Common Council News & Notes
By Joe Bachman
STEVENS POINT — City officials gathered for their monthly common council meeting on Monday, Nov. 19. Here are some notable agenda items passed.
City adopts 2019 budget
Officials passed the 2019 city budget. In total, the 2019 budget consists of a final amount of $24,082,411.00.
Water Street Lofts Apporoved
Cohen-Esrey Development LLC, a Kansas-based real estate firm, will construct a 49-unit apartment which will be known as the “Water Street Lofts” on the corner of Arlington Place and Water Street. This will sit close to the proposed location of the new Stevens Point City Hall.
Senior Living Apartments Green-Lighted
Proposed by General Capital Acquisitions LLC, the complex would sit on the corner of Water and Third Streets, close by Edgewater Manor. In total, the building will consist of 88 units as a mixed-use property. The first floor will consist of non-residential use, as well as for covered parking.
Dog License Fees to Increase
An amendment was approved which will raise the price of dog license fees. The cost of a license for spayed or neutered dogs will jump from $8 to $12, and unspayed and unneutered dogs from $18 to $22. This will take effect in 2019. The additional revenue would be used to hire animal control specialists.
Sentry to Maintain Landscaping in Roundabout
City officials have come to a Landscape Maintenance Agreement with Sentry Insurance for maintaining landscaping in the center of medians in the area in the roundabout of North Point Drive and US Highway Business 51. The agreement is slated for 10 years.