Kewaunee County News & Notes
to Algoma, Kewaunee and Luxemburg-Casco students for the school year that started Thursday! Remember to be aware of schoolchildren and school buses as we enter a new academic year.
•Property tax question: The Kewaunee City Council plans to ask voters Nov. 8 for permission to raise the city property tax levy this year by 16.76 percent, or $175,000.
The state allows higher taxes only by the change in equalized value due to new construction. That limits Kewaunee to an increase of 0.78 percent or $8.540 this year.
The resolution passed Monday afternoon states that the council “believes it is in the city’s best interest to exceed the state levy limit.” The additional $175,000 would be included in the base for calculating future years’ limits.
•The Kewaunee PR Committee thanks everyone who volunteered, helped or donated to the Aug. 27 recycling event. The group filled about two semitrailers of electronic recycling stuff. The funds will go toward the committee’s mission of “Promoting Our Children.”
•The Kewaunee County Food Pantry received two big donations presented by Mark Teske last week: 81 pounds of food items from the Kewaunee County Thrivent annual meeting, and another 58 pounds of food items from the St. John’s Lutheran church Brewers trip.
•Luxemburg-Casco Scholarship Inc. holds its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at L-C High School, 512 Center Drive, Luxemburg. For more information, email [email protected].
•Heat U.P. Wisconsin: If you know someone who could use help warming their home, Ultimate Air Inc. wants to hear from you. Ultimate Air is part of the Heat U.P. Wisconsin program, a project of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Lennox HVAC dealers.
“We’re looking for a household who could use a helping hand,” says Jeff Blemke, owner of Ultimate Air, “perhaps a veteran, an elder, or someone who just needs help. We’re calling on the community to help us find these households.”
Lennox Industries will donate up to 100 furnaces for free. Lennox dealers, including Ultimate Air Inc., will supply the materials needed to install the furnace – also for free.
To nominate a household who needs help staying warm this winter, go to www.heatupwisconsin.com.
•Thanks Janita: Janita Zimmerman sent out an email Aug. 21 announcing her resignation as the Kewaunee Chamber of Commerce coordinator: “I want to thank you all for the huge support and words of kindness over this last year … I will still be visible promoting our beautiful community and county as that is just natural for me.”
•Safety grant: The Kewaunee Fire Department is one of numerous agencies sharing in $50,000 worth of safety grants from the Wisconsin Public Service Foundation. Those selected to receive up to a $2,000 grant may use it to purchase equipment or for professional development.
•Correction: for the Fall Home & Garden section that published last Saturday. The second place winner in the vegetable garden contest is SueAnn Kinstetter from Kewaunee. We had her hometown wrong. Sorry!
•Send News & Notes to news editor Warren Bluhm – [email protected].
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press-Gazette: Kewaunee County News & Notes