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MARCH / APRIL 2016

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Administrator’s Update Municipal Center Story Got Love for Your Community? Board of Review

5 Evercon Needs Help 6 Attention Voters! 7 Join Nextdoor 8 News About Our Team 9 County-Wide Uniform Addressing 10 Call Diggers Hotline

Spring Bulk Drop-Off

11 Weston Direct 12 Save the Date

TIME FOR SPRING CLEANING

Spring is Here!


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ADMINISTRATOR’S UPDATE VILLAGE OF WESTON CELEBRATES 20 YEARS AS AN INCORPORATED MUNICIPALITY By: Daniel Guild, Administrator Twenty years ago, on a Monday afternoon in March, Town of Weston Chairman, Vilas Machmueller, Town of Weston Supervisor, Fred Schuster, and Town of Weston Clerk, Barb Ermeling, all drove down to Madison for a special signing ceremony, which created the Village of Weston as the newest incorporated municipal Village. Those incorporation papers are still displayed in our Board Room at the Municipal Center, and serve as a reminder at every public meeting to those of us currently working for the Village of Weston to consider how far we have progressed as a community. While the Town of Weston, itself, had been settled by American expansionists and European immigrants for over 100 years, the history and identity of the Village of Weston is relatively recent. During the years prior to incorporation, the Town of Weston was involved in several contentious lawsuits with the Village of Rothschild over repeated annexations of territory and tax base from the Town of Weston, including the area which is currently the Cedar Creek Mall. Responding to this situation, the Town’s leaders wanted to protect Weston’s borders, protect the community’s tax base, and protect the community’s identity from further annexations and loss of land. Following a successful community referendum, the State of Wisconsin certified the newly created Village of Weston on March 11, 1996. Though twenty years is a short chapter for any community in the history of Marathon County, our leaders accomplished so much. Following their drive to Madison, former Town leaders Vilas Machmueller, Fred Schuster, and Barb Ermeling all continued to serve as elected leaders of the Village, with each one (including Loren White) having served as Village President over the past 20 years.

Front Row Left to Right: John Jacobs, Finance Director; Heather Meliska, Village Relations Specialist; Fred Schuster, former President and current Village Trustee; Sherry Weinkauf, Village Clerk; Back Row Left to Right: Renee Hodell, Village Relations Coordinator; Keith Donner, Public Works Director; Jennifer Higgins, Planning and Development Director; Loren White, former President and current Village Trustee.

Despite theirs and other Trustees high hopes for what we could build here, no one suspected that in a few short years, the Village of Weston would be the second largest community in Marathon County; one of the top 5 fastest growing suburbs in the state during the housing boom; a regional hub for medical services; an industrial and manufacturing center after the groundbreaking of the Business and Technology Park in 1998; and a popular alternative for retail, commerce and shopping. These investments, among others, have added an impressive $850 million worth of assessed value to the Village. In celebration of our twentieth anniversary, we recently released a new logo on social media and our website. Local businesses will be given the opportunity to display special anniversary clings on their windows showing their pride for doing business here in the Village. Our newsletter will feature articles, recognitions, and awards that we are receiving from across the state as we celebrate what we have accomplished these past twenty years, as well what we hope to accomplish, with your help, over the next twenty years.

Daniel Guild Administrator


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VILLAGE NEWS VILLAGE OF WESTON BEGINS PLANS TO REPLACE 60-YEAR OLD MUNICIPAL CENTER

selected Kueny Architects at a cost of $69,200 to complete the first phase of facilities needs evaluations this year.

The Village Board recently adopted Resolution 2015-039, which publically endorses changes to the term limits of the By: Keith Donner, Director of Public Works. State Trust Fund Loan Program, overseen by the Wisconsin Board of Commissioners 2016 is not only the 20th anniversary of the Village, but it is also the 60th of Public Lands. The current idea, which anniversary since the Weston Municipal Center was first constructed is still being researched and evaluated, is for the Town in 1956. For the past six decades, the Village’s Municipal to use the competively-priced terms of the Center and Public Works Garage, located State’s Trust at 5500 Schofield Avenue, has served Fund Loan the community well, but the building is Program to “Over the past four years, the Village has beyond its useful life and the Village needs engage in a been aggressively paying down its debts, and to plan for a new facility for the future. single large we have successfully avoided the need for Other Village operations – public safety and parks - also borrowing have some deficiencies in their existing facilities which additional borrowing and debt financing.” note, around should be evaluated as well. fiscal year 2018 or Last year, the Village went through a competitive 2019. The goal is to finance the entire solicitation of proposals from engineering and architectural firms, to analyze and evaluate rehabilitation and reconstruction of all four all four of the buildings currently owned by the Village. These facilities include the Weston locations at the same time. Municipal Center on Schofield Avenue, the Weston Public Safety Building on Mesker Street, the Parks and Recreation buildings located at Kennedy Park, and the Municipal Garage on Ryan Street, adjacent to the Village’s yard waste site. The Board of Trustees

“Over the past four years, the Village has been aggressively paying down its debts, and we have successfully avoided the need for additional borrowing and debt financing,” stated Administrator Daniel Guild. “In fy2016, Weston will have the lowest debt percentage in our entire history as a Village. Our decreasing debt, the need to replace and repair these facilities, and competitive interest rates have all converged to make this an ideal time to consider tackling these facility repairs over the next several years, preferably before 2020.” Plans for debt issuances and project initiation will be designed to align with, and follow, the end of other Village borrowing notes.

This plaque is immediately visible, on display at the Municipal Center, and shows that the Center has served the public well for many decades!


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GOT LOVE FOR YOUR COMMUNITY? IT MAY CREATE ECONOMIC GROWTH, GALLUP STUDY SAYS By: Daniel Guild, Administrator The Village of Weston has partnered with the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Department of Public Administration to replicate this study and survey Village residents’ attachment to our community. Will you help us out by completing our short survey?

A Gallup-Knight Foundation study finds unexpected factors cause people to love where they live; suggests new approaches to improving communities. A recent Gallup study of 26 U.S. cities found that peoples’ love and passion for their community may be a leading indicator for local economic growth. The 26 cities in the survey with the highest levels of resident love and passion for their community, or resident attachment, also had the highest rates of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth over time.

The survey is available online at www.westonwi.gov/SOTC2016. Paper copies of the survey are available by request, or are available for pick-up at the Weston Municipal Center. Questions regarding this survey can be directed to Administrator Daniel Guild, or UWOshkosh Professor Karl Nollenberger through e-mail at: nollengk@uwosh.edu or by phone at (847) 533-0145.

The Soul of the Community survey explores the connection between local economic growth and peoples’ emotional bond to a place. Three years of survey data clearly show a significant positive link between resident attachment and local GDP growth. Three community qualities: 1) social offerings; 2) openness; and 3) beauty – have consistently emerged as the leading drivers for community attachment over the study’s three years of research. They beat out other possible drivers such as perceptions of local economy, leadership, and safety across all of the 26 cities included in the Knight Soul of the Community survey. Surprisingly, social offerings, openness and beauty were far more important than peoples’ perceptions of the economy, jobs, or basic services in creating a lasting emotional bond between people and their community.

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By: Greg Schmidt, Village Assessor

The assessment of your property taxes by the Assessor is completed as of January 1 of each year. Under Wisconsin State Statutes, the Assessor’s values are assumed to be correct until proven

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If you believe your property is not fairly assessed, in relation to other comparable Weston properties, you are welcome to review the assessment rolls for all properties in the Village of Weston during Open Book. Open Book will be held in May. You may also call (877) 687-3445 to

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schedule an appointment to speak with Assessor Greg Schmidt. The formal Board of Review is scheduled for Tuesday, June 14, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Weston Municipal Center. You must file a written objection form to be heard by the formal Board of Review. It is open to the public.


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EVERCON IS GROWING AND WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Evercon (www.evercon.org) is Central Wisconsin’s largest gaming convention, having just completed its 16th year of operation.  This medieval-themed event has outgrown its space.  • Have you ever helped plan a gaming convention?  • Are you interested in getting involved in planning a gaming convention?  We are seeking adults who love board gaming, role playing, cosplays, and video games to form a committee to expand Evercon.  Please join us for an introductory meeting at the Village of Weston’s Municipal Center on Wednesday, March 9, at 5:00 p.m.

CENTRAL WISCONSIN HAS MANY OF THE STATE’S MOST CREATIVE GAMERS!  BRING ALL IDEAS TO THIS FIRST BRAINSTORMING SESSION! WESTON’S MUNICIPAL CENTER, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 5:00 PM

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ATTENTION VOTERS! BRING IT TO THE BALLOT WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE POLLING SITE. Voting at your polling place may be a little different. Just remember to be patient; not everyone will be as prepared for these changes as you are. STATE IT! - As always, you need to state your full name and address to the election official at the poll book table. SHOW IT! – You will also need to provide a photo ID. This way the poll worker can compare your face to your photo and confirm it is you. SIGN IT! – Finally, you will need to sign the poll book (unless a physical disability prevents you from doing so). Your signature or mark should go right next to your name and address. Now you are ready to vote! If you have questions about Wisconsin Voter Photo ID Law, you may contact the Village Clerk, at (715) 359-6114, visit the Weston Municipal Center, or go online to bringit.wi.gov. The Wisconsin DMV has a new process in place for people who may need to obtain an ID.

SPRING ELECTION IS TUESDAY, APRIL 5 ALL POLLS OPEN FROM 7:00 A.M. TO 8:00 P.M. If you are a registered Wisconsin Voter, you can download the Application for Absentee Ballot at gab.wi.gov/voters/absentee. Just complete the form and mail it to the Village Clerk, 5500 Schofield Avenue, Weston, WI 54476. You may also request an absentee ballot by email at clerks@westonwi.gov or by faxing to (715) 359-6117. Requests for an absentee ballot must be received by the Village Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 31. In-Person absentee voting hours at the Weston Municipal Center is as follows: • 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 21 to Thursday, March 31. • 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 1. If you are not already registered to vote, if you have moved or had a name change, save time by registering to vote prior to Election Day. Registering before Election Day will speed up the process for you. When registering, you must show proof of residence: a current and valid State of Wisconsin Driver’s License or State ID card, a real estate tax bill, a gas, electric, or telephone service statement (utility bill), bank statement, paycheck or paystub, etc. You may register by mail up to 20 days before the election. You can start your voter registration form online at myvote.wi.gov. Your form must be printed and mailed or delivered to the Village Clerk. You must always provide a proof of residence document when registering. You may also register in-person at the Weston Municipal Center up until Friday, April 1. If you have questions regarding elections, absentee ballots, or anything else related to voting, please contact the Village Clerk at (715) 359-6114.

ON THE BALLOT Four people are running for the three open positions on the Weston Village Board of Trustees during the Spring election in April.

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BRINGS PRIVATE SOCIAL NETWORKS TO A NEIGHBORHOOD NEAR YOU By: Heather Meliska, Village Relations Specialist. Social networks such as Facebook and Google+ are great for staying connected with family, friends and coworkers, but sharing and communicating with practically anyone in the digital realm has alienated us from most of the flesh-and-blood beings we see every day—our neighbors. How well do you know your neighbors?

members can also send official invitations to neighbors who might not know about the site. After the verification process, users have access to the tools available— neighborhood directory, map, events, marketplace, local service recommendations, nearby resources, etc. and members get to choose what information is displayed on their profiles. You can (but are not required to) reveal your email addresses, home and work phone numbers, and exact street address. If you want, you could just list your street name.

A mere 43 percent of Americans know some or all of their neighbors’ names, while the remaining 57 percent know only a few neighbors by name—or none at all. We want Weston to be different than the average suburb, and so far 647 families here in the Village agree with us. These social pioneers are helping this statistic change with the Village’s new social networking site called Nextdoor that’s rolling out Village-wide, and is helping to bridge the distance between the physical community around us in the digital age. Nextdoor provides free and private neighborhood websites that make it easy for locals to connect to one another to get help on anything in their area. You could get tips on decent repairmen, ask about road closures, find out what time the park closes, discover a great babysitter, give away a few old movies, locate a lost pet—maybe even borrow a ladder from someone. It’s the best way to stay up to date on anything going on in your area.

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT NEXTDOOR?

If you want to join our local community online, just visit Nextdoor.com and input your email address and physical address to connect to one of the 11 active neighborhoods here in the Village - and rest assured, it’s safe. All users must provide their name and address when signing up. Nextdoor then conducts a verification process to make sure the member fits into the boundaries of the online community’s jurisdiction. One method is a code sent via postcard. Another method is signing up with a phone number. Existing

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NEWS ABOUT OUR TEAM By Sherry Weinkauf, Employee Resource Manager

John Jacobs

Finance Director John was recognized and honored by the Government Finance Officers Association, with its Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, for Weston’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, for fiscal year ended 2014. This is the Village of Weston’s 12th consecutive year receiving this award since John became the Village’s Finance Director in 2000.

Brad Mroczenski

Aquatic Center Manager Brad has successfully completed the Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Course, through the Woodson YMCA. He is now able to train and Red Cross certify Aquatic Center and Village employees in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Automated External Defibrillator (AED), Lifeguarding, First Aid, and Bloodborne Pathogens.

Wally Sparks

Jenna Trittin

Everest Metro Police Chief

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Chief Sparks was selected by Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson to be one of four public safety professionals to testify before the Committee of Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, at a hearing entitled “Frontline Response to Terrorism in America”. Others selected from throughout the county to testify with him include, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton from New York City Police Department, Police Commissioner Edward Davis from Boston Police Department, and the State of California Homeland Security Director.

Jenna is a relatively new resident of the Village and a recent graduate from Northcentral Technical College with a degree in Accounting. Jenna has been hired as the new Finance Support Specialist, in the Weston Finance Department, under the leadership of Finance Director, John Jacobs.

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Trevor Skerven

Deputy Director of Public Works

Utility Maintenance Worker Trevor is originally from Wisconsin Rapids and has recently graduated from University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point with a degree in Water Resource Management and Hydrology. He joins the Village Utility Team as a Utility Maintenance Worker under the leadership of Utility Foreman, John Borth and Public Works Director, Keith Donner.

Donna Stroik

Deputy Finance Director After a long and successful career working for the United Way of Marathon County, Donna has been hired to be the next Deputy Finance Director at the Village, under the leadership of Finance Director, John Jacobs.

Michael has been selected by the American Public Works Association to be one of only sixteen public works professionals from throughout the country for participating in the 2015/16 Emerging Leaders Academy program. This is a year-long program which provides leadership and management training.


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TRUSTEES ADOPT RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF COUNTY-WIDE UNIFORM ADDRESSING By: Jennifer Higgins, Planning & Development Director. Marathon County provides central E911 dispatch services for all 62 of its cities, villages and towns. The current E911 response system was built in the 1980’s, on multiple address grids, with an assumption that all calls to dispatch would come from landline phones. In the 1990’s a consolidated dispatch center was created to share costs of staffing, technology, coverage, and to provide consistent service through the County. The County staff began to find issues with using the multiple address grids, which consisted of duplicate addresses, different street names for the same stretch of road depending on which town you lived in, and addresses out of order. Many addresses were updated in the late 1990’s to make sense out in the real world, but it didn’t fix the issue that there could be a 1205 Washington Street in two nearby communities which share fire and EMS services. Currently, there are over 60,000 addresses countywide, located in 62 municipalities, using 10 different addressing grids and numbering systems.

Village leaders and staff are aware of address numbering and street naming issues within our community and neighboring communities, which could impede our own local E911 emergency response efforts in an emergency situation where locational information is not relayed properly. We all agree that seconds matter in an emergency situation, and therefore, the Village Board approved Resolution No. 2015-049 on December 21, 2015, pledging Village support and participation in the County’s efforts to create a unique Today’s public expects E911 services to give Now, skip ahead to today. How many of us still have a address for us the right response, to the right person, landline telephone? Do we even still know anyone who every property at the right time when we need it, no matter doesn’t have a cell phone, much less a smart phone? in Marathon Today we communicate differently. Most of us are carrying where we are. Currently over 70% of the County. They mini computers in our purses and pockets. Today’s public E911 calls received by Marathon County have pledged expects E911 services to give us the right response, to Dispatch are received from cell phones. Village staff the right person, at the right time when we need it, no and resources E911 can no longer utilize land line phones matter where we are. Currently over 70% of the E911 calls to work with to pinpoint the location of an emergency call. received by Marathon County Dispatch are received from Marathon cell phones. E911 can no longer utilize land line phones to County to pinpoint the location of an emergency call. create unique addresses and fix street naming issues in the Village of Weston. Most of us communicate daily by text, IM, Facebook or some other type of social media. Per new Federal regulations, E911 services must be able to receive and respond to these What does this mean for you? We still don’t new ways to communicate. Marathon County is just one of a handful of counties that have all the details as the County is still in does not have a unique addressing system. The County is currently discussing their plans the planning stages of this project, but we to address these addressing and duplicate street naming issues and create a uniform do know, your address will be changing. addressing system for the County. Township participation will be required as the County Each address in the County will get its own, has jurisdiction over addressing in its unincorporated townships. The County has reached unique address number. It won’t happen out to its incorporated villages and cities to request our support and cooperation in an immediately, as the County is looking at a effort to meet its strategic plan goal to be the safest County in Wisconsin. 2017 or 2018 implementation of this project due to its importance and magnitude. The Our Busin County has pledged funds to assist the e s s #WESTON Has communities who cooperate early in the PRIDE process to help offset some of the costs. How much they will pledge is also up in the air. As we get further into the process and receive more information, we will definitely let our residents and business owners know. Please watch our website, sign up 1996-201 Pick up a complimentary business window for the weekly E-news, and this bi-monthly 6 cling — available at the Municipal center. newsletter for more details.

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2016 WESTON SPRING BULK-ITEM DROP-OFF By Valerie Parker, Planning and Environmental Technician. The annual Bulk-Item Drop-Off will occur May 19th – May 21st, and will be held at Advanced Disposal Services, located at 5509 Fuller Street. Items accepted include:  Non-Metal Items, Furniture, Carpeting, Scrap Lumber, Mattresses, and Glass Windows. Please be aware that only residents of single-family homes up to 4-unit apartments, on one tax parcel, are eligible to take part in this drop-off event. If you have any questions, please contact Valerie at (715) 359-6114. ___________________________ Please know, Advanced Disposal offers a fenced-in recycling center, open year-round, for Weston Residents to drop off their excess recyclables in designated dumpsters.  If you have accumulated scrap metal to get rid of, they accept that at their recycling center, yearround as well.

IMPORTANT NUMBERS Complimentary magnets with important Village numbers are available at the Municipal Center.

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Thursday, May 19th 8:00am - 4:00pm Friday, May 20th 8:00am - 4:00pm Saturday, May 21st 8:00am - 2:00pm

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Home improvement projects such as installing decks, fences and planting trees are all signs of springtime. Homeowners are reminded to contact Diggers Hotline before a project begins. Diggers Hotline can be contacted by dialing 811 from any land line or cell phone or online at www.diggershotline.com. Please plan ahead as it takes 3 business days (not including the day the request is made) for all utilities to be located. There is no cost to a homeowner to contact Diggers Hotline. Diggers Hotline will notify all utility companies with buried facilities, (water, sewer, gas, electric, telephone, cable, etc.) of your intentions to dig in a specific area. It is recommended that homeowners mark the exact areas to be dug prior to calling to clarify what needs to be marked once the locator shows up.


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Save the Date

•APRIL 5

Local Government Elections (State-wide)

•APRIL 11

2nd Open House and Public Presentation of SE Quadrant Neighborhood Plan.

•MAY 6

Village-wide Rummage Sale

•MAY 7

Village-wide Rummage Sale

•MAY 19

Bulk-Item Drop-off @ Advanced Disposal Facility on Fuller Street

•MAY 20

Bulk-Item Drop-off @ Advanced Disposal Facility on Fuller Street

•MAY 21

Bulk-Item Drop-off @ Advanced Disposal Facility on Fuller Street

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VILLAGE OF WESTON MUNICIPAL CENTER 5500 Schofield Avenue, P.O. Box 446, Weston, WI 54476 Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Monday - Friday) General Information: (715) 359-6114 Website: www.westonwi.gov

ELECTED OFFICIALS Barbara Ermeling, President (715) 359-4365 bermeling@westonwi.gov Scott Berger, Trustee (715) 573-5118 sberger@westonwi.gov Karen Schmutzler, Trustee (715) 359-6400 kschmutzler@westonwi.gov

Kevin Ostrowski, Trustee (715) 571-2676 kostrowski@westonwi.gov Fred Schuster, Trustee (715) 359-7098 fschuster@westonwi.gov Loren White, Trustee (715) 571-3904 lwhite@westonwi.gov Jon Ziegler, Trustee (715) 241-9301 jziegler@westonwi.gov

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS Administrator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (715) 359-6114 Aquatic Center (seasonal). . . . . . (715) 241-7946 Assessor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (877) 687-3445 Building Inspections . . . . . . . . . . (715) 359-6114 Fire EMS (Non-emergency). . . . . (715) 355-6763 Municipal Court. . . . . . . . . . . . . . (715) 359-3333 Parks, Forestry, Grounds. . . . . . . (715) 359-9988 Police (Non-emergency) . . . . . . . (715) 359-4202

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Garbage & Recycling. . . . . . . . . . (715) 359-6114 Water & Sewer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (715) 359-2876

VILLAGE OF WESTON MEETING SCHEDULE Village Board of Trustees . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 p.m.. . . . . 1st & 3rd Monday of the month Community Development Authority . . 4:30 p.m.. . . . . 2nd Monday of the month Community Life & Public Safety. . . . . 6:30 p.m.. . . . . 4th Monday of the month Finance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 p.m.. . . . . 4th Wednesday of the month Park & Recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5:15 p.m.. . . . . 4th Monday of the month Personnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:30 p.m.. . . . . 3rd Monday of the month

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Plan Commission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 p.m.. . . . . 2nd Monday of the month

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S.A.F.E.R Board of Director. . . . . . . . . 6:00 p.m.. . . . . 2nd Tuesday of the month

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All meetings, except S.A.F.E.R Board of Directors and S.A.F.E.R Fire Commission are held at the Weston Municipal Center. The S.A.F.E.R Board of Directors and S.A.F.E.R Fire Commission meetings are held at the Rib Mountain Municipal Center (3700 North Mountain Rd., Wausau). Meeting dates are subject to change; call the Village of Weston offices to confirm dates and times.

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Property & Infrastructure. . . . . . . . . . . 4:30 p.m.. . . . . 1st Monday of the month S.A.F.E.R Fire Commission. . . . . . . . . 7:00 p.m.. . . . . 2nd Tuesday of the month


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