Wisconsin

Continental Mapping gets infrastructure contract

Acting on a recommendation from the Public Works Committee, the Sun Prairie City Council on Oct. 6 approved a contract with Sun Prairie-based Continental Mapping to use mobile LiDAR to collect information for the city’s Critical Infrastructure Program. A memo to the committee from Louis Rada, GISP, GIS, and Asset Management Coordinator, the city initially looked at mobile LiDAR as ...

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County meetings

Vernon County Finance Committee meets at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, in the County Board Room of the Courthouse Annex. Review of 2021 Budget Requests, Departments Called for Budget Review, Review of Bank RFP for Loan—Road Maintenance, Finalizing 2021 Budget, Next Meeting Date, Adjourn. Legal Affairs Committee meets at 11:30 AM on October 8, 2020 in the County Board Room ...

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EDC, Chamber Hopes ‘Light Up Madison’ Will Brighten Holiday Season

MADISON — Just because the weather is growing older and the days are growing dimmer doesn’t mean a beautiful town like Madison can’t shine. That’s the philosophy behind a new push from community and business leaders that would seek to Light Up Madison, bringing a swath of decoration and celebration to the town in time for the holidays, and offering ...

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Patrick Promoted to Chief Information Officer

Elliott Patrick The City-County Information Technology Board has promoted Elliott Patrick to chief information officer for the city of Indianapolis enterprise. He has been with the City-County’s Information Services Agency since 2014, serving as a business services consultant before becoming chief financial officer in 2016 and chief operating officer in 2018. Patrick assumed the position of interim director in January ...

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Opinion: Dreamers and déjà vu

It’s the dreamers that you have to worry about. In my experience, the economic development sphere is to be loaded with officials, consultants and other pundits pitching grand schemes on how to spend other people’s money. Mostly, they hope that the projects created will be monuments to themselves with nary a care for whether the investments have paybacks. There are ...

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Five affordable housing projects to get funding from Dane County

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi. Five affordable housing projects are slated to receive funding from Dane County this year. If approved by the Dane County Board next week, these five projects will receive money from the Dane County Affordable Housing Development Fund in an amount totaling $4.45 million.  Taylor Point Apartments, a planned 51-unit building at 4845 Taylor Road and 4900 ...

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RFP Lessons Learned from COVID-19

COVID-19 supply chain disruptions and how suppliers and service providers have handled such disruptions have prompted procurement teams to reconsider whether business should be shifted away from suppliers that have performed unsatisfactorily during the pandemic. In this connection, the request for proposal (“RFP”) process continues to be a valuable tool for buyers of goods and services to evaluate new supply ...

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Sept. 10 public forum set for New Public Safety Center

Village of McFarland residents are encouraged to join the online public forum on the new Public Safety Center on Thursday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. via Zoom. The village is planning the future development of a Public Safety Center at the southeast intersection of Holscher and Broadhead Roads. The Village Board in Feburary approved the proposal with Bray Architects to ...

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Thomas Street proposals rejected

WAUSAU, Wis. — Wausau’s Economic Development Committee rejected both return for proposals (RFP) for a new development on Thomas Street. In the proposal Blenker Construction would purchase remaining lots from phase two of the Thomas Street project for $1 and would build high end apartments along with a multi-tenant commercial building. However, several residents spoke out again the proposal at ...

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Thomas St. RFP projects rejected

Artist rendering of proposed townhomes along Thomas Street in Wausau WAUSAU, WI — More townhomes and a new parking lot won’t be coming to Thomas St. this year. Tuesday evening Wausau’s Economic Development Committee discussed two proposals to develop 14 remnant parcels along Thomas St. The RFP is for parcels that were leftover from the 2nd phase of the Thomas ...

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Milwaukee Downtown issues RFP for giant new Schlitz Park mural

An artist is sought to paint a giant new mural at Schlitz Park. As part of a recently announced $6 million makeover, the owners of Schlitz Park are seeking an artist to paint a huge mural on the side of the former brewery and current office park’s power plant. The towering 10,000-square-foot space will be visible along the Milwaukee River from ...

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Regulators May Hire LTCI Block Extraction Advisor

One concern is what cutting blocks of LTCI business out might do to state guaranty funds. State insurance regulators are preparing to hire a legal consultant to help them figure out how to cut bad blocks of long-term care insurance (LTCI) business out of life insurers’ guts without making things worse. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has posted ...

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Romanski: Food Security Initiative funding coming

Additional funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act intended to connect Wisconsin agriculture to those in need is coming in July. The Food Security Initiative, announced by Gov. Tony Evers in May, is funded by $15 million in federal dollars provided to Wisconsin through the CARES Act. The first $5 million in funding from the Food Security Initiative ...

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DATCP: Encourages potential applicants for food security grants to sign up for email updates

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is encouraging those who may be interested in applying for grants through the Food Security Initiative to sign up for email updates on the department’s website: FoodSecurity.wi.gov. The same distribution list will be used to share program information with applicants for both grant programs described below. The Food Security Initiative, announced ...

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Economic Development Committee extends RFP process for Riverfront land

Wausau riverlife development.  WAUSAU, WI (WSAU) — Wausau’s Economic Development Committee is continuing to consider proposals for the Riverlife development, including a recent offer for a dental clinic. During Tuesday’s meeting, the committee discussed a proposal for the owners of Cherry Street Dental for a new office in the area, which would combine two of their other Wausau offices into ...

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Waterloo seeks park manager proposals

The Waterloo Parks Commission has directed the city to request proposals for parks management services at its meeting held Dec. 15. The request for proposals (RFP) follows approval from the common council on Nov. 19 to issue a 90-day termination notice to the Waterloo Firemen’s Park Board of Trustees to manage Firemen’s Park. The park, which is owned by the ...

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