City of Wautoma to consider establishing open air market on Ste. Marie street in summer 2020

During the Jan. 13 Common Council meeting, Mayor John Nixon told the council that he will be hosting a meeting on Thursday, Feb. 6 with Wautoma downtown businesses to discuss and consider holding an open air market this coming summer.

He said the market may be held every other Saturday morning, from 7 a.m. to noon. Nixon said the likely location would be on the south end of Ste. Marie Street and that each vendor would pay a small fee to participate. He said that the benefit of having the market would bring more people/business to Wautoma during the summer months.


City Administrator/Clerk-Treasurer Tommy Bohler told the council that those that have filed election papers to run for city council during the April election are: Steve Ryerson (District 3), Eric Tratar (District 2), and Ryan Petersen (District 3). He said that the deadline for filing has expired but potential candidates could still have a write-in vote.

The council approved Resolution #2020-01, which institutes a tax collection minimum refund policy of $5.00 or less. Bohler told the council that residents who overpay their taxes by $5.00 or less will not be issued a refund unless they come to city hall to obtain it. He said that the cost of preparing and mailing a refund check for anything under $5.00 would not be cost effective.

In other business, the council approved an operator’s license for Holly Bell (Dollar General).


The next regular Common Council meeting is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall.