City to See Heavy Monday Night
Officials consider closing down SPFD message board, liquor license for new downtown winery
City Times Staff
City leaders on Monday undergo their monthly standing committees; four back-to-back meetings of the Public Protection, Personnel and Finance committees, as well as the city’s Board of Public Works.
Meetings begin at 6 PM in the Lincoln Center, 1519 Water St., and are open to the public.
Officials will consider several new bartender licenses as well as a Class B beer/liquor license for Matsu Ya, 5725 Windy Drive Suite A.
A Class B license is also up for consideration on a new downtown winery.
Sunset Point Winery LLC is owned by Don and Kelly Guay of Stevens Point. The couple told the city last June they’d been brewing small batches of fruit wine in their home as a hobby, but planned to step up their production and make their business a “destination” in the downtown area.
The business plans to open this spring inside the former Point Bakery II building on Water Street.
Several area organizations are also requesting event permits from the city. The UWSP Dept. of Military Science is holding “Reeder’s Ruck March” on April 18. The event is a fundraiser in honor of the late Alex Reeder, a cadet from the program who was killed last year in a motorcycle accident.
The Stevens Point Area YMCA will request temporary closures on parts of Michigan and Illinois avenues for the annual Point Duatholon in August; St. Paul’s Lutheran School also seeks a temporary closure of a portion of Oak St. for its 2015 St. Paul Scamper event in May.
The Board of Public Works will be asked to consider shutting down an electronic message board in front of the Stevens Point Fire Department, State #1, on Division Street. The sign is located on a busy intersection, and after a car struck a pedestrian there last October city officials began a plan to de-clutter the front setbacks in that area. Director of Public Works Scott Schatschneider will highlight some options for the sign during the meeting.
City leaders will also consider movement on negotiations with Ki Mobility for that company’s physical expansion, as well as partially funding an updated study on shared EMS services in the county.
A presentation from the Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation on a new design for the State Highway 66/I-39 Interchange is also planned.