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Council pay, tourism funds and a dog on Electric City agenda


One of the issues Electric City council members will decide next Tuesday night when they meet is whether they want to pay themselves.

The issue has come up twice in the past and both times was voted down by the council.

Most small cities and towns pay council members by the meeting, but not all, and never much.

City Clerk Jackie Perman said that the resolution will suggest $20 per meeting, and not to exceed two meetings a month. The council as a whole meets once a month, but various members have committee meetings.

Also on the agenda will be recommendations for disbursing of lodging tax funds to promote tourism for 2016.

That recommendation includes $25,000 to the Chamber of Commerce for advertising and promotion ($3,000 of which is for payback of an overpayment made this year to the chamber); $10,000 to the Ridge Riders; $1,000 to the Coulee Pioneer Museum located in Electric City; $5,000 to the Coulee Area Parks & Recreation District; and $40,000 to finance a plan for the city’s pathway project. Grey and Osborne, the city’s engineering firm, will draw up the plan for the pathway.

Council members will also get to decide if they want to declare a dog as a “dangerous dog.”

Prior to the regular meeting at 6 p.m., council members will hold a 5:30 p.m., public hearing on the numbering of residential properties on the most recent annexation. City officials have advertised the public hearing and have tried to contact residents whose property is affected.

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