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Mega meeting planned for Wednesday

Wednesday’s Common Council meeting could be a doozey. Aldermen were delivered a 222-page packet of information wrapping up action since the last meeting June 20. Here’s a snapshot of some of the more contentious issues on the agenda: Water plant: … Continue reading

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Panel approves chickens in city limits

An Appleton Health panel approved new rules Thursday that would allow residents to raise up to four chickens in coops within city limits. The proposal has been in the works for months, and has drawn scrutiny from opponents that say … Continue reading

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Houdini Plaza closer to fundraising goal with $160k pledge

Appleton’s Houdini Plaza moved closer to a private fundraising goal when the city announced Monday that private donors pledged up to $160,000. The $1.5 million rebuild needs $500,000 in private funds to go along with the $1 million commitment from … Continue reading

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Riverview Gardens passes hurdle with permit

A former country club golf course being transformed into a “socially innovative, self-supporting” park and garden is on its way to receiving city approval for more work. The City Plan Commission approved a special use permit for the 70-acre Riverview … Continue reading

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City continues to firm up rules for food carts, trucks

Appleton will vote next week on firmer rules for mobile food trucks and carts in its central business district downtown. The Municipal Services Committee voted 4-1 at its last meeting to cap the number of permits for both small carts … Continue reading

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Embattled city technology position still unfilled

The city has plenty of open jobs advertised, but chief among them is the embattled technology services director that has been unfilled for more than a year. Appleton’s last director, Scott Liske, retired in May 2011, and the city appointed Police Chief … Continue reading

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Appleton will cut back employee uniform laundering

As a result of a cost-analysis process this spring, city-provided uniforms and laundering services will be cut in 2013, according to a memo from Mayor Tim Hanna. The change covers city employees like building inspectors, parking enforcers and meter readers. … Continue reading

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