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August 11, 2017


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Upcoming Deer Advisory Councils

Hunting season is right around the corner! In preparation, the DNR has named August National Shooting Sports month to promote awareness and safety with regards to gun sports and recreational activities. Additionally, August 21st kicks off County Deer Advisory Councils to review deer population data and other information related to the upcoming season. These meetings are open to the public. Dates and locations can be found here.

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White Mound County Park Bill Signing

Last week, the Governor signed my bill, co-authored by Sen. Howard Marklein, that transfers ownership of White Mound County Park from the state to Sauk County for $1.

The deal is conditional on an agreement that the land continues to be used as a public recreational facility. I'm happy to see that the land is now under more localized oversight. The county is best suited to maintain and improve the park as they have been doing in recent history.

The bipartisan bill became Act 56 on Wednesday, August 2.

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Block Grants Awarded in District

The Department of Administration awarded Community Development Block Grants to three communities in the 51st Assembly District. These grants are applied for by communities for the purpose of improving infrastructure and other facilities.

  • Village of Highland: $375,000 to improve undersized and outdated sewer system. The grant will cover 50% of the $750,000 project.
  • Village of Lone Rock:  $500,000 to improve undersized and outdated sewer system. The grant will cover 45% of the $1,100,000 project.
  • Village of Cobb: $388,125 to construct a new well and well house following a a recommendation of the DNR. The new well will benefit the water quality in the area. The grant will cover 41% of the $950,000 project.