Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Sparta City Council

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 10:36am
The Sparta City Council Wednesday approved bonding $5.2 million to finance the new police station and to refinance some of its existing debt at a lower interest rate.  The city secured a 1.72% interest rate, which, for some of the debt refinancing portion of the bonding, replaces a 2.75% interest...
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 10:28am
With the number of COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin making national news and the virus on the uptick in Monroe County, Sparta Alderman Bruce Humphrey questioned at Wednesday’s council meeting the practicality of holding trick-or-treating in the city this year. Humphrey said he and his wife have enjoyed...
Sparta Police Chief Emilee Nottestad presents a plaque to the K-9 team of Officer Brian James and Lars, commemorating Lars’ retirement.
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 10:03am
Last week’s Sparta City Council meeting was kicked off with a recognition of some big changes at the Sparta Police Department, including one retirement and three promotions.  The retirement was Lars, one of the SPD’s police dogs who came to Sparta with his Handler, Officer Bryan James, five years...
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:49am
An alderman’s effort to open the Sparta Aquatic Center in light of a new COVID-19 assessment system rolled out by a consortium of area county health departments failed to pass at Wednesday’s Sparta City Council meeting. The vote was the third in as many weeks by the council, which approved a...
Monday, June 8, 2020 - 10:05am
When the Sparta City Council meets Wednesday, June 10, it will vote on a new crematory site for Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home and decide if liquor license fees for bars and restaurants should be waived. Last week, the Planning Commission approved a certified survey map (CSM) for a crematory on the...
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 10:23am
The Sparta City Council reversed itself on two summer recreation issues at a special meeting Monday.  On a 7-1 vote, alderman overturned their May 26 decision that would have allowed only the pool to open with a maximum of 86 patrons at a time. The council also unanimously decided to allow adult...
Monday, June 1, 2020 - 10:36am
After voting to open the pool and cancel all adult sports leagues at a special meeting last Tuesday, the Sparta City Council will be holding another special meeting tonight (Monday) to revisit those decisions. Mayor Kristin Gust scheduled the meeting after the Wisconsin Department of Health...
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 10:18am
The sights and sounds of summer in Sparta this year won't include an abundance of splashing kids at the the Aquatic Center nor the crack of bats on softball and baseball diamonds. At a special meeting Tuesday, the Sparta City Council voted to open only the Aquatic Center pool, limiting it to 86...
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 10:37am
The Sparta City Council will be determining the fate of the 2020 summer recreation programs and whether the aquatic center will open this season at a special meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 26. Parks & Rec Director Brad Gilbertson said he’s been gathering information to present to the...
Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 10:34am
The Sparta City Council Wednesday approved an emergency grant program for the city’s small businesses suffering from the effects of the COVID-19 shutdown. Business can start applying immediately for the program, which will offer up to $1,500 grants to businesses within the city limits that meet...

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