123 Watson St., 119 Watson St., 111 Watson St., 136 10th Ave., 206 10th Ave., 108 Watson St., 116 Watson St., 122 Watson St., 209 9th Ave., 213 9th Ave., 215 9th Ave., 225 9th Ave.,
135 Virginia St., 210 Watson St., 208 9th Ave., 212 9th Ave., 218 9th Ave., 205 Virginia St., 134 Virginia St., 317 9th Ave., 323 9th Ave., 206 Virginia St., 316 Ninth Ave., 201 Field St., and city of Antigo owned alleys.
Aldermen approved the resolutions allowing for the assessments.
In other matters, aldermen:
—inked a contract with the state to allow three members of the fire department to participate in the statewide structure collapse team.
—approved city police participation in the North Central Emergency Response Team.
—purchased nine tactical vests and plates for the police department at a cost of $20,205.
—bought three Tasers for the police department, which will allow each officer to have his own equipment.
—exempted residential properties along Birch Street from the city’s snow and ice removal policy at the request of residents.
—and acted on inspection and repair specification guidelines for the sidewalk replacement program.
Permits for Winter Fun and Wellness Family Day in the 600 block of Sixth Avenue on Sunday, and the Antigo/Langlade County Chamber of Commerce sled dog races, which require closing Charlotte Street, on Saturday and Sunday were also approved.