Clerk predicts 20% turnout in August primary

Appleton’s City Clerk Char Peterson sent out some important fall election information this week. Absentee ballots for primary are now available by mail-in request. Here are a few key dates: July 25 – last day to register by mail to … Continue reading

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UV upgrades at water plant move forward

A city utilities panel voted to accept an advisory group’s recommendation Tuesday for the use of ultraviolet light disinfection at Appleton’s water treatment plant. The estimated $5 million upgrade would take the city away from an ultrafiltration membrane system that … Continue reading

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RiverHeath’s $1.6 infrastructure loan scrutinized

To jumpstart a riverfront development, several Appleton aldermen proposed a $1.6 million low-interest loan that would build a public road and trail near Telulah Park. A fiery debate broke out Monday at a committee meeting over the concept of the … Continue reading

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Houdini Plaza plans survive argument

Tempers flared at last Wednesday’s Common Council meeting over plans to overhaul Houdini Plaza in the downtown. At issue was the contract with Illinois-based Hitchcock Design Group moving forward despite sluggish fundraising. It would execute a construction contract before all … Continue reading

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Prospect Avenue plan passes, new battle ahead

A two-month battle over two city blocks and a new bridge ended last week with a compromise that makes room for new bicycle lanes, saves trees and slows traffic with narrow 10-foot lanes. The council voted 15-1 on Wednesday on … Continue reading

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Workers compensation changes rankle some Appleton employees

A new policy for worker’s compensation — paying for injured city workers —has upset some high-ranking staff to the point that the rule now is being reconsidered by Mayor Tim Hanna. Changes in Wisconsin law led Appleton staff to change … Continue reading

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