June 7, 2021 Meeting Minutes

TOWN BUSINESS

  • The Emporium General Store, 5545  Walnut Street, is opening on July 2.  Owners are the Hoffmans.
  • Laura Miller is conducting research on recycling.
  • Citizens brought up and discussed licensing recreational vehicles and unlicensed motorized vehicles driving in Town.  This is on hold until legal counsel can be consulted.
  • Danny Kelly brought up that the sign at Jackson Street and Highway 94 is too close to the road causing a blind spot and hazardous turning onto 94.  The Town Board is considering the option of moving the sign.

COMMITTEE  REPORTS

  • Collector:    -April EFF is $55.56.    -one sign permit @$25.00    -two land us permits @$50.00
  • Public Works:    -Town & Country sprayed weeds.    -Most potholes around Town are patched.    -Special thanks to Kale Meinershagen for help with work at the Visitors Center.    –Striping done on the designated streets.         -Approved Hoffman’s request for rock removal and replacing it with asphalt on Water Street.
  • Farm:    –Corn is planted and growing in the fields.
  • Zoning & Planning:    -Land use permit at 225 Jackson for private use of gas pumps.    -Land use permit for the Emporium at 5545 Walnut Street.    –Sign permit for Greg Nadler.    –Vacancy on the Zoning Commission needs to be filled.
  • History & Museum:    –Plant sale was successful.  Money will go into a fund for the restroom addition.                  –Museum is open the first Sunday of the month.
  • Chamber:    –Harvest Festival on September 17-18 has plans for 5K and 10K runs plus a Harvest parade on Saturday the 18th.    -Augusta Visitors Center concept plan was presented to the Town Board.    -Marketing a new wine glass design.    -There are 58 Greater Augusta Chamber of Commerce members, 41 of which are in Augusta.    -Bob Hofer made a motion to approve $7,000 for painting “German Schmear” on the outside of the Visitors Center.   The motion was discussed and approved.
  • “Best of Augusta” Photo Contest entries have been received and are being judged.

CALENDAR  EVENTS

July 2 — Grand Opening of the Emporium General Store at the corner of Walnut and Jackson Streets.

July 3 — Fireworks permit approved for Paul and Melissa Hughes at Honey Bee Vineyards.

September 17-18 — Harvest Festival:  Friday is Swinging in the Vines; Saturday includes 5K and 10K races as well as the Harvest Parade.