Saturday, February 22, 2020

City of Sparta

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 11:06am
New residential building within Sparta city limits has been floundering over the past few years due to a lack of available lots, but there is some relief on the way. A La Crosse development firm is planning a new subdivision on the city’s west side. Logistics Development Group (LDG) has purchased a...
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 10:42am
Sparta aldermen’s approval Wednesday of the annexation of right-of-way property on West Division Street and Hart Road is being touted by the city as a money-saving opportunity for Sparta School District taxpayers, but the Town of Sparta sees it more as a land grab. The disputed right-of-way is...
From left: Sparta Mayor Kristen Gust, co-city administrators Todd Fahning and Mark Sund, and former mayor Ron Button. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Monday, January 20, 2020 - 9:50am
When it comes to conservation practices, the City of Sparta’s proactive stance has set the pace for the rest of the Wisconsin. It was the first in the state to adopt the phosphorus trading program to meet new water quality standards. Under that program, the city improved one-and-a-half miles of...
Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 9:50am
Construction in the City of Sparta in 2019 jumped ahead of the prior year’s figures despite a precipitous drop in residential housing projects. Sparta issued 52 building permits last year for construction projects totaling $12.85 million. That’s compared to 45 permits in 2018 for $10.63 million in...
A Monroe County Highway Department snow plow removes slush from Hwy. 27 south of Sparta Wednesday after the county received 3-4 inches of snow overnight. Herald photo by Pat Mulvaney
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 9:41am
The City of Sparta is reminding residents that they have 24 hours after a snow or ice storm to clear their sidewalks. The city released the reminder after this week's early November snowstorm dropped up to four inches of the white stuff in the areas. Snow starting falling in Monroe County late...
Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 10:15am
After three years of relaxed enforcement of the alternate-side parking ordinance, the Sparta Police Department is set to ramp up ticketing violators once again. Alternate-side parking will begin Nov. 1 and remain in effect until April 1. The police department eased up on ticketing violators in the...
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 9:46am
Sparta Mayor Kristen Gust's tie-breaking vote last Wednesday helped pass a new ordinance regulating online ordering and curbside pickup of alcoholic beverages within the city. Currently, in the City of Sparta, only Walmart offers online ordering of groceries, which includes purchasing alcohol. The...
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 9:40am
Earlier this year, the Town of Sparta decided to deny right-of-way through its property to the Sparta Area School District’s new elementary school. For the township, the issue has not gone away as it was brought up again at its meeting last week. The township owns property along Hwy. 27 north of W...
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 11:18am
After last week's finance committee meeting, the City of Sparta was one step closer to creating its own community block grant program to help low-to-moderate-income areas using funds from two retiring Tax Incremental Districts (TID). The city creates TIDs as economic incentives to draw business to...
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 9:55am
According to Jerry Martell, who operates Modern Disposal Systems, the city of Sparta's waste hauler, the recycling market has tanked. He and his son, Jacob, appeared before the Board of Public Works Wednesday requesting a change to their contract because of increased tipping fees for recycled...

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