February 1, 2018 Mayors Message
Things continue to happen in Cuba City with our Business Park expansions and the possibility of some new businesses locating there. At this time, we can’t release a lot of information with as negotiations are still ongoing. Hopefully next month we will have more information to share.
The Public Works Department is busy working on the street projects for 2018. As in the past, there will be a few total street reconstructions done, as well as the blacktopping of others. January 16th the city said good bye to longtime Public Works employee Tom Longhenry after 29 years. Tom oversaw the water department. We thank Tom for his service, and wish him and his wife Sue the best life has to offer in their retirement. Robert Hammill will be taking over the water department.
Dena Harris, the editor of the Tri-County Press has given her resignation and will be going to work for the Platteville Chamber of Commerce. Dena is leaving some big shoes to fill. She covered everything and was always there when we needed a picture taken or an article written. She put so much time in planning the “Christmas Glow” celebration each year that she started planning in September and saw it through to the day of the parade. Without her leadership, the Christmas Glow would not have flourished the way it has. We wish Dena well in her new position. She will be missed! The new editor of the Tri-County Press is Elyssa Vondra. We welcome her to Cuba City!
The addition to the Cuba City High School is progressing along very well as projected. The addition will house the 7th and 8th grade middle school and give some much-needed room to the Round School.
Our Presidential Museum continues to move forward under the direction of Donna Rogers, Ruth Ann Summers, Connie Gronemus and the new Board of Directors. It won’t be to long until we start narrowing down the places where the museum will be located. A lot of fund raisers have been planned for the coming months. Stay tuned for more updates.
The new city shop will be going up soon as the metal has arrived. The completion date for the shop is June 1st. When completed, the shop will house all the city equipment and offices under one roof.
So far, this winter, we have seen a lot of cold days sandwiched in between average temperatures. If you love the snow, it’s not been a good year so far for you. Mother nature may still have some surprises in store yet.
I want to wish everyone a safe February and hopefully our great weather will continue. Thanks to everyone for your support of Cuba City!