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Electric City accepts bid for controversial work

Decision on street and sidewalk contract disappoints some residents


Despite criticism from their fire chief, the postmaster and a businessperson who says she’ll lose two-thirds of her parking, the Electric City council last week accepted a $1.1 million bid from Wheeler Excavation for street and sidewalk work that could begin as soon as August.

Some of the projects have come under criticism from citizens in recent months.

A sidewalk project — along Coulee Boulevard from Taylor Avenue to Western Avenue, and from Western to Grand Avenue near city hall — has stirred controversy.

With the stretch of Western Avenue in front of city hall being eliminated,...

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