- 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.
- 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.
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.